Rajasthan is beautiful and largest state of India. Rajasthan is bordered by Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. Jaipur (Pink City) is capital of Rajasthan. People speak here Rajasthani Language. The main geographic features of Rajasthan are the Thar Desert and the Aravalli Range, Mount Abu, Raisina Hill, Thar, Luni River and may more.
Rajasthan’s economy is primarily agricultural and pastoral. Wheat and barley are cultivated over large areas, as are pulses, sugarcane, and oilseeds. Cotton and tobacco are the state’s cash crops.
Rajasthan positioned fourth place also in Domestic tourist visitors. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer rank among the most preferred destinations in India for many tourists both Indian and foreign. Rajasthan is culturally rich and has artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life. Rajasthan is divided into 33 districts
DAY 01: EX STANTION - JAIPUR / MANDAWA
In the morning, you drive from Jaipur to Mandawa (188 kms/5 hours). Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Afternoon visit Mandawa, an 18th century town that houses some of the finest painted havelis in the region and a fort that dates back to 1760. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, built in 1870, is one of the finest in the region and has some of superb murals. Overnight in Mandawa.
DAY 02: MANDAWA / BIKANER
This morning, you drive from Mandawa to Bikaner (190 kms/5 hours). The genesis of the desert town of Bikaner dates back to Rao Bikas conquest in 1486 AD. Once a major center of trade in the 16th century situated on the ancient silk route, today Bikaner has retained much of its medieval aura. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Set off on an afternoon tour visiting the 16th century magnificent Junagarh Fort. Other places of interest include the famous camel breeding farm just outside the town (closed on Sunday). Overnight in Bikaner.
DAY 03: BIKANER / JAISALMER
This morning you drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer (330 kms/7 hours). Centuries ago, Jaisalmer was on the camel trade route between India and Central Asia. The city rises from the desert like a golden mirage. Dominating the view is the awesome fort on the hill, built with the golden yellow stone of the area. Wander through its lanes and discover "havelis" with delicately carved stone facades. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
DAY 04: JAISALMER
The day is earmarked for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Begin at the Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, atop the Trikuta hill. Still inhabited, there are palaces and bazaars within the fort walls. Also visit the havelis which are palatial homes with carved stone facades and owned by wealthy merchants. Other attractions include Ganga Sagar Tank and Museum, housing many small temples and shrines. In the afternoon, visit the Sam Sand Dunes. Take a camel ride on the sand dunes to view the sunset. The Rajasthani backdrop, the sunset and the camel ride make the entire outing an unforgettable experience. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
DAY 05: JAISALMER / JODHPUR
Post breakfast drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (308 kms/6 hours). Jodhpur, founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, was the capital of the state of Marwar during the rule of the Rathor clan. Set right at the edge of Thar Desert, it is strewn with 15th century forts and palaces that stand testimony to the history of this princely state. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Overnight in Jodhpur.
DAY 06: JODHPUR
Proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur beginning with the formidable hilltop Mehrangarh Fort. A series of gates named Jayapol, Fatepol, Lahapol etc. lead into the Fort. Visit the palaces located inside the fort - Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace, Sukh Mahal or Pleasure Palace and the Phool Mahal or Flower Palace. Continue the tour to visit the Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built in 1899 as a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Jodhpur.
DAY 07: JODHPUR / UDAIPUR
Morning drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur (259 kms/6 hours). En route visit the intricately sculptured Jain Temples in Ranakpur that date back to the 15th century. Its 29 halls are supported by 1444 pillars, none of which are alike. Continue your drive to Udaipur and upon arrival check in to your hotel. Overnight in Udaipur.
DAY 08: UDAIPUR
Set off on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh, the elegant city of Udaipur is called the Venice of the East. Begin your tour with a visit to the City Palace with its mirrored walls, ivory doors, colored glass windows, inlaid marble balconies and peacock courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-bari gardens, the Jagdish temple and the local Museum. In the evening, enjoy a motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace, a lovely island palace in the middle of the lake. Overnight in Udaipur.
DAY 09: UDAIPUR / PUSHKAR
Drive from Udaipur to Pushkar (280 kms/6 hours) en route visiting the fort of Chittorgarh. Upon arrival in Udaipur, check in to your hotel. Visit the Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake and the local bazaars in the afternoon. Overnight in Pushkar.
DAY 10: PUSHKAR / JAIPUR
This morning you drive from Pushkar to Jaipur (150 kms/4 hours). Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a picturesque city in a symphony of pink. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 11: JAIPUR
Proceed for an excursion to Amer Fort which is located 12 kms outside Jaipur. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Enjoy the ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations. In the afternoon, proceed for a city tour visiting the unique stone observatory Jantar Mantar, the opulent City Palace with its musuems, and driving past the Hawa Mahal. Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 12: JAIPUR – EX STATION
Today after Breakfast check out from the Hotel and proceed for onward destination.