Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destinations Covered : Udaipur - Jodhpur - Sam - Jaisalmer - Mount Abu
Arrival at Udaipur. Evening Boatride at 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 Citi 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 - Jaisalmer Sam Dunes. Sand Dune experience in the evening. Travel to Jaisalmer (300 kms - 5.5 hrs). Enroute one can visit Manvar Oasis, Pokaran village and Ramdevra Temple. Jaisalmer is a prime destination in Desert Circuit of Rajasthan, renowned for a Living Fort and Sand Dunes. Proceed 45 kms farther from Jaisalmer to Sam Dunes. Reach Sam by 4.30 pm. Enjoy the sunset on the dunes, camel ride. Evening campfire with Rajasthani folk music & dance. Overnight stay at a camp in Sand Dunes and enjoy a complete desert experience.
Jaisalmer Sightseeing. Early morning can opt for Camel ride / Camel cart safari and after breakfast can leave for Jaisalmer city (45 kms - 1 hr). Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, Cenotaphs, Jain Temples around Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer - Mount Abu Leave early for Mount Abu via Barmer (408 kms - 8 hrs). In the evening Visit Nakki Lake (Boating) and local markets.
Sightseeing in and around Mount Abu Local Sightseeing in and around Abu including Dilwara Jain Temple Complex, Gurushikhar and Art of Living Centre. Guests can undertaken an Excursion to Ambaji Temple (50 kms) if not visiting the temple on Day 5 OR just walk around the lake and enjoy hill station character of the area.
Departure Depart for Ahmedabad (210 kms - 4 hours). Time permitting guests have option to visit Ambaji (50 kms from Mount Abu), Patan Stepwells and Modhera Sun Temple (UNESCO Site) enroute.