MAGICAL RAJASTHAN WITH PUSHKAR FAIR & SPIRITUAL VARANASI

18 Nights / 19 Days


MAGICAL RAJASTHAN WITH PUSHKAR FAIR & SPIRITUAL VARANASI

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Deogarh - Udaipur - Mount Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa – Delhi

Experience an exotic holiday to India with the beautiful architectural gems combined with the extravagant camel fair of Pushkar. This ‘18 Nights & 19 Days’ Tour offers a comprehensive tour of the flamboyant state of Rajasthan including the Golden Triangle circuit that is Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Experience the varied charms of popular places in Rajasthan such as Pushkar, Bikaner, Mandawa Deogarh and Mount Abu. Discover unique and diverse culture, stunning architectural wonders and its people. 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 during the annual Pushkar Fair - one of the largest camel fairs in the world.

Highlights

  • In Delhi, see Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s Memorial), Jama Masjid, India Gate, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar (the last three are World Heritage Sites).
  • In Agra, experience three World Heritage sites - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri.
  • In Jaipur, tour Amer Fort (including an elephant ride), City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
  • Visit the only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu.
  • Take a joyful camel ride in Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer.
  • Gaze in awe at the stunning work of art at Ranakpur Jain Temples.
  • Visit Bikaner and Mandawa for its unique forts and havelis (traditional mansions).
  • Tour the little town but with rich history of Deogarh.
  • See the colors of Rajasthan come alive at the Pushkar Camel Fair Grounds.
  • Private tour guide for a more personalized experience.
  • Transport in a private chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle including hotel pick-up and drop-off.

DAY 1
Arrival in Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will greet you. After the warm welcome transfer to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 2
Delhi Sightseeing
This morning after breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll first explore the Old Delhi area, starting with India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid. Next, visit Old Delhi’s oldest and biggest market Chandni Chowk. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride from Fatehpuri Masjid to the impressive red sandstone monument of Red Fort. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Rajghat, the cremation site of Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi.

Afterward, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb, a World Heritage Site. It’s the first garden-style tomb of India built in 1565 featuring striking Persian inspired architecture. Later, take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi and begin your tour with a drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House) and India Gate - a cenotaph of the Indian soldiers who died in World War I. Lastly, visit world’s tallest brick tower at a height of 73 m, Qutub Minar, which was built to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in India. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 3
Delhi - Agra (approx. 233 Km / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Agra. After checking-in to your hotel and freshening up, you’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Agra Fort. Built in the 16th century, this red sandstone fort once served as the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty, and is home to beautiful mosques, palaces and halls.
In the evening, the spectacular sight of the Taj Mahal awaits at sunset. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed white marble masterpiece, commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his departed wife, is a world-renowned icon and symbol of eternal love. Overnight at hotel in Agra.

DAY 4
Agra - Jaipur (approx. 240 Km / 5 Hrs); En route Fatehpur Sikri
This morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Built in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex includes Di wan-i-K has building, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its center and the Panch Mahal palace.
Continue drive to Jaipur and check-in to your hotel upon arrival.

DAY 5
Jaipur
Morning after breakfast check-out of the hotel, then visit Amber Fort where you’ll enjoy a ride up to the fort on a caparisoned elephant’s back. The majestic red sandstone and white marble fortress-palace dates from the 16th century. Next, visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory housing world’s largest stone sundial. Then proceed to Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, an exquisite 5-storey building with over 953 ornate lattice-worked windows. Lastly visit, City Palace which still continues to be the residence of the royal family of Jaipur; the palace is also home to City Palace Museum, which exhibits interesting collections of the royal family.
Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

DAY 6
Jaipur - Pushkar (approx. 147 Km / 3 Hrs & 30 min)
After breakfast at hotel, get transferred to the holy city of Pushkar, which is also the venue of the annual Pushkar Camel Fair. On reaching Pushkar, check-in to the hotel and freshen up and relax for a while. Later, head out for sightseeing tour of Pushkar town. Visit the famous Brahma Temple that is believed to be over 2000 years old and said to be the only prominent temple in the whole world where Lord Brahma (Hindu creator God) is worshiped. After a short walk from the temple, you’ll arrive at the Pushkar Lake, considered to be a sacred lake, large number of devotees throng here to offer prayers and to wash away all sins by taking a holy dip in the water. Stroll leisurely and take in the tranquil surroundings of Pushkar. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 7
Pushkar - Pushkar Fair
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 balloon, 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.

DAY 8
Pushkar - Deogarh (approx. 180 Km / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast, leave for the charming little town of Deogarh, known for its luxurious heritage resorts, temples, forts and palaces, and miniature paintings.
On reaching Deogarh, check-in to hotel and relax for a while. Later, set out for sightseeing of Deogarh town. Visit Deogarh Fort Palace, from the 17th century, with over 200 rooms, regal mural paintings on the walls, and balconies with carved pillars. Next tour Dashavatar, a temple of God Vishnu, dating back to ancient Gupta period. Afterward, proceed to Manastambha, a group of 31 Jain temples from the 17th century. Arrive at Deogarh and spend the night at hotel.

DAY 9
Deogarh - Udaipur (approx. 130 Km / 3 Hrs & 30 min)
This morning after breakfast, leave for Udaipur. En route, visit the famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur. The temple is a three storied structure of white marble dating from the 15th century. 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 Udaipur. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. Day free at leisure.

DAY 10
Udaipur
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.

DAY 11
Udaipur - Mount Abu (approx. 164 Km / 4 hours)
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, proceed to Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is refreshing and a summer retreat.
Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and freshen-up before proceeding for a sightseeing tour of Mount Abu. Visit the Dilwara Jain Temples dedicated to Jain faith. The exceptionally outstanding architecture of the Dilwara temples are one of the main attractions of Rajasthan. Built in the 11th and 13th century, the Dilwara temples, created of marble, consists of five temples and exhibits intricate carvings and sculptures.

