Incredible Rajasthan Tour
6N7D- Jaipur, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer
Day 1: Jaipur Arrival, overnight at Jaipur
Upon your arrival in Jaipur, your driver will greet you at Jaipur Airport/Railway Station and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and after some rest, if time permits,proceed to visit Chaukhi Dhani-the traditional ethnic village. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 2: Jaipur city tour
After breakfast proceed to visit city attractions covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Jaipur to Jodhpur (350 kms/ 6 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, check-in at hotel, visit the Mehrangarh fort; an illustrious work of magnificence, Jaswant Thada the Taj Mahal of Mewar. If times permits visit the local market and enjoy the luscious “Mirchi Bada” a traditional spicy dish of Jodhpur. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Jodhpur city tour
After breakfast, set out to explore the sun city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is divided into two parts- old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a 10km long wall. The new city however is outside the walled city. Known as the blue city, Jodhpur is actually blue. You will get to know this when you would be in the buzzling and glittering old city of Jodhpur. Some say that the on the orders of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha, the city was painted blue. Others say that the blue houses belong to the brahmins where other non brahmins too got involved in the act. There is yet another theory that says blue tint repels insects. Here stands the mighty and muscular Mehrangarh- a formidable and impressive hilltop fort. A series of gates lead to the Fort “”Jayapol”” built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 and the “”Fatehpol”” or ‘Victory Gate’, erected by Maharaja Ajit Singh to celebrate his victory over the Mughals. The main gate is the “”Lahapol””, an iron gate besides which there are 15 hand prints which are the ‘Sati Marks’ of Maharaja Man Singh’s widows who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, visit the palaces “”Moti Mahal”” or ‘Pearl Palace’, the “”Sukh Mahal”” or ‘Pleasure Palace’ and the “”Phool Mahal”” or ‘Flower Palace’. Continue the tour to visit the ‘Jaswant Thada’, a marble cenotaph built in 1899 as a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. In the evening, stroll around in the vibrant markets of Jodhpur, to take back home antiques, bandhini, footwears, Mathaniyas red chillies and more.
Day 5: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (285 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast transfers to the Golden city of Jaisalmer. On arrival check-in to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaisalmer city tour
After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, hence also known as Golden Fort or Sonar Qilla. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli. Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings. In the evening, proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes. Take the camel safari and immerse in the spirit of Rajasthan all through the night by staying in the mud-huts, meeting warm and rustic people of Rajasthan and have a touch of their culture with their lively music, folk dance, singing performances and other cultural programs. Overnight at Jaisalmer..
Day 7: Jaisalmer drop at Railway Station
After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfers to Railway Station or Airport for your onward journey. Tour ends with some wonderful memories of Rajasthan.