Rajasthan’s Culture dates back to the years of Kings where it was previously called Rajputana. Over the years it has been ruled by various kings including the Rajput, Marathas and even Muslim rulers, which have resulted in the diverse culture of Rajasthan, bearing numerous beautiful forts with a wide variety in its architecture, language and customs of its people. Rajasthan, in spite of being a desert, has been endowed with such beautiful sites that include various palaces, forts and pilgrim centres that define what Rajasthan is.
Arrival at Jaipur Airport transfer to hotel . Later , Proceed for sightseeing visit to the Albert Hall (Museum), Govind Deo Temple and Jal Mahal . Remaining day explore the local colorful markets to check out the local traditional dresses of Rajasthan and other handicrafts . Overnight at hotel.
The Jal Mahal Palace in the lake
The palace was built for the pleasure of the royal family, as a place to entertain or for use as a hunting lodge for the ruler and his guests. All visitors can see today is the top level of the palace. It actually is five stories, with four stories submerged in the waters of the lake. This gives the appearance that the palace is “floating” on the water.
Albert Hall Museum
The museum has a rich collection of artifacts including paintings, jewelry, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal. The collection includes coins from the Gupta, Kushan, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods. An Egyptian mummy is the main attraction of this museum.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing for the day which includes Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Nahargarh Fort. Overnight at hotel.
Built by Raja Man Singh, the fort, which is also spelt as Amer fort, is a scenic marvel. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort’s majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. The fort presents a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. It is built using red sandstone and white marble.
Hawa Mahal was built by Kachhwaha Rajput ruler Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. When the maharaja saw the structure of Khetri Mahal in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, he was so impressed that he decided to build a palace modeled on it. Hawa Mahal, also called the Palace of Breeze, was the result of that inspiration. It has 953 “Jahrokhas” – windows .
Ram Nivas, the Maharaja’s Apartment
The apartment has been home to three generations of royal family members – Sawai Man Singh II, Sawai Bhawani Singh and, now, Padmanabh.
Post early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. En route do sightseeing of Ajmer and Pushkar. Upon reaching Jodhpur. Check in at hotel. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern Indian state of Rajasthan. It’s set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, dedicated to the god of creation, which has a distinctive red spire and walls inlaid with pilgrims’ silver coins.
Ajmer is a city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. South of the city’s artificial Ana Sagar Lake is Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the domed shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint Garib Nawaz. Nearby, a 16th-century palace built by the Mughal emperor Akbar now houses the Ajmer Government Museum, displaying armor and stone sculptures. A museum at the Indo-Saracenic–style Mayo College exhibits art and taxidermied birds.
After breakfast visit the best preserved fort of Rajasthan -the Mehrangarh fort. Later see the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899. known as the Taj Mahal of Rajasthan. Overnight at hotel.
Mehrangarh, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.
This white marbled architecture is a memorial site of a Rajput clan. This cenotaph was built in the 19th century by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur.
One should visit this memorial, which has a temple like architecture, on their tour to Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada is a perfect example of architectural brilliance. The architecture is made of white marbles which are so fine that the outer surface of the whole building emits a warm glow during sunlight. Currently it exhibits a variety of paintings and portraits of Jodhpur rulers .
Enjoy a culinary experience during this private cooking class at a local Rajasthani household. Learn tips and tricks about cooking delectable Indian cuisine from your host and prepare a delicious meal together. Then sit down to enjoy your delicious meal with your friends and learn about Indian culture with an optional henna mehendi session
After breakfast Check out from hotel and proceed to Udaipur via Ranakpur.
Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. There is also a small Sun temple which is managed by the Udaipur royal family trust.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is the most famous World Heritage Site among the hill forts of India is the 36-km long wall. The wall surrounding the fort of Kumbhalgarh is one of the offbeat attractions in India. It stands as a safeguard of the colossal fort that has some 360 temples. This massive, majestic and mystifying wall is not a mere structure of bricks. It zigzags through barren valleys and along mountaintops. Built of heavy stone bricks, the 15-meter wide wall of Kumbhalgarh Fort is not just an attraction but a wonder as well. Evidently, it is rightly named the Great Wall of India after the Great Wall of China.
Upon reaching Udaipur check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
After breakfast start for Udaipur city tour. Visiting Fateh Sagar, Maharana Pratap Memorial, take a photo stop at Nehru Garden, Saheliyon-KI-Bari -Queen’s resort for their friends . After that visit City Palace – The largest palace complex of Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple – built by Maharana Jagat Singh.
Post Lunch Visit Chittorgarh Fort ( 2.5 hours from Udaipur )
Battles fought and won, sieges ending in death, women immolating themselves – every tale is a heightened tale of chivalry and romance, gallantry and dauntlessness, death and destruction. And the oral ballads tell these tales. One legend that echoes even today from the ruins of Chittorgarh is the lore of the famed Rani Padmavathy or Chittor Rani Padmini, now framed in celluloid.
Overnight stay at Udaipur.
After breakfast leave Udaipur for onwards destination.