DAY 01 AHMEDABAD -UDAIPUR
Arrive Ahmedabad and Udaipur transfer to 250 Kms. Udaipur. Located in the heart of the hills of southern Aravallis Rajasthan, Udaipur (City of Sunrise) is a beautiful town considered one of the most romantic in India. Presenting an enchanting image of marble palaces, placid lakes, beautiful gardens and green hills, it was called the “Venice of the East”. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559 as a fortified city traditionally expected full of palaces, temples and havelis. the city also became a center for the performing arts, painting and crafts.
In the evening, enjoy round bout at Pichola Lake, Lake Pichola, the beautiful body of water surrounding the two wonderful structures of the Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, is the lifeline of the city of Udaipur. All the palaces of the city of palaces are built to have a beautiful reflection in the lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and later extended and a dam across was also established in this period. He was Maharana Udai Singh II strengthened the dam and expanded the lake, as the capital was built on the shore of beautiful lake. The lake was surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrain, ghats and many gardens.
Jagdish temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a manifestation of Vishnu. The biggest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur, it is always bubbling with constant activity and noted for its beautiful sculpted images and towering shikhara. Then visit the City Palace; fascinating City Palace of Udaipur is the largest royal complex of Rajasthan. Standing on a rocky promontory of the palace balconies, towers and cupolas and has a magnificent view of the lake and the city. The resort has eleven constituent mahals (the palace), built by successive Maharanas during the three hundred years since the founding of Udaipur in 1559. Added to this, Crystal Gallery and Durbar Hall at the resort is spectacular. Explore for their mosaics, miniatures, mirror work and patterns.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum: Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir houses a fine collection of folk dresses, dolls, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for people interested in puppetry. Short fun puppet shows are also organized. In addition, the museum organizes short courses in puppetry and theater.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY – 2 Udaipur- RANAKPUR- JODHPUR
Today morning workout 6:00 to Jodhpur en route visit Ranakpur.
Ranakpur, about 90 km from Udaipur, is the largest Jain temple complex in India and dates from the 15th century. The main temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar. retail complex mythological figures sculptures, designs and patterns on the walls, pillars and domes there are 1444 marble pillars richly carved in the complex and none of them are similar. The beautiful interiors lace like domes are a superb example of West Indian style temple. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. (Temples open only to 1200 hours. Leather belts, shoes, bare legs, shoulders and black clothes unauthorized)
After lunch, 175 kms from Jodhpur, Call it by its many names and they do not always do justice to Jodhpur.
An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colorful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a rich history and a present that strongly invites the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, color and texture, Jodhpur and all in abundance. Located in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted tourists domestic and outside.
It not only offers tangible in terms of what you can see and buy but also filled with a sense of history and splendor of a bygone era. The hospitality of the inhabitants, demure women, the colorful turbans -All set against the beloved desert (Marwar) is something to feel, not just see. Each pore of Jodhpur tells its own stories of heroism that made legends of kings and soldiers, novels that continue to warm the heart and a time when epics lived in the street by men of all days.
Overnight at hotel
DAY – 3 JODHPUR – JAISALMER
After breakfast checkout from the hotel and visit the Mehrangarh Fort. Considered one of the best forts of India, the invincible fortress of Marwar is on a steep hill towering over a beautiful view of its surroundings. There is also a beautiful fort and undoubtedly the jewel in Jodhpur. Intricate latticed windows, carved panels and elegantly curved porches speak of beauty and taste. No matter what part of the stronger you are, the atmosphere will leave you in awe and your senses reeling. Take in the top view of the wall where the second largest cannon in Asia rests. Also visit Jaswant Thada – white marble monument built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899.
After lunch in Jaisalmer 285 km .Jaisalmer – a fairytale town in the Thar desert in existence for about 800 years by Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of the most exotic and unusual cities of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading center because of its strategic location on the trade routes of camels, is often described as the “golden city”.
The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are beautifully carved from golden yellow sandstone and are still in a good condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 meter high hill Trikuta with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February of each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is famous for embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antiques, silver jewelry, stone and camel safaris.
In the evening, go for excursion to Sam sand dunes. Situated at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total desert sand. You can see the models and patterns created by the shifting sands and air. In addition, Sam Sand Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and sunset.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY – 4 JAISALMER – Sodakore – MIRVANA NATURE CAMP RESORT
After breakfast departure to visit the city of Jaisalmer. Visit the famous havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. The strategic position of Jaisalmer camel terrain route bought great wealth. Merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis or mansions, to flaunt their status steadily growing in society. Made of stone with golden yellow sand and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the havelis of Jaisalmer is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built between 1800 and 1860. Haveli Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are open to visitors. Built in 1156 by the ruler Bhatti, Jaisal, THE FORT here stands on top of the 80 m high hill Trikuta. 3 walls and has 99 bastions surround the fort. Over the centuries, gold sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Rajputs Bhatti, the Mughals and Rathors Jodhpur.
In the complex lies very beautifully carved Jain temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Maharawals (leaders) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex – Chandraprabhu, Parasnath, Shitalanatha, Sambhavnath, Shantinath, Kunthunath and Temple Rikhabdev.
The temples are all connected by a series of corridors and walkways. Nearby is the Gyan Bhandar, a library founded in 1500 AD. AD This house is priceless ancient manuscripts and other exhibitions such as astrological charts, besides the Christian Shroud of Turin Jain equivalent.
evening drive Sodakore 55 km from Jaisalmer overnight at Tented Camp.
DAY – 5 Sodakore – JODHPUR –
After breakfast, today drive 230 km from Jodhpur, The 15th century city of Jodhpur, is on the edge of the Thar Desert and is the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a mix of modern and traditional buildings. The city is totally dominated by an extensive massive fort on 125- meter high hill called Mehrangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in the 15th century. A thriving trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the main centers of wool, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural crops. It boasts of some very fine reminders of its glorious past, palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Jodhpur is also popularly known as the “Blue City” because of the beautiful houses painted with the color of indigo mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste.
The evening is free …
Overnight at Hotel
DAY – 6 JODHPUR -Mount ABU
After breakfast in Mount Abu 285 kms. Mount Abu in the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan has a range of natural and cultural heritage which makes it a great destination. The biggest draw of this charming hill town is famous Dilwara Temples, worth a visit for their exceptional architecture, complex white marble sculptures and elegant sculptures. This ancient temple captures the cultural heritage of the region in all its splendor.
Dilwara Temple: This temple complex built in the style of Solanki architecture dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Carved in white marble, these temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankara (The enlightened souls). The oldest temple, the temple Vimal Vasahi, was built in 1031 AD and is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankars. The temples are famous for intricate carvings, particularly on the pillars. But the most striking feature of this Jain temple is the marble pendant in the porch of the dome. It hangs from the ceiling like an enchanting cluster of lotuses half opened with intricately carved cups if they appear to be transparent.
Nakki Lake: Legend has it that this lake was carved by the gods. Set amidst picturesque hills, it is the only artificial lake in India, which is 1200 meters above the level of the sea. Nakki Lake, located amidst the misty hills, made a pretty picture with colorful tourist boats slips past. Toad Rock, a unique form of rock that adds to the charm of the picturesque lake. The natural beauty and breathtaking beautiful temple architecture breath make this tour to Mount Abu memorable.
DAY 07 MOUNT Abu AHMEDABAD
After breakfast at Ahmedabad airport transfer.