Offbeat Rajasthan – Chittor-Kota-Bundi
Rajasthan, land of Royalty and legacy that the Kings based have delivered. The land of bravery and heritage, havelis and captivating forts bespoken by the legendary kathas never fail to give you goosebumps! Travel Trikon this year embarks to the land of Raja, Maharaja and their Maharanis. We promise to take you along some beautiful forts, havelis, geographical beauties, temples and ruins of the unspoken lands of Rajasthan…yes the unseen and the forgotten Rajasthan. That’s why we call this trip the “Offbeat Rajasthan”. This isn’t the cliché Rajasthan trip where you’ll be dipped and soaked in the culture, but it lets you soak and absorb the unheard history, dance and sing your heart out and also takes you back to the era that’s left way back. Come join us as we explore the hidden gems of Rajasthan.
About Bundi – Rajasthan’s Best Kept Secret!
This little kindom is known for its famous water reservoirs, architectural style forts, mahals, Havelis and stepwells. It’s a bizarre laid back town which carries the beauty of left behind love and forgotten names. Queen of Hadoti, Bundi is also called by this name. Bundi has also been a great source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling who wrote his art works in the palace of Bundi. Cherry on the top, we are staying back at this beautiful place it’s definitely gonna take your breath away.
About Kota’s Grand Canyon – HAR HAR Mahadev
Ever wondered how does the Chamba Nadi look like? What made the Greatest of all Shiva to be precisely placed at the edge of the cliff temple? What makes Kota’s grand canyon as one of the most captivating destination ever? Why backpackers never fail to visit this destination on the trip to Rajasthan? Well, an answer to all these questions is the destination itself. Spread your arm and click a panoramic view picture. This huge and magnificent Grand canyon of India is another Rajasthan’s best kept secret which will be unveiled by us. Overlooking the Chamba river, Garadia Mahadev is indeed a charm-loved destination in Rajasthan.
About Chittaurgarh - The prominent Padmavati Queen and her Kathas
Considered as India’s largest fort, Chittorgarh fort acts as a boundary to the city. Perched on a high hill, this fort was unbreakable and undefeatable. Queen Padmavati resided in this fort and performed Jauhar and became the ever worshipped queen in Chittor. Rest, the movie Padmavat has already sung the bravery of Raja Ratan Singh. Words fall short to describe the beauty of this destination. Come let’s do this one time and touch the hidden places of Rajasthan.
Batch 2 : 13th Dec to 15th Dec 2019
1 Night 2 Days 13 Dec and 13 Dec Mumbai Central, Maharashtra
Day 1: Friday
Meet Travel Trikon Team at Mumbai Central Station/Borivali at 08:30 pm
Leave for Bundi. Overnight train journey.
Day 2: Saturday
Reach Bundi by 10 am and check in. Freshen up and get ready to explore Bundi.
Surrounded with palaces and forts, Bundi has many beautiful tales to narrate. The old world charm lies in its pristine location –surrounded by the Aravalli range and rivers. Right from step wells to cenotaphs, Bundi is the perfect definition of offbeat Rajasthan.
Places to cover
Nagar sagar kund
Taragarh palace ( huge fort with many attractions within)
84 pillared cenotaph
Have lunch at a local place and continue sightseeing till 6:30 pm. Come back to hotel. Relax and unwind. Let’s stroll around the local market and enjoy having local Rajasthani and Marwari delicacies. Come back to hotel and sleep early for the early morning wake up.
Day 3: Sunday
Wake up at 6 am and freshen up. Have breakfast at 7 am and start journey for Kota. Reach Kishore Sagar Lake for early morning picture session. Leave for Garadia Mahadev temple. Reach there around 9 am and spend some time chilling in the views. The overlooking Chamba river captivates your senses and gives you the feeling of being on the top of the world. There is a Shiva temple at this place where you can pay a visit. The panoramic view is nothing but stunning.
Post this destination we shall proceed to the much awaited Chittorgarh. On reaching Chittorgarh we have lunch and then take a chill break before proceeding for the fort sightseeing.
About Chittorgarh! – India’s longest fort
Chittorgarh is the same place where Rani Padmavati performed Jauhar the process of diving into fire. Fort has beautiful remnants and water bodies where you feel lost. The top view of the city is also quite amazing. At some point of time Chittorgarh fort used to be a village for settlement of the villagers. The king and queen palace is also situated inside this haveli. It takes around 3 HRs for guided tour; we will not just see places but also gather information from the guide. Post the fort tour we wait to see the sound and light show. You can also stroll around the city and shop souvenirs till the dinner time. 9:30 pm we start having dinner and finish it by 11:00 to catch our train back to Mumbai.
Day 4: Monday
Reach Mumbai by 1-1:30 pm.
Things to Carry
A light-weighted Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (Optional)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Mumbai Central Railway Station
Anandrao Nair Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra