Rajasthan Tour Places

mythical land where history is as impressive as architecture. A region rich in diversity and colorful.

Rajasthan is known for its toothsome sweets, so you’ll have more than you can ask for when comes the time for you to have a sweet bite or dessert. Rajasthan’s culture expresses itself through literature, poetry, music, dance, painting and archi-tecture. Jewelry, among which stones are a specialty (Jaipur), handicraft, leather, textile and other ornamental beauty you most likely will want to bring back home. Rajasthan’s earliest surviving small temples date from the Gupta period, built between the 4th and 6th century.

Jaipur

climb to the fort Amber on elephant back, observatory astronomical jantar mantar..

Bishnoys

(protector heroes of nature) and attend a traditional ceremony…

Thar Desert

ride on a camel, sleep in tents, dance and
campfire..

Some of the magnificent examples of Rajput architecture include the Mehrangarh fort, Amber Fort, Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal and the City Palace in Udaipur.

Inclusions

  • Accompaniment in tandem services, in French and English Ground transportation including group airport transfers (Arrival & Departure).
  • People not traveling with the group have an extra fee of $ 30 US per transfer.
  • Basic tips for the porter (1 suitcase / bag per person).
  • Accommodation in double occupancy.
  • Group meal for 19 days.
  • Support tandem services provided by F.T.Jetsetting.
  • Admission to the sightseeing sites included in the program and specialized guide to Jaipur for Jantar Mandir.

Exclusions

  • Flights: consult us
  • our partner in Quebec will take care of group bookings
  • Visa for India
  • Airport taxes if applicable
  • insurance (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
  • personal expenses (coffee,soft drinks, alcohol… )
  • airport transfers on arrival and departure for any person not traveling with the group
  • meal day of arrival and departure and any other meal taken outside the group
  • during spare time
  • tips baggage handler for bag or supplementary bag and any other service such as driver/guide
  • guide visits or optional activities not mentioned (suggested or not by FTJetsetting’ team)
  • specialized guide during the visits of the monuments
  • among which include the museum of Jaisalmer
  • Kalbeliya show and dance course

DATES: February 6th to 24th, 2020

RESERVATIONS BY: November 21th, 2019

Late bookings subject to availability: + $ 125 USD, until December 3, 2020

Possibility of prolongation (group of minimum 4 people): 4 days: AGRA- Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort, High end artisans, walking
in the city, sumptuous meal meal and back to Delhi + 695$ US double occupancy / single occ. + 855$US

Price in double occupancy: $ 5,138 US

Supp. single occupancy if available: $ 5,930 US

The tour is offered by F.T.Jetsetting, a DMC agency registered in India. Contact us for your reservation, because the booking system on the website accepts only US$ payments.

NOTE: Rates, accommodations, dates and itineraries are subject to change (fuel increase, exchange rate, availability, etc.) ftjetsetting@gmail.com

Highlights

FOODS – DRINKS

Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas, is famous for its rich culture and heritage. Rajasthanis love their food and it is evident in their preparations.

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Dal Bati Churma and Laal Maas are the most famous dishes from the state. Every food enthusiast must have tasted them at least once.

The arid nature of the region, the extreme climatic conditions, scarcity of water and vegetation has witnessed evolvement of unique cooking styles and food habits of the natives that is noticea-bly different from other Indian cuisines. Rajasthani breads are made out of conventional staples of the region like corn, barley, millet and wheat.

Foodies, know that there is something for you there!

Of the so many dishes and sweet treats you will come across you should not miss out on Laal Maas – a spicy dish coloured from the fiery Reshampati red chillies, Mohan Maas – meal perfect for the Maharajas, this is a treat for every non-vegetarian. The meat is cooked with milk and mild spices which makes it tender and juicy. The thick gravy infused with the flavours of khus-khus, lemon and cardamom, Ker Sangri -a typical desert vegetable served as pickle, Gatte ki Khichdi – the best rice preparation one can have in Rajasthan…just to mention a few….

Rajasthan is known for its toothsome sweets, so you’ll have more than you can ask for when comes the time for you to have a sweet bite or dessert.

Sweet Dishes In Rajasthan, sweets are never referred as desserts and are savoured prior to, during and after the meal. Different sweet dishes from different parts of Rajasthan are Rassgollas from Bikaner, Malpauas from Pushkar, Mawa from Alwar and Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur.

