Despite Rajasthan houses a fantastic display of art, architecture and royalty, it is also famous for its colorful fairs. And the Pushkar Mela is one of those fairs which displays the vibrant culture through entertaining activities and events. It’s astounding how a peaceful desert town transforms into lively folk music and dances, magic shows and bazaars thriving with people as they come to sell bracelets, clothes, textiles, fabrics and much more. We've added Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur along with Pushkar Mela in this 9 nights / 10 days Rajasthan Tour Package to provide you with unforgettable experiences that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
date_range 9 Nights / 10 Days
Day 1: Delhi to Jaipur - Visit Elephant Village and Magnificent Forts (5-6 hrs. Journey)
We'll start our journey from Delhi in the morning and head towards Jaipur, reach Jaipur in the afternoon and we'll head to visit Elefanjoy (nearby Amer Fort) where you can enjoy elephant rides, get the chance to paint the elephants and spend some quality time among the giant animals. In evening, visit the Nahargarh Fort to view the mesmerising sunset over Pink city followed by Light and sound show at Amer Fort. On the way back, visit Jal Mahal (take a stroll around if you'd like to). Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Explore The Pink City - Local sight-seeing in Jaipur
After breakfast and some leisure, we'll go for local sight-seeing including -
1) Hawa Mahal The palace of winds
2) City Palace Complex
3) In the same complex, you'll have the Jantar mantar, Museum and Mubarak Mahal (open till 05:00 P.M.)
4) Albert Hall Museum
Now head to the Chandpol to see the hustle bustle of the main bazaar and the Pink City.
In evening, visit the famous Birla Mandir followed by Jawahar Kala Kendra (multi arts center) where you’ll get first hand experience on local handicrafts. The place is always busy with one or other event. Collect some souvenirs while enjoying the sip of coffee inside the premises. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Block Printing at Bagru Village - Meet with the locals (35 km / 1 hr. Journey)
Post breakfast and some leisure, we’ll start our journey to Bagru village - famous for classic wooden block printing popularly known as 'Bagru Prints' which is considered unparalleled. These unique wooden printing techniques employ wooden blocks where the design is first engraved on the block which is further used to replicate the design on the preferred fabric. The village is also known for its ecological consciousness and the use of traditional dyes. Here you’ll get the chance to interact with the locals and get to know their lives. You can also try your hands on cooking and enjoy delicious local cuisines.
On the way back, we’ll head to Kanchan Kesari – an ethnic theme based amusement complex for all age groups. The village is located just 15 km away from Jaipur city on Jaipur-Ajmer highway. Try some delicious local cuisines and spend your quality time over there.Return to hotel in evening for overnight stay.
Day 4: Jaipur - Bikaner (5-6 hrs. Journey)
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and drive your way to Bikaner in your private vehicle. Reach Bikaner the afternoon where we’ll head to visit the famous National Research centre on Camel (NRCC) where you can see the camel of different breeds and their behaviour. Visit the camel museum to know the developmental and research aspects of the camel in the desert ecosystem. Here you can also do the camel riding and purchase camel milk products like ice-cream, hot and cold beverages.
In evening, head to Lalgarh Palace (Royal residence turned into hotel) and check-in for overnight stay.
Day 5: Golden City beckons you - Head to Jaisalmer via Gajner (5-6 hrs. Journey)
In morning after breakfast, we'll head to explore the Junagarh Fort popularly known as the ‘unconquered fort’ in the history. You can enjoy sipping your coffee at Gallops restaurant (just in front of the fort) and collect souvenirs like local Bhujia, Namkeen, Rasgulla, etc. for which Bikaner is famous for. You can calm your taste buds with the mouth watering street food.
