Taj & Pushkar India Tour ( 07 Nights / 08 Days )
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport. On arrival you will be met by our representative who will help you get transferred to the hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour of the historic city of New Delhi. We start from the 11th century Qutab Minar moving along to the Lotus temple, India Gate , the Rastrapati Bhavan or the President’s House , Red fort,Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial , Humayun's Tomb,Teen Murti and Indira Gandhi memorial. We also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (203 km) where upon arrival, we check into the hotel. After a few hour rest and lunch , we begin our tour of Agrabegining with the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort build by Emperor Akbar in 1566.Here we witness the grandeur of the Mughals which is evident in their beautiful architecture namely the Diwan-I-Am , The Diwan-I-Khas , the Sheesh Mahal etc. Then after spending an hour there, we move on to visit the Imitaudullah tomb famous for its beautiful peitura dura work Later in the evening , we go and visit the beautiful Taj Mahal. One of the seven wonders of the modern world and an epitome of undying love, the Taj Mahal is sheer magic in poetry and looks so especially in the sunset.Overnight at Agra.
After breakfast, we drive to Jaipur (221 km), en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri- the erstwhile capital of Emperor Akbar which was later deserted due to paucity of water. Reach Jaipur in the afternoon. Evening at leisure to explore the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur
We begin our sightseeing tour of Jaipur by riding a caparisoned elephant to reach the majestic Amber fort before moving to the Jaigarh fort where the Jaivana, reportedly the world's largest cannon on wheels is located. Then after a hearty Rajasthani lunch, we continue our tour of the city starting with the City Palace and Museum where many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family, including a collection of weaponry are housed. The tour then ends with a visit to the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory and finally a stroll through the city's colourful bazaarc before returning to the hotel.Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we drive on to Pushkar (130 km). The sacred pilgrimage town of Pushkar is famous for its colourful annual fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. During this period, the otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar looks like a riot of colors when the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices. Besides, traders people from all nooks and corners of the world come to the town to take a dip in the sacred Pushkar lake on the night of the full moon (Kartik Purnima). A dip in the lake is said to absolve one of all the sins. Upon arrival , we check into the Camp / Hotel. The camp consists of tents, each with verandah, bedroom and bathroom. A large dining tent serves the best of Rajasthani cuisine. The focal point of the camp is its campfire around which the evening entertainment programme with cocktails & rhythms of the Thar-music, dancing, magicians, puppet shows, jugglers, flaming torches & camel parades takes place. After lunch and some rest, we leave for our afternoon tour of Pushkar. We begin our tour with a visit to the famous Brahma temple, the only temple in teh world that is dedicated to this deity. After spending some time there, we then go vitit the nearby Savitri Temple, Saraswati Temple,Varah Temple etc. Overnight at Camp.
Day 07: Pushkar
Full day at the Pushkar fair. A day of fun, frolic, games and laughter greets you as you make your way to the fair. The fair provides some wonderful photographic opportunities and is a rare change to see Rajasthani women decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery Built as 'an explosion of fun, frolic, games and laughter', the fair provides some wonderful photographic opportunities and is a rare change to see Rajasthani women decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery. Temple music wafts through the night, as the fires die down and the Rajasthani melodies played on the stringed ek-tara come to a close. On the night of the full moon, the pilgrims bathe by moonlight, then send marigold and rose petals floating across the lake on green plate-like leaves. It is worth getting up early to see the camels and tribes rousing themselves in the pink of the dawn desert light. Overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Ajmer (15 Km) where upon arrival we straightaway proceed for city tour. Ajmer is a small pilgrimage town that is equally revered by both Hindus and Muslims alike. The final resting place of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the great Sufi saint of the Chisti Silsilah, who laid the permanent foundation of Islam in India in 1192 A.D. by his spiritual prowess and peaceful preaching, Ajmer, located 135 km southwest is one of the most sacred places of Muslim pilgrimage in India. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan who named it Ajaimeru the 'invincible hill'. Here , he built the Taragarh Fort(Ajameru Doorg)which was India's first hill fort. The maousleum (dargha) of the great Sufi saint,Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is also located here.Beyond the Dargah is the Adhai din ka Jhonpra an ancient Sanskrit college, which was converted into mosque in 1198 and remains one of the finest monuments of medieval India. Late aternoon, we proceed to the railway station to board the train to Delhi .Overnight at Delhi.