Kumbhalgarh Festival Tour is for 15 days will give the Glimpses of Remote area of Rajasthan, visit to villages, as well as cultural, heritage, craftsmen ship Rajput architecture and different style of activities. Last but not least Kumbhalgarh festival celebration will give memorable tour
Arrive Delhi - The Capital of India. You are greeted with a traditional Indian Welcome and escorted transfer to hotel Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel
Visit to Old Delhi start the day with a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through Old Delhi. Here you will view Red Fort, the most Opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi.
New Delhi was designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. Visit to Qutub Minar, drive pass through the Raisina Hill, past the imposing India Gate, Government Buildings, President House and Parliament House.Overnight stayat hotel
Morning drive to Agra upon arrival check in hotel, later visit to Sikandra the mausoleum of Akbar Sikandra, a true masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Evening take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) visits the UNESCO heritage site Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the and watch its surface subtly shift in color, as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange glow. In the warm glow of Sunset, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India
Today countryside drives 260 kms/5.30 hrs Jaipur “Pink City” Jaipur once the capital of Rajasthan province the abode of Rajasthan; everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. It has the distinction of being a well-planned and laid out city. As you drive through the old part of town, you will witness a life most unlike others. Witness how the city blooms during the day in a kaleidoscope of color and sound. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India -- especially with regard to textiles, Jewellery, stones carpets, etc. Overnight stay in Hotel
After breakfast visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world’s finest chamber of mirrors and also visit temple of Kali. Afternoon explore the colorful Pink city Bazaar.
Afternoon visit to maharaja’s City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight stay in Hotel
After breakfast drive 130 kms/2.30 hrs Pushkar Thousands of Moslem pilgrims come has Ajmer of the four corners of the world to profit from the grace of the saint (Kwaja) Moiniddine Chisti (1143-1235). The popular tradition said that seven pilgrimages have Ajmer equalize a pilgrimage in Mecque continuation by the visit of the Mosques of Akbar, Jehan Shah, Dargah and Mazar. Then you will admire the palate of King Akbar who became since a museum. Not far from the town of Ajmer is the Holy City of the Hindus Pushkar. Afternoon visit to Pushkar Lake and Lord Brahma temple Pushkar, the important Hindu pilgrim center is located 11kms From Ajmer. The flourishing temple town built around the sacred Pushkar Lake is full of religious myths and faith. The holy lake has 52 ghats (bathing places), where pilgrim’s lake ritual dips in the lake.
After breakfast we drive to Nimaj 112 kms/2 hrs. Late afternoon we arrive at Nimaj is surrounded by lush green fields and vast grazing pastures. Chhatra Sagar, a hundred-year old reservoir with a periphery of about 10 kilometers, is an ideal destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the chaotic city life. As a hunting preserve of the Nimaj Estate, take a Jeep Safari ideally in the afternoon at 3.30 pm, drive through the farms, see the brick kiln. Then visit the 9th century Hindu Goddess Temple, popularly known as “Magarmandi Mata Temple”.
The architecture has an influence of South India. The diversity in art form is very intricate and unique, once the pride of an Empire, was destroyed by the invade. Move on to Kheda, a Shepard settlement take a “Village walk”, explore the village life, interact and peep into the rich culture of Rajasthan. The place around the village water tank, from where women carry water on their head is full of activity. Seeing village artisans at work, creating leather articles, pottery and handicrafts etc. Have a dialogue with potters on wheel, shoe makers, the shepherds, Overnight stay at hotel is a treat to the eyes. Enterprising traders, struggle to do business with the farmers who come here for their necessities. Also visit to Chilly and Vegetable farm where you witness the real India.
