Extension: Spectacular Rajasthan
Duration: 5 nights/6 days
Day 11: Mumbai – Udaipur
Fly to Udaipur, the city of lakes, is admired for its fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, and gardens. Built in 1559 CE by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot in India. Enjoy cooking demonstration with dinner. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur – Narlai
Morning city sightseeing tour including the City Palace, Zenana Mahal, Fateh Prakash, Durbar Hall and Shambhu Niwas. Also visit Jagdish temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari (queen’s resort for the friends).
Drive to Narlai, a small, busy and idyllic little village surrounded by forested hills; one of the most beautiful rural locations in Rajasthan. Stop at Ranakpur on the way.
Enjoy leopard Safari and you can witness the graceful, solitary cat.
Taste the authentic flavor of Rajasthani royalty and hospitality at 16th century old Baoli, also known as Step well.
Overnight stay in Narlai.
Day 13: Narlai – Jodhpur
Morning enjoy a guided safari in an open jeep covering surrounding villages and temples.
Travel to Jodhpur, stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan. The city was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha . Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada , an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 14: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, located deep inside the famous Thar Desert in Rajasthan, intrigues visitors with its tales of unequalled valor by courageous rulers and citizens of bygone eras. It is unique in its beauty and undaunted spirit.
Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 15: Jaisalmer
This morning leave for sightseeing. Explore Jaisalmer Fort, famously known as the Golden Fort of Rajasthan due to the golden and yellow mixed sandstone with which it was constructed by Raja Jaisal, Rajput ruler in 156 CE. It ranks among the largest forts in the world. With its 99 turrets rising from the desert sands like a mirage, the fort is a magical sight to behold.
Bada Bagh (“Huge Garden”), was constructed in the 16th century by Maharawal Jait Singh and his son Lunakaran. The garden, which offers stunning views and beautiful photographic moments—especially during sunrise and sunset—served as a memorial where the nobles and their families were cremated.
Patwon-Ki-Haveli, located in the main city, was built by a famous trader named Guman Chand and his sons. This massive five-storied yellow sandstone construction has five huge and intricately decorated suites. The large corridors and the decorated walls are excellent representations of the prevailing art form. The grandeur and architecture of the monument add immense value to the cultural heritage of the city. Out of the five havelis, one is converted into a museum.
Set off on camelback or jeep for a desert safari from Sam Sand Dunes. Travel along crests and troughs and watch the picturesque desert sunset. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 16: Jaisalmer – Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi and next flight home.