Deserts and Lakes - Vision Impaired - 5 nights

Jodhpur, Udaipur

Jodhpur, located at the edge of the Thar desert is a sea of blue brick houses. It was once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar, and is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples bring Jodh...

Jodhpur, located at the edge of the Thar desert is a sea of blue brick houses. It was once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar, and is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples bring Jodhpur's historic grandeur alive, exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city.

With stunning marble palaces overlooking pristine lakes, all surrounded by the omnipresent Aravalli hills, Udaipur has all the ingredients of a romantic and dreamy destination. Everything you see, touch and smell in the Venice of the East will leave you wanting more.

This tour attempts to unfold all this and an opportunity to understand, experience and enjoy her sublime beauty, though demystifying this land would amount to a work in progress.

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  • This leisurely trip has been especially curated for Vision Impaired travellers. It will include services of specially trained driver and guides who will be able to bring alive all monuments and attractions to enhance the experiences. In addition to important monuments, we have included places that could delight an explorer's soul for the sounds, smells and tastes.
starting from
773 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 Arrive Jodhpur

  • Day 2 Jodhpur

  • Day 3 Jodhpur

  • Day 4 Jodhpur - Udaipur

  • Day 5 Udaipur

  • Day 6 Depart Udaipur

  • Day 1
    Arrive Jodhpur
    • Welcome to Jodhpur! On arrival at the airport in Jodhpur, the airline staff would escort you through customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, to the exit at arrival terminal where an Enable Travel representative will receive you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating a smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check in.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of the hotel.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Fern Residency
  • Day 2
    Jodhpur
    • Explore the Mehrangarh Fort.

      After breakfast, begin a tour of the monumental Mehrangarh Fort. For a comfortable visit to this fort, a great idea would be to wear proper shoes or sturdy sandals and carry sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses.

      In 1459, Rao Jodha laid the foundation of what was destined to become one of the mightiest forts of all time, Mehrangarh - the citadel of the sun. Today, the beautiful palaces and dazzling period rooms of the fort have been converted into a unique museum that houses an impressive collection of elephant howdahs (seat), palanquins, armoury, paintings, turbans and much more.

      Even though you will be accompanied by a local guide, you may want to take the audio tour, which is a part of your entrance ticket. The audio tour that begins with a warm welcome in the rich baritone voice of the current Maharaja of Jodhpur transports you back in time as you meander your way through the numerous corridors of medieval to the modern Indian history.

      Be prepared to walk on an uneven paved pathway most of the way through the fort, right from the entrance itself. It's a reminder of the days gone by, when the horses' hooves would go clippety-clop over these rocks. As you walk up the hill, soft notes of lilting shehnai music and the heavy beating of drums reach your ears. Yes, you are now at Loha Pol (Iron Gate), the entry gate to the royal palaces.

      Navigating through this majestic fort, as you reach the ramparts (the highest point of the fort), feel the freshness of the breeze hitting your face. You can actually hear the distant humming of the city below.

    • The rest of the evening is at leisure to relax.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Fern Residency
  • Day 3
    Jodhpur
    • Enjoy a walking tour of Jodhpur.

      After your breakfast at the hotel, the morning begins with a walking tour of Jodhpur.

      Later, dive into the heart of Jodhpur with a walking tour through the ancient town. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the area. Learn about interesting legends from the past, peep into the life of locals, and wander through narrow alleyways. The exciting walk ends at the Old Clock Tower vegetable and spice market where you are bound to make new culinary discoveries.

      From here, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    • The rest of the evening is at leisure to relax and unwind at the hotel.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Fern Residency
  • Day 4
    Jodhpur - Udaipur
    • Transfer from hotel in Jodhpur to hotel in Udaipur, en route visit Ranakpur.

      Post breakfast, embark on a picturesque drive through the rugged, wooded hills of the Aravallis to the City of Lakes - Udaipur (a journey of 280 km / approx. 7 hrs drive) with an en route visit to Ranakpur.

      Nesting deep within the forests of the Aravalli's green valleys, is the ancient township of Ranakpur. It boasts some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country, which are famous for intricate friezes and sculptures.

      A professionally designed audio tour of the main temple complex is worth taking. Take the opportunity of running your fingers over some of the 1,444 carved pillars to notice that no two of them are alike - vertical and intricate carvings, celestial figures, floral motifs, geometrical patterns and much more.

      On arrival in Udaipur, check in to your hotel.

      Stroll around and find out why the city is famous for its miniature paintings or why it's become the centre for performing arts and crafts.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Golden Tulip
  • Day 5
    Udaipur
    • Discover the City Palace followed by visit to Old City market and Saheliyon ki Bari.

      After a leisurely breakfast, begin the day with a visit to sections of the striking City Palace Complex. Amidst blocks of pastel-coloured buildings, the City Palace surfaces towards the sky through the rooftops. Lattice balconies and intricately carved windows adorn the exterior of the grand palace, while sparkling mosaic tiles and stain glass embellish its interior.

      As you leave your vehicle to walk to the City Palace, you can actually feel the roughness of the ash grey stone under your feet. This is the pathway till you enter the main building. Walk past the three-arched gateway known as Tripolia to enter the first courtyard where the royals would get off their elephants, horses and camels.

