DAY 1- Arrive Jaipur
Arrive at Jaipur airport and transfer to hotel. Later you can do shopping. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2- Jaipur
After breakfast take a city tour. Amber Fort - Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I. Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. However, one can also find a glimpse of Mughal architecture, which is blended perfectly to make it different from others. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. These pink sandstone windows commonly known as "Jharokhas" are constructed in such a style, that it looks like a giant honeycomb. City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings. Initially, Raja Jai Singh built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The additional grand buildings were constructed later by the succeeding rulers. Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. During the period between 1727 and 1733, Jantar Mantar took its form and structure. Initially Jantar Mantar was named as Yantra Mantra, which means instruments and formulae, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the recognized name. Later return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3- Jaipur – Bikaner (334 km - 4 hours 55 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to (320 kms- 08 hrs) Bikaner. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. If Time permits later take small city tour:-Devi Kund (8 km): This is a royal crematorium with cenotaphs of the house of Bikaji Rathore. Many decorated Chhatris, built in the memory of the Bika dynasty, offer splendid example of the Rajput architecture. Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke (30 km): Offer your prayers to Karni Mata – an incarnation of goddess Durga, at this 600 year old temple. The temple offers a haven to rats. Devotees feed the rats, owing to the belief that these rodents will be reincarnated as holy men. The entrance archway of the temple is intricately carved in marble.Shiv Bari Temple (6 km): Built in the 19th century by Maharaja Doongar Singhji, the temple is encircled by a high wall. Beautiful paintings and a Nandi Bull facing the Shiva Lingam are the attractions of the temple. Return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4- Bikaner – Jaisalmer (331 km - 5 hours 17 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to take city tour. Visit the Junagarh Fort - Within the fort are thirty seven palaces and pavilions. Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate is the main entrance to the fort. The most beautiful palaces in the complex are the Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal. The palaces, exquisitely built in red sandstone and marble are ornate with mirror work, carvings and paintings. Lalgarh Palace: The magnificent fort in red sandstone, a fascinating juxtaposition of the Oriental style and European luxury that leaves you truly mesmerized. Later drive to (290 kms- 06 hrs) Jaisalmer. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Arrive and checkin to the hotel. Later rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5- Jaisalmer
After breakfast, take a full day city tour. Jaisalmer Fort: - Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647. Tazia Tower of Jaisalmer is one of the major tourist attractions. If you have done with the various Rajputana architectures scattered in the city, Tazia tower will come as a welcome break to you. These were the homes of the former royal family. The Tazia tower is a 5-storied structure where each story has significance in its own.Gadsisar Lake is another major tourist attraction of Jaisalmer. Just leave the madding crowd behind and venture towards the outskirts and you will find yourself next to the famous Gadsisar Lake. In the evening, check in at the Desert Camp. Later take an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes, to enjoy beautiful sunset across this nomad's land. See the long stretches of sand dunes as far as your eyes can go. The golden crests and troughs provide you with the sense of limitlessness. Take a camel safari to experience the limitless Thar Desert. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6- Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (286 km - 4 hours 56 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to jodhpur. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 7- Jodhpur – Udaipur (265 km - 4 hours 42 mins)
After breakfast, take a city tour. Mehrangarh Fort - is still run by the former Maharajas of Jodhpur. The fort has a stunning collection of elephant howdahs, miniature paintings, and a huge tent made for the Mughals.
Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial is a peculiar monument to death. The son of the Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built this in memorial of his father.Also, the building has wonderful views over the city and of the fort.
Later drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 8- Udaipur
After breakfast, take a full day city tour. City Palace - A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces corridors rooms and hanging gardens. Jagdish Temple - Built in 1651A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indoarmy temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple if Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images. Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of the maids of Honor) - This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing sport where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools chiseled kiosks and marble elephants. Maharana Pratap Memorial - This is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar built it in the eighteenth century. The glass and mirror in the interiors of the Haveli delicate work and well preserved too. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork. The Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising out of the Turquoise Waters of the Pichhola like an elegant fantasy in white marble. The Lake palace was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acres of rock. It was initially called Jaginwas after its founder Maharana Jagjit Singh. Later return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 9- Udaipur – Pushkar (280 km - 4 hours 41 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to (320 kms- 7.5 hrs) Pushkar. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit the Pushkar Lake is an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. It has a mythological significance associated with it. According to the myth, Lord Brahma was on his way to search for a suitable place to perform a 'Yagna' (a fire sacrifice), in the meanwhile, a lotus fell from his hand on the earth and water sprouted from three places - one of them being Pushkar where Lord Brahma performed his yagna. Brahma Temple which holds utmost importance to the pilgrims as it is the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. It's marked by a red sphere, and over the entrance gateway is the Hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma. Inside, floor and walls are engraved with dedications to the dead. This is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma - Creator of the Universe, is worshipped. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 10- Pushkar – Jaipur (145 km - 2 hours 32 mins)
After breakfast, take an excursion tour to Pushkar. Upon arrival proceed to visit: Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti is indeed an ornament to the city of Ajmer. It is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the Muslims but also for the people of other faiths who hold the saint the high esteem and reverence. As mentioned previously. The Khwaja Saheb, as a ‘living spirit’ of peace and harmony, enjoys universal respect and devotion ever since he set his holy feet on the soil of Hindustan. Later drive to Jaipur airport to board the flight for onwards the journey with fond memories of trip.
Tour Ends...(All distances and timings are approx.)