Travel with Fitouri to Rajasthan by Swati Sharma
7 Days / 6 Nights
Turn back time when you join us in Rajasthan on ‘Travel with Fitouri’ tour By Swati Sharma. Rajasthan has been the focal point for several historic events. Here, we can enjoy diverse landscapes ranging from lush green plains to arid deserts. Primarily renowned for its invincible forts built by the Marwar and Amer rulers, Rajasthan offers you breathtaking scenery and numerous historic structures. If you always wanted to pay a visit to this vibrant land, sign up for the Getaway Goddess Rajasthan tour.
Jodhpur - Lakshman Sagar (2 Hrs 40 Mins by road)
Welcome to the Getaway Goddess – Travel with Fitouri Rajasthan tour. Our representative will greet us and escort us to the hotel in Lakshman Sagar. The entire day is at leisure. We can rejuvenate with a short afternoon siesta at Lakshman Sagar Resort. An interesting session with Swati awaits us in the evening
Sightseeing tour around Lakshman Sagar
We start our day with delicious breakfast and head towards sightseeing attractions around Laxman Sagar in Pali. Later, we can take leisure in the simple joys of life like watching the sunset by the lake, flying kites or relaxing in the resort at our own leisure time or take a dip in the pool.
On to Jodhpur
Early morning, we leave the city of Lakshman Sagar and drive towards Jodhpur, Rajasthan’s second largest city. Located in the vicinity of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is renowned for its palaces, forts and temples. After we reach Jodhpur, we freshen up in our hotel rooms before we gear up for a historic tour to the Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. The Mehrangarh Fort is sprawled across a 125 m high hill and is the most impressive and formidable fort in Rajasthan. On the wall, adjacent to the Lahapol or 'Iron Gate' are 15 handprints, the sati marks of the widows of Maharaja Man Singh who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, which is still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family.
To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex is the Jaswant Thada. It is a 19th century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. The cenotaph has two more tombs within it and, the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs. Jaswant Thada is an example of architectural brilliance. It is a white marble memorial, built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. We end our day with a visit to Step Well also home to Fortitude, a gorgeous rooftop restaurant that straddles the roof of three different havelis. Later, we visit the clock tower.
The clock tower market is often touted as the premier shopping area of Jodhpur and while it’s worth a quick visit for trinkets or fruit and there is an amazing samosa shop at the south-gate, the gems of Jodhpur shopping can be found elsewhere.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and gear up for a historic tour to the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Umaid Bhawan is the monumental palace built in the 50s when the royal family of Jodhpur moved out of Mehrangarh. Under the eye of the palace are some of the best gem shops in Jodhpur. Along Circuit House Road lies several gorgeous jewellery shops, including the Gems and Jewels Palace. Here we can find a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, all beautifully executed and reasonably priced.
After enjoying a delicious lunch (at own expense), we proceed for the walking tour of the Blue City Streets. There is so much to see in this town that it is best explored on foot. A beautiful mix of old and new, on this tour we discover stunning details of tiny courtyards, hidden temples, gorgeous mosques and captivating havelis.
After exploring the iconic Blue City Streets, we have the day to ourselves for Shopping.
After satiating our appetite with delicious breakfast, we check out from the hotel and drive towards Jaisalmer. Upon arrival, we pay a visit to the five-storeyed Patwon ki Haveli built by Guman Chand Patwa who was a renowned trader. This group of five palaces was built for Patwa’s five sons. Here, we explore the latticed, carved windows and beautiful wall paintings. We laze around the Gadisar Lake, which was built with the aim to conserve water. Named in honour of Maharana Gadisar Singh, the lake once served as the main water source for the city.
Now it serves as a popular picnic spot for families. Boating is a popular activity here. Later, we proceed to hotel and check in. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure, so feel free to explore and indulge in your own adventures for the day.
Sam Sand Dunes
An interesting day awaits us! After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head to the Jaisalmer Fort, a yellow sandstone structure built by Maharawal Jaisal Singh. Also known as Sonar Kila (Golden Fort), the fort is a perfect combination of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. Later, we take a stroll around the famous attractions and colourful, bustling markets in the city. Marvel at the gorgeous architecture while you savour some delectable snacks and sweets.
Post that we check-in at Sam Sand Dunes, popular for its desert safaris. After relaxing in the camp, an exciting evening lies ahead of us as we can ride a camel (optional), and try our hand at painting by the sunset with Swati and enjoy folk dance, as per availability. Settle in for a rich, cultural Rajasthani experience!
A sense of sorrow dawns upon us as today is the last day of this trip. After bidding farewell to Swati and your fellow travellers, it is time to depart the city. Reflect upon the happy memories of this trip during your journey towards the Airport.
- CP on all days.
- MAP at Tent Stay at Jaisalmer
- Hotel Stay with breakfast
- Any Train fare / Airfare / Bus fare, unless specified
- Government Service tax 5%
- Any meals/enroute meals unless specified in the itinerary
- Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in the inclusions/itinerary
- Permits, Entrance fees, Camera fees, Guide charges, Monument and other entry fees
- Elephant and camel ride
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, room heater charges, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages , mineral water, room service, tea/ coffee etc. unless specified
- Any hike in fuel charges, tax structure (luxury tax , transport tax or service tax)
- Any other expenses/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- AC will work only in the plains and will be switched -off during hill drives
- All the prices are based on per person for Indian Nationals only, unless specified
- All sightseeing are subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination
- Kindly co-ordinate with team for availability & blocking.
- Any changes in no. Of pax will change the costing.
- Mandatory Travel Tag Insurance is included in the cost.
- Mandatory supplement of Rs 300 per pax for age group Age 71 - 75 Years.
- Insurance is valid for guest below 70 Years of age.
- For Guest 70 Years and above Medical Certificate / Other Documents will be required.
- Please check the details with your RLO.
- Vehicle will note be on disposal, It will be available for Sightseeing & Transfers purpose only.
- Rooms / Rates / Hotels are subject to availability.