The Eternal Journey of Rajasthan.

Name of the Tour: - The

Eternal Journey of  Rajasthan.
Duration: -           21 nights 22 days.

Rajasthan - The most colorful region in India .An exotic land of valiance and Chivalry. A land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent Palace and Havelis. Unending Hilly ranges and Waves of sand Dunes Serene Lakes. The state represents an unusual diversity in all its forms-people, Culture, Customs, Costumes, Cuisine, Dialects and Music.No other region in the country assembles the many Paradoxes of India as does the desert Land of Rajasthan. Unexpected forest Glens, Lakes and Temples appear like mirages in the deserts. On the Crag are seen rugged forts, testimony to a turbulent history.


Day 1st: -  Arrive International airport Delhi. Reception and transfer to Hotel for overnight.

Day 2nd .Morning full day sight seeing of Old and New Delhi. .

Red Fort: -

 

This Shahjehans (Mughal Emperor's) dream in red stone was completed in 1648 after  nine years labour of the choicest architects and masons of the time. Its octagonal ramparts are 60 feet high and 1.5 miles or 2.41 Kms around. It is a typically Indian fort symbolizing the Mughal power and splendor. It has tow imposing gateways-Lahori Gate on the western side and Delhi Gate on the eastern side. The main entrance is through Lagori Gate. In Shahajehan's time this citadel was called Urdu-Mualla, but later on it came to be known as Quilla-i-Mualla or the Fort of Exalted Dignity.

Jama Masjid: -
This largest Mosque in India, standing opposite the Red Fort, was built by Shah Jehan between 1650 and 1656 s the central place of worship in his newly established city of Shahjehanabad. Five thousand workmen are said to have labored for six years to construct, at the cost of Rs. 10 lakhs, then. The pulpit here has been carved out of single block of marble. The prayer hall with its three great domes of white marble with strips of inlaid black marble and surmounted by golden spires in superb. Its tapering minarets made of red sand-stone with vertical white marble strips rise to the height of 130 feet. One hundred and thirty spiral lead to the top. In one corner of the hall is installed the foot prints of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). The mosque can accommodate a congregation of 20,000 men. Its three gates are reached by flight of steps.

Humayun's Tomb: -


Not far from Purana Quila, on Mathura Road, near Nizamuddin Aulia's  Dargah, is a grand mausoleum, built in 1574 by Humayun's widow Begum. This tomb marks the beginning  of a new architectural era of Mughal masterpieces in Agra and Delhi, and a fine example of the synthesis of India and Persian architectural styles. Built in red sandstones and white and black marbles, with high arches it has been a burial ground for many nobles of the Mughal Dynasty. The last Mughal Emperor was captured here in 1857 by the British troops. Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, apersian architect, was its builder.

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia: -
It is as holy place of pilgrimage for Muslims thpough people of every faith pay their tributes here to be fourth saint in line of the Chisti saints. The original shrine built by Alauddin Khilzi, has been added to by many royal personages and devotees since the death of the saint in 1325 AD. Other royal personages buried here are Amir Khusroo, Mirza Ghalib, Jahanara (Daughter of Emperor Shahjehan). During the Urs festival, celebrated twice each year to mark the death and anniversaries of Saint Nizamuddin  Aulia and Amir Khusroo, pilgrims from all over the Muslim world assemble here.


India Gate: -  India Gate, an important monument of the city, is a memorial built in commemoration of more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I. The monument is an imposing 42 meters high arch and was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. India gate was earlier named All India War Memorial. The design of India gate is almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial, the Arc-de-Triomphe.

Rashtrapati Bhawan: - It is a vast mansion and its architecture is breathtaking. More than these, it has a hallowed existence in the annals of democracy for being the residence of the President of the largest democracy in the world. Few official residential premises of the Head of theState in the world will match the Rashtrapati Bhavan in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence.


The Qutab Minar: -

The tallest freestanding stone tower of victory in the world, the Qutab Minar is 234 feet high. Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Slave Sultan, alid its foundation in 1199. He died only when the first story was completed. It was completed by his successor, Iltutmish.  It is made of red stone and marble. Its five stories have projecting balconies. It was originally attached to Quwwat-ul-Islam (The might of Islam) Mosque for the Muezzin to call the faith.

Bahai House of Workship.This temple is shaped like a huge lotus flower has 27 petals shaped like a huge lotus flower 27 petals made of white concert and clad in white Greek marble panels.

Day 3rd : Morning drive to Mathura: - The City of Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra. Covering an area of about 3,800 sq. km., today, Brajbhoomi can be divided into two distinct units - the eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places like Gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and the western side of the Yamuna covering the Mathura region that encompasses Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon.


