Guided Trip to India for Pushkar Fair Holiday
Pushkar Fair also known as camel fair is held in lakeside village of Pushkar in Rajasthan. It is undoubtedly the most colourful fairs of India and visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy this unique experience. Pushkar Camel Fair is the ideal occasion to witness the charisma of Rajasthan in full bloom. Everything that makes Rajasthan a distinct place can be spotted at the festival including men dressed in colourful traditional clothes, women in mirrored skirts and vivid shawls, embroidered clothes, exquisitely designed jewellery, pots and ornaments.
The festival is known as camel fair because people from all over Rajasthan and nearby places throng the fair with their camels, horses and other livestock to trade in the fair. No less than 30,000 camels are here to participate in competitions like beauty contest, races and dances. The town also turns into a shopper’s paradise as the bazaar is set up and visitors can bargain for silver and semi-precious jewellery, puppets, tie and die fabric and handicrafts. Although Pushkar fair is the main highlight of the tour but it is not limited only to the fair and also gives an opportunity to travel in a fantasy land of forts and palaces. You will also get to see “Taj Mahal”, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and historic city of Delhi. Book Rajasthan Tour during Pushkar Fair to get authentic Indian Holiday Travel experience with Trip to Taj Mahal.
- DURATION 13 Nights & 14 Days
- START CITY Delhi
- END CITY Delhi
- TYPE OF TRIP Cultural & Historical
Explore the panoramic holy town – Pushkar
Exchanging the culture, food and living with local people
Staying in Heritage & Castle Hotels
Discovering landscapes from Deserts to Forest Hills.
Explore UNESCO World Heritage Monuments: Jaisalmer’s Golden Fort /Amber Fort /Chittorgarh Fort
Elephant Ride / Camel Ride / Jeep Ride / Boat Ride
TAJ MAHAL, Agra, wonder of the World.
You will be greeted by our representative at the Airport and transferred to hotel. Later start tour of New Delhi with wide tree lined avenues, parks and fountains surrounding the imposing Government and State Buildings. Drive past the imposing India Gate, the ParliamentBuildings and President House. Then visit QutabMinar, built in 1193 A.D. It is a striking medieval tower of victory of Persian architecture style. Next stop is Humayun’s Tomb. Afternoon, drive to Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Then visit Old Delhi that includes visit to Red Fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride along the alleys of ancient bazaar of ChandniChowk with stop at Jama masjid, the largest mosque in Asia. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning drive to Agra which was once the capital of Mughal India and centre of great power and glory. Visit world famous “Taj Mahal”, the monument of love immortalized in marble. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his Queen Mumtaj. Also visit Agra Fort and Sikandara, where lies the Tomb of the Emperor “Akbar the Great” . Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning leave for Jaipur. Stop en-route and visit FatehpurSikri, undoubtedly the best preserved Mughal Palace city of all. Built by Great Akbar around 1570, he used the highest quality craftsman to construct the city only to abandon it some fourteen years later when it is said that the water system failed. Next stop is to visit Chand Baori step well in small village of Abhaneri, 95 km before Jaipur. The step well was built in 9th century and it is 13 storeys deep with 3500 steps. This is a great piece of architectural expertise as it displays the geometrical intelligence of the architects of bygone era. Proceed to Jaipur and check in at the hotel. Jaipur city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727. It is a magnificent planned city built of nose-pink colored stones that is why it is also known as “PinkCity”. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay.
Morning excursion to Amer Fort. Ascend by painted elephant up to fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. The fort was originally built by Raja Mansingh and is one of the finest examples of Rajput Architecture. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visiting CityPalace and its museums. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) which is five stories high and is decorated with delicate screens carved from stone which allowed royal ladies to view the city and bazaar from there. Also visit JantarMantar, magnificent stone observatory built in 1728. This is still equipped with immense brick and mortar instrument including a very accurate 90 feet sundial. Overnight stay.
