Experience an exotic holiday, India’s beautiful architectural gems combined with the extravagant camel fair of Pushkar. On this ‘8 Nights & 9 Days’ tour to Rajasthan, we will take you to the best attractions of the state of the Maharajas. Starting off in Jaipur - the seat of the Maharajas, Udaipur where the mesmerizing lakes enhance the view, and Jodhpur - the blue city. Discover the unique and diverse culture, stunning architectural wonders including forts, palaces and temples, and people on the go. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the holy city of Pushkar, which not only has a strong spiritual background but also enlightens tourists with its festivities. Adding value to this tour, Pushkar gives you the opportunity to see the annual Pushkar Fair - one of the largest camel fairs in the world.
On arrival at Jaipur airport, our representative will greet you. After the warm welcome, transfer to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and freshen up. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may go shopping at the colourful bazaars of Jaipur, which is famous for its unique handicrafts, pottery, fabrics, jewelry, etc.
This morning after breakfast at the hotel, start Jaipur excursion at Amber Fort, a 16th-century majestic red sandstone and white marble fortress-palace located on a hilltop of the Aravalli Ranges. Reach up to the entrance gate of majestic fort riding on the back of a caparisoned elephant. Next, visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory housing world’s largest stone sundial. Then drive past Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, an exquisite 5-storey building with over 953 ornate windows. Lastly, City Palace which still continues to be the residence of the royal family, and also houses the City Palace Museum, which displays interesting royal collections.
Return to the hotel or visit the local market.
After breakfast, proceed to the holy city of Pushkar, which is the venue of the annual Pushkar Fair. Then proceed for the local sightseeing of the holy town of Pushkar visiting the only Brahma Temple in India and the Pushkar Lake. Overnight stay at hotel in Pushkar. Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas, that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to its having existed during the fourth century B.C. lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle.
Pushkar Fair is also known as Pushkar Camel Fair. Held over a period of seven days in the month of October and November, it is an annual camel and livestock fair. The festival is also touted to be the world’s largest cattle fairs. Experience various activities offered in the fair like a camel cart ride, hot air ballooning, watch performances like turban tying competition, moustache competition, best-dressed camels, folk music and dance among other interesting activities. Spend the day visiting the colourful Pushkar Fair and enjoying the colorful display of unique exhibitions, exciting competitions and fascinating events.
Return to your hotel in the evening.
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and start towards your next destination - Udaipur, a beautiful city of Rajasthan, located 280 km off Jaipur. Well known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is the historic capital of the Mewar Kingdom. The place takes every visitor through the Rajput era.
On reaching Udaipur, check-in to your hotel.
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit City Palace built in 1559, a small palace overlooking the dreamy Lake Pichola. It has gradually evolved to be the largest palace in Rajasthan; with attractions like Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Later, visit Saheliyon Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose, and visit Lok Kala Mandal, a cultural institution with a museum, which exhibits collection of folk art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening in an adjacent open-air theater. Next stop will be at Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. Evening is free to relax, optionally you can take a walk through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur up to the Ghats at lake Pichola. Enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola.
After breakfast, leave for Jodhpur. En-route visit the famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur – a three-storied 15th-century temple made of white marble. It was built by a rich Jain businessman and is dedicated to Lord Adinath - 1st Tiranthakara (Spiritual teacher) of Jainism. This temple is said to have around 1,400 pillars that are designed totally different from each other. It was among the 77 sites to be nominated as the 7 wonders of the world.
Continue driving to Jodhpur. On reaching, check-in at the hotel and relax.
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, leave for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Start with visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan. The walls of the fort surround the old city of Jodhpur, and the fort stands 100 feet on a perpendicular cliff and 400 feet above the skyline of Jodhpur. Fabricated with red sandstone, the fort is a sight to behold. Located close to the fort is Jaswant Thada - a serene white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, built-in 1899. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by genius artisans. Afterwards, visit the iconic landmark of the town - Clock Tower (otherwise called Ghanta Ghar); close to it is the vibrant and quaint Sadar Market selling textiles, antiques, silverware and handicrafts.
This morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur. On reaching Jaipur, we’ll transfer you to the airport to continue with your onward journey.
|Duration||:||8 Nights / 9 Days|
|Starting price||:||630 Per Person|
|Route||:||Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaipur|