Pushkar Special Tour
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Covered Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Delhi --- View Route Map
Here is a very special tour for those who love land and people and prefer their own sense of timing. The tour combines the best of north India.
Day 1 : Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport you will be met at the airport by our executive and you would be accorded royal welcome with garlands. Our executive would escort you to your hotel. We already have done a pre check in for you at the hotel which saves you time in middle of the night. Hotel Imperial / Similar category (5 star)
New Delhi begins with the drive past Safdarjang's Tomb (1753 AD) on the way to Qutab Minar (1193 AD) this striking medieval tower of victory of Persian World is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted over 1500 years. Then drive through New Delhi includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Government buildings, India Gate, Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara), Birla Temple and Connaught Place, New Delhi's main shopping area. Visit Humayun's Tomb - considered to be the fore runner of Taj Mahal.
Day 2 : Delhi (B / D)
Today your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Our personal guide takes you to the fantastic sites of old and New Delhi.
The sites include the Jama Masjid, Raj ghat (Gandhi's memorial), Humayun's tomb and the 12th centaury Qutab Minar. During the day you also drive through the government building like the president house, the parliament, India gate and the Sikh temple. Evening we cease the opportunity to host you a welcome dinner at the Village Bistro on a roof top.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi - Agra (B)
Today you will check out after breakfast and drive to Agra. Upon arrival, you will check-in at your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel. The remainder of the day is free for individual activities - enjoying the spa and massage at the hotel. The tour offers you the complete spa package with compliments.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000 craftsmen and master builders, who came from all over Asia to join in this great work - from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India's finest; was quarried at Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from distant lands : Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrosolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean. In the afternoon after lunch we offer you to visit the great monuments of Agra including agra fort and the baby taj. Evening you return to the hotel. Over night will be at the hotel.
Day 4 : Agra - Jaipur (B)
Today morning we take you to visit the legendary Taj. Sunrise is the best time to visit the monument when the touch of light just begins to ignite the passion of Taj. Early morning offers you the best Kodak moments as it's also very less crowded. Return to the hotel after the visit to pack and depart. Check out after breakfast and continue to drive to Jaipur. En-route visits the famous deserted city of the mughals, fatehpur sikri founded by great mughal emperor - Akbar.
Late afternoon arrive Jaipur and check in at you pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel. The evening you have an option to take a heritage walk into the illuminated bazaars of the pink city and enjoy a rickshaw ride and the treasure hunt organized especially for you.
Overnight will be at the hotel palace.
THE splendid Fort / Palace of AMBER was wrested by the Kachhwaha Rajputs in the mid-12th century who dominated the surrounding area for the next six centuries. Amber was also the prime site of the alliance between the Mughals and the Rajputs. The astronomer-King Sawai Jai Singh II, famous for his Jantar Mantar ascended the throne in 1699. He soon decided to build a new city in the plains: JAIPUR was designed according to the principals of the Shilpa-Shastra(Architecture) and the capital shifted here in 1727, the city attracted merchants and crafts-people that over time shaped its irresistible bazaar.
Day 5 : Jaipur (B / L)
Today morning you will take a ride on an elephant back as your personal guide takes you to the majestic Amer fort. You ascend the fort, the royal way. The sight seeing of Jaipur includes the visit to the most distinguished astronomical observatory and the royal city palace complex.
We would like to offer you a traditional silver platter lunch at a restaurant known for its cooking demonstration and the most exclusive for us, a turban demonstration. There is also a turban museum there. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day6 : Jaipur - Pushkar
Today morning you will be driven to the highlight of our tour. Pushkar , undoubtedly a feast for the eyes. The accommodation at pushkar would be in luxury tents with all meals. Our stay here offers us an opportunity of lifetime to witness the fair programme and fell the vibrant and vivid colors of the people. Next three days we have multiple visits to the fair ground on decorated camels and do the excursions around.
Pushkar, an important religious place for Hindus, is located only 11 kms from Ajmer in Rajasthan. This little town is known for "Pushkar Fair', "the Lord Brahma Temple", a "picturesque lake' and "camel fair". An ancient religious town its fair is a great tourist attraction. People from around the globe come to the Pushkar which is transformed into a spectacular fair ground in the month of Kartik. People bathe, worship and delight in the dazzling wares of roadside stalls. Camels are bought, sold, beautified, raced and parade. Most unusual are the small groups of men and women seen busy tattooing their hands and other parts of the body.
The fair is predominantly a rural gathering. Villagers come from different parts of the state and bring their cattle with them. Camel, horse and bullock races on sand dunes are great crowd pullers. All roads lead to the lake, which is flooded with pilgrims. The movement of the crowd is like a tide of colours. Dance, music, gaily-attired men & women, various cultural events add to the fun and charisma on the occasion. The phenomenal camel races are the most interesting part of the fair augmented by cattle auction and colorful shops exhibiting beautiful handicrafts. Evenings at the Pushkar Fair have there own charm. The silent night is pierced by calls of camels. Ballads are sung by actors in passionate tones. Folk dramas, skits and folk dance are organized for the entertainment of the tourists.
Every ingredient that makes Rajasthan a distinct place can be spotted in the fair including men dressed in colorful traditional clothes, women in mirrored skirts and vivid shawls, embroidered clothes, exquisitely designed jewelry, pots and ornaments. This four-day long fair full of fun and frolic falls on the full moon of Kartik Purnima and offers an unique opportunity for a shopping spree while giving an edge to the consumer product marketing in rural Rajasthan. Improved accommodation facilities have made it an International event a large camel fair in which traders from all over Rajasthan participate to parade, race and trade their camels, horses and cattle give it a fascinating touch. The acrobats, jugglers, snake charmers and fire-eaters will leave you mesmerized with their skilled performances. Cruise on a camel safari and get the real flavor of the fair.
Day 7 : Jaipur - Pushkar
Full day will be at leisure.
Day 8 : Jaipur - Pushkar
Full day will be at leisure.
Day 9 : Pushkar - Udaipur (B)
Today morning after breakfast you will be driven another stretch of 5 hrs to reach the city of romance, lakes and gardens. Upon arrival, check-in at your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
UDAIPUR is perhaps a unique pre-modern capital with no fort. Coming to life after the final sacking of Chittaur , Udaipur saw an explosive of building activity- temples, palaces and Havelis. Lake Picchola with its two islands- Jagniwas (now the Lake Palace Hotel) and Jagmandir defines Udaipur. The City Palace towers over the lake. The artificial Jaisamand Lake was created in 17th century by damming the Gomti River. There are beautiful chhatries (Cenotaphs) around the embankment.
Late evening around sunset we offer you a romantic boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola
Day 10 : Udaipur (B / D)
Today your will day starts with a visit to the Jagdish temple, Sahelion ki Bari garden complex and the royal city palace complex. Return to the hotel around lunch. Early evening we have a boat ride for you on the placid waters of Lake Picchola, the most romantic site to be. Late evening we host you a farewell dinner at the splendid Bagore-ki-Haveli. The dinner includes cocktails and a dance performance from the locals. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 11 : Udaipur - Delhi / Mumbai (B)
A late morning departure to the airport to catch a flight to Delhi or Mumbai. Upon arrival we provide you the day rooms, till your further departure.