At around noon, we'll start our journey towards Jaisalmer. Enroute visit Gajner Palace built by HH Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the edge of a lake. Lose yourself in this sprawling majestic palace, with its distinctive terraces and balconies; revered for its fabulous setting and unhurried way of life, explore a world of nature-walks, boat-rides and take a grand tour of the palace. Now continue your journey towards Jaisalmer. Reach Jaisalmer in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: History Gallore - Day amidst the Dunes
Wake up lazy morning. After breakfast and some leisure, it’s time to explore the Havelis of Jaisalmer including Nathmal ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli and get awed by the grandeur followed by Sandstone Fort, Gadisar Lake and the Sun City which is part of the fort.
In afternoon, we’ll start our journey to the dunes – get to know the shocking history of the Kuldhara village and the ruins around it, people believe its haunted try it and you might fish out something. Drive to Sam Dunes – Special stay at the Swiss tents in the Middle of the clean desert of Thar – Sand Dunes – Fulfilling your Fantasy of the Pyramid Shaped clean dunes which are difficult to find in Thar. Bonfire at the campsite with evening cultural show followed by dinner. Overnight stay at the camps.
*Optional – Jeep safari – it’d take you through the rugged paths to explore the Thar Desert (can be arranged at additional cost).
Day 7: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (5 hrs. Journey)
Wake up early morning and we’ll go for camel ride till the sunrise point amidst the dunes - a shout out to the shutterbugs to capture this magnificent moment. Return to resort for breakfast.
Check-out the camps and we’ll start our journey to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur in the evening and we’ll take a tour of the city museum at Umaid Bhawan Palace. Visit the museum if you want to. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8: Jodhpur - Pushkar (3-4 hrs. Journey)
Post breakfast and some leisure, head to explore the rich Rajasthani heritage and the embellishing beauty of Asia’s best fortress – ‘Mehrangarh Fort’ followed by Jaswant Thada – a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
*Optional - Ziplining at Mehrangarh Fort (can be arranged at additional cost if you want to).
At around noon, we’ll start our journey to Pushkar. Reach Pushkar in the afternoon and check-in at the hotel.
In evening, you can attend the evening Aarti session at Varah ghat if you want to. Visit the famous Brahma Temple followed by Holy Lake of Pushkar. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
*Optional - Savitri hilltop – it's a moderate hike of around 1.5 km. Located on the top is the Savitri Devi Temple dedicated to the wife of Lord Brahma. The breathtaking panoramic view of Pushkar town from here is worth the effort and you get an amazing sunset view from the temple.
Day 9: Pushkar Fair - A Rustic Jamboree
Wake up lazy morning. Have a scrumptious breakfast served and gear up to visit Pushkar Fair - Rajasthan's most spectacular event!
Witness the serene desert town transformed into lively town with vibrant folk music and dances, magic shows and a market place thriving with people as they come to sell bracelets, clothes, textiles, fabrics and more. Get a glimpse of over 50,000 attractive camels adorned with finery and jewelry of silver and beads. Be ready to explore various competitions such as camel race, camel polo matches and cheer the triumphant camels in all categories who are awarded.
Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 10: Pushkar to Delhi (10 hrs. Journey)
Wake up lazy morning. Check-out after breakfast and we'll start our journey back to Delhi. Reach Delhi in the evening. End of trip.
Accommodation for 9 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. Rooms on double sharing basis at all the locations.
Group Departure - All ex-Delhi sightseeing and transfers in A.C. sharing cab (Tempo Traveler / Innova - depending upon the group size). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary.
Meals included: CP plan (8 Breakfast only) at all the locations except Sam Dunes, Jaisalmer.
Sam dunes resort inclusions –
1) Camel ride
2) Traditional welcome drink
3) Cultural program
4) Rajasthani Folk music and dance performance by the locals
5) Bonfire at the campsite
6) Meal plan - MAP (1 Breakfast and 1 Dinner - veg only)
7) Morning Bed tea – coffee
All applicable taxes
Entries to monuments, museums, forts, parks, etc.
Any F & B other than those served with specified meals
Personal expenses, tips, gratuities, laundry, etc.
Medical expenses and insurance of any kind
Anything not specified under the section, ‘Cost Includes’
Expenses on account of factors beyond our control like roadblocks, political disturbance, curfew, etc.
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