Rajasthan's Venice of the east - a lake city tour

 

Udaipur was named Best City of the World in 2009 by Travel + Leisure. Udaipur is also known as the "Venice of the East", and the Kashmir of Rajasthan. 

Duration : 07 Nights/ 08 Days


Places to Visit : Delhi – Jaipur – Udaipur - Delhi
 

DAY-01: Delhi arrival:

Meet and assist with our GRAND INDIA TOURS representative at airport and transfer to pre booked hotel in New Delhi. If you are arriving in Morning New Delhi so can check in at hotel first and there is option available for the city tour or something related tour activity like shopping, etc. or day can be free for you without any transportation for any activity, just stay at hotel. 

DAY-02: Departure 07:30 hrs. for Jaipur:

Today after breakfast, proceed to Jaipur and you will be visiting 2 places “JAL MAHAL PALACE & CHOKHI DHANI. Delhi to Jaipur is 6 hours drive reach Jaipur’s Jal Mahal Palace before check in to hotel. 

Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. Spend there ½ hour at that palace and later check in to the hotel and go for the lunch, rest of the time for relax at hotel. 

Evening @ 19:00 HRS you will be dropping at Chokhi Dhani.   

Chokhi Dhani, a Rajasthani village themed resort, situated in the outskirts of Jaipur, is a representation of the culture, traditions and lifestyle of village life in Rajasthan. you will find a different theme for each day, a festive celebration every time in a different manner with a purview of real rajasthani village culture in fun, entertainment, games, thrill, shopping, rajasthani diet, Rajasthani Kalbeliya Dance or Ghoomer or other folk dance , music and much more to look... to feel... to breathe... to taste... to experience.... whereas Chokhi Dhani Resort is not merely a modern resort with many facilities, but an experience to the Royal culture of Indian history. Warm hospitality in line with the Rajasthani tradition of "Padharo Mhare Des" transports you to the era of Thakurs, the village lords. It is an ideal place for a perfect vacation. 

Later back to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaipur. 

DAY-03: Jaipur City Tour:

Get ready @ 8 am after breakfast to visit the following places in Jaipur, RAJASTHAN: 

> Amber Fort: @ 09:00 hrs.

The aesthetic ambiance of this formidable fort is seen within its walls on a four level (each with a courtyard) layout plan in well turned out opulent palace complex built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. 

> Jaigarh Fort: @ 11:00 hrs.

The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amber Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) along the north-south direction and a width of 1 kilometre (0.62 mi). The fort features a cannon named “Jaivana”, which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest. 

> Nahargarh Fort: @ 12:00 hrs.

Nahagarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur the view of the city from the fort is breath taking. Along with Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort it formed a strong defence ring for the city. 

> Hawa Mahal: @ 13:00 hrs.

"Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework. 

Lunch Break @ 13:30 to 14:30 hrs. start continues to: 

> City Palace Complex: @ 14:45 hrs.

City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur city, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. 

> Jantar-Mantar (Jaipur’s Observatory): @ 15:45 hrs

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. It is modeled after the one that he had built for him at the Mughal capital of Delhi. 

Sightseeing places is finished later there is option to get back to the hotel for relaxation or you can be free for the shopping in the traditional place called ‘PINK CITY”. Jaipur markets are open till 20:00 hrs. throughout the year for the shopping. Jaipur is also know as a shopping paradise. 

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 04 : Jaipur - Udaipur
Morning after breakfast to proceed to Udaipur. Driver will drop you at Jaipur Airport to catch the flight for Udaipur. Meet & assist with Grand India Tours representative at airport in Udaipur, later transfer to the hotel for check in. It is
also known as the City of Lakes, is a city, a Municipal Council and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is located 403 kilometers (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur.  

Apart from its history, culture and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the "Venice of the East" and is also nicknamed the "Lake City". Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. 

After some rest proceed to sightseeing the first tourist spot in Udaipur is: 

Lake Pichola:

Lake Pichola is a lake that has two islands, Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. This lake is 4 km long and 3 km wide, originally built by Maharana Udai Singh II. There are many ghats, like the bathing and washing ghats, which can be approached through boats from the City Palace of Udaipur (Bansi Ghat). In the heart of the lake the Lake Palace stands, which is now converted into a heritage palace hotel. The lake remains fairly shallow even during heavy rains, and gets dry easily in times of severe drought.

Later return to the hotel for overnight stay. 

DAY 05 : Udaipur tour continues
Early Morning after breakfast start city sightseeing of Udaipur. 

Udaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The lakes, palaces and lively workspaces and culture attract foreign and domestic visitors. It is a favorite marriage destination. Many celebrities, including film stars, business families, and politicians chose Udaipur to hold marriage ceremonies and parties. 

The following tourist places you will be visiting in Udaipur: 

City Palace, Udaipur

Standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the "Jag Niwas" (the Lake Palace Hotel). They also have views of Jag Mandir on one side and the city of Udaipur on the other. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate - the Tripolia, built in 1725. The way now leads to a series of courtyards, overlapping parations, terraces, corridors and gardens.