      Experience the low ceilinged narrow corridors that take you up the narrow winding staircases with uneven heighted steps - though ancient, they were an advance strategic mechanism of defence. Can you imagine an enemy being able to breach the palace?

      Envisage the dazzling period rooms with colourful mosaic work and miniatures - the most popular art from this city.

      From the palace, continue on a walk to the Old City market, when suddenly the sound of a bell resonates in your ear. You are now at the Jagdish Temple - one of the landmarks of the old city. Stop by at the temple and inhale the freshness of marigold and rose flowers. And, of course, the roadside flower vendors are always there for you to buy a handful from. Enjoy the treasures of this buzzing local market with its colourful and interesting souvenirs.

      Myriad voices of vendors selling almost everything and the local street food aroma surround the air - camera batteries, memory cards, post cards, soft drinks, miniature paintings, the masala chai and the very popular, samosa!

      Later in the afternoon, visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, the Garden of the Maids of Honour, designed as a peaceful retreat outside the old city of Udaipur. This quiet garden presents a perfect fusion of Indian and English architecture. Away from the city humdrum, it is a good spot to enjoy the tranquillity of lush green lawns, fountains, pools, flowers, trees and some marble art.

      Experience the spray of coolness, coming from its many fountains, as it caresses your face. As you stroll through its many pathways, you may just be lucky enough to deep breathe in a whiff of seasonal flowers. Your soul stirs as you listen to a bird or two tweeting away. Truly a relaxing experience!

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Golden Tulip
  • Day 6
    Depart Udaipur
    • After breakfast, you will be met by an Enable Travel representative at your hotel who will facilitate your transfer to the airport. We shall inform you in advance of the pick-up time for your departure to the airport.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
About
  • Jodhpur
  • Udaipur

A rhapsody in blue, Jodhpur is a mighty and magnificent city in Rajasthan. Get lost in the dreamy maze of the architectural wonder of the Blue City. Admire the larger-than-life forts and experience its languid charm This picturesque city is sure to mesmerise every inch of your thrill-seeking soul. With all the stunning medieval streets, colourful bazaars and the happy vibe, it's difficult not to be smitten by Jodhpur!

The regal city of Udaipur is a paradise for people fond of royal architecture. From the temples, palaces and havelis to colourful streets, Udaipur is a city straight out of a miniature Mughal painting. Fondly known as the Venice of The East, this city boasts of beautiful lakes. Udaipur is indeed magical and romantic and an unmissable part of Rajasthan!

Accommodation

  • Jodhpur
    3 nights

    Fern Residency

    Superior Room
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Cafe
    • Internet
  • Udaipur
    2 nights

    Golden Tulip

    Superior Room
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Business Center
    • Gym

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.
  • Porterage at airport - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Cost of international / domestic airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Air, train or bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Visa charges.
  • Any transport to airport in Jodhpur/ from airport in Udaipur. Your tour price starts ex Jodhpur.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature, viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees, etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes, etc. The tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees at monuments and places of interest @ INR 2184 per person payable extra over and above tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 HERITAGE 743 944
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 ECONOMY 773 992
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 SUPERIOR 968 1,362
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 DELUXE 1,431 2,694
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 LUXURY 3,702 6,597

Before you Go

We request all our guests to let us know of all their special requirements, i.e. dietary, mobility, accessibility, vision, speech or deaf, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly.
Please be informed that guide dogs or any other pets are not allowed in aircraft and many other places in India.
Voltage available in India is 220-240 V. International adapters are available at most hotels.

Important Info

  • Check in time will be 1400 hours and check out time will be 1200 hours.
  • Early check in is subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Distances mentioned in itinerary are approximate and driving time depends on traffic conditions.
  • No wearing footwear and no carrying plastic or leather articles while entering any temple.
  • In case, at the time of booking, we do not get the accommodation in the same hotels, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised to you accordingly.
  • The rates mentioned above are confidential and should not be shared with a third party without written consent of Enable Travel. All arrangements made by Enable Travel are in the capacity of an agent only. Enable Travel will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights and acts / forces of nature.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable Travel's costs are based on contracted rates for leisure business. No conference / business / corporate activity has been envisaged in the tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above being treated as a Business Delegation and the hotels are likely to charge a separate contracted rate for the same.
  • In case of any additional expense incurred due to a change in Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, entrances to monuments, transport, fluctuation in the rate of exchange and any force majeure situation due to natural / political conditions, Enable Travel reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Smoking in public places has been prohibited in India. Public places include open spaces, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, etc. No services would be permitted / provided in separate smoking enclosures / areas, if available, with the exception of rooms designated as 'smoking rooms' in hotels.
  • Force Majeure Situations: Enable Travel and its associates shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance / prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented / affected or any damage or loss is suffered as a result of a 'force majeure' situation. In these Booking Conditions, 'force majeure' would stand for any event which Enable Travel or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside of our control. Enable Travel and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events. Enable Travel would notify our clients / agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients / agents for alternate arrangements deviating from the planned programme.