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Daily breakfasts, 15 lunches & dinners at hotels & local restaurants
Transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary by air-conditioned bus
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Local English speaking guide
Entrance fees to the sites and museums as per the itinerary
The Pushkar Camel Fair is unique and special in the entire world. During the fair, people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camel and cattle, for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage, and religious festivals. A dip in the waters of Pushkar and a visit to the temple ensure Hindus eternal salvation. This small town becomes a cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, ‘sadhus’ gather during Pushkar Fair. The open-air festival is filled with camel races, acrobats, fortune tellers, dancing. shopping and feasting.
Diwali, the “Festival of Lights”, is the most important & biggest festivals celebrated in India. Every year on the nights of Diwali, countless candles and diya lamps are lit, firecrackers are set, homes are decorated, gifts are given, sweets are shared. Happiness is everywhere. If there is a time to experience India at its sweetest, it’s during Diwali.
Your tour Begins:
markets such as fruit market, flower market, jewelry, local sweets, utensils and other traditional markets that are decked up for the festival. Even though it’s a holiday markets are open and locals shop in preparation for big celebration this evening. Deepawali is the most important and best India festival. Locals dress in the best and go around shopping in preparation for the festival.
The afternoon is free to explore city on own.
In the evening drive around the town to see homes decorated with oil lamps, candles etc. Join an Indian family at their home to see the festivities and participate in the celebrations and may be enjoy some homemade food. HOTEL BD
Transfer to the airport to fly to Khajuraho, a city of living temples, of the Indo-Aryan type and generally classified as ” Nagara ” or North Indian. These temples were built during the Chandela period, a dynasty that survived for five centuries before falling to the onslaught of Islam. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. This evening visit the eastern group of temples comprising mainly the Brahamin and Jain shrines close to the present Khajuraho village. HOTEL. BD
Next visit Delhi Haat established to encourage arts and crafts in India. A single venue that provides all kind of product like crafts, music, cultural festival and dance etc. Shopping provides a full exotic variety in shopping products that includes handlooms, handicrafts, woodcarvings, camel hide footwear, drapery, fabric made clothing, gems, beads ornaments etc. The manufacturers and artists are given opportunity to showcase their products on rotational basis that changes every 15 days, so that the visitors can enjoy shopping different products emphasizing different part of India and even the small craftsmen get a chance to place their products directly to consumers.
INA Market, is known as the food bazaar of Delhi frequented by locals to buy Fresh seafood, meat, spices, vegetables, fruits etc. The market, which lies across the street from Dilli Haat, offers a unique experience to mingle with locals and also offers great photographic opportunity. HOTEL BL
This evening attend “Mohabbat-the-Taj” at Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Centre.“Expression of Love… The Sanskritik Natyashala presents ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a series of play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; emaculate hardship of the artisans for 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship”. BL
This afternoon travel overland to Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted capital city, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned 15 years later due to severe water shortage. Within the city, you will tour the Diwan-I-Aam or Hall of Public Audiences, Diwan-I-Khaas or the Hall of Private Audience is a two storied building. The exterior of the hall is simple but the interior is fascinating. Panch Mahal or Five Storey building, the architecture is Persian in style like a Buddhist monastery. Palace of Jodha Bai is named after Jehangir’s wife Jodha Bai. This palace is a fine blend of Hindu columns and Muslim Cupolas. Inside the palace is the Palace of the Winds where the walls are entirely made of stone lattice work. Birbal Palace was the residence of Birbal, who was Akbar’s favorite courtier, famous for his wit and wisdom. Miriam’s House also known as the Golden House was Akbar’s Christian wife from Goa. Ankh Michauli is where the emperor played hide and seek with the ladies of the harem and was probably used for storing records. Sheikh Salim Chisti Dargah is the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, originally built of red sandstone but was later rebuilt in white marble by Jehangir. Return back to Agra after the tour. HOTEL. BD
This small town is transformed into a spectacular fair ground, as rows of make shift stalls display an entire range of objects of art to daily utility stuff. Decoration items for cattle, camel and women, everything is sold together. Small handicraft items are the best bargain for buying souvenirs. The camel and horse races have crowds to cheer. Camel judging competitions are quite popular with animal lovers. Each evening brings different folk dances and music of Rajasthan, performers delivering live shows to the roaring and applauding crowds. Explore Pushkar, there are many sites that you can visit. Witness and photograph the various competitions like camel racing, turban tying and long mustaches competitions among others. Pushkar is also home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. HOTEL- BLD
2018: LAND TOUR PRICE: $4,190.00 per person sharing
Single room: $5,340.00
Internal India airfares (as of Feb.1, 2018): $850.00 per person
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