Morning leave for Pushkar. Stop en route at Ajmer and visit “Dargah”, a world famous sacred place for Muslims. Then proceed to Pushkar, the sleepy town comes alive with burst of activities in the month of Kartik when world famous Pushkar Camel Fair is held every November. It is one of most unique experiences for travelers to India as it attracts thousands of camels, horses and cattle, besides a big number of visitors from all over the world. This is the occasion which brings villagers from here to trade their camels and other animals. Pilgrims also throng this town to take a dip in the holy lake of Pushkar. Afternoon enjoy the Mela and overnight stay.
Today is a free day with your guide to enjoy the fair, take part in the many games on offer, watch dancing horses, and camels. The colorfully dressed people enhance the exuberant mood of the fair. Various competitions take place during the fair. The famous camel race also takes place. The culture of Rajasthan comes alive in Pushkar through the folklores, music and dance performances. Cultural events, exhibitions and movies reflect the rich culture of Rajasthan. These days, The ghats and the surrounding areas of the lake becomes a mini Rajasthan market. You can even take a balloon ride over the fair, what a great way to see the expanse of the ground it covers, but this must be booked a long way in advance as it gets full. Overnight stay.
Morning leave for Chittorgarh, the legendary city of Rajasthan, is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. Known as the city of bravery and sacrifice. The magnificent 7th century Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India. The formidable fort is perched atop a 180 meter high hillock covering a massive area of 700 acres. The fort has many magnificent monuments, which are fine examples of the Rajput architecture. Then proceed to Udaipur, which is also called city of lakes. On arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Morning excursion to Eklingi and Nagda temples. Eklingji with a number of ancient temples is 22 kms north of Udaipur. The Shiv temple in the village was originally built in 734 AD, although its present form dates from the rule of Maharana Raimal, between 1473 AD and 1509 AD. The walled complex includes an elaborately pillared hall under a large pyramidal roof and features a four faced Shiva image of black marble. At Nagda, one km before Eklingji, are old temples. The Jain temple of Adbudji is essentially ruined, but its architecture is quiet interesting. Return to Udaipur. Evening you may enjoy sunset cruise on lakePichola which overlooks Lake Palace & Jag Mandir( boat tour is not included in our cost ). Otherwise, evening is free to explore the local bazaars where you may bargain for interesting souvenirs. Overnight stay.
Morning leave for Jodhpur. Visit Ranakpur on the way where there are 15th century Jain Temples known for outstanding sculptures. The Temple has very fine ornamentation in wonderful setting with peacocks, langurs and numerous birds.It has 1444 pillars and none of them is alike. Then proceed to Jodhpur. After arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning city tour of Jodhpur visiting Meharangarh Fort built in 1457 situated at an altitude of about 125 mts is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and has seven gates. It was the toughest fort to conquer in whole Rajasthan. Then visit JaswantThada which is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer which is an architectural dream in the lonely yellow silence of the desert. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning city tour of Jaisalmer visiting fort – known as Sonar Quila, rising from the sand, the mega structure merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience and the setting suns in its most colorful shades, gives it a fairy tale look. Also visit Patwaon Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli which are famous for wonderful carving. Afternoon excursion to sand dunes located at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer. Take an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sun set view. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Bikaner which is a desert city on the ancient carvan routes that originated from Africa and West Asia. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bikaner visiting impressive Junagarh fort. One of the most unique features of the Junagarh Fort is that it has been built on a desert plain, a stark contrast to the high elevation forts we normally find in Rajasthan. Blending the best of Oriental and European forms of architecture, the Junagarh Fort spells grandeur all the way. Overnight stay.
Morning leave for Mandawa. After arrival check in at hotel Mandawa Castle. Visit Mandawa which has been referred to as the “open art gallery” of Rajasthan because the entire Shekhawati region and not just Mandawa is dotted with fascinating mansions(havelis) that have lavishly painted walls. Overnight stay at Castle Mandawa.
Morning drive back to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi and car with driver will remain at your disposal for some sightseeing or last minute shopping. Later transfer to Delhi airport to catch flight for onward destination.