Escursioni a Jaipur - Ajmer And Pushkar
Escursioni a Jaipur: Make a pilgrimage to one of India’s most popular holy cities and then relax at one of its best-kept secrets with this two-centre full day tour to Ajmer and Pushkar. This cultural and spiritual journey brings you face to face with the essence of India, giving you an insight into its culture, history, architecture and colours.
Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for both Muslims and Hindus, with the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti being equally revered by adherents of the two faiths. Ajmer is also the location of the prestigious Mayo College, an exclusive fee-paying boarding school that dates from the British Raj.
Just 14km from Ajmer is the picturesque lakeside town of Pushkar, which has one of the few remaining temples dedicated to the god, Brahma. The lake itself is a sacred spot for Hindus and is situated on the edge of the desert. The town’s narrow alleys are flanked by whitewashed houses with rooftop restaurants and shops selling accessories.
Pushkar is renowned for its cattle fair held in the Hindu month Kartika, which is normally in October-November. The town becomes jam-packed with tourists from almost everywhere who bring with them several camels and cattle to the pilgrimage. Pushkar is a very important scared centre for devout Hindus and many take a dip in the holy waters.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotels.
Start/opening time: 8.30am.
End/closing time: 4pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Art and antiquities tour
Escursioni a Jaipur: This tour beginning from Chaura Raasta (Road) in front of Golcha Cinema Hall (Movie theatre) and takes you to local artisans who you can observe in their small workshops, visit a private collection of renowned painters and enjoy a cup of tea in a historic Haveli belonging to a local antique collector; beautifully decorated with rich tapestries, carpets and rare artefacts this palace is truly one of its kind.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotels in the city centre.
Duration: Two to three hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am and 5pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Tour times are subject to change.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Bazaars, crafts and cuisine of Jaipur - private
Escursioni a Jaipur: Join the tour beginning from the Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) for an absorbing evening walking Tour through the maze of Jaipur's vibrant local Markets . Sample the regions culinary delights from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors and witness the rich local art and crafts traditions.
The Royal family of Jaipur has been patronizing various craftsmen and artisans and the people of Jaipur have still continued to practice those traditions making it a favorable destination to witness India’s art & craft produced by using the traditional methods. This happens to be one of the fascinating walk in Jaipur.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotels in the city centre.
Duration: Two to three hours.
Start/opening time: At 4.30pm. Pick up at 4pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Tour times are subject to change.

Disponibile fino al 31 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Jaipur - Cooking class
Escursioni a Jaipur: No doubt you’ve heard: Rajasthan is famous for two things — its food and its royalty. On this Jaipur tour, we’re putting the focus on the food (the name of the starting point is about as royal as we get). Meeting up at the entrance gate of the Crown Plaza Mall, we’ll work up an appetite by diving head-first into a local tradition – Carrom. Also known as Karrom, this strike-and-pocket table game, believed to have been a favourite of the Maharajas and Ranis of Rajasthan, is an Indian family tradition, and thus the perfect intro into local family life. With a rani in the centre, pawns all around, and peculiar rules and techniques to guide your play, Carrom is a thoroughly fun game to learn and play.
Post-Carrom, with excitement levels at a high, we’ll head off to the local Jaipur market to hunt for fresh meat and vegetables, based on what we’ll be cooking that evening. Your local guide will give you the lowdown on how to navigate the vegetable bazaar and help you engage in conversations with the vendors and colourful Rajasthani people. We’ll walk through Jaipur, back to your host’s family home, where years of home cooking and masala secrets are waiting for you. This region’s age-old culinary prowess involves a unique blend of rich, colourful spices, ancient herbs, mouthwatering curries, and a variety of other delectable (read: legendary) dishes. You’ll learn spicy secrets and tasty tips for mastering truly traditional (and rather scrumptious, as the locals would say!) dishes. Be sure to take notes of recipes and techniques and take them safely back home – these notes are one of the best souvenirs in Jaipur, so guard them like gold!