Lake Palace

The Lake Palace was built in 1743-1746. It is made of marble and is situated on Jag Niwas island in Lake Pichola. It was originally built as a royal summer palace, but is now a luxury 5 Star hotel, operating under the "Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces" banner.

Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir is another island in Lake Pichola which is known for its garden courtyard. Shah Jahan took refuge here while revolting against his father. There is a restaurant run by the HRH group of hotels.

Monsoon Palace

Monsoon Palace also known as Sajjan Garh Palace The summer resort of the Maharajas is atop the hill overlooking all of the lakes. This palace had a way to collect rain water for consumption all year around.

Jagdish Temple

The Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1651 A.D. It is an example of Indo - Aryan architecture. and this temple is having a great example of architecture and art. this area is the main tourist area in city. you can also find some special kind of things like rajasthani dress, paintings etc.

Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is situated in the north of Lake Picholas. It was originally built by Maharana Jai Singh in the year 1678 AD, but later on reconstructed and extended by Maharana Fateh Singh after much destruction was caused by heavy rains. In 1993-1994, the water vanished from the lake, but in 2005-2006, the lake regained its water.

Saheliyon-ki-Bari

Sahelion ki Bari was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fatah Sagar Lake have lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant-shaped fountains. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose.

This temple is situated near old railway station (Thokar) and M L S University. This is old and famous Ganesh Temple with standing statue of Shree Ganesh Ji considered very fruitful (Chamatkarik).Thousands of Bhaktas(devotees) come here every Wednesday.

Nehru Garden

This is a park situated in the middle of Fatah Sager Lake. This park covers about 41 acres (170,000 m2), with flower gardens and a lily pond. It was inaugurated on the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The garden overlooks the ancient Moti Mahal of Maharana Pratap and gives a view of the Aravalli hills on three sides.

Ahar Museum

Located about 2 km east of Udaipur is a cluster of cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar. There are about nineteen cenotaphs of Maharanas cremated there. One cenotaph is that Maharana Amar Singh, who reigned from 1597 to 1620. Nearby is also Ahar Museum, where on display is limited but very rare earthen pottery, as well as some sculptures and other archaeological finds. Some pieces date back to 1700 BC, and a tenth-century metal figure of Buddha is a special attraction.

Shilpgram

A crafts village located northwest of Udaipur, Shilpgram hosts an annual crafts fair which is one of the biggest in India; people from different states in the country have stalls showcasing their art and crafts work.

Ranka Palace (108, North ayad)

This is a unique House Of Famous Ranka Family. you can see Many families with very different Nature & Identities at same place in Ranks Palace. M L Ranka (Thakur) is Head of the family with 6 Sons & 1 Daughter.

Status of Shiva (45, eastern). The beautiful and BHAHIM village "Menar" between Udaipur and Chittor. This Status is on bank of Bhram Sagar and giving bless to all villager.

After complete all the sightseeing places back to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 06 : Udaipur – Delhi return
Early Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel. Driver will drop you at the airport in Udaipur. 
Meet and assist with our GRAND INDIA TOURS representative at airport and transfer to pre booked hotel in Delhi. Day can be free for you without any transportation for any personal activity.
 

Stay overnight in Delhi. 

DAY-07:  Delhi City Tour:

Full day Delhi City tour start 7 am visit the following places in Delhi or New Delhi: 

> Birla Temple: @ 08:00 hrs.

Also called The Laxmi Narayana Temple. The temple is adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden. The temple is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees on the Hindu festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali. 

> India Gate:

The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was built in 1931. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the British Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Raj in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 

> Parliament House:

The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body in India. Founded in 1919, the Parliament alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all political bodies in India. 

> Jantar Mantar:

The Jantra Mantra (literally the 'instrument and formula' and often called the Jantar Mantar), is located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. 

> Rajghaat:

Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhiji's cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi in India on Ring Road officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. 

> Red Fort:

The Red Fort usually transcribed into English as Lal Qil'ah or Lal Qila) is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the lal qila in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India) that served as the residence of the Imperial Family of India. It also served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. 

> Jama Masjid:

Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1628 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road. 

> Qutub Minar:

The Qutub Minar is a tower located in Delhi, India. It is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). Construction commenced by Qutb-ud-din Aibak who won Delhi from Prithviraj under Muhammad Ghori as his commander in chief, and finished by Iltutmish. 

> Lotus Temple:

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. 

 > Akshardham Temple:

Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. 

Evening free for personal shopping. Stay overnight in Delhi. 

DAY-08: Departure from New Delhi:

Delhi Departure transfer to AIRPORT or RLY. STN.

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> ALSO NOTE:

> Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodations ( 3star, 4 star, 5 star or 5 star Deluxe as per choice)
2. Transportations: Car, Train & Flight as per itinerary
3. Tour Guide to visit tourist places as per itinerary
4. Car with English-speaking Driver
5. All Transfers & Sightseeing
6. Toll Taxes & Parking
7. Fuel & Gasoline
8. Driver allowances

> Not included:

1. Monuments entry tickets & camera charges
2. Personal shopping
3. Tips
4. Miscellaneous


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