Jodhpur is a vibrant city of Palaces, Forts, temples and havelis. It is known as the Blue city, due to the indigo tinge of the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is not only one of India's most imposing palaces but also among its most recent. Mehrangarh Fort, The Jaswant Thada are other architectural landmarks in Jodhpur. The Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in 1899 in memory of Maharja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble.
(Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra)
The shadows dance across the intricate sandstone and marble carvings as you extend a hand to touch the cold stone walls of temples that date back to AD 734.
Throw colours as you race the grounds of an ancient palace, and watch elephant beauty contests, as you celebrate one of the most unique festivals in the world; India's Holi Celebration. Join Holi on March 17 & 18 2014, or on Mar 6 & 7 2015.
(Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai)
Let your spirit soar as you watch the banks of the Ganges illuminated by a pilgrimage of candle light as huge crowds of the local faithful offer fire to their Hindu deities in a spectacular Aarti Ceremony.
A multi-dimensional world of sweet contrasts, spiritual encounters, and vibrant culture, behold India’s exotic highlights led by Mariellen Ward. Author and Indophile, Mariellen is the perfect leader for your soulful journey as you make your way through Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Agra. Departs October 28th 2014.
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