Best of Rajasthan 14N/15D
Rajasthan is situated on the northwestern side of India, where it involves the vast majority of the wide and ungracious Thar Desert.
Main tourist attractions in the Udaipur Jodhpur trip
Jagdish Temple– Jagdish temple is a 400-year-old Lord Krishna Temple with impressive architecture. It is situated right in the middle of Udaipur old city and a popular visit for all guests arriving here.
Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway– Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway is a popular ride up the hill to the Karni Mata temple and enroute offers views of the area around. It can get crowded during the season.
Vintage Car Museum– Vintage Car Museum has a number of vintage classic cars on display from Royal family garages. Cars are maintained well and therefore a popular tourist visit place.
City Palace– City Palace is a very popular sightseeing area offering multiple galleries, rooms, and antiques on display. Guests looking at deeper insights must opt for a guide.
Lake Pichola– Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. It is located in the heart of the city around which City Palace, Shiv Niwas, and Fateh Prakash palace are situated. Pichola is also renowned for having the Lake Palace, the famous heritage hotel in the center of the lake. Boating here is nothing short of experience.
Sajjan Garh– It’s a 9 km excursion up a hill where excellent views of the countryside, Udaipur city, and its lakes can be captured. An excellent option for an evening visit. The area also doubles up as an option for local picnickers. The reserve forest area is home to wildlife and is demarcated as Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mehrangarh Fort– Mehrangarh Fort is one of its kind forts that stands as the most prominent and visited monument in the city. Its vast has a number of halls/rooms that are worth a visit and there is even a museum in there which displays weaponry and many artifacts from the royal past. It’s a kind of must-visit for anyone arriving in Jodhpur for its sheer grandeur.
Jaswant Thada– A quiet place and a well-kept Royal Cenotaph Enroute Mehrangarh Fort and offer excellent views of the fort and area around.
Mandore Gardens– The Mandore gardens, with its charming collection of temples, memorials, and high rock terraces. The gardens house cenotaphs of many royal family members. The Mandore Gardens also house a government museum, a Hall of Heroes, and a temple to 33 crore Gods.
Shri Osiya Mataji– Sachiya Mata Temple (Also known as Shri Osiya Mataji) is a renowned local pilgrimage and considered the main deity for some of the local communities of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Osiyan Jain Temples– Osian is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries. It is an important Jain pilgrimage center for the Oswal Jain community.
Osian Desert Experience– For guests arriving at Jodhpur and not having time to drive to Jaisalmer, Osian represents an excellent alternative to experience Thar Desert. Sand dunes near Osian are home to several camps who conduct evening entertainment programmes, camel rides and even overnight camping in desert villages.
Jaisalmer Fort– Jaisalmer fort is one of the rare living forts with a sizeable community living inside the fort. It has a few heritage hotels that allow guests to experience living in a fort, temples, and an entire community that has been living there for generations. Fort offers views of the Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert beyond.
Patwon Ki Haveli– Patwon ki Haveli is a short walk from Jaisalmer fort and town center and is an exquisitely carved residence of the rich merchants in the area and now open to visitors to marvel. A definite must-visit for photographers and heritage travelers.
Gadisar Lake– Gadisar Lake is just a walk from Patwon ki Haveli and the rest of the town center and kind of place best to visit around Sunset for good views and a bit of boating.
Sam Sand Dunes– Sam Sand Dunes at about 40 Kms from Jaisalmer are renowned for the touristy desert experience that it offers. There are number of camps set around here along with Camel owners who provide a ride to guests arriving at the desert. It’s recommended to arrive here in the evening before sunset and enjoy the sunset on sand dunes and then proceed to one of the camps for evening entertainment and ethnic Rajasthani dinner experience.
Ramdevra Temple– Ramdevra lies on the Jodhpur – Jaisalmer route at about 120 Kms Short of Jaisalmer near Pokhran. Ramdevra is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji. Devotees from all over visit the temple all around the year. Ramdeora Fair is held here in the months of August and February and is attended by devotees in large numbers from all over India.
