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Best of North India With Pushkar fair

from USD 3027
Tour Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
The enigma built around Pushkar during the fair pulls thousands to unveil its charisma. Jaunt through the Pushkar Mela (fair) while the city is soaked in its vibrance and cheerfulness.  The tour gives an insight of the vast culture and heritage North India has to offer, covering 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Experience the bustling bazars of Old Delhi and a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. At dawn enjoy a boat ride at river Ganges - Varanasi, witnessing thousands of Hindu pilgrims performing the daily morning rituals. Not to be missed is the evening Aarti ceremony (religious prayer) soothes one’s soul and mind at the Ghats of Varanasi. We also visit Sarnath, the land of origin of Buddhism where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, followed by another UNESCO World Heritage site of Khajuraho to witness the world-famous Kamasutra murals. If you have not travelled on a train in India, you have not seen the real India. A short train ride to Agra will let you jell more with the Indian locals. Cherish the beauty of White Marble with an early morning sunrise visit to the famous monument of love – “The Taj Mahal”. Endure the marble artistry in Agra, block printing and carpet weaving in Jaipur. Those interested can enjoy an elephant ride uphill to Amber Fort, Jaipur and get treated like the royalty of yesteryear. An Encounter with the Royal Bengal Tiger is not to be missed out. The land of Royals, Rajasthan has the massive Ranthambore National Park. Experience Safari to get a glimpse of the big cat- The Royal Bengal Tiger. Continue your journey to the bewitching little town of Pushkar to experience the Pushkar fair. Finally end the tour with a relaxing boat ride at Lake Pichola in the beautiful city of Udaipur also known as city of lakes. 

Tour Highlights

Colorfully adorned camels, men wearing huge radiant turbans, music in the air, serene desert landscape and flourished with thousands of tourists; Pushkar Mela, as rightly called is celebration, excitement, trading and glamour all clubbed at one place.

With the onset of full moon, every year during the month of October or November; Pushkar Fair begins in all its glory. Though with religious significance, fair now has turned out to be heaven and very popular amongst tourists.
Clinch on to the beauty of Pushkar Fair along with a bewitching journey across the Rajasthan cities. This package is like a legend that has come to life with an incredible array of mighty forts, elaborate palaces and fanciful cities throughout the Northern States of India.

In this trip, we travel from New Delhi, the capital city of India which has the charm of both British colonial period and the Mughal era. From thereon to Varanasi, where travelers get an opportunity to see Hindu pilgrims in thousands of numbers as they congregate on the banks of the River Ganges.
One also gets to explore India’s amazing artistic legacy through the exquisite murals of Khajuraho followed by the medieval Mughal marvel of love - Taj Mahal in Agra along with a couple of other monuments. 
The tourists get a chance to enjoy an elephant ride at the Amber fort in Jaipur and discover other beautiful cities that amalgamate to become the state of Rajasthan including Pushkar, known for its famous Lord Brahma (God of Creation) temple and Pushkar fair. This tour finally ends at the most romantic city in India, the City of Lakes and Palaces, Udaipur.
 

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Tour Itinerary at Glance

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Day 2: Delhi
Day 3: Delhi/Varanasi (Flight)
Day 4: Varanasi / Khajuraho (Flight)
Day 5: Khajuraho / Jhansi (Drive) / Agra (Train)
Day 6: Agra
Day 7: Agra / Ranthambore (Drive)
Day 8: Ranthambore / Jaipur (Drive)
Day 9: Jaipur
Day 10: : Jaipur / Pushkar (Drive)
Day 11: Pushkar
Day 12: Pushkar/ Udaipur (Drive)
Day 13: Udaipur / Delhi (Flight)
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

  1. Whats included in this tour
    • Hotels as mentioned or similar
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • All sightseeing and transfers by Air-conditioned transportation
    • Services of English Speaking guide for sightseeing (Local guides for 1-5 Pax and tour escort throughout the tour for 6 pax and above)
    • Entrances fees
    • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort (Subject to availability)
    • 2 shared safaris through Ranthambore National Park (October to June Departures only) (Subject to availability)
    • Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
    • Regional/domestic airfare in coach class
    • Sunrise boat ride on the river Ganges
    • Boat Ride (Common Boat) at Lake Pichhola in Udaipur
    • Train Fare in Executive Class from Jhansi to Agra
  1. Whats not included in this tour
    • International airfare & departure taxes
    • Insurance & visa fees
    • Drinks/beverages with meals
    • Tips/gratuities
The tour package booking terms and conditions

Before you book a trip with “Bestway2india.com”- An online trading entity of Bestway Tours and Safaris Pvt Ltd , please take the time to read and understand the booking terms and conditions & additional special conditions which apply to certain trips ,themes and promotional offers. These booking conditions form the basis of your contract with “Bestway Tours & Safaris Pvt. Ltd, Suite 403, Suncity Trade Tower, Sector 21, Gurgaon (National Capital Region), Haryana – 122016, (India) , A company incorporated under Indian companies ACT 1956 vide registration number 55-51646

By asking us to confirm your booking, you confirm that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions, Essential trip information, Inclusions & Exclusions and cancellation & refund policy and agree to be bound by them.

These booking conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us on https://www.bestway2india.com (An online trading entity of Bestway Tours & Safaris Pvt Ltd) and which we agree to make , provide, or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions, to “holiday”, “booking”, “contract”, “package”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated.

