Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its entire awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city. The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would built his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital - Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill. Bhati Rajputs of Jaisalmer were feudal chiefs who lived off the forced levy on the caravans laden with precious silks and spices that crossed the territory enroute Delhi or Sindh. These caravans earned the town great wealth. For years Jaisalmer remained untouched by the outside influences. The rise of shipping trade and the port of Mumbai saw the decline of Jaisalmer. But the desert fortress, that seems to be straight out of the "Tales of the Arabian Night" still enchants. The Life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in its narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palace, havelis, temples and of course skilled artisans and ubiquitous camels. The setting sun turning Jaisalmer into a beautiful golden brown is a spectacular sight. The perfect time to visit the golden city is during the Desert Festival, held in Jan/Feb. every year, when the city reverberates to the sound of melodious tunes and rhythms. Folk dances, exciting competitions and contests especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. Colourful craft bazaars are set up for the occasion and a sound and light spectacle is organized with folk artist performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand dunes on the full moon night. Surely a not-to-be missed event.
After being picked – up from the hotel; the first place where you will be taken to is majestic Old Fort which has passed the test of times. Installed on a three – tired arched pavilion, it’s the fortified city of FIROZABAD. Inside this you will see the Ashokan Pillar with original inscriptions of Emperor Ashoka on it. Your Guide shall take you around and help in describing what all is written on the Pillar. Here you shall also see the Tomb of Safdarjung. Do not miss the grandeur and simplicity of this Tomb on visiting it!
Our tour representative will meet and greet you in Jaipur Airport or Railway Station. He will accompany you to the pre-booked hotel. There he will give you the tour related documents and a short description about the tour. After checking-in and relaxing, go for city tour which includes sightseeing of City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Take an elephant ride in the morning to reach Amber Fort. Return back to hotel in the evening and go for shopping or dining-out nearby to taste local food. Have a comfortable stay in the hotel at night.
Move towards Pushkar in the morning. Pushkar is famous worldwide for organizing the biggest Camel Fair. It also has the only Brahma Temple. Take a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake. Pay a visit to the Rose Garden. Check-in to the pre-booked hotel and have a comfortable stay at night.
Day 4 will include a trip to Mount Abu from Pushkar. Mount Abu - the only hill station of Rajasthan offers a refreshing summer retreat. On reaching Mount Abu, check in to a hotel for overnight stay.
The day will begin with the visit to Dilwara Jain Temple in Mount Abu. To carry out the rituals one has to bathe in the lake and avail the facilities from the temple. Enjoy cruising at Nakki Lake. Shop to your heart’s content or eat at Mall Road. Move towards Udaipur Airport or Railway Station to board a flight or a train for onward journey.
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