The Pushkar Fair, also called the Pushkar Camel Fair or locally as Kartik Mela or Pushkar ka Mela is an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural fete held in the town of Pushkar near Ajmer City in Ajmer district in (Rajesthan, India). The fair starts with the Hindu calender month of Kartik and ends on the Kartik Purnima, which typically overlaps with late October and early November in the Gregorian calender. In 1998, over 1 million visitors came to Pushkar throughout the year. The Pushkar fair alone attracts over 2000,000 visitors.
Arrive Delhi, meet and greet at the airport by our tour manager and transfer to Hotel
Overnight hotel in Delhi
Early morning transfer to Railway station for Gwalior bound super-fast train on arrival transfer to hotel after wash and change visit Gwalior is a city of historical significance. Many events which decided the route of Indian history took place here. The city is well-known for its immense unbeatable forts, built by Raj Man Singh Tomar. The gigantic stronghold is built on an inaccessible hillock. Mughal emperor Babur described it as "The pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind". The Man Mandir palace a double storeyed palace famous for its stone carvings and latticework. Teli ka Mandir, a ninth century structure, which is over a 100 feet in height is an astonishing mixture of Hindu and Muslim structural design. Sas- Bahu Temple is also considered to a marvelous work of art. Visit the Jai villas palace and museum, the local of the last ruling family of Gwalior the Schindias. The scions of the family still exist in a part of the Palace; the other part of the palace has been rehabilitated into a museum for public viewing. The museum has some of the exclusive items in display belonging to the royal family. It includes gifts from royal families of India, Europe and the orient.The palace has old photographs of royalties, arms, stuffed animals, Belgian cut glass furniture, and a German bubble car amongst other things. The palace has a unique mixture of Tuscan, Italian and Corinthian styles of architecture.
Overnight Hotel in Gwalior
Morning after breakfast depart and drive to Agra on arrival transfer to hotel after wash and change visit visit Agra Fort where Shah Jehan spent the last years of his life, imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb. The most impressive parts of the Fort are the Dewan-e-Am, Hall of Public Audience, where the Emperor met officials and listened to petitioners, and the Dewan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, where he received foreign dignitaries. The Peacock throne (now in Iran) was in this fort, before being moved to Delhi by Emperor Aurangzeb and
We make a sunset visit of Taj Mahal, (closed to visitors on Fridays.) the most extravagant monument ever built for love. On the death of his beloved wife
Mumtaz Mahal, Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built her this memorial over which 20,000 men laboured for 22 years to create a masterpiece in white marble inlaid with semi precious stones; the art is called pietra dura.
Overnight Hotel in Agra
Morning after breakfast depart and drive to Jaipur En-route visit Fateh Pur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and deserted 14 years later due to lack of water. Legend has it that Akbar who was without a male heir, made a pilgrimage to this spot to visit the saint Sheikh Salim Chisti The saint predicted the birth of a male heir and in gratitude, after his son Jehangir was born, he built Fatehpur Sikri to commemorate the birth. The Diwan-e- Khas, Hall of Private Audiences has a unique interior design. The Diwan-e-Am or Hall of Public Audience is an open courtyard surrounded by cloisters and adjoining it is the Pachisi courtyard arranged like a gigantic game board, where the Emperor played chess using slave girls as pawns. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Remainder of the day at leisure for personal activities.
Overnight: Hotel in Jaipur
In the morning visit former capital of Jaipur, the Amber Fort, Just 11 km north of the city, with its honey-coloured fortress-palace in the Aravalli Hills. Enjoy an elephant ride along the fortress ramparts. The sombre exterior belies the richness of the royal apartments which open on to striking views of the gorge. Walk into the Sheesh Mahal and admire the amazing interior décor thought of over 200 years ago. The Hall of Victory presents a galaxy of decorative art panels of alabaster with fine inlay work. After lunch we will explore Hawa Mahal an elaborate building encrusted with delicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies from behind which the royal ladies could view the world outside. Jantar Mantar (Jai Singh’s Observatory) built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being a prince was also a soldier, astronomer and builder. City Palace now a museum exhibiting fine Rajput and Moghul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armoury
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Today after breakfast drive to Pushkar on arrival transfer to hotel
The village of Pushkar lies on the edge of the desert. At its heart is one of India’s most sacred lakes. There are 52 ghats around the lake, and numerous temples. The Brahma temple, especially, attracts pilgrims all year round. Apart from its religious significance, Pushkar is known for its Cattle and Camel fair held every year in the month of Kartik (October/November), which attracts visitors in their thousands. You can also witness and participate in the evening prayer meetings in the temples. Being a religious town, alcohol and non-vegetarian food are taboo.
