Forts And Palaces Of Rajasthan

Day 1: Jaipur

Arrive Jaipur. Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon you will tour the city of Jaipur visit the City Palace, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards. Visit the palace museum that houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory built in 17th century. Lastly you will drive past the Hawa Mahal, a Palace of winds. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Jaipur

This morning you will drive just outside the Jaipur city to visit the Amer fort an ancient capital of Jaipur; you will see magnificent palaces with walls covered with mirrored mosaics. Enjoy an elephant ride at the Amer fort. Rest of the day is at leisure for shopping and own activities, overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Jaipur - Bikaner

Early this morning you will drive to the imposing walled city of Bikaner (321 kms/7 - 8 hrs), Later today you will visit the unusual Junagarh Fort; unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan, which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself, lastly visit the National Camel Breeding Farm and see the incredible sight of a herd of camels returning back after grazing, with the spectacular desert sunset in the background. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer

This morning you will drive to Deshnok, to visit the Karni Mata Mandir. Later you will drive to the desert town of Jaisalmer (332 kms/7 - 8 hrs). Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Jaisalmer

Morning visit to the Jaisalmer fort, only fort in India, which has a population of thousand people living within its walls, later visit to the countless havelis spread across Jaisalmer, which are reputed as the city's real showpieces. Late evening you will visit the Sand Dunes to witness a spectacular sunset over the sand dunes, overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

This morning you will be transferred to the Blue city of Jodhpur (285 kms/6-7 hrs). After noon you will visit the imposing Mehrangarh fort, proceed to the Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Today you will drive to Udaipur (259 kms/6 hrs) enroute stopping at Ranakpur, a famous Jain pilgrimage destination known for its exquisitely carved Jain temples and most famous hall of 1444 pillars. In the evening optionally you may enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque lake Pichola. (Subject to water level in the lake) Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Depart Udaipur

This morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visit to the City palace and museum, proceed to Jagdish temple and lastly visit the Sahelion Ki Bari "Gardens of the Maidens". Later this evening you will be transferred to airport/railway station for your onward journey.