Sightseeing tour package of Jodhpur The Blue City
- Price from:
- 14999 INR /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 4 days
- Location Start:
- Location Finish:
- We Speak:
- Spanish, French, English, German
Last updated: 10/06/2006
The glorious and elegant monuments, temples and gardens of Jodhpur in Rajasthan depict a multi-faceted grandeur. Experience Royalty at its best as you are treated like a Maharaja & a Maharani here.
Day 01 : Arrival Jodhpur : Pickup from the Railway station / Airport & transfer to your palace / Haveli Hotel.
Post breakfast commence on a tour of Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur and it stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. The city is adorned with a number of palaces, temples and other architectural monuments which add to its glory. The city was founded by Suryavanshi Rao Jodha in 1459 A.D. was once the capital of former princely state of Marwar. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10 kms long wall. From the fort you can see the wall separating the old city from the new city. The new city has rapidly grown round the Mehrangarh Fort.
With the Mehrangarh fort on the west and stately sandstone palace of Umaid Bhawan on the east, this city is prevented from the deserts with eight gates facing different directions. The glorious and elegant monuments, temples and gardens of the city are a reminder of the past and depict a multi-faceted grandeur.
We commence with a sightseeing tour of Mehrangarh Fort.
The Mehrangarh fort is the most famous and largest fort in India and is a great landmark of the city of Jodhpur, set on a 125 m high hill which can be accessed by a winding road uphill. Mehrangarh means 'Majestic Fort'. The fort which can be seen from the surrounding part of the city was originally built in 1806, and its medieval charm is displayed in the exquisitely carved panels and porches and the decorated walls and windows of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana. Mehrangarh has its own architectural appeal, such as brilliant stained glass, that creates vibrant mosaics on the floors, with the passage of the sun through the day. The palace in this fort has its own peculiar style. The only means to access royal residences were the narrow staircases built within. The fort still houses a collection of musical instruments, palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, costumes, furniture and cannons.
The battlements are set four hundred feet above the hill. The fort also has three gates, each built to commemorate a victory as well as to reinforce the fort.
Later visit the cenotaphs or The Jaswant Thada.
Red sandstone stairs lea up to the chessboard checked courtyard of the neat white marble cenotaph dedicated toMaharaja Jaswant, this memorial was built in 1899. Inside, the reverent ambience is framed with several portraits of Jodhpur royalty. It is a peaked structure from the outside with precise trellis work and excellent carving.
Lunch at the oldest heritage hotel of India , The Ajit Bhawan Palace.
Evening visit the Mandore Gardens.
9 kms north of Jodhpur lies Mandore, popular for its gardens which house the royal cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. It includes Maharaja Jaswant Singh's and the finest and largest of all, that of Maharaja Ajit Singh's. The Hall of Heroes houses 15 figures representing indu dieties or local heroes on horse, carved out of rock and brightly painted.
Dinner at the garden restaurant of Karni Bhawan where local Rajasthani dishes are served in authentic style.
Day 02 : Post breakfast visit to the countryside Palace of Balsamand.
Located 7kms from Jodhpur is the Balsamand Lake surrounded by garden built in 1159.A European style palace constructed in 1936, looms over the lake. Although its internal structures are in a European style, it has entirely traditional and beautifully carved red sand stone facade. The lake a popular excursion spot has been converted into a public park and bird sanctuary.
Later an excursion to the nearby village of Rohet is organized which is a picturesque settlement of the Bishnoi Tribal Community- 40kms south of Jodhpur. Bishnois are famous for their reverence for plant and animal life. Rohetgarh, a peaceful heritage hotel here has a beautiful lake side environment. A horse and camel safari with picnic lunch is organized here.
Evening return to Jodhpur & is at leisure.
Dinner & Overnight in your palace/ haveli hotel.
Day 03 : Post breakfast a village jeep safari to the Bishnoi villages visiting the local houses, interacting with the villagers, viewing the rich wildlife & flora.
Later visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
This palace built of Chhittar sandstone or pink sandstone is also called the Chhittar palace. Built in the 20th century the palace has quite a few western touches as it was designed by the British Royal Institute of Architects. It took 16 years to build the Palace and was a project to give employment to people during the severe famine. The dome of the palace is only one of its kind in Rajasthan. The palace houses 300 rooms, has its own theatre, 8 dining rooms and a banquet hall which can hold 300 seated people. Ballroom has also been built to cater to the westernized royal lifestyle. The palace also contains an indoor swimming pool with a mosaic of zodiac symbols. The royal family still resides in a part of this palace and the rest has been converted into a hotel and a museum.
A grand lunch at the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Post lunch is at leisure.
Evening an organize shopping tour is organized for you.
Shopping in Jodhpur is an exciting and rewarding shopping experience for the visitors. It is the homeplace of many talented and skilled craftsmen. They include textile dyers, metal engravers and die-makers. Jodhpur still, probably, has the last of the tailors of the classic 'Jodhpur' breeches. While in Jodhpur, don't forget to buy the famous Jodhpuri Suit. It gives a royal identity to your dressing. Jodhpur is regarded as one of the most famous hub for wholesale export operations in India and attracts significant number of European and North American dealers. Shopping attractions of Jodhpur include the popular items of Jodhpur and the markets where you can buy them.
The popular items of Jodhpur, Rajasthan are antiques, Bandhini & footwear
Farwell dinner where local performers enthrall you with their dances.
Departure post breakfast
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation in a heritage palace / haveli hotel All meals as specified in the itinerary All excursions as specified by private car & English speaking guide. All entrances to monuments Jeep safari, Horse / Camel safari as per programme
- Exclusions -
- Expenses of personal nature & items not included above
- Extras -
- Cost : Rs 14999 per person onwards
Accommodation in a heritage palace / haveli hotel
All meals as specified in the itinerary
All excursions as specified by private car & English speaking guide.
All entrances to monuments
Jeep safari, Horse / Camel safari as per programme
Couldn't find what you're looking for? Check out more tours & excursions in Jodhpur
- Desert Golden Triangle - 11 days from 807 USD
- Rajasthan Desert Triangle with Taj Mahal - 10 days from 751 USD
- Royal Rajputana Desert Tour - 8 days from 613 USD
- Royal Desert City Tour of Rajasthan - 7 days from 578 USD
- Golden Sand Tour of Rajasthan - 5 days from 440 USD
- Experiences of Desert Tour - 4 days from 319 USD
- Rajasthan Tour - 11 days from 26000 INR
- Jodhpur City Tour Package - 2 days from 3000 INR
- Jodhpur City Tour with Osian - 3 days from 5000 INR
- Jodhpur City Tour with Village Safari - 3 days from 4500 INR
- Desert Tour - 4 days from 9000 INR
- Desert City Tour - 7 days from 17000 INR
- Magical Rajasthan Tour - 11 days from 25000 INR
- Forts and Battlefields of Rajasthan - 22 days from 1099 USD
Email the tour operator - Sightseeing tour package of Jodhpur The Blue City
Important Notice : Avoiding Fraud
It's rare, but some helpful hints to watch out for with regards to fraud:
- It is important to NEVER wire funds or use/employ other fund transfer mechanisms such as western union: Always use a credit card to protect yourself against fraud. If owners pressure you into providing a deposit or refuse to accept credit cards, there is a high probability that this is a scam.
- If at all suspicious of fraud, ask to see their website, or any other literature they can provide or send to you. Ask them for contact details for guests who have previously stayed on their property insisting on telephone numbers. Be suspicious of emails that originate from free email services (yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc)
- Research the property thoroughly on the internet to see if there is any history or mention of scams associated with the property.