Heritage of Rajasthan with Pushkar


Program name:

Heritage of Rajasthan with Pushkar

Route:

Delhi – Shekhawati – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Jojawar - Udaipur - Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

Duration :

14 Nights / 15 days


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the architectural delights of Rajasthan
    signifying its glorious history, culture and traditions
  • Explore Shekhawati known for its artistic Havelis
  • Pushkar Fair, the largest camel and cattle fair in India
  • Camel safari at the spectacular sand dunes of Jaisalmer
  • Discover the tradtional village life of Jojawar
  • Visit the magnificent 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temples
  • Boat ride at Pichola lake in Udaipur
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Jaipur - Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar
    Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal

Day 1 (18th OCT 2017) : Arrival at Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi International airport, our driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. On reaching, you will check-in at the hotel. Your Delhi sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the largest Mosque in India - Jama Masjid, a 350-year old mosque situated in Old Delhi. Next, proceed to Chandni Chowk – one of the oldest, biggest and the busiest markets in India – in a Rickshaw. This 1 km rickshaw ride halts at the Red Fort. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Rajghat. Drive past the spectacular Red Fort. Rajghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi - the Father of the Nation. Visit the Humayum Tomb - a memorial to Humayun (2nd emperor of the Mughal Empire). Drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of the President of India) and India Gate (a War memorial built to commemorate the sacrifice of 70,000 soldiers who died in World War I). Delhi sightseeing ends with visit to Qutub Minar - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the tallest brick minaret in the world.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 2 (19th OCT 2017) : Delhi - Shekhawati (Mandawa) / 240 km - 6 hour drive
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In the morning, head to Mandawa. On arrival, check-in at the hotel followed by sightseeing tour of Mandawa city.
Mandawa is renowned for its alluring frescoes and Havelis. It is referred to an "open art gallery" with its walls adorned with beautiful murals. Traveling around the glorious havelis of Mandawa in Rajasthan takes you back to the golden era of the rich merchants in Rajasthan. It is believed that the Marwari (a South Asian ethno-linguistic group originated from Marwar in Rajasthan) merchants built couple of grand Havelis here, between 17th-19th centuries. Shekhawati is an ultimate place for art and architecture lovers. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 3 (20th OCT 2017) : Shekhawati (Mandawa) - Bikaner / 200 km - 4-5 hours drive

After breakfast, drive to Bikaner.
Bikaner is a city located in the north-west side of Rajasthan. It was earlier called Jangladesh and prior to mid-15th century, it was nothing but just a barren land. In the year 1488, the city of Bikaner was established by Rao Bika (a descendant of the Rajput clan). Hence, the place got its name from him. This city has the best collection of camels, you won’t find anywhere else. This is why, it is called the “camel country”.
On reaching Bikaner, check-in at the hotel and begin your Bikaner sightseeing tour that includes visit to Junagarh Fort, camel farm, Karni Mata Temple etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 4 (21th OCT 2017) : Bikaner - Jaisalmer / 330 Km - 6/7 hours drive

After early breakfast, you will drive to Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City for its spectacular sand dunes. It is an amalgamation of heritage, culture and adventure spots. As per history, this city was founded in 1156 A.D by Maharawal Jaisal Singh (a Rajput king). It is the largest district of Rajasthan embraced on the west & south-west by the Pakistani border.
On your arrival at Jaisalmer in afternoon, check-in at hotel. Later in evening, visit Gadisar Lake & Vyas Chhatri. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 5 (22th OCT 2017) : Jaisalmer Sightseeing
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After breakfast, head for a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple & Patwa Haveli. In afternoon, proceed to the Khuri sand dunes for a spectacular camel ride in the desert sands. Soak in the mesmerizing sunset views at the sand dunes. Enjoy cultural program and overnight stay at Desert Camp.

 

Day 6 (23th OCT 2017) : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur / 295 km - 6 hour drive

Drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. After relaxing for some time, head for an evening walk in the local bazaar of Jodhpur.  


Day 7 (24th OCT 2017) : Jodhpur - Jojawar / 150 km - 4 hours drive

After breakfast, visit the major attractions of Jodhpur - Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower and Mandore Gardens. Next, drive to Jojawar. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Later, head to an adventure ride in Jojawar. Jojawar has interesting landscapes and the picturesque Aravalli Hills on its eastern side. During the Jojawar safari ride, closely observe the traditional village life of Jojawar and interact with locals on the go.
Enjoy a luxorious overnightht stay at a heritage hotel - Rawla Jojawar.

