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Magic by Man and Nature in Central India

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4th Jan 2014

Mandu

Photo of Magic by Man and Nature in Central India by Navina Jafa

Indore

Photo of Magic by Man and Nature in Central India by Navina Jafa

Maheshwar

Photo of Magic by Man and Nature in Central India by Navina Jafa

Ujjain

Photo of Magic by Man and Nature in Central India by Navina Jafa

Indore

Photo of Magic by Man and Nature in Central India by Navina Jafa

Man and Cosmic time: The tour deciphers ancient ideas on Cosmic time, value of riverfront heritage, bold Afghan architecture in Mandu – City of Joy, Colonial encounters with Indian Maharajas and about textiles. It is about this region about which Lord Cunningham remarked – “if there are better monuments than Agra or Delhi it is in Mandu!”

We will also visit Maheshwar, a small town on the banks of the Narmada river. Named Mahishmati when it served as the capital under King Kartivarjun, the town finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Maheshwar is also famous for its 'Maheshwari Sarees' across India.

Another city we visit during this trip is Ujjain, 52 km from Indore. Ujjain, known in ancient India as Avantika, is considered the Prime Meridian by Hindu Astrologers and was placed as the center of the world in numerous ancient world maps. 

The Study leader presenting the tour is Dr. Navina Jafa.

Suggested Flight

14th Feb: Jet Connect: 9W - 3459 From New Delhi   09:50 Arrival Indore: 11:50

16th Feb: Jet Connect: 9W - 2254 From Indore: 12:20 Arrival New Delhi: 14:20

Cost

Charges for Academic Tour for 2 nights in Hotel, all meals, internal transport, monument fee, charges for academic study Leader Dr. Navina Jafa:

1. For single: USD 575 

2. For Double/Twin sharing: USD 1050

Arrival in Indore on the morning of 14th Feb 2013.Check in @ Raddison Hotel, Indore.
Photo of Radisson Hotel, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India by Navina Jafa
After breakfast we leave to see Ujjain. Ujjain, known in ancient India as Avantika, is considered the Prime Meridian by Hindu Astrologers and was placed as the center of the world in numerous ancient world maps. Called the small Varanasi, this untapped city encompasses fascinating tangible heritage sites that communicate the history of education and metaphors of the Indian civilization. Return to Indore.
Photo of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India by Navina Jafa
After breakfast we depart for Mandu. A world heritage site, Mandu is a forgotten and abandoned Afghan architecture city impressed with majestic buildings from medieval times that are surrounded by Baobab trees from Ethiopia.
Photo of Mandu, Mandav, Madhya Pradesh, India by Navina Jafa
The visit to Mandu will be followed by a visit to the textile and the holy town of Maheshwar on the sacred Narmada river. While Mandu is all about spectacular Afghan Architecture, Maheswar, along the river Narmada, is about the Holkar Clan of Marathas, traditional weaves and architecture.
Photo of Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India by Navina Jafa
Participants will get to see the city of Indore and the heritage of the fascinating Holkar Maratha rulers of the city juxtaposed with contemporary landscape of an emerging modern industrial town which will include the Heritage of trading cultures a visit to the Jain Glass temple.
Photo of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India by Navina Jafa
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