Mélange of Rajputs & Mughals
Mélange of Rajputs & Mughals
Explore the great Rajput fortress cities in Rajasthan and the fusion of Hindu and Islamic cultures at Mughal monuments.
- Explore the vibrant folk culture of Rajasthan, manifest in its fine music, dance and textiles.
- Visit three magnificent princely capitals in the heartland of the Mughal Empire.
- Visit great Hindu and Jain temples, encounter the vernacular architecture of Rajasthan.
- Stay in former palaces that are now heritage hotels.
- Visiting exquisite Taj Mahal – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Delhi – Bundi – Chittaurgarh – Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Jodhpur – Khimsar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
- Best Season: From 01 September – 30 April
The highlights of this trip
Rajput & Moghul Architect
The unique characteristic of its architecture is extremely popular in the whole world. The Rajasthan architecture is significantly depending on Rajput architecture school which was mixture of mughal and Hindu structural design. Grand havelis, astonishing forts and elaborately carved temples are the vital portion of architectural heritage of Rajasthan. Rajput’s carries the credit of creative builders.
The Mughals, Indian architecture was greatly influenced by Persian styles. The Mughals constructed excellent mausoleums, mosques, forts, gardens and cities. The Mughal buildings show a uniform pattern both in structure and character. The main characteristic features of Mughal architecture are the bulbous domes, the slender minarets with cupolas at the four corners, large halls, massive, vaulted gateways and delicate ornamentation.
From the tribal villages of the Thar Desert to the modern hustle of Jaipur, there are few places in India where traditional and modern life jut up against each other as they do in Rajasthan, and in such an exciting and intriguing manner. Camel carts pass hi-tech solar farms and mobile phones are ubiquitous, yet conservative social mores underpin everyday life.
Rajasthani cuisine is largely vegetarian, with an emphasis on pulses, millets and milk products. However, since this community is also known for its royal hunting soirees, small game animals and lamb dishes are also a speciality.
The Persian Cuisine had been introduced to India already in the 12th century, even though the Mughal Empire started only with Zahir-ud-din Muhammed Babur in 1526. A couple of historic events are particularly important to understand the evolution of the Mughlai Cuisine: the first was the introduction of the underground Tandoor to make naan bread by the Turks and Afghans during the Delhi Sultanate. Other dishes they introduced were keema, kebab, dahi yoghurt and paneer.
Fortress & Temples
Visit great Hindu and Jain temples, encounter the vernacular architecture of Rajasthan, including its famous stepped wells and villages, and explore fortresses like Chittaurgarh and Kumbhalgarh.
- Cultural 95% 95%
- Architect 90% 90%
- Local Life 85% 85%
- Cuisines 80% 80%
This is a fantastic trip !!!
“This is a fantastic trip – I was surprised and overwhelmed with many of the cities, forts and palaces in Rajasthan. The Taj Mahal is perfection! ITP really showed me a wonderful part of North India. ”
Mat & Jones, Devon, England
Loved this tour!
“Loved this tour! It was fabulous and far exceeded my expectations with its meticulously planned itinerary and myriad of sights, ranging from the breathtaking Taj Mahal, grand palaces, temples and forts to the rustic village family home. I loved the heritage accommodation and the folk culture we saw .“
Jade & family, Kent, England.
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