12 Days Luxury Golden Triangle with Jodhpur & Pushkar
|DURATION OF TRIP||11NIGHTS/12 DAYS|
|MINIMUM REQUIRED||2 PAX|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||PICKUP Delhi/DROP Delhi|
|RETURN TIME||Depends on onward Journey|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing with suitable Toiletries|
DAY - 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport/railway station, our tour representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free without transport if arrive in the morning or afternoon. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
DAY - 02: Old Delhi City Tour with Delhi Metro and Rickshaw Ride in Old Town
After breakfast Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi By experiencing the Delhi Metro train
Start By visiting the:
Jama Masjid:- Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build and was completed in 1650.
Chandni Chowk:- The Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India. Chandni Chowk is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station.
Spice Market:- A bit west of Chandni Market you will find yourself on Khari Baoli Road in the heart of Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. Here we found hundreds of shops dealing in refined, local and exotic spices. This large market area is rich in color and photographic opportunities and is well worth seeking out
Red Fort:- Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. Its walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), were built in 1638 to keep out invaders.
Later back to Hotel with Delhi Metro Train
DAY - 03 : Delhi / Agra – 230 km/04 hrs Drive
After breakfast proceed to Agra upon arrival check-in to the hotel, later visit:
Agra Fort:-You would regret if you miss Agra Fort during your visit to Agra. The 16th-century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous TajMahal, The fortress comprises many palaces namely, Jahangir Palace, KhasMahal and so on.
TajMahal (Sunset):-You cannot think of Agra without thinking of TajMahal. Or, you might not have thought of Agra were it not for the monument of love. TajMahal, the white marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, MumtazMahal. The monument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughal architecture. (*TajMahal Closed on every Friday)
Later return to the hotel, Stay overnight at Hotel in Agra.
DAY - 04 : Agra / Jaipur
After breakfast proceeds to Jaipur and visit en route to:
Abhaneri:- is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
Later proceed to Jaipur on arrival check in to the hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.
DAY - 05: Jaipur sightseeing
Early morning after breakfast proceed to sightseeing tour of Jaipur Visit:
Visit at Amer Fort where We will experience the Jeep Ride/Elephant ride from the old town to reach the Courtyard of Amer Fort, Back days king army used the same route !!!
Amer Fort:-The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
JalMahal:-On the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.
City Palace:-situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one-seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the center, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city.
Jantar Mantar:-built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonry instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provides accurate time, which is subject to daily corrections.
HawaMahal:-built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with overhanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture.
Albert Hall Museum:– situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces. Evening visit at the most Unique Art of Jaipur which is Block printing.
Later return to the hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.
DAY - 06: Jaipur / Jodhpur
Early morning after breakfast proceeds to Jodhpur. On arrival, Jodhpur checks in Hotel. Jodhpur is famously called the Sun City, as the sun is visible here first every morning. Jodhpur was founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha and the city earned its name after him. The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan is divided into the old city and new city. The city is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces.
Evening visits local markets and stay overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.
DAY - 07 : Jodhpur sightseeing
After breakfast starts a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visit:
Mehrangarh Fort:-It is one among the largest Indian forts. This invincible fort stands magnificently 400 feet above the city. Rao Jodha constructed the fort in 1459 AD. Though the attempt to construct the fort was started in 1459, the fort had seen many centuries before it was completed.
Umaid Bhawan Palace:-Construction of Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum was started in the year 1929 and it was completed in 1943. The palace is situated on the highest point in the city. The 347-roomed massive palace is named one of the largest private residences in the world.
Jaswant Thada:–Jaswant Thada was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the Second in the year 1899. This is close to Mehrangarh Fort. The tranquility of the marble construction is enchanting. The carvings are intricate. Inside Jaswant Thada, you will find the portraits of the Rathore rulers.
Mandore Gardens:–Mandore, belonging to the 6th century, was Marwar’s capital before Jodhpur was established. Mandore Gardens here attract tourists in great numbers. The Mandore Gardens also house a government museum, a ‘Hall of Heroes’ and a temple to 33 crore Gods.
Later return to the hotel, overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
DAY - 08: Jodhpur / Pushkar
After breakfast proceed to Pushkar. On arrival check in at Hotel. Evening visit:
Pushkar Market:-The Pushkar Bazaar offers a variety of items, especially during the annual Pushkar Fair. The items available here are Rajasthani costumes and puppets, embroidered fabrics, souvenirs, bangles and beads, decorative pieces and accessories, curious, embroidered shoes, brass utensils, glass lamps, bags, belts, and many more handicraft items.
Stay overnight at hotel in Pushkar.
