RAJASTHAN PALACES AND DESERT TOUR
6 Nights / 7 Days
The most magnificent palaces in India are to be found in Rajasthan, home to the Mughal dynasty. Take a whirlwind tour through the desert landscapes of forts and palaces to the most popular tourist spots in Rajasthan and witness the remnants of a dynastic culture.
Itinerary Route: Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Day 1: Jaipur to Pushkar (160 km / 4 hour drive)
Drive to Pushkar and spend the day exploring one of the most religious towns for Hindus in all of Rajasthan. Pushkar is also world famous for it's own Camel Festival when the town is transformed into a spectacular fairground where thousands of pilgrims come to bathe in the holy water of Pushkar Lake, trade their camels, and participate in the festivities centered around the Camel Fair.
Day 2: Pushkar to Udaipur (295 km / 7 hour drive)
On the way to Udaipur, stop off at the most famous fort in Rajasthan, the Chittorgarh Fort. Towering over the crest of the enormous Grey Hill, girdled by massive walls and seven majestic gateways, dotted with shattered palaces, discover the "Temple of Mirabai" - the intricately carved 9-story Tower of Fame built in the 12th century in honor of Lord Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankara. Proceed to Udaipur - the beautiful City of Lakes - to spend the night.
Day 3: Udaipur
Spend the day sightseeing. (See "Local Attractions" for a comprehensive list of activities and places of interest).
Day 4: Udaipur to Jodhpur via Ranakpur (270 km / 6 hour drive)
On the way to Jodhpur, stop off at Ranakpur to visit the beautiful Jain temples in the foothills of Kumbhalgarh National Park. Continue the drive to Jodhpur where you'll spend the night.
Day 5: Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (290 km / 7 hour drive)
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort for panoramic views of the city. Along the drive to Jaisalmer stop off at Jaswant Thade and the Ummed Bhawan Palace for picture taking. Continue on to Jaislamer and check-in for the next two nights.
Day 6: Jaisalmer
Enjoy the day touring the city. The city surrounding the Jaisalmer Fort is just as amazing and unique as the fort itself. Get lost in the time in the narrow winding streets lined with decorated lattice work and floral paintings and the intricate artwork on the havelis all the while weaving your way up to the fort. In the late afternoon take a trip to the Sand Dunes, ride camels in the dunes while watching the sunset. Return to Jaisalmer for some tasty Rajasthani tandoori.
Day 7: End of Tour
Morning hotel check-out.
Extend or Customize Your Tour: We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.
Jaipur hotels are reminiscent of the great Mughal dynasty with beautifully landscaped grounds, marble floors, and impeccable...
Jaipur hotels are reminiscent of the great Mughal dynasty with beautifully landscaped grounds, marble floors, and impeccable service. Udaipur influences lean heavily toward Havelis famous for their intricate detail work. Jaisalmer is a fort town which is reflected in the local architecture...and we offer some nice hotel options for your stay. RAJASTHAN PALACES AND DESERT TOUR Accommodations The following is our choice selection for the Rajasthan Palaces and Desert Tour. However, if you have a preferred accommodation not mentioned below, let us know and we'll be pleased to book it for you as an inclusive part of the package. Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Pushkar Pushkar Resort The Pushkar Resort is spread over 15 acres and includes orchards as well as manicured lawns. Located in a tranquil corner of Pushkar the resort offers all modern amenities, personalized services and cordial Rajasthani hospitality. The resort has a total of 40 cottages all with AC, minibar, satellite TV, phones, attached bath, hote/cold water. On-site is an exquisitely decorated dining room that offers a wide array of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes, a well-stocked bar, golf driving range, swimming pool, sand volleyball and spot polo. Udaipur Swaroop Vilas - Standard Hotel Swaroop Vilas offers individually designed and furnished bedrooms - no two rooms are alike. All rooms are AC, spacious, well appointed and exquisitely decorated. Each room has a balcony where one can take in the unspoiled views of Swaroop Sagar Lake or the swimming pool. Hilltop Palace - Superior Hotel Hilltop Palace is beautifully situated on top of Ambavgarh Hill, the highest point of Udaipur and overlooking Lake Fatehsagar, Swaroopsagar and the town. The view is difficult to describe and impossible to match. Sixty two tastefully decorated rooms with complete marble inlay, with individual open terraces with panoramic views. The rooms are exquisitely decorated with rich embellishments and are furnished with all modern amenities. Shiv Niwas Palace - Deluxe This crescent-shaped palace was built in the early 20th century during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh and has been meticulously maintained and preserved over the years. The palace was reserved exclusively for visiting dignitaries and guests of the House of Mewar. Today it is a Grand Heritage