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Jodhpur - Mt Abu Break(4 Nights)

Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Udaipur

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Dilwara Jain Temple Complex
Boating at Nakki Lake
Nakki Lake
Brahmakumaris Complex Mount Abu
Achalgarh Fort (Photo Courtesy: melpats_2000)
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary (Photo Courtesy: CorrectKnowledge)
Bishnoi Village
Mehrangarh Fort
Jaswant Thada (Photo Courtesy: Flying Pharmacist)

Jodhpur - Mt Abu Break is a popular short break itinerary for guests looking to mix two popular destinations in Rajasthan i.e. Jodhpur (Forts, Craft Villages and Temples) and Mount Abu (Hill Station and renowned for Dilwara Jain Temple).

Route

Jodhpur(2) - Mount Abu(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival to Jodhpur, Evening visit to Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake.
  • Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur.
  • Day-3 Jodhpur - Mount Abu via Ranakpur Temples
  • Day-4 Sightseeing in and around Mount Abu
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Jodhpur - Mehrangarh Fort (9.00 kms), Jaswant Thada (10.00 kms), Mandore Gardens (12.00 kms), Balsamand Lake and Garden (12.00 kms), Bishnoi Village (20.00 kms), Shri Osiya Mataji (60.00 kms), Osiyan Jain Temples (60.00 kms), Osian Desert Experience (60.00 kms)

Mount Abu - Nakki Lake (1.00 kms), Dilwara Jain Temple Complex (4.00 kms), Guru Shikhar (15.00 kms), Ambaji Pilgrimage (49.00 kms), Stepwell at Patan (140.00 kms), Modhera Sun temple (173.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Jodhpur Departure - Udaipur
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Udaipur can be easily be incorporate as a part of an extended itinerary.

Distances
  • Jodhpur to Mount Abu -228 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Udaipur -180 kms (3.5 hrs)
Route

Jodhpur(2) - Mount Abu(2) - Udaipur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival to Jodhpur, Evening visit to Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake. Arrival at Jodhpur. Jodhpur is an access point to Desert circuit Areas and a major tourist destination known for its Mehrangarh Forts, handicrafts and craft villages around. Evening visit to Mandore Gardens and explore the local market.

Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur. Visit Jaswant Thada and Mehrangarh Fort. Do shopping in Jodhpur for textiles and handicrafts. Late afternoon visit to Osiyan (60 kms) to Osiya Mata Temple, Jain Temples and Sand Dunes. Evening dinner by the Dunes with traditional dance performance. Alternatively one can do an excursion to Bishnoi village (20 kms) near Jodhpur. At Bishnoi Village experience rural communities of potters and weavers, spot Black Bucks / Blue bulls / Migratory Birds and spend evening at Bishnoi Village for Dinner alongwith a traditional dance performance.

Day-3 Jodhpur - Mount Abu via Ranakpur Temples Proceed to Mount Abu (4500 ft asl - 300 kms - 6 hrs). Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and a renowned getaway visited for its ancient Dilwara Jain Temple complex and salibrious climate all round the year. Enroute visit renowned Ranakpur Jain Temple complex, a large temple complex with exquisitely carvings and worth a visit for every traveller. In the evening Visit Nakki Lake (Boating) and local markets.

Day-4 Sightseeing in and around Mount Abu Local Sightseeing in and around Abu including Dilwara Jain Temple Complex, Gurushikhar and Art of Living Centre. Guests can undertaken an Excursion to Ambaji Temple (50 kms) if not visiting the temple on Day 5 OR just walk around the lake and enjoy hill station character of the area.

Day-5 Departure Depart for Udaipur (180 kms - 4 hours). Time permitting guests have option to visit Ambaji (50 kms from Mount Abu).

Detailed Sightseeing

Jodhpur :

  • Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort is one of its kind fort that stands as the most prominent and visited monument in the city. Its vast, has a number of halls / rooms that are worth a visit and there is even a museum in there which displays weaponary and many artefacts from the royal past. Its a kind of must visit for anyone arriving to Jodhpur for its sheer grandeur.

  • Jaswant Thada - A quiet place and a well kept Royal Cenotaph enroute Mehrangarh Fort and offers excellent views of the fort and area around.

