JAIPUR AJMER PUSHKARDay – 01 : ARRIVAL JAIPUR
Upon arrival proceed to check in at the hotel.
Jaipur’s past is never too far from hand. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. The palaces and forts of yesteryear that were witness to royal processions and splendor are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of the people of the “pink city”. There is a timeless quality to Jaipur’s bazaars and its people. With its historical past, Jaipur revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and the turbans of the men add color to this fascinating city.
Overnight at the hotel
Day – 02 : JAIPUR
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven just outside Jaipur to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort.
Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17 th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power.
An Elephant /Jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress (Elephant ride is subject to availability) once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room. Come back to your hotel after your excursion.
In the afternoon you will visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate pTO redictions even to this day. Then you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. It is extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets.
Return back to the hotel after sightseeing.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : JAIPUR – AJMER
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven for Ajmer. Upon arrival proceed to check in at the hotel.
Afternoon Sightseeing tour
The Dargah of Khawaja Saheb The Dargah of Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif is at the foot of a barren hill. The shrine is next only to Mecca and Medina for the Muslims of South Asia. It is said that Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year. The saint’s tomb with a splendid marble dome is in the center of the second courtyard, which is surrounded by a silver platform. There is another mosque in the courtyard built by Shahjahan, the most marvelous of all the sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.
Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra is a remarkable structure, a masterpiece of Indo-Islamic architecture located on the outskirts, of the city, just beyond the Dargah. As the legend goes, its construction took two and a half days (Adhai-Din) to complete. It was originally a Sanskrit college, built within a temple. In 1193 A.D. Mohhamed Ghauri conquered Ajmer and converted the building into a mosque by adding a seven arched wall in front of the pillared hall in just two-and-half days (adhai-din) and hence the name.
Nasiyan Temple Ajmer also has a Jain Temple, Nasiyan Temple in red color built in 1865. The wooden gilt in the double storeyed hall exhibits images from the Jain mythology, describing the ancient Jain concepts.
Anasagar Lake Ajmer is blessed with lakes – Ana Sagar Lake, built between 1135-1150 AD by damming the river Luni. This artificial lake is bounded by hills and on its bank is a beautiful park – the Dault Bagh, making this place one fine spot for strolling in the morning and evening. Foy Sagar is just 5 kms from the town and 3 kms further up the valley from Ana Sagar Lake.
Museums The fort was the site of the military activity during the Mughal period, later used as a sanatorium by the British Constructed by Akbar in 1570, the Royal palace of Akbar in red sandstone was converted into a Government Museum and today it houses a rich collection of Mughal and Rajput armory. Very close to the main post office, the museum displays some of the fine and delicate sculptures of the region, from 8th century AD, which include – old weapons, miniature paintings, ancient rock inscriptions and stone sculptures.
Day 04 : AJMER – PUSHKAR – JAIPUR
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to Pushkar the prime attraction of Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake , water of this lake is considered sacred like the Mansarovar Lake in Tibet. Pushkar has become a place of Hindu pilgrimage because of this holy lake and Legend of Lord Brahma,. Legend has it that this lake was consecrated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe when a lotus dropped from his hand into the valley and a lake emerged there The Pushkar lake is surrounded by many important Hindu temples and .52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in its sacred waters.
Pushkar is dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe according to Indian mythology, It is said that Brahma performed penance here for 60,000 years. Pushkar has many temples.. The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple not because of its grandiose architecture or opulence but because it is dedicated to Brahma. Today Just a few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma exist world wide they are at Bithoor in Uttar Pradesh -,village Asotra near Balotra city of Barmer district in Rajasthan , Besakih in Bali and Prambanan in Indonesia.The most important temple is the one at Pushkar.
The Ranganath Venugopal Temple
This temple also referred to as the Old Rang-Jee temple in Pushkar was built in 1844 by Seth Puranmal Ganeriwal of Lakshmangarh of Shehawati. The main diety of the temple is the four armed Venugopala (Krishna) made out of the Black Kadappa stone from Tamil Nadu , his statue is e is flanked by statues of Ruhkmani and Satyabhama The temple architecture is a mix of the Gopurams and the Shikharas of the South Indian style of temple architecture merged with arches and Jharokas and was the first temple of the Ramanuja sect in Rajasthan.
Later proceed for a Jaipur Airport / Station to Connect your further Destination
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