On arrival in the metropolis of Mumbai you will be greeted by a local employee at the airport exit and escorted to the hotel. After check-in you can relax and acclimatize to the long journey. A few hours of sleep cause it wonders.welcome in Mumbai Mumbai, originally consisting of seven islands, was once home to the Koli people, a simple fishing folk. Only today remembers the port of fishermen, to the history of the city, as once the Moslem princes, seven malarial islands ceded to the Portuguese. To his fairytale rise, as the leading commercial and industrial city reached the once insignificant fishing village when the islands were connected by land reclamation to a Single and Mumbai could thus develop into a major trading port. Today, Mumbai is the most important port city of the subcontinent and attracts with its unique atmosphere. She's transport hub and cultural center in one, with numerous museums, universities, theaters and galleries. Experience Mumbai as a place of contrasts, with splendor and misery, with a cityscape dominated by English colonial buildings and modern Indian skyscrapers, unique monuments to extended slums. symbol of the cosmopolitan city is the colorful Bollywood , the capital of the film - the Hollywood on Arabian Sea - as well as the largest film industry in the world. Here every year 800 films are produced, which attract millions of viewers each week in the cinemas. Before a failed scenery and exotic locales, a perfect blend of passion, heroism and battle scenes from plays, which usually have a duration of 3 hours. Huge, partly by hand-painted movie posters adorn the cityscape of Mumbai. Gateway of India The first tour takes you to the southern tip of the peninsula, in the district of Colaba. Here is the famous landmark of the city, the Gateway of India. This imposing 26 m high triumphal arch, decorated with Indo-Islamic stone carvings, was the first saw the travelers upon their arrival. It was built in 1911, when for the first time a British Monarch, King George V, entered Indian soil. Still emanating from the grand Arc de Triomphe much of the imperial self-confidence of those days. shut down the Marine Drive along, up to Malabar Hill - the Beverly Hills of Mumbai - the residence of the rich and famous. Here extend the Hanging Gardens , a true work of art of garden design and a delightful floral park. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the southern part of the city. Dhobi Ghat in Mahalaxmi neighborhood is the oldest and largest laundry in the world, the Dhobi Ghat. Under the open sky clean hundreds of scrubbers in the countless stone basin daily thousands of garments by hand. Here, the laundry is wrung, beaten and ironed powered by glowing charcoal iron. As far as the eye can pile up mountains of laundry. It is quite amazing that the clothes end up back at its owner in the melee. The visit at Dhobi Ghat is an amazing experience that should not be missed under any circumstances.
This morning you take a boat trip on the little green Elephanta Island. It is located 10 km east of Mumbai and houses painstakingly carved into the rock cave temples from the 7th century. This Hindu shrines represent the Brahmanical Renaissance. Shiva consecrated cave temple was carved from a piece of rock and is a true masterpiece. The relief of the three headed god shows another manifestation of Shiva as the creator, preserver and destroyer. flights to Udaipur In the afternoon you leave Mumbai and fly to Udaipur. After transfer to the hotel and check-in, the remainder of the day for their own discoveries available.
Udaipur, surrounded by wooded hills and picturesque location on Lake Pichola, with its golden palaces an absolute beauty and the exotic city of India. His proud Mewar rulers put all their energy and imagination committed to make it become one of the most fabulous and most charming Rajput towns. In 1559, the formerly known as Mewar Udaipur was founded. Subheadings of Maharaja Udai Singh II fled before the last attack of Akbar in Chittorgarh. The former splendor of the rulers in ancient Rajasthan is still clearly felt today. Palast The imposing City Palace was built in 1725 and is located on the shores of Lake Pichola. Numerous courtyards on different levels belong to the palace. Marvel at the magnificent rooms with mirrored walls, stained glass windows, ivory doors and Pfauenhof inside the facility. Not far from the City Palace is the Jagdish temple from the 17th century, dedicated to Vishnu. Sahelion-ki Bari In north of the city, on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, extends impressively the former amusement garden, Sahelion-ki Bari. It dates from the 18th century and was created at the request of a princess, who had desired this for refreshment during the hot summer months. Even today, radiates the plant with its marble sculptures and water features a lovely charm. afternoon you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval bazaars. Go on a discovery tour and enjoy the colorful bustle. evening you can take a boat trip on the Lake Pichola, who enjoy all the splendor and romance of the city.
