Pushkar Fair With Rajasthan Desert Wildlife Tour.
Pushkar fair with Rajasthan desert wildlife
Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Destinations: Delhi - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Ranthambore - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
The cultural enthusiasts planning a trip to the awe-inspiring Pushkar Fair can now relish a blend of dynamic wildlife of Ranthambore and vibrancy of Love in Agra.
Day 1 : Delhi
On arrival at the airport meet with our representative, and then transfer to the hotel. Later in the
Day 2 : Delhi
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw ride' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Evening is free for leisure activities and to explore the city and stay overnight.
Day 3 : Delhi - Jabalpur ( Flight )
IT 4375 (Kingfisher Airlines) Departing Delhi at 0610 hrs and Arrival Jabalpur at 0820 hrs
In the morning you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Jabalpur, on arrival you will take the drive to Kanha, On arrival check in at wildlife resort, after lunch we will take you for the afternoon safari into the park, O/N stay at wildlife resort.
Occupying a core area of around 940 sq kms (the total area is 1945 sq kms),Kanha National Park is one of the most significant parks in te country. The Kanha valley was declared a sanctuary in the 1933, however, it was only in 1955, that the area was accorded the status of a National Park. Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, the park is one of the earliest toinitiate ‘Project Tiger’ to control the increasingly depleting population of tigers in India. The project was a huge success and contributed extensively in doubling the nuber of tigers in the country in last two to three decades.
Day 4 : Kanha
Morning and afternoon Jungle Safari and stay overnight.
Day 5 : Kanha Bandhavgarh ( Distance of 250 kms )
Morning check out and drive to Bandhavgarh
On arrival check in the hotel and and stay overnight
Bandhavgarh National Park: Bandhavgarh National Park is spread at vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. Bandhavgarh National Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, now a major attraction around the world's zoos, were first discovered in Rewa, not far from here. The terrain is broken, with rocky hill ranges, running roughly east west, interspersed with grassy swamps and forested valleys. Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the finest national park in the India and has the distinction of harboring the highest concentration of tigers per unit area of forest. The Bandhavgarh National Park is spread over on area of 448 sq km with a cross area of 105 sq km. At the center of the park is the bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 meters above sea level and surrounding it are a sloping valleys, These valleys end in small, swampy meadows locally known as "bohera. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968. Since then many steps have been taken to retain Bandhavgarh National Park as an unspoilt national habitat for a variety of wildlife peculiar to the area. These includes gaur (Indian bison), sloth bear, leopard, porcupine, wild boar, sambhar and spotted deer, among others and of course, the tiger.
Day 6 Nov : Bandhavgarh National Park
Morning and evening Jeep safari to the national park. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 7 : Bandhavgarh National Park – Katni Ranthambore
Dayodaya Express Departs from Katni at 2150 hrs and Arrives SawaiMadhopur at 0930 hrs next morning Today morning breakfast and rest of the day is on leisure and in the evening you will be transfer to the station Katni to board the train for SawaiMadhopur ( Ranthambore ) – overnight in the train
Day 8 : Arrival Ranthambore
Arrival in the morning at Sawaimadhopur station at 0930 hrs and check in the hotel and relax for sometime and freshen up , later in the afternoon you will the jungle safari in canter and stay overnight.
Day 9 : Ranthambore
Morning and Afternoon Jungle Safari through Canter and stay overnight.
Day 10 : Ranthambore Pushkar ( Distance of 280 kms )
Morning check out and drive to Pushkar, on arrival check in the Deluxe Camps.
Tents which captures the luxurious nostalgia of a bygone age of the Maharaja's Safari and Shikar camps, combined with innovative design demonstrating many of the skills and crafts of Marwar. The camp consists of tents, each with verandah, bedroom and bathroom. There is a large dining tent serving the best of Rajasthani cuisine and a large open reception tent with seating areas.
Pushkar - is famous for its colourful annual fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. At this time, this otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar take is thrown into colourful confusion when the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices. Upto 200000 traders and 50000 cattle pour into town, along with numerous festooned camels and colourful pilgrims. After 10 hectic days of livestock dealing, camel racing and colourful festivities, on the night of the full moon (Kartik Purnima), everybody goes for a big holy dip in the lake and performs religious rituals in its waters, to the accompaniment of temple & folk music.
Overnight at Camp
Day 11 : Pushkar
Full day at the fair. Built as 'an explosion of fun, frolic, games and laughter', the fair provides some wonderful photographic opportunities and is a rare change to see Rajasthani women decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery. It is worth getting up early to see the camels and tribes rousing themselves in the pink of the dawn desert light. Temple music wafts through the night, as the fires die down and the Rajasthani melodies played on the stringed ek-tara come to a close.
Overnight at Camp
Day 12 : Pushkar – Jaipur ( Distance of 146 kms )
Morning drive to Jaipur
Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 : Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Jaipur – Agra ( Distance of 232 kms )
Morning drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted, red sandstone city was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Thereafter continue drive to Agra and upon arrival, check-in at hotel.
Afternoon visit the famous Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Agra - Delhi - Onward journey ( Distance of 201 kms )
Morning visit the Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Afternoon drive to Delhi on arrival, transfer to the International airport for flight for your onward journey. Depart Delhi.