• 14 Days Cattle Fair Extravaganza in Pushkar
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14 Days Cattle Fair Extravaganza in Pushkar

Destination to Visit:, Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi
Trip Overview:
Spellbinding displays of Indian culture, colorful painted camels, and countless handmade treasures to bring makes Pushkars Camel Fair a truly unforgettable experience.An intoxicating once-in-a-lifetime luxury adventure to one of the most colourful spectacles on earth India`s Pushkar Camel Fair. While not at this epic event, behold the astonishing highlights of India`s captivating past and present as you tour the awe-inspiring wonders of colonial Delhi, elegant Agra, exotic Jaipur, enchanting Udaipur and lively Mumbai in style with private guide and chauffeur. Watch in amazement as camels are painted, beautified and raced to attract the best buyers at the Pushkar Camel Fair. Spend a day soaking up the wonder, absurdity, chaos and incredible photographic opportunities at this fascinating fair. Highlights of PUSHKAR FAIR: - Camel milking competition. - Wresting competition. - Safari on camel and carts. - Horses, camels and Nagauri bull competition - Matka Race (where rural Rajasthani women race while balancing earthen pots on their heads) - Shilp Gram or arts & crafts fair - Matka phod competition (Local v/s Visitors) - Village market place - Desert Symphony or best of Rajasthan cultural program - Gir and cross breed cattle competition - Musical chair - Inter Panchayat samiti rural sports competition i.e. competition amongst various village bodies - Champion Cattle Competition - Cultural performances by Kuchamani(local Rajasthani artists)


Trip Highlights & Experiences

Please explore some of our selected itineraries here for North India Tour, Rajasthan Tours

  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • New Delhi
  • Pushkar
  • Udaipur
This trips specializes in crafting holiday tours in the Indian subcontinent. This trip incorporate following themes and activity.
Day 1 Delhi Arrival

OUR REPRESENTATIVE will receive you on arrival at the airport and receive you. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land and a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

Overnight will be at Delhi.

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Day 2 Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour of Old Delhi.

The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asias largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asias largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside.

People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet.

Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi peddling through the narrow by lanes of Chandni Chowk.

After lunch proceed for a sightseeing tour of New Delhi, which reflects the legacy of the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled city and New Delhi also marks the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colors and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

Imperial Delhi will include the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the Presidents residence. If time permits then visit the Lotus temple located in south of Delhi. It is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Its founder, Bahaullah (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahai as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day 3 Delhi – Udaipur

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Spend morning in leisure.

Transfer to the airport to take flight for Udaipur. Reach and check into the hotel.

The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the ARAVALLIS. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.

Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the LAKE PICHOLA is an enticing sight.

Udaipur is the jewel of MEWAR a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. Overnight will be at Udaipur.

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Day 4 Udaipur

Breakfast will be at hotel.

Proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace.

City Palace: Standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola, is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559 A.D. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of "Jag Niwas" (the world wide famous Lake palace hotel), Jag Mandir on one side and on the other the city of Udaipur. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate - the Tripolia, built in 1725. The way now leads to a series of courtyards, overlapping parations, terraces, corridors and gardens - a harmonic profusion hard to describe. There is a Suraj Gokhda, where the maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in the times of trouble to the people to restore confidence. The Mor-chowk (Peacock courtyard), gets its name from the vivid mosaics in glass decorating its walls. The chini chitrashala is noteworthy while a series of wall paintings of KRISHNA are on display in Bhim Vilas. There are numerous other places such as Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna villas - in memory of a princess of striking beauty who poisoned herself to avert a bloody battle for her hand by rival princess. Now the palace contains many antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils and attracts thousands of visitors every day.

Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.

Saheliyon ki Bari: Maharana Sangram Singh builds this in the mid-18th century. The `garden of the maidens` brings to mind the lifestyle of the ladies of the court. The delightful gardens appear discreet and in impeccable taste. There are four pools with dainty kiosks, and all around are flowerbeds, lawns, pools and fountains protected by a series of walls and shady trees. The Foundation of the Sahelion ki Bari functions solely by water pressure and no pumps are used. The garden has a lotus pool, a sitting room decorated with paintings and glass mosaics. The whole ambiences are flavored by the nostalgia of those beautiful bells enjoying themselves in a lavish aura.

Bagore ki Haveli: This is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar built it in the eighteenth century. The palace has over hundred rooms and some very interesting display of costumes and modern art. The glass and mirror in the interiors of the Haveli delicate work and well preserved too. It also preserves a fine example of Mewar Painting on the walls of Queen`s Chamber. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork. After the death Badwa the building became the property of Mewar State. It came to be occupied by Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore who built the palace of the three arches also in 1878 and it acquired its name of Bagore-ki-haveli, the house of Bagore. After independence the structure lay in neglect until 1986 when it housed the West Zone Cultural centre.

Jagdish Temple: The temple is situated in the middle of the city. The temple of Jagannath Rai, now called Jagdish-ji, is a major monument and should be seen carefully. Raised on a tall terrace and completed in 1651, it is a tribute alike to the tenacity of its builders and the resilence of the art tradition it represents. It attaches a double storeyed Mandapa (hall) to a double - storied, saandhara (that having a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavarna (bell - roof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, non - functional stories. Lanes taking off from many of the sheharpanah (city wall) converge on the Jagdish Temple and walking leisurely through them brings you face with the many layers of the cultural palimpsest that Udaipur is. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1651 A.D.

Proceed for Evening Motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace.

Overnight will be at Udaipur.

Day 5 Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Start for Jodhpur visiting Ranakpur enroute.

En-route, visit the RANAKPUR TEMPLES, dating back to the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of which are alike, support its 29 halls. The Temple abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures. Includes visits to two more Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures.

Reach and check in at hotel.

Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. The massive 15th century AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions.

Visit museum in Umaid Bhawan Palace: The romantic looking Umaid Bhawan Palace was actually built with the purpose of giving employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long drawn famine. The royal family of Jodhpur still lives in a part of the palace. Another part of the palace houses a well-maintained museum, displaying an amazing array of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family - weapons, antiques & fascinating clocks, crockery and trophies

Overnight will be at Jodhpur.

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Day 6 Jodhpur

Breakfast will be at the hotel, Enjoy the sightseeing tour of the city.

Mehrangarh Fort: Situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrate a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Mehrangarh Fort, spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 meters, presents a majestic view on city horizon. It was built on advice of a saint in 1459 to establish an impregnable head-quarter. This Fort is one of the best in India with its exquisitely latticed windows, carved panels, elaborately adorned windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal. A collection of musical instruments, palanquins, royal costumes, furniture and the cannons on the fort`s ramparts are well preserved.

Jaswant Thada: Close to the fort complex, lies Jaswant Thada. This 19th century royal cenotaph built in white marble in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and three other cenotaphs stand nearby. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh holds the rare portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. A visit inside the cenotaphs, with some villagers of the region, would bring forward the reverence they still hold for their brave kings.

Drive to the BISHNOI VILLAGES for a short jeep safari.

Visit the BISHNOI VILLAGES and have a rare glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of India. This village is inhabited by the Bishnoi community. They are staunch believers in the sanctity of plant and animal life. Villages are marked by Khejri trees and deer which thrive. Memorable moments of the great desert landscape fascinates one while driving along the countryside.

Overnight will be at Jodhpur.

Day 7 Jodhpur – Pushkar

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed to Pushkar. Reach and check into the hotel.

Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus situated 11 kms off Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement is the lake which has natural water supply. This lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle. The great Hindu epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata make references to this religious place while evidence points to its having existed during the fourth century B.C. Enjoy India`s and perhaps the world`s most colorful folk festival the Pushkar Fair. Observe, explore and photograph the colors of this amazing fair. Enjoy a camel ride, the festivities and many interesting events or visit the many temples along the Pushkar lake, including the grand Brahma temple.

Overnight will be in deluxe tent.

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Day 8 Pushkar

Enjoy breakfast at the camp.

Enjoy the festival atmosphere at the colorful Pushkar fair; very few fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar. While most people associate the Pushkar fair with the world`s largest camel fair, it is much more than that. It is an occasion for villagers from far and near to gather together and enjoy a welcome break from their harsh life of the arid desert. And enjoy they do in dazzling style and colors.

It is an occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake to "wash away the sins of a lifetime" and pay obeisance at the only Brahma temple in the world.  It is an unparalleled and unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place.

Day 9 Pushkar

You can experience below mentioned activities at fair ground.

    Camel milking competition                                  
    Wresting competition                                                     
    Safari on camel and camel carts                                    
    Horses, camels and Nagauri bull competition      
    Matka Race (where rural Rajasthani women race while balancing earthen pots on their heads)                        
    Shilp Gram or arts & crafts fair                                     
    Matka phod competition (Local v/s Visitors)                   
    Village market place
    Desert Symphony or best of Rajasthan cultural program  
    Gir and cross breed cattle competition                            
    Musical chair                                                    
    Inter Panchayat samiti rural sports competition i.e. competition amongst various village bodies              
    Champion Cattle Competition                                          
    Cultural performances by Kuchamani (local Rajasthani artists) 

Overnight will be in deluxe tent.