DAY - 09 : Pushkar sightseeing with cooking experience
After breakfast go for the Camel Ride (02 Hours Round Trip)
Later proceed to sightsee tour of Pushkar Visit:-
Pushkar Lake:–Hindus from all across India consider Pushkar Lake to be one of the most sacred lakes of India. According to legend, the origin of this lake was the lotus flower petals that fell on earth from Lord Brahma’s hands
Brahama Temple:-The Brahma Temple is the lone Hindu temple in India where Lord Brahma, the Creator of the World is worshipped. This major attraction of Pushkar is situated on the banks of the Pushkar Lake and is considered to have a special position in the Hindu Pantheons.
Savitri Temple:-Situated on the peak of the Ratnagiri Hill, the Savitri Temple is dedicated to Savitri, Lord Brahma’s consort. It was built in 1687 and pilgrims need to trek up the hill in order to reach the shrine of the temple.
Evening attend cooking class by the professional Indian chef followed by dinner (Cook & Eat)
Stay overnight at hotel in Pushkar.
DAY - 10 : Pushkar / Delhi
After breakfast proceeds to Delhi. On arrival, Delhi checks in at Hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY - 11 : New Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast start sight seeing tour of New Delhi visit
Qutub Minar:– Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer.
Humayun’s Tomb:- If you think Humayun’s Tomb looks a bit like the TajMahal in Agra, that’s because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal’s creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun.
Lotus Temple:- The Bahai Temple is commonly referred to as the Lotus Temple, as it’s shaped like a lotus flower. It’s particularly pretty at night when it’s attractively lit up. Made out of white marble, the temple belongs to the Bahai Faith, which proclaims the unity of all people and religions.
India Gate:- The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular place to enjoy a warm summer’s evening.
Laxmi Narayan Temple:- Built-in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her consort Narayana.
Later back to Hotel for Farewell Dinner for all Group Members.
One company Memento with a group picture which will be given to each member of the Group.
Stay overnight at Hotel in Delhi.
DAY - 12 : Delhi Airport Drop
In this Day transfer to Airport for flight to your onward destination.
PRICES BASED ON LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
Services are included in the price:-
- A safe and comfortable air-conditioned Private Bus with driver, all-inclusive. (Fuel for Bus, road and state taxes, toll fees, parking fees, Driver and driver’s food, and lodging).
- The Bus will be with you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to sightsee as you want.
- A Driver with excellent skills and record, a good knowledge of the area you are visiting and sufficient English to communicate.
- Airport Pick-up & Drop
- Transfers and land transportation according to the itinerary.
- Accommodation Double or Twin rooms with Bed and Breakfast.
- Sightseeing Tours in All Cities
- Jeep/Elephant Ride in Jaipur
- 1 Camel Ride in Pushkar (2 hrs return trip)
- 1 Cooking class in Pushkar followed by a professional chef (Cook & Eat)
- 1 Farewell Dinner
- 1 Rickshaw Rides in Old Delhi
- Metro Tokens for the return trip of Old Delhi Tour
- 1 Indian SIM Card for Local Use with 1 GB data every day
- All Applicable Taxes inclusive GST
- 1 Company Escort
- Local Registered English speaking tour guide in each city
- Maximum Group Size 22 pax
- Free visit to Jaipur’s famous block painting workshop
- Free visit to TajMahal Inlay Marble (Work Shop)
Services are not included in the prices:-
- Tips, laundry,
- Gala Dinner on X-Mass eve & New Year eve is mandatory and it is payable directly at hotels attime of check-in,
- Monuments Entrance Ticket wherever applicable(Approx 100 USD)
- Any meals (Lunch or Dinner which is not specified above)
- Luggage handling and Beverages.
- Personal Expenses.
Accommodation Using For 4* Package
Delhi (Hotel Crowne PLaza Rohini or similar)
Jaipur (Hotel Sarovar Premiere Jaipur or similar)
Agra (Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra or similar)
Pushkar (Hotel Brahama Horizen or similar) Jodhpur (Hotel Indana Palace Jodhpur or similar)
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|3||Business||5 years||M||Documents to prove bonafide purpose (Company’s letter etc.)||Yes|
|4||Employment||1 year/ period of contract||M||Proof of employment (appointment document), terms and conditions||Yes|
|5||Student||Period of course/ 5 years||M||Proof of admission in Indian Institution||Yes|
|6||Foreigners of Indian Origin||5 years||M||Proof of being of Indian Origin||Yes|
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Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of India
India’s culture is among the world,s oldest; civilization in India began about 4,500 years ago. Many sources describe it as “Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara” — the first and the supreme culture in the world, according to the All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) organization.
