Passage to Romantic Rajasthan
Heritage Hotels in India
Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan
If you wish to extend your journey further into Rajasthan and discover Udaipur - city of lakes, palaces and fountains and historic Jodhpur, a three-day extension tour is available from Jaipur, commencing from Day 6 of the Golden Triangle tour.
Depart by air for Jodhpur, once a princely state in Rajasthan and home to the Rathore rulers. Check-in to your hotel. In the early afternoon depart for a city tour which includes a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named). The fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Visit the Jaswant Thada, an imposing white marble monument built to commemorate the act of bravery and generosity of the rulers in the 19th century. Overnight at your hotel in Jodhpur.
After breakfast depart by road for Udaipur. En route visit the Ranakpur temples which are approximately 167 kilometers from Jodhpur. See the famous quadruple Jain temple dedicated to Adinath which has 80 domes and 400 pillars. Continue to Udaipur and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Udaipur.
In the morning you take a city tour of Udaipur with its beautiful lakes, palaces and fountains. In the shadows of the surrounding dark green hills, Udaipur's three lakes - Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar stand like shimmering jewels from which rise fairytale white marble palaces. Maharaja Udai Singh had once sought shelter from the Moghuls here and then endeavoured to fashion a city in the valley. Visit the City Palace Museum, intricately designed in granite, marble and mosaic with white filigreed balconies and windows, ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers. The tour continues to the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651, and "Sahelion ki Bari", a spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies who once lived in the palaces. Return to your hotel and overnight in Udaipur.
In the morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to Delhi.