ARTS

The Arts of Rajasthan

Rajputs sure knew how to fight a battle and how to create an artistic legacy. Rajasthan’s culture expresses itself through literature poetry…

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music, dance, painting and archi-tecture. Jewelry, among which stones are a specialty (Jaipur), handicraft, leather, textile and other ornamental beauty you most likely will want to bring back home.

DANCE

Gypsy and nomadic tribal dance is a highlight in Rajasthan. Even if not on our thematic gypsy and tribal dance tour you sure will have the…

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privilege to see the gypsies of the origin. No, they are not originally from any other country you thought they were from before. It all started in India, in Rajasthan more precisely. Then they traveled to many other countries. But that’s another story that we will share with you when time comes.

Gypsies where entertainers for the royal highness even though considered as untouchable. They danced, sangs and played music for special event.

PUPPETRY

Puppetry is one of the most acclaimed, yet endangered, performing arts of the state. It dates back to the 19th century. The artists where…

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travelling from village to village for their storytelling puppet shows.

Will you resist the temptation to get a beautiful and colourful puppets as a souvenir?

Rajasthan is famed for its miniatures – small-scale paintings full of a surprising amount of intri-cate details. A form of art dating form 16th century. Sculpture and Phad painting enrich the wide variety of art you’ll find there. Phad is a kind of scroll painting done on cloth and portrays dei-ties, mythology and legends of Rajput kings. The Bhopas, a nomadic tribe use them when travel-ling to attract the attention as to where their performance will be presented.

Fresco painting, originating in Italy, arrived in Rajasthan with the Mughals. Some of the finest can be seen in some Haveli such as Shekhawati.

Paper making, leatherwork, camel leather shoes oriental scandals, pottery, hand woven carpet as well as textile abound in Rajasthan.

Jaipur sure is the best place to have your custom jewellery and vedic astrological gems special jewels made.

HISTORY AND CULTURE

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Architecture The most spectacular buildings are the fairy-tale forts – 1,001 nights tales to say it all- and palaces built by Rajputs and Mughals.
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Rajasthan’s earliest surviving small temples date from the Gupta period, built between the 4th and 6th century.

Most of Rajasthan’s forts and palaces</strong were built between the 15th and 18th centuries, during the Mughal reign in Delhi. Some of the magnificent examples of Rajput architecture include theAmber Fort, Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal and the City Palace in Udaipur.

Merchants residences called havelis built and decorated in an artistic way showcasing the impor-tance and prosperity of the owner. Some do have beautiful frescoes, others feature fine sandstone carving.

The importance of water is such that the architecture of wells and reservoirs rivals other struc-tures of the state. Many step-wells baoris are worth the detour. Another construction you will come across is the Chhatris (cenotaphs). They were built in honor of the maharajas, nobles and, in some cases of wealthy merchants.

PLACES

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Among other places here are a few you will have the chance to discover Pushkar: A sacred town for Hindus, Pushkar Lake is considered..

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holy water and, therefore, surrounded by over 400 temples, including the multi-coloured Brahma temple. There are ghats galore, landing steps leading to the river for the worshippers. Pushkar is a place to immerse in spirituality or enjoy a walk around the market in a quiet small city.

Jodhpur: The blue city with its Mehrangarh Fort is the gateway to the Thar Desert. It is inhabited by contrasting desert dwellers among which the Bishnoi, the environmentalist heroes. Known as tree-huggers, the Bishnoi community have a captivating culture, with a religion combining religious rules with ecological ones. It is based on care towards nature. They also practice a very special ceremony that we will witness.

Jaipur: Capital and pink gateway to the rest of the state, or to heaven according to many. In fact there are seven gates into its old, walled city bursting with flower markets and fortune tellers, artisans and animals, and not one palace, but two: Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal.

Amber Fort, Jaipur: Before moving to Jaipur, the fort palace of Amber was the capital of the Kachwaha clan. The honey-coloured citadel rises gradually along a sloping ridge surrounded by even higher ridges capped with other battlements and watchtowers.

Udaipur: called ‘Venice of the East’, as its complex lake system winds its way around palaces, temples, ancient waterside dwellings and a wonderful collection of heritage hotels. Stunningly romantic, the Aravali Hills proffer the perfect backdrop reflected in the city’s water, where you can saunter the City Palace on the bank of Lake Pichola or head to Lake Palace and Jag Mandir Palace on offshore islands.

Riding Camels in the Thar Desert: A quintessential Rajasthani experience, an overnight jaunt into the windswept dunes of the Great Thar Desert. A ride on camel back, an evening campfire and tribal dance show you can simply join in for an authentic experience.

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