The Sun in Rajasthan plays its own role in diverse ways, while you see it at the backdrop of a lake in Udaipur, you see it at the backdrop of the sand in Jaisalmer, then you see how it changes the color of the marble at Ranakpur & eventually how it falls on its feet against the majestic Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur. Phew!! The memories will follow you back home.
Duration : 6 nights / 7 days
Places covered : Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer
Tour starts at : Udaipur
Tour ends at : Jaisalmer
Day 01 : Udaipur: Padharo Sa!
You are picked by our executive from the International/ domestic airport or railway station & escorted to the hotel. We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Rajasthan holiday). We see the first face of the sun melting into the water at dusk as we enjoy a romantic boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 02 : Udaipur: Valor & Courage, Royal memorabilia’s
We take a half day sightseeing trip of this charming princely city visiting the city palace complex, Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids. The remainder of the day for shopping & other personal activities, Udaipur is popular for its tie-and-dye fabrics & miniature paintings. We have an optional visit to the Monsoon palace for panoramic views of the magical lake city in the evening. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 03 : Ranakpur: Poetry on Marble
We depart for Ranakpur after a leisurely breakfast. Often regarded as sheer poetry on marble this 15th century Adinath Jain temple is an architectural genius. The profuse & intricate carving on marble resembles lace-work rather than stone carving. We see the other face of the sun inside the temple with its wonderful play of shadow & light on the nearly 1500 pillars (each of which interestingly displays a different decorative design. We spend as much time we want inside the temple & the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04 : Jodhpur: Mehrangarh and Umaid Bhawan
Afterwards we set out to see one of the most majestic forts of Rajasthan - the Mehrangarh fort from every nook & corner. In the Suncity Jodhpur, we cover a few glimpses of the Umaid Bhawan palace & the life style in the busy old bazaars. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort & see the sun bowing down at your feet.
Day 05 : Jaisalmer: Golden fort land
Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including a detailed exploration of the massive Mehrangarh fort & then depart for Jaisalmer. We depart for Jaisalmer & reach the Golden sand city by late afternoon.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer: Desert all the way
Enjoy a half day walking tour of the extraordinary Jaisalmer fort (still inhabited), visit the various haveli's (mansions) built with yellow sandstone & exquisitely carved with intricate Jaalis (latticed grills). Jaisalmer is also a great place to pick up chunky rustic silver jewellery, colorful embroidered & mirror worked fabrics. After some rest at the hotel we get into the adventure spirit, on a camel back we see the sun getting buried into the sand dunes of sum. We check into our desert camp site & enjoy after enjoying a camel ride on the dunes we spend an enchanting evening on the sand watching the sensuous snake dance of the kalbeliya gypsies & listening to the full throated folk songs of the Manganiyars. Overnight in the tents under the desert starscape will be an unforgettable romantic experience of Rajasthan.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer: Tour ends, See you again
The day at leisure till you are dropped to the railway station or we drive to Jodhpur for your onward flight.