Weekend vacations are coming up or searching for an express holiday trip with friends or family?
Here is the best option one can consider with a good time guaranteed. Rajasthan is rich in culture and history. Adorable forts, heritage palaces, different museums, religious temples and nice people, this royal state has got it all. No doubt Rajasthan has been on the must visit list of every international traveller. As the largest state in India, exploring the entire Rajasthan will take so many days.
Here is one small part of the rajasthan which you can cover in just 3 days.
Jaipur – Ajmer – Pushkar tour package.
Early morning we arrived in the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. We chose to fly (low-cost carriers have made it very accessible). Leave your luggage at the hotel and head to explore the pink city. You will notice straight away that many of the walls and structures are painted pink. Originally, this was done during the regime of Sawai Ram Singh to welcome Prince of Wales in the city in 1853. In Old Jaipur, your 1st stop is the Amber Fort . Exploration time is a minimum 3 to 4 hours, although you may choose to stay longer as the fort is really massive.
On the way back, check out Jal Mahal . Post lunch, visit the Hawa Mahal. Within a few meters is the City Palace. A huge palace complex with some museums and shops. Inside the Diwan-e-khas of the palace, don’t forget to spot the 2 large silver vessels. These hold Guinness records as the world’s largest sterling silver vessels.An Instrument at Jantar Mantar Adjoining City Palace is the UNESCO world heritage site of Jantar Mantar . Busy markets are just around the corner of Jantar Mantar and City palace in case you feel like shopping, else head back to your hotel for some rest from a really long day.
Take a pre booked car early morning and head to Ajmer (130 km), two-hour drive approximately. Ajmer is a small city famed for having the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The sacred place is popularly called the Ajmer Dargah . Entry is not restricted to any particular religion and it is believed to gather millions of devotees till date. Once you have finished your offerings and prayers, your rickshaw will also bring you back to where he picked you from. Do not forget to pick up the famous Sohan Halwa from Ajmer. Next, you can drive pass the Ana Sagar lake. Nothing much to see except that it is an artificial lake. Drive another 11 km further down and you reach Pushkar. It has the rare and famous Lord Brahma temple and Pushkar lake .
The small markets of Pushkar are very colorful and there are many Handicraft stalls around. (If you are visiting Pushkar between October and November, their annual cattle fair – Pushkar Mela is a must).
Later drive back towards Jaipur taking the bypass from Pushkar. Around 7 pm, en route Jaipur take a stop at Chokhi Dhani, the famous Rajasthani village themed resort situated 19 km from Jaipur.
Still have a few hours before you board your return flight? You could quickly visit the Albert Hall Museum (State museum of Rajasthan) or you may shop for some souvenirs like Kathputli’s, Jaipuri Razai’s (quilt) or Mojri’s which are items the city specializes in. Later, head to the airport and board flight back to your city.
Travelling Around: Once in Jaipur, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are your easy bet. Remember, the key word here is Bargain and Bargain hard. Everything in Jaipur is quoted 3 to 4 times more and you need to bring this price down considerably. Optional elephant rides upto Amber Fort
Non – veg in Pushkar is prohibited as it is a religious city. Also finding non – vegetarian meals in Jaipur old city is like a treasure hunt.
Jaipur Book Outstation Map
The hotel options in Jaipur are plenty, from budget hotels to medium range or even if you want to splurge. We chose LMB Hotel in Jaipur old city for its accessibility to the markets and tourist sites.