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Best of Rajasthan 9D/8N

Rajasthan, Jaipur
INR 13,888.00
Holiday Overview

Jaipur is mostly renowned for its majestic buildings, which displays unique architectural grandeur. These stunning facades of medieval India have received a global acclaim for its intricate and exquisite charm. Chittaurgarh epitomizes Rajput spirit, valour, pride and romance. It reverberates with heroism and sacrifice the tales of which are still sung by the Bards of Rajasthan.

START POINT JAIPUR
END POINT UDAIPUR
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Holiday Highlights
  • Sightseeing of Pink City - Jaipur
  • Day visit to sacred places of Pushkar and Ajmer
  • Overnight stay in Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert.
  • Excursion to Sam Sand Dunes
  • Sightseeing of the massive fort sprawled across 125-meter high hill - The Meherangarh Fort at Jodhpur
  • Visit to Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial of Maharaja Jaswant Singh
  • Sightseeing of Ranakpur Jain temples - one of the five holy Jain pilgrimages, hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills
  • Sightseeing of the Lake city of Udaipur also known as "Venice of the East"
  • Leisurely Boat Ride on Lake Pichola
Getting There
By Air

Rajasthan is easily accessible by air. Jaipur, the capital of the state, has the only international airport of the state. The other nearest international airport from Rajasthan is Delhi, at a distance of 260 km. There are a number of domestic airports in Rajasthan at Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer. However, Rajasthan has only three International flights landing at Jaipur from Dubai, Muscat, and Sharjah. But, the connectivity within the state through flights is well established.

By Rail

Overnight trains from Delhi and Mumbai reach most of Rajasthan's major cities. For points further out, like Jaisalmer, you'll be looking at a second day on the train as well. The Shatabdi and Rajdhani express are excellent trains and have excellent service. Another option is Palace on Wheels which is a week long luxury train ride through Rajasthan. New Luxury train also started for Rajasthan Named Royal Rajsthan On Wheels is also a best option for travel by train.

By Road

The state of Rajasthan can boast of a well connected road network considering the connectivity of the state through several state highways and national highways. The national highways link Rajasthan with the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. Though Mumbai may be too far away, this is the most popular way to travel to Jaipur from Delhi as the road is in excellent condition and the drive can easily be completed in under 4hrs.


Day 1
Arrival at Jaipur

On arrival at Jaipur you will be greeted by our Holidaymine.com representative who will transfer you to the hotel.

Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City was colored in pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides and crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Also, Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture.

Day is at leisure, free for independent activities.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - No meals
Day 2
Jaipur Sightseeing

This morning enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. (Subject to Availability and optional) This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir, the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium. Continue your journey with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it is now converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions of the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them are still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 3
Jaipur - Ajmer - Pushkar - Jodhpur (400 kms)

This morning post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. En route visit Pushkar and Ajmer, 150 Km & approx 03 Hours. Ajmer is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage in India. It is a green oasis on the shore of Ana Sagar Lake, hemmed in by barren hills. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan. He named it Ajaimeru the 'invincible hill'. The city's Muslim history began when Prithviraj Chauhan lost Ajmer to Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1193 A.D. The Persian saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, who came with Muhammad Ghori from Persia in 1192 settled here. Thus the place where he was buried is today known as the Dargah Sharif. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the gates were added by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shah Jahan constructed a mosque of white marble; it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building.

Leave for a visit to Pushkar.Pushkar is right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 km from Ajmer and separated from it by Nag Pahar, the snake mountain. This traveler-friendly town clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of Sadhus (individuals on a spiritual search). The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity.

After lunch drive to Jodhpur 230 Kms.

Jodhpur - An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, color and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist. It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendors of an era gone forever.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 4
Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (300 kms)

This morning post breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Rajah Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antique, and stonework and camel safaris into the barren sand-dune desert.

Afternoon is free to walk around in the colorful and bustling bazaars.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 5
Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel. Later proceed to visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel terrain route bought it great wealth. The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden-yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are opened to visitors. Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler, Jaisal, THE FORT here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. 3 walls and features 99 bastions surround the fort. Over the centuries, the golden sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Bhattis, the Mughals and the rathors of Jodhpur. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Maharawals (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex - Chandraprabhu, Parasnath, Shitalnath, Sambhavnath, Shantinath, Kunthunath and Rikhabdev Temple.

In the evening, proceed for the excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air. Moreover, Sam Sand Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sunset.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 6
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (300 kms)

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel drive back to Jodhpur.

The 15th century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings. The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, Camels, salt and agricultural Crops . It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance. Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base which it is on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 7
Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (300 kms)

Post breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed for Sightseeing of Jodhpur. The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125-meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, Camels, salt and agricultural Crops. Jodhpur is popularly known as the 'Blue City' because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort.Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base which is on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.

Countine your drive to Udaipur through valleys in the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range. The Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan has a range of natural and cultural bounties which makes it an excellent destination.

En route you will visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple. The Ranakpur Jain temples are hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills in a peaceful setting and are one of the five holy Jain pilgrimages and they were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. (Temple opens only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed)

Udaipur, the 'City of Sunrise' on the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Udaipur Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and Havelis.

In the evening you will enjoy a leisure boat ride on Lake Pichola with its main attractions the beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures the Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, the life line of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later and a dam across was also created in that period. It was Maharana Udai Singh II who strengthened the Dam and widened the lake, as he was building his capital on the shore of the beautiful Lake. The lake was surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrains, bathing ghats and many gardens. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake).