Make their way from Udaipur to Jodhpur, en route you will stop for a stop in Ranakpur. This small place is secluded in a wooded valley of the western Aravalli Mountains. Here is one of the most beautiful and most important Jain temples throughout India as well as another witness Jain devotion. You can expect a true marvel of stone carvings, filigree, labyrinthine, mysterious and unique. Its various 80 domes and 1,444 columns of, where none of the other balances, are overwhelming. Let the sublime atmosphere that radiates from this stunning building, enchant and admire the fascinating play of colors in the light of the interiors. Hardly a visitor can escape this magical aura.
Today you will visit the walled city of Jodhpur with its massive fortress and palace, Mehrangarh Fort from the city, leading many historic caravan routes in the Thar desert, so that Jodhpur is known as the gateway to the desert ever since. Even today the atmosphere of this long-gone era is clearly noticeable. It would hardly be surprising if a camel caravan would arrive at the great fortress. The old town of Jodhpur is due to their blue-painted facades, theBlue City called. The fascinating blue of the houses to termites and other insects away. Mehrangarh Fort - The most beautiful Fort in India The majestic fort perched stately on a 125 m high cliff above the blue city - a magnificent sight and an architectural masterpiece. The fort is one of the largest and most beautiful forts in India and reflects with its massive ramparts, beautiful courtyards and palaces, the power and grandeur of the erstwhile Rajput princes resist. The numerous palaces in the fort were built of sandstone and decorated with numerous precious stones. Let the flowers Palace, joy Palace and the Palace enchanted pearls and feel the glorious past.Impressive and not far from the Mehrangarh Fort, rising on a black basalt rocks, the sparkling white mausoleumJaswant Thada . This memorial was built for the Maharaja Jaswant Singh II after his death in 1895. then you leave Jodhpur and make their way to the desert city of Jaisalmer.
The Golden City is located on the edge of the Thar Desert. It is a fairytale seemingly small place and probably the most beautiful desert city in the world. Rawal Jaisal, the king of the Bhatti Rajput, let Jaisalmer build directly on the ancient caravan route in 1156. With its strategic location between India and the Near East, the city became an important trading center and found his way to great wealth. Even today, the built of golden sandstone and elaborately decorated with fine stone ornaments residential and commercial buildings, the havelis of this glorious time. Jaisalmer embodies like no other city, the desert culture of a bygone era and acts like a tale from the Arabian Nights.
Tour of Jaisalmer
The imposing medieval fortress of Jaisalmer with their yellow fortifications and 99 towers, rises majestically on a table mountain, high above this incomparable desert landscape. The fort houses a town some palaces, temples and houses. At the foot of this mighty walls lies the Old Town with its magnificent merchant houses. Enjoy this fabulous spectacle of ornate old havelis and let yourself be enchanted by the stunning and exotic charm. Guests can take a stroll through the bazaars with its beautiful handicrafts. camel ride into the sunset in the afternoon you can explore on the back of a camel, the desert and its sand dunes. Ride in the scenic sunset and enjoy this unforgettable experience. The magic of the Thar Desert will not let go.
Today you will make their way into the medieval city of Bikaner. It was once an important trading center along the caravan route from Africa to Western Asia. The old town stands on a hill and is surrounded by a 7 km long city wall from the 18th century. Surrounded by imposing palaces, beautiful and richly decorated temples, the city shows some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. Junagarh Fort of Bikaner The Experience the legendary fortress in the heart of the Thar Desert. Built of yellow marble, with mirror and glass inlays and beautiful murals, the fort is still one of the most best-preserved palaces of the Rajputs. Karni Mata Temple - Rat Temple The tour will continue to the 600 year old Karni Mata temple. The rat temple of Deshnoke located 32 km south of Bikaner and is a very special experience of thousands of holy rats live in this temple and are worshiped by the Hindus and supplied with food and drinks. The animals are quite tame and it can sometimes happen that a rat a visitor passes through the feet, which in turn will bring good luck.
