DAY 01: JAIPUR
Step into Jaipur, where a warm welcome awaits. Upon arrival, enjoy personalized assistance, then head to your hotel/resort to refresh. Get ready to embark on an exciting sightseeing adventure in the Pink City.
Jaipur, the Pink City, is a UNESCO-listed world heritage city and the gateway to Rajasthan’s royal kingdom. Maharaja Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer, founded India’s first planned city here in 1727. Jaipur is celebrated for its cuisine, marvelous architecture, natural beauty, and the warmth of its residents. This city is a treasure trove of rich culture, living history, and vibrant colors. In 1876, the ruler painted the entire city terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, a tradition that continues today to symbolize culture and hospitality.
DAY 02: JAIPUR
After breakfast, enjoy a Jaipur sightseeing tour. In the evening, experience Rajasthan’s local heritage and culture at Chokhi Dhani, where you can immerse yourself in traditional art, customs, and activities, and savor a delicious Rajasthani feast.
Embark on a day of heritage exploration in Jaipur, beginning with the UNESCO-listed Amber Palace, a 1592 marvel blending Rajput and Mughal architecture. Next, discover the City Palace, a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles in the walled city’s heart, reflecting a great ruler’s vision. Then, explore the 18th-century UNESCO-listed observatory, Jantar Mantar, renowned for precise naked-eye astronomical observations. Don’t miss the iconic Hawa Mahal, adorned with delicately honeycombed pink sandstone windows. Finally, delve into the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the Albert Hall Museum, housing 19,000 historic objects, including the captivating 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy Tutu, excavated from an Akhmim pyramid.
Experience Jaipur’s Elephant Village nestled in the scenic Aravali mountains, for unique interactions with majestic elephants. Activities include feeding, bathing, painting, and thrilling Elephant Safaris, creating unforgettable memories.
DAY 03: JAIPUR – RANTHAMBHORE
(Approximately 180 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)
After breakfast, set out on a journey to Ranthambhore. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the grandeur of the UNESCO-listed Ranthambhore Fort. Later, retreat to your hotel/resort for a leisurely escape in the heart of the jungle.
Embark on an adventure to uncover the allure of UNESCO-listed Ranthambore Fort, ensconced amidst the heart of Ranthambore National Park in vibrant Rajasthan. This historic fort, with origins tracing back to the mid-10th century, narrates a compelling tale that unfolds over the course of centuries.
DAY 04: RANTHAMBHORE
Experience the thrill of a morning jungle safari at Ranthambhore National Park, a tiger haven named after the UNESCO-listed Ranthambhore fortress. Covering 392 km², this sanctuary is a Project Tiger success story with thriving tiger populations. It’s a paradise for nature lovers, boasting diverse flora, fauna, and birdlife, including one of India’s largest banyan trees. Amidst this wilderness, ancient ruins blend seamlessly with nature and wildlife. Tigers, unafraid of human presence, provide captivating daytime sightings.
Discover Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuary, where nature’s wonders await. Immerse yourself in jungle activities, from bird watching to nature walks, and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the wilderness.
DAY 05: RANTHAMBHORE – AJMER
(Approximately 320 kilometers, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, embark on a picturesque drive to Ajmer. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel/resort. Freshen up, and then step into the enchanting world of Ajmer’s sights and attractions.
Ajmer, a radiant jewel of Rajasthan, gleams with Islamic heritage, historical charm, and cultural allure. The place is renowned for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Shrine), dedicated to the great Muslim Sufi saint and Islamic Scholar Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, also known as Hazrat Gharib Nawaz (Benefactor of the poor). This eminent Sufi saint lived during the 12th and 13th centuries. The Shrine attracts devotees from across the globe. As you explore this captivating city, you’ll encounter its ancient monuments, including Islamic architectural wonders.
DAY 06: AJMER – UDAIPUR
(Approximately 280 kilometres, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, embark on a drive to Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes,’ where every moment is a picturesque vista. As you arrive at this enchanting destination, transfer to hotel/resort, rejuvenate, and savor leisurely moments in the heart of Udaipur’s beauty.
Udaipur, the heritage city renowned for its stunning lakes, grand palaces, and unique architecture. In 2018, it earned the distinction of being named the No. 1 City in Asia, a testament to its irresistible charm. Furthermore, Udaipur proudly holds a place among the world’s top 10 most beautiful cities according to Travel+ Leisure magazine’s ‘World’s Best Awards.’ Nestled amidst the lush green Aravalli Mountains and surrounded by picturesque lakes, it is a treasure trove of palaces, forts, and havelis that resonate with its rich royal history and breathtaking scenic beauty. The mesmerizing Halal-friendly travel destination, Udaipur, is also renowned as one of the most romantic places in the world.
DAY 07: UDAIPUR
After breakfast, let the enchanting ‘City of Lakes’ be your canvas for exploration.
