Kalyani Tours

The Art Expedition

Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination Covered: Udaipur, Nathdwara, Roopangarh, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jaipur, Shekhawati & Ramgarh

Description

Udaipur
Udaipur, formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics.

Nathdwara
Nathdwara is a town in India’s western state of Rajasthan. It is located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River in Rajsamand District, 48 kilometres north-east of Udaipur.

Roopangarh
Roopangarh Fort is a former fortress and palace in the town of Roopangarh, Rajasthan, India that is today a hotel. The fortress was originally built by, and named after, Maharaja Roop Singh of Kishangarh in 1648. It was sited at strategic point atop a hill to the north of Kishangarh controlling the important trade route to the Sambhar Salt Lake. Around the fort a substantial town grew up that became a centre for artisans and manufacturers. For a century it also served as the primary residence of the Maharajas of Kishangarh, and the capital of the state.

Ajmer
Ajmer is a city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. South of the city’s artificial Ana Sagar Lake is Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the domed shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint Garib Nawaz. Nearby, a 16th-century palace built by the Mughal emperor Akbar now houses the Ajmer Government Museum, displaying armor and stone sculptures. A museum at the Indo-Saracenic–style Mayo College exhibits art and taxidermied birds.

Pushkar
Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern Indian state of Rajasthan. It’s set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, dedicated to the god of creation, which has a distinctive red spire and walls inlaid with pilgrims’ silver coins

Jaipur
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.

Shekhawati
Shekhawati is located in North Rajasthan comprising districts like Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, and parts of Nagaur and Jaipur. History has it that in the 17th to 19th centuries, Marwari merchants constructed these grand havelis in the Shekhawati region. Steeped in wealth and affluence, these merchants got busy outdoing others in building more grand edifices – homes, temples, step wells which were richly decorated both inside and outside with painted murals.[1] It is bounded on the northwest by the Jangladesh region, on the northeast by Haryana, on the east by Mewat, on the southeast by Dhundhar, on the south by Ajmer, and on the southwest by the Marwar region

Ramgarh
Ramgarh is a city and a municipality in Sikar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. … Ramgarh Shekhawati is located in Rajasthan. Ramgarh Shekhawati. Ramgarh Shekhawati is located in India. Ramgarh Shekhawati.

Tour Itinerary

An itinerary crafted especially for the art aficionado, this expedition will give you a glimpse of the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan.

Day 1: Arrive at Udaipur for sightseeing. In the afternoon, take a trip to the street across City Palace where artists are at work in their studios creating miniatures as well as ‘phads’.

Day 2: Go on an excursion to Nathdwara to see ‘pichwai’ paintings being made by artists on cloth. In the afternoon, visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum in Udaipur to study tribal paintings.

Day 3: Drive to Roopangarh, the old capital of Kishangarh, visiting Ajmer and Pushkar en route. While on the way there see the Kishangarh artists at work.

Day 4: Drive to Jaipur. As part of the afternoon city tour, spend some time with the marble sculptors of Jaipur.

Day 5: Visit Amber Fort. In the afternoon, visit the stone works on the city’s periphery where artisans make elaborate filigrees on sandstone.

Day 6: Drive to the Shekhawati region to stay at Nawalgarh/Dundlod or Mandawa and admire the frescos used to decorate the havelis of the towns in this region.

Day 7: Visit Ramgarh to see how carpenters craft furniture with a strong regional identity. Continue to Delhi, where the tour ends.

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • MEAL PLAN: CPAI (Breakfast )
  • All Tours, Transfers and Sightseeing’s as per itinerary
  • All Tours and Transfers in a private AC vehicle
  • Check-in time is 1200hrs and Check-out timing is 1000hrs
  • Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability.

Tour Excludes

  • Any Airfare
  • Entrances to Monuments and Boat ride
  • Any Meals other than specified in inclusions
  • Personal expenses such as tips, portage, telephone calls, etc.
  • Surcharge will be applicable on particular events, fairs, & festivals
  • Travel Insurance
  • And Any other things not specified as included above
  • S.T. (Goods and Service Tax) extra
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