DAY 01: JAIPUR
Upon arrival, enjoy personalized assistance, and then head to your hotel/resort to refresh. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the enchanting heritage of the Pink City. Evening free for leisure at your own pace
Jaipur, the Pink City, is a UNESCO-listed world heritage city and the gateway to Rajasthan’s royal kingdom. Maharaja Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer, founded India’s first planned city here in 1727. Jaipur is celebrated for its cuisine, marvelous architecture, natural beauty, and the warmth of its residents. This city is a treasure trove of rich culture, living history, and vibrant colors. In 1876, the ruler painted the entire city terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, a tradition that continues today to symbolize culture and hospitality.
DAY 02: JAIPUR
After breakfast, embark on a captivating Jaipur sightseeing tour, where you’ll discover the UNESCO-listed city’s heritage and architectural gems. As evening descends, journey to an ethnic village on Jaipur’s outskirts, delving deep into Rajasthan’s rich culture. Engage in time-honored art, customs, and activities. Wrap up this unforgettable experience with a delicious Rajasthani feast, a true taste of local traditions and flavors.
Embark on a day of heritage exploration in Jaipur, beginning with the UNESCO-listed Amber Palace, a 1592 marvel blending Rajput and Mughal architecture. Next, discover the City Palace, a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles in the walled city’s heart, reflecting a great ruler’s vision. Then, explore the 18th-century UNESCO-listed observatory, Jantar Mantar, renowned for precise naked-eye astronomical observations. Don’t miss the iconic Hawa Mahal, adorned with delicately honeycombed pink sandstone windows. Finally, delve into the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the Albert Hall Museum, housing 19,000 historic objects, including the captivating 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy Tutu, excavated from an Akhmim pyramid.
Experience Jaipur’s Elephant Village nestled in the scenic Aravali mountains, for unique interactions with majestic elephants. Activities include feeding, bathing, painting, and thrilling Elephant Safaris, creating unforgettable memories.
DAY 03: JAIPUR – RANTHAMBHORE
(Approximately 180 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)
After breakfast, set out on a journey to Ranthambhore. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the grandeur of the UNESCO-listed Ranthambhore Fort. Later, retreat to your hotel/resort for a leisurely escape in the heart of the jungle.
Embark on an adventure to uncover the allure of UNESCO-listed Ranthambore Fort, ensconced amidst the heart of Ranthambore National Park in vibrant Rajasthan. This historic fort, with origins tracing back to the mid-10th century, narrates a compelling tale that unfolds over centuries.
DAY 04: RANTHAMBHORE
Experience the thrill of a morning jungle safari at Ranthambhore National Park, a tiger haven named after the UNESCO-listed Ranthambhore fortress. Covering 392 km², this sanctuary is a Project Tiger success story with thriving tiger populations. It’s a paradise for nature lovers, boasting diverse flora, fauna, and birdlife, including one of India’s largest banyan trees. Amidst this wilderness, ancient ruins blend seamlessly with nature and wildlife. Tigers, unafraid of human presence, provide captivating daytime sightings.
Discover Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary, where nature’s wonders await. Immerse yourself in jungle activities, from bird watching to nature walks, and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the wilderness.
DAY 05: RANTHAMBHORE – AJMER / PUSHKAR
(Approximately 320 kilometers, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, Embark on a journey that takes you through the mystical roads to Ajmer and Pushkar. As you venture towards your destination, you have the option to visit the historic city of Ajmer along the way, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your trip. Upon your arrival in this captivating region, you can choose to stay either in the bustling heart of Ajmer or amidst the serene beauty of Pushkar.
Ajmer, a radiant jewel of Rajasthan, gleams with heritage, historical charm, and cultural allure. The place is renowned for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Shrine), dedicated to the great Muslim Sufi saint and Scholar Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, also known as Hazrat Gharib Nawaz (Benefactor of the poor). This eminent Sufi saint lived during the 12th and 13th centuries. The Shrine attracts devotees of all faiths and from across the globe. As you explore this captivating city, you’ll encounter its ancient monuments, including many architectural wonders. Near Ajmer city, the beautiful historical town of Pushkar is one of the most significant pilgrimage places, celebrated for its temple dedicated to Jagatpita Lord Brahma. With its rare temples, shrines, and picturesque landscapes, Pushkar, situated in Rajasthan, is a destination where visitors come to discover inner peace and immerse themselves in the exquisite beauty of Mother Nature.
DAY 06: AJMER / PUSHKAR – UDAIPUR
(Approximately 280 kilometers, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, embark on a drive to Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes,’ where every moment is a picturesque vista. As you arrive at this enchanting destination, transfer to hotel/resort, rejuvenate, and savor leisurely moments in the heart of Udaipur’s beauty.
Udaipur is a heritage city renowned for its stunning lakes, grand palaces, and unique architecture. In 2018, it earned the distinction of being named the No. 1 City in Asia, a testament to its irresistible charm. Furthermore, Udaipur proudly holds a place among the world’s top 10 most beautiful cities according to Travel+ Leisure magazine’s ‘World’s Best Awards.’ Nestled amidst the lush green Aravalli Mountains and surrounded by picturesque lakes, it is a treasure trove of palaces, forts, and havelis that resonate with its rich royal history and breathtaking scenic beauty. The mesmerizing Halal-friendly travel destination, Udaipur, is also renowned as one of the most romantic places in the world.
DAY 07: UDAIPUR
After breakfast, let the enchanting ‘City of Lakes’ be your canvas for exploration.
