Rajasthan, which has a very colorful and interesting history, which tells the great stories about Rajasthan’s Maharajas and their ruled time. In 1576, Maharana Pratap of Mewar defeated Mughal Emperor Akbar in the battle of Haldi Ghati. Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya won 22 battles against Afghans. He established " Hindu Raj" in north India. Rajasthan which has rich heritage, shining sand dunes, exciting desert safaris and varied wild life makes it a very popular tourist destination. History of Rajasthan tells the stories of great legends, their bravery,romance and adventures. Rajasthan is a part of the great Indus Valley Civilization which is among world’s oldest and first civilization. The provisional capital of this civilization was Kalibangan, which is in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan. It is the birth place of many great people about whom we learn from text books during the school time like Samrat Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Krishna devotee Meera Bai, Rani Padmini, Baba Ramdeo ji, Maha Rana Pratap, Panna Dhai, Goga ji, Rao Shekha ji, Bappa Rawal. The tribes like Rajputs, Charans, Yadavs, Bhils, Bishnois, Jats, Gujars, Meenas ruled over various parts of Rajasthan. Many people from these tribes sacrificed their lives for protecting their culture and land.
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Arrival At Udaipur
Arrive in Udaipur to a warm welcome and take a transfer to the hotel. After a quick check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure followed by a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.
Udaipur - Sightseeing Tour
In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The city has been described as the most romantic spot in India. On your sightseeing tour, visit places such as the City Palace Museum, the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen`s resort for their friends), Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) and the Pratap Memorial. After your heritage tour, return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Udaipur - Mount Abu (4 Hrs)
Drive to Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan, situated at an altitude of 1200 mt. Day at leisure. Stay overnight at Mount Abu.
In the morning, visit the world famous Dilwara Jain Temple, Nakki Lake and Brahmin Kumari Ashram. Dilwara Temple are a group of remarkable Jain temples. Among the finest examples of these are two temples in which the art of carving marble has reached unsurpassed heights. The older of the temples is the `Vimal Vasahi`, built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the `House of Elephants`, with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later built `Tejpal Temple` is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent.
Nakki Lake is virtually located in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. While takeing a stroll along the lake, look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar. Stay overnight at Mount Abu.
Mount Abu - Departure
After breakfast at hotel drive to Mount Abu later transfer to airport /railway station for your next destination.
Communication and Etiquettes:
To greet people in India fold your palms in front the chest and say “Namaste”. While saying it bow your head slightly – in this way you will signify your respect to another person. The word Namaste comes from the Sanskrit words “Namah te” and means “I bow to you”.Indians say that the real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds. They believe greeting each other with Namaste welcomes their minds to meet.
In India handshake is common among men mostly. Western woman may offer her hand to a westernized Indian man, but usually not to others. Traditional Indian women can shake hands with other women, but normally not with men.
Mysterious Indian head wobble is a non-verbal equivalent of a multipurpose Hindu word “Accha”, which can mean anything from “Good” to “I understand”. Usually head wobble is used by Indian people to respond in the affirmation. For example, if you ask if you can order taxi and a person will wobble his or her head in reply, that will mean “Yes”. Sometimes head wobble could mean “Thank you” or simply be a sign of friendliness. The head wobble is more prevalent in south regions of India like Kerala; moving on the north you’ll notice that this gesture is less common there.
In traditional Indian culture pointing footwear at people is seen insulting, or touching people or objects with your feet or shoes. If you occasionally do so, you should apologize straight away. On the other side, touching with a hand elder person feet is a sign of respect in India.
Head is considered as the most sensitive part of body in Indian culture, and it is recommended to avoid touching another person head to prevent offending him or her.
Indian people are not used to express their romantic feelings in public. Kissing and hugging outside could be misunderstood in traditional Indian society.
If you visit Hindu temples in India, dress in loose, covering your hands and legs, clothes. Women in this case are required to cover their hair. Remember to take off your shoes before entering temple or mosque. It is polite to take off shoes while visiting somebody’s house or even somebody’s shop in India too.
