Pushkar Fair with Golden Triangle - PI-071
Rajasthan's most famous fair, Pushkar brings together camel traders, pilgrims, visitors and those who are here simply to participate in one of the season's most colorful social events. It is one of the largest and most colorful animal fairs in the world. Besides tented camps, there are hundreds of shops selling everything from handicrafts to spices, foodstuff and jewelery. For visitors, a number of activities are also arranged, but the best is to simply stay within the fair grounds to watch the fascinating Rajasthani village metamorphose before your eyes. Pushkar Fair is from 18th till 21st November'10.
Day 1: Delhi
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014
Arrival at Delhi.Our representative will welcome and transfer to the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Agra
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Monday, July 14, 2014
After breakfast proceed to Agra(5 hours drive).Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon half day city tour visiting the World famous Taj Mahal
built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife MumtazMahal.The grandeur called the Taj is perhaps the most photographed, filmed, described and sketched building of the world. Taj Mahal
is where fantasy coincides with reality in perfect harmony.An inspiration for innumerous artists over the centuries, the Taj is an ode to love. It took 22 years to create this jewel.Agra Fort built and renovated over the centuries, this massive fort gained recognition only during the Mughal reign.Tomb of Itmad-ud-daullah- built by Empress Noorjehan in the memory of her father.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Agra - Jaipur
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
After breakfast drive to Jaipur (05 hrs. drive) - the pink city of India. The capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink, a century ago in the honour of a visiting Prince, ever since it has retained the pink colour.En-route visit Fatehpur - sikri (40 kms. From Agra )- once the capital of Mughal Empire and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Its fortifications and Palaces are in a wonderful state of preservation. Upon arrival at Jaipur check-in at Hotel.Afternoon city tour visiting City Palace
- where the former Maharaja still resides in a part of it, but rest now serves as a Museum.Also visit Jantar Mantar
, an observatory built by a great astronomer Sawai Jai Singh onto drive past through Hawa Mahal
(Palace of winds). Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Amber Fort
- remarkable for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. Climb up to the fort on the back of an Elephant or by jeeps. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur - Pushkar
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Thursday, July 17, 2014
After breakfast check-out form hotel and leave for Pushkar (4 hrs. drive). Enroute visit Ajmer. Ajmer is famous for the Tomb of the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti the Dargah Sharif.Arrive Pushkar, lunch and stay at a hotel tented accommodation. Pushkar is Sacred town and lies 11 kms north east of Ajmer. According to mythology, the Pushkar lake is supposed to have appeared miraculously when a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. On Kartik Poornima, thousands of pilgrims come to bathe in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake. The fair is overwhelming in its magnitude and its visual impact. Colorful bazaars are set up, camels are paraded and also bought and sold. Evening enjoy sunset view.
Overnight stay at Pushkar.
Day 6: Pushkar
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Morning after breakfast full day free to explore the famous Pushkar fair.
The Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar ka Mela, is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world's largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction and its highlights have become competitions such as the "matka phod", "longest moustache", and "bridal competition" are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists.Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats . The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items. In order to demonstrate, the men go up on the group of camels one after another
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7: Pushkar - Delhi
Friday, July 18, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014
Morning visit the Fair grounds. After early lunch transfer to railway station at Ajmer to leave for Delhi by Shatabdi Express.Arrive Delhi and transfer from railway station to hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Delhi
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
Morning half-day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat
the Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi. Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort
. you may take a tricycle tour of Chandini Chowk. Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi visiting drive past President House, Parliament House
(House of Representatives) and India Gate
- War Memorial (stop for photography). Visit the Qutub Minar
, 72.55 meters, high Victory Tower and proceed onto Bahai Temple
(lotus temple). Also visit the Humayun's Tomb
built of red sandstone, the first substantial example of the Mughal architecture and Laxmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu temple built by the Birlas, leading Indian industrialists.Evening transfer to international airport to fly back homeonward destination.