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Discover India’s Golden Triangle: 5-Day/4-Night Jaisalmer and Jodhpur Tour for 1 Adult

260e Ashokarama Mawatha, Katunayake 11558, Sri Lanka

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7 days (approx.) - English

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EXPLORE INDIA -07
Jaisalmer and Jodhpur Tour (5Days/4Nights)(1 ADULT)

Highlights
  • Explore the world’s largest private residence, the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur
  • Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, a hilltop complex with palaces, courtyards, and a museum
  • Admire the cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II at the Jaswant Thada
  • Experience the Golden City of Jaisalmer, located in the heart of the Thar Desert
  • Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal
Description

EXPLORE INDIA  -07

Jaisalmer and Jodhpur Tour (5Days/4Nights)(1 ADULT)


Day 01
Arrival at Jodhpur Railway Station / Airport

Overnight stay at Jodhpur.

Day 02
Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. It is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner, Gaj Singh. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace is not a residence. The palace complex is set in an area of 26 acres (11 ha) of land including 15 acres (6.1 ha) of gardens. The palace consists of a throne chamber, a private meeting hall, a Durbar Hall to meet the public, a vaulted banquet hall, private dining halls, a ballroom, a library, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a billiards room, four tennis courts, two marble squash courts, and long passages.

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort covers an area of 1,200 acres (486 hectares) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. The complex is located on a hilltop around 122 metres above the surrounding plain, and was constructed circa 1459 by Rajput ruler Rao Jodha, though most of the existing structure is from the 17th century. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards, as well as a museum housing various relics. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending Mehrangarh.

Jaswant Thada

The Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and serves as the cremation ground for the royal Rajput family of Marwar.

Jaisalmer – The Golden City

Jaisalmer nicknamed “The Golden city”, is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, located 575 kilometres (357 mi) west of the state capital Jaipur. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone and is crowned by the ancient Jaisalmer Fort. This fort contains a royal palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples of both the fort and of the town below are built of finely sculptured sandstone. The town lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert) and has a population, including the residents of the fort, of about 78,000. It is the administrative headquarters of Jaisalmer District. Jaisalmer was once the capital of Jaisalmer State.

Overnight stay at Jaisalmer

Day 03
The Jaisalmer Fort

Built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort, situated on Meru Hill and named as Trikoot Garh has been the scene of many battles. Its massive sandstone walls are a tiny lion colour during the day, turning to a magical honey-gold as the sun sets. The famous Indian film director Satyajit Ray wrote a detective novel and later turned it into a film − Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress) which was based on this fort. About a quarter of city’s population still live inside the fort. The main attractions inside the fort are: Raj Mahal Jain temples and the Laxminath temple.

Haveli

A haveli is a traditional townhouse, mansion, manor house, in the Indian subcontinent, usually one with historical and architectural significance, and located in a town or city. The word haveli is derived from Arabic hawali, meaning “partition” or “private space”, popularised under the Mughal Empire, and was devoid of any architectural affiliations. Later, the word haveli came to be used as a generic term for various styles of regional mansions, manor houses, townhouse found in the Indian subcontinent.

Gadishar Lake

Gadisar Lake also called Gadaria Lake is located in the Jaisalmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by the founder of Jaisalmer, King Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD and later rebuilt by Gadsi Singh in the year around 1367 AD. This lake is an artificial lake. The lake is located about 1.5 km from Jaisalmer Fort. It is said that this lake once provided water to the entire city. Presently, the water comes in the Gadisar Lake from Indira Gandhi Canal, so it never dries.

Get experience camel ride in Thar desert.

Overnight stay at Jaisalmer

Day 04
Moving to Jodhpur

Jaisalmer War Museum

The Jaisalmer War Museum was conceptualised to display India’s rich military history and showcase real war efforts as they happened in the past. The Jaisalmer War Museum aims to promote greater awareness of the sacrifice made by heroes of the Indian Army, in particular, and Indian Armed Forces in general.

Overnight stay at Jodhpur.

Day 05

Move back to Jodhpur Railway Station / Airport

Itinerary

Day 01 | Arrival at Jodhpur Railway Station / AirportOvernight stay at Jodhpur| Day 02 | Visit Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and experience camel ride in Thar desertOvernight stay at Jaisalmer| Day 03 | Visit Jaisalmer Fort, Haveli and Gadishar LakeOvernight stay at Jaisalmer| Day 04 | Moving to Jodhpur and visit Jaisalmer War MuseumOvernight stay at Jodhpur| Day 05 | Move back to Jodhpur Railway Station / Airport.

Starting Location
260e Ashokarama Mawatha, Katunayake 11558, Sri Lanka.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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