  • Mandore Gardens - The Mandore gardens, with its charming collection of temples, memorials and high rock terraces. The gardens house cenotaphs of many royal family members. The Mandore Gardens also house a government museum, a Hall of Heroes and a temple to 33 crore Gods.

  • Balsamand Lake and Garden - A kind of a large garden between two heritage hotels and a lake. Its not a must visit in terms of sightseeing and recommended only for those looking for a quiet dinner.

  • Bishnoi Village - Bishnoi Villages around Jodhpur have a mix of craftm culture and wildlife. Guests have option to visit craft centres or just take a drive around and there is a good possibility that one can spot Nilgai, jackal, gazelles, antilopes etc. The area is excellent for bird watching as well in winter. There are ethnic resort around the area that are excellent for a traditional evening Rajasthani dinner over cultural programme.

  • Shri Osiya Mataji - Sachiya Mata Temple (Also known as Shri Osiya Mataji) is a renowned local pilgrimage and considered main deity for some of the local communities of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Osiyan Jain Temples - Osian is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries. It is an important Jain pilgrimage center for the Oswal Jain community.

  • Osian Desert Experience - For guests arriving at Jodhpur and not having time to drive to Jaisalmer, Osian represents an excellent alternative to experience Thar desert. Sand dunes near Osian are home to several camps who conduct evening entertainment programmes, camel rides and even overnight camping in desert villages.

Mount Abu :

  • Nakki Lake - Nakki Lake is centre of tourist attraction in Mount Abu at a walking distance from town centre. Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace are also on hills near the Lake.

  • Dilwara Jain Temple Complex - Mount Abu is home to one of the most visited and architecturally renowned Jain temples (11 to 13th century), Dilwara Temples. The complex comprises many temples

  • Guru Shikhar - Guru Shikhar, a peak at an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters), is the highest point in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Mount Abu. It has a commanding view of Abu and its surroundings. There is also a temple here of Lord Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

  • Ambaji Pilgrimage - Ambaji Temple at Ambaj is considered one of the Shakti Peethas and has considerable local and regional importance. Ambaji Temple if one of the major regional pilgrim centre and gets hundreds of thousands of devotees arriving everyday for darshan.

  • Stepwell at Patan - Rani-ki-Vav at Patan (11th Century) is a set of stepwells and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site List since 1998. This magnificent east facing step well measures approximately 64m long, 20m wide & 27m deep. A stepped corridor compartmented at regular intervals with pillared multi-storeyed pavilions is a unique feature. It was one of the largest and the most sumptuous structures of its type. There are many Tourist Attractions around Patan including Forts, Vavs (Step Wells), Talavs (Lakes) and places of worships. Salvivad, a place where Patolas (Textile handicraft) are woven along with places where traditional clay toys are made are also worth visiting. Patan is typically visited enroute from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu / Palanpur / Ambaji or as excursion ex-Ahmedabad alongwith Modhera Sun Temple.

  • Modhera Sun temple - The Sun Temple (1026 AD) at Modhera in Gujarat, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. Sun temple today is a well maintained site and a popular visit enroute for all travellers. There is a stepwell within a temple complex and Sun temple is characterised by erotic carvings.

Destination Overview

Udaipur - Udaipur is the Lake city of Rajasthan. Udaipur has now become an ex-Ahmedabad getaway and a destination where guests arrive to experience romance of the lake city and a bit of rajasthan.

Jodhpur - Jodhpur is the city known for its crafts, Forts, Palaces and Vibrant rural backdrop around it.

Mount Abu - Mount Abu (5000 ft asl) is a local getaway, a well visited hill station and visited for Dilwara group of Jain temples (5 kms).

Access
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Distances
  • Jodhpur to Mount Abu -228 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Udaipur -180 kms (3.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Jodhpur to Mount Abu -228 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Udaipur -180 kms (3.5 hrs)

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Jodhpur - Mt Abu Break is a popular short break for guests driving from Ahmedabad. Connectivity for Jodhpur is not good from destnations other than Mumbai and Delhi. Guests can do an ex-Ahmedabad trip with an additional night in transit in Ahmedabad if needed.

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