Bikaner Jaipur Tour
5 Days / 4 Nights
Destinations Covered : Bikaner - Mandawa - Jaipur.
Day 01: Bikaner
The city of Bikaner was founded in 1488 from jangledesh or the country of wild bushes. It has been almost 550 years since its inception and the city has spread across the desert and has also acquired expertise viz, camel breeding and dry irrigation which is unique to it. Bikaner city alongwith its rocky scrubland, is located on an elevated plain in the desert. The old city is encompassed by a long embattlement wall which intermittently breaks to give way to five huge gates. Now a major trade center for wool, building stones, carpets, blankets, salt and grain, Bikaner has emerged as the lifeline of the state.
Arrive at Bikaner Transfer to hotel.check in to hotel,take rest at the hotel . later visit to sightseeing of Bikaner.
Junagarh Fort : The famous fort ofJunagarh was constructed by Raja Rai Singh in 1593. The fort is one of its kinds with a strong, innovative and formidable structure which is encircled by a water moat which is believed to have bred crocodiles in the past. An amazing network of havelis with courtyards and balconies, watch towers, armory, halls and other the fort exudes an aura of red sandstone (Dulmera) and marble. The grand fort has a long rampart which is almost a 1000m long and is studded with 37 bastions and two entrances. Various monuments such as Ganga Niwas, Rang Mahal, Anop Mahal with it's delicate gold leaf painting. Har Mandir - the majestic shrine, Chandra Mahal with its paintings on lime plasters Phool Mahal with its exquisite inset mirror work and Sheesh Mahal with its unique mirror chamber adorns the fort.and the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok.
Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening.
Later back to hotel . overnight stay at hotel in Bikaner.
Day 02: Bikaner - Mandawa (190 KM / 4 HRS)
After breakfast check out from hotel then drive to Mandawa: The city of Mandawa, founded in the mid 18th century, was once a town inhabited by the rich merchant families. The wealthy and dominant merchants constructed massive havelis, adorned with beautiful wall paintings, for the purpose of their residence. However, with time, the merchants moved on and migrated to other areas, leaving the beautiful havelis in the shadows of anonymity. Still, the magnificence of these havelis did not diminish and now they have become a major tourist attraction of the city. The beautiful wall paintings that decorate the havelis of Mandawa in Rajasthan .Apart from the havelis, another major feature of Manawa is its massive fort, now converted into a heritage hotel.
Arrive at Mandawa ,transfer to hotel,check in to hotel.take rest. Later visit the painted havellis. Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli: This haveli has a painting depicting Indra Dev on an elephant and Lord Shiva on his vehicle, Nandi bull.Goenka Double Haveli: This haveli, with two gates, has its portico adorned with elephants and horses.Murmuria Haveli: The paintings of the haveli include a train with a crowded level crossing, with crow flying above it. Another impressive picture is that of Nehru on a horseback, holding the national flag.
Jhunjhunwala Haveli: The haveli is decorated with striking gold leaf painted room.
Later Back to hotel,free for leisure ,overnight stay at hotel in Mandawa.
Day 03: Mandawa - Jaipur (185 Kms - 4 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel then drive to Jaipur:
Jaipur: Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition. Jaipur has been recommended in the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. Each grid consists of a square, and these have been planned so that, at the heart of the city is the City Palace. Spread around it, in rows, are public buildings, the residences of noblemen, the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans. Straight, wide roads run through the city, while a high, crenellated wall that forms its defense is pierced with seven gateways that serve as entry points. Today, these walls may be more difficult to spot since the city has grown far beyond its original plan, but they are still there.Arrive at Jaipur ,transfer to hotel.check in to hotel,take rest ,rest of day free for leisure, overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 04 / Jaipur
After breakfast visit to the impressive Amber Fort: situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air, Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful .
Later back to hotel, free for leisure overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur .
Day 05: Jaipur Departure
After breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to airport / railway station for onwards journey.