Pushkar Camel Fair Tour

13 NIGHTS – 14 DAYS

Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Pushkar – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa

Pushkar Fair also known as camel fair is held in lakeside village of Pushkar in Rajasthan. It is undoubtedly the most colourful fairs of India and visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy this unique experience. The festival is known as camel fair because people from all over Rajasthan and nearby places throng the fair with their camels, horses and other livestock to trade in the fair. No less than 30,000 camels are here to participate in competitions like beauty contest, races and dances. The town also turns into a shopper’s paradise as the bazaar is set up and visitors can bargain for silver and semi-precious jewellery, puppets, tie and die fabric and handicrafts. Although Pushkar fair is the main highlight of the tour but it is not limited only to the fair and also gives an opportunity to travel in a fantasy land of forts and palaces. You will also get to see “Taj Mahal”, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and historic city of Delhi.

Pushkar Camel Fair Tour Map
Tour starts : 29 October 2017 In Delhi
Tour ends : 11 November 2017 In Delhi
Festival location : Pushkar
Festival Dates : 28 October – 4 November 2017

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Double sharing room in listed or similar hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • All meals for two days in luxury camp accommodation in Anantpur Sahib
  • Air-Conditioned car/van/coach with driver for all transfers, city tour and excursion as per program, inclusive off fuel, parking and all interstate taxes
  • Services of local English speaking guide for sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • AC Chair car train fare for Delhi to Amritsar
  • Entrance fee to the monuments
  • Our assistance
  • All taxes

Tour Cost Excludes :

  • Air fare, travel insurance
  • Drinks during meals
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • Anything which is not covered above under “Tour cost includes”

Hotels Envisaged:

Place

Hotels

Hotel Category

Delhi

Hotel Jaypee Siddharth

5 Star

Amritsar

Hotel Ramada

4 Star

Anandpur Sahib

Deluxe Tents   ( Swiss Tentes )

Chandigarh

Hotel  Park Plaza

4 Star

Rishikesh

Aloha On Ganges

4 Star

1

Day:

Delhi : 29 October 2017

Arrival at Delhi Airport. You will be greeted by our representative at the Airport and transferred to hotel. Later start tour of New Delhi with wide tree lined avenues, parks and fountains surrounding the imposing Government and State Buildings. Drive past the imposing India Gate, the ParliamentBuildings and President House. Then visit QutabMinar, built in 1193 A.D. It is a striking medieval tower of victory of Persian architecture style. Next stop is Humayun’s Tomb. Afternoon, drive to Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Then visit Old Delhi that includes visit to Red Fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride along the alleys of ancient bazaar of ChandniChowk with stop at Jama masjid, the largest mosque in Asia. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.

2

Day:

Delhi – Agra (200 Km, 4 Hours) : 30 October 2017

Morning drive to Agra which was once the capital of Mughal India and centre of great power and glory. Visit world famous “Taj Mahal”, the monument of love immortalized in marble. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his Queen Mumtaj. Also visit Agra Fort and Sikandara, where lies the Tomb of the Emperor “Akbar the Great” . Overnight stay at hotel.

3

Day:

Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri- Jaipur (265 Km, 6 Hours) : 31 October 2017

Morning leave for Jaipur. Stop en-route and visit FatehpurSikri, undoubtedly the best preserved Mughal Palace city of all. Built by Great Akbar around 1570, he used the highest quality craftsman to construct the city only to abandon it some fourteen years later when it is said that the water system failed. Next stop is to visit Chand Baori step well in small village of Abhaneri, 95 km before Jaipur. The step well was built in 9th century and it is 13 storeys deep with 3500 steps. This is a great piece of architectural expertise as it displays the geometrical intelligence of the architects of bygone era. Proceed to Jaipur and check in at the hotel. Jaipur city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727. It is a magnificent planned city built of nose-pink colored stones that is why it is also known as “PinkCity”. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay.

