UDAIPUR – MOUNT ABU – JODHPUR – JAIPUR – AGRA – DELHI TOURS
DAY 01: UDAIPUR-MOUNT ABU (195 KM/4 HRS)
Morning leave for Mount Abut, a pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in otherwise barren desert in Rajasthan. Mount Abu is famous for Nakki Lake. Legend goes that the lake was taken out by God using only his nails, or nakh and that is why it is called Nakki Lake.The best attraction in Mount Abu is Dilwara temples which are beautifully carved temples built between 11th and 13th century A.D. The temples are dedicated to Jain Thirthankaras and a sheer elegance in marble and known for its extraordinary architecture. Few experts rate it even superior to Taj Mahal. The temples look simple from outside but once you enter then you will be astonished by its interiors displaying human craftsmanship at its best. The detailing in stone carvings is simply superb and unmatched. Overnight stay.
DAY 02: MOUNT ABU-RANAKPUR–JODHPUR (370 KM/8 HRS)
In the morning, we shall leave for Jodhpur 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. But it is not only religious significance but the temples are also known 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 is similar to each other as these are all carved in a different pattern. The domes of the temple are also richly decorated. We now continue our drive to Jodhpur. The city 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. On arrive at Jodhpur and check–in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03: JODHPUR-JAIPUR (335 KM/5 HRS)
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. Also visit Jaswant Thada which is beautifully set against the hilly background and glistening lake.
Afternoon departure for After arriving in Jaipur, check–in at the hotel. Jaipur (also known as the pink city)is the capital of Rajasthan, and was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727. It is one of the first planned cities of India and is rich in culture and heritage. Overnight stay.
DAY 04: JAIPUR
In the morning, we go for excursion to Amer Fort which is perched on a hill. The architecture of the fort is a unique blend of Rajput and Hindu style. Amer is the former citadel of Kachwahas of Amer who had ruled the city. It is a thrilling climb to the fort as its done sitting on an elephant’s back. The Fort is known for cobblestoned pathways with enormous fortification. There are beautiful buildings inside the fort including Sheesh Mahal (palace of glass), Jai Mandir and Sukh Niwas.
Afternoon city with a visit to the City Palace, the former royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Even today, the royal family abides in a part of the palace that is cordoned off for the visitors. It is quite different from other Rajput palaces and forts as apart from the Rajput architecture you can also observe smithereens of Mughal architecture. Not far away from the city palace is Jantar Mantar which possesses various astrological instruments that have impressed astronomers all over the world. Here you will see the largest sundial in the world and one of the best preserved observatories. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05: JAIPUR–ABHANERI–FATEHPUR SIKIRI–AGRA (250 KM/6 HRS)
After breakfast, get ready to depart for Agra, home to Taj Mahal. But, before reaching Agra, stop en-route at Abhaneri to visit the Chandbauri step well. Continue drive and another stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the best preserved Mughal Palace city in India which was built by Akbar in 16th century. He used the best craftsmen in the country to build the city but unfortunately had to abandon it a few years later after the water system failed. After exploring Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Agra and check–in at the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06: AGRA-DELHI (200 KM/4 HRS)
In the morning, we begin exploring the city of Agra, first visiting one of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World, “Taj Mahal” It is a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. It took no less than 22 years to build this architectural wonder and was finally completed in the year 1653. The interiors of Taj Mahal are adorned with highest quality inlay work incorporating semi–precious stones. Taj Mahal is undoubtedly a treat to your eyes and spectacle to watch. Then visit Agra Fort which had been the seat of power of the Mughal dynasty for many centuries. The huge awe–inspiring facades of the fort are a symbol of strength, power and resilience of the might empire. Finally visit Sikandara. Then leave for Delhi and transfer to airport to catch flight for onwards destination.
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