Unearth the treasures of Udaipur! The City Palace, Rajasthan’s grandest palace complex, blends Rajasthani and Mughal styles atop a hill. Inside, intricate frescoes, mirrors, and vibrant murals await. Explore Jag Mandir, a regal Garden Palace in Lake Pichola, and the Monsoon Palace with its captivating views of the ‘City of Lakes.’ The Lake Palace, nestled on Lake Pichola, is one of the world’s most romantic palaces. Don’t miss the city’s Ropeway, offering an exhilarating cable car ride with panoramic vistas of lakes, palaces, and the Aravalli Hills.
DAY 08: UDAIPUR – JODHPUR
After early breakfast, embark on a captivating journey to Jodhpur, the “Blue City”, adorned with history and culture. Along the way, make delightful stops at Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur, two radiant gems nestled in the heart of Rajasthan. As the sun dips below the horizon, arrive in the charismatic city of Jodhpur and make your way to hotel/resort.
Embark on a captivating odyssey through Rajasthan’s architectural treasures. Your adventure begins at the majestic UNESCO World Heritage site, Kumbhalgarh Fort, perched atop the Aravalli Hills, around 90 kilometers from Udaipur. Marvel at the sheer grandeur of its walls, extending over an incredible 36 kilometers—the world’s second-longest continuous wall. As you stand at an elevation of 1,100 meters, prepare to be spellbound by the breathtaking views that stretch before you. Next, your journey takes you to the hidden gem of the 15th-century Jain Temple of Ranakpur, nestled in the lush embrace of the Aravalli Hills. It’s a little over 35 kilometers from Kumbhalgarh and approximately 150 kilometers on your way to Jodhpur. Immerse yourself in the temple’s 1,444 intricately carved pillars and 29 grand halls where light and shadow waltz in an enchanting display—a photographer’s paradise. A visit to Ranakpur Temple isn’t just a trip; it’s an immersive experience of timeless beauty, serenity, and devotion. This journey will etch itself into your memory, creating lasting impressions of wonder and awe.
DAY 09: JODHPUR
After breakfast, enjoy your exploration of the “Blue City” of Jodhpur
Explore the ‘Blue City’ with the UNESCO-listed Mehrangarh Fort, surrounded by blue-painted homes, and explore its palaces and unique museum. Don’t miss the Shish Mahal (Glass Palace). Visit the massive Umaid Bhavan Palace, built in response to a 1920s drought, a symbol of King Umaid Singh’s generosity. Stroll the heritage streets filled with stunning ‘blue homes,’ experience vibrant fairs and festivals, and soak in Jodhpur’s captivating lifestyle, marked by colorful Marwari attire, exquisite handicrafts, folk culture, and the warm hospitality of the affable desert people, adding to the city’s romantic allure.
DAY 10: JODHPUR – JAISALMER
(Approximately 290 kilometers, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, begin your journey to Jaisalmer, the ‘Golden City,’ a realm of timeless picturesque beauty. Upon arrival, check into your hotel/resort, unwind, and savor serene moments amidst Jaisalmer’s captivating charm.
Embark on a journey to Jaisalmer, the Golden City, where ancient forts, havelis, and sand-colored wonders rise from the desert dunes. Explore the iconic Golden Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a living testament to history, where a vibrant community thrives within its ancient walls. Crafted by Maharaja Rawal Jaisal in the mid-twelfth century, this citadel offers awe-inspiring vistas amid golden sandstone structures. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of heritage, adorned with unique carvings and architectural marvels. As the sun sets, Jaisalmer transforms into a whimsical fairy tale, with vibrant streets, bustling shops, and the warm embrace of its ancient residents.
DAY 11: JAISALMER IN AND AROUND
Start your day with a heritage walk in the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer, a journey through time. By late afternoon, venture to the sand dunes near a charming village. Here, you can embark on a captivating camel ride, navigating the sea of the desert’s gentle giants. The experience is enhanced by graceful folk dancers who infuse the visit with the traditional joy of this vibrant land.
Explore Jaisalmer’s allure beyond its golden structures with Desert Safaris amidst the golden Sand Dunes—an exhilarating experience for all. Ranked among the world’s top desert destinations, Sam and Khuri villages are just 50 kilometers from the city center, earning the top 10 must-see destinations status of India. The vast dunes, with their hollows and ridges, craft a heartwarming landscape. Witness sands dancing in the wind and enchanting sunsets casting an orange hue. Camel rides add excitement, and luxury camps in the serene Thar Desert beneath a starry sky elevate your adventure. Don’t miss musical events and dinners featuring traditional Rajasthani cuisine around a campfire.
DAY 12: JAISALMER / JODHPUR
After breakfast, transfer to Jaisalmer Station / Airport or continue your drive to Jodhpur. Upon reaching Jodhpur, you’ll be transferred to Jodhpur Airport.
Jodhpur Airport, situated approximately 290 kilometers away, can be reached in just 5-6 hours by road travel.
Embark on a 12-day odyssey through Rajasthan’s vibrant tapestry with our ‘Rajasthan the Royal Panorama Itinerary.’ Discover Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Ajmer, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer—unveiling a mesmerizing blend of rich history, cultural heritage, thrilling wildlife, desert escapades, serene lakes, and breathtaking landscapes. Immerse yourself in India’s regal past, weaving history, heritage, and heart-pounding wildlife encounters. Find serenity in nature’s embrace, marvel at architectural opulence, and explore UNESCO gems and charming towns. Be enchanted by magnificent architecture, thrilled by wildlife, and lost in boundless desert vistas. As you traverse through this extraordinary adventure, indulge in moments of mesmerizing leisure, where every day leaves you with unforgettable memories etched in your heart.