Today your journey takes you into the Shekhawati region to Mandawa. Shekhawati was once a rich but lawless region on the trade route between the Arabian Sea and the fertile valley of the Ganges. The Mawaris how the inhabitants of this region are called, piled with their inherent combination of practicality and economy quite quickly to a modest prosperity. They decorated their houses, known as havelis , with beautiful, elaborate frescoes, which reflected their wealth and status. Enjoy a walk this original atmosphere and the unique charm that conveys this sleepy little desert town.
On the next two days you can expect Jaipur, the pink city, with its fascinating sights. Pink City, the capital and largest city of Rajasthan, got its name because of the striking, pink facades of houses in the old town. It is one of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan, was established in November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who ascended the throne at the age of 11 years after the death of his father. Palace of Winds Experience the famous landmark of Jaipur, the impressive Palace of the Winds -. Hawa Mahal It was built in 1799 by Pratap Singh II. It consists only of a facade with 953 refined ventilated bay windows, from where the ladies of the court could watch the activity unseen in the streets. The background of the bay window was kept dark. So it was the people on the street also not possible to take a look at the ladies. Jantar Mantar , the observatory Jantar Mantar built by Maharaja Jai Singh 1724-1734 of sandstone and marble. The Maharaja had a keen interest in mathematics, architecture and for his great passion was astronomy. The system is still fully functional and is considered the largest and probably the most elaborate observatory of its kind in India. Here you can admire the largest sundial with a height of 27 m. City Palace The trail continues to the City Palace from 1890. Even today is a part of the palace as a residence of the Maharajas. Here is the Sawai Man Singh Museum with historical collections of carpets, garments and weapons. The visit of the Palace is a thrilling experience with its beautiful gardens and palaces. Here, one can imagine the life of that time pictorially.
Just outside Jaipur is situated on a picturesque hill, the imposing Amber Fort, the original seat of the Maharajas.This fascinating fort is a blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The exterior of the former royal palace is distinguished by its red sandstone and white marble. A labyrinth of corridors, stairways and escape routes runs through the mighty fort Let yourself be enchanted by the magnificent Hall of Mirrors of the former Royal Palace, which is decorated with a variety of small mirrors. Climb up the path to the fort on the back of an elephant or a jeep and enjoy the spectacular view on the Aravalli mountain range. Shopping in Jaipur Enjoy after the impressive tour of Amber, an extensive shopping tour. Experience the hustle and bustle close to the sparkling bazaars in the Old Town. . A shopper's paradise, rich in silk and beguiling gem shops.
Agra was more than one and a half centuries the capital of the Mughal Empire. His buildings reflect the splendor and against the wealth of a state, which extended over a large part of India between the 16th and 18th centuries.His heyday Agra by Mughal Emperor Akbar. He built eight years with 4,000 workers, the magnificent castle fortress: the Agra Fort To date, the city has lost none of its medieval atmosphere.. Taj Mahal Here you will find the most famous landmark of India and the most beautiful declaration of love ever: the Taj Mahal. Surrounded by beautiful gardens stands the stunning monument of love. Everyone who enters the garden for the first time and suddenly standing in front of the Taj Mahal, will not forget the moment in which the well-known image is reality.Shah Jahan made this masterpiece built for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child. A token of love, as it has never seen the world. A dream of white marble that shines in different colors depending on time of day and lighting conditions. Agra Fort Then you will visit the imposing Agra Fort with its 2 km long fortification walls. The castle on the banks of river Yamuna, with its richly decorated private rooms, its splendid fully-equipped audience halls and mosques, one of the most beautiful forts in India. From here you have a wonderful view of the Taj Mahal.
After breakfast you embark on the road to drive the 40 km imperial city Fatehpur Sikri, one of the most impressive legacies of the Mughal Empire. The City of Victory is a deserted desert town was built in the 16th century by the Mughal prince Akbar. After only 15 years, it was abandoned due to scarcity of water. Still, the red sandstone buildings of the former ruling family are so well preserved that it seems that Akbar left the palace yesterday. After the tour, you are on their way to Delhi - in a hotel or restaurant. Here you have the possibility for a dinner before you will be transferred to the international airport in the late evening. Namaste India With impressive experiences in the luggage you will now embark on your journey home.
Mr. Debanshu Banerjee
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