Pushkar Fair Tour
Duration : 16 Night - 17 Days
Destinations Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning tour of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, and Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Agra visiting Sikandra enroute, arrive Agra check into the hotel, later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning visit the famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). After breakfast visit Agra fort. Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. Though the principal structure was built by Akbar, Afternoon drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built during 1571 and 1585. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. Though the city is in ruins, it is a place to visit if one comes to Agra. But in real terms Fatehpur Sikri is a place where one should spend some time. The sunset over the ruins is sight to cherish. Arrive Jaipur check into the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pushkar. On arrival in Pushkar check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel/Tented accommodation.
Pushkar is a town of Rajasthan in India and is a very famous Hindu religious center and houses various sacred temples. Pushkar is located on the shores of Pushkar Lake and has five main temples along with other small temples and almost 52 ghats. Pushkar is at an elevation of 1673 feet approximately. Reaching Pushkar is easy as the town has good connectivity of roads and the nearest airport is Sanganer Airport of Jaipur. The closest railway station is at Ajmer. October to March is the best time to visit Pushkar as the weather remains comparatively cooler at this time of the year.
Pushkar brings alive the rich tradition of Rajasthan enhancing the glory of the golden sand. Spectacular Fair Ground with Camels, decorated cattle's, adventures competitions, jostling rustic crowd, meditating sadhus, holy dip, and vivid stalls. The Pushkar Fair is a lifetime experience. At leisure to visit the Pushkar fair during the day. Stay overnight at Hotel / Tented accommodation.
You get another day to visit the colorful Pushkar fair. Stay overnight at Hotel / Tented accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Udaipur, en-route visit to Elkingi (Temple complex), Nagda (Group of Jain Temples), on arrival in Udaipur check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Udaipur is situated 1900 feet about the sea level in the Aravali Hills. This beautiful city was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1559 AD and is named after him. One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for Half day city tour of Udaipur visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Museum, Saheliyon ki Bari (Gardens of the maids of Honor). Evening Boatride on Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. On arrival in Jodhpur check-in at hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Jodhpur was once the capital of the strong and powerful kingdom of Marwar, Rajasthan's largest princely state. In medieval times, Jodhpur lay on the trade routes between Central Asia and the ports of Gujarat, and became a major trade centre during the 16th century. Modern day Jodhpur with a population of over six hundred thousand, is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan and continues to be thriving centre for textiles and crafts.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Jodhpur, visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan palace. In the afternoon drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Jaisalmer town in India was founded by Prince Jaisal Bhatti. It is located deep in the beart of the Thar Desert. Centuries ago Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel train routes brought its townspeople enormous wealth that they spent on building intricately carved palaces and temples in golden-yellow sandstone.
These fortresses of Jaisalmer called as "Havelis of Jaisalmer" are like a mirage from the barren Thar Desert. On either side of the narrow lanes are the sandstone havelis, with stone carvings, screen windows, delicate pavilions & balconies. These beautiful Havelis ( mansions ) were built by Jaisalmer's wealthy merchants.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for half day city tour of Jaisalmer Visit the Fort, Manak Chowk and Havelies, Gadisar Lake and colorful market. Afternoon excursion to Sam Sand Dunes, evening camel safari and enjoy sun set at sand dune, later drive back to Jaisalmer and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bikaner. On arrival in Bikaner check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
The royal walled medieval city dating back to 1486 AD lies on the northern point of the triangle of desert cities. It was established by Prince Bika Rathore and came to be called Bikaner after him. Bika was the eldest son of the founder of the Jodhpur State - Rao Jodha. Bikaner was well protected from its enemies by the harsh deserts. Bikaner was also a major trade center as it stood on the ancient caravan route, which linked Central Asia and North India with Gujarat seaports. It was thereafter a great center of trade in the ancient world.
Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, created with delicacy in reddish-pink sandstone, bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner and interesting place.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Bikaner visiting Bikaner Fort Lalgarh Palace and Deshnoke Temple. Afternoon drive to Mandawa. On arrival in Mandawa check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Mandawa visiting Havelis and old paintings, later continue drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.