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Pushkar Cattle Fair 2013

Duration : Pushkar Fair : 09-18 Nov. 2013 - USD 1099 PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING
Destinations Covered : Delhi-Mandawa-Pushkar-Jaipur-Ranthambhore-Agra-Delhi

The Pushkar Fair is the annual camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan. It is one of the world's largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction. Besides the religious aspect of this fair to take a bath in holy Pushkar Lake thru the festival days,  it highlights some of the exciting events for tourists attraction in form of competitions such as the "matka phod (breaking pitcher)", "longest moustache", and "bridal competition" are milking the cattle, camel races, acrobats.  Besides trading of livestock, utensils, handicrafts and other items, the event is marked with colourful performance of cultural and folk dances of Rajasthan.

09 Nov. :  Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Check-in time is 12 Noon
Overnight at the Hotel.
 
10 Nov. : Delhi-Mandawa drive, 260 km
After breakfast, drive to Mandawa.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour.
The land of Shekha (Rao Shekhaji 1433-1488) is known for its human and artistic enterprises.  This region has been the home of Marwari community, for more than a century has been the backbone of commercial entrepreneur-ship in India. Hundreds of havelies, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts, as in this region have intricate wall paintings, frescoes. The important ones to be seen are in Mandawa, Mukandgarh, Dundlod and Nawalgarh.
 
11 Nov. : Mandawa-Pushkar drive, 250 km
After breakfast, drive to Pushkar.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon visit Pushkar Fair.
Evening you van witness School Dance Competition at Mela Ground and
Indian Bride competition.
Meals and overnight.
 
12 Nov. : Pushkar
Day at Pushkar to witness trading of camels and other livestocks, handicrafts, home articles, Mela ground with children swings, food and sweet shops and various other stalls from different part of Rajasthan.
Most cattle owners start returning back home after trading.  The event of return of owners can be witnessed at 1000 hours onward at the Mela Ground.
Evening programme includes opening of Crafts Bazaar, cultural programmes, competition of cattle milk stripping and Temple Dances.
 
13 Nov. : Pushkar-Jaipur drive, 143 km
The morning programmes starts at 0600 hours with cattle milking, cross breed competition, Turban Tying competition, moustache competition and crafts bazaar.
Around noon, drive to Jaipur.
Check-in at the hotel.
 
14 Nov. : Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, set in a picturesque location.  Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.  Built in the 16th century  by Raja  Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali  are some of the prominent areas of interest. 
 
Afternoon city sightseeing tour.
Jaipur, this city was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago.  Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory,  Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city.
 
15 Nov : Jaipur-Ranthambhore drive, 185 km
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambhore.
Check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day free.
 
16 Nov. Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon jungle safari.
Surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravalis, amidst vast, arid and denuded tracts of the desert ecology of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of biomass, the Ranthambhor National Park, spread over an area of 392 sq.km. of dense forest with nullahs and waterfalls. 
 
The herbivorous population includes chital, sambar, blue bull and chinkara.   Sambar deer is the pride of the park.  There is no other park in Asia, where these largest of all Asiatic deer can be seen so frequently during day-time.  Wild boars and langurs are a common sight.  Among the reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun near the lakes.
 
The tiger is the biggest attraction of this park.  According to naturalists, Ranthambhore is one of the best parks in the country for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger.  Other carnivores in the park include leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal, jungle cat, sloth bear and ratel.  The park nests more than 300 varieties of birds. 
Overnight at the hotel.
 
17 Nov. – Ranthambhore-Agra drive, 318 km
En-route visit Fatehur Sikri.
The beautiful city was planned and erected by Emperor Akbar in 1569. The story behind the city relates to birth of his Son Salim who was named after a Muslim Saint – Sheikh Salim Chishti.  Emperor Akbar hearing his renown, had visited the Saint, asked of the blessings of a child.  When a son was born, he decided to built a city near the place where the Saint lived.  The city was abandoned after 14 years due to shortage of water and growing population.  The imposing pavilions, Mosque, massive Buland Darwaza (Gate), Panch Mahal and other buildings are worth a visit
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
 
18 Nov. : Agra-Delhi drive, 204 km
Morning city sightseeing tour.
Agra, the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD.  Agra Fort, the imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the beautiful pearl Mosque, it was designed and built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD
Afternoon drive to Delhi.
Dinner in a local restaurant and later transfer to airport for return flight.
 
 

 


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