Try to dress modestly while travelling in India. It is recommended both for men and women to choose loose clothes covering shoulders and knees. It is generally known that India has very conservative dress standards, especially in rural areas. Here you can hardly find a man wearing shorts or a woman wearing skirt above the ankles. In urban places like Mumbai and Delhi western dress style, including jeans on woman, is prevailing. Liberal views on dress are typical for Goa too: it is all right here to wear anything you want for night party, but still, in day time it will be better to dress more suitable for Asian mentality. Anyway, if you’d like to show respect to Indian culture and to feel yourself comfortable, you might find appropriate to dress yourself “locally”. Kurtas (loose men shirts) and cotton pants would be good option for men, and salwar kameez (tunic and loose trousers) for women.
Food and Drinks:
Indian food is amazing. It is literally exploding with millions of flavors. Hot, sweet, bitter, spicy, fresh, fragrant – it may lead you to one of the biggest culinary adventures in your life. Here are some of our “directions” on your way to it. First of all, we would recommend you to choose western customers oriented restaurants and cafes, because meals here would be less spicy than in the “real” Indian one. Here you may also expect high service and secure hygienic conditions. We would advise you to order well roasted or boiled dishes and to avoid dishes made from raw ingredients. Don’t eat food or pass objects with your left hand. The left hand is considered to be unclean in Indian culture as it is using for some bathroom purposes.
Drinks. Drink only bottled water, such as Kinsley, Bisleri and Aquafin, and avoid adding ice into your drinks. Be careful with freshly squeezed juices: if prepared in a good restaurant or juice center, it can really bring you much satisfaction, but if you decide to buy it from street juice maker, it may probably cause some stomach upsets.
Money and Shopping:
The unit of Indian currency is the rupee; it is divided into 100 paise.24 hour banking facilities are available at international airports. Travellers cheques are exchangeable at most hotels; they are acceptable in sterling or American dollars.ATMs are common in most towns and cities in India. However, we recommend you to carry some cash or travellers cheques with you in a case the power goes down, you lose your plastic or ATM is out of order. To exchange currency you must present your passport. It is good to remember, that in India exchanging money except through authorized channels is illegal. It is also not allowed to take rupees out of India.
Bartering is part of shopping experience in India. The more touristy a place, the higher it’s asking prices will be, and the greater it’s price flexibility. Our advice would be “Bargain, bargain and, again, bargain while shopping in India”.
Tipping is very common in India. If a person is offering a small service to you, he or she expects a tip for it. A service in a hotel might justify a tip of Rs20. In a restaurant a 5% tip is quite enough. Rickshaw and taxi drivers should be also tipped.
If you need transportation in India, contact your tour operator or your hotel stuff to hire a taxi or a car with private driver. Driving on your own could be uncomfortable due to intense traffic and typical Indian street chaos. Travelling in public transport could be also challenging in India: you will be really fortunate if you could get a seat there. Optionally, if you need to get on the market or on the beach you may use notorious Indian rickshaw.
India is not a violent country when it comes to robberies. However, in touristic places mostly could be a lot of thieves waiting for the right opportunity to make their profit on somebody’s carelessness. To avoid this we recommend you not to flash your valuables around and make sure you carry them safety in your bag. It is better to leave your documents and jewelry in the safe of your hotel room. Wise decision will be not to put large denomination of money in the purse, but to keep them “close to skin” in a special little bag for money. Be careful with Indian monkeys too. Some of them may annoy you wishing to get your food or some attractive objects you hold in hands.
Despite rapid economic growth, India still faces poverty and begging. In every touristic place you will see beggars asking for your money and behaving very often in confronting and persistent way. The best thing probably would be ignoring them, as most of beggars simply do their business and prefer to beg instead of working. If you would like, you may give Rs10-RS20 to a child or elder person on when leaving the place, nor arriving, to prevent being mobbed.
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