After breakfast drive to 210 kms/4 hrs Bassi village it is a beautiful village housed with some old forts, temples and beautiful mansions. Afternoon you can visit the village craftsmen do sightseeing. Bassi Village has several facets of interest like temples, step well cenotaphs The exquisite sculptures; woodcraft, shoemaking, potters and handmade Bidi (local Cigarettes) are very famous
Afternoon visit to Chittaurgarh and visit to The Fort - standing tall over a 180 meter high hillock and sprawling over 700 acres, the fort is a standing edifice to the valour of Chittaurgarh, Vijay Stambh or Victory Tower – Built by Rana Kumbha in 1440 AD to commemorate his victory over the combined forces of the kings of neighboring Malwa and Gujrat, this tower is 120 feet high and has a girth of 30 feet at the base, Kirti Stambh – Built in the 12th century, it was dedicated to Lord Sri Adinath Rishabdeo, the first Jain Tirthankar. The 22-meter-high structure is peplete with figures from the Jain pantheon. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast leave for Deogarh 150 kms/ 3 hrs the region is famous for its spectacular forts, palaces and Jain temples. Afternoonyou can relax by the pool or take a stroll in the surrounding villages to explore the unexplored rural Rajasthan. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning at 09.30 hrs transfer by vintage car to station for a nice pleasure trip rural train ride on the meter gauge train on 1930’s, British Track having wooden slipper, accompanying local villagers traveling to Marwar. The track consists of 17 U shape bridges and two long tunnels. Distance covered is only 17 km but time taken is 2 hours passes through a breath-taking scenery of Ravli sanctuary, with some 100 feet high bridges, waterfalls, thick jungle, and above all an unchanged ambience of bygone era. One travels through a Ghat section and descends from neighboring shrub Jungle to feed on articles given by the villagers.
Our journey continues to Narlai upon arrival check in hotel. You can opt to make Horse ride for one or two hours and pay locally. You can to for a village & crafts tour. Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast drive to Kumbhalgarh 40 kms upon arrival Check in hotel. Later visit to the impregnable the fortress of Kumbhalgarh, offers a superb view from the top of its massive walls. Built during the reign of the great warrior Rana Kumbha (1433-1468), in part retains its walls crenate, pierced by several doors to semi-circular bastions. A Switchback path leads to the Summit crowned by a palace built in the 19th century. Visit to Badal Mahal. Afternoon we will organize Jungle safari. The wild life includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, smabhar, nilgai, chaisingh (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare.
Enjoy Kumbhalgarh festival
In the evening it is full of sound, light, Rajasthani dance and music
Today Kumbhalgarh Festival Highlights
Kumbhalgarh celebration is divided into two major sections:
Daytime celebration: Exhibitions by the locals is held during the daytime where regional special itiesare put on display. These include ethnic wear, jewellery, handicrafts, souvenirs, etc
Evening exuberance: During this time, Kumbhalgarh fort is turned into a magnificent sight with embellishing decorations, lights & spectacular fireworks. This fiesta enthrals audiences with its plethora of fascinating competitions & events such as: Tug of War, Turban-tying, Musical chairs, henna applying, Puppet show is the major highlight of the event appealing a large number of spectators.
Moreover, artists from across the country attend this festival to showcase incredible performances to entertain the visitors. These include dance performances by various dancers like: Rajasthani folk dance and saperaI (snake) dance are the special highlights of Kumbhalgarh Festival in dance genre Kalbeliya, Langas, Terahtaali, KachiGhodi & Odissi. Overnight say in Kumbhalgarh
Today drive to Devigarh 100 kms/2.30 hrs, en route visit to Ranakpur – one of the biggest and most important Jain temples; it is one of the five holy sites for the Jains. The main temple in the complex is “Chaumukha temple” or the four-faced temple dedicated to Adhinathji and built in the 15th century. It has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, all of which are different from each other. The Surya Narayana temple and the other Jain temples in the complex are also worth visiting. The magic of light & shade is really awe- inspiring. Our drive continued to Devigarh upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay at hotel
Today take a round trip of Udaipur – the “City of Lakes” is perhaps the most romantic and beautiful cities of India. In contrast to its desert neighborhood it stands out with an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid blue lakes, gardens and temples surrounded by hills and mountains. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 A.D. on the shored of Lake Pichola.
Today sightseeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace – this is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, construction of which was started by Udai Singh. This white marble architectural marvel, standing majestically on a hill is surrounded by crenellated walls. This huge edifice 30.4 meters high and 244 meters long was added on to, by later rulers, but the additions are so well planned and integrated, it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as complete structure, Visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari or “Garden of the Maids of Honour” was laid out for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of dowry, Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, Also vvisit the Jagdish temple (seventeenth century), dominated by a black stone statue of Vishnu in the guise of Jagannath, the Lord of the universe. Stroll through the old town and the bazaar custom making clothes, suits and saris with shimmering colors and craft designer workshops. Overnight stay in Devigarh
Today transfer to Udaipur airport to board a flight to Delhi. Say good bye to this fascinating and memorable tour and departure transfer to International airport to board the flight for onward destination
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