Spend the rest of the evening enjoying your Rajasthani home-cooked meal with the family members of your host, learning local stories and experiencing first-hand the closeness of the Indian family culture. Ask questions, listen up, and immerse yourself in the ultimate Indian cultural experience. Savour the spices and the sweets — we’re sure the taste of Rajasthan will spoil your tastebuds forever (so we expect to see you back here in another few months, right?!). With a special homemade to-go packet of masala, as well as full tummies and hearts (and safely guarded cooking notes and recipes!) we’ll depart our host’s home. Your local guide will drop you off back at your local Jaipur hotel, or assist you in finding transportation onwards to your next evening activity.
Duration: Four and a half hours.
Start/opening time: At 4pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Elephant encounter
Escursioni a Jaipur: You begin with Introduction by allowing them (elephant) to catch your smell. Make them feel comfortable by stroking and talking to them while looking into their eyes followed by feeding and learning about the completely natural paint that is used to paint the thick elephant skin. Also learn washing/riding elephant back.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Three to four hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.45am and 2.45pm. Pick up at 8am and 2pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Excursion to Samode and camel ride
Escursioni a Jaipur: Samode is a very small village that is known for its forts and havelis. This place is located close to the green Aravali hills. If you want to explore the best of this place then you can do it through camel ride. Depart for Camel Safari on individual gaily-decorated camels or camel carts or 4x4s through the scenic countryside, open fields and village hamlets.
Experience the earthy nature of life in the desert - observe men in their imposing turbans, women in their colourful skirts and stoles, playful children scampering along. Past rocky hillocks with imposing forts, tall dry elephant grass and sudden startled calls of a peacock or a partridge.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from the hotel.
Duration: Four to five hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am and 2pm Pick up at 8am and 1pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Excursion to Sanganer - private
Escursioni a Jaipur: Sanganer is well known for the handmade paper industry and the Jain temples. The prints manufactured at Sanganer are also extremely popular and are unique in design. Floral, bold and block prints with bright patterns on a white background are the typical USPs of this settlement.
At present, there are about 10 paper industries in Sanganer and countless Jain temples. One of the most prominent Jain temples here is the 'Shri Digambar Jain Temple' that resembles the Dilwara Temple structure at Mount Abu. The sky-high structure, complete with an ornate inner chamber, 'shikhars' (spires), intricate designs and a Parshwanath shrine protected by 7 serpent hoods, are the highlights of this temple.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Three to four hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am. Pick up at 8am.
Languages: English.
Others: Photography is strictly forbidden at Jain Temple.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Full Day City Tour With Amber Fort
Escursioni a Jaipur: Travel back in time to a spiritual universe with this intriguing tour of the amazing Amber Fort and the ‘ideal Hindu’ city of Jaipur. Visit the stunning City Palace Museum, see the emblematic Hawa Mahal and visit the astonishing astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. This full day tour is the ideal introduction into the heritage and culture of Rajasthan.
Just 11km away from Jaipur is Amer, the former citadel of the rajas of Jaipur. This museum-like village is dominated by the Amber Fort, one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, which was built by Raja Man Singh more than four centuries ago. It was constructed with marble and red sandstone thus giving it its distinctive dark pink hue. Wander the palace and admire its great structures such as the Hall of Public Audience, the Hall of Private Audience and the private chambers of the queens, where the windows have latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings at the royal court in privacy. There is also the Temple of Victory with its famed the Hall of Mirrors.
Continue to Jaipur and visit the City Palace Museum, the former royal residence. See the Armoury, which houses an impressive array of pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Drive past Hawa Mahal, Jaipur’s most famous landmark. This façade of sandstone screens was constructed so that the ladies of the palace could watch the royal processions without being seen by outsiders. Visit the Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory in the world.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
End/closing time: 4pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Half Day Amber Fort
Escursioni a Jaipur: Discover the amazing Amber Fort and immerse yourself into the lost world of the Rajput maharajas who built this vast and imposing palace. Wander through the courtyards, admiring great halls and temples as well as awe-inspiring architectural features as well as intricate carvings and delicate frescoes. This is an evocative journey to the past that will live long in the memory.
