Pushkar Fair Special


Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days


Destinations

Delhi – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

Date : 26 Oct – 04 Nov 2017
Fair Dates : 28 October – 04 November 2017

Detailed Tour Itinerary

26 October / Day 01 : Delhi Arrival

Upon arrival at Delhi international airport, our company representative will meet & assist you with traditional welcome and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free & easy for own activities and acclimatization with Indian weather conditions.
Overnight at The Lalit Hotel, Delhi

India Gate, Delhi

India Gate, Delhi

27 October / Day 02 : Delhi – Full day tour

Post breakfast; proceed for a full day guided tour in Delhi starting with Old Delhi visiting Raj Gaht, Jama Maszid, drivepass through Red Fort & Chanidi Chowk.

Afternoon; visit to Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, drive pass through Parliament Street & President house and visit Qutub Minar.
Overnight at The Lalit Hotel, Delhi

28 October / Day 03 : Delhi – Udaipur (By Flight)

Post breakfast; transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to Udaipur; also known as the "City of Lakes". Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free for won activities.
Optional: Optional visit can be arranged to Nathdwara Temple or Chittaurgarh Fort
Overnight at Trident Hotel, Udaipur

29 October / Day 04 : Udaipur – Full day tour

Post breakfast; proceed for a guided tour visiting City Palace, an intriguing collection of buildings built in the year 1725. Also visit Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of Maids of Honour) and Jagdish Temple; the Indo-Aryan Temple.
Evening; enjoy the relaxing boat ride at Lake Pichhola on sun-set.
Overnight at Trident Hotel, Udaipur

30 October / Day 05 : Udaipur – Jodhpur via Ranakpur (260 kms. / 05 hours drive)

Post breakfast; check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur; yet another beautiful city in Rajasthan state. Jodhpur; founded by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459. En-route visit to Ranakpur Jain Temples and further continue to Jodhpur.Upon arrival; check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight at Ajit Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

31 October / Day 06 : Jodhpur – Pushkar (186 Kms. / 05 hours)

Post breakfast; leave for a half day guided tour in Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Fort Museum and Jaswant Thada.
Afternoon; drive to Pushkar; the holy Hindu city known for its Lake and Lord Brahma's Temple. Upon arrival; check-in to the hotel.
Overnight at Pushkar Palace Hotel, Pushkar

Matka Race, Pushkar Fair

Matka Race, Pushkar Fair

01 November / Day 07 : 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. In recent years the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar club and a team of random foreign tourists. The Imperial Gazetteer of India mentions an attendance of 100,000 pilgrims in early 1900s.

The festival - 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.

Time - It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day (the 15th) of Kartik (October–November) in Hindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day and the day, according to legend, when the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake, thus numerous people swim in its sacred waters.
Overnight at Pushkar Palace Hotel, Pushkar

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair

02 November / Day 08 : Pushkar – Jaipur (180 kms. / 03 hours drive)

Morning post breakfast; proceed for a half day guided tour visiting Lord Brahma's Temple and Holy Pushkar Lake. Afternoon; drive to Jaipur; the capital city of Rajasthan State and also known as the "Pink City". Upon arrival Jaipur; check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free & easy for own activities.

Optional: Optional tour can be arranged for Samode Village Excursion or Chokhi Dhani Village Excursion.
Overnight at Marriott Hotel, Jaipur

03 November / Day 09 : Jaipur – Full day tour

Post breakfast; leave for an excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy the Elephant ride to ascend the Amber fort. After visiting Amber fort, visit to a traditional Rajasthani Handicraft & handloom factory to see the craftsmen performing.

Afternoon; visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. Before returning your hotel; a short stop in front Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) for photo shoot.
Overnight at Marriott Hotel, Jaipur

04 November / Day 10 : Jaipur – Agra via Fathehpur Sikri (240 kms. / 05 hours drive)

Post breakfast; check-out from the hotel and drive to Agra; the city of Taj Mahal. On the way stop at Fathepur Sikri to visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam and Diwane-e-Khas. Further continue to Agra.

Upon arrival in Agra; check-in to the hotel and later proceed for a half day guided tour in Agra visiting Agra Fort. After visiting Agra Fort; proceed to Taj Mahal to see it at sun-set when it looks most beautiful.
Post tour; spend some time in shopping the world's best Marble products and the famous James & Jewelry.
Overnight at Radisson Hotel, Agra

05 November / Day 11 : Agra – Delhi (220 kms. / 04 hours drive)

Post breakfast; check-out from the hotel and drive straight to Delhi international airport to board the flight to onward journey.