Pushkar Fair With Rajasthan Tour.
Pushkar fair with Rajasthan Tour ( 17 d / 16 night )
Destinations: Delhi - Samode - Mandawa - BijayNagar - Deogarh - Devigarh - Mt. Abu - Udaipur - Nimaj - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Bask into the glory of ecstasy by cocktailing the multihued festive colors of Pushkar fair along with the cultural and royal state of Rajasthan
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive: Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
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.
Afternoon visit New Delhi ? drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi - Samode ( Distance of 260 kms )
Morning drive to Samode, upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Samode - the small principality of Samode lies 50 kms northwest of the city of Jaipur and dates back to the 16th Century. The 7th ruler of Amber, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire, had twelve sons, one of whom was awarded the feudatory seat of Samode for his gallantry and outstanding service. The construction of the fort began 400 years ago and each successive ruler added to the fort and the palace.
Samode Palace - The comfortable palace is today full of architectural delights with stately corridors, frescoed walls ethereal audience halls, harmoniously reflecting the skill of master craftsmen. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : Samode - Mandawa ( Distance of 100 kms )
Morning drive to Mandawa, upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon visit the town, a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. You can wander through the streets where mansions of rich merchants are adorned with elaborate & lively frescoes, cataloging the life, habits/fashions of the Marwari community. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 : Mandawa BijayNagar ( Distance of 375 kms )
Morning drive to Bijaynagar Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel, at the hotel you will feel the real charm of Rajasthan, in the afternoon you can visit the temples of Royal Families of Masuda. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : BijayNagar - Deogarh ( Distance of 94 kms )
Morning drive to Deogarh, upon arrival check in the hotel Afternoon visit Deogarh Mahal - built in 1670 A.D., the Mahal stands at a height of 2100 ft. above sea level with its bold battlements, domed turrets and balconies offering a commanding view of the surrounding Aravalli mountains and its rugged rock-strewn countryside dotted by a number of lakes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Deogarh - Devigarh ( Distance of 90 kms )
Morning drive to Devigarh upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Devi Garh - Tucked away in the age-old Aravali hills of Rajasthan, the 18th century Devi Garh Fort Palace, in the village of Delwara commands one of the three main passes into the valley of Udaipur. Sajja Singh, who hailed from the neighbouring state of Gujarat, was awarded this strategically significant principality, in recognition of his bravery and loyalty to Maharana Pratap against the Mughal emperor Akbar, at the battle of Haldighati (1576). The actual construction of the fort palace started in the 1760s, under Raghudev Singh II, with further additions being made to the structure by the rulers who followed. Today, after years of restoration and reconstruction, Devi Garh has regained its past glory. An imposing and impressive structure, it is now a unique all-suite boutique hotel, with 23 suites and 6 tents. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 : Devigarh - Mount Abu ( Distance of 120 kms )
Morning drive to Mount Abu, enroute visit Ranakpur Temples Ranakpur Temples - the most magnificent 15th century Jain temples situated in the deep secluded valley of the Aravalli Hills. Though over 500 years old, the temples here are superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition. In the centre is the main "Chaumukha temple" dedicated to Adinath. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, of which no two are exactly alike. Every conceivable surface is carved and every corner and angle is engraved with Jain images. Includes visit to two more Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures. Thereafter continue drive to Mount Abu and upon arrival, check-in at hotel. A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desert of Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Afternoon enjoy the peaceful surrounding of Nakki Lake: The islets in the artificial lake and the rock formations on the sides are of interest. According to a legend, the Gods carved out the lake with their nails, nakki meaning nail. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 : Mount Abu - Udaipur ( Distance of 170 kms )
Mt. Abu offers a stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain temples, beautifully carved temples built between 11th and 13th century A.D. are sheer elegance in marble, dedicated to the jain Tirthankaras. The Vimal Vasahi temple is the oldest of these dedicated to the first Tirthankara. Built in 1031 A.D. (by Vimal Shah-a merchant and representative of then Gujarat ruler), it is a superb example of temple architecture. Another is Lun Vasahi temple and Adhar Devi temple with its many stairs is a tourist attraction. Afternoon drive to Udaipur upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Late afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Udaipur
Today in the morning after breakfast you will be visiting the other attraction of Udaipur like Jag Mandir, City Palace, Sahelion Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, Bagore Ki Haveli. Late afternoon till evening is free for leisure and return to hotel for the overnight sleep
Day 11 : Udaipur - Nimaj ( Distanec of 260 kms )
Morning drive to Nimaj upon arrival in Nimaj, check-in at hotel. Jagram Durg is situated in Nimaj village of Pali district in Rajasthan. Built in 1773 by Thakur Jagram Singhji, the fort has been witness to many battles in the past. The family continues to live in the fort, which was converted into a hotel in 1995. Care has been taken to retain the original character of the place, though all modern amenities have been added to it. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Nimaj - Pushkar ( Distance of 90 kms )
Morning drive to Pushkar upon arrival in Pushkar - check into the Deluxe Tents. The Royal Camp 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 annual Fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. It is one of the most colorful fairs of India and is one of the major cultural reflectors of the state of Rajasthan. Besides trading of horses, camels, cows and bulls, there are exciting camel-cart races and cultural events, people from different parts of India gather on the fair ground to participate in the various entertaining events. The variety of folk dances and songs lend vivid splashes of colour and music to the atmosphere that is already charged with excitement of the camel races and the cattle fair. The bargaining process, which involves a great deal of haggling between the camel traders and the buyers, add to the spirit of the fair. This fair attracts people not only from India but a large number of tourists from other countries as well. Overnight at the Camp.
Day 13 : 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 14 : Pushkar - Jaipur ( Distance of 140 kms )
Early morning drive to Jaipur upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Thereafter proceed to 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 city tour of Jaipur - "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 hotel.
Day 15 : Jaipur ( Excursion to Chokhi Dhani )
Today you will be having the excursion to ethinic village Chokhi Dhani Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village resort. In the village resort you can feel the liveliness of Rajasthani folk culture as traditional dress clad children dance to the folk tunes played by men and women. If you want to enjoy the joy rides, then you can go for the camel, horses and bullock carts rides. Return back to hotel. Enjoy your dinner and make a comfortable overnight stay in Hotel in Jaipur .
Day 16 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra ( Distance of 260 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 17 : Agra - Delhi ( 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 and drop at the airport for onward connection.