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 8
Udaipur Sightseeing

After breakfast this morning at the hotel proceed for sight seeing of Udaipur.

Udaipur is also a centre of historic arts and crafts of Mewar. During a guided tour you will visit the CITY PALACE built in 1725. The grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. One of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, it is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. JAGDISH TEMPLE built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in marble; Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Short amusing puppet shows are staged throughout the day. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre. Follow by a visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur.

In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola with its main attractions - the beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, and is the lifeline of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later and a dam across was also created in that period. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake).

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 9
Departure from Udaipur

Today your journey comes to an end leaving you with some wonderful memories. Post breakfast check-out from the hotel. Holidaymine.com thanks you for your patronage and ensures you a punctual transfer to the Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.

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Dates
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Validity 01/07/2017 31/12/2018
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Accommodation Options
Destination Standard Deluxe Super Deluxe Luxury
Jaipur
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
Pushkar
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
Jaisalmer
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
Jodhpur
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
Udaipur
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Terms and Conditions
  • All Prices quoted are in Indian Rupees (INR) unless otherwise stated.
  • Check-In time is 1400 hrs & Check-out time 1200 NOON at all hotels.
  • Package is valid from 1st April 2014 to 30th September 2014.
  • In case on any amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • As per Govt norm Guests are required to present your photo ID Proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
  • The rates are valid for Indian National only.
Areas Covered

Jaipur - Jaipur is mostly renowned for its majestic buildings, which displays unique architectural grandeur. These stunning facades of medieval India have received a global acclaim for its intricate and exquisite charm. A quaint place, Jaipur reproduces its magnificent past through its sumptuous forts, captivating palaces, littered walls, serene temples and lovely havellis. Its effervescent panorama is attributed by the charismatic lure of its outstanding gardens. The serenity and tranquility of the verdant gardens with its marvelously tended landscapes and colorful floral arcades presents a picturesque appeal, which will certainly mesmerize any visitor.

Ajmer - Ajmer, located in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan is the 5th largest city of the state, and is located at a distance of 135 km from the capital city of Jaipur. It was formerly known as Ajmere or Ajaymeru. The city is flanked by the Aravalli Ranges. One of the oldest hill forts of the country, Taragarh Fort, guards the city of Ajmer. The city was founded by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan in the late 7th century A.D., and was ruled by the Chauhan dynasty for several decades, with Prithviraj Chauhan being one of the most popular rulers. Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Muslims as well as Hindus.

Pushkar - Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas,that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an Sarovar and city wiew from top important pilgrimage site, since many were destroyed by Aurangzeb, a Mogul ruler and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be the only temple in the world dedicated to this deity.

Jodhpur - Jodhpur is the second largest city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is known as Sun City for the bright sunshine it enjoys throughout the year. But its more famous sobriquet is blue city; known so because of the bluish hue of uniformly whitewashed houses in the town. The city dominated by the massive Mehrangarh fort on a rocky hill is charming with its wealth of historic attractions and colourful markets which specializes in antiques. It is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, camels and salt. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many beautiful palaces, forts, and temples, apart from a stark, scenic desert landscape.

**Jaisalmer - **Exotic beauty, paramount in historical value, pleasant gift of nature and Jaisalmer is at the epitome of beauty. Jaisalmer, a city nicknamed as Golden City in Rajput clans, is the most attractive tourist spot in Rajasthan, India. This medieval has grown into fame as a romantic gateway for exotic enjoyments and breathtaking views. Magnificent palaces, Golden fort, ancient imposing temples and havelis provide this wonderful place a permanent spot in the tourist map of India. This city breasts many medieval period Jain temples as well. The city is enriched with the exquisite collections of arts, textiles and crafts.

Ranakpur - Ranakpur is mainly famous for its Jain temples, which are all exquisitely carved structures. A view of these temples can be breathtaking when seen along with the background of endless desert sands. The huge complex is enclosed within walls, and houses Jain temples that are made of amber stone. Ranakpur is a town located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This town is very popular among tourists and is also a major pilgrim destination in the state. The town of Ranakpur is quite cut off from other major destinations in Rajasthan.

Udaipur - Udaipur City is one of the most beautiful cities and known as 'Jewel of Mewar', is the administrative head quarters of Udaipur District in the state of Rajasthan, India. The city on the banks of the calm Pichola lake , established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, is nick named as 'Kashmir of Rajasthan' or 'Venice of the East', owing to its natural beauty, enchanting location and picturesque surroundings. Udaipur city, one of the most romantic cities in India, is a favorite place of tourists from all over the world. It has credited with many beautiful attractions in and around. The royal palaces reflecting in the clear blue Pichola Lake with all its illuminations and glossiness, shines like a jewel and the view is an eye feasting and unforgettable experience for any traveler. The city provides ample shopping facilities for local craft works, textiles and paintings. The city is also home to one of the most romantic hotels of the world, the Lake Palace Hotel.

Shopping And Entertainment

Rajasthan the colourful and unique state of India is one of the fantastic destinations that attract tourists from all over the world. And of course shopping here is a great activity enjoyed by every traveller of Rajasthan. The various cities here offer something for everyone, be it jewellery, pottery, leather items, paintings, textiles, stone items, wooden furniture and many more beautiful things with magnificent artistry & workmanship are simply irresistible. Rajasthan is truly a shopper's paradise that has been able to preserve its cultural and traditional art & craft forms which today is incomparable with any other place in India and other parts of world. It may be the rural village or urban city of this Indian state, all has something unique and exclusive on display for its shoppers. Some of the main highlighted cities of Rajasthan shopping include Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Kota, Shekhawati and Barmer.

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