Glimpse of Rajasthan Tour is a 7 day introductory tour of Rajasthan covering Jodhpur, Mount Abu and Udaipur.
The desert state of Rajasthan is where color and folk art are an integral part of the towns, the homes and the clothing. Men are strikingly handsome in white with bright turbans and the women resplendent in their elaborately decorated costumes and their wealth in their jewelry. This short tour covers folk arts, architecture, textiles, Rajput painting and the fort-palaces of yesteryear and the hill station Mount Abu.
Day 1: Arrival in Jodhpur.
Arrive by train or flight to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, you are met and transfered to the hotel. Later today, free at lesuire or explore the old center of Jodhpur, the Sardar Market and maze of alleys and bazaars. Jodhpur is justly famous for its antique shops and markets (antique furniture, architectural devices, carved temples, crafts, etc explore the old town and its local market for textile, antiques or free to rest.
Jodhpur was one of ancient Rajasthan’s wealthiest town, located on centre of the Delhi-Gujarat trade route, protected by one of the most impenetrable forts in history. Today it is Rajasthan’s second-largest city after Jaipur. Within the old walls, every building is painted the same light blue hue, earning Jodhpur the nickname ‘Blue City’, where you’ll find a teeming maze of narrow medieval streets and bazaars, where life appears much as it has for centuries. Overnight In Hotel.
Day 2: In Jodhpur.
After breakfast, we visit Mehrangarh (Majestic) Fort, towering above the city with its impenetrable walls rising like sheer cliffs from the rocky outcrop on which it is built. From its crenellated ramparts, you can enjoy postcard views of the ancient blue city below and, in the distance, the grand silhouette of Umaid Bhawan Palace, residence of the current Maharaja and heritage hotel. Within the fort is a typical Rajput palace that today houses one of the state’s best-presented museums, artfully displaying the accumulated accoutrements of the royal house of Rathore in the beautifully preserved royal apartments. Thereafter, explore the various museums that house the finest artefacts of the Royal family of Jodhpur. The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight In Hotel.
Day 3: Jodhpur – Munt Abu(320 Km/7 hours Approx.)
After a hearty breakfast today, we drive to the Mt Abu, the plesant hill station of Rajasthan. Along the way, visit the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur and also stop briefly to visit Kumbhalgarh fortress. Free evening in Mt. Abu.
Overnight In Hotel.
Day 4: In Mount Abu.
Mount Abu is a pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills. It is a green oasis in the barren deserts cape called Rajasthan. Here, visit the Dilwara Jain Temples and enjoy your time freely at Nakki Lake and exploring the mall road. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Mount Abu- Udaipur (185 Km/ 3 Hours Approx)
Early morning today, continue on your journey to Udaipur. En route, visit the beautifully preserved marble Jain Temples in Ranakpur. Upon arrival in Udaipur, check in to your hotel.
Day 6: In Udaipur.
After a scrumptious breakfast, visit the sprawling City Palace complex spread out along the shores of Lake Pichola. Also visit the exotic palaces and pleasure gardens. Move onto the Saheliyon ki Badi – the Garden of the Maids of Honour, specially made for the Royal Ladies of Mewar. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque Lake Pichola cruising past the spectacular City Palace, Jag Mandir Island and the famous Jag Niwas Island. Overnight In Hotel.
Day 7: Udaipur (Departure)
After breakfast today, transfer to the Udaipur airport or Udaipur railway station to board a flight or train for onward journey.
Starting from USD $ 650 per person (Land) however , it is based on group size, travel date, hotels & other logistic.
please Contact us for cost details.
Private Journeys for independent travel with your own dates.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Daily breakfast
- All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by private airconditioned car
- Licensed english speaking guide
- Boat ride in Lake pichola Udaipur
- All entrance fee
- All applicable taxes
- Camera Fee
- Travel Insurance
- Expenses of personal Nature such as tipiing, porters, laundry, telephone bills etc.
- All other than those listed in above inclusions
We all enjoyed the tour. After seeing Old Delhi the last day, we are glad that we did not see too much of Delhi the first day. It would have been too overwhelming.
Namaste. Hello. We are back safe and sound in NYC. We had a wonderful time and wanted to thank you for helping put together a great tour. Santosh, Ricky and the drivers (Mani and Shyam Vijay) were all excellant and we felt like we were in great hands.
One comment I would like to make is about the long drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur, as the road is still under construction, driving at night is not a good idea. That is my only recommendation for any future tours. Thanks again for all your help. Sean McM