Pushkar Fair - Rajasthan
The pulsating beats of vivid images of Pushkar brings alive the rich tradition of Rajasthan enhancing the glory of the golden sand in the Spectacular Fair Ground in the month of "Kartika" (November) with bedecked Camels, decorated cattle, adventures competitions, yogis, yoga & meditation, breathtaking events, jostling rustic crowd, meditating sadhus, holy lake dip, vivid stalls, exotic fair, colorful desert, so typical, so obvious, It can be nothing else but the “Pushkar Fair”
An amalgamation of a marvelous juxtaposition of commerce and devotion, Pushkar Fair, is a lifetime experience in conjunction with having religious entity and is famous for its Cattle Fair, Camels, Horses, Donkeys, Bulls, etc. are bought, powdered, beautified, raced, paraded and sold on the sand.
What's Included?PACKAGE COST PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING BASIS - Subject to minimum 02 Pax traveling together
Rates are VALID from 14 to 23 November, 2018
PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
• 8 Breakfast
• 2 Lunches at Pushkar
• 2 dinners at Pushkar
• 8 Nights’ Accommodation in standard (Base) category Double AC rooms/ tents on twin sharing basis with private attached toilet & bath in 4/ 3 star & Heritage category hotels on Breakfast basis in city hotels
• At Pushkar on all meals basis.
• Transportation at all places using 1 air conditioned sedan (4 doors) for the entire duration of the tour starting from & finishing in Delhi covering Jaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra including arrival / departure transfers, at all places as mentioned in tour itinerary.
• Elephant ride in Jaipur (Amber Fort) -1 elephant to accommodate 2 persons/ Alternate Jeeps
• Sightseeing & Excursions as per tour itinerary using one air –conditioned sedan
• Services of an accompanied local English-speaking guide during sightseeing, at all places as mentioned in the tour itinerary.
• All presently applicable Central & State Government Taxes on hotels, road, toll & bridge. It is also inclusive of driver’s daily allowance, parking charges, gasoline, and vehicle insurance.
• Service Charges for C'MORE for preparing & Executing the tour program
Cost Does Not Include :
Breakfast on day of Arrival, Meals wherever not mentioned, Entrance charges at monuments (Approx 100 US$) Any kind of Medical aid, Personal expenses like beverages,Tips and gratitude’s, Laundry etc, Telecommunication charges, WI-Fi charges, Visa Charges, GST@5%, Any kind of Insurance charges and what so ever not mentioned under “cost Includes.
Destination CoveredJaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer and New Delhi
Best SuitedAll, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
You are greeted on arrival at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3) and driven to your chosen Hotel. (Check in 1400 hrs)
Afternoon proceed for Half Day guided tour of New Delhi. The buildings designed by Edward Lutyens, architect of modern Delhi - are truly majestic. The Presidential Palace, Parliament House and India Gate are all reminiscent of the British “Raj”. Drive through Delhi’s beautiful tree-lined avenues and the Diplomatic Enclave En route to the 12th century, 234-foot high fluted minaret of Qutab Minar. Your tour will terminate with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb; the mausoleum of the second Mughal Emperor to rule India, before returning to hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast complete check out formalities and proceed by surface for City of Jaipur - an exuberance of colors, dance and song with traditional arts and crafts. Known, as the 'Pink City', it is one of India's most well planned cities with wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes in a grid system. A 5 hours’ drive gets us to this land of Maharajah's, Forts and Palaces with its diversity of colors and culture that is unique to the State of Rajasthan.Later on arrival at your chosen Hotel, you will be met by our company representative who will facilitate your check in at the hotel.
Afternoon is reserved for guided sightseeing tour of the City Palace situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The City Palace SMS Museum displaying a collection of clothes, armory & weapons located within the premises of the City Palace and Jai Singh's Observatory also called “Jantar Mantar” built in the18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, where the huge Masonry instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and Stars in the sky. Drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognized monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning Semi-octagonal Monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput Architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Stop here for photos, before continuing on to Albert Hall Museum, located in the premises of Ram Niwas Garden. Its Ind-Saracenic architecture and stone ornamentation became a source of reference for varied classical Indian styles of design from Mughals to Rajputs. The foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876 and was completed in 1887 AD. Return to your hotel for overnight stay. (B)
Day 3: Jaipur – Pushkar
Morning after breakfast, depart by car for Pushkar- Just 11 km from Ajmer, on the edge of the desert, lies this tiny tranquil town along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar lake an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. On arrival, check into your chosen hotel. Afternoon is free to observe fairground activities. Watch cultural programs, folk dances, camel races, and more before retiring for Overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Day 4: 23rd November - Pushkar
Early morning visit the bathing Ghats of Pushkar, to witness thousands of pilgrims take their daily holy bath. Enjoy Sunrise before returning to your hotel for breakfast.