Palace for guests, combining the elegance of the last century with modern 21st century amenities. Shiv Niwas Palace offers beautiful, yet differing suites and rooms to choose from - 17 individually decorated suites carry original furniture and portraits that have been with the royal family for generations. All the suites look out onto the natural panorama of Udaipur. Unparalleled splendor and spaciousness characterize each room. Jodhpur Devi Bhawan - Standard Devi Bhawan is an 80 year old residence which stands as an oasis of hospitality and warm Rajput charm steeped in Old World elegance but with all the modern comforts of a classic heritage hotel. All the rooms are set in a beautiful and peaceful garden and have been decorated with period furniture and gorgeous Indian textiles. Ranbanka Palace - Superior One of the largest Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan, the Ranbanka Palace has 80 rooms, all spacious, clean, and well ventilated with elegant rich teakwood antique style furniture. The King Size beds and furnishings are in the Royal Traditional style mathcing the heritage ambiance of the palace. All the new rooms are set around the courtyard, each having an exquisite view of the Gardens and the Swimming Pool. The luxurious and spacious bathrooms feature a shower or bathtub, hairdryer and enhanced amenities with individual balconies and terraces overlooking the gardens. All rooms have AC, 24/7 hot/cold water, phones, satellite TV, refrigerator, room service and WiFi. Taj Hari Mahal - Deluxe Taj Hari Mahal is one of the best known deluxe hotels in Rajasthan. A 21st century majestic palace sprawled over 6 acres of landscaped gardens, Taj Hari Mahal is resplendent with regal décor and opulent luxury. Enjoy lavish accommodation at any of the 93 centrally air conditioned elegantly designed rooms decorated in opulent colors, fabrics and materials. Amenities include internet connectivity, phone, satellite TV, minibar, locker. Dining options include Marwar dishes, Jodhpuri cuisine, Chinese delicacies, BBQ, and a full bar. Also take advantage of the fitness center, swimming pool, pastry shop, tennis, croquet, massage, spa, and a kids activity room. Jaisalmer Deoki Niwas Palace - Standard Hotel Deoki Niwas Palace is designed like castle and is built from Jurassic yellow sandstone. The hotel has 40 luxurious rooms, all very elegantly furnished and include AC, attached bathrooms, direct dial phones, satellite TV, and minibars. Rang Mahal Palace - Standard Rangmahal Hotel invites you to its world of traditional hospitality and personalized service with its 65 tastefully designed rooms with modern amenities including AC, minibar, room service, satellite tv, and internet. Enjoy dining at either multi-cuisine or haveli restaurant and bar and enjoy the unique flavors of northwest Rajasthan. Take a swim in the pool to cool off, shoot some pool, or go on a camel safari. Fort Rajwada Hotel - Deluxe Built on 6 acres of land, Fort Rajwada is a princely home with breathtaking interiors adhering to traditional styles. Located in the peaceful countryside on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, the property serves as an oasis of serenity and comfort. With 95 rooms all with central AC, elgantly and thoughtfully furnished to make your stay memorable and nostalgic. The exquisite intricately carved 'Jharokhas' (windows), reminiscent of a real palace lends to the authenticity of the architecture. All rooms feature a spacious attached bathroom, satellite TV, telephone and all other expected 5 star facilities. Also on the grounds is a swimming pool and poolside bar, billiards room, spa, gym, and two restaurants.
Best Time: Winter in Rajasthan offers very cool evening temps and shorts weather throughout the day. Summers are incredibly hot...
Best Time: Winter in Rajasthan offers very cool evening temps and shorts weather throughout the day. Summers are incredibly hot but arid. Moonsoons can be quite enjoyable as rains occur mostly in the late afternoon offering a respite from the day's heat. October thru March (Winter) 9°C - 32°C (49°F - 90°F) April thru July (Summer) 23°C - 40°C (74°F - 103°F) July thru September (Monsoons) 24°C - 33°C (75°F - 92°F)
Jaipur is connected to all major India hubs via Air, Rail and Bus. It is also very easy to get to from just about anywhere in Rajasthan and most...
Jaipur is connected to all major India hubs via Air, Rail and Bus. It is also very easy to get to from just about anywhere in Rajasthan and most especially Delhi. Both public and private buses leave from Delhi to Jaipur every 30 minutes all day long and take about 6 hours. A private car will take just 4 hours. No need to plan ahead, transport is always available.
Middle Eastern fare in Pushkar, refreshing kulfi and soothing lassis in Jodhpur, fantastic Rajasthani thaalis in Jaisalmer - wonderful choices...
Camel Festival in Pushkar, zip line tours in Jodhpur, horseback riding in Udaipur, jeep safaris to the sand dunes in Jaisalmer, ...
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A Must Read before you book your tour... RAJASTHAN PALACES AND DESERT TOUR Terms and...
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