Western societies did not always see the culture of India very favorably, according to Christina De Rossi, an anthropologist at Barnet and Southgate College in London. Early anthropologists once considered culture as an evolutionary process, and ”every aspect of human development was seen as driven by evolution,” she told Live Science. “In this view, societies outside of Europe or North America, or societies that did not follow the European or Western way of life, were considered primitive and culturally inferior. Essentially this included all the colonized countries and people, such as African countries, India, and the Far East.”.
However, Indians made significant advances in architecture (Taj Mahal), mathematics (the invention of zero) and medicine (Ayurveda). Today, India is a very diverse country, with more than 1.2 billion people, according to the CIA World Factbook, making it the second most populous nation after China. Different regions have their own distinct cultures. Language, religion, food and the arts are just some of the various aspects of Indian culture. Here is a brief overview of the culture of India.
India has 28 states and seven territories, according to the World Health Organization. There is no official language in India, according to a Gujarat High Court ruling in 2010. Many people living in India also write in Devanagari script. In fact, it is a misconception that the majority of people in India speak Hindi. Though many people speak Hindi in India, 59 percent of India residents speak something other than Hindi, according to The Times of India. Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu are some other languages spoken in the country.
India is identified as the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism, the third and fourth largest religions. About 84 percent of the population identifies as Hindu, according to the “Handbook of Research on Development and Religion” Edited by Matthew Clarke (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013). There are many variations of Hinduism, and four predominant sects — Shaiva, Vaishnava, Shakteya and Smarta.
About 13 percent of Indians are Muslim, making it one of the largest Islamic nations in the world. Christians and Sikhs make up a small percentage of the population, and there are even fewer Buddhists and Jains, according to the “Handbook.”
When the Moghul Empire invaded during the sixteenth century, they left a significant mark on the Indian cuisine, according to Texas A&M University. Indian cuisine is also influenced by many other countries. It is known for its large assortment of dishes and its liberal use of herbs and spices. Cooking styles vary from region to region.
Wheat, Basmati rice and pulses with chana (Bengal gram) are important staples of the Indian diet. The food is rich with curries and spices, including ginger, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, dried hot peppers, and cinnamon, among others. Chutneys — thick condiments and spreads made from assorted fruits and vegetables such as tamarind and tomatoes and mint, cilantro and other herbs — are used generously in Indian cooking.
Many Hindus are vegetarians, but lamb and chicken are common in main dishes for non-vegetarians. The Guardian reports that between 20 percent and 40 percent of India’s population is vegetarian.
Much of Indian food is eaten with fingers or bread used as utensils. There is a wide array of breads served with meals, including naan, a leavened, oven-baked flatbread, and bhatoora, a fried, fluffy flatbread common in North India and eaten with chickpea curry.
Architecture and art
The most well-known example of Indian architecture is the Taj Mahal, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to honor his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. India also has many ancient temples.
India is well known for its film industry, which is often referred to as Bollywood. The country’s movie history began in 1896 when the Lumière brothers demonstrated the art of cinema in Mumbai, according to the Golden Globes. Today, the films are known for their elaborate singing and dancing.
Indian dance, music and theater traditions span back more than 2,000 years, according to Nilima Bhadbhade, author of “Contract Law in India” (Kluwer Law International, 2010). The major classical dance traditions — Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Kathakali — draw on themes from mythology and literature and have rigid presentation rules.
Indian clothing is closely identified with the colorful silk saris worn by many of the country’s women. The traditional clothing for men is the dhoti, an unstitched piece of cloth that is tied around the waist and legs. Men also wear a kurta, a loose shirt that is worn about knee-length. For special occasions, men wear a sherwani, which is a long coat that is buttoned up to the collar and down to the knees. The Nehru jacket is a shorter version of a sherwani.
Customs and celebrations
The country celebrates Republic Day (Jan. 26), Independence Day (Aug. 15) and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday (Oct. 2). Diwali is the largest and most important holiday to India, according to National Geographic. It is a five-day festival known as the festival of lights because of the lights lit during the celebration to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness. Holi, the festival of colors, also called the festival of love, is popular in the spring.
India is situated in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
The climate in India varies from a tropical monsoon climate in the south to a temperate climate in the north. If you are thinking of Visiting Delhi (the capital of India) then best to visit it in October, November, February and March. That’s when the nights are cool and the days are filled with a little sunshine. May, June and July are very hot with temperatures over 45 degrees (113 Fahrenheit). It is a dry heat and is sometimes accompanied by dusty desert winds. Most of the rain falls between July and September but they are not the tropical rains you’ll experience in India’s coastal cities.
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