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Day 10 Pushkar - Jaipur

Drive to the city of Jaipur through rustic villages. Reach and check in at hotel by afternoon.

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts and is an utterly unique part of India. Proudly belonging to the KSHATRIYA warrior caste and fiercely independent, the Rajput princes made fearsome foes. However, many of them realized that to maintain their wealth and authority locally, it was expedient to proclaim allegiance to the central power. Thus, many enjoyed a privileged position under the Mughal emperors and also the British Raj that followed.

The bustling Rajasthan capital of Jaipur takes its name from its venerated founder Jai Singh II, who was given the title Sawai Maharaja by the Mughal. Literally translated this would mean one and a quarter, suggesting that the Mughal thought this emperor to be more valuable than just one. Jaipur is known as the Pink City on account of the distinctive color of its buildings. This did not, however, form part of the original plan, but dates back to 1856, when the city was given a wash of pink in honor of a State Visit from Prince Albert.

This evening, visit the Birla Temple to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. The marble structure, built as recently as 1985, houses ornate statues including one of Lakshmi (goddess of Wealth and Beauty) and Narayan dressed in gaudy robes, representing a Hindu vision of heavenly luxury. Carvings in the temple and on pillars supporting the covered walkways include images of the Hindu pantheon, as well as Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Francis of Assisi. Your visit will coincide with the AARTI Ceremony, which involves oil lamps being lit and waved, in order to awake and invoke the deity.

Enjoy the experience and spend night at Jaipur.

Day 11 Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

Continue sightseeing.

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsize astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Relax in the evening or visit the markets.


Overnight will be at Jaipur.

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Day 12 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri is 37 km west of Agra. Jajal-ud-din-Muhammad Akbar, Humanyun`s son, accessed the throne at the tender age of 14. While hunting around Sikri his curiosity was aroused by the songs of some minstrels about the celebrated Khwaja -Mu`inu`d-din Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of SUFIS. Akbar, who was without a male heir heard about Saint Salim Chisti and visited him in the year1568,. The saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of Fatehpur Sikri built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and built various secular buildings like the Diwan -I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Jodhabai palace, Birbal`s house, Marian`s house and the Panchmahal.

Reach Agra and transfer to hotel.

AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shahjehan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.

Later in the evening a tantalizing shows depicting the Mughal era- Mohabatt e Taj.

Mohabatt-the-Taj a series of play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shahjehan for Mumtaz Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; emaculate hardship of the artisans for 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship. Mohabatt-the-Taj is an exceptionally inviting monument. The effort to hold up the cultural and historical legacy of India is worth a glance and witness the Indian heritage come alive.

Overnight will be at Agra.

Day 13 Agra – Delhi

Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for day sightseeing of Agra.

TAJ MAHAL - Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist`s visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

AGRA FORT The red sandstone structure is surrounded by chahar-bagh, a four-square formal garden. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.

Later proceed to Delhi. Overnight will be at Delhi.

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Day 14 Departure from Delhi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy the Bollywood musical show followed by the dinner.
As per the flight timings you will be transferred to the International airport for your onward flight taking back HAPPY memories.
TOUR ENDS

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Question : Health advice for UK citizens

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Our Tour Includes:

        Accommodation at mentioned hotels,
        Buffet breakfasts,
        Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary,
        Air conditioned deluxe vehicle for all transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary,
        Local english speaking company authorized guides for all mentioned tours,
        English speaking escort during the Pushkar fair,
        Assistance at the airports on arrival / departure,
        All meals at Pushkar,
        Pushkar fair activities,
        Monument entrance charges, camera fees
        Internal airfare in economy class for the sector Delhi-Udaipur,
        All applicable taxes and service charges,
        All road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.

Special Highlights Include:

        Guaranteed hotels and tents during Pushkar time,
        Rickshaw ride at old Delhi,
        Old city walking tour in Delhi,
        Boat ride at lake Pichola in Udaipur,
        Camel cart ride in Pushkar,
        Bishnoi village visit in Jodhpur,
        Elephant ride at amer fort in Jaipur,
        Walking tour of the old Jaipur city,
        Tonga ride to Taj mahal in Agra and