Rajasthan Tour with Pushkar Fair Visit
Duration13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination CoveredDelh – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Kumbalgarh – Jaisalmer – Osian – Pushkar – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
HighlightsPushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rickshaw ride in Delhi, Tonga Ride in Agra, Step of wells visit, Elephant ride in Jaipur
OptionalCooking class in Delhi/Jaipur, Vintage Car / Chariot ride in Jaipur, Heritage walk in Delhi/Jaipur,Rajasthan folk dance with Dinner at Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur
We can customize it as per your Requirement & Budget
IncludedWarm welcome in Typical Indian StyleAssistance on arrival /departure and during Hotel check-inHotel accommodation on Double sharingDaily breakfast at HotelAll meals during Pushkar stayAir-conditioned Medium Sedan Car for 02 & Toyota Innova incase of 04 persons with knowledgeable driver for the entire tourElephant ride at Amer fort – JaipurSouvenir gift at the time of departureAll applicable Government TaxesServices of English speaking local knowledgeable guide during sightseeing
ExclusionsInternational / domestic airfareMonument entrance feeTips to hotels, guide and driverAny drinks or meals other than mentioned aboveAny visa/insurance feesAny other services note specified above
Day 01: Arrive Delhi (By International flight)
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old DelhiOld Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in
the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Proceed for the visit of New DelhiNew Delhi - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Lotus temple ( known as Bahai Temple), Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset Overnight at Delhi
Day 03: Delhi – Udaipur (By Morning Flight)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival our representative will meet you at Udaipur airport and transfer to your hotel. On arrival check in at the hotelAfternoon proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur City, also known as the City of Sunrise First on your sightseeing tour you will proceed for a tour of the City Palace, which overlooks the Lake Pichola. The City Palace was built
in 1725 of granite and marble with filigreed balconies, ornate windows and craftsmanship in glass. The royal palace walls stretch over a mile on the eastern side of the lake. Within the palace is a maze of courtyards, apartments and decorated halls. The rooms are covered with frescoes, displays of royal processions, stone and glass mosaics and ornamental doors and painted windows. The marble throne in the coronation rooms was last used during the time Maharana Sangram Singh II (1710-30) and nearby is the Sun Window installed by Maharaja Bhim Singh (1778-1828). This is the divine symbol of the house of Mewar, which traces its lineage to the Surya Vansha, descendants of the Sun. Each palace within is an outstanding creation of art. Visit the museums and the hall of public audiences, the private chambers of the royal ladies at the palace and Sahelion-ki-Badi.Later, experience the hustle bustle of the old market at Udaipur. Walk past the spice shops, jewellery shops, utensil shops, jaggery shops, silver market, local meat and food shop. You shall walk through the areas where The Octopussy –James Bond film was shot. Evening enjoy a boat ride on lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 04: Udaipur - Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh
After early morning breakfast you will take on a drive towards your next destination Kumbhalgarh en route visiting the exquisite temples of Ranakpur. Set amidst Udaipur and Jodhpur, they are located in a valley on the western region of the Aravalli Range. It has gained recognition for its marble Jain Temple and age old Sun temple located opposite to the former one. The skilful architecture of these temples wins over the hearts of travelers. Kumbhalgarh, a Mewar fortress, was built in the 15th century and was
later expanded in the 19th century. Located 82 km away from Udaipur it was the birthplace of great Indian King Maharana Pratap. At present it has been converted to a museum for general public. Check in at your pre booked hotel. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Kumbhalgarh – Jodhpur
After a delicious morning breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for your next destination Jodhpur – the second largest city of western Indian state Rajasthan. Due to its magnificent forts, palaces and temples, this city has made it to the list of hot tourist destinations in India. On arrival check in at your pre booked hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and
respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. North of Mehrangarh Fort, and connected to it by road, Jaswant Thanda is a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95), who purged Jodhpur of dacoits, initiated irrigation systems and boosted the economy. The cenotaphs of members of the royal family who have died since Jaswant are close by his memorial; those who preceded him are remembered by chhatris at Mandor. This south-facing spot is also the best place from which to photograph the fort, looming above the sheer rocky Meherangarh plateau. Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 06: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer
Day 07: Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
Day 08: Jaisalmer – Osian
Day 09: Osian – Pushkar
After breakfast, you will drive to the Pushkar town, host for the colorful Pushkar Mela. Famous for its colorful annual fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in November each year, this town is also included in the five sacred pilgrimage sites for religious Hindus. Located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, It is one of the oldest towns alive today.At the time of Pushkar Mela, this otherwise serene and calm village is thrown into colorful mystification when the desert tribes and camel
caravans meet to buy and sell cattle, goat, camels, sheep, jewelry, clothes, and spices beside the holy lake Pushkar. When the equally colorful tribes perform their rituals in waters of the lake, to the accompaniment of temple and folk music, the whole aura of the place is worth being a part of. Watch women go crazy at the stalls full of bracelets, jewelry, textiles and fabrics. An exciting camel race gives the festival an enthusiastic start full of pomp and show followed by 10 hectic yet lively days full of music, songs and exhibitions. On the night of the full moon everybody goes for a sacred dip in the holy lake for cleansing of their soul. Overnight will be spent in the camp.
Day 10: A day at Pushkar Fair
Day 11: Pushkar to Jaipur
Day 12: Jaipur Sightseeing
Day 13: Jaipur – Agra ,enroute Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven from Jaipur to Agra (240 KMS/ 6 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an
extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition. After your visit, continue your drive to Agra and upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day 14: Agra – Delhi by Expressway – Onward Destination
Early in the morning, you will be taken for tour of the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday’s) Midway Tonga’s “horse carriages” would be waiting for you and will drop you at the gates of the Taj Mahal, taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world.
After visit to the Taj, you will return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will visit Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jahan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.Afternoon is you will be driven to Delhi by surface. On arrival in Delhi you will straight transfer to the Delhi International airport to board your onward journey flight.