Start and end in New Delhi! With the historical tour Essence of Rajasthan during Pushkar Fair (21 November 2020 - 1 December 2020) - Fixed Departure, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 5 other destinations in India. Essence of Rajasthan during Pushkar Fair (21 November 2020 - 1 December 2020) - Fixed Departure includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Day 1: 21/11 : ARRIVE DELHIUpon arrival, our representative will meet and greet you and transfer you to the hotel. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and proceed with Delhi sightseeing tour. Delhi:Delhi is the national capital of India for more than 100 years and is an idyllic symbol of the magnificent past and thriving present of India. This city fascinates its visitors with its blend of various nationalities, diverse culture and traditions, heritage of the bygone era as old as 4th century and modernized lifestyle and culture - all at once. Visit the largest Mosque in India - Jama Masjid.This 350-year old mosque situated in Old Delhi was built between 1644 and 1656 and derived its name from the word Jummah - referring to the congregational prayer observed by Muslims on Fridays. Every year on Eid (religious festival of Muslims), thousands of Muslims gather here to recite Namaz (ritual prayers of Muslims) in the morning. Now you walk upto the Fatehpuri Masjid and on reaching, proceed to Chandni Chowk ?one of the oldest, biggest and the busiest markets in India ?in a Rickshaw. This 1 km rickshaw ride halts at the Red Fort roundabout from where our driver will pick you up and drive you to Rajghat. You will drive past the magnificent Red Fort (the prime residence of the Mughal Emperor of India for nearly 200 years). Rajghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi - the Father of the Nation. A black marble platform marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhis cremation, attracting many tourists. His last words, Hey Ram, are inscribed on the marble platform - which is always adorned with flowers. A flame constantly burns at one end of the platform and the memorial is surrounded by a beautiful park with labeled trees planted by notables like Queen Elizabeth II and various others. Later, you visit the Humayun Tomb. It is a memorial to Humayun (2nd emperor of the Mughal Empire). After the demise of Humayun, his widow Hamida Banu Begum commissioned its construction. It is the first ever garden style tomb to be constructed in India. You will then drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of the President of India), India Gate (a War memorial built to commemorate the sacrifice of 70,000 soldiers who died in World War I). You can spend time here clicking photographs. Your Delhi sightseeing tour ends with visit to Qutub Minar - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the tallest brick minaret in the world. It is a 73-m five-storey tower built by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak (founder of the Delhi Sultanate) in 1193. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: 22/11 : DELHI - UDAIPUR (BY FLIGHT)After breakfast, drive to Delhi Airport to board a flight to Udaipur. Udaipur:Udaipur is a beautiful historic city founded in 1533. It is named after its founder Maharaja Udai Singh. Within the city, you will discover azure water lakes and rich heritage including forts, temples mostly belonging to the Rajput era in Rajasthan. It is renowned for its incredibly-beautiful Lake Palace, City Palace located on the banks of Pichola Lake and the Udaipur Solar Observatory - believed to be the best Solar observatory in Asia. On arrival, get on-time assistance and check-in at the hotel.Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Day 3: 23/11 : UDAIPUR SIGHTSEEINGAfter breakfast, you will go for sightseeing tour of Udaipur that begins with a visit to the wondrous City Palace.This palace is a splendid white marble architectural historical place of Rajput Rulers. In its vicinity, you will see notable places like Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Crystal Gallery, Jagdish temple and the Sahelion Ki Bari or the Garden of the Maids of Honor, a former leisure spot of royal women built between 1710-1734 by Maharana Sangram Singh II (a Rajput ruler). Also,visit the Vintage Collection Of Classic Cars Museum. This museum has gorgeous beauties in store for car enthusiasts. Next, visit the Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum that has a rare compilation ranging from traditional dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and a lot more.Next in the evening, enjoy a spectacular boat ride in Lake Pichola that offers scenic views of the lake and the mountains in the city. Later, witness the spectacular Sound and Light Show that gives an insight of the royal past of Udaipur. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Day 4: 24/11 : UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - JODHPUR (260 KMS/ 06 HRS APPROX)After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur and en-route, visit Ranakpur Jain temples of 12th Century. Here are a bunch of temples made of white marble and intricately sculpted. The main temple is built out of marbles with 108 carved pillars and each pillar is carved differently from the rest.? After visit, continue driving to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.? Jodhpur:It is a land where the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort is located in the center of the city. This fort offers spectacular city views as it overlooks the houses painted in bright blue colors. These blue-colored houses are a stark contrast to the surrounding desert ambiance of the Thar desert. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 5: 25/11 : JODHPUR - PUSHKAR (280 KMS/ 06 HRS APPROX)After breakfast at hotel, you will visit the massive Mehrangarh Fort, wonderful Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput King: Jaswant Singh), Umaid Bhawan Palace and Museum ?Indias one of the most imposing and regal palaces built by Maharaja Umaid Singh and designed by of famous architect Edwardian and Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Continue driving to Pushkar. Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel. Pushkar:Pushkar is a city that is known as the King of Pilgrimage sites as it has a sacred lake flowing across the city. The water of this lake is said to have medicinal and curative healing properties and this is why, tourists and devotees halt for a holy dip into the water. Also, the ghats of this Lake comprise of around 400 Hindu and Jain temples. Apart from this, it is the only place with a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in India. Simply put, this city is of great religious and historical importance. Overnight stay at hotel in Pushkar.
Day free to explore the holy city "Pushkar" during the Pushkar Fair. ? Pushkar Fair, an annual 5-day festival, is ?a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the vibrance, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas (fairs) that hosts livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan. The city of Pushkar with the gaily attired local folks, the rich Rajasthani music, folklores of gallantry welcomes the Pushkar Fair with all the love. The major highlights of this fair is watching the decorated camelscompeting in a beauty contest and the best bedecked camel wins the prize. You can also see camels loping across the sand and throwing its riders off its back, amidst cheers of thousands of spectators. Overnight stay at hotel in Pushkar.
After breakfast at hotel, Proceed for the local sightseeing of Pushkar visiting the only Brahma Temple in India; Brahma Temple is one of the main sites of Pushkar Pilgrimage. The legends associated with the temple of Lord Brahma, its uniqueness, its significance as a holy place, add to the beautiful settings of the temple. It is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in India.? Pushkar Lake; Pushkar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan and features on the itinerary of each and every visitor.? Later drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Day 8: 28/11 : JAIPUR SIGHTSEEINGAfter breakfast, proceed for an excursion to the splendid Amber Fort by an Elephant ride. This fort was built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. The major highlights of this fort is spectacular view of the fort overlooking the Maota Lake and the renowned Sheesh Mahal, a palace consisting of beatuifully-decorated rooms adorned with mirrors of various size, shape and colors. Next, you will halt at the Hawa Mahal, also known as the "Palace of Winds". It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, with the concept that thewomen of royal families will speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. Today, enjoy Lunch with Cooking demonstrationat a homestay in Jaipur.Also, visit the urban Museum, one of the premier tourist attractions in the city. The Jaipur Turban Museum houses the largest collection of turbans in the world. Also, get an opportunity to learn how to tie a Turban. In afternoon, explore the beautiful pink city and visit the City Palace and Armory Museum and Jantar Mantar - innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the most significant one. You will also visit the Rajmandir Cinema and enjoy a Bollywood movie. This opulent cinema looks like a huge pink cream cake, with a meringue auditorium and a foyer somewhere between a temple and Disneyland. It offers a typical environment where you can cheer along while watching Bollywood Masala entertainers. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 9: 29/11 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA (260 KMS/ 06 HRS APPROX)After breakfast at hotel, drive to Jaipur and enroute, visit Abhaneri Stepwell. Abhaneri is a small village of the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan; located 95kms from Jaipur. The present name of the village, Abhaneri, was originally named as Abha Nagri or the city of brightness. Also, visit the old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty ?Fatehpur Sikri built in the honor of Saint Salim Chisti. This magnificent fortified ancient city, also called the City of Victory, was built in the second half of 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Later, it became the blooming capital of Akbar for around 10 years until it became abandoned. It was the first planned city during the Mughal rule comprising of magnificent administrative, residential and religious buildings. Later, continue driving to Agra. Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel. Agra:Located on the right-side banks of the River Yamuna, Agra reigns over a glorious past created by warriors as skilled in art and architecture as they were on the battlefield. The citys historical origins before the Mughal conquest are dim and was practically founded by the Mughal Emperor Babur. To the lover of art and to the traveler seeking the wonders of India, Agra is the goal of a pilgrimage, its shrines being the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day 10: 30/11 : AGRA - DELHI (220 KMS/ 04-05 HRS APPROX.)Your day begins with an early morning to visit the Worlds most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its fabulous sunrise views. This stunning monument proudly counts itself as the 7th wonder of the world. This symbol of eternal love showcases a perfect blend of diverse architectural styles. Enjoy a Tonga (horse-pulled carriage) ride. You will now return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast and then visit the Agra Fort built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Here, you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic examples of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar. Later you will head to Delhi and en-route, you will visit Sikandraa tomb of the 3rd Mughal emperor, Akbar (3rd Mughal emperor) and an important Mughal architectural masterpiece. Akbar commenced the construction of his own tomb around 1600 A.D. As per folklore, Akbar himself planned the design of the tomb and selected a suitable site for it. After his death, Akbars son Jahangir completed its construction between 1605-1613. Next, you will continue driving to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 11: 1/12 : DELHI DEPARTUREAfter breakfast, you will transferred to the Delhi airport for your onward destination.