Jaipur to Jodhpur
Today you will be met for your private road transfer to Jodhpur (approx. drive time 5-6 hours). Upon arrival in Jodhpur, you will be transferred to Umaid Bhawan Palace, where you will spend two nights in a Palace Room.
Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure, enjoying the amenities of your beautiful hotel. Set amid 26 acres of lush gardens, you will enjoy wandering in this Indian paradise.
This evening, you will be met by your private guide for a walking tour of Old Jodhpur’s bustling bazaar. You will see the wholesale grain market, the bamboo market, spice sellers, colorful local grocery shops, milk and local cheese stalls, tea shops, fabric and jewelry shops, agricultural implements, fruits, vegetables, local beauty products…the list is endless! Each little shop presents interesting insights about life in this region of India. Colorfully dressed men and women from nearby rural areas flock to this market for their needs, so this walk also provides great opportunities for seeing different communities that make up the area.
Upon completion of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.
About Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the former Jodhpur royal family, and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra: the palm court marble used in its construction. Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur Meals: Breakfast