DAY 12
Mount Abu - Jodhpur (approx. 270 Km / 6 Hrs)
This morning after breakfast, proceed to Jodhpur - the blue city of Rajasthan, and the state’s second largest city. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 13
Jodhpur
After enjorying breakfast at hotel, leave for sighsteeing tour of Jodhpur. Start with visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most imperessive forts of Rasjasthan. 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. Now proceed to Jaswant Thada, a white marble amazing monument, which is towards the left of Mehrangarh fort. It is a 19th century cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by the genius artisan. A visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a mystic aura.
Afterwards, visit the iconic landmark of the town - Clock Tower (otherwise called Ghanta Ghar). Located close to the clock tower is the vibrant and quaint Sadar Market selling textiles, antiques, silverware and handicrafts. Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.

DAY 14
Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (approx. 288 Km / 6 Hrs)
After breakfast, leave for Jaisalmer, fondly called the “Golden City” of Rajasthan. The city was founded in the 12th century and is known for its spectacular forts and havelis (mansions) and also for its golden desert landscape. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 15
Jaisalmer
After breakfast this morning, proceed for Jaisalmer sightseeing with first visit to the Jaisalmer Fort. Named after Rao Jaisal who built this hill fort in 1156 AD, this fort attracts visitors from across the world to witness how beautifully it wears different hues of gold as the sun sets. This is why, it is also called the Golden Fort. The iconic yellow sandstone Jaisalmer Fort is perched high above the desert city of Jaisalmer.
Next, visit the Salim Singh ki Haveli. Built in 1805, it took almost 55 years to be completed. It consists of around 38 balconies differently designed from each other. Now head to Patwon Ki Haveli to witness the beautiful gateways, archways and architecture of this haveli.
Evening, proceed to enjoy a camel ride in the famous Sam Sand Dunes. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 16
Jaisalmer - Bikaner (approx. 331 Km / 6 Hrs)
After breakfast, hit the road to Bikaner. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel, freshen up and relax awhile. Later, visit the Junagarh Fort; the fort dating to 1588 AD is a huge complex with attractive assortment of palaces, courtyards, kiosks and decorative windows. Worth visiting in Junagarh fort are Karan Mahal (Hall of Public Audience) dating to 17th century, is based on classic Mughal style of architecture; Anup Mahal has lovely carved jharokha (balcony windows) and Bijai Phool Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 17
Bikaner - Mandawa (approx. 192 Km / 5 Hrs)
After breakfast, leave for Mandawa, the city known for its havelis (mansions) and villages. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and and relax awhile. Later, visit Mandawa town., stroll through the bustling bazaars and pick up things of your interest. During evening explore the various beautiful “Havelis” in this small attractive village. You may also visit the Shekhavati region, an important town of the years gone by, to see number of remarkable Havelis and Castles in the nearby towns of Nawalgarh and Laxmangarh. These havelis are museums in themselves, built by the rich merchants as their residence in 18th and 19th century. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 18
Mandawa - Delhi (approx. 233 km / 6 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast, leave for Delhi. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax. Later, step out for a shopping expedition by visiting the popular marketplaces of Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 19
Depart Delhi
Morning after breakfast, we’ll transfer you to Delhi International Airport for your onward journey.




Hotel Options

  • 3 Star - Delhi- Clarks InnAgra- Atulyaa TajJaipur- SuryavillaPushkar- Aaram bagh, Deogarh- Imperial HeightsUdaipur- Atulya niwas Mountabu- The Jaipur HouseJodhpur- Lords InnJaisalmer- Hotel FifuBikaner- Basant Vihar PalaceMandawa- Heritage Mandawa

  • 4 Star - Delhi- Holiday InnAgra- Crystal Sarovar Jaipur- Four Point by SheratonPushkar- Bhanwar Singh PalaceDeogarh- Deogarh MahalUdaipur- Karohi Haveli Mountabu- Hotel HilltoneJodhpur- Park PlazaJaisalmer- Fort RajwadaBikaner- The Lallgarh PalaceMandawa- Alsisar Mahel

  • 4 Star - Delhi- Le MeridienAgra- Jaypee PalaceJaipur- HiltonPushkar- WestinnDeogarh- Deogarh MahalUdaipur- Shiv Niwas PalaceMountabu- Hotel HillockJodhpur- Ajit bhawanJaisalmer- SuryagarhBikaner- The Laxmi Niwas PalaceMandawa- Castle Mandawa

“Similar/Suggestive Hotels will be provided in case of unavailability.”


Package Includes -

  • 18 Nights’ Accommodation at above stated Hotels.
  • Arrival assistance by GeTS Holidays Representative.
  • Daily Buffet at all the Hotels/Resorts.
  • All transfers & Sightseeing as per the itinerary by chauffer driven A/C Private vehicle.
  • Daily 01 bottle of water on board.
  • All applicable taxes.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON'S -

  • Rickshaw Ride at Chandini Chowk, Delhi.
  • Tonga/Battery Ride in Agra.
  • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Entrance & Chowkhi Dhani Dinner with a Rajasthani Folk Dance, Jaipur.
  • Camel Ride in Pushkar.
  • Jeep Safari at Bishnoi Village in Jodhpur.
  • Horse Safari Near Lake Palace, Udaipur.
  • Evening Boating at Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Camp + Music Dance + Jeep Safari at Desert in Jaisalmer.
  • Local English Speaking Guide at each location.
  • Entrance Fees to Monuments/Sightseeing Places

We’ll happily customize this tour, tailor-made to your interests. Our tours aim at offering hassle-free services to all our clients while they relax and enjoy their India Getaway.


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