Udaipur is a royal city that had been the capital of Mewar rulers for centuries. The romantic city of Udaipur has a legend behind its origin and it goes like this. Once, Maharana Udai Singh happened to meet a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills. The Sage counseled the King to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Subsequently, Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone of Udaipur in 1557 A.D.
In 1568, Chittor was attacked by the Mughal emperor, Akbar and to ward off this danger, Udai Singh shifted the whole kingdom to Udaipur. Udaipur was naturally safe under the fortifications made by Aravalli Hills. Since that time, Udaipur developed into a full-fledged city. Slowly when the Mughal Empire undermined, the Sisodias reasserted their freedom. They recaptured most of the parts of Mewar with the exception of the Chittorgarh Fort.
Destinations covered :- Udaipur, Ranakpur ,Mount Abu ,Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Pushkar, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Sikandra, Delhi
Day 01:- Ahmedabad – Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur. On arrival at Udaipur check in the hotel & relax or you can have a walk in the narrow lanes of the old market. Udaipur, is a royal city that had been the capital of Mewar rulers for centuries. The romantic city of Udaipur has a legend behind its origin and it goes like this. Once, Maharana Udai Singh happened to meet a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills. The Sage counseled the King to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Subsequently, Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone of Udaipur in 1557 A.D.
Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, Vennace of East has been declared as the number one tourist destination of the World.
Day 02:- Udaipur
Morning after breakfast start your Udaipur city tours by visiting the magnificent City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments. Visit the terrific Jagdish Temple. Later visit the famous Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Later afternoon enjoy boat ride on picturesque lake – Pichola Lake,also visit the Sajjangarh Fort(also known as the Mansoon Palace) & in evening visit the Vintage Car Collection.
Day 03:- Udaipur – Mount Abu
Morning after breakfast drive to Mount Abu visiting Ranakpur enroute.
Beautiful sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15 the century. During the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall. The central Chaumukha [four faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved and no two being alike is a amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture that enhances the charm of the place. Every temple has this conceivable surface carved with equal delicacy.
The ambience of Ranakpur is mainly highlighted by the location and the almost divine architecture, giving the same hue as its counter part - the great Dilwara Temple's. in Mt-Abu. Facing the main temple are the unique temples -Parasvanath - Neminath with exquisite figures carving similar to that Khujaraho sculptures. Another temple worth visiting is the nearby 'Sun Temple' dedicated to the 'Sun God' (Surya-the master of all the planets and the provider of light to the whole universe) adorned with polygonal wall, richly embellished with the carvings of warriors, horses and solar (Nakshatras, grahs') deities riding splendid 'chariots' the vehicle of the 'Sun God'- which accordingly to the Hindu Mythology is the God of prosperity and a shining destiny in this world. Many throng this shrine for these blessings. Overall Ranakpur is known as ' The tranquil pilgrimage town'
On arrival check in the Hotel. . Later proceed for the sight seeing tour of Mount Abu visiting Dilwara Temple,guru skikhar,sunset point and Nakki Lake(in night).
Day 04:- Mount Abu – Jodhpur
Morning have a walk at Nakki Lake, have breakfast at Hotel, later visit Toad Rock & Achalgarh. Later drive to Jodhpur..
Jodpur-Situated at the edge of the Thar Desert on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, Jodhpur is like an oasis in the vast desert. One of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan ,Jodhpur is encompassed by a 10 km long and high wall with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the valiant Rathore clan, in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur is famous for its amazing architectural splendors like the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, beautiful palaces and temples. Jodhpur is also known for its unique art and culture .Later visit the Meharangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. The Fort houses a number of beautiful palaces in its complex including Moti Mahal, Janaki Mahal,
Chandan Mahal, Royal Durbar Takht, Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Umaid
Vilas and Maan Vilas, all showcasing royal grandeur of the bygone era. In evening visit the Clock Tower & the old market of Jodhpur.
Day 05:- Jodhpur – Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit the beautiful Umaid Bhawan. Later drive to Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is amongst the last of the former princely kingdoms of Rajputana before the border between India and Pakistan. The people of Jaisalmer believe Lord Krishna prophecied to Arjuna that one of his descendants would establish a kingdom on Trikuta Hill. The Lord's prophecy was fulfilled in 1196 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput who traced his lineage to Krisnna's Yadava clan, shifted his capital from Lodurva (16 km away) to Trikuta Hill. Jaisalmer earned great wealth and glory in its heyday, because it was strategically located on the most lucrative of trade routes between Central Asian kingdoms and the Far East. Merchants were valued citizens and their houses or havelis are legendary with ornate, intricately carved façades of sandstone. The Bhatti Rajputs of Jaisalmer grew rich living off the rich caravans that crossed their territory till their days of glory slowly came to an end with the burgeoning of the shipping trade through the port at Mumbai.
Jaisalmer's past glories can be seen in its impressive golden fort on Trikuta Hill that dominates the horizon. The fort houses a township with markets, palaces, temples and exquisite carved sandstone havelis. Today, these homes are national treasures and art museums that are still inhabited. This last outpost of the Indian Republic is valued for its heritage as much as for its brave citizens, its people and culture, colorful festivals and crafts have placed Jaisalmer on the world tourist map.