4

Day:

Jaipur : 01 November 2017

Morning excursion to Amer Fort. Ascend by painted elephant up to fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. The fort was originally built by Raja Mansingh and is one of the finest examples of Rajput Architecture. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visiting CityPalace and its museums. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) which is five stories high and is decorated with delicate screens carved from stone which allowed royal ladies to view the city and bazaar from there. Also visit JantarMantar, magnificent stone observatory built in 1728. This is still equipped with immense brick and mortar instrument including a very accurate 90 feet sundial. Overnight stay.

5

Day:

Jaipur – Pushkar (150 Km, 3 Hours) : 02 November 2017

Morning leave for Pushkar. Stop en route at Ajmer and visit “Dargah”, a world famous sacred place for Muslims. Then proceed to Pushkar, the sleepy town comes alive with burst of activities in the month of Kartik when world famous Pushkar Camel Fair is held every November. It is one of most unique experiences for travelers to India as it attracts thousands of camels, horses and cattle, besides a big number of visitors from all over the world. This is the occasion which brings villagers from here to trade their camels and other animals. Pilgrims also throng this town to take a dip in the holy lake of Pushkar. Afternoon enjoy the Mela and overnight stay.

6

Day:

Pushkar Fair : 03 November 2017

Full day is at your disposal to enjoy Pushkar Fair which is synonymous to the Cattle fair. The cattles are decorated in very colorful manner to attract the buyers and visitors to the Fair. Besides camels, horses and bullocks are sold here. The colorfully dressed people enhance the exuberant mood of the fair.Various competitions takes place during the fair. The famous camel race also takes place. The culture of Rajasthan comes alive in Pushkar through the folklores, music and dance performances. Cultural events, exhibitions and movies reflect the rich culture of Rajasthan.These days, Theghats and the surrounding areas of the lake becomes a mini Rajasthan market. Overnight stay.

7

Day:

Pushkar – Chittorgarh – Udaipur (320 Km, 6 Hours) : 04 November 2017

Morning leave for Chittorgarh, the legendary city of Rajasthan, is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. Known as the city of bravery and sacrifice. The magnificent 7th century Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India. The formidable fort is perched atop a 180 meter high hillock covering a massive area of 700 acres. The fort has many magnificent monuments, which are fine examples of the Rajput architecture. Then proceed to Udaipur, which is also called city of lakes. On arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.

8

Day:

Udaipur : 05 November 2017

Morning excursion to Eklingi and Nagda temples. Eklingji with a number of ancient temples is 22 kms north of Udaipur. The Shiv temple in the village was originally built in 734 AD, although its present form dates from the rule of Maharana Raimal, between 1473 AD and 1509 AD. The walled complex includes an elaborately pillared hall under a large pyramidal roof and features a four faced Shiva image of black marble. At Nagda, one km before Eklingji, are old temples. The Jain temple of Adbudji is essentially ruined, but its architecture is quiet interesting. Return to Udaipur. Evening you may enjoy sunset cruise on lakePichola which overlooks Lake Palace & Jag Mandir( boat tour is not included in our cost ). Otherwise, evening is free to explore the local bazaars where you may bargain for interesting souvenirs. Overnight stay.

9

Day:

Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (260 Km, 5 Hours) : 06 November 2017

Morning leave for Jodhpur. Visit Ranakpur on the way where there are 15th century Jain Temples known for outstanding sculptures. The Temple has very fine ornamentation in wonderful setting with peacocks, langurs and numerous birds.It has 1444 pillars and none of them is alike. Then proceed to Jodhpur. After arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.

10

Day:

Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (310 Km, 6 Hours) : 07 November 2017

Morning city tour of Jodhpur visiting Meharangarh Fort built in 1457 situated at an altitude of about 125 mts is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and has seven gates. It was the toughest fort to conquer in whole Rajasthan. Then visit JaswantThada which is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer which is an architectural dream in the lonely yellow silence of the desert. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay.

