Udaipur tour 9 days
Duration : 9 Days / 8 Nights
Destinations Covered : Udaipur - Jodhpur - Khimsar - Jaipur
Arrival at Udaipur. Evening Boat ride in Lake Pichola. Arrival at Udaipur. Udaipur in South Rajasthan is a destination renowned for its lakeside character and a base point to visit Temples and Forts around the area. Guests may enjoy evening boat ride at Lake Pichola and take a walk around old city areas around the lake. Visit Bagore Ki haveli in the evening for the Cultural Show.
Sightseeing in Udaipur Proceed for full day sightseeing. Areas to visit include City Palace Museum (near Lake Pichola), Vintage Car Museum, Jagdish temple, Karni Mata Temple (Ropeway). Visit local markets for shopping. Evening visit to Sajjan Garh (11 kms) is recommended which offers stunning views of the Udaipur and its lakes from a hilltop.
Udaipur Exursions Guests have options for half day excursions from Udaipur. Options here include Nathdwara (Krishna temple - 42 kms - 1 hr) enroute visit Eklingji and Haldighati Museum (Maharana Pratap memorial) OR day excursion to Chittaurgarh Fort (120 kms - 2 hours one way) (a 25 km detour while returning and one will be able to visit Eklingji and Haldighati Museum (Maharana Pratap memorial). Evening guests have option to return to Lake Pichola for another heritage walk and boat ride OR Visit Shilpgram (Craft Gallery) near Fatehsagar Lake.
Udaipur - Jodhpur via Ranakpur Proceed to Jodhpur (260 kms - 6 hours). Jodhpur is an access point to Desert circuit Areas and a major tourist destination known for its Mehrangarh Fort, handicrafts and craft villages around. Evening visit to Mandore Gardens and explore the local market. Enroute visit renowned Ranakpur Jain Temple.
Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur. Visit Jaswant Thada and Mehrangarh Fort. Do shopping in Jodhpur for textiles and handicrafts. Late afternoon visit to Osiyan (60 kms) to Osiya Mata Temple, Jain Temples and Sand Dunes. Evening dinner by the Dunes with traditional dance performance. Alternatively one can do an excursion to Bishnoi village (20 kms) near Jodhpur. At Bishnoi Village experience rural communities of potters and weavers, spot Black Bucks / Blue bulls / Migratory Birds and spend evening at Bishnoi Village for Dinner alongwith a traditional dance performance.
Jodhpur - Khimsar Palace. Visit Khimsar Sand Dunes in Evening. Depart for Khimsar (100 kms - 2.5 hrs). Khimsar is an experiential heritage getaway renowned for its stay Khimsar Palace and from here one can access Khimsar Sand Dunes that offer exclusive desert experience. Enjoy the experience of a Palace stay at Khimsar Fort and visit sand dunes for sunset. Guests could also opt for The Panchala Black buck reserve is home to three species of antelope, the Blackbuck, Chinkara and Bluebull . A jeep safari could be arranged, followed by tea at the Khimsar Dunes Village.
Khimsar - Jaipur. Proceed to Jaipur (300 kms - 7 hrs). Reach Jaipur by Evening. Jaipur is a major destination in Rajasthan visited for its heritage experience. Time permitting guests can enjoy Dinner at Chokhi Dhani Restaurant. (Ethnic Indian Restaurant serving Vegetarian Rajasthani Cuisine).
Jaipur Sightseeing Proceed for full day sightseeing covering Amer Fort (Elephant ride is possible), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Hawa Mahal and City Palace, Jal Mahal, Moti Doongri Temple etc. Evening explore local market for shopping.
Departure After breakfast , depart for onward journey.