In the late afternoon you will explore the city mainly visiting the Pushkar Lake Ghats and the Brahma Temple, which is one of its kind left in India today.
Overnight: Hotel in Pushkar
‘Pushkar’, today almost synonymous with the Kartik Mela (Pushkar Fair, Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar Cattle Fair) and the lord Brahma temple. The Kartik Fair which is annually held in Pushkar around October – November (Kartik Sudi ekadashi to poonam according to Hindu calendar) has gained international repute as cattle and cultural fair. The Pushkar fair is actually a combination of two fair happening at the same venue the city of Pushkar in Rajasthan. One of the fair that is take place here at same time, one of the highest exaltation of Lord of creation, Brahma and other is largest camel fair. In the fair different specious of cattle Bulls, Horse, Camel, Donkey, etc. brought in this from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, etc. and good trading take place. The fair started a week before the kartik poonam and ends on the full moon night.During the Pushkar Fair pujas are performed almost continuously by the priest, who guide people through the rituals of taking the holy dip in lake.
Full day enjoy festival at Pushkar
Overnight: Hotel in Pushkar
Mornig after breakfast depart for Ranakpur are the most magnificent Jain temples in India. It is an extensive complex covering 3,600 sq. meters and has 29 halls with 1,444 pillars, each unlike the other, intricately covered with delicate carvings. The main temple is Chaumukha Temple or four-faced temple, dedicated to Adinath, the Revealer of Truth.
Overnight: Hotel in Ranakpur
Morning after breakfast depart and drive to Mt Abu on arrival transfer to hotel after wash and change visit Dilwara Jain Temple, Nakki Lake and Brahmin Kumari Ashram. Dilwara Temple is a group of remarkable Jain temples. Among the finest examples of these are two temples in which the art of carving marble has reached unsurpassed heights. The older of the temples is the 'Vimal Vasahi', built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the 'House of Elephants', with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later built 'Tejpal Temple' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent. Nakki Lake is virtually located in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. While takeing a stroll along the lake, look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar
Overnight: Hotel in Mt Abu
Morning at leisure for personal activities in afternoon drive to Udaipur or arrival transfer to hotel in evening Boat ride on Lake Pichola (Subject to operations) - This Lake takes its name from the small village of Picholi on its West Bank.
Overnight hotel in Udaipur
After breakfast, we explore the sites of Udaipur. Visit City Palace perched on a ridge overlooking Lake Pichola, Sahelion-ki-bari, the scene of royal parties for centuries. Drive around Fateh Sagar Lake excavated in the late 17th century by Maharaja Jai Singh and past the Kala Mandir (Puppet Museum) and the Cenotaph of Maharana Pratap. Jagdish temple, which is a fine example of Nagari style. Later on today transfer to Udaipur airport for Delhi bound flight on arrival transfer to Hotel
Overnight hotel in Delhi
Morning after breakfast transfer to Udaipur airport for Delhi bound flight on arrival we leave for sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, Drive by Red Fort (closed on Mondays) built of red sandstone dating from the very peak of the Mughal power. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Cycle rickshaw ride through Chandni chowk. Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi the Father of the nation was cremated in 1948. Drive past by Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidential Palace) and the Secretariat buildings - the centre of Government activity, down the impressive Rajpath (the main avenue), to the World War I memorial arch, India Gate, the High Court Building and the Old Fort. Visit Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD by his grieving widow Haji Begum, and the Qutub Minar, 72 meters high and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque. After farewell dinner transfer to international airport for home ward flight
- 1. Accommodation based on mentioned hotels on twin sharing basis
- 2. Meals as listed in the hotel list
- 3. Transportation and sightseeing as per itinerary by AC Coach
- 4. Accompany guide throughout the tour
- 5. One time Monument Entrance fees
- 6. Train Journey from Delhi to Gwalior in A/C Chair Car
- 7. Elephant ride at Amber fort while climbing up
- 8. Non A/C Jeeps at Amer Fort while Getting down
- 9. Battery bus from coach parking to Fatehpur Sikri and back to parking
- 10. Battery bus from Coach Parking to Taj Mahal and back to parking 11. Boat ride at Udaipur
- 12. One Bottle water per person per day while travelling
- 13. one tour leader complimentary on twin sharing basis on ground arrangements
- 14. last Night in Delhi Room for wash and change with dinner
- 15. Government service tax
- 1. Visa fees
- 2. Tips compulsory
- 3. Drinks, laundry, camera fee and other expanses of personal nature
- 4. Insurance
- 5. Domestic airfare from Udaipur to Delhi.