Desert Fair

Desert Fair

Delhi (Arrival) - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Nawalgarh - Delhi (Departure)

Starting Price : USD 1205 / Euro 900

 

Jaisalmer exercise immense charm, but with the staging of the annual Desert Festival (January - February), it has also become one of the more important events on the annual calendar. Essentially, it is a showcase of the performing arts of the region on the stretching sands around this desert citadel. The perfect time to visit the golden city is during the Desert Festival, held in Jan/Feb. every year, when the city reverberates to the sound of melodious tunes and rhythms. Folk dances, exciting competitions and contests, especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. Colorful craft bazaars are set up for the occasion and a sound and light spectacle is organized with folk artists performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand dunes on the full moon night.

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Pushkar FairTour Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi (Arrival) - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Nawalgarh - Delhi (Departure)

Package Inclusions:
. On arrival Meeting & Assistance by our Office Representative.
. Accommodation on Double/Twin sharing room at listed hotels or equivalent.
. Daily buffet Breakfast
. Transportation/Transfers by Air-Conditioned Vehicle.
. Driver allowances, Petrol/Gas cost, Toll Tax, Parking, and Vehicle Insurance.
. All Transfers / Excursions / Sightseeing are as per package details.
. 01 Camel Ride at Jaisalmer.
. 01 Elephant Ride/Jeep Ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur. (Subject to availability of Elephant).
. Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur.
. Demonstration of Gem-Cutting & Polishing in Jaipur.
. Shoe covers at Taj Mahal.
. Tuk-Tuk Ride at Agra.
. Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra.
. 01 Boat Ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur (By Common Boat).
. Complementary 01 Bottle Mineral Water per person Every Day.
. Service of English Speaking local Guide as per detailed itinerary.
. All currently applicable taxes.

Package Exclusions:
. Meals other than those specifies in the itinerary
. Entrance Fees, Special guides, Camera fees & tips
. Things of personal nature like laundry, telephone etc.
. Inland/International flight charges
. All other than those listed in above inclusions

Jan 19: Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 20: In Delhi
After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Old Delhi An ancient walled city. Here you will visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India & Drive past Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire: Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi. New Delhi Delhi includes visits to the Qutab Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years. Lotus Temple - known as 'Bahai House of Worship', this 20th century wonder made of marble in the form of a white half-opened lotus flower. (Lotus Temple is closed on Monday). Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 21: Delhi / Agra (203 Kms / 4 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast proceed for Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting massive Agra Fort which has been the seat of Mughal rulers for several years. The fort has palaces with pavilions, gardens, mosques, baths etc. Agra is known for its Superb Inlay Work on Marble and Soapstone by Craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked at Taj Mahal. Enjoy Tuk-Tuk ride in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 22: Agra / Jaipur (232 Kms / 6 hrs approx)
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal (Sun rise), regarded as one of the Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shahjahan in pure white marble in memory of his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). Return to hotel for breakfast. Later depart for Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri, A city built in red sandstone by Emperor Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening enjoy Demonstration of Carpet weaving, the block printing to learn more about the Crafts of Rajasthan. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 23: In Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. At Amber Fort you climb up the fort on Elephant's (Subject to Availability of Elephant) back like the Maharajas and visit the Amber Palace of the Kuchchawa rulers. On the way to Pink City, you enjoy demonstration of Block Printing on Cotton Textile. Afternoon visit Pink City which includes Photo stop at Hawa Mahal: the palace of winds, Jantar Mantar: the observatory on stone and the City Palace Museum which contains the original collection of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 24: Jaipur / Udaipur (395 Kms / 8 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast depart for Udaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 25: In Udaipur
Morning after breakfast visit the picturesque City Palace on Lake Pichola, whose one part is a museum and has numerous Palaces followed by Sahelion-Ki-Bari, the "ladies garden". Evening you can enjoy Boat Ride on Lake Pichola & visit Jagmandir Island. Overnight stay at hotel

Jan 26: Udaipur / Jodhpur (280 Kms / 8 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast depart for Jodhpur via The Ranakpur Jain Temple which was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kgs. Whose sound echoes in the entire complex. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 27: In Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for city tour visiting the massive Meherangarh Fort, a symbol of the glorious history of the Maharajas of Marwar Kingdom. You also visit the nearby pure white marble cenotaph of the Maharajas of Jodhpur. Day free to explore the "Pushkar Fair". Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 28: Jodhpur / Jaisalmer (298 Kms / 7 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast depart for Jaisalmer. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 29: In Jaisalmer
Morning breakfast at the hotel. "Day free to witness the Desert Fair. Evening enjoy Camel Ride on Sam Sand Dunes. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 30: Jaisalmer / Bikaner (333 Kms / 8 hrs approx)
Morning visit a manmade reservoir, the Gadi Sagar Lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan was constructed by Raja Rawal Jaisal, the first ruler of Jaisalmer. Later drive to Sonar Kila or the Golden Fort made out of yellow sand stone. Here on ward enjoy walking tour of Golden city visiting Fort, which is the only Fort in India which is inhabited. Inside the Fort you visit richly Carved Jain Temples, and most intricately carved houses like the Patwon-ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli. Later depart for Bikaner. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Jan 31: Bikaner / Nawalgarh (200 Kms / 5 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Bikaner visiting Camel breeding Farm & beautiful Junagarh Fort with palaces. Later depart for Nawalgarh. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Feb 01: Nawalgarh / Delhi (280 Kms / 7.5 hrs approx)
Depart Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Nawalgarh. Later depart for Delhi. On arrival transfer directly to the international airport to board flight for your onward destination.

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TOUR LODGING INFO: 13 Nights Hotels
Accommodation is provided on double sharing room with breakfast basis at listed hotels or equivalent, except for Village House Stays where accommodation is on full board basis. Hotel list is as follows:

Places Nights Hotels
Delhi 02 Nights The Hans/Maidens Hotel
Agra 01 Night Howard Park Plaza
Jaipur 02 Nights Ramada
Udaipur 02 Nights Hill Top Palace
Jodhpur 02 Nights Gorbandh Palace
Jaisalmer 02 Nights Rang Mahal
Bikaner 01 Night Lalgarh Palace
Nawalgarh 01 Night Desert Resort


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