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 Accommodation Options: Kindly visit www.nivalink.com/rajasthan 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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