Rajasthan Tour 1
Valleys Of Rajasthan
Trip Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations Covered: Udaipur – Mount Abu – Jodhpur
Day 01: Arrive 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. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02: Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for half 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. Also see the 17th century Jagdish temple, drive around the Fatehsagar Lake, and visit the Sahelion ki Bari (the Garden for the Maids of Honor), an ornamental pleasure garden with fountains and marble kiosks. Later visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum.
Later in the evening take a boat ride on the 4 km long and 3 km wide Lake Pichola, which is fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats, embankments and temples and offers spectacular views of the city. Visit the Jag Mandir Island with its exquisite Gul Mahal Pavilion. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Udaipur - Mount Abu (200 Kms)
After breakfast drive to Mount Abu; Arrive Mount Abu and transfer to your hotel.
At 1200 meters, Mt. Abu is the highest point of the Aravalli Range passing through Rajasthan. The only hill resort of Rajasthan, it is built around a lake and is surrounded by forested hills. According to a legend, the place derives its name from Arbuda, a serpent who descended to the spot to rescue Shiva’s bull, Nandi.
Besides having all the features of a pleasant hill resort, Mount Abu is also a centre of pilgrimage for Jains on account of the famous Dilwara Temples. There are interesting treks and picnic spots, romantic royal retreats of various erstwhile royal families, and some relics of the Raj period. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Mount Abu
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Mount Abu. Visit the breath taking Dilwara temples, among the finest examples of Jain architecture with their superb marble carving. The complex consists of five temples built between the eleventh and thirteenth century. The intricate ornamental carvings here represent the great heights reached in stone decoration.
Also visit Nakki Lake, and see the strange rock formations around it including Toad Rock. The Achalgarh fort has the famous Achaleshwar temple and also provides superb views of the area. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Mount Abu - Jodhpur (300 Kms)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur.
On arrival proceed for city tour of Jodhpur.
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. The palace apartments like Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal etc are beautifully decorated and house Jewellery, costumes, armoury, palanquins, howdahs and other remnants of the past.
See the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. Later the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs were also built here. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Depart Jodhpur
In time transfer to Jodhpur Airport to connect your Flight for board for onward destination.