7 Day Rajasthan with Mumbai

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A visit to the financial capital and one of the most happening cities of the country, as well as, a tour to the magnificence of palaces, lakes and temples this tour package combines Mumbai and Rajasthan and brings the best out of each.



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A visit to the financial capital and one of the most happening cities of the country, as well as, a tour to the magnificence of palaces, lakes and temples this tour package combines Mumbai and Rajasthan and brings the best out of each.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai

    Our representative will meet you at the airport and help you check into the hotel.

     

    Mumbai is often also called the city of dreams and the city that never sleeps. This bustling metropolis is brimming with life and energy and its round the clock frenzy of activity makes it one of the most happening cities of the world. From being the commercial hub of the country, to being recognized as the land of divas and superstars of Bollywood, Mumbai is also known for its daily mundane precisions, such as, the mindboggling network of local trains and commutes, the slums and housing colonies, the dabbawalas as well as the grooving night life. Formed from an archipelago of islands in the Arabian Sea, Mumbai is named after the Goddess of the indigenous fishermen, Mumba Devi.

     

    In the evening enjoy a stroll on the beach.

     

    The Chowpatty Beach is the ideal place to be in the evening, with its thronging crowds, lip smacking food stalls, vendors and sellers all mingled with the salty sea breeze and the constant pandemonium of games and ride stalls. Take a stroll along the beach or dip your feet in the cool waters before tasting the spicy yet absolutely mouthwatering golgappas or the icy baraf golas before heading back to the hotel and calling it a night.

     

    Overnight stay in Mumbai

     

  • Day 2: Mumbai Attractions

    After breakfast proceed for sightseeing.

     

    The region north of Kolaba is a popular area and is often also referred to as the Fort. A fort that no longer exists was built here by the East India Company after the Maratha Wars, however, the typical architecture of the time still remains to be seen in the colonial buildings of the area. Some noteworthy ancient buildings that should be acknowledged for their colonial architecture include the St. John’s Church built in the 19th century in the memory of the British soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Sind.

     

    The Marine Drive is probably the most iconic landmark of the city, the arching promenade that begins from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill. Facing the mighty Arabian Sea, the drive is lit up at night to create the famous ‘Queen’s Necklace’. In fact, for those who have been fortunate enough to take a peep outside their airplanes when nose diving towards Mumbai may have seen the shimmering pearls of lights of the magnificently ornate Marine Drive.

     

    The Gateway of India, built in 1911 as a symbol of welcome for King George V and Queen Mary stands in grandeur till date, facing the Arabian Sea and acting as a prominent city landmark and tourist site. The Gateway is abuzz with vendors, hawkers, locals and tourists soaking in the sea breeze and the motor boat or launch rides are excellent ways to take a cruise along the waters and watch the stark monument stand in control at the helm of the shore. The Apollo Bunder area lies towards the east and is popular for its vendors, walkers, tourists and fortune tellers.

     

    Flora Fountain, a magnificently carved structure stands quite literally at crossroads. The road intersection where it is erected is today called Hutatma Chowk or Martyr’s Memorial, named after the martyred that fought for the creation of the state of Maharashtra. Carved from the stone shipped from England, the Flora Fountain has the statue of the Roman Goddess of abundance and fertility at its center, with carvings and adorable embellishments of sea creatures and mythical beings.

     

    The Victoria Terminus, now known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent demonstration of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India. The 160 foot high dome is the major architectural talking point; however, the terminus is not only a great example of fine architecture but also, is considered to be one of the busiest railway terminals in the world. The constant frenzy of activity, porters and travellers make it a heritage site with contemporary exemplary value.

     

    The Mumbai High Court building built by Col. J. A. Fuller in 1878 is built in English Gothic style of architecture. On the western side of the building are the statues of Justice and Mercy.

     

    The Rajabai Clock Tower made from local Kurla stone is a 280 feet tall monument that merges the Venetian and Gothic architectural styles together. The stain glass windows are its main attractions. The tower currently acts as the library of the University of Mumbai.

     

    The Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hills, built in 1880 offers some splendid views of the city below.

     

    Have a restful night stay in the hotel after an eventful day of sightseeing.

     

  • Day 3: Mumbai to Jodhpur by air, visit a Bishnoi Village

    After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board the flight to Jodhpur. Our representative will meet you at the airport and help you check into the hotel.

     

    Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha this stunning old city enclosed within its walls has managed to expand and grow outwards, however, its narrow lanes, old city vibe and the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Also called the Blue City because of the blue houses that clamor within the 10 kilometer wall, Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s prized possession.

