INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

The Other Side of Rajputs

  • 0 km
  • 10 days / 9 nights
Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh - Udaipur
Activity :
  • Wildlife
Terrain :
  • Desert
  • Forest
  • Urban

This is the land of legendary warriors, the home ground of Rajputana royalty, India's best fort and delicious daal bati churma! We have brought you a drive through the eastern side of Rajasthan to help you experience the true meaning of 'Padharo maarey des'.

Trip Type
Self Drive 365
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight- seeing destinations. That’s because when you’re out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Easy
Here's a road trip that is suited to those looking for a laid back drive, as well as veterans.

Is this road trip for me?

  • If a quick wrap-up of Rajasthan's cultural and natural diversity is what you want in your trip, this itinerary is perfect for you.

Highlights

  • Explore the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Enjoy the sunrise at the Chulgiri Jain Temple
  • Go tiger-spotting at the Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit the enchanting City Palace in Udaipur
Start of Tour Jaipur
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 0 km
End of Tour Udaipur
Day 10
  • Driving Days :

    Total 7 Days

  • Rest Days :

    Total 3 Days

  • Day 1 Jaipur
    • None (Meals on your own)
    • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Jaipur (Private).
    • Overnight in Jaipur.

  • Transfers

    Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Jaipur (Private).

    Welcome to Jaipur! On arrival at the airport in Jaipur, meet the driver and transfer to the hotel in a chauffeur driven car.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure for to explore this brilliantly planned city on your own. In the evening, hop into a tuk-tuk or an e-rickshaw, and go shopping at Jaipur's popular markets - Johari Bazar, Tripola Bazaar and Chand Pol. If you have your better half with you, be prepared to return with loads of bags and a slimmer wallet. A good way to wrap up the day would be to stop by Pandit Kulfi for some of their creamy-smooth treats.

  • Day 2 Jaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Visit Amber Fort with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Private).
    • Overnight in Jaipur.

  • Activities

    Visit Amber Fort with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Private).

    Today, begin with a visit to North Jaipur, the fort-zone of Rajasthan's capital. The chauffeur will pick you up early in the morning (recommended 0730 hours) from the hotel for a guided sightseeing tour of Amber Fort. En route, there will be a photo-stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). The structure is actually a 5 storey facade of delicately carved windows which has become a landmark of Jaipur.

    Next, head to Amber Fort, the most popular attraction of the city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a classic example of the synergy between Rajputana and Hindu architecture.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure to explore various attractions at Jaipur like the Jaigarh Fort, and shop at the bustling Tripola Bazaar. Wrap up the day would be to stop by Pandit Kulfi for some of their creamy-smooth treats.

  • Day 3 Jaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a city tour of Jaipur (Private).
    • Overnight in Jaipur.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a city tour of Jaipur (Private).

    Post breakfast, proceed to the Chulgiri Jain Temple in a chauffeur driven car. This hill-top Jain temple is known for its serene atmosphere, beautiful marble statues, and is the best place to catch the sunrise in Jaipur. On the way back, visit the lush-green Sisodia Rani Palace Garden, built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh (founder of Jaipur) for his second queen.

    Later in the day, visit the City Palace - a repository of Rajasthani artifacts and culture. It houses a remarkable collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs, an art gallery, intricately designed carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Next, proceed to the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built in the 18th century. Known for its ingenuity, this scientific 'play-ground' paved the way for modern astronomy.

  • Other Recommendation

    Take the rest of the day to explore the pink city and its innumerable monuments. The ancient Galta ji temple is especially an interesting attraction.

  • Day 4 Jaipur
    • Breakfast, Dinner
    • Drive from hotel in Jaipur to hotel in Sawai Madhopur (Self drive).
    • Overnight in Sawai Madhopur.

  • Transfers

    Drive from hotel in Jaipur to hotel in Sawai Madhopur (Self drive).

    Today, your car will be delivered to you at the hotel.Drive out of Jaipuron to the smooth NH 148, the highway to Ranthambore. Instead of heading straight to Sawai Madhopur, we recommend that you take a detour to Abhaneri. The village is popular for the Chand Baori, an ancient, 13-storeyed step well which featured in the movie 'The Dark Knight Rises'. To reach Abhaneri, ride down to Dausa, and proceed for another 35 km on NH 21. You are just 15 minutes away from Chand Baori now. Next, we suggest a pit-stop at the Ranthambore Fort, situated just outside Sawai Madhopur. It is known to be one of the strongest fortifications in India, and it has served as the seat of power for the likes of Prithviraj Chauhan, Allaudin Khilji and Rana Sangha. After exploring the fort, drive to the hotel inSawai Madhopur.

  • Day 5 Sawai madhopur
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Embark on a morning jeep safari (Shared).
    • Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari (Shared).
    • Overnight in Sawai Madhopur.

  • Activities

    Embark on a morning jeep safari (Shared).

    An early morning safari is the best way to kick-off the day. The forest has just woken up, and who knows, a tiger might just greet you good morning. Return to the hotel for a leisurely breakfast.

  • Activities

    Enjoy an afternoon jeep safari (Shared).

    In the afternoon, proceed for the second game drive of the day. Enjoy the jeep safari and return to the hotel for the night.

  • Day 6 Sawai madhopur
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from hotel in Sawai Madhopur to hotel in Chittorgarh, en route visit the Garadia Mahadev Temple (Self drive).
    • Overnight in Chittorgarh.

  • Activities

    Drive from hotel in Sawai Madhopur to hotel in Chittorgarh, en route visit the Garadia Mahadev Temple (Self drive).

    Exit Ranthambore on SH 1 towards Indergarh and make a photo-stop at the Indergarh Fort. Follow the road till Kota, and switch to NH 27. 20 km further down, a left turn leads to one of the most breath-taking views ever seen - the Garadia Mahadev Temple. It's a cliff-side view of the River Chambal (the largest tributary of the River Yamuna) which flows by the famous Shiva Temple.

    Chittorgarh is a 3 hour drive from here.

  • Day 7 Chittorgarh
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Chittorgarh (Self drive).
    • Overnight in Chittorgarh.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Chittorgarh (Self drive).

    Today, drive up to the hill-top fort complex of Chittor. The fort comprises a long list of World Heritage sites, the prominent ones being the Vijay Stambh, the Kirti Stambh, the Padmini Palace, Kumbha Palace, and the Rana Ratan Palace. One of our guides will accompany you and provide a low-down on each one of them and will explain what makes the fortification crucial to Rajasthani culture.

  • Day 8 Chittorgarh
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from hotel in Chittorgarh to hotel in Udaipur (Self drive).
    • Visit the City Palace and Jagdish Temple.
    • Overnight in Udaipur.

  • Transfers

    Drive from hotel in Chittorgarh to hotel in Udaipur (Self drive).

    Udaipur, the City of Lakes is a quick drive from Chittorgarh, and what helps is that the slick, four-lane NH 27 is an easy road to drive on. Arrive in Udaipur for lunch, for which, we suggest that you head to Krishna Dal Bati. This is the place to be if you want to gorge on this Rajasthani specialty.

  • Activities

    Visit the City Palace and Jagdish Temple.

    Post lunch, proceed for a guided sightseeing tour of the gorgeous City Palace. Located on the banks of Pichola Lake, the palace was commissioned by Maharana Udai Singh II (founder of Udaipur) in the 16th century. Next, visit Jagdish Temple, a short walk from the palace complex. Dedicated to Lakshminarayan (Vishnu), this 17th century temple is renowned for its elaborate, hand-made sculpture work. After seeking blessings at the Jagdish Temple, check in to the hotel and settle in for the day.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the evening is at leisure. We suggest that you drive to Udaipur's Shilpgram. It is a museum that brings together Rajasthan's rich and varied culture from all over the state. It also has shops selling clothes, decorations and handicrafts.

    Udaipur is also popular for its street-food, and to savour the local specialties, we suggest that you head to Sukhadia Circle. For those looking for a more upmarket pig-out spot, you must head to 1559 A.D. solely for their laalmaas, if not for anything else.

  • Day 9 Udaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Excursion to Nathdwara and visit to Monsoon Palace (Self drive).
    • Overnight in Udaipur.

  • Activities

    Excursion to Nathdwara and visit to Monsoon Palace (Self drive).

    Begin early and drive up NH 58 to Nathdwara, famous for the Srinathji Temple. The shrine is believed to be where Lord Krishna manifests himself during the day. It is said that he goes back to Mathura at night.

    The last stop for the trip - the Monsoon Palace - takes back to Udaipur City. The 19th century palace is perched on the Aravali Hills and offers a splendid panoramic view of Lake Pichola. At the foot of the palace, there's also the Raja Sajjan Singh Sanctuary, which should be a treat for wildlife lovers.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore the city and its markets.

  • Day 10 Udaipur
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from hotel to car rental agency in Udaipur (Self drive).
    • Departure transfer from the car rental agency to airport in Udaipur (Private).

  • Transfers

    Drive from hotel to car rental agency in Udaipur (Self drive).

    Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Drive to the car rental agency and handover the car.

  • Transfers

    Departure transfer from the car rental agency to airport in Udaipur (Private).

    Transfer to airport in a chauffeur driven car and take home experiences of a lifetime!

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Vehicle as per package selected.


Exclusions

  • International air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any transport to Jaipur / from Udaipur. Your tour price starts ex Jaipur.
  • Airline / hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, optional excursions, entry charges wherever applicable, guide charges and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of petrol / diesel / parking charges / tolls for the vehicle provided.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions. .
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
Categories Full-Size Sedan - Nissan Sunny or similar
STANDARD 1,052
FIRST CLASS 1,261
  • Jaipur 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Hilton
    First class Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Sawai Madhopur 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Dev Vilas
    First class Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Chittorgarh 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Bassi Fort Palace (heritage)
    First class Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Udaipur 2 Nights

    Room
    Ramada Udaipur Resort And Spa
    First class Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • FULL-SIZE SEDAN

    Nissan Sunny or Similar.
    Starting from
    4 Pax including driver
    Included in trip
    • 4 Doors
    • AC
    • Automatic
    • Diesel