Rajashtan Tours Holiday Packages No.2
DAY WISE SCHEDULE
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN JAIPUR
Pick up from Jaipur Airport / Railway Station. Check into the hotel, after getting freshen up proceed for sightseeing around the 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 centre 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 remaekable 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 05: AJMER TO UDAIPUR
After breakfast proceed to Udaipur. Arrival in Udaipur check into the hotel. After getting freshen up proceed for sightseeing around the city.
City Palace, Udaipur:It is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaipur. The palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex.
The Jagdish Temple:It is raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-storey saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavarna (bellroof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, nonfunctional stories.. Shri Jagdish Temple is the most beautiful example of Hindu Iconography, consisting of three stories of hand carved stone, with a steeple nearly 79 feet high and is the largest temple of Udaipur.
Saheliyon-ki-Bari:It also means as Garden of the Maidens, it was built by Rana Sangram Singh and is a major garden and a popular tourist space. It lies in northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. A small museum is also here.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal:It is a cultural institution based in Udaipur in Rajasthan state in India engaged in studying folk art, culture, songs and festivals of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and to popularise and propagate folk arts, folk dances and folk literature. It was set up in 1952 by Devilal Samar. The institution has a museum that exhibits collection of folk articles from Rajasthan like rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. There is puppet theater (Kathputli) too where puppet shows are held at regular interval.
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:It is a historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. Situated at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, the memorial overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. In Hindi, memorial is known as "smarak" and smarak is always made in the memory of loved ones. Maharana Pratap Memorial was constructed with the initiative taken by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of a public trust.In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06: IN UDAIPUR
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing:
Haldighati:It is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India which connects Rajsamand and Pali districts. The pass is located at a distance of 40 kilometres from Udaipur. The name 'Haldighati' is believed to have originated from the turmeric-coloured yellow soil of the area.
Haldighati is located at a distance of 40 KM from Udaipur is famous for the battle took place here on 18th June, 1576 between Maharana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Mughal army of Akbar of Delhi.
Nathdwara:It is a town in India's western state of Rajasthan. It is located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River in Rajsamand District, 48 kilometres north-east of Udaipur. This town is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the deity of Shrinathji, a 14th-century, 7-year-old "infant" incarnation of Krishna.
Eklingji:It is a Hindu temple complex in Udaipur District of Rajasthan in western India. Eklingji is believed to be the ruling deity of Mewar Princely State and the Ruler Maharana rules as his Dewan. Located 22 km north of Udaipur. Eklingji is a revered place of devotion for Hindu tourists in India. Lord is referred as the kuldevta (or Ishtadevata) of many Brahmins communities including Trivedi Mewada and Bhatt Mewada of Mewar & Gujarat region. In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.