     

    Take a short jeep ride to visit a Bishnoi Village.

     

    The Bishnoi tribe is well recognized for their conservation efforts and according to history, when Maharaja Abhaya Singh of Jodhpur in 1730 ordered to cut trees to build fortresses, the villagers hugged the trees and laid down their lives to protect their trees. A visit to the Bishnoi village is an enlightening as well rewarding experience as it helps to learn about their lifestyles, their practices and traditions and interact with them.

     

    Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Jodhpur. 

     

  • Day 4: Jodhpur Attractions

    The Mehrangarh Fort built in 1460 stands magnificently poised above the sandstone hill and overlooks the city below. The fortified massive fort is one of the largest in the India and its thick walls, seven gates including the Jayapol and Fatehpol with the palm imprints and the cannons perched on the walls. The interiors with their exquisite carvings on the various palaces and extensive courtyards look subtle under the imposing exterior façade. The museum inside the fort is home to some of the best artifacts of Rajasthan, including the royal palanquins as well as the history of the Rathore dynasty, their arms, costumes and more.

     

    Jaswant Thada the splendid white marble memorial built in the memory of the benevolent and loved king Maharaja Jaswant Singh II is a wonderful architectural structure. The translucent marble floods the interiors intricately woven in lattice work with sunshine. People still throng to the site to pay their respects for the king who is known to have considerably worked on the irrigation of the arid lands of the city.

     

    Visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, one of the world’s largest private residences with more than 300 rooms, a ballroom, theatres and banquet halls. The museum, a part of the palace has a great collection of artifacts and weaponry.

     

    Overnight stay will be in Jodhpur.

     

  • Day 5: Jodhpur to Udaipur by road, Ranakpur en route

    After breakfast proceed to Udaipur by road. However, we shall stop over at the Ranakpur temple.

     

    Ranakpur temples are one of the most sacred sites for Jains. The light colored marble along with the temples conspicuous domes, turrets, shikhara and cupolas along with its 1444 pillars each carved intricately and varied statues are what make the temple a surreal spiritual abode. The silence within the temple in the midst of forested area soothes the nerves and makes the most seasoned travellers contemplative and calm.

     

    We continue to drive towards Udaipur and check into the hotel on arrival.

     

    Situated on the banks of Lake Pichola Udaipur is a wonderland, with its magnificent palaces, beautiful islands, luxurious havelis and splendid temples. Called the City of Lakes, the surrounding Aravalli Hills make for a picturesque skyline and acts as the perfect backdrop for the magnificence of Udaipur.

     

    Founded by Maharana Uday Singh Udaipur is a leading global tourist destination renowned for its beautiful surroundings, temples and enviable architecture and history.

     

    Overnight stay will be at Udaipur.

     

  • Day 6: Udaipur Attractions

    After breakfast proceed for sightseeing.

     

    The first stop is at the breathtaking City Palace. Overlooking the Pichola Lake this formidable palace is a perfect example of Rajput architecture. Narrow dark stairs connect the interior rooms and courtyards. Pictures, antiques, miniatures are on display everywhere and a special mention of the peacock mosaics in More Mahal, the terrace of Amar Vilas magnificently crowded with trees as well as the large part of the palace which is converted into a museum.

     

    Saheliyon ki Bari built by Maharana Sangram Singh on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake is sprawled across lush green lawns with fountains that sprout water by controlling water pressure with no usage of pumps. The sound design and technique inside the lawn is such that it gives an impression of being inside a tropical forest during rains.

     

    The Bagore Ki Haveli on Gangaur Ghat on Lake Pichola has more than 100 rooms each with magnificent paintings and artifacts on display. The puppet museum is a favorite spot within the haveli and organizers may put up an impromptu puppet show if requested.

     

    Built in the 17th century, the Jagadish Temple is located right in the heart of the city. This Vishnu temple has intricate carvings and details of the lives of Vishnu and Krishna.

     

    Venture out for a cruise over the Lake Pichola for some fantastic views of the city and the surrounding hills as well as, the spectacular Jag Mandir Palace located in the middle of the lake.

     

    Have a restful night stay in Udaipur.

     

  • Day 7: Udaipur to Mumbai by air

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel, after which you are free to spend the morning in leisurely fashion.

     

    Later our representative will help you reach the airport to board your flight to Mumbai.

     

    Enjoy some last minute shopping in Mumbai before proceeding to the airport to continue with your onward journey.