A Heritage Trip Forts & Castles
A trip to the desert state, Rajasthan is truly a heritage trip which displays its rich and valiant past carefully preserved in these invincible forts, palaces and also the residents’ hearts while responsibly carry the legacy of rich and superior culture, giving the tourists an experience of the same in their vibrant smiles and warm and welcoming attitude. This is what you are going to experience when Footloose Holidays offer you a glimpse of some of the most incredible places, beginning with the Pink City, an enriching experience, leading to the Blue City, known for its people with a heart of gold and then to a small village with incomparable craftsmanship to boast of. Finally you reach the Lake City, Udaipur surrounded by greenery, unlike any desert that you have ever seen.
Day 1 Jaipur
On arrival at Jaipur Airport in the morning, you will be greeted and welcomed by Footloose Holidays Representative who will also escort you to the hotel pre-booked for you. Check-in at the hotel, rest for a while before proceeding for the sightseeing of Pink City, the capital city of state Rajasthan. Jaipur is a perfect blend of old and new where old monuments are witness to its rich and eventful past. Begin your sightseeing from Hawa Mahal, one of the famous landmarks of Jaipur as this unique structure resembling a honeycomb in the form of 953 Jharokhas or small windows give a true glimpse of the Rajputana culture. Situated nearby is City Palace which still serves as home to the former Maharaja, holds fascination for the tourists as they get an insight into the Royal ways of living. Its architecture is a blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art. In front of City Palace, you get to visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory, built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who wished to stimulate people’s interest in astronomy. This place boasts of 19 astronomical instruments built here which leave one wondering how these scientific facts were known even in 17th century. Come back completely soaked in the intriguing beauty of this city and head to the hotel.
Day 2 Jaipur Tour Continues
Post a hearty and relaxed morning meal proceed for a visit Amber fort, the fort that symbolises the bygone era of valour, dignity and pride, leaving anyone speechless with its fine architecture and the grandeur that it displays in its structure and the various places inside. While returning from Amer Fort, enjoy the view of another palace, Jal Mahal, located in the middle of a majestic lake. Coming to this city of palaces and forts can never be complete without going around the colourful bazaars/markets of Jaipur and shopping for keepsakes and memoirs that you would love to carry for your friends. Evening time is free for shopping and any other leisure activities. Come back to the hotel for a relaxed overnight stay.
Day 3 Jaipur – Jodhpur 350kms/6hrs
Following an enjoyable and hearty breakfast, it is time to explore a new destination which will drive you deeper into Thar Desert. You will proceed for Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, famously known as the Blue City of India. On the way, enjoy the salt pans and a view of Sāmbhar Lake, the largest salt water lake. On arrival, check-in at the pre-assigned hotel and enjoy the evening shopping at Tripolia Bazaar or indulging in any leisure activities. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 4 Jodhpur – Ranakpur 200kms/4hrs
Post breakfast, the following morning, you will be escorted for a city tour covering Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent structure which serves as the residence of Jodhpur Royal Family. A part of the palace has been converted into hotel and another part houses the museum. From here, drive down to Mehrangarh Fort (fort is situated 400 feet or 122 mtrs above the city) majestic in appearance leaves an everlasting impression on the viewer. Your list of must visit should also include Jaswant Thada, an architectural marvel which is a white marble cenotaph built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh ll of Jodhpur. Post lunch, it is time to drive to Ranakpur. As it will be evening when you reach there, it is time to check- in at the hotel.
Day 5 Ranakpur – Udaipur 100kms/2 hrs
After a hearty breakfast, proceed to visit Ranakpur Jain Temple Complex, where this 15th century Chaumukh Jain Temple speaks of the craftsmanship displayed in these 1444 pillars where each pillar is unique and different from the other. In the afternoon post lunch, drive to Udaipur, a beautiful city, defying the fact that we are in the desert state, boasting of being surrounded by mighty Lakes. En route, visit Kumbalgarh Fort, a Mewar fortress located at the westerly range of Aravalli Hills whose perimeter’s wall is the second longest after the Great Wall of China. On arrival at Udaipur, check-in at your pre-booked hotel where dinner and overnight stay await you.
Day 6 Udaipur
Following morning, post a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for city tour covering, City Palace (considered the largest royal complex in Rajasthan), Crystal Gallery (the world’s single largest private collection of crystal under one roof). Also enjoy the mesmerising view of Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple (large Hindu Temple in the middle of Udaipur), Saheliyon Ki Bari (courtyard of the Maidens, adorned with a beautiful garden is a popular tourist place in Udaipur). Come back to the hotel to rejuvenate your tired body with overnight comfortable stay by the lake side.
Day 7 Udaipur Drop
Next morning after your breakfast at the hotel, you will be dropped at Udaipur Airport to connect to your flight way back your home, carrying with you a collection of beautiful memories to be cherished forever.