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 IN AND AROUND
After early breakfast, embark on an enchanting day excursion to Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur, two radiant gems in the heart of Rajasthan. Then, as the sun sets, relish the freedom of leisure in the captivating city of Udaipur.
Explore two architectural gems in the heart of Rajasthan. Begin your journey at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kumbhalgarh Fort, majestically perched atop the Aravalli Hills, approximately 90 kilometers from Udaipur. Marvel at its imposing walls, stretching over 36 kilometers – the world’s second-longest continuous wall. At an elevation of 1,100 meters, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views that will leave you in awe. Then, venture to the 15th-century Jain Temple of Ranakpur, a hidden gem in the lush Aravalli Hills, just about 35 kilometers from Kumbhalgarh and 90 kilometers from Udaipur. Explore the temple’s 1,444 intricately carved pillars and 29 grand halls where light and shadow perform an enchanting dance – a photographer’s dream come true. A visit to Ranakpur Temple is not merely a trip; it’s a profound immersion in timeless beauty, serenity, and devotion—a journey that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.
DAY 09: UDAIPUR
After breakfast After breakfast, check out from your hotel/resort. If you have some time available, you can opt for optional sightseeing or shopping visits in Udaipur’s vibrant markets. Later, your transfer to Udaipur Airport for your onward journey. The transfer will be coordinated based on your flight schedule, ensuring a seamless and punctual departure from the city.
Embark on our mesmerizing 9-day trip ‘Heritage with Wild and Leisure Itinerary’ and let it transport you through the vibrant tapestry of Rajasthan. This captivating journey unfurls a mesmerizing tour of Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Ajmer, Pushkar, and Udaipur—destinations steeped in history, promising thrilling adventures, and adorned with breathtaking scenic splendor. This is a region that has borne witness to centuries of a regal era, and this extraordinary trip offers you a profound glimpse into India’s ancient and medieval history. Immerse yourself in a journey that seamlessly weaves together history, rich heritage, exhilarating wildlife encounters, the serenity of nature, picturesque lakes, and architectural opulence. Explore UNESCO-listed monuments, wander through charming towns, and encounter thrilling wildlife as you delve into the narratives etched in stone. Throughout this remarkable journey, you’ll find yourself wrapped in a tapestry of heritage and cultural opulence, creating memories that will last a lifetime. As you revel in this extraordinary adventure, savor the enchantment of leisure and a seamless travel experience that will leave you spellbound.