Mt. ABU : A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills. Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren dessertscape that’s Rajasthan.Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range, the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. The road leading to Mt. Abu is a curved one characterized by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds.
The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more that just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquistie Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th –13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre.
‘Abu’ according to a legend, stands for the son of Himalayan, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm. Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints. Most famous of them was Sage Vashishtha who is believed to have created four Agnikula Rajput clans from a fire-pit by performing a ‘yagna’ or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.
The yagna was performed besides a natural springs situated below Abu, emerging from a rock shaped like a cow’s head and hence the site was called Gaumukh.
Location : Jaipur / Ajmer or Pushkar / Udaipur / Mt. Abu / Jodhpur / Jaisalmer / Bikaner
Duration : 10 Night 11 Days : 2 Night Jaipur - 1 Night Ajmer Or Pushkar - 2 Night Udaipur - 2 Night Mt. ABu - 1 Night Jodhpur - 2 Night Jaisalmer - 1 Night Bikaner
Day 01: Jaipur Airport / Railway Station – Hotel
Meet & Greet on arrival at Jaipur Railway Station / Airport & transfer to hotel. Check-in to hotel. In the evening you can take an optional tour to visit Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir) & Chokhi Dhani – An Ethnic Village Resort. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 02: Jaipur Local Sightseeing
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort & Palace, "Gaitore" Cenetophs (Front View), take a photo stop at Jal Mahal, City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Evening is free at your leisure. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur – Ajmer / Pushkar Sightseeing (145 Km / 3 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Ajmer. Arrive & Visit Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara, Ana Sagar Lake & drive to Pushkar, visit various temples and Ghats and holy Pushkar Lake. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but the main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. Overnight stay at Ajmer / Pushkar.
Day 04: Ajmer / Pushkar – Udaipur via Nathdwara & Eklingji (260 Km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast check-out from hotel and drive for Udaipur (Beautiful Lake City of Rajasthan). En-route visit Nathdwara and Eklingji. On arrival at Udaipur check-in at your hotel. In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour over the picturesque Lake Pichola (at your own cost) to admire the royal buildings around the Lake and enjoy the scenic sunset view. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 05: Udaipur Local Sightseeing
After breakfast start for Udaipur city tour. Visiting Fateh Sagar, Maharana Pratap Memorial, take a photo stop at Nehru Garden, Sehelion-KI-Bari - Queen’s resort for their friends, Sukhadia Circle (Drive Pass), Bhartiya Lok kala Museum - a museum of folk and art, it displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls. After that visit City Palace – The largest palace complex of Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple – built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Gulab Bagh. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 06: Udaipur – Mount Abu (186 Km / 4 ½ hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Mt. Abu. On arrival check-in to your hotel. In the evening enjoy the sunset from Sunset View Point in Mt. Abu. Overnight stay at Mt. Abu.
Day 07: Mount Abu Local Sightseeing
After breakfast start for Mt. Abu city tour. Visiting Prajapita Brahmakumari, Adhar Devi Temple, Achalgarh, Guru Sikhar, Dilwara Jain Temple, Honeymoon Point, Art Gallery & Nakki Lake where you can enjoy boat ride in at your own cost. Overnight stay at Mt. Abu.
Day 08: Mount Abu – Jodhpur (326 Km / 7 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Jodhpur. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 09: Jodhpur Halfday Sightseeing – Jaisalmer (285 Km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast start for halfday sightseeing covering Ummaid Bhawan Palace, Meharangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. After that transfer to Jaisalmer - The Golden City. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 10: Jaisalmer Local Seightseeing
After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, that’s why its known as Golden Fort or Sonar Kella. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli. Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. After that also vist Gadishar Lake. In evening proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes & you can experience the spectacular view of Sun set in Thar desert. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (333 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Bikaner. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon visit Karni Mata Temple (Rats Temple) at Deshnok, 30 km from Bikaner, in its present form was completed in the early 20th century in the late Mughal style by Maharaja of Bikaner. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 12: Bikaner Halfday Sightseeing – Jaipur Airport / Railway Station (330 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel & visit Junagarh Fort which includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum, Lalgarh Palace. After that transfer to Jaipur Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey.
NOTE : ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED
Visit Jaipur / Ajmer or Pushkar / Udaipur / Mt. Abu / Jodhpur / Jaisalmer / Bikaner