Rajasthan is famous for its rich historic architecture and cultural all around the world. Dubbed as "the most romantic spot in India" by British administrator James Tod, Udaipur is a popular tourist destination and is known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces. It is popularly known as the "City of Lakes" because of its enthralling lake system thanks to five of the major lakes, namely Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar and Doodh Talai Lake.
Besides lakes, Udaipur was also the capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom and has close vicinity to the fort of Kumbhalgarh and Chittor and the temple of Ranakpur, Shrinathji at Nathdwara and Eklingji.
Kumbhalgarh fort ("Kumbhal fort") is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan state in western India. It was built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. With a wall over 80 km long, the fort is among the largest wall complex in the world, and the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittor Fort.
Kumbhalgarh Cultural Festival is a perfect platform for India's finest traditional artist, craftsmen and eminent artists to give their best exhibitions. A few diversions like a game of seat juggling and pull of war are additionally sorted out for youthful youngsters. Kumbhalgarh celebration has mostly two sections, one in the day time and other at night. In the daytime, there are many socio-cultural activities happening in the entire fort area whereas the Night in Kumbhalgarh is great with the blast of sound, light, shading and lip smacking food.
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Day 00 - 29th Nov 2018 Thursday: Mumbai to Udaipur
Meet your Trikon buddy at Bandra Terminus at 22.30 Hrs to board BDTS UDZ AII (22901) Express. Overnight train journey.
Day 01 - 30th Nov 2018 Friday: Udaipur
Arrive at Udaipur by 16.30 Hrs and proceed for sightseeing right away.
Explore the evening view of the majestic Pichola Lake, Fatehsagar Lake and Jagdish Temple.
Lake Pichola: situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial freshwater lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. Later, Maharana Udai Singh, impressed by the charm of this lake with the backdrop of green hills, founded the city of Udaipur on the banks of the lake
Fatehsagar Lake: It is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar, constructed north-west of Udaipur, to the north of Lake Pichola in the 1680s.
Jagdish Temple: The Jagdish Temple is raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-storey sandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavana (bellroof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, nonfunctional stories. To reach the main shrine, one must climb 32 marble steps, intercepted by a Brass image of Garuda in the end, being the mount (vahana) of God Vishnu.
Post sightseeing, check-in to the hotel and have dinner.
Day 02 – 01st Dec 2018 Saturday: Udaipur to Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh Festival
Have early breakfast, check out and proceed to Ranakpur. Check-in, freshen up and proceed for Ranakpur temple visit.
Ranakpur Jain temple is a renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are the same. It is also said that it is impossible to count the pillars.
Have lunch and proceed to Kumbhalgarh.
Kumbhalgarh Fort: Built on a hilltop 1,100 m (3,600 ft) above sea level on the Aravali range, the fort of Kumbhalgarh has perimeter walls that extend 36 km (22 mi), making it one of the longest walls in the world. The frontal walls are fifteen feet thick. Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gateways. There are over 360 temples within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. From the palace top, it is possible to see kilometers into the Aravali Range. The sand dunes of the Thar Desert can be seen from the fort walls.
We will be in the fort premises for the Kumbhalgarh Festival.
The 3-day Kumbhalgarh Festival celebrated at Kumbhalgarh fort is a grand event organized by the Department of Tourism of Rajasthan. The day-time programs such as Art Camp, painting competition, Puppetry Corner, turban tying, Tug of War, Henna applying, and other folk performances are conducted in first half of the day. Colorful cultural programs like folk dance and music are performed during the second half of the day. The festival offers a great opportunity to the art loving people to enjoy the mesmerizing Rajasthani cultural programs.
Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Ranakpur.
Day 03 – 02nd Dec 2018 Sunday: Ranakpur - Udaipur
Morning breakfast, check-out and proceed towards Udaipur City.
Cover the places in Udaipur like the City Palace, Monsoon Palace (Sajjangarh Palace), Shilpgram, Gangaur Ghat, Ambrai Ghat, Saheliyon ki Bari as time permits.
Spend some time shopping the local handicrafts of Udaipur and indulge in authentic Rajasthani food as per our taste buds.
Post full day Dhamaal, proceed to Railway Station and board UDZ BDTS SUP (22902) Express for Mumbai. Overnight in train.
Day 04 – 03rd Dec 2018 Monday: Mumbai
Reach Mumbai (Bandra Terminus) @ 13.30 Hrs with lots of memories of the trip and promises to meet again.
Things to Carry
- Valid Identity Proof, along with 1 Photocopy for each document
- Water Bottles
- A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack (Avoid Suitcases)
- Good pair of shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
- Fleece Jacket/ Sweater
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
- Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
- Extra Polythene Bags (To segregate used/ unused garments, wet/ dry clothing)
- Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
- Snacks & Biscuits to munch on
- Jacket and/or Windcheater, Shawl, Sweater, Thermals
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Anybody found consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation on triple-quadruple sharing basis
- Breakfast and dinner from Day 01 Dinner to Day 03 Breakfast
- Comfortable private vehicle as per the Itenary
- Entry tickets, Driver Allowance, parking fee, toll tax, and Govt., Service Tax
- Non AC Sleeper class train tickets from Mumbai to Udaipur and return (If opted for Ex-Mumbai package)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch on all days
- All meals other than mentioned in inclusions
- Personal expenditure
- Boating Charges in Lake
- Camera and Videography charges at all places
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
- 5% GST
- City Palace, Udaipur
- Lake Pichola
- View of Lake Garden Palace
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Badal Mahal
- Ranakpur Jain Temples
- Gangaur Ghat
- Ambrai Ghat
- Jagdish Temple
- Explore the Kumbhalgarh festivities
- Authentic Rajasthani Food