JODHPUR AND UDAIPUR
Rajasthan is an absolute delight. When you want to see extraordinary places imbibed in a truly diverse deep-rooted culture, you go and see Rajasthan!
‘Padharo Mare Des’ – The locals really believe it which you can feel by their friendly and warm vibe. Getting a short break from your daily routine and immersing yourself into a completely different one is what you need.
Your journey to Jodhpur – ‘The Blue City Of India’ takes you through some interesting terrains. Here you spend your one whole day getting used to the ‘Rajasthani’ vibe – the wonderful architecture, bright clothes, exaggerated jewelry, upbeat music and dancing. What fun!
On your first day, after freshening up, you visit Umaid Bhawan Palace. Stunning facades, marvelous architecture and a royal treat for the eyes. This is the last palace built in India before Independence. Initiated by the then king- Maharaja Umaid Singh, this luxurious property was built for a noble cause.
As a solution to the problem of famish prevailing on Mewar (Present day Jodhpur), the Maharaja commissioned a new palace as a way to give employment to the people. As of today, the palace is partly a royal family residence, a museum and a luxurious Taj Hotel.
The museum hosts a variety of interests from paintings, weapons, clock collection, photographs, and even a vintage car collection! Spend a good amount of time getting to know more about this palace and its history.
From here we move on to Mehrangarh Fort. One of the largest forts in the country, it has a rich history. Standing tall on a rocky cliff, in the outskirts of the Blue City, Mehrangarh fort is definitely the pride of Jodhpur. Called as a ‘work of giants’ by Rudyard Kipling, it is well acknowledged for its grandeur.
From here, you can see the massive expanse of the Blue City resting peacefully down there in all its glory. There are seven different gates of entry, built over the years by different Maharajas.
The fort hosts multiple palaces inside, such as Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Jhanki Mahal, as well as temples dedicated to Goddess Kuldevi and Durga. Observe spectacular and historically significant paintings, décor items, furniture, instruments etc. inside the museum.
There is a whole new world inside this fort, and to say the least, you’ll be blown away by its allure. Carrying a child like fire in your eyes, you will proceed to see the tradtional markets of Jodhpur and shop away souvenirs, lovely textiles and décor items.
Such a crazy day and there’s so much more ahead. A peaceful night at the hotel awaits you.
A few hours’ ride takes you to Udaipur- the city of lakes. Abundant in culture and history, this place is as beautiful as it is interesting. The first place you see here is the much talked about City Palace. It is quite a picturesque representation of the royal heritage. It offers wonderful insights into social and cultural lives of that era.
The royal accessories, kitchen, weapons, paintings, their morals and traditions will take you to an absolutely different time which will make you vision the kind of life that there was.
A massive façade, great lineage, rich history and a still residing royal family are only a few things that would tell you of its splendor. But we urge you to dig deep and find out more. Famous movies like Octupussy and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani have been shot here.
After the history buff in you has been satisfied to some end, you visit the handsome lake Pichola. A striking part of this extraordinary lake is the presence of many floating structures on it, like the Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Taj Lake Palace.
A peaceful ride will make you reminisce all that you have seen so far. A beautiful day comes to and end with dinner at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the lake.
Following day, you get prepared for some fabulous places post breakfast.
This day is reserved for Monsoon Palace, adorned beautifully with motifs of leaves and flowers atop a hill. It was constructed as an astronomical observatory to record the arrival of monsoons. This palace (also called Sajjangarh Palace) has been very recently opened up to tourists and is located on the outskirts of Udaipur, though quite near from the main city.
Next you see a deserving tribute to a famous king Maharana Pratap at the Maharana Pratap Memorial – a perfect blend of art and architecture. Overlooking the mesmerizing Fateh Sagar Lake, you will have a wonderful evening here. Click away the handsome statue of the heroic fighter and his loyal horse Chetak.
You may even take a boat ride in the lake. The last place to visit is the serene Sehalion Ki Badi, a beautiful garden with fountains, kiosks and marble elephants. It was built as a token of love by Maharana Sangram Singh for his queen.
Take a stroll here and reflect on your lively day. Relax, unwind- because it’s time leave for your hometowns.
This vacation will leave you wanting more of Rajasthan. And after this, we’re absolutely positive that you’ll choose Tripffee for your next trip to Rajasthan as well! We love our loyal customers and we reward them well. Share your ‘Insta-worthy ‘ travel pictures with us and get an opportunity to be featured exclusively on our Instagram feed @Tripffee.
Till the next time!
Travel far and wide,
- Travel from Delhi – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Delhi in luxury ac coach
- 4 meals (entire trip)
- 2 nights stay in hotel (1night in Jodhpur + 1 night in Udaipur)
- Bonfire (as per weather)
- Any kind of personal expenses on food, shopping, tips etc.
- Entrance fee to the forts and other monuments
- Boating charges at Lake Pichola
- Anything which is not included in the inclusions
- Any additional cost incurred due to any natural calamity or any situation which cannot be
- Plus 5% GSTUdaipur & JodhpurRs.6,999
- REGION: Rajasthan
- DURATION: 3D/2N
- TYPE: Adventure
Post lunch we head out to explore Jodhpur and visit the royal Umaid Bhavan Palace. Once we are done admiring the life of former Royal families of Jodhpur we proceed towards one of the biggest forts of India called the Mehrangarh fort.
A winding road leads to the top of the fort from where you can enjoy the panaromic view of the blue city Jodhpur. The museum of Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well stocked museums in Rajasthan which exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in detail.
After a stroll in the market we head towards our hotels where our comfortable beds are waiting for us to rest for the night.
Udaipur stands out like a gem in the deserts of Rajasthan with artificial lakes and imposing palaces. We reach Udaipur and check-in to our hotels to freshen up and head out to explore Udaipur.
We begin with the famous city palace of Udaipur. The city palace provides a panaromic view of the city surrounding it. In the evening we take a stroll around the lake Pichola or take a boat ride(optional) in the lake and enjoy our dinner in any of the restaurant looking the beautiful view of the sunset.
Return to our hotel and call it a day.
We leave towards the Maharana Pratap memorial which is dedicated to the gallant Mahrana Pratap. After covering these places we halt for lunch near the Fateh sagar Lake.
Freshen up, relax grab a bite and visit our last location, the Saheliyon ki Bari presenting a green treat in dry lands of Rajasthan famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. Saheliyon Bari or the Garden of Maids was built by the Maharna Sangram Singh for the Royal Ladies.
We leave for Delhi in the evening and reach Delhi the next day.