12 Days |
Jodhpur music festival
DatesStart Date: 29/10/2020 End Date: 02/11/2020
Every traveler needs a trip into the history, and royal times, and to witness the beauty and wonders emperors left behind, as a mark of their reign. This can be best experienced in the state of Rajasthan, each of its city having a unique look into the history and cultures. Several of the cities have even been named after colors due to their building painted in those signature colors, including Jaipur- the Pink City, Jodhpur- the Blue City and Jaisalmer- the yellow city. The tour to these cities, along with witnessing one of the new seven wonders of the world- the TajMahal in Agra, this deems as the perfect tour. This tour will also include experiencing the folk festival- Jodhpur RIFF. It is one of the most well-known music festivals dedicated solely to folk musicians and artists from all over the world. It’s a 4 days long festival, and has over 250 artists coming from around the globe. A perfect tour, isn’t it?
On your arrival in Delhi, you will be met by one of our representatives, who will escort you to the hotel. You will have the rest of the day to yourself, where you can either relax or visit the nearby locale. Your trip commences tomorrow, so a good rest is recommended. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After a scrumptious breakfast, kick start your day that includes a lot of sightseeing in it. Delhi is the most culturally diverse country in this world with is brimming with rich heritage. When in Delhi you can visit the Red Fort which is an architectural marvel carved red sandstone. Post your history buff is satisfied you can visit the Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in Delhi. Later in the day you can proceed towards ChandniChowk for the ambiance of an oriental, crowded bazaar. You can spend you evening gazing at the India Gate, the RashtrapatiBhavan, and the Parliament House. You can also visit the Lakshmi Naryan Temple and QutabMinar, which is a meticulously hand-carved monument. Overnight is at your hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, you will leave for Agra, which is almost a three to four hour drive. Upon arrival you will be checked in at the hotel. Agra is most famously known for being the home to the white marbled monument of the TajMahal that dates back to the Mughal era, built by Emperor Shah Jehan, for the tomb of his most beloved wife, MumtazMahal. It was said to have made by craftsmen of extreme expertise, and there has been no other monument of such kind. People from all over the world are in awe of it, and come to visit this beauty. You can start the exploration by visiting the Red Fort, the beautiful fort built with red sandstone, followed by a visit to the tomb of ItmadudDula, which is also referred to as “Baby Taj”. You can then visit the epitome of perfection, the TajMahal, which is an experience in its own. You can also explore the various markets and streets of Agra in the evening. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
You can start the day with witnessing sunrise at the Taj Mahal. Post breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Check in to the hotel once you arrive in Jaipur. You will have the rest of the day to yourself, where you can explore the various markets, or just relax. Jaipur is often referred to as the Pink City, due to it being the signature color of several old era buildings. One of the cities with royal and rich history, Jaipur can be found in majority bucket lists. It is the capital of Rajasthan, and the house to royal places like the Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal( the Palace of Wind), and the City Palace, each of which are a must visit. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will start your day, which will be filled with witnessing the several beauties Jaipur has to offer. You can start by visiting the City Palace, which has a spectacular architecture. It can be followed by the Palace of Wind, or the Hawa Mahal, which never seizes to impress people, local or tourists, especially with its beautifully places windows. You can visit the Jantar Mantar after that, which has the largest sun dial in the world, and is a Royal Astronomical Observatory. You can end the day with visiting various markets to witness the beautiful and irresistible handicrafts Jaipur has to offer. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Post breakfast, you can visit the Amer fort, situated at the outskirts of Jaipur, and covered with red sandstone. After the trip, you will be driven to the Blue City of Jodhpur, where you will be checked in upon arrival. You will have the rest of the day to yourself, where you can explore the neighborhood locale, or just relax.
Jodhpur is called the blue city for the same reason Jaipur is called the pink city- its signature blue buildings. Another city of Rajasthan with a rich and diverse royal history, Jodhpur is a treat for the travelers interested in the same. From Meherangarh Fort to the Mandor Gardens to Umaid Bhavan and even the local market at the Clock Tower. Overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.
After breakfast, you can start the day with visiting the UmaidBhawan, with the beautiful view, followed by the splendidly landscaped Mandor Gardens. You can follow this by visiting the Meherangarh fort, where not only can you indulge in the royal history, but also the Riff Festival. The Jodhpur RIFF Festival, also known as the Jodhpur Music festival and the Rajasthan International Folk Festival(RIFF), is a 4 days long festival focused on the promotion of folk music and arts. It is an annual festival, that witnesses over two hundred and fifty artists as well as musicians, not only from India, but from all over the world. Even Grammy award winners have been a part of the RIFF festival, which a huge honor in its own. You can end the day with a hearty dinner. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
The day will start with breakfast, followed by the departure towards Narlai. Although you will stop at the Ranakpur Jain Temple, which includes a whopping number of 1,444 pillars, each uniquely carves and designed. This is merely a part of the temple, but personifies the architecture, with each of its walls filled with intricate carvings and art works. You will be checked in upon arrival. Narlai is a small village, but with not only a rich history, but rich in the culture of Rajasthan, as well as several beautiful temples. Dating back the 15th century, this place is nothing less than enchanting. With lavish ambiance, as well as authentic village aura, this is a perfect place to be included in Rajasthan visit. You can venture into the streets in the evening. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After breakfast, you can start by an on foot exploration of the village, witnessing the beautiful architectures. You can visit the famous temples of Lord Shiva and Adinath, which are a true example of the beauty the place holds, with the elaborate decorations of the ceilings and the several murals. You can also indulge in conversations and mingle with the local people, and get to know about the different traditions and cultures. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will leave for Udaipur, visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort en route. The fort is amidst the sand dunes of the Great Indian Desert, and has a stone wall which length up to 80 kilometers. Upon arrival at Udaipur, you will be checked in at the hotel, where you can either relax, or go on a little exploration. Udaipur is known for being one of the prime Wedding destinations, due to the extravagant forts, and the romantic vibes, and has therefore witnessed several high scaled Indian and International Weddings. Apart from the several forts like the Udai Palace, you can go for a peaceful cruise ride at the Lake Pichola. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After a scrumptious breakfast, you can start your day with a trip to the Lake Pichola, where you can take a serene boat ride, witnessing the various beauties Udaipur has to offer. You can explore the various palaces, forts and streets in the remaining time. You can also visit the Jag Mandir Island Palace, with the stunning view. You can end the day with a hearty dinner. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After Breakfast, you will depart from Udaipur towards Delhi by boarding a flight bound to Delhi. This embarks an end to the culturally rich and adventurous trip. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be assisted for your onward International flight.
Hope you enjoyed your trip as much as we enjoyed hosting your trip. We wish to see you again soon.
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