Each year, in October/November during the full moon, hundreds of pilgrims come to purify themselves in the sacred waters of Pushkar Lake. Combining business with religion, they participate in a large cattle fair and cultural celebration in the dunes trading camels, horses, cows, goats and sheep.
This Pushkar tour package centres around a colourful celebration that attracts tens of thousands of Indians: ranchers, farmers, sadhus, jumpers, and simple pilgrims. A kind of medieval mystery in a setting of Arabian Nights.
Tens of thousands of camels spread out all over the dunes, this is the first sight that greets your eyes in the Pushkar fair, an event which brings together all the breeders and merchants of camels and horses of North India and buyers who come from far and wide.
*NOTE: This Pushkar tour package is designed keeping in mind the Pushkar Cattle Fair taking place from 22nd - 30th November 2020.
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This Pushkar tour package is perfect for those looking for a unique experience in India combining a cultural immersion in a unique setting with thousands of excellent photo opportunities!
Welcome to India!
Welcome to the first day of your Pushkar tour package! You are greeted at the airport by your private driver who wishes you a happy "Namaste", welcome in Hindi. You reach your hotel where your Travel Expert is waiting for you to share with you the latest information useful for the smooth running of your trip. You then set off to explore Delhi. In this ancient crossroads of civilizations, you visit the Indo-Islamic minaret of Qutub Minar, the Mughal tomb of Humayun or the temple of the lotus, symbol of modernity. A capital marked by a string of contrasts that intermingle modern and historical heritage, concocting a slightly stunning and fabulous cocktail that you want to taste.
260 km - 5 to 6 hours drive
We start this Pushkar tour package with a journey to Shekhawati, a famous region for its majestic Havelis (large noble mansions) built by merchants in the area. Drive to Alsisar, Mandawa or Nawalgarh. Enjoy your afternoon strolling through the streets of Shekwati villages to take a closer look at these beautiful mansions. Night in the hotel.
200 km - 4 to 5 hours drive
Visit the town of Nawalgarh or Fatehpur, before continuing onwards to Mahansar. Sit back and enjoy the impressive desert settings as you head towards Bikaner, the pearl of Rajasthan. Night in the hotel.
330 km - 7 hours drive
Today start your journey towards Jaisalmer, nicknamed the "City of Gold" because of the golden reflections of its imposing wall rising from the desert. En-route take a stop at Pokhran to explore the Pokhran Fort. Arrive in Jaisalmer and check in to your boutique haveli hotel that is built in the traditional Jaisalmer haveli architecture style. Towards the end of the day, visit the charming Gadisar Lake and be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring view of the sunset. Night at the hotel.
Camel ride through the Thar Desert
Jaisalmer, the former caravan city, commonly known as the "Golden City" dominates the splendid Thar Desert. This morning meet your guide and proceed to visit the majestic fort, the palace, and the Jain temples. Then, stroll through the busy streets of the lower town and visit the magnificent Havelis. Depart in the afternoon by jeep through the Thar Desert. On the way, visit Amarsagar Jain temple, Bara Bagh cenotaphs, Loduvra, the old capital of the kingdom of Jaisalmer and the abandoned village of Kuldhara. Arrive at the village of Khuri, where you meet the cameleer’s team and their dromedaries (Arabian camel). Ride on the dromedaries towards the middle of the desert. Arrive at the camp at sunset. After enjoying the Kalbeliya Dance (folk dance) at the camp, return to the city. Overnight in a haveli hotel.
300 km - 7 hours drive
After breakfast, you leave to Jodhpur, the "Blue City". After a smooth journey of 6 hours you check-in at your hotel; an Indian mansion, reminiscent of the romance of the bygone era, which has been converted into a hotel by Maharaj Bharat Singh. Enjoy a relaxing evening at leisure or you can go out to explore the 'Falnez' the old city where at the centre of it, the lively local spice market 'Sardar Bazaar' and century-old clock tower is situated. Don't forget to try out some local snacks from the nearby sweet shops. Night at the hotel.
4 h - 150 km
Today with your guide visit the must-see Fort Mehrangarh, one of the oldest and most beautiful forts in Rajasthan. Your day must also include a visit to Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaphs of the family who are the proud owners of Umaid Bhawan Palace. Head south in the direction of the village of Jojawar located at the foot of the Aravelli Mountains. Upon arrival, you visit the traditional village before returning to your hotel. Night in the fort hotel.
3 h - 100 km
This morning pay a short visit to the students at the nearby school, meeting the children is always an indulging experience, let them teach you a couple of words of Hindi! Later, drive towards Udaipur through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Mewar mountains. In the evening attend a Rajasthani Folk Dance show where artists perform their folk in front of a crowd followed by a traditional Katputli show (puppet show). While returning towards your hotel, you can choose to stop and have dinner at a lakeside restaurant while enjoying the views of illuminated City Palace. Night in a lakeside hotel.
Venice of the East
After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel's lobby and explore Udaipur, known as the “Venice of the East” with a visit to the City Palace, Sahelion Ki Bari and Jagdism Temple. Don't forget to explore the Gangour Ghats situated just a 5-minute walk from the temple. Later in the afternoon, you can take a boat ride on Lake Pichola which is worth the experience. Night at a hotel.
Depart in the direction of Pushkar, a small peaceful village built around a holy lake, an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Arrive at the end of the day in Pushkar. Enjoy a free afternoon to visit the small town and stroll through the nearby villages. Night in the hotel.
Pushkar Cattle Fair
Today is dedicated to exploring the world-famous Pushkar Cattle Fair, the highlight of your Pushkar tour package. You can expect a whole a lot of activities from dance shows to camel charisma to adventure zones to moustache competition to cattle trading to holy baths believed to wash off the sins by pilgrims at the holy Brahma Lake. It will surely be an exciting day not to be missed. All meals and night in a deluxe tent.
3/4 h - 175 km
Today, you set off towards Jaipur, nicknamed "The Pink City". Check-in to the hotel and set out to explore this lively pink city and its magical monuments such as the City Palace, Hawa Mahal or the "Palace of Winds" accompanied by a guide who will be happy to share some insightful information. Night in the hotel.
Amber Fort and culinary experience
In the morning, visit the Amber Fort, the ancient state capital until 1728. Return to Jaipur where you can relax until the afternoon, visiting the different bazaars. After your visit, exchange goodbyes with your guide and proceed for a culinary experience at a local family's home. Enjoy a visit to the local vegetable market and try out selecting some spices while learning the art of Indian-style bargaining. Later learn to prepare a mouth-watering Indian meal and then enjoy dinner with the family. Night in the hotel.
5/6 h - 250 km
This morning drive towards Agra, the city of Taj. En-route stop at Fatehpur Sikri to explore the ancient mughal capital. Upon arrival at your hotel in Agra, proceed to catch the first glimpse of the iconic Taj Mahal with your guide during sunset when it is peaceful and offers striking views. Night at the hotel.
200 km - 4 h
In the morning, you will be picked up by your guide for a visit of the Red Fort, an imposing red sandstone fortress similar to the one in Delhi, and the Baby Taj - Itimad Ud Daulah, the last visits of your Pushkar tour package. In the afternoon, drive to Delhi. Upon arrival, if your flight schedule allows it, why not buy some last-minute souvenirs and enjoy a last chai tea? Transfer to the international airport in the evening. End of our services.
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