Rajputana Icons - Vision Impaired - 4 nights

Jodhpur, Udaipur

India, the land of epics & legends, is older than the history itself. Her ancient history, fabled & rugged forts and palaces, stories of luxurious lifestyles lived by the maharajahs and royal adventures make her an enigma for travelers from all par...

India, the land of epics & legends, is older than the history itself. Her ancient history, fabled & rugged forts and palaces, stories of luxurious lifestyles lived by the maharajahs and royal adventures make her an enigma for travelers from all parts of the world.

Set in a stark landscape of the Thar desert, enjoy the rich heritage of the Blue city of Jodhpur (as popularly called)crammed with forts, palace & many temples. Also called the sun city, Jodhpur is another tourist magnet on the circuit of Rajputana.
Next on our list is the romantic Udaipur - a city set around a series of artificial lakes with lavish royal residences thrown all over the place. Enjoy a wonderful contrast as you visit the spectacular Ranakpur Jain temples - an exquisite piece of temple architecture & major pilgrimage center for the Jain community.

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Optionals
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 Arrive Jodhpur

  • Day 2 Jodhpur

  • Day 3 Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

  • Day 4 Udaipur

  • Day 5 Depart Udaipur

  • Day 1
    Arrive Jodhpur
    • You will arrive at Jodhpur Domestic Airport. 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 & guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check-in (check-in time 1200-1400 hrs/ early check-in are subject to availability).

      A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarizing you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.

      Enveloped in a blanket of one soothing shade, Jodhpur, also called the "Blue City" located on the edge of the Thar Desert happens also to be the second largest city of Rajasthan. Cradled by the massive Mehrangarh Fort on one side, and the stately Palace of Umaid Bhawan on the other, and dotted with monuments, temples and gardens, Jodhpur is brimming with heritage and culture.

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

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Jagat Niwas
  • Day 2
    Jodhpur
    • Explore the city of Jodhpur.

      After your breakfast at the hotel, the morning begins with 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, armory, 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.

      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're bound to make new culinary discoveries.
      From here, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    • The rest of the evening is at leisure.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Jagat Niwas
  • Day 3
    Jodhpur - Ranakpur - 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 Arvallis to the City of Lakes - Udaipur (a journey of 280 km / 7 hrs drive approx) with an en route visit to Ranakpur.

      Nesting deep within the forests of the Aravalli's green valleys, around 90 km from Udaipur is the ancient township of Ranakpur. Boasting of some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country, they are famous for their 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.

      Upon arrival, check into your hotel.

      With a poetic setting around the shores of Lake Pichola and a backdrop of gentle rolling hills, it doesn't take long to figure out why Udaipur is easily one of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan. This Venice of the East is a brilliant kaleidoscope of myriad fairytale marble palaces, narrow lanes, age-old temples and quaint havelis.

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

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Pahuna Haveli
  • Day 4
    Udaipur
    • Visit the City Palace followed by visit to Old City market and Saheliyon ki Bari.

      After a leisurely breakfast, we begin the day with a visit to sections of the striking City Palace Complex. A midst blocks of pastel-colored 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 colorful 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 colorful 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, we visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, the Garden of the Maids of Honor, designed as a peaceful retreat outside the old city of Udaipur. Built by Maharana Sangram Singh II for the 48 girls that he received as part of his dowry, 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 tranquility 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
    • Pahuna Haveli
  • Day 5
    Depart Udaipur
    • Breakfast at the hotel, after which you have the morning to relax.

      Check out of your hotel at 1200 hrs.

      You will be met by an Enable Travel representative at your hotel, who will facilitate your transfer to the airport / Railway Station. We shall inform you in advance of the pick-up time for your departure to the airport/ Railway station.

      Today, you bid farewell to your amazing tour, continuing on wards to your next destination.

    • 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
    2 nights

    Jagat Niwas

    Economy Room
    • Air Conditioner
    • Room service
    • Internet
  • Udaipur
    2 nights

    Pahuna Haveli

    Superior Room
    • Air Conditioner
    • Room service

Activities

    • Supplement for Accompanying Guide

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
  • 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
  • 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 1601 per person payable extra over and above tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • 5% Govt. Service Tax.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
30th Sep 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 HERITAGE 691 845
30th Sep 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 ECONOMY 722 907
30th Sep 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 SUPERIOR 843 1,151
30th Sep 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 DELUXE 881 1,227
30th Sep 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 LUXURY 2,918 5,092

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 hearing, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly.
  • It is advisable to secure an Indian mobile phone SIM for easy communication with your tour consultant and other service providers.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 volts. International adapters are available at most hotels

Important Info

  • Check-in time will be 1400 hrs and Check-out time will be 1200 hrs.
  • 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 canceled flights and acts / forces of nature.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilized.
  • 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.