 

Day 8 (25th NOV 2017) : Jojawar - Udaipur / 100 km - 3 hours drive

After early morning breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Enroute, visit the renowned Ranakpur Jain temples, covering an area of 48000 sq feet, is said to have more than 1,400 pillars. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are considered to be the largest and most important temples of the Jain cult.
On arrival in Udaipur, check-in at hotel. Spend evening admiring the picturesque palaces of the city of Udaipur on a boat cruise at the Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09 (26th NOV 2017) : Udaipur Sightseeing
Pushkar au Rajasthan

Take a walk on the banks of Lake Pichola to experience the pleasure of winter breeze in Rajasthan. The incredible city of Udaipur was chosen as the best city in the world in 2009. While exploring the city of Udaipur, soak in the natural charm of Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish Temple and City Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.
Horse-ride (Optional and self payable).

 


Day 10 (27th NOV 2017) : Udaipur - Pushkar / 295 km - 6 hour drive

After breakfast, drive to Pushkar - the holiest city of Rajasthan. Pushkar is a city that has a mystical origin and is renowned for its sacred Pushkar Lake known as the king of pilgrimage sites as it is dotted with more than 500 temples on its banks. Also, the water of this lake is said to have curative and healing properties. Almost every visitor in Pushkar visits this lake for ablution prior to visiting the Brahma Temple - the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (God of creation) in India.
On your arrival at Pushkar, check-in at hotel. Later, visit various temples and ghats and the holy Pushkar Lake. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 11 (28th NOV 2017) : Pushkar (Pushkar Fair)

Drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan in India, was founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II. It the largest city of Rajasthan in India. Also called the Pink city of India, it is an embodiment of Hindustani and Persian style. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces made of blushed pink sandstones, where once lived the Maharajas. The beauty of Jaipur is its unique architecture. Also, urbanism is visible on the most common places such as squares and alleys.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. In evening, explore the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City.


Day 12 (29th NOV 2017) : Pushkar - Jaipur / 145 km - 3 hours drive

Drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan in India, was founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II. It the largest city of Rajasthan in India. Also called the Pink city of India, it is an embodiment of Hindustani and Persian style. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces made of blushed pink sandstones, where once lived the Maharajas. The beauty of Jaipur is its unique architecture. Also, urbanism is visible on the most common places such as squares and alleys.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure. In evening, explore the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City.

 

Day 13 (30th OCT 2017) : Jaipur Sightseeing
Pushkar du Rajasthan

After breakfast, your Jaipur sightseeing tour begins with visit to the majestic Amber Fort followed by City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 14 (31th OCT 2017) : Jaipur – Agra / 220 Km – 6 heures de route

After breakfast, drive to Agra. Enroute, visit Fatehpur Sikri - a fascinating city built in the 16th century by Akbar (3rd Mughal emperor who reigned from 1556 to 1605). It is regarded as the first-planned city of Mughal empire in India. Here you will visit the Bulund Darwaza (The Gate of Victory built in 1601 AD by Emperor Akbar) - the highest gateway in the world and the white marble tomb of the famous Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chishti.
Upon reaching Agra, check-in at hotel followed by overnight stay.


Day 15 (01th NOV 2017) : Agra - Delhi Airport international [4 H - 200 Km] – Depart 

Early morning, visit the the world-famous Taj Mahal (7th wonder of the World). It is a white marble mausoleum located on the bank of Yamuna river in Agra. This monument is spread across 42 acres(approx.) built by Shahjahan in loving memory of his beloved wife “Mumtaz”. Here the sunrise is truly breathtaking and totally worth it. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is called the "the jewel of Muslim art in India”.
Return to hotel for breakfast. Next visit the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a historical fort, which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638. It is one of the most robust stronghold of the Mughals adorned with richly-decorated buildings displaying Mughal style of architecture.
Later in afternoon, drive to Delhi international airport to board flight for your onward destination.



 



About Dates

    Pushkar Fair, an annual 5-day festival, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soak in the vibrance of one of the last great traditional melas (fairs) that hosts livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan. The city of Pushkar with the gaily-attired local folks, traditional Rajasthani music, folklores of gallantry marks the beginning of Pushkar Fair with all the love. Visit here to know more.

    2018: November 15 - 23 November






Inclusions : Exclusions :
  • Accommodation in base category room as per mentioned hotelsor similar.
  • Daily breakfast at coffee shop or restaurant at hotel.
  • All transfers, sightseeing by Air-conditioned Vehicle.
  • Assistance during arrival and departure.
  • Rickshaw in Delhi.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur.
  • Tonga ride in Agra.
  • Boating at Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer.
  • All currently applicable taxes including Govt. Service Tax.
  • International Airfare & airport tax if applicable.
  • Monument Entrances.
  • Services of English Speaking local guides as per itinerary.
  • Any items of personal nature viz. laundry
  • Charges, telephone bills, drinks, shopping etc.
  • Medical insurance of any kind.
  • All expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like
  • Flight delay / cancellation / strike or other natural disasters.
  • Any item that is not mentioned under Includes header.