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Rajasthan Cultural Tour


12 Nights / 13 Days
Places Covered
Delhi » Agra » Jaipur » Bikaner » Jaisalmer » Jodhpur » Udaipur » Pushkar

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Rajasthan Tour Packages

  • Delhi

    Upon arrival at Delhi Airport/Railway Station, our representative will meet and greet you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome to New Delhi, one of the best cities representing modern as well as heritage aspect of India. Rest of the day is free at leisure activities.

  • Delhi

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Old Delhi which includes a visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and Humanyu's tomb. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.

  • Agra

    Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a 5 hours drive via road to Agra. On Arrival in Agra, check in at the hotel. Later on, visit Taj Mahal, a glorious monument built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Also visit the magnificent Red Fort. Overnight stay will be in Agra.

  • Jaipur

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Jaipur (235 km/ 5hrs). En route you have an option to explore Fatehpur Sikri. Explore the colorful market and have lunch at Choki Dhani, an ethinic village resort based on Rajasthani culture.

  • Jaipur

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a details sightseeing tour of Pink city including a visit to Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Enjoy a light and sound show at Amber fort in the evening.

  • Bikaner

    After healthy breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bikaner (361 km / 6 hrs). Next, visit Junagarh fort, a heritage structure built 500 years ago. Also visit camel breeding farm, famous 'Karni Mata Mandir' also famous as the rat temple at Deshnok.

  • Jaisalmer

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a drive to Jaisalmer (355km / 6-7 hrs). Visit the famous Gadsisar lake, a beautiful lake that has been only source of water for this golden city. Next, visit the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh. Overnight stay will be in Jaisalmer.

  • Udaipur

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Old Fort and Havelis. In Evening, enjoy a camel safari in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer.

  • Jodhpur

    Enjoy healthy breakfast at the hotel. Next, drive to Jodhpur (305 km / 6 hrs). In Afternoon, visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, one of the biggest forts in Rajasthan. Next, visit marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

  • Udaipur

    After morning breakfast, drive to Udaipur also famous as the city of Lakes. En route, visit the glorious Jain temples of Ranakpur, built entirely with white marbles. In Evening, free to explore the lake city on your own. Overnight stay will be in Uadipur.

  • Udaipur

    After breakfast, leave for a local sightseeing tour of attractions in Udaipur. Visit the much famous City Palace, Jagdish temple and the garden of maids. In Evening, enjoy boat ride in the lake Pichola.

  • Pushkar

    Morning breakfast at the hotel. Later on, drive to Pushkar (300 km / 6 hrs), on the way you can visit Chittorgarh. The holy town of Pushkar is famous for its temples and sacred lake. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

  • Jaipur

    After breakfast, proceed for a return journey to Jaipur. The journey takes around 3 hours to reach Pink city.


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Accommodation

Destination Hotels
Delhi WelcomHotel Dwarka
Agra Four Points by Sheraton
Jaipur Four Points by Sheraton
Bikaner Karni Bhawan
Jaisalmer Gorbandh Palace
Udaipur Ramada
Jodhpur Indana Palace
Udaipur Ramada
Pushkar Pushkar Resorts

Inclusions

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop to Delhi airport / railway station by AC Indigo.
  • Intercity transfers from: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar.
  • Accommodation for two nights in Jaipur with breakfast.
  • Accommodation for one night in Agra with breakfast.
  • Accommodation for two nights in Jaipur with breakfast.
  • Accommodation for one night in Bikaner with breakfast.
  • Accommodation for one night in Jaisalmer with breakfast.
  • Accommodation for one night in Udaipur with breakfast.
  • Accommodation for one night in Jodhpur with breakfast.
  • Accommodation for two nights in Udaipur with breakfast
  • Accommodation for one night in Pushkar with breakfast.
  • Local sightseeing in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Pushkar.
  • All toll/parking charges, fuel cost and driving daily allowance.

What's Excluded

  • Air Fare / Train fare throughout the tour.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Safari charges at Ranthambore
  • Entrance Fees, video camera permits during sightseeing.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes" column.
  • Service tax @ 3.50% on total billing.

Trip Highlights of Rajasthan Cultural Tour Package

Royal Rajasthan Tour Package Details
Tour Name: Rajasthan Cultural Tour
Tour Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Tour Starting From: Delhi
Destinations Covered: Delhi » Agra » Jaipur » Bikaner » Jaisalmer » Jodhpur » Udaipur » Pushkar
Starting Price: Rs. 51, 199/- Per Person
Best Time to Visit: November to February

Rajasthan Cultural Tour Package

Rajasthan Cultural tour package is home to a fascinating range of music and dance which varies from region to region and is often associated with local festivals. Particularly important is the long and complex history of patronage that sustained many different groups of performers.

