Arrive at Udaipur and check-in to your hotel. Have some rest and then get ready for a visit to Eklingji Temple. Constructed in 734 AD by the then ruler of Mewar, Bappa Rawal, the present day temple has been restructured by various kings over time. Situated at the banks of Indersagar Lake, the temple houses a four-faced idol of Eklingji (Lord Shiva) made out of black marble. The four faces of the idol depict the four forms of Lord Shiva. Located in close proximity to Eklingji Temple are various other temples including Ganesh Temple, Kalki Temple and Ambika Mata Temple. Having paid your respects, return to the hotel for overnight accommodation.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for local sightseeing in the city. Known as “Venice of the East,” Udaipur has a lot to explore. Towering over Lake Pichola, the main attraction of the city is City Palace. Built in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II, it has several other major and minor palaces built within its complex. The unmatched architecture of the palace expresses the grandeur of Mewar Kingdom. The palace houses an interesting museum loaded with ancient artefacts. Admire the rare collection of antiques as you walk through the aisles of this multi-level museum. Flowing at the edges of City Palace is Lake Pichola. Created artificially in the year 1362, the lake offers breathtaking views of the palace at sunset. To the north of Lake Pichola lies another man-made lake – Fatehsagar. Created somewhere in the 1680’s, the lake houses Nehru Island, which comprises of Udaipur Solar Observatory. Post your lake visit, head to Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal. Offering a glimpse of Rajasthan’s folk culture, the place is dedicated to the study of folk culture and tradition of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. Concluding your sightseeing tour, enjoy a leisurely evening or visit the local market. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast at the hotel, drive to the only hill station of Rajasthan – Mt. Abu. Located amidst the green hills of Aravali range, Mt. Abu is like a breath of fresh air in the rugged terrain of Rajasthan. Post-arrival, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and head for local sightseeing. Your first stop, Dilwara Jain Temple is one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites. Built between the 11th and 13th century, the temple has a great deal of intricate stone carvings to boast. Housing various other temples within its complex, the ambience of Dilwara Jain Temple is perfect to spend some peaceful time. Your next stop for the day, Nakki Lake is located at the heart of Mt. Abu. Around 11,000 meters deep, it is the first man-made lake of India. Offering a serene atmosphere, Nakki Lake is the perfect place to spend some quality time. Next, walk to the Sunset Point to catch a mesmerising view of the setting sun behind the Aravalli hills. Later in the day, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing. Delve deep into Rajasthan’s history with a visit to Achalgarh Fort. A renovation of the original fort built during the reign of Paramara dynasty, the present-day fort was constructed by Rana Kumbha in the year 1452. Besides the historical significance, it holds religious importance too. The temple of Achaleshwar Mahadev inside the fort is visited by devotees from near and far. Post the fort visit, tour Achalgarh village to get a closer look at the rural lifestyle of Rajasthan. Later in the day, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast at the hotel, travel back to Udaipur for departure from Udaipur railway station.