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Visit a local temple in nearby Palasni to participate in a puja ceremony. Common to both Hinduism and Jainism, pujas can be simple or elaborate affairs, but regardless of scope and scale, all ceremonies of six rituals: meditation (dhyana), austerity (tapa), chanting (mantra), scripture reading (svadhyaya), food offering (bhog) and prostrations (panchanga or ashtanga pranama).
Stroll through the fort’s Chokelao Bagh gardens. Unchanged since the 18th century, the gardens’ fragrant native flowers and trees frame Chokelao Palace, which is currently being restored.
Explore the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, perched on a rock towering 410 feet (125 meters) over the city and dating to 1459, when Rao Jodha began construction on it. Like many such forts in India, Mehrangarh is extraordinarily large and one could spend an entire day exploring its many corners.
Two must-see sites within are the Phool Mahal, a chamber used for royal celebrations, and Moti Mahal, the Hall of Private Audience. Built in the 18th and 16th centuries, respectively, these buildings offer a glimpse of distinct periods of Jodhpur’s history.
Jodhpur is known for its textiles and furniture, and an excellent selection of goods can be found at Sardar Bazaar, which is near Meranghar Fort and surrounded by a six-mile long wall with eight entry points. You’ll find everything from camel-leather shoes to clay figurines, while henna artists also line the bazaar’s major thoroughfares.
Learn how to tie a turban, or several types of turbans if you wish! In Rajasthan, locals joke that the style of turban changes every 10 miles or so, with Gurjar, Jats and Rajputs all donning distinctive wraps. Most turbans use about 17 feet (5 meters) of cloth, although some can be shorter or longer, depending on the wearer’s position in society.
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Extravagant India: An Engagement in Regal Rajasthan
This 14-day itinerary is ideal for a couple seeking a truly luxurious and romantic getaway together in exotic India. Punctuated with magical moments, this trip perfect for making unforgettable memories and perhaps even a special proposal to last a lifetime.
- 14 days / 13 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $12,600
Exclusive North India: Mumbai to Varanasi by Private Jet
Let your private jet whisk you away on this exclusive 14-day journey through North India. You’ll take in Mumbai’s world-famous Bollywood scene, catch sunset at one of India’s holiest sites, marvel at the incredible Taj Mahal, and visit an elephant polo camp, all while staying in some of India’s most luxury hotels.
- 14 days / 13 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $39,500
Umaid Bhawan Palace
One of the great palaces of India, the yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan was completed in 1943 after 15 years of construction. While Umaid Bhawan is now open to guests, members of the Singh royal family still live in a wing of the palace. The sixty-four rooms and suites of the Umaid Bhawan are divided into five categories; all rooms include wi-fi, LCD televisions, electronic safes, and even a selection of bath mixes, including milk baths and detoxification baths. Dining options include the storied Risala, which serves the finest Indian and Continental English cuisine, and was built to commemorate a victory by a local cavalry regiment in World War I; Pillars, an attractive, casual eatery set on a verandah; the Sunset Pavilion, an outdoor restaurant which serves barbecued and grilled cuisine from around the world; and the Trophy Bar. Other amenities include a business center, billards tables, a tennis and squash court, a fitness center, a Spa, and even a series of shops and boutiques.
India Goes Well With
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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