Unearth the treasures of Udaipur! The City Palace, Rajasthan’s grandest palace complex, blends Rajasthani and Mughal styles atop a hill. Inside, intricate frescoes, mirrors, and vibrant murals await. Explore Jag Mandir, a regal Garden Palace in Lake Pichola, and the Monsoon Palace with its captivating views of the ‘City of Lakes.’ The Lake Palace, nestled on Lake Pichola, is one of the world’s most romantic palaces. Don’t miss the city’s Ropeway, offering an exhilarating cable car ride with panoramic vistas of lakes, palaces, and the Aravalli hills.
DAY 08: UDAIPUR – JODHPUR
(Approximately 290 kilometres, or a 5 to6-hour drive, one way)
After breakfast, embark on an enchanting journey to Jodhpur, en-route visit the UNESCO-listed site of Kumbhalgarh Fort and drive continue for Jodhpur, the ‘Blue City,’ a realm of perpetual picturesque beauty. Upon arrival, check into your hotel/resort. unwind, and relish serene moments amidst Jodhpur’s captivating charm.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kumbhalgarh Fort, a unique fortress nestled on the western edge of the Aravalli Hills. This massive monument boasts walls extending over 36 km, making it the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. The fort complex ranks among the largest in the world and is believed to have been built by King Samprati during the 6th century due to its strategic significance. Perched atop a hill at 1,100 m (3,600 ft) above sea level, it offers breathtaking views.
DAY 09: JODHPUR
After breakfast, explore the historical Blue City’s captivating charm.
Explore Jodhpur, a 15th-century desert fortress where history meets modernity, known as the “Blue City” for its azure homes and iconic monuments. Encircled by ancient walls and adorned with eight grand gates, it’s steeped in centuries of history and a fusion of Rajputana and Mughal architecture, with heritage preserved in forts and palaces. Begin your journey in the ancient capital, Mandore, where locals proudly bear the name “Marwaris.” Discover the UNESCO-listed Mehrangarh Fort, surrounded by blue-painted homes, and its palaces, including the Shish Mahal (Glass Palace). Explore the massive Umaid Bhavan Palace, a symbol of King Umaid Singh’s generosity during a 1920s drought. Wander heritage streets, experience vibrant festivals, and embrace Jodhpur’s captivating lifestyle with Marwari attire, exquisite handicrafts, folk culture, and the warm hospitality of affable desert people, all enhancing the city’s romantic allure.
DAY 10: JODHPUR – JAISALMER
(Approximately 290 kilometres, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, begin your journey to Jaisalmer, the ‘Golden City,’ a realm of timeless picturesque beauty. Upon arrival, check into your hotel/resort, unwind, and savor serene moments amidst Jaisalmer’s captivating charm.
Embark on a journey to Jaisalmer, the Golden City, where ancient forts, havelis, and sand-colored wonders rise from the desert dunes. Explore the iconic Golden Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a living testament to history, where a vibrant community thrives within its ancient walls. Crafted by Maharaja Rawal Jaisal in the mid-twelfth century, this citadel offers awe-inspiring vistas amid golden sandstone structures. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of heritage, adorned with unique carvings and architectural marvels. As the sun sets, Jaisalmer transforms into a whimsical fairy tale, with vibrant streets, bustling shops, and the warm embrace of its ancient residents.
DAY 11: JAISALMER
Start your day with a heritage walk in the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer, a journey through time. By late afternoon, venture to the sand dunes near a charming village. Here, you can embark on a captivating camel ride, navigating the sea of the desert’s gentle giants. The experience is enhanced by graceful folk dancers who infuse the visit with the traditional joy of this vibrant land.
Explore Jaisalmer’s allure beyond its golden structures with Desert Safaris amidst the golden Sand Dunes—an exhilarating experience for all. Ranked among the world’s top desert destinations, Sam and Khuri villages are just 50 kilometers from the city center, earning top 10 must-see destinations status of India. The vast dunes, with their hollows and ridges, craft a heartwarming landscape. Witness sands dancing in the wind and enchanting sunsets casting an orange hue. Camel rides add excitement, and luxury camps in the serene Thar Desert beneath a starry sky elevate your adventure. Don’t miss musical events and dinners featuring traditional Rajasthani cuisine around a campfire.
DAY 12: JAISALMER – JODHPUR
After breakfast, transfer to Jaisalmer Station/Airport or continue your drive to Jodhpur. Upon reaching Jodhpur, you’ll be transferred to Jodhpur Airport.
Jodhpur Airport Approximately 290 kilometres away, or a 5-6 hour drive
Embark on the captivating ‘Rajasthan Royal Panorama 12 Days Itinerary’ through vibrant Rajasthan, a Halal-friendly journey winding through Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer—six grand destinations steeped in rich history, cultural heritage, thrilling adventures, and stunning landscapes. This region has borne witness to centuries of a regal golden era, offering profound insights into India’s ancient and medieval history and culture. Immerse yourself in a captivating Halal-friendly journey through history, nature, Islamic heritage, scenic adventures, and architectural opulence. Explore UNESCO-listed monuments, and charming towns, encounter wildlife, and embrace the vast endless desert, all while enveloped in a mesmerizing Halal-friendly experience throughout your trip.