Day 4th : - Morning Visit, The Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi (birthplace of Lord Krishna) is the main attraction of Mathura and an important pilgrim place of the Hindus. A stone slab marks the original spot of the birth of Lord Krishna. The earlier Kesava Deo temple had the room where Lord Krishna was born. According to legend, Lord Krishna was born in a small prison room where the tyrant ruler Kansa held his parents captive. The Archeological Museum of Mathura is an important place to visit. It houses an excellent collection of sculptures belonging to the ancient Mathura school of art. The Vishram Ghat, on river Yamuna, is another place to visit in Mathura. It is said that Lord Krishna had killed the tyrant Kansa here

After Noon visit, the twenty five ghats in Mathura Vishram ghat acquires predominant position. Customary circumambulation of all the holy spots in Mathura begins and ends here at Vishram Ghat. Since the entire city is embellished with the fabulous tales of lord Krishna, Vishram Ghat is not an exception. Legend says that it was here that the lord took rest after killing Kamsa. Get across the river Yamuna and take a short walk to photograph scared Ghats.


The Vishram Ghat is surrounded with handsome temples such as the Neelkantheshwar Temple, Mukut Temple, Radha-Damodar Temple, Yamuna-Krishna Temple, Langali Hanuman Temple Narasimha temples and Murli Manohar Temple. One of the haunting sights that should not be missed is the aarti at the Vishram Ghat in each evening. Small oil lamps that glide on the river set the docile water sparkling and the reflection of thousands of glistening lights on the sinuous brook set a marvelous spectacle.             

 

Day 5th . Morning d, rive 163 km to Alwar, among the Rajput principalities was the closest to imperial Delhi. People of this region were daring adventurers. They did not submit to alien rule; they rebelled. In 1771 A.D. , Pratap Singh , a Kachhawaha Rajput belonging to the same clan as the one which ruled Jaipur won Alwar from Mughals and founded a principality of his own. A historic and eminent fort guards its highest hill and is reminiscent of a regal way of life.Alwar is surrounded by the Aravali Hills and has a unique recognition because of Sariska Van Abhyaranya , Bala-Quila and Silished.Afternoon visit Alwar Fort.


Day 6th .Morning visit  Bhangarh ruins/Bala-Quila. Afternoon Free.

Day 7th .  Morning drive 91km to Jaipur. This is famous city is capital of Rajasthan and has earned universal renown as the "Pink City", and it is, with beautiful contracted palaces, havelis and forts. Tall, rugged men with handle-bar whiskers sport bright pink colored turbans. Built in 1727, A.D., by Sawai Ji Singh-II, Jaipur was the first planned city of its time. Evening visit Birla Temple or Jaipur city brief sightseeing  on Cycle Rishwas in flood light with splashes of  colors


Day 8th . Morning sightseeing of Jaipur city, City Palace .,  Hawa Mahal, Amber fort.  Jal Mahal


Day 9th .Morning drive 125Km to Krishangarh. It lies 18 miles north-west of Ajmer. It is well connected via Indian Railways and National HighwayNH8. It is the birth place of the Kishangarh style of painting, which is known for the beautiful depiction of a courtesan known as Bani Thani. In recent years, Kishangarh has come to be known as the marble city of India. It is purported to be the only place in the world with a temple of nine planets. A Navgrah temple located at the heart of the city attracts many devotees. It is believed that the sacred river Saraswathy flows under this desert region of Kishangarh.Kishangarh was founded by the Jodhpur prince Kishan Singh in 1609 by Kishan Singh.

Day 10th.Sightseiing in Krishagrah.

Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh Maharaj,  built in 1870 in the heart of the Kishangarh town, offers royal stay in the luxuriously made spacious deluxe rooms. The rooms are adorned with stunning paintings   British furnature. The landscaped lawn and an artificial lake add the beauty of the palace.Tourists get the best facilities of enjoying Rajasthan music, dances and other arts in this hotel. Daily Yoga classes are also arranged for a rejuvenating stay for the enthusiastic tourists.

The Kishangarh Fort, a historically important structure, is located at the place renowned as Jaisalmer Bulge. The fort adorns a place between the towns of Mandha, Ramgarh and Tanot in Rajasthan. It is of very high strategic importance in political map of India as it is placed on. fort with the help of local tribe known as Hurs and later based on Tashkent agreement the fort returned back to India. Visit to local temples is highly recommended.

Day 11th . Morning Drive to Chhatra Sagar: - Chattar Sagar provides an experience of rural Rajasthan, in a unique manner, where, accompanied by the hosts, guests have a wonderful opportunity to wander about exploring the farms, local temples, and even meeting the villagers. Chhatra Sagar is also a great place for bird watchers. Past travelers to Chhatra Sagar , still fondly remember the sun downers on the hill, and the al fresco dinning under the stars.

Day 12th:  Morning statr for Bird watching/Village tour.
It was an obvious and irrespirable site. The mighty building of Meherangarh fort (Jodhpur), or Majestic fort-a structure so massive it seems to grow out of the cliff. Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha.

