At the edge of the Sariska forest in Rajasthan lie’s the town of Bhangarh whose haunted status is attracting scores of excursions. Known for its ruins, Bhangarh is also a pre-historic site. Legend states that the city of Bhangarh was cursed.
Pick up from hotel at 08:30 am driven to Ramgarh, about 28 kms from Jaipur. The first stop at this excursion is a visit to Jamwa Mata temple at Ramgarh. This temple is located at down streams of Ramgarh Lake, a devotional shrine for whole of the kachwaha clan of Jaipur.
The next stop will be at Bhangarh where we will tour the place on foot, a unique way to explore the ruins which will take about an hour and a half.After the visit to Bhangarh we will take you to a nearby village for a visit where you can explore it with its narrow walk ways and shops. Spend some reflective time with the local people; watch the women make the Indian bread on earthen kilns while the men graze their cattle, watch potters and cobblers in action, you could also visit a local school.
Next you will be driven to the Kableshwar fort, where over lunch, with the nobles of the erstwhile state of Jaipur you will get an opportunity to listen to the tales, by your host, of the people and lifestyle of the bygone era, a perfect end to the tour which will leave lasting impressions.
Lunch at 1:00 PM. For lunch you can choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested at your own cost.
After lunch at 1:45 pm drive to Abhaneri village (with a guided tour) is situated on the Agra -Jaipur highway (NH 11) (arrive at approx. 4 pm) near Sikandra in Dausa district. It is an ancient village in Rajasthan famous for its post Gupta or early medieval monuments. The village has contributed numerous pieces of sculpture to various museums worldwide. The name of the village Abhaneri got the name because the local Goddess Harshat Mata is shown portrayed in a joyous mood and spreads brightness or abha all around. The village is said to have been founded by the legendry king Raja Chand and thus the village could be over 3,000 years old.
And then to Chand Bauori (Stepwell). Chand Bauori is about 100 feet deep open well with flights of steps on three sides is another 10th century monument. Nobody has been able to count the steps. You will see the two royal toilets with carved windows and Jharokhas, which were used by the Kings & Queens. The water for the royal toilets was used to be pulled from the Bauori with the helps of bulls. There are three tunnels which have opening about 20 km away from Chand Bauori, which were being used by the rulers as escape route in case of attack by the enemies. An encyclopedia of stone architecture showing a fine degree of craftsmanship lies strewn all around the village. Chand Bauori is a unique example of its own kind of stone architecture where one can see the ladies figures with various kinds of musical instruments and the dancing posses.
This tour is concluded in Jaipur. At 5.30 pm, sit back and relax on the drive to your hotel in Jaipur (approx. 1.5 hrs drive).
Timing : 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Duration : 8 Hrs
Pick up & Drop Place : Hotel in Jaipur City