Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Introduction to Culture of Rajasthan

Recognized as the land of brave kings, Rajasthan occupies a unique place in the world map due to its exotic forts, ancient temples and heritage Havellies. The most important feature of Rajasthan is its culture which depict the picture of ancient Indian life style. Infact it is the people who make Rajasthan a lively place. The versatile culture of villages is marked as thy symbol of state. Folk music is an important mark of Rajathani culture.

The folk dances like Ghoomar and Kalbaliya are internationally appraised by the people and have blessed them with an international recognition. The Kathputali dance, Bhopa, Chang, Teratali, Ghindar, Kachchhighori, Tejaji etc. are few illustrations of folk music and folk instruments. One can feel the essence of bravery and love stories in the folk songs known as ballads sung by the local singers.

The devotional songs called as Bhajans and Banis are also sung in traditional way by the artists with use of traditional musical instruments like sitar, dholk or sarangi.

The cultural heritance can be seen in the traditional dresses of man and woman. The females mostly wear the clothes having mirror work and embroidery on their dresses. The traditional dress of women is long skirt and a small top often called as Lehenga and Cholli. The traditional dress of man is dhoti and kurta, however most of man also put turban also known as pagadi or safa on their head to protect them from heat, the pagadi or safa is also regarded as the symbol of respect and honor.

The most fascinating feature of Rajasthan is the feeling of fraternity found in its people. The spirit of fraternity can be seen during the celebration of festivals. Festive seasons bring cheerfulness among the people and they share unforgettable moments with their friends and relatives with a sense of cordiality. All the major festivals whether it is Deepawali, Holi, Idd, or Christmas each festival is celebrated equally by all the communities. The local festival of Rajasthan like Teej, Gangaur, or Goga naumi are also celebrated with full joy and happiness.

These cultural traits of Rajasthan make it to stand a step ahead when compared to other cultures.


Day-01: Nagpur-Train journey.
               Departure from  Nagpur by Mysore-Jaipur Exp. At 11:00 a.m. for Jaipur.
Day 2 : Jaipur
            Arrival at Jaipur Check –in to the hotel .After lunch  Full day sightseeing of Jaipur which includes places of interest like the City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. The steep approach to the Amber Palace gives you an opportunity to enjoy an elephant ride up the hill like a King and a Queen with a scintillating view of the lake below surrounded by hills. Late evening free for shopping. On at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 3 : Jaipur – Ajmer - Pushkar (145 km from Jaipur, 6-7 hrs drive)
             After breakfast proceed on Pushkar via Ajmer. On the way to Pushkar visit the famous Dargah Shariff, Shah Jahan's mosque and Taragarh fort at Ajmer.  Go for a delightful adventurous Camel Safari in Pushkar. Night stay in Pushkar.
Day 4 : Pushkar – Udaipur ( 285 km from Pushkar, 5-6 hrs drive)
             In Pushkar visit Brahma temple (said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity) Pushkar Lake, Man Mahal and Savitri temple. Proceed on to Udaipur enjoying the forts and palaces enroute. Arrival in Udaipur by late evening and relax at the hotel.
Day 5 : Udaipur
             Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day6: Udaipur – Mount Abu (185 kms from Udaipur, 4-5 hrs drive)
           After breakfast proceed by road to Mount Abu. Arrival in Mount Abu and evening at leisure. Night stay in Mount Abu.
Day7: Mount Abu-Jodhpur. (228 Kms from mount abu,5-6 hrs drive)
           Today you do a half day sightseeing tour. You see the amazing Dilwara temple, do a boat ride in Nakki lake and go to have some beautiful view from some serene view point. Night halt in Jodhpur.
Day 8 : Jodhpur-Jaisalmer. (285 kms from Jodhpur, 5-6 hrs drive)
              Morning city sight seeing tour. Jodhpur, stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 9: Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer               
        After breakfast go for a small city tour visit the fort and the famous Patwon ki havelis.,and proceed for a camel safari. at the rolling sand dunes of Sam. Lunch & dinner enroute on camel safari. Night stay in Jaisalmer. 
Day 10 : Jaisalmer – Bikaner (330 kms from Jaisalmer, 6-7 hrs drive)
               After breakfast proceed by road to Bikaner enjoying the small villages and rural sights of Rajasthan with its sand dunes. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 11 : Bikaner –Jaipur. (330 kms from Bikaner 6-7hrs).
               After breakfast visit the Junagarh Fort, constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Mughal Emperor Akbar's army and the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok. Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening. Night stay in Jaipur.
            After Breakfast day rest for packing baggage, lunch at hotel .Arrival railway station at 6pm.
Day 13: Nagpur.
              Arrival at Nagpur Tour End.
Tour Cost: Rs.16500/- per person
­  Tour Includes :
1.Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Tea/Coffee(2 times).
2. Deluxe Hotel Accomodation with sharing basis.
3. Transportation by3x2 or 2x2 Coach Luxury Bus.


Day:-1 Arrival Jaipur
Pick up from Jaipur Railway Station. Check in to the Hotel. Evening free for shopping Overnight stay at the hotel. 

After Breakfast Full day Jaipur sight seeing (visit city palace, Jantar mantar, Birla Mandir and on the way hawa mahal and Jal mahal. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B)

.Day:-3 Jodhpur (350 kms | 8 hrs)
After Breakfast proceed to Jodhpur.Check in to the hotel. Evening free for shopping Overnight stay at the hotel. (B)

 Day: - 4 Jodhpur-Udaipur (295 kms | 8 hrs)
Take a full day sightseeing tour and visit: - Ummaid Bhawan Palace, Meharangarh Fort mandor garden and Jaswant Thada. After sight seen proceed to Udaipur Overnight stay at the hotel. (B)

Day:-5 Udaipur
Take a full day sightseeing tour and visit the City Palace, Saheliyon ki Badi, Maharana Pratap Samarak and Pear Hill. Overnight stay at the hotel. ((B)

Day: - 6 Udaipur to Mount Abu (195 kms | 3 hrs)
From Udaipur, transfer to Mount Abu Check into the hotel on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B

Day:-7 Mount Abu
Take a full day sightseeing tour and visit Dilwara Jain Temples, Prajapita Brahmakumari Ashram and University, Gurusikhar and Nakki Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B

Day: - 8 Mount Abu
Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime check out from the hotel and transfer to Abu Road Railway Station. (B)


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