Marwar Festival Tour is for 13 days to Rajasthan, India especially base on colorful spectacle Marwar festival, explore the Rajputana & Mughal Architecture, Cultural, History and heritage Rajasthan
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
Morning visit to Old Delhi - an ancient walled city, Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi; we take rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Delhi's bazaar - which gives us an incredible and authentic insight into the real, everyday lives of the millions of people who live in the city. As your rickshaw travels towards Chandni Chowk, you will be immersed in real India - surrounded by people, sounds and smells as we squeeze past vegetable carts and impromptu market stalls, avoiding delivery men carrying boxes on their heads. We duck underneath Sari displays and ride through the fragrant steam of street-side food stands and restaurants.
Here you will see Red Fort, (Lal Qila) the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. We visit the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.Afternoon proceed on a tour of New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens 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. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947.
You will visit the monuments from Delhi's past & known as two of the 26 World Heritage sites of India - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the Indian president. Overnight stay at 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.
Breakfast at hotel and 185 Kms /4 hrs drive to Jodhpur the Blue City – the Great Indian Desert, sites on sand stone hill surrounded by a strong wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entry gates. Afternoon sightseeing of the city includes visit to Meharangarh Fort, drive through the old city and past the Clock Tower near the largest spice bazaar in the sub-continent, visit the Jaswant Thada Cenotaph, the royal cremation site and then proceed to see the most magnificent, modern 20th century Palace, the Umaid Bhavan Palace and its museum – a treasure trove.
Evening enjoy the Marwar Festival. Overnight stay
Breakfast at hotel and enjoy the Marwar Festivities
The main attraction of the festival is the folk music and dance centered on the romantic lives of Rajasthan’s bygone rulers and kings. The folk singers and dancers native to the land adorn themselves in colorful traditional attires of Rajasthan and offer live entertainment in celebration. The popular palaces and first like the Umaid Bhawan, Meharangarh Fort and Mandore are the main stages where folk performances are delivered.
Apart from above celebration there are other celebratory cultural events like the camel tattoo show and Polo matches. Colorful large turbans that seem customary to men’s attire in Rajasthan are also important cultural icons for the people of the state and an integral part of their rich history and livelihood, given the harsh climate. This custom is commemorated in the event with a dedicated turban tying competition, winners of which are awarded special prizes and revered as it is a dying art thriving with in the modern cosmopolitan.
After breakfast 128 kms/ 3 hrs drive to Narlai 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
Our journey continues to Narlai upon arrival check in hotel. Narlai is a small village, but having rich cultural of Rajasthan, as well as several beautiful temples. Dating back of the 15th century, this place is nothing less than enchanting with lavish ambiance, as well as the authentic village aura. You can venture into the streets in the evening. Overnight stay
After breakfast you can start by foot to exploration of the village, witnessing the beautiful architecture. You can visit the famous temple of Lord Shiva and Adinath, which are the true example of the beauty the place holds, with the elaborate decoration of cellings and the several murals. You can also interact in conversations and mingle with local village people, and get to know about different traditions, cultural and craftsmanship, Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast 121 kms. 2.30 drive to Udaipur en route visit to Kumbhalgarh 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.
Our drive continued to 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. Overnight stay in Udaipur
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, 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.
Afternoon short drive to Delwara and the temple complex of Eklingji and Nagda - A Religious complex Northern region of Mewar 22 Km It houses 108 temples chiselled out of sandstone and marble, this temple of Eklingji was built in 734 AD. Enclosed by high walls, it is devoted to Eklingji (A form of Shiv Deity adored under the epithet of EKLINGA). Stroll through the old town and the bazaar custom making clothes, suits and saris with shimmering colors and craft designer workshops. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
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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