Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Pushkar Festival, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. Pushkar Festival includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals.
In and around New DelhiEnjoy New Delhi with visits to old Delhi, including the Qutab Minar, Red Fort and open air markets.
Varanasi is situated on the bank of the Ganges river and is one the holiest and oldest cities in the world. It is considered to be the epicenter of Hindiusm and India. We will partake in an Aarti (prayer) ceremony along the Ganges including a boat ride to see the Ghats offer prayers and flow diyas (oil lamps) on the river.
Agra is renowned the world over for the fabulous Taj Mahal. While in Agra we will visit the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal.
Jaipur is the essential stop in Rajasthan. The city is know as the pink city as it was paited red to welcome Englands Prince Alfred in 1853. Here we will see many local palaces, gardens and monuments.
On the edge of the desert lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake. This important Hindu pilgrimage has the only temple of Lord Brahma (The Creator in Hindu Mythology) in the world. Pushkar became famous due to its Camel Fair, which is the largest in the world. Cattle traders from all over Rajasthan and neighboring states converge here to buy and sell camels and all kinds of cattle. This is where we will partake in the Pushkar Festival (Pushkar Fair)
Jodhpur, which is world famous for its Horse Polo, Jodhpuri Pants and the Umaid Bhawan Palace of the former His Highness of Jodhpur, half of which is now a Taj Hotel. On arrival, you will be assisted in check-in at the hotel. This evening we will visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, which is set on a 37m-sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. From the top of the fort one can get a bird?s eye view of the old city to the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, and smaller memorials to other Maharajahs of Jodhpur.
Udaipur was founded in 1568 as the capital of the old Mewar state; it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. From the late 16th century, peace brought about an era of renaissance in the arts and encouraged the building of beautiful palaces around the lake which culminated in the City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in the world. Undoubtedly the most romantic city in Rajasthan, and perhaps the world.
In the afternoon, you will catch a flight back to New Delhi where you will have day use of a hotel room until your return trip home.