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Rajasthan is perhaps the most visited state in India by tourists, but this trip curated by our experts takes you to pockets of Rajasthan where very few have ventured before. Along with some of the usuals, you experience a host of unusuals which capture the spirit of the experience that is called “Rajasthan”. Tales of valour, tales of love, tales of betrayal and the everlasting Royal spirit make up the essence of Rajasthan, which we will seek to showcase in this trip. Beginning in Delhi, the road trip takes you through Neemrana which is popular for its fort and then takes you around Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer. You can spend a day in each of these cities and explore everything they have to offer, from Udaipur’s Raas Devigarh to Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal and Jaisalmer’s dunes. There would be a lot more to come as you move forward to Mount Abu, Rohet fort and Pokhran and finally coming back to Delhi after the 15-day long road trip.
Arrival in Delhi and drive to Neemrana
On your arrival in Delhi, you will have an executive by your side who will be picking you up for the road trip at the airport. From there on, your trip would begin with your destination being Neemrana. Neemrana is popular for the fort palace which is a symbol of the rich history of India. Formerly a fort, the palace has now been converted to a hotel near Delhi-Jaipur highway and the perfect stop to your next destination that is Jaipur.
You will be spending the rest of your day at the Neemrana fort palace hotel as it will be pre-booked for you. The rest of the time can be spent exploring the fort and getting yourself ready for the next day.
Being one of the oldest heritage resorts in India, the Neemrana fort holds a lot of importance. You will have the liberty to go around the fort after breakfast while you can also visit other places in Neemrana, including the nearby step wells, known as baoris. The cherry on top of this would be a chance to experience surrounding Aravallis which are one of the oldest hill ranges in the world.
Later you can spend the night at the hotel.
Travel to Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be heading to the pink city, Jaipur. It is known that the city was painted pink in honor of Prince Albert as pink is considered a color of hospitality. The city was established by the royal family ruling the region and that royalty can be seen in every bit of Jaipur you would visit. You can spend this day exploring the milestones of the city.
In the evening, a trip to Birla temple will help you get insights into the religious beliefs of people living in Jaipur. You will have the opportunity to witness ornate statues made in marble, carved pillars at an enormous scale, and finally the aarti which everyone comes for especially.
Sightseeing in Jaipur
Jaipur has a lot of and you can explore all of that on this day of your trip, starting with Amber fort. Located on the outskirts of the city, an elephant ride will take you to the fort and make the way even more enjoyable. The fort is the perfect fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture and everything about it will leave you in awe. It has the classic aura of a romantic Rajasthani fort with paradise-like gardens.
Jaipur has an endless number of forts but one can’t miss the City Palace as it sprawls across almost one-seventh of the total area of the city. The city palace museum is another highlight that you can’t miss. Jantar Mantar would be the next stop after that as it is the best-preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh.
Jaipur is known for its Hawa Mahal more than anything and it must be added on the list if you are in the city. The sandstone structure and detailed façade will truly inspire you. There are a total of 953 windows on the façade along with niches. Later, you can explore the Old Bazaar in the evening which is the perfect way to explore the arts and crafts of Jaipur. Delightful food will be waiting for you along with a lot to shop for.
Drive to Deogarh
The next day will be starting with breakfast and a four-hour road trip to Deogarh. The town is best known for its miniature paintings and was gifted by Maharaja of Udaipur to his faithful rawats. You can enjoy your day exploring the Deogarh Mahal which is a hilltop fort with a mesmerizing view of the lakes and Aravalli hills.
Spend your time here by taking a walk around the nearby villages and the fort as the weather would also be very pleasing.
Road trip to Udaipur
Udaipur is only 80 km away from Deogarh so a 3-hour drive will quickly land you in the city of lakes. After exploring Raghosagar lake and the 2000-year-old Anjeshwar temple in Deogarh, you will be driving to Udaipur and checking into a hotel. The city is full of lake palaces, Havelis and temples, and everything stands out in white which gives Udaipur another one of its names, City of Dawn.