The village of Amer is just 11km away from Jaipur but might as well be in another world. It is a treasure trove of historic palaces, none more so than the awesome Amber Fort, the former citadel of the rajas of Jaipur. This vast hillside complex overlooking Lake Maotha is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture and was built by Raja Man Singh, the Kacchwaha King of Amer, in the late 16th century.
The palace, which is divided into four sections, each focused on a central courtyard, was constructed with marble and red sandstone thus giving it a distinctive dark pink hue. Pass through the glorious Ganesh Pol gate into the first courtyard and enter the realm of the rajas. Admire stunning structures such as the Hall of Public Audience, the Hall of Private Audience and the private chambers of the queens, where the windows have latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings at the royal court in privacy. There is also the Temple of Victory, with its famed the Hall of Mirrors, and the Hall of Pleasure.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotel.
Start/opening time: 8.30am-9am.
End/closing time: 1pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Half Day City Tour
Escursioni a Jaipur: Explore the sacred space that is the Jaipur and enter a spiritual universe based on Hindu concepts of perfection. Visit the fascinating City Palace Museum, see the landmark Hawa Mahal and visit the astonishing astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. This half-day tour is the ideal introduction to the heritage and culture of Rajasthan.
Jaipur was built not even 300 years ago by the Maharaja Jai Singh II, who wanted it to be based on the principles of the mandala, a Hindu circle that represents spirituality, sacredness and perfection. Mandalas are squares with four gates containing a circle with a central point. As a result, Jaipur’s old town is surprisingly ordered and uncluttered.
Jai Singh and his successors lived in the awe-inspiring City Palace, a vast complex of palaces, pavilions, gardens and temples, which is now a museum though a small section is still used by the Jaipur royal family. Admire the intricate carvings of the Pitam Niwaa gate and Peacock Gate, behold the brilliance of the imposing Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Pay homage to the Lord Krishna at Shri Govind Dev Temple and visit the Armoury, which houses an impressive array of historic weapons.
Drive past Hawa Mahal, Jaipur’s most famous landmark. This façade of sandstone screens was constructed so that the ladies of the palace could watch the royal processions without being seen by outsiders. Visit Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory in the world, which was built by Jai Singh, who was a great admirer of developments in science and technology.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotel.
Start/opening time: 8.30-9am.
End/closing time: 1pm.
Languages: English.

Disponibile Dicembre 2017 - Giugno 2018
Escursioni a Jaipur - Hot air balloon ride
Escursioni a Jaipur: Authorised by the Government of India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation, with the full support from the Rajasthan Department of Tourism, it is bringing a new and exciting dimension to Tourism in both Rajasthan and India. The Hot-Air Ballooning experience and service is world class.
The team consists of highly experienced commercial pilots from the UK, Europe and USA, along with extensively trained operational staff and technical crew. Our balloons have been sourced from the UK and Europe and globally recognized standards of safety and international operating systems and procedures have been implemented from the outset. The pilot gives First Flight certificates to all passengers as a memento of their amazing Balloon Safari experience.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Three to four hours.
Start/opening time: At 6.45am and 3.45pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Not operational from April until August every year. Please check on the operational status of the hot air ballooning as it depends upon the air-flow and other technical aspects. Baggage on board: Please carry minimum possible articles as this shall cause reduced passenger space and discomfort to fellow passengers. Medical conditions: Please do let us know if you have any history. It is strongly recommended that pregnant women should not be taking any chances and should report their status to the pilot. Please wear comfortable clothing, including flat, closed shoes. For ladies not comfortable in western clothing it is suggested that pls avoid Sarees and wear Salwar suits instead.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Indian cooking demonstration and dinner with a family - private
Escursioni a Jaipur: Sankotra family was associated with the royal family of Jaipur. Their Haveli was built in 17th Century when the Jaipur Town was founded and was given to Sankotra Family in 1724 vikram samvat. It has its own specialties live being very close to Sanganeri Gate the main entrance to Johari Bazar, City Place etc. It is a popularly known as “Kanch Ka Darwaja” become of beautifully glass work inside and it is one of the oldest Haveli of Jaipur City.
Haveli is still official residence of the Sankotra Family since 8 generations. The guests here are informed about the past and present about the Sankotra family and all welcome to participate in cooking or discussion with the family.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from the hotel.
Duration: Three to four hours.
Start/opening time: At 6.30pm. Pick up at 6pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Tour is not operational from end April until the end August. In case of host being un-available the tour shall be provided on the following day or next availability day of the host.

Disponibile fino al 31 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Jaipur - Jaipur rickshaw tour
Escursioni a Jaipur: Your cycle-rickshaw adventure starts at Albert Hall, the oldest museum in the city and an awe-inspiring model of Indo-Saracenic architecture. We’ll then lead you out into the crowded alleys of Jaipur to see more of the city’s most famous sites.
Along the way, you’ll get a history lesson and hear goose-bumpy stories, old legends, and lost myths that shape life in Jaipur. Your Jaipur tour will lead you to Bapu Bazaar, the centre of Meenakari jewellery, which is a local specialty of Rajasthan. Dive in to the array of colourful trinkets, curios, bandhani, and block-printed textiles, then rest up over a cup of Indian masala tea that will revive your senses.
From there, you’ll proceed to Hawa Mahal, a five-storied marvel made of pink sandstone and uniquely carved with 953 windows. The windows, known as jharokhas, were built to provide the royal queens and princesses with a view of everyday life happening beyond the palace walls. Keep your camera handy for pictures of this Jaipur landmark. We’ll then finish off our Jaipur adventure, but before we do, we’ll give you a shot at cycling the Rickshaw yourself! How do you think you would do cycling through the city streets? I
n addition to the above itinerary, a visit to Amber Fort can be arranged, either in the morning or evening as per your convenience. If you wish to add this to your tour, please contact the Jaipur local office.
Meeting/pick-up point: Albert Hall Museum ticket-counter.
Duration: Three hours.
Start/opening time: At 2pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - NGO visit
Escursioni a Jaipur: The Le Passage Travel Foundation, also called Shaping Lives, was launched on 08 Dec 2010 in Delhi. It is the CSR face of Le Passage To India created with the intent to form the bridge between our foreign travel partners, tourist clients and others with a will and inclination to give something back to Society and our carefully scrutinized and selected NGOs on our various travel routes.
The currently empanelled NGOs deal with marginalized, normal and special, children, as well as animal care, and are in constant need of financial and volunteer support.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from the hotel.
Duration: Three to four hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am and 3.30pm Pick up at 9am and 3pm.
Languages: English.

Disponibile fino al 31 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Jaipur - Pink City tour
Escursioni a Jaipur: Take in the grandeur of the City Palace and see why Jantar Mantar became a World Heritage Site Beat the traffic through the narrow streets of Jaipur on a thrilling tuk-tuk ride Taste a local delicacy made from a caramelised leaf and a classic, ambrosial lassi Get your Bollywood on with a film viewing in a beautiful local movie theatre Discover your karma and kal in the stars with an astrological reading over a traditional Mughlai-Rajputana dinner.
Start your evening in the Pink City with a taste of luxury. With a collection of royal Rajasthani costumes, majestic courtyards, lush gardens, and a remarkable museum, the City Palace is a unique monument we just couldn’t let you miss! From there, we’ll head to Jantar Mantar to discover the math and astronomy behind this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site. From luxury to local, there’s no better way to experience the crazy traffic of India than on a tuk-tuk. This Jaipur tour will have you riding the city’s famous routes while your local guide recalls the stories and legends of the Pink City.
