A journey to discover the oldest treasures of Rajasthan that will lead you to the soul of India, revealing the secrets of an ancient culture. One of the largest and most popular festivals in India, the Pushkar Camel Fair, or Pushkar Mela is the most popular local fair of Rajasthan. Camels, horses, and cattle descend on the dunes of Pushkar to be traded by villagers and saw by worldwide travelers. A swirl of colors, between minstrels and Rebari from the red turban, storytellers and many animals. The Pushkar Camel Fair related to the Hindu lunar calendar. This annual 14-day festival takes place in the auspicious Hindu month of Kartik (October and November), The most prosperous time to clear past sins. During this moon phase, locals bathe in the holy waters of Pushkar Lake, hoping their desires will come true.
Pushkar Camel Fair Dates
In 2021, the Pushkar Fair will be held on November 11 to 19.
05 Nov 2021 : Arrival Delhi Arrival at Delhi airport early in the morning by choice of your airlines, handling of customs formalities and meeting with the guide / driver who will accompany you from international airport to hotel in Delhi, A metro ride experience will take you to heart of Delhi Connaught place, continued visit president house & India gate of Delhi for photo stop, also an opportunity to visit Delhi's famous Sikh temple nearby. Overnight in Delhi
06 Nov 2021 : Fly to Varanasi Fly to Varanasi in the afternoon, Varanasi is the India of your imagination. This is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and one of the holiest in Hinduism. Pilgrims come to the Ganges here to wash away sins in the sacred waters, to cremate their loved ones, or simply to die here, hoping for liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Varanasi at sunset there are evening prayer and boat trips on the Ganges, plunging into an incredibly suggestive atmosphere.
07 Nov 2021 : Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. We can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the Ganges (Ghats) River. later in noon will visit Sarnath, Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, and gave his famous first sermon at the deer park here in Isipatana. In the 3rd century BC, Emperor Ashoka erected magnificent stupas and monasteries here, as well as an engraved pillar
08 Nov 2021 : Khajuraho Fly to Khajuraho, India's most titillating town is famed far and wide for the erotic stone carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s three groups of World Heritage-listed temples. The Western Group of temples, in particular, contains some stunning sculptures that together make up some of the finest temple art in the world.
09 Nov 2021 : Orchha The morning will be dedicated to visiting the wonderful erotic temples of Khajuraho. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive to Orchha village, that offers an incredibly peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
10 Nov 2021 : Agra by Train Orchha located the banks of the Betwa river, once the capital of the Bundela dynasty, morning on foot discover this fascinating citadel, visit the imposing Palace of the Maharaja of Orchha and the Palace built for the Mughal emperor Jehangir, with their respective royal tombs and the ruins of ancient monuments. Continue to Jhansi, in time to catch the train to Agra, the city that holds the famous mausoleum symbol of India, the Taj Mahal.
11 Nov 2021 : Jaipur Wake up early to visit the Taj Mahal, the majestic monument of love and imagination that is one of the seven wonders of the world. Being able to admire it in the first light of the sun is an evocative and unforgettable experience, later visit one of the most important buildings in India, the Red Fort in Agra. UNESCO heritage site, the palace owes its name to the material used for its construction, the red sandstone. Drive for Jaipur, the "pink city" of Rajasthan. Along the way stop at Abhanerei to see 1000-year-old step well.
12 Nov 2021 : Jaipur Departure for Amber, the old capital of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Along the road, stop at the Palace of the Winds, built in the nineteenth century to allow women of the court to attend the parades. Ride the back of the majestic elephants that will lead you to the Fort, a massive 18th-century palace that overlooks Lake Maota and is a typical example of Indo-Islamic architecture. After lunch, visit the Maharaja Palace and the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. At the end walk in the city between the jewelry, carpet and ceramics markets before returning to the hotel.
13 Nov 2021 : Pushkar Drive to Pushkar, the holy city of Rajasthan famous for hosting the largest camel fair in the world. Upon arrival, accommodation in reserved tents, whole day explore the town on foot like the temple of Brahma, the only one in all India dedicated to the God of creation, to reach it you will cross the white lanes full of colorful shops and holy cows. We will pass along the Ghats, the characteristic staircases arranged around the shores of the sacred lake where the Hindus make the purifying bath. Lunch at a local restaurant, rest of the day dedicated to trading fair activities that invade all the streets of the town, filling it with colors and life, pilgrims from all over India, merchants, holy men, storytellers, jugglers pour into the streets of the village and will witness the typical scenes of camel buying, music and sports shows, religious ceremonies on the shores of the lake.
14 Nov 2021 : Delhi by evening train A free morning to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the fair. Lunch at the local restaurant and departure for the Ajmer train station in time to take the train to Delhi. On arrival Delhi station you will be transferred to the airport in time for the international flight departing the midnight. Important Note: Train arrived Delhi 23.00 Hrs hence book your return flight after 4 hours from arrival.
NOTE Guide price is based on 04 adults ( with 02 rooms ) or 02 adults + 02 kids ( 02 rooms ) travel together Price is subject to change during peak / festival season or less than 04 pax are traveling
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HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR
• Participation in the Pushkar camel fair • Visits to rural villages • Boat cruise on river ganges • Visit of Kamasutra temples • Tajmahal tour • Elephant & camel ride
The price includes: Internal flight connection Delhi - Varanasi including airport taxes English tour leader throughout the trip from 4 pax English local guides service up to 3 pax Vehicle for the entire duration of the trip Accommodation deluxe hotels or similar Transfers to/from the airport as indicated Trip is on Half board ( breakfast & dinner ) Visits and activities as specified Entrances tickets and fees of monuments 02 train journeys from Jhansi to Agra & Ajmer to Delhi On-site assistance
The price does not include: International airfare India visa cost & Travel insurance; Fees for the use of cameras in monuments Any lunch Tips for guide, driver helper, etc Drinks during meals and extra in general; Anything not expressly mentioned in the program and under the heading
Hotels : Delhi - Jivitesh Varanasi - Meraden Grand Khajuraho - Ramada Orchha - Amar Mahal Palace Agra - Clarks Jaipur - Ramada Pushkar - Swizz Tents with double bed
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