When it comes to celebrate fairs and festivals in India, there is no comparison to Pushkar Fair.This is one of the most famous fairs held at Pushkar town which is located just 11Km from Ajmer, Rajasthan. This town situated along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake comes alive during Pushkar fair. Today it is considered as one of the most popular and colorful fairs and festivals in Rajasthan
a that attracts numerous tourists from every corner of the world. In fact, this is one of its own kinds cultural cum trade fair that provides ample of opportunities for vacationers to enjoy the attractive and lively spectacle of Rajasthan.
We, at Rajasthan Holidays understand this very clearly and to make you enjoy the most of it offer some of the best and cost-competitive Pushkar Fair tour
packages. We cover every aspect of this fair and offer our package in a way that is quite unique and beyond your comparison. This year Pushkar Fair is going to start from
30th October- 2nd November, 2009
So, if you looking to have close glimpses of this unique cultural cum trade fair start booking right now. Book right now and avail some of best discounts offer. We guarantee that a trip to this fair can be your life long experience as there is so much to explore, participate and enjoy.
Tour Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at the airport our representative will meet you at the airport arrival lounge, and will provide you transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Tour Day 02 : Delhi - Pushkar (400 km)
Early morning drive to Pushkar
. On arrival check in at the hotel, in the evening Participate and enjoy the fun n frolic of the famous Pushkar fair. Overnight in the hotel.
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. An aerial view of Pushkar.
The legend about the Creator God, Bramha describes the creation of this lake. When the demon Vajra Nabha killed Brahma's children, he in turn struck him with his weapon, a lotus flower. Vajra Nabha died with the impact, and the petals of the lotus fell at three places. One of them is Pushkar, where a lake sprung into being. Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month), hallowing the place. Sacred to Brahma, Pushkar boasts of its temple dedicated to him, which is the only one of its kind in the world. A dip in the waters of Pushkar and worship at his temple ensure salvation. So thousands flock to Pushkar to observe the ritual on kartik Purnima, or on any of the four days preceding it.
Tour Day 03 : Pushkar
Mornign visit the Brahma temple (alone in the world), Pushkar lake. The full day visit to the Fair. Overnight at hotel.
Tour Day 04 : Pushkar - Jaipur (141 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur
, on arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is color washed pink - the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendor. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city. The only planned city of its time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautiful laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes make your trip to the pink city a memorable one.
Tour Day 05 : Jaipur
Morning an excursion tour of Amber Fort
, In the afternoon Visit City Palace
, Jantar Mantar, Observatory, Hawa Mahal etc. Overnight at hotel. (At a short distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, the Amber Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh.)
Tour Day 06 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (250 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, en route visit Fateh Pur Sikri. On arrival at Agra check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Fatehpur Sikri :
Fatehpur Sikri, 38 km from Agra, was one of the capital cities of Akbar after the childless Mughal was blessed with a son with the blessings of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who lived here. The new capital came up in 1569. Through the Juxtaposition of the buildings seems whimsical, they are thoughtfully planned, imparting an atmosphere of playful brilliance. Towering, walls on three sides surround the rectangular-shaped city, accessible through nine gates, and an artificial lake is located on the west. Credit for preserving the monuments goes to Lord Curzon. These protected monuments and the city's environs are well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Tour Day 07 : Agra - Delhi
Today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. In the afternoon drive to Delhi, on arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Tour Day 08 : Departure
Morning after breakfast full day city sightseeing tour of Delhi.
Old Delhi - the 350-year-old walled city was built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Raj Ghat is worth a visit where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.New Delhi - the new capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. An interesting drive in the one passing through the impressive Rajpath from the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace. Visit Humayun,s Tomb built in 1565 AD, Safdarjung's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, 72 meters high and the most curious antique, the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD.
Late in the evening transfer to the international airport to board the flight for onward destination.