Think of Rajasthan and you get images of forts, palaces, folk dance, and deserts. Relish the grandeur of this magnificent state through this short yet all-encompassing trip, starting from the colorful Jaipur, the Blue city- Jodhpur and the desert towns of Bikaner, and Jaisalmer. You will be spellbound by the energy, vibrancy, and character of these cities.
Check into the hotel on arrival. Jodhpur, oft called the Blue City, is one of the most popular cities in Rajasthan. Visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort that towers the city of Jodhpur. Check out the palatial period rooms, alluring latticed windows, and huge courtyards. Have a look at the priceless royal belongings including, artifacts, textiles, arms, and palanquins. Walk from the fort to Jaswant Thada, a white marble mausoleum built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Indulge in some shopping at Sardar Market. It is renowned for its textiles in varied prints, artifacts, and leather goods. Soak in the true essence of the city admiring the local art & craft. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer. Maharana Jaisal Singh found the city in 1156 AD. The city is dotted with Havelis and also the great Thar desert. Check into the hotel as soon as you arrive and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Visit all the important sites of the city starting with the Jaisalmer Fort. It is the only living fort in the country with shops, hotels, and ancient havelis still functional. While at the fort visit the Raj Mahal (royal palace), the Laxminath Temple and some Jain temples. Check out the museum that has a huge collection of things from the royal era. Spend time at Patwon-ki-Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, and Sam Sand Dunes. Try to watch the sunset at the duns, an unforgettable experience.
Jaisalmer to Bikaner
Check out of the hotel and head straight to Bikaner. In 1488 AD, Rathore Prince- Rao Bikaji founded this city. Bikaner is renowned for Camel Safaris and has the world’s largest Camel research and breeding farm.
While in Bikaner, visit the Junagarh Fort. It was built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh. There are many palaces inside the fort including; Anup Mahal, Rang Mahal, and Ganga Niwas. Visit the museum to see the precious treasures of the bygone era. Spend time at the Laxmi Niwas Palace, where the former ruler- Maharaja Ganga Singh, lived. Today, it has been made into a luxury hotel. Make a trip to the National Research Center on Camel, it is one of a kind in Asia. It also has a camel museum that talks about the developmental aspects of the research work.
Bikaner to Jaipur
Check out of the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Check in at the hotel and rest. In the afternoon visit the famous ‘City Palace’ and marvel at the granite & marble structure showcasing a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. See the artifacts at the museum inside the City Palace. Complete the palace tour with a visit to the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Go to Jantar Mantar- an observatory and find some instruments that were used for astronomical studies. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Start your day with a visit to the Amber Fort. En route check out Hawa Mahal, a prominent tourist spot. Experience the luxury that once the royals enjoyed. Check out of the hotel and head homeward, carrying a lifetime of memories.