I am planning to go to Rajasthan and looking for advice on the best possible route. Here is what my ity looks like, but I'd appreciate any advice on altering it for the better.I am having to retrace to Jodhpur a second time so that I get to Udaipur. Is this the only way to go about it or could someone suggest a more interesting twist to this.
Also need advice on whether this trip is too rushed and if I should add extra days and where?
Day 1: Arrive Jaipur
Day 2: Jaipur
Visit Hava Mahal, Amber fort, Jantar Mantar and City Palace.
Day 3: Jaipur to Jodhpur (350 kms 6 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Jodhpur. En route visit Pushkar Temple, arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the evening go shopping at the Giridikot or Sardar market. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 4: Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (300 Kms 5 / 6 hrs)
After breakfast visit Ummed palace, Mehrangarh and Jaswant Thada and then proceed to Jaisalmer. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 5: Jaisalmer
After breakfast excursion to Sam desert and camel safari there, half day visit to Jaisalmer fort and Havelis. Bonfire and cultural program in the evening. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 6: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (300 Kms 5 / 6 hrs)
After breakfast, departure to Jodhpur. On the way visit some villages to see the settlements of the Bishnoi Tribal community who are famous for their reverence for plant and animal life. These villages are also known for colourful rugs and handicrafts. Arrival at Jodhpur and transfer to Hotel. Evening visit to Mandore garden. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 7: Jodhpur to Udaipur (300 Km 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ancient Ranakpur Jain temples. Evening at leisure and shopping. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur
After Break fast full day sight seeing of Udaipur. Visit City palace, Jagdish temple, Sahelion ki Baadi and Ahar Museum. Evening boat ride in historic Lake Pichola (Boat ride cost@ Rs 325 per person). Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur to return journey
Drop at Udaipur railway station or airport for onward journey to Mumbai.