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									Circuit RAJ/04: Jaipur(4)-Bharatpur(2)-Agra/Mathura

Jaipur – Bharatpur                               174 kms
Bharatpur - Agra                                 56 kms
Bharatpur – Mathura                              42 kms


Jaipur (4 Nights)
The Rose Pink City founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), is the capital of
Rajasthan. Jaipur is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts & enclosed
by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets with their rose pink color
and so is known as the “Pink City”. Jaipur today is a mixture of Modern city and the
traditional Jaipur and an extremely popular tourist and conference destination.

Access: Jaipur accessible by Road from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad or by Train from all
over India

Mumbai to Jaipur

                                Dep.Tim             Arr.Tim        Days Of Run
    Train Name        Origin            Destination
                                   e                   e      M   T W T F S         S
  BCT JP         MUMBAI
                                18:50   JAIPUR      12:45     Y   Y   Y Y   Y   Y   Y
  EXPRESS        CENTRAL
  JAIPUR         BANDRA
                                15:45   JAIPUR      11:20     Y   N   N Y   N   Y   N
  SUPERFAS       TERMINUS
  ARAVALI        BANDRA
                                21:00   JAIPUR      19:25     Y   Y   Y Y   Y   Y   Y
  EXPRESS        TERMINUS
  MARU SAGAR
                 *VASAI ROAD    21:15   JAIPUR      14:00     Y   N   N N   N   N   N
  EXP


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Prime Attractions of Jaipur

Hawa Mahal           The Hawa Mahal, is an interplay of red and pink sand
                     stone, carefully and painstakingly outlined with white
                     borders and motifs.
Amber Fort           Overlooking the Delhi Jaipur Highway, the image of the
                     Amber Fort is beautifully reflected in the lake below. Within
                     the Fort lies the famous Jai Mandir (Temple) with its world
                     renowned Sheesh Mahal, a hall full of Mirrors.
Jal Mahal            The Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur is noted for its intricate
                     architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure
                     spot.
Hawa Mahal           At the entrance to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the
                     'Yantralaya' of Sawai Jai Singh II, the last great classical
                     astronomer in India.
Birla Mandir         A Modern Temple fro the house of Birlas known for its
                     carvings and peaceful surroundings.
City Palace (Jaipur) The City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional
                     Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture.
Govind Devji         Located in the central pavilion of the elaborate sprawling
Temple               Jai Niwas Garden, to the north of the magnificent Chandra
                     Mahal, is the miniature temple of Lord Krishna.
Govt. Central        This is the oldest Museum in the State.
Museum
Nahargarh Fort       Beyond the hills of Jaigarh, stands the fort of Nahargarh
                     like a watchful sentinel guarding Sawai Jai Singh's
                     beautiful capital.
Sawai Man Singh      The exhibits comprise of the ancestral collections built up
Museum               by the successive rulers of Amer and Jaipur.
Sheetla Mata Fair    Located in the Dil-e-Aram Gardens, of Amer, the ancient
                     capital of Jaipur, was established in 1949.
Bagru                The village on the Ajmer Road is known for its block prints
                     called as the bagru prints
Jaigarh Fort         It is a military structures preserved almost intact,
                     containing palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs,
                     a granary, an armoury, a cannon foundry
Modern Art Gallery Shows a selection of works by the well known modem
                     artists and sculptors of Rajasthan.
Museum Indology      Created and established by Acharya Ram Charan Sharma
                     'Vyakul' in 1960, the Museum of Indology has a collection
                     of Folk and Tantra art.
Sisodia Rani Ka      Along the road to Agra through a narrow gorge in the
Bagh                 south-eastern corner of the walled city, is situated Sisodia
Vidyadhar's          Vidyadhar Garden, is a beautiful vineyard, which unfolds
Garden               itself in the valley. It is named after Vidyadhar
                     Bhattacharjee, the architect of Jaipur.
Festival

Sheetla Mata Fair : The Sheetla Mata Fair is held in March-April, the month of
Chaitra, in village Seel-Ki-Doongri, Jaipur. Doongri is a hillock on top of which the
shrine of Sheetla Mata stands.