Junagadh Fort– Junagadh Fort is a 16th-century fort at 1.5 Kms from the city centre and kind of dominates the city landscape and popular for tourists to arrive for a visit. Fort wears an old look and has some interesting history.
Lallgarh Palace Complex– Lallgarh Palace complex is home to some most exquisite palaces there could be. Lallgarh Palace, now a heritage hotel has tall ceilings, large rooms, and staying here is nothing short of an experience. Laxmi Niwas Palace here has rooms with the most intricately carved interiors. There is a heritage museum as well that is open to all visitors.
Bhandasar Jain Temple– Bhandasar Jain Temple is the most beautiful, extensive, and visited Jain temple in Bikaner. It is dedicated to the fifth Tirthankara, Sumatinath; from here one can see the Bikaner views. The temple is built of red sandstone and is divided into three floors.
Shiv Bari Temple– Shiv Bari Temple is a 9th Century Lord Shiva Temple set at about 6 Kms from Bikaner
Camel Breeding Farm and Research Centre– Camel Research Farm, Bikaner is a firm engaged in research on camels at 8 Kms from Bikaner. This is one of its kind institutes in India. The farm is complex with cable stables and enclosures and buildings. One can enjoy camel rides or ice cream made of camel milk. The farm permits tourists at certain hours of the day.
Karni Mata Temple Deshnoke– The world-famous shrine of Karni Mata can be found in the town of Deshnoke 30 km south from Bikaner on the road to Jodhpur. Karni Mata is worshiped as an incarnation of Goddess Durga. This temple is famous for rats which can be seen everywhere in the temple.
Birla Mandir – Birla Mandir, Jaipur (Lakshmi Narayan Temple) is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India, and is one of many Birla Temple. It was built by the B.M. Birla Foundation in 1988 and is constructed solely of white marble. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu (Narayan), whose images appear inside, along with other Hindu gods and goddesses and selections from the Gita and Upanishads. The temple is open daily with visiting hours between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM, as well as between 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM. It is located in Jaipur’s Tilak Nagar neighborhood near Moti Dungari hill.
Jantar Mantar Observatory– The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built-in 18th century. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best-preserved of few such others built in that period and is considered one of the world heritage sites.
Hawa Mahal– Hawa Mahal is a unique five-story building built in 1799 akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen since they had to observe strict “purdah”. It’s a popular monument to visit for guests arriving at Jaipur for its unique architecture and views around the area.
City Palace Jaipur– City Palace is a palace complex in Jaipur which was the seat of the royal family of Jaipur. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum (Sawai Mansingh Museum) but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens, and buildings.
Albert Hall Museum– Albert Hall Museum is a state museum built in the late 19th century having a rich collection of artifacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colorful crystal works, etc.
Amer Fort– Amer Fort is located in Amer, 12 kilometers from Jaipur. It is one of the principal tourist attractions of Jaipur, located high on a hill. Amer Fort was built in the 18th century and is known for its artistic style. With its large ramparts, series of gates, and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront. The fort is a must for its different areas, its spread over 4 levels and its aesthetic ambiance. The areas comprise Diwan-e-Aam or the “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas or the “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. There is also a step well nearby that could be an interesting visit for any traveler.
Moti Dungari– Moti Dungari Temple is a Lord Ganesh temple and a major attraction in Jaipur. Set on a hilltop, the temple is well visited all through the year.
Anokhi Museum– The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of block-printed cloth. Exhibits and educational programming highlight various aspects of this ancient craft in order to strengthen appreciation for a living art form.
Ladli Vocational Training Centre for Street Children– Ladli is a Vocational school for rescued street children. They welcome visitors and sell the jewelry the children have made. It’s one of a kind project and an excellent place to arrive for souvenir shopping. Experiential travelers and those interested in arts and crafts can spend more time volunteering. Ladli is a project of the small, independent, non-profit organization I-India. It relies entirely on the generous support of customers, volunteers, and donors.