After Breakfast day free for own activities.Spend your day at Pushkar Mela (Fair). Wonder through the traditional decorated fair ground, Visit the Brahma Temple, on foot located across the fairgrounds. As we approach the closing, fair activities are at its upbeat. Today being the last day of the fair, all activities are at its peak. Option to go for a hot balloon ride or try your hand at body tattooing, consult a local astrologer, watch camels racing or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the various cultural dances and let the festive spirits overtake you. Watch the closing festivities before returning for overnight stay in your hotel.(B, L, D)
Day 5: Pushkar - Ajmer – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, complete check out formalities and proceed by surface for Ajmer - A city of composite culture. It is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well as Muslims. On arrival visit the famous Dargah Sharif - Tomb of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, with a splendid marble dome in the center of the second courtyard surrounded by a silver platform. In the corner of the inner court of this magnificent building lies Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's Mosque sculpted in white marble with a long (30.5 m) and narrow courtyard having low arcade and delicate carvings with trellis-work. It is the most marvelous of all the sanctums within the sanctuary of Dargah. The shrine is next only to Mecca or Median for the Muslims of south Asia. Also visit the Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra: a remarkable structure and a masterpiece of Indo-Islamic architecture, located on the outskirts, of the city.
Later on arrival at your chosen Hotel, you will be met by our company representative who will facilitate your check in for overnight stay. (B)
Day 6: Jaipur - Amer Fort -Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning after breakfast, complete check out formalities and depart by surface for Agra. En-route halt to visit the impressive Amber Fort the former capital of the Royal Family of Jaipur. Renowned for its combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture, the citadel was the seat of the Kachwaha Rajputs who ruled Amer from the 11th to the 16th century pulsating with a legendary past of 600 years & 28 kings of the Kachhawa dynasty before the capital was moved to present day Jaipur. On arrival at the fort grounds, mount an elephant (subject to availability) otherwise we will use jeeps, to ride to the main entrance located on a hilly mountain top. It is beautiful on the inside and boasts of various buildings of prominence like the 'Di wan-i-Aam', Di wan-i-Khas, the 'Sheesh Mahal' and 'Sukh Mahal', 'Shila Devi' Temple and the 'Ganesh Pol' which is a gate that leads to the private palaces of the kings.
Finish your visit and continue by surface for the Mughal splendor of Agra - City of Taj (4.5 hrs drive). En route we take a second halt to visit the ghost city of Fatehpur-Sikri (UNESCO Heritage Site) lying 35 Kms away, from Agra. On arrival at Sikri, you will be met by your Guide.
Fatehpur Sikri shared its imperial duties as a capital city with Agra, where a bulk of the arsenal, treasure hoards and other reserves were kept at its Red Fort for security. During a crisis, the court, harem, and treasury could be moved to Agra, only 26 miles away, less than a day's march. Built in red sandstone in honor of Sufi saint Salim Chisti in 1571 by Mughal emperor Akbar, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to the Emperor, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them are the Diwan -e- Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza a gateway built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in 1601 to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.
Complete tour and continue your journey to the Mughal splendor of Agra and the city of Taj. On arrival transfer to your chosen hotel where you will be met by our company representative who will facilitate your check in for overnight stay. (B)
Day 7: Agra
Morning after breakfast, start your guided tour visiting the mighty Agra Fort (UNESCO Heritage Site) which lies across River Yamuna. An era marked by invasions and fortifications, where power was symbolized by grand palaces and grander forts…..during such time was built this awesome Fort and It was here that Aurangzeb, the 3rd son of Shah Jahan (the then Mughal Emperor) kept his father under house arrest till his final demise.
Next visit a Marble cutting & manufacturing factory. You can use the rest rooms here. Agra's craftsmanship with Marble lives up to its reputation of creating some of the finest marble inlay artwork in the Industry today. It is interesting watching how the designs you see at the Taj Mahal are produced and continue to be manufactured for consumption around the world. This tour will take you through the production process from start to finish.
Have Lunch at a local restaurant (Optional – not included in the package price) After lunch take a Tonga ride to the gates of the Magnificent and incomparable Taj Mahal. (UNESCO Heritage Site) This monument a fine example of fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shahjahan, It took 22 years and 20,000 skilled artisans to complete this poem in white marble. Take your time to marvel at this unfathomable beauty built by human hands and enjoy the changing colors of the “Taj” as the sun goes down. Return to your hotel for Overnight stay (B)
Day 8: Agra - Delhi
Morning after a relaxed breakfast depart by surface for Capital city of Delhi. A 3 .5 hrs drive brings us back to the capital city of India. On arrival, meeting and assistance in checking into your chosen hotel.
Afternoon is free to explore the exotic markets, boutiques and art galleries of Delhi. (Vehicle with driver will be at your disposal) Overnight stay. (B)
Day 09: Departure Delhi
Morning after breakfast, proceed for half day guided city tour of Old Delhi. Explore the magnificent Red Fort, built at the zenith of the Mughal Empire in India. The centuries - old international market-place that sprawls at its feet is still one of Delhi’s most important commercial hubs: Chandni Chowk, or “Moonlight Square”. Walk through the bustling silver market and the wholesale spice market. The sounds, smells and colors of the bazaar and the throngs of people who animate it makes this an unforgettable spectacle. Visit Jumma Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia and Raj Ghat - final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, before returning to hotel. (You have the option of having lunch at Connaught Place which houses a number of Restaurants or return to your hotel)
Balance day is free till departure.Write your memoirs, drink a margarita by the poolside, read a book, get a sun tan, laze around in the lobby or simply go shopping.
Later On time transfer to the Delhi International airport to connect flight for onward journey (Rooms till 12 Noon)
PS: Airlines advice minimum 3 hours’ check-in prior to schedule flight departure.
End Of Our Services - We sincerely hope that you had an “incredible” experience while in India and take this opportunity to wish you a happy & memorable journey back home.
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Day Tour starts: 100% (No Refund)
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Validity : 14th to 23rd November 2018
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