JAISALMER – JODHPUR – UDAIPUR TOURS
DAY 01: JAISALMER–JODHPUR (310 KM/6 HRS)
We leave for Jodhpur in the morning. Jodhpur is also known as gateway to Thar desert and the blue city as most of the houses in the old Jodhpur are painted in blue color. This crowded desert city flutters with beauty, warmth and romance. A visit to Jodhpur is a romantic journey into the past with forts, palaces, temples, culture, tradition, spices, fabric, color, and flourishing handicrafts. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 02: JODHPUR
Morning city tour of Jodhpur. The city is also known as the blue city as most of the houses are painted in blue. A visit to the city is a an experience which will last a life time it takes you into the past with its fort, palaces, monuments, temples, tradition and handicrafts. We first visit Mehrangarh Fort which stands a hundred feet above a cliff and dominates skyline of Jodhpur. It is made of red sand stone and looks invincible and impressive. It is so huge that Rudyard Kipling called it “the work of giants”. It is definitely one of the best preserved forts in Rajasthan. The Palaces within the fort are known for intricate carvings and courtyards. There is a good collection of musical instruments, royal costumes, royal palanquins, and cannons.
We also visit Jaswant Thada which is beautifully set against the hilly background and glistening lake. The tour continues to visit beautiful Mandore gardens, located 9 Km away from the city. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03: JODHPUR–RANAKPUR–UDAIPUR (280 KM/6 HRS)
In the morning, we shall leave for Udaipur and en–route stop to visit Ranakpur. The Jain temples at Ranakpur are dedicated to Adinath, the first tirthankara of Jains. The temples are very sacred and must visit for followers of Jain religion. The temples are known not only for religious significance but also for intricate carving on stone. The most interesting feature is that there are no less than 1400 pillars in the temple and none of the pillars are similar to each other as these are all carved in a different pattern. The domes of the temple are also richly decorated. Later proceed to Udaipur which is one of the best examples of royal grandeur and also known as Venice of the East. Udaipur city was capital in the Mewar region. It was built after the ruler of Chittorgarh retreated when almost invincible fort at Chittorgarh, former Capital of Marwar, was captured by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Arrive in Udaipur and check–in at the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 04: UDAIPUR CITY TOUR
We shall start our tour of Udaipur city in the morning with visit of City Palace which took three centuries to complete; the construction incorporates brilliant ideas of architecture. The Palace is a big complex of adjoined buildings. The rooms feature typical Rajput architecture with decorated mirrors, glassware and magnificent frescoes. There is also a Museum which displays how Udaipur city was founded by Raja Uday Singh and later developed by other Maharajas in form of paintings.
We shall next visit Jagdish temple which is adjacent to City and a steep staircase takes us there. The entrance of the temple is greeted by two elephants. The stone art work and intricate carving on the walls is remarkable. We shall now drive to Saheliyon Ki Bari Gardens which is the most beautiful garden in the city. It was built for princess and her forty eight maids who come to Udaipur along with her as part of her dowry. The wonderful lay out of the garden is a treat to your eyes.
In the afternoon we shall go for an excursion to Eklingi and Nagda. Eklingji is a very famous and sacred Hindu Temple. It was constructed in 9th century by Guhila dynasty of Mewar. The final visit of the day is Nagda, which was founded by Nagaditya, the fourth Mewar King, in the 6th century. Nagda is famous for 10th century Sas–Bahu Temple. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05: DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport to catch flight for onwards destination.
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|5 Days trip to Jaisalmer-
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