Kashi - Rameswaram Tour
Jaipur has Jal Mahal ,Amber Fort, Jantar-Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall (Central Museum), Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur holds a special place in everyone’s heart every traveler will enjoy the stay at the old halevis in the region. Agra fort is the Gem of Mughal era. There are no unique words to express Agra. An earth-shattering symbol of love at India.
Varanasi is an important city for Hindus since it is dedicated to the god Shiva. There is a belief that bathing in the Ganges will help to purify them and wash away their sins.
Rameswaram is significant for many Hindus as a pilgrimage to Varanasi is considered to be incomplete without a pilgrimage to Rameswaram.
Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.
Meal Plan as per the itinerary.
Assisstance of driver cum guide.
All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.
Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.
International airfare and airport taxes.
All Entrances fees
Tips and porter charges
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1. Amber Palace - Amer Fort is located in Amer, Rajasthan which is located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Amber fort was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur.
Amber Fort is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. To reach the entrance at the top, you can either walk uphill, ride on elephant back, go by jeep, golf cart, or take your vehicle.
The cost is now Rs. 500 for foreigners and Rs. 100 for Indians during the day. Composite tickets, costing Rs. 300 for Indians and Rs. 1,000 for foreigners, are available. These tickets are valid for two days and include Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, and Albert Hall Museum.
2. Hawa Mahal - Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace Of The Winds' located in the heart of the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, is one of the most famous tourist attractions and a prominent landmark of the city on its rich cultural and architectural history. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur.
Visit Timing: Daily, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
3. City Palace - Jaipur is the first designed city of medieval India. The city is divided into nine blocks and the royal palace is situated at the centre of the city. The City Palace complex is spread over a large area occupying one seventh of the old city of Jaipur. It has a chain of gardens, buildings and courtyards, temple and museum to give it a grand view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace.
The City Palace is open from 9 30 in the morning. The entire palace will take around one and half to two hours to visit. The best time to visit Jaipur is between October and March when it is relatively cooler.
4. Jantar Mantar - Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory used to measure the distances and positions of celestial objects. India has a total of five such observatories the largest of which is in Jaipur. The instruments at the Jaipur Jantar Mantar are made of stone and are very large structures. To ensure accuracy the structures were first made out of wood and the measurements were adjusted. Once the dimensions were perfected the construction was replicated in stone to give us the magnificent Jantar Mantar.
5. Jal Mahal - Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. This majestic scene makes the Jal Mahal Jaipur’s most photographed monument but unfortunately the exploration of the actual palace is off restrictions to the majority of visitors to be transformed into an ultra exclusive restaurant. A typical visit to the Jal Mahal will be less than 30 minutes, enough time to take some photos.
6. Nahargarh Fort - Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once formed a strong defence ring for the city. There is a food court and a restaurant at the top of the fort with an excellent view, Padao.
Visiting Time: All days 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 200/- for Foreign Tourists and INR 50/- for Indians
7. Jaigarh Fort - Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amer in Jaipur, located at a distance of 15 kms from the Pink City of India.
8. Sheesh Mahal - Sheesh Mahal is one of the most exciting feature of this fort which is decorated with thousands of mirror tiles as well as colored glasses on its wall as well as on ceiling. The literal meaning of Sheesh Mahal is “mirrored”. This Mahal brings to life with thousands of flickering reflections. The pillars are also designed very well, out of which one has uniquely designed flower carved at its base, which shows different colour of flowers when we see from different angles.
9. Johri Bazar - Johri Bazar is a wide cluster of shops in the older part of Jaipur city, shops nestling close together in a row selling anything that human imagination can dream of. From clothes, fabrics, quilts, shoes, to dry fruits and jewellery, the bazar is one of the favourite destinations in Jaipur just to take in the varied colours and wares on display. If shopping is exhausting, one can drop in to Lakshmi Mistann Bhandar for some snacks then walk a few leisurely paces to check out Hawa Mahal just across the road. The traffic is maddening, the din is tremendous but no one can possibly be tired of Johri Bazar. At night the shops are illuminated and that is such a glorious sight. A must visit in the city.
10. Jhalana Safari Park - Jhalana Safari Park is the best place to witness the Leopards and many other wild animals. It's a fantastic place away from the City. Enjoy a day from the hustle bustle and evidance the wildlife. You can see Leopards, Hyena, Blue Bull, Deer, Peacocks, Monkeys and many other creatures. Come and explore the Hidden wildlife area of Jaipur. Sprawling forest reserve with safari tours of wildlife, including leopards, jackals & civets.
Each evening the boats on the River Ganga converge at the Dashashwamedha Ghat for the magical Aarti. Five-seven young priests follow a practiced routine with flaming lamps, incense sticks, conches and other holy paraphernalia to a live bhajan sung on the microphone – the synchrony is mesmerizing. The Aarti for the first time was performed when Lord Shiva visited the city, it was repeated when various Maharajas explored these Ghats to take a holy dip in River Ganga.
2.Boat ride along River Ganga
Boating down the Ganga River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. One can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the Ganga (Ghats) River. Start your day with a boat ride at dawn and witness the heavenly beauty of the pious Ghats and the delightful ambience of Varanasi.
Daily evening a dedicated team of “culture enthusiasts”, quietly descend upon the Gangamahal-Reewa Ghat from different corners of city and bring the venue to life at around 6:00 pm that is ornamented with soulful gala of music & dance. The cultural legacy of the city is showcased on this very location. Visitor can see and become a part of the mesmerizing musical journey.
