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    "The Golden Triangle of India actually covers three of the most beautiful and captivating cities of the country: Delhi (the capital of India), Agra (the city of Taj) and Jaipur (the desert land of Rajput kings). India’s Taj Mahal is an admired masterpiece that combines elements of Indian, Islamic, Persian and Turkish design and style into one of the world’s seven wonders. It was built as a result of “love at first sight” along the banks of the River Yamunaby by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India. The purity of the white marble, exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make the Taj Mahal a beautiful structure with the love story behind this outstanding monument giving it life. Agra Fort, built in 1565, has a lovely view of “the Taj” and is made up entirely of red sandstone. The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, situated near Agra, was constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1584 and is considered to be amongst the most majestic cities of the Mughal Empire. All three treasures are considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jaipur is the vibrant capital of Rajasthan and is known as the “Pink City”. In the afternoons kites fly from most rooftops and in the morning, young kite enthusiasts visit the marketplace to resupply their hobby. 15th century Mehrangarh Fort stands sentinel to the city of Jodhpur below and houses a palace intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows exquisitely wrought from red sandstone. Nearby Jaswant Thada is the cremation ground of former rulers with distinctive memorials in white marble which commemorate Jaswant Singh II and successive rulers of Marwar. In Jodhpur, the Clock Tower Bazaar has a network of narrow lanes where vendors sell everything from exotic spices, fruit and vegetables to exquisite Rajashani textiles and handicrafts. The Indian railway is the world’s largest employer with over 1,600,000 regular employees covering over 24,000 miles of railroad track serving in excess of 17,000,000 passengers a year. In the capital city of Delhi, encounter the ancient city walls, Ghandi’s crematorium and the largest mosque in the city, Jama Majid, built in 1650 by Shah Jahan who also created the Taj Mahal. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India is said to be the most holy city in Hinduism. It is considered by many to be the most sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus irrespective of denomination. Along the banks of the Ganges River, pilgrims from distant lands have come to Varanasi in search of divine blessings. Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon at nearby Sarnath in 450 BC.
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    Rajasthan is a land of traditions, history and inheritance. Even with an almost impossible density in the cities, today 70 percent of India’s population still live in rural areas comprising 40 percent of Indian households without electricity and 75% without running water.

    In the Aravali mountains about 55 kilometers from Udaipur, the Ranakpur Valley opens up from steep mountainous terrain to reveal the largest Jain temple in India, a 15th century marble masterpiece with 1400 intricately carved pillars exemplifying a stellar tribute to ancient architecture and artisans.

    Kumbhalgarh Fort affords outstanding views of the dusty plains of Marwar. Often referred to as the Great Wall Of India because of its 20 feet thick encircling outer wall which winds over the hills for 36 kilometers punctuated by seven gateways. It's the second longest wall in the world after China's Great Wall.

    On the opposite side of the mountain fortress of Kumbhalgarh...the village of Ghanerao, a small community which grew up around 15th century Ghanerao Royal Castle which is strategically located at the entrance of one of the few passes in the Aravalis that connects the two major cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur. Here and in the surrounding fields, an intimate look at rural life, tribal nomads, primitive farming & schools.

    A visit to Rajasthani village of Narlai, bustling with activity, that time has seemed to bypass.

    A personal tour of Dhamli is off the beaten track in the Marwar region. Thakur Inder Singh, a descendant of the landed aristocracy that owned this and many other villages and land during feudal times, has opened his family’s ancestral fort to guests so that others can appreciate the real lifestyle of villagers around Jodhpur.

    Ranthambore National Park, the hunting ground of the Jaipur Maharajas up until the 1970's is now a national park and tiger preserve. It’s famous for viewing Diurnal tigers and is one of the best places in the world to see these majestic predators in the wild in addition to Indian gazelle,Sambar deer, Nilgai, owls, Spotted deer, Indian Wild Boar, Snub Nosed Marshcrocodiles & many other wild animals.

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    Perhaps the most colorful region in India, Rajasthan is a land graced with impenetrable forts, spectacular palaces and waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. This region represents a mystique unequaled in the world for its amazing diversity in heritage, culture and desert expanse. People, customs, costumes, cuisine, dialects & music all create a huge open-air museum.

    The Pink City of Jaipur is best known for it’s City Palace Complex which includes Jantar Mantar, a collection of astronomical instruments chiseled out of stone and marble between 1727-1733 and to this day still gives extremely accurate information.

    The nearby Amber Fort displays flawless beauty built in 1592 in white marble and red sandstone and is best accessed by royal elephant ride up to a commanding view of the surrounding area.

    The artistry created by Indian hands is visible in ancient handicrafts. Hand block printing is a traditional form of placing motifs and colour on fabric using carved wooden blocks soaked in vegetable dyes.

    Exotic Indian carpets and rugs carry the legacy that started long before the days of the Empire. Unmatched quality and interesting designs make these hand woven creations a delight to behold.

    Rajasthan is an unrivaled center for cut and polished gem jewelry and Jaipur is the world's largest gem cutting center.

    Also known as The City of Lakes, Udaipur may quite possibly be considered Rajasthan’s most romantic city and is also known for its famed miniature paintings and Jagdish Temple.

    Manvar Tent Camp, located just 2 hours drive from Jodhpur in the great Indian Thar Desert is a rare sanctuary of pristine beauty, tranquility and peace, best experienced on camelback.
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Previews from this new series in the Bennett-Watt collection.

Begins with the first 3 hours released including a fascinating view of life in India. An introduction to an intriguing culture that must be experienced to truly appreciate how complex and…


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Previews from this new series in the Bennett-Watt collection.

Begins with the first 3 hours released including a fascinating view of life in India. An introduction to an intriguing culture that must be experienced to truly appreciate how complex and unique is this huge and diverse culture. At every turn there is something new, intermingled with centuries-old traditions, culture and architecture. India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country, one of the most ancient civilizations and one of the fastest growing economies at about 8% per year. Discoveries…India begins it’s journey of exploration in the country capital of Delhi, then expands to the desert state of Rajasthan, Agra and the Taj Mahal, Varanasi and the sacred waters of the Ganges. Explore small villages and meet the rural population which comprise more than 70% of India. This is a cultural experience that most tourists never have a chance to see plus in the process visit some of the greatest tourist attractions in the world. Filmed in high definition.

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