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Rajasthan Tour with Pushkar Fair Visit

Delh - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Kumbalgarh - Jaisalmer - Osian - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Rajasthan Tour with Pushkar Fair Visit

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  • Duration
    13 Nights / 14 Days
  • Destination Covered
    Delh – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Kumbalgarh – Jaisalmer – Osian – Pushkar – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
  • Highlights
    Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rickshaw ride in Delhi, Tonga Ride in Agra, Step of wells visit, Elephant ride in Jaipur
  • Optional
    Cooking 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
  • Price
    On Request
    We can customize it as per your Requirement & Budget
  • Included
    Warm welcome in Typical Indian Style
    Assistance on arrival /departure and during Hotel check-in
    Hotel accommodation on Double sharing
    Daily breakfast at Hotel
    All meals during Pushkar stay
    Air-conditioned Medium Sedan Car for 02 & Toyota Innova incase of 04 persons with knowledgeable driver for the entire tour
    Elephant ride at Amer fort – Jaipur
    Souvenir gift at the time of departure
    All applicable Government Taxes
    Services of English speaking local knowledgeable guide during sightseeing
  • Exclusions
    International / domestic airfare
    Monument entrance fee
    Tips to hotels, guide and driver
    Any drinks or meals other than mentioned above
    Any visa/insurance fees
    Any other services note specified above
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Day 01: Arrive Delhi (By International flight)
Welcome to the capital of India – Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport by our tour executive who will escort you to the pre booked hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay in Delhi.
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Day 02: Delhi sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi

Old 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 Delhi

New 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
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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 hotel

Afternoon 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.
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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.

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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.

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Day 06: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer
After morning breakfast you will drive to Jaisalmer, your next destination on this colorful tour. Crowned by a fort, Jaisalmer stands on a crest of yellowish sandstone. This Golden City is famous for its Palace and flamboyant Jain Temples; it is abode to some finely sculptured houses and temples as well. On your arrival check in at your pre booked hotel. Evening excursion to sand dunes where you enjoy camel ride and the views of the desert landscape. Back to Hotel in Jaisalmer. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
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Day 07: Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
Morning breakfast will be followed by city’s sightseeing tour. Visit Jaisalmer Fort which was built by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156. Located on the hilltop of Trikuta, it has witnessed many battles in the past. Its ocher lion colored massive sandstone walls appears magical honey-gold at the time of sun dusk. Then visit the famous havelis of the region which include Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salam Singh-ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli and Haveli Shreenath. The famous museums of the region are Desert Culture Centre & Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum and Government Museum. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
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Day 08: Jaisalmer – Osian
After breakfast you will drive to Osian, an oasis in the Thar Desert, sobriquet as Khajuraho of Rajasthan, Osian is the ancient site of 8th Jain temples. Abode to the bunch of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples which were built during the time span of 8th to 11th century, it was one of the major religious centers in the past. It has a total of 18 shrines out of which Sun Temple, Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple are unsurpassed in their grace and architecture. Later enjoy a luxurious camping in the most spectacular sand mounds of the grand Thar Desert. Spend overnight in the camp.
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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.

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Day 10: A day at Pushkar Fair
Breakfast at the Camp .This day of the tour will be as colorful as a vibrant rainbow. This is your chance to spend a whole day at the fair. Full day at the fair bestows you with some excellent opportunities full of fun, excitement, games and amusement. Photographers have a great chance to capture some of the most unique moments in their cameras. Rajasthani women in their beautiful attire look elegant representing the great details of Indian art and culture, men clad in pink turbans add to the hue of the festival. Overnight will be spent in the camp.
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Day 11: Pushkar to Jaipur
With the colorful memories of the Pushkar festival, you will drive towards your next destination Jaipur – the pink city. Upon arrival check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. In the evening you have option to visit Chokhi Dhani- Ethnic Village. Back to Jaipur Hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
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Day 12: Jaipur Sightseeing
Today after a leisurely breakfast, take an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort. Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated. Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal. In the evening, you have the option to see an ethnic village. Evening you will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets. Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour of Jaipur City. Overnight in Jaipur
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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.

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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.

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