This will be one epic journey. The colors, sounds, smells, history, culture... A bit overwhelming? Perhaps. But who wants to travel across an ocean to be underwhelmed? Amid the raw energy, peace can be found. In Brahmin temples and quiet desert. And in th
Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, at the edge of the Thar desert was once the capital of the Marwar state. It was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - hero of the epic 'Ramayana'. The city dominated by the massive Mehrangarh fort on a rocky hill is charming with its wealth of historic attractions and colourful markets which specialises in antiques. It is still one of the leading centres of wool, cattle, camels and salt.
One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. The founder of Udaipur, Maharana Udai Singh, was overcome by the misfortunes that his old capital of Chittaurgarh had to face due to repeated attacks by the Mughal armies. On the advice of a holy man, Udai Singh shifted his capital to the banks of Lake Pichola- the city was named Udaipur after him.
Manvar is a desert camp in the mystical Rajasthan in the great Thar Desert, located between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. Experience the true culture, landscape, wildlife and beauty of the Indian desert in Manvar.
The village of Narlai is home to 1,100-year-old baori or “stepwells” and temples that date back to the fifteenth century. Located in the Pali District of Rajasthan, India, Narlai has a rich heritage of appealing stained glass windows, decorated murals, marble stone statues and pillars. This village in the countryside is the gateway to the Aai Mata Temple a legendary flame that has been burning for centuries producing saffron instead of soot.
Delwara is one of three main passes into the valley of Udaipur. Located in the Aravali hills of Rajasthan and home to the Devi Garh Fort Palace, Delwara is a quaint farming village that boasts of fourteenth century Jain temples that served as the muse for the Dilwara Jain Temples that sits on Mount Abu. Originally known as Devkul Paton Nagri, this town was the main center of learning and culture throughout the fifteenth century. Travelers can visit many temples; one being the 700-year old Rishabhdev Jain Temple with white marble showcases, 149 pillars and 52 individual shrines. Another historic monument is the Parshwanath Jain Temple that’s over 900 years old and contains 13 magnificent idols. Hop on over from the temples to the Indra Kund, a beautiful step with stone carvings to marvel.
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