11

Day:

Jaisalmer : 08 November 2017

Morning city tour of Jaisalmer visiting fort – known as Sonar Quila, rising from the sand, the mega structure merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience and the setting suns in its most colorful shades, gives it a fairy tale look. Also visit Patwaon Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli which are famous for wonderful carving. Afternoon excursion to sand dunes located at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer. Take an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sun set view. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

12

Day:

Jaisalmer – Bikaner (330 Km, 6 Hours) : 09 November 2017

Morning leave for Bikaner which is a desert city on the ancient carvan routes that originated from Africa and West Asia. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bikaner visiting impressive Junagarh fort. One of the most unique features of the Junagarh Fort is that it has been built on a desert plain, a stark contrast to the high elevation forts we normally find in Rajasthan. Blending the best of Oriental and European forms of architecture, the Junagarh Fort spells grandeur all the way. Overnight stay.

13

Day:

Bikaner – Mandawa (200 Km, 4 Hours) : 10 November 2017

Morning leave for Mandawa. After arrival check in at hotel Mandawa Castle. Visit Mandawa which has been referred to as the “open art gallery” of Rajasthan because the entire Shekhawati region and not just Mandawa is dotted with fascinating mansions(havelis) that have lavishly painted walls. Overnight stay at Castle Mandawa.

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Day:

Mandawa – Delhi (270 Km, 6 Hours) : 11 November 2017

Morning drive back to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi and car with driver will remain at your disposal for some sightseeing or last minute shopping. Later transfer to Delhi airport to catch flight for onward destination.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this trip possible for single traveller or for private small group?

Yes, it is possible. But, the cost may be high in case of a single traveller. You may send us information in the form and we shall send you our best offer depending on number of persons in your group or for a single person.

May I choose dates according to my choice?

If you go for a private tour, you may decide the dates as per your choice but you must consider that you are on right place and right day for festival. We also need to check the availability which we shall let you know after you send us your request.

Could you provide us international flights to India?

It is better if you could buy international tickets directly through your local agent or on internet. Although we can provide you international flight tickets, but you may a get a better deal locally.

Is visa service included in your cost?

No, you have to obtain visa on your own. The visa regulations will depend on your nationality. You may contact us for further details.

Is it possible to make extension or modify tours?

Yes, it is very much possible. You can extend your stay on arrival or departure or at any other place. You may also modify the tour. You may let us know your interest and we can send you modified tour itinerary with cost.

What’s included in the cost?

Our cost normally includes hotel accommodation with breakfast, private air-conditioned car with driver which includes fuel, parking and all taxes, entrance fee to monuments, train tickets if any, guided city tours in English or in other foreign languages, viz French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or other foreign languages subject to availability which we can notify at the time of reservation request. We may also include other travel related services and may also exclude guide service and entrance fee to monuments if you so wish.

Are domestic flights and trains are included in tour cost ?

Train tickets are included in our cost. But, we give supplement cost for domestic flight tickets as these days, there are dynamic fares and these are not fixed. We send you indicative fare at the time of sending you quotation which is subject to change until issue of tickets with advance purchase for which we need payment from you to issue flight tickets. You may also purchase domestic flight tickets directly on your own if you prefer.

When do I have to pay?

We usually request 25% advance upon confirmation of our services. We shall send you all payment terms at the time of sending you our offer.

I am interested. What is next step?

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Why State Express

Established in 1980, State Express has been providing most reliable services to travelers all over the world for last 35 years. We are renowned for our customer first approach and unobtrusive efficiency which ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We have been awarded several times by State Government for being best Tour Operator. All aspects of our tours have been carefully researched and then designed to give ultimate experience to travelers. Let our travel knowledge help you to create a wonderful experience, whether on one of our tour itineraries or a tailor made tour itinerary made exclusively for you to give you an unforgettable holiday.

Our people make the difference

Our success has been possible because of our people who are our biggest asset. We have a team of highly dedicated, sincere, hardworking who work with integrity that has made State Express one of the leading and most reliable tour companies in India. They not only have expertise and experience to meet any requirement, they also speak foreign languages and trained to offer only the best and leave nothing to chance. We know that travel to Indian sub-continent is a dream of many of our guests and our team does everything possible to make their dream true and give them an experience of their lifetime.