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In our Rajasthan cultural tour offer the chance to enjoy folk dancing, music, creature program as well as delightful food in various cities as well as villages of Rajasthan. Likewise, we take you to markets and invention villages where you can both witness and also buy the authentic handwork of the competent craftsmen’s.

Explore Professional Musicians during Rajasthan Cultural Tour

The desert region of western Rajasthan is home to three castes of settled, hereditary musicians: the Muslim Manganiyars (also known as Mirasis) and Langas, and the Hindu Dholis (sometimes called Kathaks). Although Muslims, the Manganiyars perform Hindu devotional music in temples for Hindu patrons. The male members of the caste traditionally play the kamaycha (a bowed lute), now often replaced by the harmonium, the dholak (barrel drum) and kartal (wooden clappers). The Langas sing ballads for Muslim patrons, accompanied by either the gujaratan or sindhi sarangi (bowed lutes). Rajasthan Cultural Tour Packages… They also play the satara (double flute) and murli (double clarinet). The music of the Langas and Manganiyars bears similarity to Hindustani concert music with its use of raga and tan (fast improvised passages).

The Dholis are devotees of the goddess Chamund devi and Bhairojni (Shiva) who perform for high-caste Hindu patrons. Dholans (female-Dholis) sing at life-cycle ceremonies, while male Dholis play the dhol (large cylindrical drums which give the caste its name) for processions and celebrations.

Other professional groups of performers include the Bhands (actors), Jogis or Saperas (snake charms who play the murli double clarinet), and Nats (acrobats who play the dhol and thali, a metal dish used as an idiophone). Another group were the professional female courtesan dancers and singers, known as kalavant or tawaif, who use to perform at the courts or for landowning patrons.

Must Visit Epic Performance during Culture Tour in Rajasthan

Kathputli or puppet shows are performed at night by couples of the itinerant Bhat community, who are also genealogists. The woman plays the dholak, and sings the ballad to which the man makes the puppets act and dance. A discussion goes on between the two, serving as a running commentary on the show. The puppet plays are based on popular legends.

Pabuji ki par is very popular with those who worship Pabuji, a 14th-century hero. Believers in Pabuji invite his bhopas (epic singers and priests) to their homes in times of sickness and misfortune to sing this ballad at all-night vigils. Pabuji's pad (ballad) is sung before an open scroll, about 10 meters (30 feet) long and 2.5 metres (8 feet) high, depicting his life. The bhopa sings and plays the ravanhatta (a bowed lute), while his wife sings and dances, holding an oil lamp to illuminate Pabuji's images on the scroll at appropriate points in the narrative.

Devotional Music of Rajasthan

As elsewhere in India, the Hindus of Rajasthan gather in temples to sing collective devotional songs known as bhajan. Attached to the Krishna temple in Nathdwara is a group of professional musicians who perform devotional songs known as pad and kirtan at all rituals. They are accompanied by pakhavaj (barrel drum), sarangi and jhanj (cymbals).

Must Visit Rajasthani Cultural Dance

Of all traditional Rajasthani dances, the best known is the ghumar, a circle dance performed by women at the Gangaur festival and also by Rajput women at festivals and family celebrations. Each region and community has its own variation; usually women wearing wide skirts and veils, in groups, pairs or individually, spin around in alternating directions. The dancers wear pellet bells (ghunghru) around their ankles. The dances are performed to songs which articulate women's concerns, accompanied by a dholak. Ghumar in Udaipur is danced with small sticks in the dancers' hands which are struck together to the rhythm.

In contrast, the ger dance (of which there are also many versions) is performed only during the Holi festival by men alone. The singers play huge daphs (frame drums) to accompany the dance, which is circular. The ger is sometimes performed as a stick dance.

The composite ger-ghumar dance of the Bhils is also performed at Holi and during spring. To start, the men dance in the outer circle, and the women dance in an inner one. All the dancers sing and strike sticks with attached pellet bells together, to the rhythm of a drum beat. The men and women change circles with every change of rhythm.

Kacchi ghori is a spectacular dance performed during wedding processions by three or four pairs of elaborately costumed men riding hobby-horses and waving swords. The dancers, usually of the Bavaria, Kumhar and Sargara castes, are accompanied by dhol and bankia (trumpets). Occasionally a female singer will narrate the exploits of the Bavaria dacoits (bandits) of Shekhavati.

The jasnathi Agni (fire dance) is performed by the Sidh Naths of Bikaner, and is an act of devotion to the saint Jasnath. An ensemble of trumpets and drums begins to play as the devotees dance on the embers of a wood and charcoal fire. The music and dance gradually increase in tempo to a frenetic pace.

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