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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

Tour Description: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 12 | Day 13

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.

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi
Your Pushkar Fair Special Tour begins with your arrival at the Delhi International Airport. At the airport, you will be received by a Trans India Holidays representative and he will escort you to the hotel and help you with the check in formalities.

The tour starts from the capital city of Delhi, a lively city with a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern ear. Delhi has two visible parts: New Delhi, the city created by the British, as the royal capital of India in 1911 and the Old Delhi which was considered as the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and the 19th century. There are at least eight cities on the location of modern Delhi among which Indraprastha is one of the first known settlements, highlighted in the epic Mahabharata over 3000 years ago. Nonetheless, Delhi has always been one of the major cities in India.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02 – In Delhi

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:

India Gate, Tiger’s Trail ToursRed 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.



Day 03 – Fly Delhi – Udaipur

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.

Day 04 – 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 Udaipur 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.

Day 05 - Drive Udaipur – Jodhpur (275 kms/ 5 hrs)
After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the checkout formalities. Then you will start your drive to Jodhpur, the next destination on the Pushkar Fair Special Tour Package.

JodhpurJodhpur Mehrangarh Fort: Jodhpur is famous as the blue city because of its blue cottages. The lively desert city of Jodhpur stands at the border of the Thar Desert and is the second major city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. The city is distinguished by a huge fort that covers a huge rocky ridge rising in the heart of the town. The old city is still defined by a 10 km long wall, made about a century after Jodhpur was established. There are eight gates leading out of the old city. You can take a stroll through the beautiful winding streets. The city of Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of a Rajput clan known as Rathores and was earlier called the Marwars.

On your arrival at the Jodhpur hotel, you will again be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check in formalities.

Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

Day 06 – Jodhpur – Pushkar (220 kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, the guide will pick you up from the hotel for a guided halfday sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Tour includes the following places of interest:

Mehrangarh Fort: Rested on a hilltop, it takes five kilometers by a curvy road to reach Mehrangarh. Mehrangarh is considered by many as the most striking fort in Rajasthan. Initially built by Maharaja Rao Jodha, the fort was further succeeded by the rulers of Marwar. Of the seven huge gates to the fort a few like Jayapol and Fatehpol were constructed to celebrate the victories of the Marwar rulers over countless enemies.

Jaswant Thaada: Located on the Mehrangarh Fort, is the white marble war memorial of Maharaja Singh III known as the Jaswant Thaada. The best way to experience and explore the city of Jodhpur is to take a fascinating walk around the colorful Sardar market and the Clock Tower. Besides experiencing the culinary of Jodhpur in the small restaurants, the antique shops are also worth a visit.
After the guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur your trip continues to Pushkar the next destination on the Pushkar Fair Special Tour Package.

Pushkar Pushkar Camel Fair: Pushkar, a small town in the state of Rajasthan, is a destination of enormous religious importance to the Hindus, since it has one of only three existing Brahma temples in India. Bordering the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, at the center of Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake, where thousands of pilgrims gather to take a holy dip, at one of its many ghats. Hundreds and thousands of people come to trade livestock, creating a traditional parade of buzz, activity and color. People come from different walks of life to enjoy this fair. This fair has become a popular tourist attraction, with upwards of 400,000 people in attendance in recent years. Camels are the major attraction in this fair and the owners take special care in grooming and decorating the camels with special jewelries, bells and attires. Apart from livestock trading Camels are also entered into highly popular beauty contests and countless other activities takes place in the fair. There are numerous craft stalls selling everything from silver jewelry, beadwork, bells, leather goods, printed textiles, embroidery and paintings. There are also other side-shows such as the longest moustache competition, matka phod, bridal competition and camel racing which takes place in the main arena. Horse rides and hot-air balloon excursions are also set up in the fair.

On your arrival check in at the Camp. Each year special tented camps are set up during the Pushkar Camel fair to provide comfortable accommodation for tourists.

Overnight stay in Pushkar.

Day 07 - In Pushkar
The day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the Pushkar fair at your own pace.

Overnight stay in Pushkar.

Day 08 - In Pushkar
Another day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the largest Camel fair at your own pace.

Overnight stay in Pushkar.

Day 09 - Pushkar – Jaipur (145 kms / 3 hrs)

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.


Day 10 – In Jaipur
After breakfast, you will be picked up by the guide from the hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Sightseeing in Jaipur includes the following places of interest:

Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds): Hawa Mahal was constructed by Maharaja SawajPratap Singh in 1799. This Mahal is one of the main landmarks in Jaipur. The front side of the Mahal has pink windows and latticework screens. The Mahal was initially constructed for ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and the parades of the city.

City Palace: City Palace is the dwelling of the former royalty of Jaipur. This palace has a widespread collection of art, carpets and old weapons.

Jantar Mantar (Observatory): It was constructed in the year 1728 by Maharaja Jai Singh. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive assortment of sculptures but in fact has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitude and azimuths and also calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is 27 m tall gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 m an hour.

Amber Fort : The Amber Fort is located 11 kms away from Jaipur. It was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The fort is an outstanding illustration of Rajput architecture, extraordinarily situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 11 - Jaipur – Agra (250 kms / 5 hrs)

After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check-out formalities. You will then continue your tour to Agra the last destination on the Pushkar Fair Special Tour Package.

Agra:: Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna River and is the dwelling place to India’s famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries.
On your arrival at the hotel in Agra, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check in formalities.

Later in the afternoon, the tour guide will pick you up for the guided sightseeing trip of Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

Taj Mahal Taj Mahal : Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died during the birth of their child in 1631. The construction of this famous monument is said to have taken 22 years, starting from 1631.Over 20,000 skilled workers were working day and night for the construction of this landmark. Craftspersons and geniuses were brought from France and Italy. And the chief architect was from Iran.

Agra Fort : Emperor Akbar started the construction of this huge red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River in 1565. It was mainly built for the soldiers until his grandson, Shah Jahan, added more luxurious accommodations. There are a number of attractive buildings within its porches such as Samman Burj, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque, Diwan–e–Am, Diwan–e–Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.

Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 12 – Agra – Delhi (220 kms / 4hrs)
After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check-out formalities. You will then start your drive back to the lively capital city, Delhi.

On your arrival at the hotel you will be received by our representative and will be assisted with the check in formalities. Rest of the day is free for you to relax and spend your time either at the hotel or exploring the city.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 13 – Depart Delhi
Have a relaxed morning at your hotel or take in some last minute shopping. After a 1200 hrs. (noon) check out, you will be met by our representative at the hotel and will be assisted with the checkout formalities. He will then escort you to the airport for your flight back home.

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


Cities Standard Superior
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
Agra Howard Plaza Radisson
Delhi The Connaught The Suryaa



Note: All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing, bed and breakfast basis (except in Pushkar where all meals are included) at the selected categories of hotels.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using an air-conditioned car.
  • Sightseeing tours as per the above itinerary along with an English Speaking guide and including entrance fee to the monuments.
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