Pushkar Camel Fair

9 days | Starts/Ends: Delhi

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  • Tour Itinerary
    Day 1

    Delhi

    Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival in Delhi an included transfer will take you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at your own leisure.

    Overnight: Delhi

    Day 02

    The Taj Mahal

    Delhi - Agra. This morning we set out for Agra, home to the magnificent Taj Mahal. Upon arrival into Agra we check in to our hotel before heading over to the imposing Agra Fort late afternoon. This 16th century sandstone fortress was once home to Mughal rulers, and within its fortified walls you can still find evidence of the empire’s grandeur with a number of enchanting mosques and stunning palaces. From the Agra Fort we travel on to the Taj Mahal.

    The Taj Mahal truly is one of the wonders of the world, and you will see it at its best - at sunset - just when the light, playing on the marble of the tomb and the reflections in the stillness of the waters, presents this incredible building in all its beauty, majesty and splendor. The Taj Mahal is a monument of love built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. After visiting the Taj we will enjoy a tasty welcome dinner at a speciality restaurant in Agra.

    Overnight: Agra | Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 03

    Fatehpur Sikri

    Agra - Jaipur. Spend the morning at leisure, with the option to return to the Taj Mahal at sunrise before we continue our journey to Jaipur. En route we visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569.

    Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast

    Day 04

    Jaipur

    We start the day with an elephant ride up to the lofty Amber Fort. Once inside the sheer rock walls we explore palaces, gardens, temples and opulent private apartments that were once home to Mughal rulers. In the afternoon we enjoy a city tour of Jaipur. Here we will see the remains of the Hawa Mahal palace, visit the ancient Jantar Mantar observatory, and explore the vast City Palace, with its many courtyards, gardens and majestic buildings. There will also be the chance to browse several museums and art galleries.

    Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast

    Day 05-06

    Pushkar Camel Fair

    Jaipur - Pushkar. This morning we travel to Pushkar. Once a year this sleepy lakeside town erupts into a frenzy of activity, as hundreds of thousands of cattle traders, pilgrims, breeders, herdsmen, farmers and travellers descend upon the town for the annual Pushkar Camel Fair. Here you can witness the serious business of livestock trading as well as watch (or take part) in some fun activities, such as a game of tug of war, a cricket match, a competition for the longest moustache, and a camel beauty-pageant. There are also plenty of market stalls with local wares on sale, including bracelets, clothing, and fabrics.

    As well as the colourful activities of the fairground this annual event also carries some religious significance. According to legend, while searching for a place to perform a fire sacrifice the Hindu god Brahma made Pushkar Lake appear out of thin air and as such on the day of a full moon during the fair thousands of pilgrims flock to the Ghats of the lake to bathe in its sacred waters. Our sightseeing on day 5 includes Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple before we head over to the fair grounds in the afternoon. The following day enjoy free time to explore the delights of the Pushkar Camel Fair. Overnight: Pushkar | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

    Day 07

    Ajmer

    Pushkar - Ajmer - Delhi. This morning we drive to the town of Ajmer and enjoy a sightseeing tour upon arrival. Located just 11 kilometres away from Pushkar, Ajmer is an important railway town and home to the mausoleum of Muslim Sufi Saint Chisti. Not being part of any principality, it represents the multi-religious character of India and is a blend of Sufi culture and Hindu religion. Ajmer also has a reputation as a great centre of education, with the Mayo College standing above the rest. Later this afternoon we take the train back to Delhi, arriving late evening.

    Overnight: Delhi | Breakfast

    Day 08

    Delhi sightseeing

    Today embark on a full day sightseeing tour of city, kicking off in the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi. Here we will see the famous Red Fort, the towering minarets and marble domes of Jama Masjif – one of the oldest and most impressive mosques in the city, and government buildings. Later we head into New Delhi, with its wide boulevards, plentiful parks and majestic parliament buildings and palaces. View the lofty Qutab Minar tower, and the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb.

    Overnight: Delhi | Breakfast

    Day 09

    Goodbye India!

    Sunday 22 November 2015. Today we say goodbye to India as our tour comes to an end. After breakfast and check-out you will be transferred to the airport for your onward travel.

    Breakfast

  • Get in touch

    Rajasthan Travel Services
    Contact Person: Mr. Suresh Sirwani
    52-55, Ground Floor, Ganpati Plaza,
    M.I. Road, Jaipur - 302001
    Cell No : 91 - 09829050852
    E-mail: suresh@rts.co.in