On arrival check in the hotel. Later visit the Sonargarh Fort,Gadisar Lake & have a walk in the market.
Day 06:- Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit Salim Singh Ki haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki haveli,Patwon ji ki haveli.Afternoon check out from the hotel & drive to Sam Dunes visiting Ludharva,Kuldhara,Ruined Paliwal Village & Khabba Fort.On arrival at Sam Dunes(at the time of Sunset) take a Camel ride to the sand dunes & capture the sunset in your camera.Later enjoy Cultural programme (Rajasthani dance & Folk Music) at your camp & enjoy Rajasthani Dinner.
Day 07:- Jaisalmer – Bikaner
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner.
Bikaner's history date backs to 1488A.D. when a Rathore Prince. Rao Bikaji- a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur(1459A.D.) Rao Jodhaji, established his kingdom here. Rao Jodhaji had five sons but Rao Jodhaji had five sons but rao Bikaji was the most enterprising of them. The well of Bikaner-an important source of water are another attraction of the city. These are built on high plinth with slender minareted towers on each of the Four Corners and can be noticed even from a distance.
Bikaji chose a barren wilderness called "jangladesh" and transformed it to an impressive city, called Bikaji after the Founder's Name. The strategic location of Bikaner on the ancient caravan routes that came from west/Central Asia, made it a Prime trade center in the times of the year. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces created with d elicacy in reddish-pink, sandstone, bear testimony to its historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner an interesting experience.
On arrival check in the hotel. Later visit the Deshnok temple(It is a pilgrim centre of Karni Mata. Karni Mata, considered as an incarnation of Goddess Durga lived here in the fourteenth century and performed many miracles. Originally the village was called 'dus- nok' meaning ten corners as it was formed by taking ten corners of ten villages.
Before the temple is a beautiful marble facade, which has solid silver doors built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Across the doorway are more silver doors with panels depicting the various legends of the Goddess. The image of the Goddess is enshrined in the inner sanctum).
Day 08:- Bikaner – Pushkar
Morning after breakfast visit the Junagarh fort & Lalgarh Palace. Later drive to Pushkar.
Historically, Pushkar always had great strategic importance and was sacked by Mahumud of Ghazni on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the great Mughals. One of the first contacts between the Mughals and the British.
Brahma Temple in Pushkar when Sir Thomas Roe met with Jahangir here in 1616. The city was subsequently taken by the Scindias and, in 1818, it was handed over to the British, becoming one of the few places in Rajasthan controlled directly by British rather than being part of a princely state.On arrival check in the Hotel booked for you.
Day 09: Pushkar – Jaipur
Early morning visit the Bramha temple, the Ghats & Lake(Many Ghats run down to the Holy Lake where pilgrims are constantly bathing in the holy waters. Joining people at the ghats has to be with some respect for their culture and privacy. And for this reason, removing shoes before approaching the ghats, no smoking and restraining from photographing bathing people is well avoided. The Pilgrims here are sensitive about comments by non-Hindus. The famed waters of the Pushkar lake wash away the sins of a lifetime.The mystical water is also believed to cure skin diseases, making Pushkar the Lourdes of the East). Later drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in the Hotel.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, better known as the land of kings. It is popularly described as the Pink City of India because mostly buildings are pink colored in its old city. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, a great ruler, astronomer, philosopher and soldier. Jaipur is globally acclaimed for its magnificent forts, elegant palaces, terrific temples, heritage monuments, museums, and more importantly charming look and exotic culture & tradition.Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar. Have dinner at Chokhi Dhani(an ethnic village).
Day 10:- Jaipur
After breakfast start your excursion to Amber Fort enjoy elephant ride to ascend to the fort. ,Nahargarh, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple and local market.
Day 11:- Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
On arrival at Agra check in the hotel. . Agra is a historically rich city of India. It is one of the ancient towns of India. It is widely acclaimed for its magnificent monuments like Taj Mahal – the Symbol of Love, Agra Red Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb (the Baby Taj).
Taj Mahal : Taj Mahal is one of Seven Wonders of World. It is India's star attraction appealing a large number of tourists through out the entire globe. It was built by mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. In the afternoon you will visit the splendid Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Day 12:- Agra - Delhi
After Breakfast drive to Delhi visiting Sikandra enroute. On arrival in Delhi check in the Hotel.
Rest of the day for shopping.
Day 13: Delhi
Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel and then embark on full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Delhi is the capital city of India. It is one of the most important cities of India. It is just not a city but it is a book – a book which says the history of India. This historic city has witnessed several kingdoms and many ups and downs. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt.
Today, Delhi is one of the most important tourism destinations in the country appealing tourists and travellers from all over the world. There are several magnificent monuments in the city narrating the saga of past. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Old Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Rajghat, etc are historical monuments of Delhi tourists love to explore on their Delhi tours. Akshardham Temple Complex, Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple), Lotus Temple, Parliament House, President House, Government Building, etc all are architecturally beautiful monuments tourists love to visit.
Day 14: Delhi – Ahmedabad
After a relaxed breakfast check out from the Hotel. Rest of the day for your last minute shopping. Later catch Flight for Ahmedabad.
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