4.Shopping of Silk Sarees
Varanasi is famous for its Silk Sarees and the brocades hand-woven in Gold or Silver thread. These masterpieces of elegance and artwork have always fascinated the to-be brides and Saree aficionados. Weaving communities thrive across the town, especially in Godowlia, Lallapura and Madanpura.
5.Shopping of Stone-Carved Toys
The city also offers stone-carved toys. Varanasi is also a good place to shop for musical instruments like sitar and tabla. The cost of the instrument depends primarily on the type of wood used. Mango is cheapest, while black shisham or mahogany are of the highest quality.
The Varanasi is known for its hours of dawn, when the city is in its most serene state. The morning glory of Banaras is the most auspicious tour to witness and discover life sprawling on the banks of the holy Ganga. It is a mystical blend of nature’s grandeur and human existence.
One of the Twelve Jyorthirlanga Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple of Ramanathaswamy is an architectural excellence built in the 17th century. A must visit pilgrimage for both the Vaishnavite as well as the Shaiva sect of Hinduism, the temple constitutes a major part of the popular spiritual tourism destinations in India. Today’s Ramanathaswamy Temple houses the longest temple corridor in the world, which is 197 meters long and 133 meters broad and stands with 1200 massive granite columns.
Around 3.5km from Ramanathaswamy Temple, on the way to Dhanushkodi Village, Jada Tirtham is known among the Hindu devotees for the sacred pond. It is believed that when Rama was about to worship Shiva Lingam in Rameshwaram after killing Ravana, he washed his Jata (matted hair) in Jada Tirtham. There is a temple next to the pond of Jada Tirtham. Jada Tirtham is believed to be the only place in India where Lord Kapardisvara is worshipped.
Dhanushkodi or ‘end of the bow’ is a small town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu. Lined with shallow beaches, historical remnants and vast horizons of azure sea, this South India Tourist Spot is a must-see in Rameshwaram. Today’s Dhanushkodi Temple is nothing but a ruin of the temple described in different versions of the Ramayana. In case you are curious enough to discover the plot of Ram Sethu, do not forget to explore Dhanushkodi.
4. Gandhamadhana Parvatham
Remember the mountain mentioned in the Ramayana from where Hanuman was about to fetch the medicinal herbs to save Laxman. Yes! It is Gandhamadhana Parvatham which was carried by Lord Hanuman on his shoulders. This utterly pious and quaint religious spot is 3 km away from the centre of the town. A double storied temple of Lord Rama houses the imprints of his feet on a chakra. It is also considered to be the highest point in Rameshwaram, so you can have a birds’ eye view of the whole island from the peak.
5.Five Faced Hanuman Temple
Highly revered by the Hindus, the temple of Five Faced Hanuman is only 2 km from the Ramanathaswamy Temple. It is believed that Hanumana revealed his five-faced form for the first time in this place. The statue of Lord Hanuman is smeared with sindoor and worshipped with utmost devotion. The temple here enshrines the statues of Rama, Laxman and Sita. There is a floating stone in the temple which is believed to have been used during Sethu Bandhanam as mentioned in the Ramayana.
Adam’s Bridge or Rama Setu is a debatable historic bridge that connects Rameshwaram island of India to the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. It is a chain of limestone shoals starts from Dhanushkodi tip of India’s Pamban Island. Pamban Island is connected to mainland India by a 2 km long bridge.
7.Nambu Nayagiamman Temple
A small South Indian shrine associated with many deep rooted beliefs, Nambu Nayaki Amman Temple is only 8km from Ramanathaswamy Temple. Goddess Dakshina Kali is worshipped here for good health and getting kids. It is believed that the deity appeared in front of the two sages namely Dakshina Duruvan and Pachima Duruvan in the form of Dakshina Kali. After they were blessed with the sightings of Mother Goddess, they started living at the same place to cure the local people. That is why people of the neighbouring villages visit this temple to get solution to all their problems.
8.Water Bird Sanctuary
The best thing is you can see a lot of native as well as migratory water birds in this sanctuary. It is during the months of October to January when flocks of migratory birds fly to this land for breeding and feeding their off springs. The bird sanctuary is located in Ramanathapuram District and indeed one of the most popular tourist places in Rameshwaram.
An ideal place to spend a relaxing evening with your friends or family, Ariyaman Beach is located in Ramanathapuram District. It is a 150 m wide beach stretching to a length of 2 km. Tourists can enjoy boating in this beach or get involved in different water based sports like wind surfing or water scooter ride. The beach has a children’s park, an aquarium and a museum as well. Parasailing is an exciting activity one can enjoy here. If you have a free weekend, plan a picnic party along the beach side where arrays of Casuarina trees work for perfect shading.
An approximately 500 year old temple located at the southernmost tip of this island, Kothandaramaswamy Temple is yet another pilgrimage destination in Rameswaram. The temple is very close to the sea and appears as an ideal place to trace the footprints of Rama. The temple here has the idols of Rama, Sita and Laxman along with Vibhishan. It is believed that Rama did the last rites of Pattabhishekam of Vibhishan in this place. The temple walls are scribled with the paintings depicting the same story.
11.Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
Claimed to be the first sea bridge in India, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge or Pamban Bridge is a cantilever bridge on Palk Strait that connects Rameshwaram Island with the mainland India. Initially, the name used to refer the rail route only which has a double leaf bascule section midway. This double leaf bascule functions well till date and it can be raised to let ships go. The bi-lane road passing next to this bridge is another attraction in Pamban and obviously allows you to have a glimpse of the railway bridge if you are driving over the bridge. This 100 years old bridge contains 143 pillars, each of which is 220 feet in length and 100 tones in weight.