Kumbhalgarh Holiday Trip
- 03 Nights accommodation basis at the hotel mentioned above or similar category of alternate hotels.
- Meal Plan – Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels.
- Representative for assistance on arrival and departure transfers.
- All currently applicable taxes including service tax.
- All transfers, city tours and transport services by AC VEHICLE All India Tourist permit vehicle as per the above itinerary.
- Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes.
Day 01 – Arrive Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur; arrive Udaipur and transfer to your hotel.
Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. As capital of the old Mewar State it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. This fairy – tale city, with its marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. The city is dominated by massive City Palace, which overlooks Lake Pichola with its romantic island palaces. Picturesque havelis, ghats and temples line the lake front, with the lively bazaars of the old walled city stretching behind them.
Later in the evening take a boat ride on the 4 km long and 3 km wide Lake Pichola, which is fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats, embankments and temples and offers spectacular views of the city. Visit the Jag Mandir Island with its exquisite Gul Mahal Pavilion.
Day 02 – Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh (120 kms)
After breakfast drive to Kumbhalgarh enroute visiting Ranakpur – is the largest Jain temple complex in India and dates to the 15th century. The main temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar. Intricate carvings detail mythological figures, patterns and motifs on the walls, pillars and domes. There are 1444 ornately carved marble pillars in the complex and none of them are similar. The beautiful lace-like interiors of the domes are a superb example of western Indian temple style. Surya temple and other Jain temples are side attractions. (Temples open only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed)
Later continue drive to Kumbhalgarh; arrive Kumbhalgarh and transfer to your hotel.
Kumbhalgarh, is one of the finest examples of defensive fortifications in Rajasthan. The 15th century f ort commands an important strategic position and gives superb views over the surroundings. The 36 km long walls enclose palaces, gardens, temples and water storage facilities. The fort is believed to have been taken only once in its history. There is also a wildlife sanctuary here, known for wolves. Other wildlife found here includes leopards, antelopes and sloth bears.
Day 03 – In Kumbhalgarh
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kumbhalgarh. Kumbhalgarh Fort – the unconquerable fortress is secured under the kind protection of the Aravali ranges. Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 1,914 meters above sea level. The fortifications of the fort extend to the length of 36 kilometers and this fact has made this fort to be in the international records. It is stated to be the second longest wall in the world, the first being “The Great Wall of Chin”. The huge complex of the Fort has numerous palaces, temples and gardens making it more magnificent. Also visit Badal Mahal Palace and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 04 – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur (120 kms)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur; Arrive Udaipur and proceed for half Day city tour of Udaipur – visiting the City Palace and Museum. The largest palace complex in India, it is a blend of Mughal and Rajput influences. Also see the 17th century Jagdish temple, drive around the Fatehsagar Lake, and visit the Sahelion ki Bari (the Garden for the Maids of Honour), an ornamental pleasure garden with fountains and marble kiosks. Later visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum.