Rajashtan Tours Holiday Packages No.2
First Day: Entry in Jaipur
Pick up in Railway station or airport Jaipur. Check in hotel, after getting freshen up go ahead for sightseeing for city.>
Amber Fort:Located in Amer, fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. The fort overlooks Maota Lake. It is the main source of water for the Amer Palace. Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, magnificent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-i-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience".
City Palace, Jaipur: Which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, located northeast of the center of the grid-patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings.
Chandra Mahal:Situated inside City Palace, Jaipur. The Mahal was built by Maharaja Jai singh II between 1729 and 1732. Palace is a seven storied with marvelous paintings and ornately decorated ceilings. Luxury, beauty and architectural brilliance.
Shri Govind Dev Ji Temple:Located in the City Palace complex. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna . It is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others .Lord Krishna's image in the temple looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation on Earth.
City Palace Museum:Also known as Pratap Museum, located inside the complex of city .Ganesh Deori which means Door of Lord Ganesha is the entrance gate located inside,it has a remarkble collection of ancient sculptures, curios, antiques and inscriptions of the bygone era.
DAY 02: IN JAIPUR
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing:
Hawa Mahal:Also known as "Palace of Winds" or "Palace of the Breeze". Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The palace is on the edge of the city palace.
Jantar Mantar: Is a stone and the largest observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh. The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets.
Laxminarayan Temple:One of the most popular temples of Jaipur, which is also known as Birla temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Temple is constructed in the finest quality of white marble. In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03: JAIPUR � AJMER - PUSHKAR
After breakfast proceed to Ajmer. On the way visit:
Ajmer Sharif Dargah: The dargah of Moinuddin Chishti ( Gharib Nawaz -Benefactor of the Poor), known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Ajmer Sharif, is an international waqf, an Islamic mortmain managed by the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of the government of India. Ajmer Sharif Dargah is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from the main central Ajmer Railway station and situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Arrival at Ajmer & check into the hotel. After getting freshen up visit:
Jagatpita Brahma Mandir: It is a Hindu temple situated at Pushkar in the Indian state of Rajasthan, close to the sacred Pushkar Lake to which its legend has an indelible link. The temple is one of very few existing temples dedicated to the Hindu creator-god Brahma in India and remains the most prominent among them. Although the present temple structure dates to the 14th century, the temple is believed to be 2000 years old. The temple is mainly built of marble and stone stabs. It has a distinct red pinnacle (shikhara) and a hamsa bird motif. The temple sanctum sanctorum holds the central images of Brahma and his second consort Gayatri.
Pushkar Lake or Pushkar Sarovar:It is located in the town of Pushkar in Ajmer district of the Rajasthan state of western India. Pushkar Lake is a sacred lake of the Hindus. The Hindu scriptures describe it as "Tirtha-Raj" � the king of pilgrimage sites related to a water-body and relate it to the mythology of the creator-god Brahma, whose most prominent temple stands in Pushkar. The Pushkar Lake finds mention on coins as early as the 4th century BC.
DAY 04: IN AJMER
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing:
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra (literally "shed of 2� days") is a mosque in the Ajmer city of Rajasthan, India. It was commissioned by Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak, on orders of Muhammad Ghori, in 1192 CE. It was completed in 1199 CE, and further beautified by Iltutmish of Delhi in 1213 CE. The mosque was constructed on the remains of a Sanskrit college, with materials from destroyed Hindu and Jain temples.
Taragarh Fort: Also known as 'Star Fort' is the most impressive of structures of city of Bundi in Indian state of Rajasthan. A rather ramshackle fort, with its overgrown vegetation, It was constructed in 1354 upon a steep hillside. There are three gateways to the fort, well known as Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Most parts of these impressive gateways are now in ruins. During its heyday, Taragarh Fort was renowned for its tunnels crisscrossing the entire hillside.
Ajayameru:Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is a pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma. Ajmer was originally known as Ajayameru.
Ana Sagar Lake: It is an artificial lake situated in the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan state in India. It was built by Arnoraja (alias Ana), the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1135 -1150 AD and is named after him. The catchments were built with the help of local populace. The lake is spread over 13 Kilometers. The Baradari or pavilions were built by Shahjahan in 1637 and Daulat Bagh Gardens by Jehangir. There is a Circuit house on a hill near the lake that used to be British Residency. In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05th: AJMER TO UDAIPUR
After breakfast proceed to Udaipur. Arrival in Udaipur check in for hotel. After getting freshen up move forward for sightseeing in the city.
Udaipur City Palace:Built by: Started by Maharana Udai Singh, completed by his successors, Started in 1559 - till 18th century,Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic City Palace is the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Initially, Maharana Udai Singh built this superb wonder, but the present form of the Palace is the result of subsequent additions by his successors.
The Jagdish Temple in Udaipur: jagdish Temple Udaipur is an Indo-Aryan style architecture temple in Udaipur. This temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. He was the ruler of Udaipur during that time period (1628-53). "Jagdish" is one of the many names of Lord Vishnu and this temple is also dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan) and one of the largest temples in Udaipur. Jagdish Temple Timings: 4.15 a.m – 1.00 p.m (Morning) / 5.15 p.m – 8.00 p.m (Evening). Open on all days.
Saheliyon-ki-Bari in Udaipur city:Saheliyon ki Bari, a famous landmark in the city, known for its awe-inspiring beauty and surreal charm, takes you back to the royal era, where kings were extremely particular about their queen's comfort and did all that they could. The garden is surrounded by lush green trees, magnificent lotus pools and elephant shaped fountains. Interestingly, the source of the water from the fountains is the Fateh Sagar Lake.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal:Remarkable collection of Rajasthani Folk Art Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is one of the most famous museums of Udaipur, exhibiting the brilliant collection of folk articles of Rajasthan. This rare compilation varies from typical rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.
Museum of folk art:Famous for its wide collection of puppets, folk dresses, dolls, ornaments, paintings and folk musical instruments. In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Maharana Pratap Memorial in Udaipur:MONUMENT TOURIST SPOT Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur, India Maharana Pratap Memorial commemorates the 16th-century Hindu ruler called Pratap Singh, and his lifelong struggle against the Mughals. The memorial features a life-sized bronze statue of a gallant warrior mounted on a legendary horse Chetak, which attacked a war elephant and leaped across the pass of Haldighati. At the Hall of Heroes, history buffs can enjoy murals, paintings, and portraits of warlords, while children can admire mannequins dressed for war and large models of old cities and battlefields.
DAY 06th: IN UDAIPUR
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing:
Haldighati:Haldighati, is a small village in the Aravalli Hills about 44 km north of Udaipur and about 1,839 m. above sea level. Beyond this is Haldighati Pass, a narrow defile almost a kilometre in length, running south to northeast and finally ending in a broad plain. An interesting geographical feature of the pass is its soft yellow soil, which when crumbled resembles the turmeric (haldi), which gives the place its name. It was here that the famous Battle of Haldighati was fought on June 18, 1576 between Maharana PRATAP SINGH of Mewar and the Imperial army of Emperor Akbar of Delhi.
The battle of Haldighati has gone down in the annals of Indian history as one which showcased the great valour of the Rajput troops led by their scion Rana Pratap. The result was indecisive, but the battle was truly symbolic of the raw courage, spirit of sacrifice, and loyalty of the Rajputs in their heroic defence of their motherland..
Nathdwara:Shrinathji’s idol was brought to Rajasthan from Govardhana near Vrindavan to protect it from the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who in 1665 was bent upon vandalizing the area of Vrindavan by widespread destruction of Hindu temples. When the Mughal army came to Govardhana, the devotees of the Lord showed them the titles and gifts given to the temple by the previous Mughal rulers. The army commander then ordered the deity to be taken away from Govardhana. For almost six months the statue stayed in Agra after which the custodians of the idol of Shrinathji left that place with the idol in search of a new heaven.
Eklingji Temple-:22 kms in north of Udaipur, On National Highway No.8,Built in: 734 A.D Eklingji Temple is one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan. Located in the town of Eklingji (Kailashpuri), the place got its popular name from the temple. Eklingji Temple is positioned at a distance of 22 km in the north of Udaipur, on the national highway no. 8. Eklingnath Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion. Initially, the temple was built in 734 A.D. by Bappa Rawal. Since that time, Eklingji has been the ruling deity of Mewar rulers. In the later years, it was repaired and modified by various Kings, to clean the remnants of obliteration made by the attacks of Mohammedans In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.