The Royal Affair 7N/8D
Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur holds the distinction of being the first planned city of India.
Main tourist attractions in the Jodhpur Mount Abu trip
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 artefacts 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 centre 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 the Thar Desert. Sand dunes near Osian are home to several camps that conduct evening entertainment programmes, camel rides and even overnight camping in desert villages.
Nakki Lake– Nakki Lake is the centre of tourist attraction in Mount Abu at walking distance from the town centre. Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace are also on hills near the Lake.
Dilwara Jain Temple Complex– Mount Abu is home to one of the most visited and architecturally renowned Jain temples (11 to 13th century), Dilwara Temples. The complex comprises many temples
Guru Shikhar– Guru Shikhar, a peak at an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters), is the highest point in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Mount Abu. It has a commanding view of Abu and its surroundings. There is also a temple here of Lord Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Ambaji Pilgrimage– Ambaji Temple at Ambaji is considered one of the Shakti Peethas and has considerable local and regional importance. Ambaji Temple if one of the major regional pilgrim’s centres and gets hundreds of thousands of devotees arriving every day for darshan.
Jagdish Temple– Jagdish temple is a 400-year-old Lord Krishna Temple with impressive architecture. It is situated right in 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 centre 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.
Eklingji Temples– Eklingji Temple (25 Kms from Udaipur) is dedicated to Lord Ekling (Shiva) and was founded by Acharya Viswaroopa contemporary of Adi Shankaracharya. There is another temple called Nathon Ka Mandir in the temple complex with inscriptions dating back to the 10th century CE. There are two more temples are that are visited in Eklingji Sas Bahu Temple – built in the 10th century; this temple is dedicated to the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law and has intricate carvings including some erotic figures. Adbudji Jain temple is a temple in ruins dating back to the 17th century and houses a black marble statue of Shanti Nath
Haldighati Museum– The Haldighati Museum (50 Kms from Udaipur) opened up in its current avatar in 2003. It depicts the story of Maharana Pratap and his battles with the Mughal.
Kumbhalgarh Fort– Kumbhalgarh is a Mewari fortress built during the 15th century and enlarged through the 19th century. The fort is now open to the general public as a museum and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening.
Ranakpur Jain Temple– Ranakpur is renowned for Jain Temple Complex. This is a white marble temple with 1444 pillars and intricate carving. Three Jain Temples to Rishabhadeva, Neminath, and Parsvanath, and the dharamshalas, stand close to each other in a walled enclosure. It is one of the “Luncheon” sectors of Rajasthan where guests on the Udaipur-Jodhpur Route stopover for lunch and marvel at the Ranakpur temple complex.
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing.