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Royal Rajasthan: Pushkar Fair

2019 TOUR: OCT 31 – NOV 13, 2019 | 2020 TOUR: NOV 19 – DEC 2, 2020
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Royal Rajasthan: Pushkar Fair

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Enjoy two days at the Pushkar Camel Fair to experience the vibrant spectacle that brings alive the rich tradition of Rajasthan enhancing the glory of its golden sands. Explore the vast Thar Desert on your Camel Safari, then enjoy the bliss on the stunning lakes.
Explore the kaleidoscope that is India. Step into glorious, historic, royal palaces to experience the royal lifestyle. Be awed by the magnificent hilltop Mehrangarh Fort and Amber Fort overlooking the cities below. And admire the world famous Taj Mahal and Humayan’s tomb.

14 Days, 13 Nights:  Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Deogarh & Udaipur

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

International Landmark of the Taj Mahal

Sunset at Taj Mahal

Pushkar Camels

Camel cart in Pushkar Fair

Folk Dancing

Amber Fort Elephant Ride

Amer Fort USA to India Tour

Amber Fort

Balcony of Jaipur Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace)

Water Palace

The carved marble pillars in Ranakpur Jain Temple

Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort

India Gate, Delhi

Silver inlays in Palace of Mirrors


THE JOURNEY

 


 

    1

    Meet Up at Delhi (DEL) | Arrival & Transfer

    Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or explore this bustling capital city on your own.
    2

    Delhi | Old and New Capital City

    Delhi is the capital of modern India. It has also been the capital of at least seven previous civilizations as well as the British Raj, and each have left behind a trail of monuments.
     
    Explore both Old and New Delhi, including Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal Emperor, Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk. Followed by a welcome dinner.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Welcome Dinner
    3

    Delhi – Agra | The legendary Taj Mahal

    Drive to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. Visit Agra Fort, a prison built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal. Let’s size up the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb, the "Baby Tāj”, a Mughal era mausoleum.
     
    Visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631. We will also have a breathtaking photo-op with a fully symmetrical view of the Taj Mahal from across the river at Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden).
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    4

    Agra - Jaipur | The Pink City of Jaipur

    En route to Jaipur we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory), which has been deserted for over four centuries. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains well-preserved and a fascinating place to explore. A quick photo-op stop at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a bird sanctuary that attracts many species of birds across Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
     
    Later we drive to Jaipur, the bustling capital of Rajasthan.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    5

    Jaipur | The Pink City of Jaipur

    Visit the stunning 16th century Rajput Amber Fort on a jeep or elephant. The fort is perched on a hillside overlooking the dusty plains below, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples.
     
    City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City with a series of temples, pavilions, gardens and palaces like Chandra Mahal (home to present Maharajah of Jaipur), Mubarak Mahal (housing a textile museum). Continue to Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) its interior embellished with reflective glass tiles that embellish the interior.  Enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. Visit Jantar Mantar, an open-air astronomical observatory and UNESCO world heritage site. See Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), it’s high screen wall allowed the women of the royal household to observe street life without being seen.
     
    Marvel at a 16th century step well near Kheri Gate. The step well serves as the community well, gathering place and swimming hole. Spend the evening at Chokhi Dhani (Rajasthani Cultural Village) to enjoy traditional performances of dancers & acrobats, snack stalls, paintings, costumes and tasty Rajasthani thali cuisine at this mock Rajasthani village.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    6

    Jaipur - Pushkar | Pushkar Camel Fair

    Checkout and drive to Pushkar.
     
    Visit Pushkar Lake and Gau Ghat. Explore the golden sands of the vast Thar Desert in Rajasthan on your Camel Safari! The Aravalli Range has sandy fields, small dunes and beautiful hills with mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.
     
    After checking in your luxury tent, start exploring the Pushkar Fair Ground for camels, horses and cattle. Enjoy a crafts bazaar, evening campfire and culture performances.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    7

    Pushkar | Pushkar Camel Fair

    Today, explore the fair on your own. Here are a few inclusive activities: camel cart ride, camel race, kite flying, puja ceremony, music and dance performance.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    8

    Pushkar - Jodhpur | The Blue City

    After breakfast, checkout and drive to Jodhur.
     
    Jodhpur is called the Gateway to Thar Desert (also known as Great Indian Desert). Jodhpur is a historic city dating to 1459 AD founded by a Rajput chieftain of the Rathores. The city was built as the new capital of the state of Marwar to replace the ancient capital Mandore, the ruins of which are near the Mandore Gardens. Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City with many houses in shades of blue.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    9

    Jodhpur | Majestic Fort

    Visit Mehrangarh Fort, which was described by Rudyard Kipling as "the creation of angels, fairies and giants." Explore the old city on tuk-tuks as you pass by local artists, puppet makers and traditional spice markets. Savor rustic Rajasthani life on a village safari to Bishnoi.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    10

    Jodhpur – Deogarh | Jain Temple

    Enroute, we visit the charming village of Deogarh. Deogarh Mahal is perched on top of the Aravalli Hills. This romantic fortified palace impresses with its marvelous central courtyard and its array of battlements, domes, turrets, jharokhas (a type of overhanging enclosed balcony used in Rajasthan architecture) and huge gateways. It was restored and converted into an authentic heritage hotel.
     
    Ranakpur Temple complex is on the western side of the Aravalli Range. This 15th century Jain temple is constructed of light colored marble with more than 1,400 exquisitely carved pillars.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    11

    Deogarh | Royal Palace

    Explore the intricate mosaic of rural and royal Deogarh in her colorful villages and understand the ancient bond between feudal lords and their subjects. Unravel the treasures and view the private Vintage Car Collection with a member of the feudal family (subject to availability) followed by a village walk. Catch a glimpse of the humble surroundings, ancient traditions and customs.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    12

    Deogarh – Udaipur | Lake City of Udaipur

    Today we drive to Lake City of Udaipur that is an oasis in the desert of Rajasthan. Udaipur is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills which are dotted with palaces.
     
    Cruise on Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola hosts two islands, each with a palace: Jag Mandir (Lake Garden Palace) dating from 1620 as a summer resort and pleasure palace for the royal family, and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), an eighteenth-century granite and marble palace which was a residence for the Maharaja´s guests. The famous Lake Palace located in the middle of Lake Pichola is easily one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur with walls made of black and white marble and adorned with semi-precious stones and ornamented niches. Gardens, fountains, pillared terraces and columns line its courtyards. Along the eastern banks of the lake lies the City Palace.  Note: The cruise may be canceled due to the water level of the lake.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    13

    Udaipur | Lake City of Udaipur

    Surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas towering over the Lake Pichola, the imposing 16th century City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace. You pass through the triple-arched Tripolia Gate into a large courtyard, Manek Chowk.  Spot the large tiger-catching cage which works rather like an oversized mousetrap, and the smaller one for leopards. The Mor Chowk (Peacock square) - the elaborate design of this chamber consists of three peacocks (highlighting the three seasons of summer, winter and monsoon) constructed by Sajjan Singh in the 19th century.  A total of 5,000 pieces of mosaic of green, blue crystal and gold, as well as concave mirrors evoke the elegant movements of the birds that are the symbol of the Rajasthan.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 
    14

    Udaipur – End of Tour

    After breakfast we depart for Udaipur airport and fly to Delhi or Mumbai International airport. The tour comes to an end. To provide an ample buffer, you are advised to schedule your international flight home to depart at 6 pm (or later) from Delhi or Mumbai.
     
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast 

    Hotel Information

    DestinationHotelsRating
    DelhiLemon Tree Aerocity★★★★
    AgraFour Points by Sheraton★★★★★
    JaipurLemon Tree★★★★
    PushkarAnanta Resort & Spa★★★★
    JodhpurAjit Bhawan★★★★
    DeogarhDeogarh Mahal★★★★
    UdaipurRam Pratap Palace★★★★
    Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. 

    Dates & Pricing

    Departures with Minimum of 2 Guests.
     
    2019 Tour: Oct 23 – Oct 31, 2019
    Book By2-8 Persons *10 Persons *
    Regular (after Dec 31, 2018)$5,465$4,705
     2020 Tour: Nov 19 – Dec 2, 2020
    Book By2 Persons *10 Persons *
    Supersaver through Oct 31, 2019$5,465$4,705
    Early Bird through Dec 31, 2019$5,970$5,140
    Regular (after Dec 31, 2019)$6,285$5,410
    Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    * Price per person, based on double occupancy.  Solo traveler or larger groups, call for price.
    Deposit
    ‣ $750
     
    ‣ Domestic Airfare - Udaipur to Delhi Airfare from: $47. Udaipur to Mumbai Airfare from: $32. (Exact fare varies depending on actual booking date)
    Booking Your Flight
    We can find the best flights and airfares for your tour.Buying your own air tickets? No problem.
    Inclusions
    • ‣ 4 & 5-Star Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Pushkar Camel Fair & Camel Safari
    • ‣ Amber Fort Jeep/Elephant Ride
    • ‣ Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride
    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals
    • ‣ Welcome Dinner
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments

    Exclusions
    • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares/Taxes to and from India
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • ‣ Gratuities
    • ‣ Laundry Service
    • ‣ Telephone Calls
    • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
    • ‣ All the other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions