Arrive in Udaipur – Mount Abu
Arrival at Udaipur and transfer to Mount Abu for overnight stay. Sightseeing of Mount Abu – Dilwara Temples: This temple complex built in the Solanki style of architecture dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Carved out of white marble, these temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankars (enlightened souls). The oldest temple, the Vimal Vasahi temple, was built in 1031 AD and is dedicated to the first of the Jain Tirthankars. The temples are very famous for the intricate carvings, especially on the pillars. But the most striking feature of this Jain temple is the marble pendant in the dome of the porch. It hangs from the ceiling like an enchanting cluster of half-open lotuses with cups so finely carved that they appear to be transparent. Overnight stay in Mount Abu.
Mount Abu – Local Sightseeing
Today morning after breakfast proceed to visit local sightseeing of Mount Abu. Visit Nakki Lake: Legend has it that this lake was carved out by the Gods. Set picturesquely amidst hills, it is the only artificial lake in India that is 1200 meters above sea level. The Nakki Lake, set amidst the misty hills, makes for a pretty picture with colorful tourist boats gliding past. Toad Rock, a uniquely-shaped rock, adds to the charm of the picturesque lake. The Natural beauty and breathtakingly beautiful temple architecture make this sightseeing tour in Mount, Abu memorable. Overnight stay in Mount Abu.
Mount Abu - Udaipur
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and drive through valleys of the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range to Udaipur. We'll continue driving south, arriving Udaipur, known as the “City of Sunrise”. It is on the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola and is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Udaipur was founded in 1568 A.D. by Maharana Udai Singh; the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and havelis. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Udaipur - Sightseeing
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for sightseeing of Udaipur. Udaipur is also a centre of historic arts and crafts of Mewar. During a guided tour you will visit the CITY PALACE built in 1725. The grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in marble; Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre. Follow by a visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - 22 kms from Udaipur. In the evening you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola with its main attractions - the beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, and is the lifeline of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from Bansi Ghat. (Subject to water level in the lake). Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Udaipur - Departure
After breakfast it’s time to check out. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or back home.