We’ll have our ever-enthusiastic tuk-tuk driver drop us off at the Raj Mandir, a beautifully designed and intricately decorated theatre often referred to as the Pride of Asia. Before taking in a Bollywood film, we’ll treat you to a chilled lassi and a local delicacy called meetha paan, caramelised betel leaf with betelnut and aniseed. Tummy satisfied and thirst quenched, we’ll escape into the world of Bollywood song and dance, a truly local experience you’ll never forget. Still entranced and humming our favourite Bollywood numbers, we’ll head to one of Jaipur’s best restaurants to meet a local astrologer who’ll foretell the cosmic dance of your stars over a traditional Mughlai-Rajputana feast.
You’ll have the chance to ask your questions of karma and kal (past and future) and learn the vitality of this ancient science before heading off into the night with stars in your eyes! In addition to the above itinerary, a visit to Amber Fort can be arranged. If you wish to add this to your tour, please contact the Jaipur local office.
Duration: Five and a half hours.
Start/opening time: At 4pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Temples and Havelies of Old Jaipur tour
Escursioni a Jaipur: Join the tour at Choti Chaupar to proceed on this spiritual journey to experience the religious life of locals, interact with residents over a cup of tea to hear interesting stories and discover some of the lesser known architectural wonders of the pink city of Jaipur. This happens to be an exciting walking tour of Jaipur providing an opportunity to explore the living traditions of the walled city.
One could experience the religious life of local communities by visiting lively temples and witness Hindu prayer ceremony. This walk has been carefully designed to offer a rewarding and enriching experience for our guests.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotels in the city centre.
Duration: Two to three hours.
Start/opening time: At 7.30am and 5pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Tour times are subject to change.

Disponibile fino al 31 Dicembre 2017
Escursioni a Jaipur - The rural heart of Rajasthan
Escursioni a Jaipur: We’re taking you out of the city and into the depths of the real Rajasthan! You’ll head to a nearby enchanting Shahpura village to experience the blend of serenity and chaos that defines true local Indian life. Learn about local agriculture and traditional customs, get a henna tattoo, sips some masala, and taste the delectable flavours of real Rajasthani cuisine. Highlights: Experience India like a local, away from the tourist sites and in a rural community Visit a traditional Shahpura village and get the chance to meet and talk with locals Learn about local farming practices and unique traditional customs Taste homemade Masala tea and oh-so-tasty Rajasthani cuisine Get a henna tattoo and colourful lakh bangles custom-made for you.
The scarlet Tikka, the rainbow-coloured turban, the vibrant shades of Jaipur… prepare to be swept off your feet and out of the city! You simply cannot say you’ve been to India without spending a day in an authentic Indian community — and that’s what we’re giving you! This Jaipur tour takes you beyond the city limits, to explore the vibrant villages of Rajasthan, with their clay-plastered walls, thatched roofs, old leafy peepal trees, and native customs and ceremonies. We’ll arrive at Shahpura haveli and proceed to the gigantic farms where you’ll learn all about the crops that are being cultivated, the age-old irrigation methods being practiced, and much more. The haveli is built in the vicinity of Shahpura village, a colourful Rajasthani village with hand-painted walls and aangans (courtyards), and a handicraft market. Your guide will teach you the tricks of bargaining in the local market and familiarise you with the region’s culture and legends. Next up, settle in under a tree for a cup of Indian Masala tea as you watch women performing mehendi rachai (henna tattooing). You’ll learn about the intricate designs and the rural significance of henna — and, if you like, maybe even get one yourself. You’ll finish your tour off with a traditional Rajasthani lunch — but be warned, the aromatic spices and herbs might just spoil your taste buds forever.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from centrally located hotel .
Duration: Seven hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am.
End/closing time: At 3.30pm.
Languages: English.

Escursioni a Jaipur - Visit Jaigarh and Amber Fort - private
Escursioni a Jaipur: Half day Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort with Jeep ride. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city, Amber is a classic romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of this Fort look awesome from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise.
Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. The imposing Jaigarh Fort built by Jai Singh in 1726 commands a fine view of the plains. The fort has a small museum, the largest wheeled canon in the world and three huge water tanks.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Three to four hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am. Pick up at 8am.
Languages: English.
Others: Elephant ride charges extra applicable to ascend the Amber Fort.

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