The monsoon showers have deluged entire south, west and northern regions of India and this rejoicing weather is urging you to go out and enjoy the monsoon showers with family and loved ones or may be with yourself 🙂 But the work is not allowing you to take days off. Right? Oh well well !! Here’s your chance to steal some fun moments from the calendar. This year, Independence Day is falling on Friday, which means you will be getting a three day weekend to enjoy a desirably satisfying small holiday and your share of Monsoon!!
In this post we would suggest you some quick getaways to Rajasthan!! Here’s a list of some stunning and awesome destinations to spoil you with compelling choices. Go ahead and plan your extended weekend!
- Udaipur and Mount Abu
Plan a trip to Udaipur endearingly called “Venice of East” for its mighty forts and palaces surrounded by shimmering lakes. The rustic hues of monsoon offer a marvelous experience of the royal city. Get awed by the beauty of Monsoon Palace, Lake Palace, Bagore Mansion, take a royal ride on horseback or indulge in city street shopping. If the city get a little too much urban, take a road trip to Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan complete with gushing waterfalls, melting sunset points and awe inspiring natural sceneries.
Possible Itinerary: Delhi – Udaipur -Mount Abu – Delhi:
14th August (Thursday night) Delhi to Udaipur ( Friday Morning) by Chetak Express / Mewar Express or by bus.
15th August: (Friday) Spend the day in Udaipur
16th August (Saturday): Enjoy the morning in Udaipur, leave for Mount Abu in the afternoon by a bus, reach Mount Abu by late evening
17th August (Sunday): Sightseeing in Mount Abu
17th August (Sunday night): Mount Abu to New Delhi (Monday morning) by Swarna J Raj Express or Ashram Express or by bus via Jodhpur or a direct taxi to Delhi
From Mumbai also you can travel the beautiful city Udaipur along with Mount Abu.
15th August, Friday: Reach Udaipur by Flight in the morning or by UDZ Superfast Express Train in the Afternoon.
15th August: Spend the evening in Udaipur.
16th August Saturday: Enjoy the morning in Udaipur leave for Mount Abu in the afternoon by a bus, reach Mount Abu by late evening.
17th August (Sunday): Sightseeing in Mount Abu
17th August (Sunday night): Mount Abu to Udaipur and then flight back to Mumbai.
- Jodhpur Jaisalmer from Delhi
The rambling desert land of Jaisalmer covers itself up in shades of green during the monsoons while Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan accentuates its colors in the rains. These rain washed cities look picturesque dotted with ancient forts like Mehrangarh Fort or Jaisalmer Fort; Palaces like Patwon ki Haveli and Umaid Bhavan Palace are just some of the many culturally and historically significant sites to see.
Possible Itinerary: Delhi – Jaisalmer – Jaipur – Delhi:
14th August Thursday Board a delhi Jaisalmer express train on Thursday to reach Jaisalmer on Friday Morning or take a taxi/bus.
15th August: (Friday) Enjoy the day in Jaisalmer, Explore Sand dunes nearby and the Golden Fort
16th August (Saturday): Enjoy the day in Jaisalmer, leave for Jodhpur in the evening by a bus or by a cab or by Jaisalmer Delhi express, reach Jodhpur by late evening
17th August (Sunday): Sightseeing + Food tour +Shopping in Jodhpur
17th August (Sunday night): Jodhpur to New Delhi (Monday morning) by Mandor Express by bus/taxi
- Ranakpur Kumbhalgarh
Ranakpur is a marvelous epitome of nature’s beauty and fabulous marble architecture. Mainly a Jain pilgrimage, Ranakpur would offer you a delighting monsoon experience amid the lush Aravalli ranges. Followed by the sculptured temple sighting tour you can head to a trip to the mesmerizing Kumbhalgarh fort by road. With seven fortified gateways, Kumbhalgarh Fort is famous for its longest wall in after the Great Wall of China.
Possible Itinerary Delhi-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Delhi
14th August Thursday: Take HW ADI Mail and reach Falna station on 15th August Friday Morning. Take Taxi/Bus to Ranakpur.
15th August Friday: Sightseeing, Shopping and Photography in Ranakpur.
16th August Saturday: Afternoon 45 minutes drive to Kumbhalgarh Fort and then reach Udaipur.
17th Sunday Udaipur sightseeing and Journey back to Delhi by Train/Bus.
- Ajmer Pushkar
The holy cities of Pushkar and Ajmer together house two of the most revered holy sites in India. The 14 century Temple dedicated to Brahma is surrounded by numerous ghats and the Pushkar Lake which owes its existence to a legend. Ajmer on the other hand is known for the Shrine of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chistri, Ajmer’s Dargah Shariff is an important pilgrimage site. Akbar Fort Museum in Ajmer is another place to visit or you can also go shopping in the small colorful markets of Pushkar for handicrafts.
Possible Itinerary: Delhi – Ajmer – Pushkar – Delhi:
15th August (morning) Delhi to Ajmer ( Friday afternoon) by Ajmer Shatabdi or by a taxi/bus, spend the day in Ajmer
16th August (Saturday): Visit Pushkar by a cab/bus and enjoy the day in Pushkar
17th August (Sunday): Relax in Pushkar in the lake side cafes; go back to Ajmer by evening
17th August (Sunday night): Ajmer to New Delhi (Monday morning) by Chetak Express by bus/taxi
- Mandawa Nawalgarh Shekhawati
Walk through the painted frescoes of Mandawa and Nawalgarh – the story book town of Shekhawati. Famous for its magnificently painted havelis and frescoed walls, mandawa is a small town and Nawalgarh is an absolute retreat for those who admire art. The land of great business families of India depicts stupendous history through it intricate paintings and ancient havelis. The famous ones are Poddar Haveli, Morarka Haveli and Aath Haveli in Nawalgarh and Mandawa haveli. Also don’t miss to check out the colorful bazaars of the town.
Possible Itinerary Jaipur- Mandawa- Nawalgarh
15th August Friday: Take a bus/taxi from Jaipur and Reach Nawalgarh in 3- 4 hours.
15th August : visit Havelis like Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Bansidhar Nevatia Haveli till evening Dinner at Hotel and retire for Night.
16th August Saturday: Breakfast in the hotel, check out from Hotel and drive to Nawalgarh. Enjoy the fresco trail route of painted walls on the streets of Nawalgarh followed by a Rajasthani style dinner and entertainment at the hotel.
17th Route back to Jaipur with splendid views of lush green Aravalli ranges and roads washed with monsoon showers.