Rajasthan is a well-known heritage destination in India that attracts hordes of domestic and international tourists. The majestic Rajasthan self drive tour is a grand journey to six of the most prominent tourist hotspots within the state, namely Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Pushkar. This marvellous venture starts in Delhi, from where you move to Jaipur. A guided tour in the Pink City takes you to City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar, followed by a trip to the local markets for some souvenir shopping. Chokhi Dhani, and Amber and Jaigarh forts are some other prominent attractions of Jaipur that you visit on this jaunt. From here, drive to Bikaner to witness the breathtaking sights that this city has to offer. The stay here is arranged in the luxurious Gajner Palace heritage hotel. After a visit to Junagarh Fort, you can enjoy a camel safari on the golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert.
Now, the majestic Rajasthan self drive tour leads you to Jaisalmer. Enjoy a camel or Jeep safari, accompanied by a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, before you move to Jodhpur. With most of the buildings painted blue, the city itself looks like an ocean. A visit to the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is also offered on this excursion. Give an adventurous touch to this trip with a zip lining experience. In the sixth phase of the journey, travel to Udaipur to witness the outstanding architecture of City Palace. Explore the city on your own during the next two days before driving to Pushkar. The religious town houses Pushkar Lake and Jagatpita Brahma Mandir. This enthralling venture comes to an end after you reach Delhi on the 13th day.
Day 01: Delhi to Jaipur (270 km | approx. 5 hours) | Sightseeing
Early morning, leave from Delhi and drive towards Jaipur on National Highway 8. On reaching the Pink City, transfer to hotel and check-in. Post lunch enjoy a guided tour of some prominent attractions of this historical place. The excursion first takes you to the royal City Palace. This historical monument displays a wonderful blend of European, Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. Later, the excursion takes you to Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Translating into the Palace of Winds, the monument was constructed in the year 1799 so that the women of the royal family could witness the festivities of the city without being seen. After exploring one of the largest observatories of the world, Jantar Mantar, move to the local markets for some souvenir shopping.
In the evening, enjoy folk music performances and familiarise with the culture of this beautiful state. Thereafter, transfer to the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Jaipur
In the morning, go on another sightseeing tour, beginning with an elephant ride to Amber Fort. The monument was built of red sandstone and white marble by Raja Man Singh in the year 1592. Maota Lake, next to this fortress, takes its charm to the next level. After exploring this magnificent complex, move to Jaigarh Fort, which is not far from here. Also known as Victory Fort, this monument features one of the largest cannons in the world.
A visit to Chokhi Dhani, which you undertake in the evening, presents another great opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of Rajasthan. Afterwards, return to the hotel and enjoy a peaceful sleep.
Day 03: Jaipur to Bikaner (340 km | approx. 5.5 hours)
In this section of the majestic Rajasthan self drive tour, leave Jaipur and start travelling towards Bikaner. The stay, arranged in the luxurious Gajner Palace, is bound to make you feel like a monarch. This lakeside palace was once the hunting resort of the Maharajas under the British Empire. Built with red sandstone, the amazing heritage hotel is spread across 6000 acres in the Thar Desert.
After check-in and lunch, commence a guided tour of the city, and witness the hustle and bustle of the local markets.
Thereafter, retreat to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Bikaner
This sightseeing tour begins with a trip to Junagarh Fort. Formerly called Chintamani, this late 16th-century monument houses many temples, and a museum, which features a rich collection of weapons, portraits and royal costumes. Enjoy lunch, and later hop on the back of a camel to take a safari in the expansive Thar Desert. After the camel safari, return to the royal hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (330 km | approx. 4.5 hours)
In this section of the majestic Rajasthan self drive tour, check-out from the hotel and start heading towards Jaisalmer. With its name, translating into the hill fort of Jaisal, it is often called the Golden City of India. On arrival in the city, transfer to the hotel and check-in. After lunch, take a guided tour through this wonderful destination to witness its rich culture and heritage. After the trip, return to the hotel for dinner and a peaceful sleep.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
In the morning, travel to Jaisalmer Fort, which was built in the 12th century. This fortress still has about 3000 people living within its boundaries. After lunch, explore the Thar Desert on a camel or Jeep safari. Thereafter, come back to the hotel for dinner, and then enjoy a rejuvenating overnight stay.
Day 07: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (285 km | approx. 4.5 hours)
This section of the majestic Rajasthan self drive tour will take you to Jodhpur. Named after its founder, Rao Jodha, it is often called the Blue City, since most of the houses here are painted in this colour. On reaching the destination, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Post lunch let a guide take you on a tour of this historical city. After the venture, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08: Sightseeing in Jodhpur
The first destination you visit in the morning is Mehrangarh Fort. Founded by Rao Jodha, the monument features a museum, which has a well-preserved collection of furniture, cannons and musical instruments. The 15th-century fortress sits majestically on a hill and overlooks the city of Jodhpur. Give an adventurous touch to this tour with zip lining, or stroll in the markets of the Blue City for some souvenir shopping. Thereafter, head back to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing sleep.
Day 09: Jodhpur to Udaipur (255 km | approx. 5 hours)
Now, this wonderful experience will transport you to the City of Lakes, Udaipur. Also termed as the Venice of the East, this city is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the state of Rajasthan. On arrival in Udaipur, move to the hotel and check-in. After this, explore the city with an expert guide, whom you may ask questions about the local culture and history. This excursion also takes you to the City Palace, a famous place of interest here. The astonishing architecture of the fort complex, exhibiting medieval, Chinese and European styles, is truly an awe-inspiring sight. Lake Pichola in its vicinity takes the charm of the monument to another level. After this excursion, return to the hotel for a revitalising sleep.
Day 10: Rest Day in Udaipur
This stretch of the majestic Rajasthan self drive tour is dedicated to leisure. If willing, then you may embark on a excursion to the various attractions, this city has to offer. Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple and Monsoon Palace are just a few of those places of interest. Lake Palace, now a heritage hotel, is situated in the middle of Lake Pichola, and it is a treat for the eyes. In the evening, come back to the hotel and rest.
Day 11: Rest Day in Udaipur
The City of Lakes has plenty of attractions to offer, and this is why your leisure and sightseeing in Udaipur can continue. You can utilise this day to visit the places and attractions that have still been out of your reach. This is also a good opportunity to go on a shopping spree in the local markets. Post the experience; enjoy another overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur to Pushkar (320 km | approx. 5.5 hours)
This amazing excursion now leads you to the religious town of Pushkar. With the namesake lake at its centre, the town is a prominent pilgrim site for devout Hindus. It also features one of the few temples of Lord Brahma in the world. This majestic Rajasthan self drive tour lets you take a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake, and visit Jagatpita Brahma Mandir to pay homage to the deity. After the spiritual trip, transfer to the hotel for a revitalising overnight stay.
Day 13: Pushkar to Delhi (400 km | approx. 7 hours)
In the ultimate section of this wonderful trip, start driving from Pushkar, and keep on the road till you reach Delhi. The tour ends when you reach your destination, whereupon you disperse.
Duration: 12 Nights/ 13 Days
Places Covered: Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar
Best Time to go: October to March
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