A backpacking tour to Offbeat Rajasthan covering Chittor Kota Bundi
The Royal Rajasthan is the land of heritage and bravery. The grandeur of the Havelis and the forts entail the Royal Kathas that will give you goosebumps. Treks and Trails embark on this journey of Rajas, Maharajas, and the Maharanis to unfold the hidden treasure these royals held in their aura. Along with you, we explore some beautiful geographical sites, forts, temples, and ruins of some historical events on this land of Valour and Grit.
This offbeat tour will encircle around soaking in the culture of Rajasthan and absorbing some unheard stories of the historical past the land holds. Dance to the tunes of Rajasthani Folk Dance as we explore together the hidden gems of the Rajasthan. Let's explore the land in its truest sense.
About Chittor: Chittor Garh is known for the Valour of Rani Padmavati. Being one of India's largest forts, Chittorgarh perched on a hill unconquerable. The fort is known built to be undefeatable and unbreakable. Rani Padmavati performed Jauhar within the premises of this fort and became one of the most worshipped queens for her sheer depiction of bravery. The fort still echoes the tales of the love story and commitment of Raja Ratan Singh and Rani Padmavati.
About Bundi: The Best Kept Secret of Rajasthan.Known for its water reservoirs, humongous Havelis, Architectural marvels, Wells, it's a laid-back town that carries stories of love and friendship of the royals. Bundi is also known as Queen of Hadoti for its sheer beauty and stone carved statues. Its believed that Rudyard Kipling took inspiration for his writings as he wrote them in the palace of Bundi.
Kota and its Grand Canyon: It's a place where not taking a panoramic view click will do injustice. Overlooking the great Chamba river, Garadia Mahadev-the grand canyon is one of the must-visit destinations of Kota. This Grand Canyon is known for its grandeur and kind in the country. So let's get set to go on a tour to remember. If our dates aren't suitable for you, we can always customize a trip. Here we go :
Offbeat Rajasthan Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Meet us at Mumbai Railway Station as per the train bookings. You will have all details once you give us your confirmation. The train bookings are mostly made to Bundi from Mumbai.
Day 2: We reach Bundi early in the morning. We check-in at our Hotel, freshen up and get set to explore the beautiful Bundi. A beautiful place surrounded by the Aravalli's. The Forts and Palaces are charming and will leave you spellbound by their Charm and Grandeur. The Step Wells and the Cenotaphs are unique, rarely found with such intricacies anywhere else.
What all do we cover on this day?
- Eighty Four Pillar Cenotaph
- The Dabhai Kund
- The Taragarh Palace- known for its humongous size and carvings on the wall
- The Nagar Sagar Kund
We have Lunch with some delicious Local Cuisines served to us in a traditional Rajasthani Hotel. Till 6:30 PM, we shall wrap up our sightseeing schedule and get back to our Hotel. Once we rest and rejuvenate for a while, we head to the local market and enjoy some Marwari delicacies and shop our hearts out before we retire to our beds to wake up early in the morning.
Day 3: We wake up early morning and have a quick breakfast before starting our journey to Kota. The first destination has to be Kishore Sagar Lake for early morning clicks. From there, we leave for Garadia Mahadev Temple, which overlooks the river Chamba. The Shiva Temple there makes you feel HIS energy with the power the whole site holds.
Post this; we head to the grand Chittorgarh Fort. We have a lunch break here and relish some local delicacies again. Post the great Lunch; we proceed to the fort for the sightseeing activity.
The Fort and India's rich heritage: The Chittorgarh Fort is the Longest in the country. Famously known for the Jauhar performed by Rani Padmavati to protect her self-respect, the fort epitomizes the artisans' skillset of those times held.
The grandeur of the fort is spoken through the remnants of the water bodies that are still there, and they make you feel so lost in their effervescent beauty that you never feel like parting ways with them. The view from the top of the fort is amazing, and you can have a bird's eye view of the whole Chittorgarh.
It's also an abode to separate palaces of the King and the Queen. It takes around 3 hours to complete the guided tour of the whole fort. We get in-depth knowledge about the fort's history through the guide that we hire. As the evening approaches, we get to witness the famous light and sound show. Post the show, and we stroll around this magnificent city to shop for souvenirs until dinner time. After dinner, we head to the Chittorgarh railway station to travel back to Mumbai.
Day 4: We reach Mumbai by afternoon, and as usual, before we part ways, we collect some unique clicks to meet on another journey together. Tour Concluded. Hope to see you again!