Jaipur – Ranthambore (3 nights – 4 days)

1Tiger Sighting at Ranthambore National Park

OVERVIEW

Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. The city is a major tourist destination and forms the third corner of the traveller’s Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur). The city is rich in history, local culture, architecture, and is well known for its jewellery, furniture and textile craft. The sample program below illustrates how we can plan your day for you if you have just two days to spend in Jaipur.

Sample Program:

Day 1: Jaipur

• Start tour at 9 am

• Start with a photo stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal that looks magnificent in the morning sunlight

• Visit the Observatory – Jantar Mantar which is considered to be the largest of the five observatories and also houses the world’s largest sundial

• Visit the City Palace, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. A part of City Palace is converted into a museum. Royal attires, a collection of manuscripts, two large silver vessels (Perhaps the biggest in the world) and armouries are added attraction of the museum

• Visit the royal crematorium

• Walk around in the beautiful bazaars of the walled pink city.

• 3 pm arrive at ELEFANTASTIC

• Spend rest of the daylight hours with elephants including dinner

Day 2

• Breakfast at hotel Start tour from the hotel at 9 in the morning

• Drive through the bustling pink city while the guide talks to you about life here and explained what was once considered one of the best-planned cities in the world.

• Visit Amer Fort which stood the test of time and guarded itself against invasions, one of the most imposing forts of India.

• The fort entrance is reached by walking up the hill, going in the car or taking a lurching elephant ride

• Visit the Anokhi museum in Amer town

• Drive past Jal Mahal on the way back with a stopover to take pictures (it is not possible to go into Jal Mahal)

• Farmhouse dinner with the guide, where you experience local Indian hospitality, and delicious home cooked cuisine.

Day 3: Ranthambore

Set out on a drive to Ranthambore (2 Hours from Jaipur), located in the desert state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is spread around an area of 392 sq kilometres.

• Check into the hotel & go for an afternoon safari, with a big possibility of sighting leopards, tigers and other animals of these forests.

• Back from safari & leisure time at the hotel

Day 4:

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Visit a livelihood project unit that empowers the tribals of the area through craft

• Visit the Ranthambore Fort

• Drive back to Jaipur

 

Jodhpur- Rohet (3 nights – 4 days)

The Blue City of Jodhpur

OVERVIEW

The 3 nights – 4 days tour to Jodhpur and Rohet begins at Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan and home to the famous Mehrangarh Fort. This fort that stands on a hill that is 120m above sea level towers over the rest of the city and is undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions of the state. The fort which has been partially converted into a museum is run by the Royal family of Jodhpur and is filled with a rich heritage from the Rathore Era.

A peaceful retreat at the Balasamand Lake is a place where one enjoys the solitude it offers. It was built originally as a reservoir for the Mandore district of Rajasthan. For shopping, you can find a wide variety of clothes, showpieces, footwear etc. This chaotic and busy market is filled with the charm of the local Rajasthanis. With Ghanta Ghar being in its vicinity, the locals also know this place as Ghanta Ghar market. The Rao Jodha Desert rock park is by the Mehrangarh fort and was formed centuries ago. The park is known for its distinct sandstone formations. The horse safaris, jeep rides visit to the Bishnoi tribe settlements and the Indian antelope and the Blackbuck sightings which are from Rohet bring one closer to nature.

Sample Program:

Day 1: Jodhpur

• Arrive in the beautiful ’Blue city’ of Jodhpur.

• Visit the magnanimous Mehrangadh fort situated nearly 400 ft. above the skyline of Jodhpur

• Lunch in a local family home

• Balsamand Lake, built in the 13th century by the royalty to fulfil the water necessities, now has a heavenly aura for the tourists.

• Sardar Market, named after Maharaja Sardar Singh, this vibrant market has narrow alleys of handicrafts, spices, textiles and silver.

• Overnight in Jodhpur

Day 2: Jodhpur

• Visit Umaid Bhavan Palace, one of the world’s private residences. The Maharaja of Jodhpur lives here to this day.

• Ghanta Ghar, a clock tower built by Maharaja Sardar Singh, one can watch the mechanism of the clock.

• Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, a natural ecology of large rocky land next to Mehrangarh Fort

• Depart for Rohetgarh and spend the night at Rohetgarh (1 Hour Drive)

Day 3: Rohet Garh

• Take a horse safari or jeep ride to neighbouring villages

• Visit the settlements of the Bishnoi tribe who are traditionally conservationists of the Indian antelope the endangered black buck.

• Drive back to Jodhpur (1 Hour Drive)

 

Udaipur – Bera Tour

Udaipur, the City of Lakes

OVERVIEW

Udaipur was the former capital of the Kingdom of Mewar and was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II, in the year 1559. It is known for its artificial lakes which are overlooked by various royal residences.

The sunset and boat ride at Lake Pichola (named after the Picholi village) is one of the biggest tourist attractions in this city. The lake which spans over 55 km 2 has four islands, namely, Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Villas.

The Bagore ki Haveli, built by Amar Chand Bawa, sits at the waterfront of the Lake Pichola. It has been converted into a museum which now displays the traditional Mewar art and costumes.

Shopping at the Hathi Pol Bazaar, cycle tours and the ride on the ropeway completes the Udaipur experience.

Witness magnificent wildlife during the Bera safaris and perhaps even spot a Leopard in the wild. The Jawai dam is a beautiful place overlooking a magnificent waterbody where one can relax before heading back.

Sample Program:

2 Nights in Udaipur

Things to do in Udaipur:

• Sunset Boat cruise in Lake Pichola

• Nature photography at Saheliyo Ki Bari Garden

• Explore the classic Bagore-ki-Haveli

• Ride the ropeway for bewitching aerial views of the City of Lakes

• Rajasthani cuisine with ‘Laal Maas’

• Traditional shopping at Hathi Pol Bazaar

• Walk & Cycle Tours

1 Night in Bera

Things to do in Bera:

• Take the Safari to view some magnificent Wildlife

• Visit Jawai Dam

• Leopard Sighting on top of a hillock

 

Jaipur – Samode Tour

Deeg Palace is also known as Jal Mahal

OVERVIEW

Jaipur is the magnificent capital of Rajasthan and is a perfect place to visit for a quick getaway. This historic city boasts of having century old monuments keeping you engaged through the trips.
The main Jaipur palace was built in the year 1732 by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. The architectural style is a blend between the Mughal and Rajput styles.

The Hawa Mahal sits on the edge of the city palace and was built in the year 1799. The palace is made of red and pink sandstone and a majority of the monuments here have a similar colour scheme, hence giving the city the name ‘Pink City’. The exterior of the palace resembles a honeycomb with 953 windows.

Street shopping in Jaipur is one of the most exciting experiences of this city. One can find a wide variety of ethnic styled clothing at cheap prices.

The Royal Albert Hall and Museum display a fine Indo Saracenic architecture style and functions as the official state museum of Rajasthan. It features art and weapons from all over the world and is a place that attracts anyone who is interested in history.

The camel tours to the villages and safaris from Samode are sure to bring out the nature lover in everyone..

Sample Program:

2 Nights in Jaipur

Things to do in Jaipur:

• The City Palace

• Hawa Mahal

• Street shopping within the walled pink city of Jaipur,

• The Albert hall museum

• Amber fort located on the outskirts.

• 1 Night in Samode

Things to do in Samode:

• Horse Safari

• Camel safaris through neighbouring villages

• Countryside village walks

• Street shopping for local arts and craft.