Hotel Dodas Palace Jaipur
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.
Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue.
A state combining the charms of arid deserts, skilled artisans and authentic traditional food, Rajasthan offers an ultimate holiday experience to travellers and explorers alike. Your vacation here would start with your arrival in Jaipur and your transfers to the hotel. Popularly known as the pink city, Jaipur gives multiple of options to experience on a holiday. This bustling city offers a fine blend of history and architecture, intermingled with modern hotels and properties. Upon your arrival at the hotel, you could relax a bit and get refreshed to take on some sightseeing. Since rest of the day is at leisure for you, you could also explore other options that this exuberant city has to offer. Suggested: You could scout handicrafts, colourful textiles and traditional jewellery in the many vivacious bazaars. If you wish to relax, you can return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Today, you would be taken to the plush and royal monuments of the city, namely Amber Fort, City Palace Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall Museum. Start this day by exploring the historical past of Jaipur through its most prominent monument, the Amber Fort. This fort, also known as Amer Palace is an architectural wonder comprising of several buildings and structures that once used to be the humble abode of the several generations of the Rajputana clan. The City Palace is an amalgamation of courtyards, gardens and structures that present a striking blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles of architecture. The buildings inside this complex denote different eras of royalty, some even dating back to the earlier parts of the 20th century. Right opposite this structure is situated the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage site that houses the world?s largest stone sundial. Hawa Mahal, located at a walking distance from Jantar Mantar is an extraordinary pink sandstone building. Its unique construction with many small windows and coloured glass enabled the ladies of the royal household to witness the happenings and processions of the city, while maintaining their presence a secret. Also, visit the Laxmi Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his companion Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and good fortune. The temple complex is made entirely of marble and is laden with exquisite carvings and sculptures. If you wish to relax, you can return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Proceed ahead on this amazing Rajasthan holiday adventure and be driven to the beautiful city of Jaisalmer; this road journey would give you a chance to catch a glimpse of the picturesque arid sceneries of Rajasthan. Popularly known as the Golden City, Jaisalmer acts as a gateway to the magnificent Thar Desert. Like any other city of Rajasthan, it has royal havelis and forts that possess stunning architecture; the only difference here is that the opulence of these structures is manifolds. Upon your arrival at the hotel and completing the check-in formalities, you could relax a bit and get refreshed to take on some sightseeing. Since rest of the day is at leisure, you may enjoy your time as per you please. Suggested: You could try some local cuisine or indulge in some shopping at any of the vivacious bazaars in the city. When you wish to relax, you can return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Visit the Jaisalmer Fort that also goes by the name of Sonar Qila or the Golden Fort. Its grandiose structure rises from the desert surrounding the region, which becomes a treat to the eyes when the sun sets below the horizon. The Fort complex houses three beautifully sculptured Jain temples built between the 12th and 13th centuries, and also the five interconnected palaces. There is a palace museum that has on display a rich collection of imperial dresses and artefacts; all these ornate materials belong to the royal family of Jaisalmer. When you are done absorbing the beauty of this place, move towards the quaint and picturesque Patwaon ki Haveli, one of the most elaborately carved structures in Jaisalmer. Nestled cosily in a narrow street, it has five storeys that exhibits magnificent mirror-work art and a few paintings. After this, visit the quaint and peaceful Gadisar Lake. This water body is a man-made reservoir that was constructed by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in the 14th century to solve the water scarcity problems in the arid land of Jaisalmer. The availability of water here attracted the construction of many small temples and shrines nearby, making it a popular tourist spot. In the evening, visit the Sam sand dunes located about 41 Kms west of Jaisalmer. These sand dunes are one of the most popular excursions from this beautiful city. You could enjoy a Camel ride/camel cart ride to the Sunset Point and the Sam Sand Dunes (direct payment basis), while the sun slowly sets below the horizon in the background. As the day comes to an end enjoy a cosy overnight stay at the hotel.
Continuing the journey through the royal land of Rajasthan, get started on the road leading to the blue city of Jodhpur. This 6 hours long journey would provide you a glimpse into the picturesque rawness that this state has to offer. Upon your arrival at the hotel and completing the check-in formalities, you could relax a bit and get refreshed to take on some sightseeing. Visit one of the largest forts in India, the Mehrangarh Fort has many palatial rooms, a whirling staircase, gardens, courtyards and museums that well preserve the intricacies of the Rajputana architecture and design. Since rest of the day is at leisure, you may enjoy your time as per you please. Suggested: You could indulge in some textile and antique shopping at any of the vivacious bazaars in the city. When you wish to relax, you can return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. (You could go ahead and build your itinerary for the day by choosing from the various activities offered through the? Activities? tab. Please note, that the suggested activities are not included in the package.)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jodhpur Airport for Return Journey.