Our infrastructure

We have complete infrastructure to provide you best rate and services to you. We are an IATA approved and authorized agents for all domestic airlines and Indian Railways. We have our own cars vans and coaches with experienced drivers. We have multi lingual staff to ensure that our guests do not face any language problem. We also have associate offices in all major tourist centers to provide assistance in shortest possible time.

Our fleet of vehicles & drivers

We undoubtedly have one of the best and most modern fleet of cars, vans, 4X4s and large coaches. Surface travel is a very important aspect in India as you spend lot of your time while travelling on the road and therefore given us an edge over other tour companies who have to rely on other transport companies to provide this service to their clients. We have our own garage and all our vehicles are well maintained to give you hassle free journey.
Besides having the best fleet, it is our drivers who truly make the difference as they play a crucial role in making a tour successful. Even if you stay in best of the hotels and travel in most comfortable and luxurious vehicles, if you do not have a good driver, it may spoil your experience. We have our team of drivers who are part of State Express and have been working with us for years and they are trained, dedicated and motivated to take care of our guests and make them comfortable. That is the reason that more than 90% of our guests thank us and appreciate them after returning to their home.

Our choice of hotels

We take utmost care in selection of hotels that we recommend to our clients and include in our list of suggested hotels. We inspect these hotels regularly to be sure of their quality of product and services. We give lot of emphasis on the location and the people who run those hotels. We want to give you clients an experience of heritage and palace hotels which are unique and not available in other part of the world.

Our tour itineraries

All our tour itineraries are designed by experts to give you an opportunity to see most wonderful sites in number of days at your disposal at the same time giving you time to explore the places in your own way. We have a number of itineraries to choose from which covers all India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. We also include mode of travel and approximate time taken between places to ensure that you do not have any surprises during the tour. Our specialists will also work with you to create an itinerary of your choice either by modifying our readymade tour itineraries or prepare an exclusive tailor made tour for you based on your interest and liking keeping in mind local conditions.

24 X 4 assistance during the tour

We provide you clients real 24X7 assistance during the tour. This is not a marketing gimmick but we have someone in our office always to assist you in case of any emergency anytime. We also provide cell phone numbers of our executive who you may contact even during odd hours when you need them for anything urgent. We have associate offices in all major cities of India to provide you assistance in minimum possible time.

Response time

We know that response time is key to our success and we value it a lot. Even at initial stages before reservation, you will get replies from us in not more than 24 working hours. We shall always be there whenever you need us during the tour.

Personalised Service

Apart from professional service, we believe in emphasising on personalised service. That is to make our guests feel at home in a foreign country and also feel that they have friends here who they can trust for any need. Our customer executives remain in constant touch with our guests during the tour to give them comfort and trust that we are always with them.

Good value for money

We know that there are so many travel companies providing their services and unless we provide good value for money to our clients, they will not be satisfied. Our own fleet of cars, vans and coaches and best special discounted rates with hotels due to our volumes enables us to offer value for money.

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1. Check availability
Go through the tour details in our website carefully. If you are interested, send us an email to check availability and get the final quotation or for any other information that you may need to decide. We can also design a special private tour just for you based on your requirement.
2. Make your reservation
Once you have received all details and confirmed availability with us, you need to send us advance deposit for guaranteed reservation on the tour besides other details as requested. You can send the same to us through credit card or bank remittance. You will need to send us balance amount as per payment details which you will receive from us at the time of reservation.
3. Book your flights
You can then book your international flight, buy appropriate travel insurance and obtain necessary visa. We can book domestic flight or train if you arrive in any other city in India at extra cost. Our representative will come to receive you at airport or any other location in the city where the tour begins and you will be dropped at airport or other location of your choice in the city where tour ends.
4. Pre & Post tour services
We can also provide you hotel accommodation, airport transfer or any other travel related services if you arrive earlier or leave later than the tour dates. Feel free to contact us by sending us mail at info@statexp.in for the rate for any such services or for any other information.

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