North India Tour Udaipur – Mount Abu- Jodhpur 3N/4D
Destinations Covered: Udaipur- Mount Abu- Udaipur
DAY 01 – UDAIPUR – MOUNT ABU (185 KMS)
Pick up from Airport and drive to Mount Abu 200kms. Arrive Mount Abu and transfer to your hotel. Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and nestles at an altitude of 1220 meters in the Aravalli Range. Mount Abu is situated at 180 kilometres from Udaipur and 285 Kilometres from Jodhpur and 550 kilometres from Jaipur. Mount Abu is a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Jain and is visited by many pilgrims from all over the world. The place is also noted for its spellbinding natural beauty. Mount Abu is also referred to as An Oasis in the Desert, for the fact that it is the point from where several streams, waterfalls and lakes originate. The area was leased to the British Empire by the Maharaja of Sirohi. Mount Abu was also a preferred summer destination among the British rulers. Apart from this, mythological tales about Mount Abu states that it is the home to millions of Hindu Gods and goddesses. This place was also home to many saints and sages of the past era.
Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02 – MOUNT ABU – UDAIPUR (180 KMS)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. As capital of the old Mewar State it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. This fairy – tale city, with its marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. The city is dominated by massive City Palace, which overlooks Lake Pichola with its romantic island palaces. Picturesque havelis, ghats and temples line the lake front, with the lively bazaars of the old walled city stretching behind them.
Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping.
Overnight stay at your Hotel.
DAY 3 – UDAIPUR
After breakfast proceed for Full day city tour of Udaipur – visiting the City Palace and Museum. The largest palace complex in India, it is a blend of Mughal and Rajput influences. -The most impressive attraction in Udaipur is the magnificent City Palace which is now a museum and houses fine art works in glass mosaics, and miniature paintings, of which Udaipur is famous, depicting glories of an ancient past. The City Palace Built by the Maharana Udai in 1559, The City Palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola. Fused with Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, the Palace is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches which add to the flavour of the heritage site. It is a marvelous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, this majestic piece of architecture is one of the most visited tourist attractions. Crystal Gallery -Situated at the Fateh Prakash Palace, the Crystal Gallery houses an extravagant collection of crystals. It is an unused collection that includes crystal chairs, sofas, tables and even beds. Other precious items include crystal dressing tables, chairs, crockery, table fountains and even the regal beds. In 1877, Maharaja Sajjan Singh ordered this rare crystal from F&C Osler & Co in England but died before the package arrived.
Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 04 – UDAIPUR – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, the day is free until transferred to Airport for your onward journey to the next destination.
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