Jaipur Teej Tour:
A regal Rajasthani monsoon festival
Fri 9 and Sat 10 August, 2013
Starting & Ending Point
PVR Saket, New Delhi: Friday 9 August, 6 am sharp.
Tour ends at PVR Saket on Saturday 10 August, 11 pm.
- Contribution for tour: Rs. 10,000/- per person on twin sharing.
- Rs. 11,000/- per person on single occupancy.
- Includes: Accommodation, travel, local transportation and all meals.
- Does not include shopping, room service, and personal expenses.
- Accommodation at Arya Niwas – A/c rooms. http://www.aryaniwas.com/
- Register early to ensure availability. Payable in advance. Itinerary on request.
- Contact Himanshu@redearthindia.com / 011-41671100
The monsoon festival of Teej celebrates fertility, nature and community life and brotherhood. In Jaipur, Teej acquires a special regal touch with public processions involving the whole city in a riot of colour and zest. The idol of Teej mata, goddess Parvati travels through the city and lord Shiva’s majestic presence completes this festival of union.
Our teej special tour to Jaipur is designed to soak in this special celebration of colour, life, and togetherness, as well as a to give you a flavour of this grand city with its teeming markets, grand forts, rich food, diverse craft traditions and the extraordinary Vaishnava culture of the city.
The two day teej tour will include:
- Walks through the walled city of Jaipur (18th century)
- Shopping in the bazaars for Jaipur specials
- Exploring teej food, shringaar (mehendi, and other adornments)
- Partaking of the glorious Teej processions
- Darshans at prominent Vaishnava temples
- A visit to the fort of Amer, just outside Jaipur (16th century)
- A visit to the Anokhi museum of hand block printing
Images (click to enlarge)
City Palace, Jaipur / Photo: Richard Moross
Bullock cart sanwari gets ready for the procession
And the band-wallahs too !
The royal ladies of the City Palace start the Procession
The regal Teej Maata, goddess of the procession
Paying obeisance to mother Teej
The city of Jaipur emerges on the rooftops
Daddy long legs from Jaipur
Colour erupts on the street
The staffs of Shiva greet the procession
The king of Jaipur, Govind Dev on his Teej jhoola
The fort of Amer / Photo: Varun1221
See our Teej 2012 videos: