Pushkar Jaipur Tour
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Last updated: 09/21/2007
The vibrant & colouful Pushkar Fair Tour with all the rural competitions,fanfare,gala evenings,cultural dances, prayers,camel safari's combined with a visit to the neighbouring Pink City of Jaipur...
Day 01 : Arrival Pushkar : Arrival Pushkar & check into your luxury camps at The Pushkar Camp Retreat..
The Pulsating beats of vivid images of the Sacred Brahma land, Pushkar brings alive the rich tradition of Rajasthan enhancing the glory of the golden sand. Spectacular Fair Ground in the month of Kartik with bedecked Camels, decorated cattles, adventures competitions, breathtaking events, jostling rustic crowd, meditating sadhus, holy dip, vivid stalls, exotic fair, colorful desert, so typical, so obvious, It can be nothing else but Pushkar Fair.
Post lunch visit the lake The legend behind the Pushkar Lake is that the lake originated when some Lotus petals fell on Earth from the hands of Lord Brahma. Surrounding the lake, are 52 ghats, each having water with special powers. The Pushkar Lake also serves as the venue for the renowned Pushkar fair held every year.
Also visit the most famous and visited tourist attraction of Pushkar - the Brahma Temple. It is the only temple of Lord Brahma (creator of the world) in the whole world. The temple was constructed in the 14th Century. It houses a life-size statue of Lord Brahma. The temple is made up of marble and is its floor is decorated with silver coins, donated by the pilgrims.
Evening enjoy at the Pushkar Camp Retreat with bonfire & cultural dances.Dinner & overnight at Pushkar.
Day 02 : Pushkar : The fair in conjunction with having religious entity is famous for its Cattle Fair. Camels, Horses, Donkeys, Bulls, etc are bought, sold, beautified, raced and paraded on the sand. In fact, the fair is predominantly a rural gathering, where villagers from different parts of state comes with their animals and lakes are flooded with the pilgrims for the Holy Dips.
Post breakfast enjoy at the Pushkar fair, explore the colouful bazaars for souvenir shopping & at the Mela grounds relish the cattle & camel races,the tuban tying competition,the longest moustache competition etc.
The evenings are possessed with its own charm, Deepdaan creates a spectacular view on the scared lake.
Evening enjoy a camel safari into the sand dunes to view a spectacular sunset.
The silent night pierced by camel calls, folk lores, dramas and heart throbbing beats of folk music and dances.Dinner & overnight at The Pushkar Camp Retreat.
Day 03 : Post breakfast visit The Savitri temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma. Positioned on the Ratnagiri Hill, this temple holds a legend to itself. It is believed that once Lord Brahma had to perform a Yagna immediately. However, the performance of the Yagna required the presence of his wife. So, he married a local milkmaid, Gayatri for the purpose. When Brahma's wife, Savitri, found out, she cursed Lord Brahma that he would be worshipped only in Pushkar and only once a year. Then, she immolated herself at the Ratnagiri Hill, where the temple now stands.
Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the fair at The Mela grounds.The fair grounds reverberate with festivity, as rows of make shift stalls display a bewildering array items. Body tattooing is yet another favorite activity. The profusion of colors that run riot in the desert sand, the glee and the contagious enthusiasm of the village folk are a unique experience for every visitor.
Evening is the time for a camel caravan ride into the dunes.Dinner , dance & festivities that go beyond midnight at The Pushkar Camp Retreat.
Day 04 : Pushkar - Jaipur : Departure post breakfast for Jaipur enroute stopping at Ajmer for a visit to The Dargah of Salim Chisti.
Continue towards Jaipur.
Check in to your palace hotel.
Eening enjoy cultural dances by folk performers at the palace courtyards.Dinner & overnight at Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur : Post breakfast an escorted half day sightseeing tour of the pink city commencing with The City Palace.Located in the heart of the walled city, The City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh.The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace.
Later visit the Palace of winds or the Hawa Mahal.Poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is the most easily recalled landmarks of Jaipur and is also its icon. Located in the city Palace it is best viewed from the outside for the palace is really a facade. This five-storey building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a stunning example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its pink delicately honeycombed 953 sandstone windows known as 'jharokhas'. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort.
Also visit Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories in India . Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this is one of the largest and the best preserved. A passionate hobby of the king in the field of Astronomy, numerology, insighted him to execute this observatory and with the help of skilled labourers, they managed to create a collection of complex astronomical instruments chiselled out of stone and most of which continues to provide accurate information to this day.
Evening jeep ride to the Nahargarh Fort, located on the sheer rugged ridge of Aravali Hills forming an impressive northern backdrop of Jaipur. It looks most classy when floodlit at night. The fort overlooks the city and presents a glittering view of the city lights.
Evening at leisure to explore the colourful bazaars & for souvenir shopping.Enjoy a colourful village style fiesta at Chokhi Dhani in the evening. Dinner & overnight at Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur: Morning tour of The Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills , a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort- palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking look. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.
Post lunch an organized shopping tour through the treasure trove of the local bazaars.Shop for the local 'Kundan', style jewellery which finds a market throughout the world,the exotic blue pottery, the batik painting, block printed textiles of Sanganer and Bagru, tie & dye fabrics, Mojari- (the local shoe), sandal wood carving items & beautiful stone carvings etc.
Evening is at leisure & dinner is at the famed Jaimahal palace hotel with live cultural performances.Overnight Jaipur.
Day07 : Departure Jaipur : Post breakfast departure for onward destination.
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation with all meals at Pushkar at Pushkar Camp Retreat & accommodation with breakafst & all taxes at Jaipur in a premium hotel , all excursions ecactly as per itinerary by a private car, language speaking guides, entrances to monuments, camel rides etc
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