Raas Devigarh would be an astounding place to stay at and experience beautiful views of Udaipur.
Spending the day in Udaipur
After breakfast in a great hotel like Raas Devigarh, you will have a long day of sightseeing ahead of you. The first stop would be the city palace which is overlooking lake Pichola. Today it is partly a hotel and a museum open to visitors. The courtyards will surprise you along with its tranquil beauty. Beautiful paintings would be waiting for your appreciation in the museum and the mirror room with a panoramic view of the city is not to be missed.
Next, you will have a chance to see the ‘Garden of the Maidens’ in all its glory with its expansive lawns and fountains. The garden houses a lotus pool too and a sitting space decorated with glass mosaics. Another milestone you would be covering during the day is the Jagdish temple. It is popularly known for the giant black stone image of Lord Vishnu. Carvings can also be seen on outer walls. The rest of the evening will be spent surrounded by mountains in Jag Mandir Palace and the day ends with your overnight stay in the hotel.
Udaipur to Mount Abu
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and it will be your next destination on this day, after breakfast. The hill station is home to many saints and sages along with being the perfect destination to experience an array of Jain temples. There are natural springs situated below Abu where the well-known sage Vashishtha was performed.
After the drive, you can explore Mount Abu and take a boat ride in Nakki Lake as well.
Excursion of Mount Abu
Your day in Mount Abu will begin with an excursion of the Dilwara Jain temples. These temples display the elegance of marble and have been carved beautifully. There is a central shrine that you will be seeing, along with courtyards and many other smaller shrines. Courtyards have beautifully carved statues of Tirthankaras.
After spending the day in temples, you can relax in the evening and explore Mount Abu even more.
Mount Abu to Rohet fort
From Mount Abu, you will be moving on to Rohet which is a 5-hour drive and is well known for the Rohet fort. Villages safaris would be waiting for you as soon as you reach Rohet and this will allow you to experience the local culture as well. The city itself is a fort and is known as the fortified desert home given to Jagir of Rohet, by Maharaja of Jodhpur.
The main attraction of the city is hence the Rohet fort itself.
Rohet fort to Pokhran
After a drive from the Rohet fort, your next stop will be Pokhran. It is the junction of three cities, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner. One could easily travel to any of these cities after exploring Pokhran which is known for its interiors and crafts. Mehrangarh fort would be on the route and a visit to see the assortment of weaponry.
The rest of the day can be spent around the fort and overnight stay will be in a hotel.
Pokhran to Jaisalmer
Westward drive from Pokhran will take you to Jaisalmer which is the city of Oasis. The Jaisalmer fort is where our first stop in the city will be, as it is the oldest fort in the world. This will surely be the highlight of your entire trip. Later you can see the dunes, and stay overnight in the desert. This will be one of a kind experience for you.
Do enjoy a camel ride while you are there.
Jaisalmer to Gajner
After breakfast, your road trip will continue with its next destination being Gajner. The key attraction here would be the Gajner palace which is a hunting resort for the royal family and their guests. The palace complex has its sanctuary and is truly grand.
Experience beautiful birds during your visit and enjoy the beauty that Rajasthan has to offer.
This day of the trip will be spent driving to Alsisar, and on the route, you will have a chance to visit the Bikaner fort which is the only fort in Rajasthan to be built on plains. The city of Bikaner is surrounded by Thar desert and shares borders with Pakistan which makes it an important part of the trip. Junagarh fort is another must on the list as you can witness the old Rajasthani architecture in its true form.
Shekhawati will be your last stop before reaching Alsisar. It is full of elaborate ruins and intricately done houses along with beautiful Havelis. Alsisar again will have a lot to offer in terms of its architecture but otherwise, it is a quiet village with picturesque Havelis.
Back to Delhi
After spending your morning around Alsisar, in the afternoon you will be driving back to Delhi where you will be dropped off at the airport and your beautiful trip will come to an end here.