May 19, 2012
Registration, rickshaw training (part 1), welcome party
May 20, 2012
Rickshaw training (part 2), Meet the press, Mini Challenge
May 21, 2012
Jaipur to Tonk, 97 km
Sunheri Kothi (Golden Mansion): This is an architectural marvel which looks simple from the outside but, its spectacular from inside with prolific interiors. The highlight of this structure is its golden polished walls which are bound to attract its visitors. A big hall present inside the mansion is known as “Shishmahal” which has been decorated with glass work, diamonds, flower paintings.
May 22, 2012
Tonk to Kota, 142 km
City Fort Palace: Located on the eastern banks of the Chambal River, the 17th century City Fort and Palace is the prime tourist attraction of Kota. One of the largest fort complexes in Rajasthan, it houses the rugged bastion, ramparts, with delicate domes and balustrades. The Hathi Pol (Elephant Gate) built in the 17th century AD is the beautiful entrance to the fort.
Jagmandir Palace: Built by one of the queens of Kota in 1740, the Jagmandir Palace was once the pleasure palace of kings in the middle of the beautiful Kishor Sagar Lake. Its reflection in crystal waters of the lake offers a breathtaking view to visitors.
Chambal Gardens: It’s an enchanting picnic spot with a crocodile’s pond.
May 23, 2012
Kota to Bhojpur, 167 km
Bhojeshwar Temple is a beautifully carved and exceptionally well designed temple. The temple, still incomplete is not incomplete in beauty and magnificence. It is an ideal example of craftsmanship in the 12th century.
The Jain Temple, close to the Bhojeshwar Temple is an incomplete masterpiece yet a marvelous artwork.
May 24, 2012
Bhojpur to Bhopal, 171 km
Upper and Lower Lakes
These lakes highly contribute towards beautifying the landscape of Bhopal. The Upper Lake is 6 sq. km. in area and is divided from the Lower Lake by an over bridge. The Yacht Club provides facilities and warrants exciting trips by sail, paddle and motor boats at the Upper Lake. ‘Van Vihar’ (safari park) and the fish-shaped aquarium near the place also contribute towards its popularity amongst the tourists.
May 25, 2012
Stay in Bhopal. Visit Sanchi, 0 km
The Ashoka Pillar was erected in the 3rd century B.C. The shaft of the pillar can be seen at the gateway and the crown has been kept in the museum. The crown of the Ashoka Pillar consists of the four lions that stand back to back. The figure of these lions has been adopted as the National Emblem of India.
Sanchi Stupa: The Great Stupa in Sanchi, India was originally built by the ruler Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. The center of this stupa boasted of a plain hemispherical brick like structure. Ashoka built a total of eight stupas at Sanchi in the 3 B.C. though today only three of the Stupas remain. These Stupas have the relics of Buddha like his teeth, hair and the shoulder bones.
May 26, 2012
Bhopal to Itarsi, 92 km
Tawa Dam, Railway Station
May 27, 2012
Itarsi to Nagpur, 263 km
Ambazari Lake and garden: this beautiful place is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Nagpur. The Dragon Palace temple: this Buddhist shrine has a statue of Buddha in meditation. Sevagram: in his later years, Mahatma Gandhi made his home here.
May 28, 2012
Nagpur to Nirmal, 274 km
Nirmal Toys & Paintings
May 29, 2012
Nirmal to Hyderabad, 219 km
Charminar: the elegant structure of the Charminar in Hyderabad was built in 1591. It is Synonymous to Hyderabad and is the most famous landmark of the city.
Golconda Fort in Hyderabad is a majestic monument, which lies on the western outskirts of the city. It speaks of a great cultural heritage of 400 years and is considered as a place that is worth visiting. Golconda was famous for its diamond mines in olden days. The world-renowned ‘Kohinoor’ diamond is believed to have come from here. The hills around the fort lend a very mysterious charm and colossal grandeur to the gigantic fort.
The Salar Jung museum in Hyderabad is one of the oldest museums in the city. It is the only museum that has the largest compilation of personally collected artifacts from all around the world. This museum has the greatest collection of rare antiques and knick-knacks from all over the world.