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Pushkar Camel Fair

14 Days/13 Nights

Delhi • Mandawa • Bikaner • Jaisalmer • Jodhpur • Pushkar • Jaipuir • Agra

Witness the colour, spectacle of the renowned Pushkar Camel Fair which has attracted thousands of visitors around the world. Held each year in November (Kartik Purnima Full Moon), devotees take a dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake which has the power to wash away all sins.

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

07 November’18                        ARRIVE DELHI                D

Arrive in Delhi, capital of India.

Hotel: The Suryaa New Delhi

08 November’18         DELHI             B,D

Your full-day tour begins in Old Delhi with visit to the mosque of Friday, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, Explore the colourful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk (“Moonlit Street”) on a rickshaw.  Drive past Red Fort before heading off to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.Afternoon tour highlights visits to the Qutub Minar, the pride of Delhi & Humayun’s Tomb. Drive past the India Gate war memorial, the Parliament and the palatial Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s residence).

09 November’18      DELHI – MANDAWA      B,D

After breakfast proceed to drive for Mandawa (260 Kms/06 Hrs approximately), a small town known for its forts and havelis. The compact and busy little market of Mandawa was established in the 18th century and was fortified by some dominant merchant families. See the many havelis and baolis with colored painting adorning their walls. Mandawa is also famous for Open art Gallery.

Hotel: Hotel Castle Mandawa

10 November’18      MANDAWA- BIKANER      B,D

Drive to Bikaner (200 km /approx. 4 hrs), also known as Camel country  is home to one of the only two models of the biplane used by the British during World War I and also home to one of the world’s largest camel research and breeding farms. Visit Junagarh Fort, built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh on the desert plains instead of a hilltop. The fort complex houses some magnificent palaces constructed in red sandstone and marble.

Hotel: The Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner

11 November’18     BIKANER  – JAISALMER     B,D

After breakfast proceed to drive for Jaisalmer  (320 Kms / 06 Hrs approximately), known as Golden City because of the honey colour imparted to its yellow sandstone walls by the setting sun. The Jaisalmer Fort also goes by the name Sonar Quila (Golden Fort) as it rises from the desert itself and seems to become one with the golden hues of the sand.

Hotel: Fort Rajwada, Jaisalmer

12 November’18 JAISALMER      B,D

After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Jaisalmer. Visit the Jaisalmer fort built by Rawal Jaisal atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill, where a fourth of the population still lives. Within the fort are also beautifully carved Jain temples of the 12th to the 15th centuries. See Badal Vilas Palace, the former ruler’s 20th century palace. Also visit some impressive merchant mansions (havelis) including Patwon ki Haveli (1805), a five-storey building with carved pillars and murals, Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.

13 November’18      JAISALMER – JODHPUR  B,D

Drive to Jodhpur (285 Kms/5  Hrs approx.),

Jodhpur looks out over the desert to the West and the massive fort, topping a sheer rocky hill, which rises right in the middle of the town, totally dominates the city.The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a wall 10km long, which was built about a century after the city was founded. From the fort you can clearly see where the old city ends and the new begins. The old city is fascinating jungle of winding streets of great interest to wander around. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale.

Hotel: Park Plaza Jodhpur

14 November’18    JODHPUR   B,D

Explore the fascinating Mehragarh fort. Meherangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. The palace apartments like Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal house jewellery, costumes, armoury, palanquins, howdahs and other remnants of the past.   See the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. The royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs were also built here. You will also visit the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace.

15 November’18  JODHPUR  – PUSHKAR B,L,D

After breakfast proceed to drive for Pushkar (190 Kms/04 Hrs approximately), heart of India’s most sacred lakes and known for its Cattle and Camel fairs held every year in the month of Kartik (October/November). There are 52 ghats around the lake, and numerous temples. The Brahma temple, especially, attracts pilgrims all year round. You can also witness and participate in the evening prayer meetings in the temples.

Accommodation: Deluxe Tents

16 November’18 PUSHKAR B,L,D

Day is at leisure at the Pushkar Fair ground.

17 November’18 PUSHKAR – JAIPUR             B,D

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (145 Kms/03 Hrs approximately), also known as Pink City for its trademark building color.

Hotel: Hilton Jaipur

18 November’18  JAIPUR B,D

Your full-day tour highlights begin with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, home to a former Maharaja, with its impressive façade of 953 windows; Explore iconic City Palace, the residence of the Royal family of Jaipur. Stroll through the gardens and courtyards and admire the beautiful palace complex full of treasures now housed in the museum area.  Head to Amber Fort a UNESCO World Heritage site and India’s former seat of power.

19 November’18     JAIPUR – AGRA   B,D

Drive for Agra (230 Kms/06 Hrs approximately), home to the famous Taj Mahal. En-route stop will be made at ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory), the capital of Mughal Empire for 10 years.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Agra

20 November’18   AGRA- DELHI – DEPARTURE  B,D

Begin your day with an early morning visit to Taj Mahal (Closed on all Fridays), one of the seven Wonders of the world.  Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid-17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 11th century. Agra fort was built as a military structure but later transformed into a palace. After your tour, drive to Delhi (204 Kms/04 Hrs approximately) and enjoy a farewell dinner before your transfer to the airport.

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 2 – Jama Masjid

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 5 – Jaisalmer

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 8 – the Jaswant Thada

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 12 – Hawa Mahal