Arrival at Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City' was colored in pink to welcome Prince Albert, theconsort 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 JaiSingh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides and crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens.Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Also,Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Evening, Restof the day is at leisure, Overnight stay at your hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for the sightseeing.
Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound toenrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fortvisit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir, the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded withglittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium.
Continue your journey : With the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it is nowconverted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions of the museum isthe portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles anddaggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 largeinstruments; many of them are still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal -the Palace of Winds. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pushkar.
Pushkar is a mellow, serenne and bewitching little town which attracts those in search of some respite from the tumult of India.Pushkar is right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 km from Ajmer but separated from it by Nag Pahar, the snake mountain. Thistraveler-friendly town clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is avery important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of Sadhus (individuals on a spiritual search). Pushkar boasts temples, thoughfew are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were destroyed by Aurangzeb and subsequentlyrebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked byred spire, and over the entrance gateway is the 'huns', or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar asits site. Overnight at the hotel in Pushkar.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive towards Udaipur. Check in to the Hotel and rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnightat the hotel.
After Breakfast at the hotel you will be taken for the sightseeing of Udaipur.
Udaipur is also a centre of historic arts and crafts of Mewar, like the Mewar School of Miniature Painting. There is of course themodern face of Udaipur that one can look at if interested, but given the other sights from a glorious past, modernity is no realdistraction. This is a place that will hold you in its thrall no matter whom you are or where you come from. You will visit thefollowing:
CITY PALACE : Built in 1725, one of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, the grand City Palace is actually aconglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. It is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. Thisintricately designed monument is an architectural wonder in granite and marble.
JAGDISH TEMPLE : It was built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre ofthe old city. The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statuesof Gods are normally in marble.
FATEH SAGAR : Originally built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, Fateh Sagar was rebuilt by Maharana Fateh Singh after the rainsdestroyed the dam. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park, the garden island.
In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola (Subject to water level in the lake). With its main attractionsbeing the two palaces on the islands in the lake, Jagniwas and Jagmandir, Lake Pichola is about 4 km in length and 3 km wide. Jagniwaswas earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel. The city palace extends along the eastern shore ofthe lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, there will be a departure transfer to Udaipur Airport / Railway Station.
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