Ajmer Sharief– Ajmer is a world-renowned Muslim Pilgrimage destination visited for Ajmer Sharief also known as Dargah Sharif, being the tomb of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
Agra Fort– Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited monuments after the Taj Mahal. There are several areas to explore and a guided visit can take up to an hour and a half to explore. Diwan-e-aam, Diwaan-e-khaas, Khas Mahal (white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble), Sheesh Mahal, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid are some of the areas that are worth a visit.
Taj Mahal– The Taj Mahal is often the reason to visit India. It’s a monument built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and became a symbol of love the world over. Taj Mahal today is a major attraction and one of the original Seven Wonders of the World.
Fatehpur Sikri– Built during the 16th century, the Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best-preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. Fatehpur Sikri often referred to as the lost city and has a number of monuments to visit.
Bird watching in Bharatpur– Keoladeo national park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary has been the most organized bird sanctuaries in India. Bharatpur remains an attraction for anyone traveling on Agra – Jaipur route. Over the years 380 resident and migrant species of birds have been recorded in the area.
Mehandipur Balaji Temple– Sri Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Dausa is a Lord Hanuman Temple and renowned pilgrim center at 60 Kms from Jaipur, just off Agra Road.
Abhaneri Step wells– Abhaneri is a village at 95 Kms from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Agra road and home to Chand Baori stepwell and Harshat Mata Temple. Abhaneri is a popular stop for travelers on Jaipur – Agra route on the Golden Triangle circuit.
India Gate– India Gate is a stone arch that was built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in World War I. An eternal flame burns beneath the India Gate. This landmark has thousands of names engraved on it; it bears the names of over 90,000 soldiers.
Red Fort (Lal Quila)– The Red Fort or Lal Qila was started in 1638 by Shah Jehan and completed in 1648. The Red Fort was the seat of Mughal power from 1639 to 1857. The red sandstone walls of the fort vary from 18m to 33m and the fort covers over 2 kilometers. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site
Raj Ghat– Rajghat is home to memorials of several Indian past leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, etc. It is popular for dignitaries to arrive here to pay homage to past leaders of India. It’s also become a well-visited tourist site.
Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament house– Rashtrapati Bhawan (or Presidential House) is the official home of the President of India. It was built during the British Raj and was home of the British Governor-General of India till 1950 when the President of India took it over. The Rashtrapati Bhawan is a large and vast mansion with four floors and has 340 rooms. Due to security reasons, one can only look at it from outside and take a few pictures. Parliament house is visited along with Rashtrapati Bhawan. Parliament House is an impressive structure that can only be looked at from outside much like Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Humayun’s Tomb– Humayun’s Tomb is a lofty mausoleum set in a square garden. The tomb was constructed with white marble and red sandstone and was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra. It is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most visited monuments and has kind of become a must-visit. Isa Khans Tomb is a popular monument that is also visited along with.
National Railway Museum– Collection of over 100 real-size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signaling equipment, antique furniture, historical photographs, and related literature, etc. are displayed in the museum.
Bahai Temple – Lotus Temple– The Bahai House of Worship in Delhi also popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape. It’s spread over a large area with gardens around it and is a major tourist draw.
Qutab Minar– The Qutab Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site and was completed in the 13th C. The Qutab Minar rises over 230 feet in the air, has five stories and is covered with intricate carvings. The carvings feature the history of Qutab and inscriptions from the Koran. The Complex is also home to Imam Tamims Tomb and Alai Minar. There is a large garden around it as well for tourists to spend some time at the monument.
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets– A Museum by Sulabh, a pioneer in Sanitation and Public toilets in India. It features a toilet collection from 2500 BC to modern times. There are hundreds of them on display and can be an interesting visit.
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing.