DAY: 01 : Departure
Journey starts from Kerala by Train No.16312. (Kochuveli – 03:35 pm, Kollam – 04:35 pm, Kottayam – 06:25 pm, Ernakulam – 08:05 pm, Trichur – 09:20 pm. Journey to Mount Abu…
DAY: 02 : Departure
Calicut – 00:05 am, Kannur -02:00 am. Journey continues….
DAY: 03 : Mount Abu Meal Plan : Lunch - Dinner
Reaches Abu Road around 11:45 am. Transfer to hotel. After lunch, proceed to visit Dilwara Jain Temple, Prajapitha Brahmakumari’s Ashram (OM Shanthi Bhavan), Nakki Lake etc..
Mount Abu situated at a average height of 1,219 mtr's above sea level is the oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India, The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is home to 33 crore Gods and Goddess. According to the legend the name Abu means son of Himalayas (or Ar-Booda, "the hill of wisdom"), deriving its name from Arbuada - the powerful serpent, which rescued Nandi the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. Mount Abu has been home, to many rishis and munis (sages and saints), including the famous Rishi Vashishtha, who is believed to have created four Agnikul Rajput clans, from a fire- pit, by performing a yagna or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons. Overnight stay Mount Abu
DAY: 04 : Udaipur Meal Plan : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Early Morning proceed to Udaipur (170 Kms approx.). Visit City Palace & Museum, , Saheliyon Ki Bari, Fatheh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Chetak Memorial etc. (built in 1559, a small palace over looking at the Lake Pichola, the additions were made to it by successive Kings of Udaipur gradually evolved become the larges place in Rajasthan, Main attraction of Place are Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Later visit Saheli Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose)
Udaipur, On the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and Havelis. According to the legend, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder was hunting one day, when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichola. Maharana followed the advice of the hermit and founded the city. The marvelous architecture of the palaces is spelled bounding. Overnight stay Udaipur.
DAY: 05 : Nathdwara - Jodhpur Meal Plan : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Morning journey to visit Nathdwara (An ancient Vaishnava Temple – Shrinatji Temple) Then proceed to Jodhpur (330 kms. Approx.) . Jodhpur, The home of Rathors – The awesome princely city of Rajasthan. Founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha, today Jodhpur is one of the largest city of Rajasthan. Once the capital city of the Marwar State, crowning it is the imposing Mehrangarh Fort. The old city is situated at foothill of a hillock. The city built in a high wall 10kms, long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Umaid Bhawan Palace could be defined as Taj Mahal of North India. The city carries rich heritage and culture and flourishing industry of wood, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural crops. Overnight stay Jodhpur
DAY: 06 : Jaisalmer (310 kms) Meal Plan : Breakfast - Lunch
Morning Visit Mehragarh Fort. (situated at an altitude of about 125 meters and is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and it has seven gates, Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh) proceed to Jaisalmer. (265 kms approx.) Proceed to Jaisalmer. Evening visit Thar Desert, SAM sand dunes, Camel Ride, Desert Cultural Show with Bone Fire & Rajasthani delicious food. (On arrival at Sam Sand Dunes and transfer on Camels and enjoy camel safari & entertainment by folk performers, and chatter from colorful guides thrown in )Jaisalmer, the city of the golden fort is a fantasy in yellow sandstone in the heart of the Thar Desert. Rawla Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput King, founded the city in the year 1156 A.D. Perched atop the Trikuta Hill; it stands tall against miles of gleaming sand. The sunset has a peculiar glow here. As the night descends, the sky goes up in flames, which fade leaving a few embers, till it becomes black. A breathtaking sight indeed! Every house, here, is exquisitely carved, having filigreed work all over. These houses date back to 12th – 15th century. And hence Jaisalmer is called ’the Museum city’. Overnight stay at Tent @Jaisalmer
DAY: 07 : Bikaner (330 kms) Meal Plan : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Visit Golden City of India -Jaisalmer Fort & Havelis. (Jaisalmer Fort - built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon-Ki-Haveli - some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breath taking intricacy) Afternoon proceed to Bikaner. Bikaner: This is 500-year-old town standing still in time. The rulers here built beautiful forts that echo of opulence and images of monsoon clouds in this dry land. The wealth of its architectural heritage lies in its forts, palaces and temples– magnificent creations in red and yellow sandstone, are living. Here is a temple where rats are held sacred. Today the city is known for flourishing industries of food, wool and camel breeding .The genesis of Bikaner dates back to 1488A.D, when a Rathors prince, Rao Bikaji, son of Rao Jodhaji of Jodhpur, chose a barren wilderness called ’Jangladesh’ and transformed it to a charming city called ’Bikaner’, after the founder’s name. Not only do the traditions come alive here in colourful bazaars and Havelis, Bikaner is also famous for the best riding camels in the world. Overnight stay Bikaner
DAY: 08 : Pushkar (260 kms) Meal Plan : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Visit Junagarh Fort & Museum.( Junagadh Fort - constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bhand Sagar Temple - The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important temple of this complex.) Proceed to Pushkar. Enroute visit Karnimatha Temple (world famous rat Temple of Karnimata - at this temple rats are held sacred & roam freely within the temple complex.)Pushkar, Amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan, discover a unique gem - Pushkar. Lord Brahma - The creator of the world in a search for his abode on earth, performed the supremely spiritual Vedic yagna at Pushkar. It is thus the site of the only Brahma Temple in the world. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again. Overnight stay Pushkar
DAY: 09 : Ajmer - Jaipur (160 kms) Meal Plan : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Visit Lord Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake, Ajmer Dargha. (Pushkar, the known destination of world fame cattle faire, the only Temple of Lord Brahma on the bank of Pushkar Lake surrounded by the Ghats and one can see devotees praying and taking a dip in the holy water of Pushkar Lake. Ajmer Dargah is dedicated to Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty Dargah of Sufi saint at Ajmer. It is old saying that people who visit Ajmer Sharif and pray with pure faith and loyalty at his Dargah will free their soul). Overnight stay Jaipur
DAY: 10 : Jaipur Meal Plan : Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Visit Amber Fort (situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated), Jal Mahal, Birla Mandir, Janthar Mantar (largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh), Hawa Mahal (or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur), Jaipur Palace etc. Jaipur Widely known as the ‘Pink City, This city is color washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with ‘Shilpa Shastra’- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Overnight stay Jaipur
DAY: 11 : Departure Meal Plan : Breakfast
After breakfast, drop at Jaipur Airport / Railway station