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MUMBAI - AURANGABAD - UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - MT ABU - JODHPUR - MUMBAI
(8 Nights / 9 Days)


DAY 1 / ARRIVAL MUMBAI

Arrive Mumbai, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.


DAY 2 / MUMBAI - AURANGABAD ( By flight )

After breakfast proceed for half day tour of Mumbai covering Gateway of India – The stone archway designed by Wittett in the 16th century Gujarati style, Prince of Whales Museum , Chowpatty Beach, Dhobhi Ghat, Marine Drive. Later transfer to the airport to board flight to Aurangabad, the capital of Aurangzeb, who was the last of the great Mughals. Arrive Aurangabad and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Aurangabad.

DAY 3 / AURANGABAD
Full day excursion to the world heritage sites – Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Aurangabad – as recognised so by UNESCO are renowned the world over for their uniqueness and ancient value.

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Ajanta caves- offers a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. Long buried in the debris of time, these 30 caves were built to offer seclusion to the Buddhist monks, who lived, taught and performed rituals.

Ellora caves-Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples and monasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Like Ajanta, Ellora caves too are a fine example of cave temples with almost 34 caves with intricate interiors and ornamental facades . Night stay in Aurangabad.

DAY 4 / AURANGABAD - UDAIPUR (By flight via Bombay)
Transfer to airport to board flight to Udaipur via Bombay. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.

DAY 5 / UDAIPUR
Morning city sight seeing tour. Built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.


DAY 6 / UDAIPUR - MOUNT ABU ( By road )

After a relaxed breakfast drive to Mt Abu. Arrive Mt Abu and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Mt Abu.

DAY 7 / MT ABU
Mt Abu- At 1200 metres above sea level, it is the highest point of the Aravali range, and an enjoyable hill-resort. Built around a lake, the site is renowned for its exquisite Jain temples, collectively called the Dilwara temple complex. Night stay in Mt Abu.

DAY 8 / MT ABU - JODHPUR ( By road )
Morning drive to Jodhpur, one of the most distinctive princely settlements of Rajasthan. It was the capital of the dashing Rathore Rajputs. Located at the periphery of the Thar desert, Jodhpur is known for its massive fortified bastions, specially those of Mehrangarh which have been witness to many battles and were associated closely with the history of the region.
The years of peace that followed resulted in the building of palaces that were laid on open grounds and spread out in elaborate European styles. Arrive Jodhpur and transfer to hotel .Night stay in Jodhpur.
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DAY 9 / JODHPUR - MUMBAI - DEPARTURE ( By flight )

Morning explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort-Museum, one of the largest in India, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur - and a perfect example of desert variant of Rajput architecture. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Take a short safari to immaculately kept villages of Bishnoi tribals who are known for their belief in the sanctity of plant and animal life. A variety of deer roaming freely is the attraction of these villages. Later transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai and then take the flight for onward journey.

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