Pushkar Fair Special Tour Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Pushkar fair dates 2015: 18th to 25th November’2015
Pushkar fair dates 2016: 08th to 15th November’2016
Places Covered In Pushkar Fair Special Tour Package: Delhi / Udaipur / Jodhpur / Pushkar / Jaipur / Agra / Delhi
A 13 day tour that gives you the privilege of witnessing the traditional Pushkar Fair while taking a rollercoaster ride to some of the beautiful destinations of Rajasthan and North India. On this tour enjoy the magical lands and delve into the possible reasons that lure you to come back to this spellbinding land again and again. The tour starts from the lively capital city of India, Delhi followed by the beautiful City of Lakes, Udaipur. The tour then turns onto Jodhpur, known as the blue city, followed by Pushkar known for the Brahma temples, and more importantly for the Pushkar Camel fair that takes place in Pushkar each year during November. The Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan is one of the worlds largest Camel and livestock Fairs, that takes place during the holy festival of Kartik Purnima. A popular tourist attraction, the Pushkar Camel fair attracts almost half a million tourists each year. During the seven days of the Pushkar fair, thousands of pilgrims, cattle traders and breeders, farmers as well as travelers descend upon this town, and there is a flurry of activity, including livestock trading and auctions, fun activities, such as tug of war and cricket matches and Camel parades. Activities for tourists visiting the Pushkar fair include shopping at local Bazars and craft stalls, witnessing camel races, and even hot air Balloon excursions. After enjoying the frenzy of the Pushkar fair, the tour takes an interesting turn towards the Pink city, Jaipur and finally reaches to the dwelling of the world’s famous tribute of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra. The tour ends in Delhi, where you will have a chance for last minute shopping at some of Delhi’s famous Bazaars and markets.
After breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. This tour includes the following places:
Red Fort: The term Red Fort is derived from the Hindi word Lal, which means red and Quila which means fort. The structure of this fort is very uneven and it is placed in a quintet shape along the Yamuna River. This fort is defined by a wall of about 2.4 kms in perimeter and is constructed of red sandstone. Shah Jahan started the construction of this fort in the year 1638 and it was successfully completed in the year 1648. The fort has a Diwan-e-Am (Hall for public audience), a Rang Mahal (a water-cooled apartment of royal ladies) and a pearl Mosque, which was constructed with white marble. Red fort has two hallways: a) The Delhi gate and b) The Lahori gate, and both this gates face the renowned Chandni Chowk.
Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is one of the country’s major mosques where hundreds and thousands of Muslims offer their prayers even today. In the year 1658, Shah Jahan constructed Jama Masjid as an architectural extravaganza. The long stretches of stairs and the hefty courtyard are the wonders of this beautiful construction.
Chandni Chowk (Silver Street): Chandni Chowk is well-known for its colorful streets with the famous shopping spots of Old Delhi. It also has the best widespread market for textiles, electronic goods and watches. Entire Chandni Chowk was planned by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s beloved daughter and was then inhabited by the well-to-do families of that time. The famous Paranthein Wale Gali, known for its mouthwatering paranthas is also positioned in Chandni Chowk. The famous gold market, Dariba Kalan is also situated here.
Raj Ghat : A rudimentary square platform of black marble on the bank of Yamuna River signifies the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated followed by his assassination in 1948. A dedicatory ritual takes place every Friday, in his memory.
Birla Mandir: Birla Mandir is a major prayer site and comprises of idols of numerous divinities. It is situated close to Connaught Place. Birla Mandir was constructed in the year 1938, by an industrial Raja Baldev Birla.
India Gate: India Gate is a free standing, 42 metre high arch. It was built in 1931 and was formerly called the All India War Memorial in the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the warriors are carved all along the walls of the arch. The eternal flame was lit here to honor the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier), in 1971.
Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House):The authorized residence of the President of the country, Rashtrapati Bhawan was designed by Lutyens. It was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India.
Humayun’s Tomb: Nine years after the death of Humayun, Haji Begum (widow of Humayun) constructed this tomb in 1565-66 in his memory.
Qutub Minar: This enthralling building in the Southern part of the capital was built by the Muslim King; Qutab–ud–din Aibak in 1199 A.D. The Minar (tower) is 72.5 meters tall and its base is a mosque.
Bahai’s Temple: Bahai Temple is a new architectural marvel of the Bahai cult. This temple is visible from quite a lot of spots in South Delhi. This temple is molded in the shape of a lotus and has precisely been given the name.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check-out formalities. Then you will be escorted to the airport to board the flight for Udaipur, your next destination on the Pushkar Fair Special Tour Package.
Udaipur: Udaipur, literally meaning the city of sunshine was established by a Rajput king Maharana Uday Singh in the year 1567 and this city is now known as the City of Lakes and the Venice of the East. Udaipur is a dreamy lake city with its marble whims, striking hibiscus-covered gardens and elegant fountain porches, which symbolize the glory of Rajput era. Like many other cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is the legacy of an honor-bound race that loved the good thing in life and often gave up their lives protecting them.
You will be received by our representative at the Udaipur airport and he will escort you to the hotel. He will then assist you with the check in formalities.
Overnight stay in Udaipur.
After breakfast, the guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Tour includes following places of interest:
City Palace : The biggest palace complex in Rajasthan is the grand city palace towering above the lake. The major parts of the palace are now well-maintained as a museum with a vast collection of glass, ceramic figures and small canvases.
Jagdish Temple: The well-known Jagdish temple is situated 150 m from the city palace. This fine Indo-Aryan Temple was constructed by Maharana Jagat singh in 1651. This temple treasures a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe. A brass image of Garuda the Hindu divinity is in a monument in front of the temple.
Saheliyon ki Bari: The Saheliyon Ki Bari or the garden of the maids of Honor is situated in the north of the city. It is small exquisite garden with fountains, stone elephants and a beautiful lotus pond.
Boat ride on Lake Pichola: Lake Pichola derives its name from the Pichali village. The lake is fenced by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and ridges. There are two island palaces in the Lake Pichola, the Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. Jag Niwas was constructed as the summer residence of Prince of Mewar and is now the famous as the Lake Pichola hotel. Jag Madir is constructed of red sandstone with a marble ceiling. A beguiling way to end your day in Udaipur is by taking a beautiful boat ride in the evening when the city palace in the background unites with the glittering lake water.
Rest of the day you are free to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the city.
Overnight stay in Udaipur.
After a relaxing breakfast at the camp start your drive to Jaipur the next destination on the Pushkar Fair Special Tour Package.
Jaipur :Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is known as the pink city because of the pink tinted construction in the old city. It is situated on a dry lake bed, bordered by barren hills vanquished by forts and broken walls. The city was set up in the year 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. He positioned the city with rectangular blocks according to the early Hindu architecture. This city is great for shopping.
On your arrival at the hotel you will be received by our representative and will then be assisted with check in formalities.
Overnight on board train.
|Period / Category||Standard||Superior|
|Valid from 01st Nov’15 to 30th Nov’15||US$ 1736 per person||US$ 2352 per person|
|Valid from 01st Nov’16 to 30th Nov’16||US$ 1858 per person||US$ 2517 per person|
|Domestic airfare||US$ 120 per person||US$ 120 per person|
|Delhi||Vikram Hotel||The Suryaa|
|Udaipur||Udai Kothi||The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace|
|Jodhpur||Karni Bhawan||Welcome Hotel Jodhpur|
|Pushkar||Thar Camp||Orchard Tent|
|Jaipur||Country Inn & Suites||ITC Rajputana|
|Delhi||The Connaught||The Suryaa|
Note: All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.