5. Udaipur: 2-Day Private Tour
Day 1: Udaipur City Tour
You will be picked up in the morning from either Udaipur Airport, the Udaipur Junction Railway Station, the bus station, or your centrally located hotel in Udaipur by your friendly English-speaking driver before leaving for the Udaipur City Palace.
Udaipur City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Maharana Udai Singh stated building this palace in 1559, and it was later completed in the 18th century by his successors.
Following this palave visit, you will stop by the Shree Jagdish Temple, a world renowned temple of Lord Vishnu. This three story and 79-foot high temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651 and at the time cost, 1.5 million rupees. It is owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur.
Your next stop is Dudh Talai, located on the banks of Lake Pichola near the city palace. Here you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Lake Pichola, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, the gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city. You can choose to either walk around the lake to see various species of birds, relax in the lush green garden, or enjoy the musical fountains in the park. You can also stop by Saheliyon Ki Bari, Moti Magari and the Sukhadiya Circle. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at the hotel of your choosing for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur
After breakfast, you will leave for a day tour of Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Jain. The drive takes about 2 hours (depending on traffic) before you will arrive at Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will learn the history of the fort while enjoying its mesmerizing views. Commonly referred to as the "the great wall of India," it features the second largest wall in the world.
Afterwards, visit the Jain Temple in Ranakpur. It is believed that the temple was built in the 15th century under the direction of Seth Dharna Shah, who was a follower of Jainism. He constructed the temple with the help of Rana Kumbha, the king of Mewar whose condition for help was that the temple be named after him. There are four entrances to reach the main chamber where the idol of Adinath is placed. There are also five pillars in the temple, with each holding idols of various Tirthankaras. The biggest pillar that stands in the center holds an idol of Adinath. After exploring the temple, you will head back to Udaipur where you will be dropped off to your chosen location.