Rajasthan is a state in the northwest of India. It is mainly arid and its western border is adjacent to Pakistan. The main attraction for travellers is the vast Thar Desert and one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Aravallis. The Rajput heritage which is apparent in the forts, temples and palaces established by the Rajput Kings like Bappa Rawal, Rana Kumbha, Rana Sanga and Rana Pratap are also popular places to visit.
Day 1: Jaipur
Welcome to the pink city. No sightseeing for the day. Explore the colorful market and have lunch at Choki Dhani, a Rajasthani village theme resort.Sightseeing for the day includes Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal etc. You can go for light & sound show at Amber in the evening.
Day 2: Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa (200 km / 4 hrs). Here you see the fresoced havelis of rich traders of the area who have now moved to metropolitan cities.
Day 3: Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner (200km / 4 hrs). Visit Junagarh fort (built on plains unlike all major forts of Rajasthan), camel breeding farm and the famous rat temple at Deshnok.
Day 4 : Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer (355km / 6-7 hrs). See the man made Gadsisar lake ( Jaisalmers only source of water for a long period ) and the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.In the evening go for a camel safari in the rolling sand dunes of Sam.
Day 5: Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur (305 km / 6 hrs). In the afternoon visit the best preserved fort of Rajasthan -the Mehrangarh fort. Later see the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada, known as the the Taj Mahal of Rajasthan.
Day 8: Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur (269km / 5-6 hrs), the city of lakes. En route visit the amazing white marble Jain temples at Ranakpur.Sightseeing for the day includes City Palace (don not miss the awesome crystal gallery), Jagdish temple and the garden of maids (it was orginally built for the maids of the queen who came along as wedding gifts). In the evening go for a boat ride in lake Pichola. Evening free to explore the city on your own.
Day 9: Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar (300 km / 6 hrs). En route you may visit the fort of Chittaurgarh. Pushkar is known for its one of the very rare temples dedicated to lord Brahma (considered the creater of universe in Hindu mythology)
Most Visited Place in Rajashthan
Rajasthan, known formerly by the name Rajputana or the land of the kings, is the largest state in the republic of India. It covers an area of 342,239 sq kilometers which is 10.4% of India. However despite of its large size it is covered by the Great Indian Desert, Thar. The Thar Desert runs parallel to the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Being located at the forefront of Indian civilization, the state of Rajasthan has seen the age of kings thus, explaining the moniker ‘the land of kings’.
- Ranthambore National Park
Rajasthan is an adventurous destination, with its rugged terrain and wildlife sanctuaries. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan gives you an exciting rendezvous with the wild side of nature, bring you up, close and personal with animals such as the ferocious lion and several others. This Rajasthan wildlife tour takes you on an exciting journey in Rajasthan, while exploring other delights on our way.
- Ranthamore National Park.
- Keoladeo Ghana Bird sanctuary
- Desert National Park
- Sariska Tiger Reserve
- Tal Chapper Sanctuary
Rajashthan Art and Culture
The rich heritage of Rajasthan manifests itself in its unique art and culture. The latticed havelis, ornate palaces and intricately carved temples, the architectural beauty of forts and palaces symbolize the skills of its artists. On the other hand, its colourful fairs & festivals with traditional dance and music represent a unique culture of this vibrant state.
- Folk Dance
- Sculpture & Stonework
- Fairs & Festivals