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Jodhpur - Jaisalmer with Mt Abu(6 Nights)

Jodhpur, Sam, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, Udaipur

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Holiday Overview

Dilwara Jain Temple Complex
Boating at Nakki Lake
Nakki Lake
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary (Photo Courtesy: CorrectKnowledge)
Jaisalmer Fort (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Gadisar Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Lodurva Jain Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Jaisalmer Fort
Bada Bagh (Photo Courtesy: Antoine Taveneaux)
Bada Bagh (Photo Courtesy: Honzasoukup)
Camp at Sam Sand Dunes (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Camel at Sam Sand Dunes (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2011)
Bishnoi Village
Mehrangarh Fort
Jaswant Thada (Photo Courtesy: Flying Pharmacist)

Jodhpur - Jaisalmer with Mt Abu is a popular itinerary covering major destinations and getaways in Rajasthan i.e. Jodhpur (Fort, Craft Villages, Temples), Jaisalmer (Fort, Sand Dunes, Temples) and Mount Abu (Hill station renowned for its Dilwara Jain temple and Salibrious climate).

Route

Jodhpur(2) - Sam(1) - Jaisalmer(1) - Mount Abu(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Udaipur - Jodhpur via Ranakpur
  • Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur.
  • Day-3 Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Sam Dunes. Sand Dune experience in the evening.
  • Day-4 Jaisalmer Sightseeing.
  • Day-5 Jaisalmer - Mount Abu
  • Day-6 Sightseeing in and around Mount Abu
  • Day-7 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer Fort (1.00 kms), Patwon Ki Haveli (2.00 kms), Gadisar Lake (2.50 kms), Sam Sand Dunes (40.00 kms), Ramdevra Temple (118.00 kms)

Jodhpur - Mehrangarh Fort (9.00 kms), Jaswant Thada (10.00 kms), Mandore Gardens (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), Ramdevra Temple (190.00 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)

Sam - Sam Sand Dunes (0.50 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

Additional night in Jaisalmer would allow guests to explore Jaisalmer better. Additional night in Barmer would allow guests with Jain Pilgrimage interest to visit Nakoda Jain Temples.

Distances
  • Jodhpur to Sam -334 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Sam to Jaisalmer -45 kms (1 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Mount Abu -408 kms (8 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Udaipur -180 kms (3.5 hrs)
Route

Jodhpur(2) - Sam(1) - Jaisalmer(1) - Mount Abu(2) - Udaipur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Udaipur - Jodhpur via Ranakpur Proceed to Jodhpur (260 kms - 6 hours). Jodhpur is an access point to Desert circuit Areas and a major tourist destination known for its Mehrangarh Fort, handicrafts and craft villages around. Evening visit to Mandore Gardens and explore the local market. Enroute visit renowned Ranakpur Jain Temple.

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 - Jaisalmer Sam Dunes. Sand Dune experience in the evening.  Travel to to Jaisalmer (300 kms - 5.5 hrs). Enroute one can visit Manvar Oasis, Pokaran village and Ramdevra Temple. Jaisalmer is a prime destination in Desert Circuit of Rajasthan, renowned for a Living Fort and Sand Dunes. Proceed 45 kms farther from Jaisalmer to Sam Dunes. Reach Sam by 4.30 pm. Enjoy the sunset on the dunes, camel ride. Evening campfire with Rajasthani folk music & dance. Overnight stay at a camp in Sand Dunes and enjoy a complete desert experience.

Day-4 Jaisalmer Sightseeing. Early morning can opt for Camel ride / Camel cart safari and after breakfast can leave for Jaisalmer city (45 kms - 1 hr). Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, Cenotaphs, Jain Temples around Jaisalmer.

Day-5 Jaisalmer - Mount Abu Leave early for Mount Abu via Barmer (408 kms - 8 hrs). In the evening Visit Nakki Lake (Boating) and local markets.

Day-6 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-7 Departure Depart for Udaipur (180 kms - 4 hours). Time permitting guests have option to visit Ambaji (50 kms from Mount Abu).

Detailed Sightseeing

Jaisalmer :

  • Jaisalmer Fort - Jaisalmer fort is one of the rare living forts with a sizeable community living inside the fort. It has a few heritage hotels that allow guests to experience living in a fort, temples and an entire community that has been living there for generations. Fort offers views of the Jaisalmer and Thar desert beyond.

  • Patwon Ki Haveli - Patwon ki Haveli is a short walk from Jaisalmer fort and town centre and is an exquisitely carved residence of the rich merchants in the area and now open to visitors to marvel. A definite must visit for photographers and heritage travellers.

  • Gadisar Lake - Gadisar lake is just a walk from Patwon ki Haveli and rest of town centre and kind of place best to visit around Sunset for good views and a bit of boating.

  • Sam Sand Dunes - Sam Sand Dunes at about 40 kms from Jaisalmer are renowned for the touristy desert experience that it offers. There are number of camps set around here alongwith Camel owners who provide a ride to guests arriving to the desert. Its recommended to arrive here in evening before sunset and enjoy sunset on sand dunes and then proceed to one of the camps for an evening entertainment and ethnic Rajasthani dinner experience.

  • Ramdevra Temple - Ramdevra lies on the Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route at about 120 kms Short of Jaisalmer near Pokhran. Ramdevra is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji. Devotees from all over visit the temple all round the year. Ramdeora Fair is held here in the months of August and February and is attended by devotees in large numbers from all over India..

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.

  • 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.

  • Ramdevra Temple - Ramdevra lies on the Jodhpur - Jaisalmer route at about 120 kms Short of Jaisalmer near Pokhran. Ramdevra is home to the temple of Baba Ramdevji. Devotees from all over visit the temple all round the year. Ramdeora Fair is held here in the months of August and February and is attended by devotees in large numbers from all over India..

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.

Sam :

  • Sam Sand Dunes - Sam Sand Dunes at about 40 kms from Jaisalmer are renowned for the touristy desert experience that it offers. There are number of camps set around here alongwith Camel owners who provide a ride to guests arriving to the desert. Its recommended to arrive here in evening before sunset and enjoy sunset on sand dunes and then proceed to one of the camps for an evening entertainment and ethnic Rajasthani dinner experience.

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.

Sam - Sam Sand Dunes are 45 kms from Jaisalmer and is known for its sand dunes and experience the camps offer there.

Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer is visited for its Fort, restored cenotaphs, temples and Sand dunes all around it. It comes alive during the desert Festival in Jan end.

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 Sam -334 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Sam to Jaisalmer -45 kms (1 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Mount Abu -408 kms (8 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Udaipur -180 kms (3.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Jodhpur to Sam -334 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Sam to Jaisalmer -45 kms (1 hrs)
  • Jaisalmer to Mount Abu -408 kms (8 hrs)
  • Mount Abu to Udaipur -180 kms (3.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

As roads in Rajasthan are good and seldom have any sort of traffic issues, this route is popular with driving itinerary guests travelling from Ahmedabad.

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