Land of Maharaja's and Rana's.

Duration: 20 nights 21 days.

 

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 Shahjehan's (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 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 4th.Morning visit Bhangarh ruins/Bala-Quila. Afternoon Free.

Day 5th. 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 6th : - Morning sightseeing of Jaipur city, City Palace ,Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Jal Mahal.

 

Day 7th.Morning drive 125Km to Krishangarh. It lies 18 miles northwest of Ajmer. It is well connected via Indian Railways and National HighwayNH8. It is the birthplace 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 8th. Sightseeing in Krishangarh.

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 recomanded.

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 9th Morning drive 210km to Jodhpur after late afternoon visit city and local temples.

Day 10th Morning visit Meheranghar fort, Royal Chhatri (Cremation ground, decently down 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.

RANAKPUR JAIN TEMPLE: - The Ranakpur Jain Temple complex was founded in the Mid-14th Century, but most of the building date from the 15th. The Chaumukha Temple is approached by steep steps, and inside are 29 halls and an astonishing 1,444 carved pillars, no two the same. The carving on creamy white marble is made translucent by the sun pouring in, and depicts images of Goddesses and nymphs, dancers and elephants, scenes of daily life and of fantasy.

 

Day 11th .Morning drive 163 km to Ranakpur. Evening on time attended Arti at Jain temple.

 

Day12th.Morning visit Temple.local village and a Short trek .

Udaipur: Mewar Land of Legend. Royal House of Mewar : Legend has it that the Sisodias of Mewar are descended from the Sun God through Lav, the son of Lord Rama whose life story is told in India's great Epic, the Ramayana. They came from the border of the Kashmir. The Founder of Udaipur in 1567, the capital of Mewar, Chittor, was sacked for the third time by the armies of the Mughal emperor Akbar. Udai Singh founded the Udaipur in the year of 1557.

Day 13th . Morning drive 185 Km to Udhipur.Afternoon free.

Day14th Morning: Visit City Palace & Museums, JagdishTemple 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.

Day 15th: Morning Free.Afternoon: Boat ride to Jagmandir Island: The Jagmandar Palace, Which was commenced by Maharana Karan Singh, but takes its name from Maharana Jagat Singh (1628-52) who made number of additional to it. It is said that the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan derived some of his inspiration for the Taj Mahal from his palace after staying here in 1623-24 while leading a revolt against his father, Jahangir. Flanked by a row of enormous stone elephant, the island has an impressive Chhatri carved from grey-blue stone, and a glorious view across the lake to the lake palace and the city palace,

Day16th:  Morning drive 120 km to Dungurpur.

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.

Day 17th to day 19th: 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: Morning drive to Udipur airport and flies to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai transfer to hotel .Rest day free for personal activities.

Day 21st: - On time transfer to international airport and fly to your native land
The Fair Baneshwar Fair, Baneshwar Fair - 14 th to 18th Feb, 2011

This is a religious festival with simple and traditional rituals. On this occasion tribal from the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat join their brethren from Rajasthan to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. The Baneshwar fair is predominantly a tribal fair with more than half of the congregation consisting of Bhils. Mainfestival of Dungpur. Baneshwar fair is a popular tribal fair held in Dungarpur district in Rajasthan state of India. The fair is held in the month of February at Baneshwar, a small delta formed by the river Soma and, 50 km from Dungarpur. This fair is a major fair of the tribals. 'Baneshwar' means the "master of the delta" which is derived from the Shiva Linga worshipped in the Mahadev temple in Dungarpur. This is a religious fair with simple and traditional rituals. The tribal of Bhils come from the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and offer prayers to Lord Shiva.The name 'Baneshwar' is derived from the revered Shivlinga, which is kept in the Mahadev Temple in Dungarpur. "Baneshwar means the 'Master of the Delta' in the local Vagdi language.



Camel Fair, Bikaner,(18 - 19 Jan, 2011),Kite Festival, Jaipur,(14th Jan, 2011),Nagaur Fair, Nagaur,(10 - 13 Feb, 2011)
Baneshwar Festival.,(14 - 18 Feb, 2011) Brij Festival,(2- 4 Feb, 2011).Sheetala Ashtami8 March, 2011) ,Desert Festival
(16 - 18 Feb, 2011) ,Elephant Festival(19th March, 2011) ,Gangaur Fair,(6 - 7 April, 2011) ,Mewar Festival(6 - 8 April, 2011)
Summer Festival,(26 - 28 May, 2010),Teej Fair(12 - 13 Aug, 2010)Urs Ajmer Sharif(13th June, 2010).Dusshera Mela(15 - 17 Oct, 2010)Marwar Festival(21 - 22 Oct, 2010) ,Pushkar Fair(13 - 21 Nov, 2010).

AGRA: No visit to India is complete without a journey through Agra. This tour epitomizes a total experience of India. Agra high-light and show-case the Grandeure of imperial city, world famous monuments forts and palaces.

TAJ MAHAL



The Taj Mahal is a memorial built by Shah Jahan to his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Who died in childbirth in 1631 The Emperor was so heart broke that his hair is said to have turned grey overnight. Construction was completed in 1653.

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