 

Day 13th:  Morning drive 210km to Jodhpur after late afternoon visit city and local temples.

Day 14th: Morning visit Meheranghar fort, Royal Chhatri (Cremation ground, decenty dow to local market. is one of the must. (Of course we do visit the temple we spent lot of time with local Sadhu before going to fort or chatris.

Day 15th: Morning Drive to Narlai: - It lies 36 km to Ranakpur and is at base of a hillock crowned by a colossal statue of an elephant. There are several Hindu and Jain temples. The temples of Adinath and Lord Shiva are most prominent temples. The ceilings of these temple are decorated with fine murals

Day 16th: Morning visit Jain Temple: - The dating of this temple is controversial but it is largely considered to be anywhere between the late 14th to mid-15th centuries. Inspired by a dream of a celestial vehicle, Dhanna Shah, a Porward, is said to have commissioned it, under the patronage of Rana Kumbha, then ruler of Mewar. The architect who oversaw the project is said to have been named Deepaka. There is an inscription on a pillar near the main shrine stating that in 1439 Deepaka, an architect, constructed the temple at the direction of Dharanka, a devoted Jain.

Hatundi Rata Temple: -
The Hatundi temple is one of the prettiest temples in Pali district and perhaps in the whole of Rajasthan. Dedicated to the 24th and last Jain saint Mahavira, the pink-white facade of the temple gives it an exquisite appearance. The older part of the temple is pink in colour, and it has a stairway on either end, which reaches up the huge central dome. On the way up you will find three balconies or porches. The temple has undergone extensive renovations of late, and six huge cupolas with sharp turrets pointing skywards have been recently constructed. The alabaster white colour of the central dome and the cupolas contrasts vividly with the older part of the temple which is in pink. All in all, the multi-coloured monument, is an unusual one, built almost in the shape of the "pyramids of Egypt". The inner sanctum houses an imposing statue of Lord Mahavira himself.


Day 17th: Morning drive 185 Km to Udhipur.Afternoon free.

Day18th: Morning: Visit City Palace & Museums, JagishTemple Only 150m north of the city palace entrance this fantastically carved indo-Aryan temple was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1651.it enshrines a black stone image of Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the Universe. A brass image of Garuda is in a shrine in front of the temple, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari.In the north of the city Saheliyon-Ki-Bari. This small, quaint ornamental garden was laid out for 48 woman attdants who came as part of the princess's dowry, and has fountains (water shortage permitting), Kiosks, Marble elephant and a delightful lotus pool.

Aafternoon.Visit Bhartiya Lok Kala and Enjoy evening excellent demonstrations by the traditional performers and artisans from Rajasthan,Gujrat.Goa and Maharashtra.

Dungarpur is a city in the southernmost part of Rajasthan state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dungarpur District. The rail line between Udaipur and Himatnagar in Gujarat runs through the town, shortest distance to the National Highway 8 from Dungapur town is 20 km. Dungarpur is the seat of elder branch of Sisodiyas of Udaipur, while the younger branch is the seat of the Maharana of Mewar. It was founded in 1197 by Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, Karan Singh . They are descendants of Bappa Rawal, eighth ruler of the Guhilot Dynasty and founder of the Mewar Dynasty ( 734-753).The chiefs of Dungarpur, who bear the title of Maharawal, are descended from Mahup, eldest son of Karan Singh, chief of Mewar in the 12th century, and claim the honours of the elder line of Mewar. Mahup, disinherited by his father, took refuge with his mother's family, the Chauhans of Bagar, and made himself master of that country at the expense of the Bhil chiefs.The town of Dungarpur, the capital of the state, was founded towards the end of the 14th century by his descendant Rawal Bir Singh, who named it after Dungaria, an independent Bhil chieftain whom he had caused to be assassinated. After the death of Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar at the Battle of Khanwa in 1527, where he fought alongside Rana Sanga against Babar, his territories were divided into the states of Dungarpur and Banswara. Successively under Mughal, Maratha, and British Raj control by treaty in 1818, where it remained 15-gun salute state

Day19th : Visit .Haveli Juna Mahal, ,Udai Bilas Palace ,Juna Mahal or the Old palace Shrinathji temple ,,Shri Adinatha Jain September Temple,Beneshwar Dham Rokadia Ganesh Temple Sarneshwar Mandir Temple,

Day 20th  : - Arrive Mumbai transfer to hotel .Rest day free for personal activities.

Day 21st: Local Sightseeing of Mumbai, Visit Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves and Chowpatty Beach. Overnight in hotel.

Gateway of India:
Mumbai's most famed monument, It was built as a triumphal arch to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone.

Elephanta Caves:
The Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD, and create a center of attention more visitors each year than the entire city of Mumbai. No doubt: this place resonates with the pious energy of India. The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid balance of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Day 22rd: On time transfer to international airport fly to your country.

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