Banganga Fair : The Banganga Fair is held annually near a rivulet, 11-km from
the historical township of Bairath in Jaipur district, on the full moon day of
Vaishakh (April- May). Visiting the Banganga Fair, taking a bath and paying
homage to the holy sites in the vicinity at this time is therefore considered very
auspicious by the pilgrims who come from Alwar, Behror, Jaipur, Bharatpur and
many other places

Gogaji Fair : Gogaji Fair is held in the memory of a popular hero of the area who
is known as Goga Veer among the Hindus and Jahar Peer among the Muslims.
The Kayam Khani Muslims claim descent from him and regard him as a peer
(saint).

Shri Mahavirji Fair
The Shri Mahavirji Fair is held from Chaitra Shukla Ekadasi to Baisakh Krishna
Dwitiya (March-April) to commemorate the memory of Shri Mahavir Swami, the
24th Tirthankara (saint) of the Jains, in Chandan Gaon. Among the visitors to the
fair are the principal followers of Mahavir Swami - the Digambar Jains, who come
from far and wide to pay homage to the saint at the shrine.

Excursions from Jaipur

Samode (40 kms )
Northwest from Jaipur is the splendid Samode Palace set amidst fairy tale
surroundings. Its history goes back more than four and half centuries. Nestled
picturesquely amidst rugged hills, Samode Palace with its stately grandeur and
frescoed walls is one of the most impressive small palaces in whole of
Rajasthan.

Samode Bagh built more than 400 years ago by Rawal Sheo Singhji, it is
modelled on the geometric style of the Mughal Garden.

Dune coloured tents, all luxuriously furnished with every comfort, the lawns, fruit
trees, grape vines, and the flowering shrubs make the stay here a memorable
one. Evenings come alive with local folk music and dances in the magic of a
camp fire. One can swim in the private pool or take camel rides to explore the
countryside. Other entertainment activities available here include camel safaris, a
visit to the village and the Samode Palace which is just 3 kms away.
Ramgarh (32 kms):
Ramgarh is small town located on the banks of the Ramgarh lake.
Prime Attractions of Ramgarh :
Poddar Havelis
The magnificent 'havelis' or mansions, built by the founders of Ramgarh are
noteworthy for their architecture. Located near Churu Gate, the havelis are worth
checking out.

Ramgopal Poddar Chhatri
The dome of the Poddar cenotaph carries exquisitely painted scenes from the
Ramayana. The ceilings of the cenotaph are remarkable for their captivating
paintings.

Shaniji Temple
The temple dedicated to the Saturn God has delicate and splendid frescoes that
are devotedly painted. Also worth seeing are the Ganga Temple, Tara Chand
Ghanshyam Das Poddar Haveli, Baij Nath Ruia Haveli and Bagaria Haveli that
add interest to the town.

Dausa (54 kms)
54-km east of Jaipur, Dausa is an ancient town of archaeological importance. An
old fort and many havelis are located in and around Dausa. Archaeologists
visited Dausa and discovered other interesting antiquities, which are believed to
belong to the late medieval period.

Places of interest in Dausa:
Mataji Ka Mandir
Another group of finely carved sculptures dating back to12th century AD that are
worshipped are built in the front wall of a modern temple (built in 1965) known as
Mataji ka Mandir.

Nilkanth Mahadev Temple
A large stone Linga, was also found whose top only is visible above the ground.
It originally belonged to a Shiv Temple on the summit of the hill and a temple of
Nilkanth Mahadev now occupies the site.

Other Shiv Temples
At present there are five Shiva temples in Dausa. All the five Shiva lingas belong
to late medieval period, including the one on the top of the hill.
Abhaneri (40 kms from Dausa and 90 kms from Jaipur):
This deserted township has a 7th century temple of Harshad Mata & a step well known as
Chanda Baodi.



