Pushkar Camel Fair
During the full moon, each November, a remarkable
event takes place in Pushkar and its surrounding sand dunes — the
Pushkar Camel Fair. Nomads and camel traders bring more than 25,000
camels to buy, sell and trade. The camel-covered dunes, camel races,
camel saddle and jewelry stalls and wildly colorful fairgrounds add up
to one of the most amazing events in all of India. Travelers on our
special festival departure dates will visit the Pushkar Camel Fair and
stay in the visitors' tented village; the slightly higher price for
these departures reflects this extraordinary added feature.
Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Destinations Covered: New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar -
Udaipur - Jodhpur -Jaisalmer
Pushkar Fair: The tranquil Pushkar is transformed into
spectacular fair ground for 12 days in the month of Kartik. Trading of
cattle, camel races and dazzling displays of bangles, brassware,
cloths, camel saddles and halters are the major attractions of this
colourful event. Devotees come in their thousands to take a ritual dip
in the lake on the day of Kartik Purnima and to worship at the one and
only one Brahma temple in the world.
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Significance and Attractions: Pushkar is sacred to Hindus. The
lake at Pushkar is believed to have been created by lord Brahma
himself and has the same sanctity as Manasarover in Tibet. The lake is
situated on the edge of the desert and surrounded by hills from Ajmer
by “Nag Parvat” . No pilgrimage is complete with out a visit to
Pushkar. There are 400 temples and the lake is circled by 52 Ghats
built over the years by several kings and nobles.
Day 01:New Delhi:
Arrival at the International airport. You will be received by
our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at
leisure. Evening to enjoy the sound & light show at the Red fort.
Day 02: New Delhi:
Move out for sight seeing tour of Old and New Delhi which
includes visit to Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Humayun's tomb, Kutub
Minar, Raj Ghat, India Gate, President's House. Evening to shop
around the illuminated streets of Connaught Place.
Day 03: Agra:
In the morning you will be transferred to the railway station to
board the train Shatabdi express for Agra. On arrival check-in your
hotel and move out to see the Agra fort and the magnificent Taj
Mahal during sunset.
Day 04: Jaipur:
After breakfast drive straight to Jaipur-the Pink city of India.
On arrival check-in your hotel. Evening to enjoy at Chowki Dhanii,
it will give you an opportunity to taste the spicy Rajasthani food.
Day 05: Jaipur:
In the morning move out for the full day sight seeing and visit
the Huge Amber Fort on the elephant's back, the City Palace and
Jantar Mantar (an observatory made by astronomer king Jai Singh).
Day 06: Pushkar:
Drive straight to Pushkar after the leisurely morning. Reach
Pushkar in the noon and check-in the hotel/ Tented accommodation.
Move out to see the people, camels,trading of cattle,camel races and
dazzling displays of bangles, brassware, cloths, camel saddles and
halters at Pushkar fair.
Day 07: Pushkar:
Morning visit to the one and only one Brahma temple in the world
and the sacred Pushkar Lake. Rest of the day at your discretion to
enjoy the colourful fair at Pushkar.
Morning arrival at Udaipur -(Known as Venice of the east & city
of Lakes), you will be received and transferred to your hotel.
Experience a wonderful Boat ride over the lake Pichhola in the
Move out for sight seeing of this beautiful city and visit the
Magnificent City Palace which is an architectural marvel towering
over the lake on a hill. Also visit Saheliyon -ki-bari (the garden
of maids of honour with numerous fountains which shows the unique
life style of the royal ladies who once strolled here). Evening free
to walk down the busy streets of this wonderful city.
Drive straight to Jodhpur-the blue city. En-route visit Ranakpur
(80 Km from Udaipur) to see the 500 years old uniquely carved Jain
temples which are made of Marble and are situated in a quite and
picturesque valley which runs into western slopes of Aravellis
hills. On arrival at Jodhpur check-in your hotel. Optional Dinner at
the Glorious Ummaid Bhawan Palace.
After the sight seeing of Jodhpur which includes the massive
Mehrangarh fort (This massive Mehrangarh fort came first and around
it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stone wall with
seven gates and countless bastions) proceed for Jaisalmer- the city
that rises from the heart of the Thar desert like a golden mirage.
On arrival proceed for the 'Sam Sand Dunes" the perfect place to
enjoy & experience a desert life. Enjoy the sun set on the back of
Camel & experience the night campaigning in the desert.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer city and check-in the hotel. Proceed
for the sight seeing which includes the golden-hued Jaisalmer fort ,
Nathmaji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim singh ki Haveli. Evening
free to walk down the street of this fairly tail city.
Day 13: Jaisalmer:
Morning drive to Jodhpur through desert landscape with brief
halts at Kheechan (haven for migratory Demoiselle Cranes) and Osian
village (ancient trading town famous for its superbly carved
temples) and on arrival you will be transferred to the airport to
board the flight for Delhi. Reach Delhi and you will be transferred
to the hotel.
Morning at leisure. At an appropriate time you will be
transferred to the international airport for your onward journey.
The Tour Ends.
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