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The Pushkar Fair (Rajasthan)

Description

Pushkar Fair also known as the Pushkar Camel fair is an annual multiday livestock fair and cultural fete held in the town of Pushkar in Rajasthan. The fair holds the trading of livestock like large camel, horse and cow, sheep and goat cattle Which happens in the months of Late October/ November every year. It is also an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus who take a dip in the Holy Pushkar Lake, believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. Thosuands of people including international travelers visit the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair is held. Plenty of cultural events are held here for both men and women which include dances, tug of war for both men and women, “matka phod” ( Breaking the earthen pot) competition, longest moustache competition, bridal competition, camel races and many more. A camel race race starts of the festival with music, songs and exhibition to follow. Over the years Pushkar has become an unmissable destination for tourists yearning to learn about the culture of India.

Itinerary

Duration: 9 nights/10 days

Dates of the Fair: 2018 15th to 23rd November and 2019 04th to 12th November

Day 1

Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi by your international flight. Meet and greet at airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

In Delhi

After Breakfast proceed for morning sight seeing of Old Delhi and New Delhi visiting the historical monuments like Qutub Minar, Humayun”s tomb and Then onto India Gate – a memorial of the martyrs, Humayun’s Tomb and then drive past the Parliament House and the President’s Palace. Then on to Gandhi Memorial significant for being the memoir of the Father of the Nation, the Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in Asia, see the red stone magical beauty (Red Fort) from outside and Chandni Chowk a shopper’s haven in Old Delhi.

Day 3

Delhi-Agra

This morning after your breakfast drive to Agra (approx 4.5 hours). Enroute visit the Akshardaham Temple….the temple complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality and architecture. Opened in 2005 the temple sits at the bank of Yamuna adjacent to the 2010 Commonwealth Games Village. The temple features an Abhishek Mandap, Sahaj Anand Water show, a thematic garden and 3 exhibitions. Akshardham means the abode of almighty God and believed by followers as a temporal home of God on earth. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

On arrival at Agra check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 4

Agra-Jaipur

Early morning visit the Taj Mahal the most magnificent monument in the world built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 AD in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. It is considered to be the most extravagant monument ever built for love, an Ivory white marble mausoleum which is at the centre of a 7 hectare complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house and is set in formal gardens bounded on 3 sides by crenellated walls.

Return to the hotel for your breakfast. Then visit Agra Fort which is a must see attraction - A symbol of power, strength and glory The Agra Fort is the highlight of the city of Agra, the main residence of the Mughal King till 1638, after which the capital was shifted to Delhi. The fort comprises of splendid palaces in both red sandstone and marble built by two generations of prolific builders Akbar and later Jehangir and ShahJahan. Many events occurred in the Fort which led to the construction of the Taj Mahal.

After lunch proceed for journey to Jaipur and enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri which is at a distance of 38 kms. Away from Agra built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son Salim and also to honour Saint Salim Chishti. It is a rare mix of Sufism and Mughal history and is UNESCO World Heritage site comprising of Buildings, mosques and tombs. See the graceful buildings including Salim Chishti’s Tomb, The Jama Masjid and the Panch Mahal.

Check into your Hotel in Jaipur and overnight.

Day 5

In Jaipur

After breakfast, this morning proceed for an excursion to Amer Fort, which was the ancient capital of the state until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of Victory glittering with Mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Take a joy ride on the elephant. On the way back from the Fort visit the Jaipur City Palace which occupies a large area divided into a series of gardens, courtyards, buildings - a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajasthan architecture. Another masterpiece the Royal Observatory cannot be missed – with its unique qualities to its credit. Drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and then the City’s business and residential areas. Evening is free for shopping in the local bazaars.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 6

Jaipur-Pushkar

This morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar (130 kms, 2.5 hours drive) . On arrival you will check into your tented accommodation. After your lunch proceed to visit the Pushkar Fair. Overnight at the tent.

Day 7

In Pushkar

After Breakffast you have the time for full time to visit the fair and participate in the many events that take place. Return to the tent for lunch. The again to the fair and later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8

In Pushkar

After Breakffast you have the time for your independent activities to visit the fair and be a witness to the magnificent cultural fete hosting the many events that take place. Return to the tent for lunch. The again to the fair and later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9

Pushkar-Ajmer-Delhi

After breakfast check out of your tent and proceed to Ajmer (15 kms, 30 mins) Ajmer is a beautiful city surrounded by the Aravali Hills with an artificial Lake Ana Sagar in the centre. Till the late 12 th century AD Ajmer was the epicenter of the Chauhan Dynasty and has been home to several dynasties, particularly the Mughals due to the presence of the holy Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

On arrival at Ajmer, you will be taken on a sight seeing tour visiting the famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah a Sufi shrine which encloses the grave of Garib Nawaz, the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Built in the 13th centurythe shrine is popular among people of all faiths who flock here to have their prayers answered. The shrine has 3 gates, the main gate or the Nizam gate, the Shah Jahan Gate erected by the Mughal emperor and the Buland Darwaza. Devotees gather here in throngs to be blessed here with the sacred food-prasad.

Also visit the Adhai Din Ka Jhonda, originally built to function as a Sanskrit college but later converted into a mosque. The structure is an impressive blend of Indo-Islamic architecture which was further beautified by Sultan Iltutmish in 1213 AD.

Later in the afternoon transfer to the station to board your train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi in the night and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 10

Depart Delhi

After breakfast today you will be transferred to the airport to connect flight to your home on any other onward destination.

The above is only a suggestive itinerary. The duration of the tour can be modified to suit your specific requirements.

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