The state of Rajasthan, in the Northwest of India, between New Delhi and Pakistan, is still today one of the best opportunities you have to travel through time. Indeed, several time travels in one visit: there are cities, such as the picturesque Jaipur, where it is enough to enter or leave the door of the traditional red sandstone buildings to change age and century. Its palaces still live in maharanis and maharajas, who breed thoroughbred horses, drive around in vintage cars, dress in the jewels and colorful traditional "poshak" clothes of the eighteenth century and above all have become masters of hospitality.
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ROYAL GOLDEN TRIANGLE
This incredible Golden Triangle Tour Itinerary comprising the three famous cities of India-Delhi, Agra and Jaipur having grandeur, glory & history.
Delhi - The political capital of India
Delhi, makes up one of the cornerstones of the golden triangle in the country's north.
Finding its genesis in the great Indian epic the Mahabharata, as Indraprastha, Capital of the Pandava princes, today the city has transformed itself into a new incarnation. Reflecting the many colors and flavors of India's eclectic composition, contemporary Delhi is one where you will be inspired, amazed, fascinated and impressed at every corner. The India Gate, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Kutub Minar, Jantar-Mantar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Akshardham Temple, Bahai Temple and many more are worth seeing in Delhi. The city is the perfect mix of the old and the new. From the colonial pillars of Connaught Place to the lanes of Chandni Chowk and the malls of South Extension, you will find discover a whole range of experiences here. Delhi is also a paradise for shopping, eating and sight-seeing.
Agra- City on the banks of Yamuna River
Agra is a medieval city on the banks of Yamuna River was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1956.
It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Jaipur - The picturesque capital of Rajasthan
Jaipur also known as the Pink city was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing II.
Jaipur was first planned city in India, beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, which were once the residence of Maharajas, are worthy of admiration. Visit to Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar-Mantar, Hawa Mahal, the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes will make your trip to the pink city a memorable one.
TEMPLES SPIRITUAL TOURS
If there is any state where the rich cultures and traditions of India are still intact than it has to Rajasthan. While walking on the streets of Rajasthan, one can touch, taste, and experience the local culture and come across certain ancient religious practices that were familiar only to our ancestors. With a calendar full of celebrations and something unique happening every day, one can easily to get to know that people of Rajasthan are very serious when it comes to following religious practices.
The major chunk of tourists visits Rajasthan not only to get acquaintance with its iconic heritages and marvelous masterpieces but also to quench their spiritual thirst and pray with heart and soul. Be it mosque or temple; Rajasthan is bestowed with shrines of multiple religion that evokes a pure feeling of dignity and communal harmony. At the top it, most of the shrines was created by ruling monarchs, which makes them an exemplary of high artistic beauty. Even today, the beauty of the shrines are evident even after facing so many calamities, disasters, and wars. Visiting Rajasthan for a pilgrimage holiday reminds one of time that have remain visually unchanged over centuries.
In some parts of Rajasthan like Kota, Bundi, Pushkar, Alwar, Bikaner, Dungarpur, Hindu practices and culture has continued to evolve, and its ideologies are embraced by the people. Worship of Shiva, Rama, Krishna and Shakti are pre-eminent amongst the other Hindu deities that are worshiped here. For Jains, the sprawling temple complex of Ranakpur and Dilwara Jain Temple are believed to be very holy and attracting many visitors from all the corners of the world. Rajasthan also has many dargahs and mosques too.
Being on the divine trail to Rajasthan promises to be an unforgettable experience as one weave their way through a variety of landscapes: from the ones located amidst the waterbodies to the one tucked on hills. A repository of all the sacred buildings, Rajasthan is a must visit for an upcoming pilgrimage tour.
MAHAL ROYAL TOUR
Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan tour unfolds you’ll stay in the palaces and havelis of India’s glittering Maharajas, Nawabs and Thakurs; and behold unforgettable sights that include the immense yellow-hued hill top fort of Amer with its stunning Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), the great bastions of Mehrangarh fort that tower over the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur, and the dreamy crenellated battlements of the 'golden' Sonar Qila in Jaisalmer. The exquisite jewel encrusted Royal Chambers at the City Palace in the 'Pink City' of Jaipur will also vie for your attention, and you will be able to gaze on the lovely blue waters of Lake Pichola through the ornate windows that pierce the great halls of the royal palace of the once mighty kingdom of Mewar. In addition to the must-visit mighty forts and grand palaces of Rajasthan, this in-depth tour takes you through Rajasthan's colourful heartland, where you will discover Shekhawati’s elaborately painted mansions dating back to the 19th century and spend a night at the little-known yet magical 12th century Nagaur Fort that lies on the edge of the Thar Desert and was one of the first Muslim strongholds in northern India. The Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan tour starts in historic Delhi and concludes with two nights to enjoy sublime vistas over the 'Lake City' of Udaipur where there is the opportunity to stay at the Taj Lake Palace – arguably the dreamiest palace in India. A tour of Rajasthan as seen through its forts and palaces is a simply magnificent experience and represents India at her finest!
This 'Golden City’ is located close to the Pakistan border and in close proximity to the Thar Desert. The city’s most prominent landmark is the Jaisalmer Fort, also called Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). Unlike most other forts in India, Jaisalmer Fort is not just a tourist attraction. It houses shops, hotels and ancient havelis (homes) where generations continue to live.
Jaisalmer traces its inception to the 12th century. History tells us of Rawal Jaisal, the eldest heir of the Rawal of Deoraj, was passed over for the throne of Lodurva and a younger half-brother was crowned king. Rawal Jaisal went looking for a new location to set up his capital when he came across sage Eesul. The sage told him about Krishna’s prophecy which said that a descendant of his Yaduvanshi clan would found a new kingdom at this same spot. It was in 1156 that Rawal Jaisal constructed a mud fort, named it Jaisalmer after himself and declared it his capital.
Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a favoured destination for thousands of tourists and devotees flocking to Rajasthan. Situated at a height of 510 metres, Pushkar is surrounded by hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, literally meaning Snake Mountain forms a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. Known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city.
According to legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the Universe dropped a lotus to the ground leading to the immediate creation of a lake. He then decided to name the place after the flower, and thus the name, Pushkar. The city of Pushkar is home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the whole world. Hindus consider a journey to Pushkar to be the ultimate pilgrimage that must be undertaken to attain salvation.
Udaipur, termed as the ‘Venice of the East’ is the city of lakes. This is the city that defines the finesse of the Rajputana style architecture. Exploring Udaipur begins with visiting the famous City Palace and Jagdish Mandir. Lake Pichola is sure to touch your soul, spend time here and take a boat ride enjoying the view of the Jag Mandir Palace. The next destination on your list must be Sajjan Garh Palace, which was built atop a hillock to relish the monsoon clouds. Enjoy a cable car ride to the Karni Mata temple. Do not miss the Dilwara temple, the marble carvings are worth a visit! Spend three days in Udaipur and you are sure to fall in love with this beauty! See it to believe it, the Rajasthan videos will show you the magic.