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Pushkar Fair
4 Nights/5 Days
by Ajay Prakash

Jaipur, Pushkar

Pushkar is a delightful little lakeside village, only 11 km from Ajmer, bordered by the Nag Pahar or the Snake Mountain and the edge of the Thar Desert.rt. At the Full Moon of Kartik Poornima each year almost 200,000 people flock to Pushkar, bringing with them 50,000 heads of cattle, for several days of pilgrimage, camel racing and colourful festivities.

The Government of Rajasthan has been promoting this Fair as an international attraction by adding colourful folk dances, the music of the itinerant "BHIL" and "LANGA" minstrels and other cultural and sporting events. The Department of Tourism, Govt of Rajasthan and many other private operators set up luxurious tented camps, complete with all modern amenities for foreign visitors. Over the years, the Pushkar Fair has become a big draw internationally. Being a holy city, no meat or alcohol is served in Pushkar.

This year the Fair is being held from the 20th to 28th November.

Prices start at Rs 30810 Per Couple

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Day 1 - Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur by road, rail or air and meet your Tour Representative who will escort you in your chauffeur driven car to your hotel. On the way to your hotel from the airport you will take a brief stop at the village of Sanganer to observe at first hand traditional dyeing & hand block printing of textiles by local artisans. Continue to your hotel and check-in.

Day 2 - Jaipur

This morning set out to explore the Capital city of Rajasthan resplendent with the glory of the Rajput Maharaja Jai Singh who built magnificent edifices and ruled from here over two centuries ago. Visit the City Palace and Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, palaces and gardens, colourful bazaars filled with exotic finery. Later ride a royal elephant to the ramparts at the Fortress of Amber. Admire the Durbar Halls, the exquisite adornments, carvings and priceless collections of Rajput Princes. You have the option of watching a sound and light show at Amber which brings Jaipur's vibrant history alive. Return to your hotel late evening.

Day 3 - Jaipur – Pushkar

Depart early by road for Pushkar, 150 kms, scene of the largest and most colourful gathering of Rajasthani folk ever witnessed. Every year, on a particularly auspicious full moon night (Nov. 01/02 this year), thousands converge to have a sacred dip in the holy lake at Pushkar. It is also the scene of a traditional cattle fair. The Rajasthan Government has made special arrangements for tourists to stay and enjoy the festive spirit that prevails here: traditional folk musicians, dancers, village competitions, camel races and plenty of folklore. Overnight will be in deluxe tents under a huge silvery moon.

Note: Ajmer is an interesting town near Pushkar, which you can visit enroute to Pushkar. The 'dargah' - mausoleum and mosque of saint Moinuddin Chishti is a big draw.

Day 4 - Pushkar

Merge with the vibrant Rajasthani folk in this delightful carnival of colour, revel in song and dance in this village that never sleeps. Overnight in tents.

Day 5 - Pushkar - Jaipur

After breakfast depart 150 kms by road to Jaipur for convenient connections to Delhi or Mumbai.

Stay Options

City / No. of Nights Option 1
Jaipur / 2 3-5 star hotel
Pushkar / 2 Deluxe tents

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Per Couple Rs 30810
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