Bharatpur:(2 nights – 174 kms)
110kms from Karauli and 56 kms from Agra is the The Keoladeo Ghana National
Park or as ot is popularly known “Bharatpur bird sanctuary”. The Keoladeo
Ghana National Park at Bharatpur in Rajasthan is spread over an area of little
over 232 sq kms, Keoladeo derives its name from the Shiva Temple in the heart
of the sanctuary. The park supports a population of 375 species of birds,
numerous mammals and reptiles. With the onset of winter, migratory birds from
all over world come here. They arrive by August and leave in February.

Names of Some of the Birds : Coot Snipes, Spanish Sparrow, Red Crested
Porhard, Rosy Pelican and Flamingo. The special attraction, however, remains
the arrival of the rare Siberian Crane. The park is also rich in Pythons, Spotted
Deer, Sambhars, Blue Bull, Black Buck, Jackals, Otters, Fishing Cats, Monitor
Lizards.

The best season for visiting this place is between October to February when the
migratory birds come to visit this park from all over the globe.

Excursions from Bharatpur

Deeg (36km)
Deeg has many beautiful gardens &palaces-Gopal Bhawan,Nand bhawan
&Krishna Bhawan r noted for their artistically carved constructions

Agra (56km)
Agra is known for The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.

Mathura (42 kms)
Mathura is known for the Krishna Temple and Other temples around it in
Barsana, Nandgaon and Gokul.

ONWARD JOURNEY OPTIONS from Bharatpur

Agra – 56 kms
Delhi – 251 kms
Mathura – 42 kms
Off the Beaten Track

Samode Palace (www.nivalink.com/samode) is located at 42 kms from Jaipur. Samode
Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels. It offers a quiet, elegant and
luxurious atmosphere. Considered India's finest hotel for its consummate standards of
modern hospitality, accommodation, services, cuisine and amenities, it is the flagship of the
Samode Hotels. Samode Palace is reached by a short road from Chandwaji where it
branches off the Delhi-Jaipur highway.

Samode Bagh (www.nivalink.com/samode) is a garden paradise situated 4 km from
Samode Palace, nestled on 20 acres of beautiful grounds combines warmth and luxury, an
atmosphere that is quiet, relaxed & elegant. It is a romantic hideaway where you can be as
active or comtemplative as you wish. Samode Bagh offers a unique experience of a tented
camp where the dune coloured tents are luxuriously furnished with every comfort. The
garden is about three blocks long and is enclosed by a 15 foot high stone wall.


Samode Haveli ( www.nivalink.com/samode) is a heritage hotel located off Jaipur (6
kms). Samode Haveli is part of Samode Group which also manages Samode Palace and
Samode Bagh. The guest rooms are regal & celebrate the richness of India’s culture in a
tapestry of classic décor & unmatched comfort. The spacious Maharaja and Maharani
suites are absolutely stunning, with every inch of the ceiling and walls ornately painted and
ornamented with mirror mosaics. Samode Haveli takes you to an era bygone and gives a
unique experience of the Havelis of Shekhavati.
Ramgarh Lodge ( www.nivalink.com/ramgarhlodge) - Taj Ramgarh Lodge, a Taj Group
Enterprise is located 32 kms from Jaipur amidst lush gardens and overlooks the Ramgarh
Lake. The lodge exudes an air of history as it was once the hunting lodge of the former
Maharaja of Jaipur.
Hotel Bhadrawati Palace at Dausa is a heritage hotel offering all modern amenities. The
site of the Palace makes it possible for a wide range of activities. To make your stay
unforgettable Camel safaris, Horse safaris, Cycle safaris, one day to five day Jeep safaris
with overnight stay in Royal Rajasthani Tents.
Chambal Safari Lodge (www.nivalink.com/chambalsafari) is located Just 80 kms south of
Agra in the Chambal valley. Declared a natural sanctuary, this relatively untouched area is
teeming with wild life and folklores of a bygone era. A motor boat cruise on the river will
reveal endemic Gharial, Marsh crocodiles, the highly endangered Gangetic Dolphin and
rare birds like the Indian Skimmer. Chambal safari lodge is set amidst a large 100 year old
plantation. Explore the ravines and nearby villages on camel back and visit the 800 year old
fort, or just sit back by the river side on base camp where our local guides will acquaint you
with the area and its history.

								
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