  1. Essential Trip Information
    • The prices are Per Person on twin sharing basis.
    • The above cost is valid for the mentioned departure dates only.
    • Please note that smoking is prohibited in public and all parts of the hotels except in designated areas and bedrooms, where smoking is permitted.  Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know.  The fulfillment of this request is subject to availability of smoking rooms and is not guaranteed. 
    • Unless specified, check-in at hotels in India is at 14:00 Hrs and check out is at 12:00 Hrs
    • Our liability does not arise in case of Force Majeure (political disturbances, natural phenomenon etc.)
    • Reporting time at the International at the airport is generally 3 hrs prior to departure of the flight.
    • Check-in counters of most flights close approximately 45 minutes before departure and boarding gates close about 15 minutes prior departure.
    • Reporting time at the Domestic airport is generally 2 hrs prior to departure of flight
    • For booking domestic air seats we need names as per passport.
    • Baggage allowance in internal flights with in India is 15 Kg per person 
  1. Cancellation, Booking deposits and refund policy

    The following booking deposit and cancellation policy applies. 

    For Departure Dates 

    12-Dec-2020 , 25-Jan-2020 , 31-Mar-2021 ,

    Booking Deposit : 15 % of the Tour amount. 

    If you cancle the tour the following cancellation policy will apply

    Cancellation received 

    45 days or more - 15 % including deposit

    44 days - 33 Days - 25 % including deposit.  

    For Departure Dates 

    12-Dec-2020 , 25-Jan-2020 , 31-Mar-2021 ,

    Booking Deposit : 15 % of the Tour amount. 

    If you cancle the tour the following cancellation policy will apply

    Cancellation received 

    45 days or more - 15 % including deposit

    44 days - 33 Days - 25 % including deposit.  

    For Departure Dates 

    12-Dec-2020 , 25-Jan-2020 , 31-Mar-2021 ,

    Booking Deposit : 15 % of the Tour amount. 

    If you cancle the tour the following cancellation policy will apply

    Cancellation received 

    45 days or more - 15 % including deposit

    44 days - 33 Days - 25 % including deposit.  

    For Departure Dates 

    12-Dec-2020 , 25-Jan-2020 , 31-Mar-2021 ,

    Booking Deposit : 15 % of the Tour amount. 

    If you cancle the tour the following cancellation policy will apply

    Cancellation received 

    45 days or more - 15 % including deposit

    44 days - 33 Days - 25 % including deposit.  

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  1. Day 1 Arrive Delhi
    Namaste – Welcome to India! Upon arrival we are greeted the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. We are then transferred to our hotel and have the balance of the day free.  
  2. Day 2 Delhi
    red-fort-new-delhi An introduction of India with a tour of New Delhi. We visit Birla House, the last residence of Mahatma Gandhi which is now a museum depicting his illustrious life. We then visit the famous India Gate followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place and Humayun's Tomb*. This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. We continue to Qutb Minar and its Monuments* Built in the early 13th century the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, a masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art and two mosques.  Our afternoon concentrates on Old Delhi, starting with the Red Fort Complex*. Named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, it is adjacent to an older fort, the Salimgarh, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546, with which it forms the Red Fort Complex. The Red Fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which, under the Shah Jahan, was brought to a new level of refinement and each pavilion reveals architectural elements typical of Mughal building, reflecting a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. After visiting the Red fort, we embark on a captivating journey on a Rickshaw passing through the narrow lanes of the famous Chandni Chowk Bazaar, it was originally built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan for his daughter Jahan Ara in 17th Century since then many changes have taken place however it still remains Old Delhi's one of the Oldest and busiest markets in Delhi. Finally end our rickshaw ride at Jama Masjid, Mughal majesty and India's largest mosque. After visiting the mosque, we proceed to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. In the evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at a well-known local restaurant.
     
    Meals Included
  3. Day 3 Delhi/Varanasi (Flight)
    ganga-aarti-varanasi A short flight gets us to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world. On arrival we are transferred to our hotel. In the afternoon we explore Sarnath, the site where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Varanasi is also famous for its silk sarees and we visit some of the houses where the beautiful silk sarees are actually woven. In the evening we get to the banks of the Ganges to witness the Aarti ceremony, a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a part of puja, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee or camphor is offered to one or more deities after sunset. 
    Meals Included
  4. Day 4 Varanasi / Khajuraho (Flight)
    erotic-sculpture-khajuraho In the early morning we take a sunrise boat ride on the River Ganges. One of the cardinal principles of Hinduism is the belief in the holiness of the Ganges. Every morning scores of pilgrims and priests fill the riverbanks bathing in the holy waters and perform various rituals. This unique experience literally transports you to another world. After boat ride we explore old Varanasi, visiting the Bharat Mata Temple, which houses a huge marble relief map of India; the Durga Temple, the Tulsi Manas Mandir beside the Banaras Hindu University and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. After the tour we come back to hotel for breakfast.Later we take a short flight to Khajuraho. On arrival in Khajuraho, we are transferred to our hotel. In the afternoon we explore the Khajuraho Group of Monuments* The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Today only 20 temples remain and they fall into three distinct groups and belonging to the religions of Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Temples are decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art.
    Meals Included
  5. Day 5 Khajuraho / Jhansi (Drive) / Agra (Train)
    grroup-of-temples-khajuraho A scenic morning drive to Orchha to visit this amazing medieval fortress-city located on the shores of the Betwa River. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times, the most noteworthy of which are the Raja Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal. A unique experience as we embark on the Shatabdi Express train to Agra. Train travel in India is a not to be missed opportunity. This train is fully air-conditioned and we get to enjoy complimentary meals. Great opportunity to meet local folks on board the train and get to know them. As we get closer to Agra we see the Taj Mahal at a distance. Arrival at Agra Railway Station and are welcomed and transferred to our hotel.
    Meals Included
  6. Day 6 Agra
    taj-mahal-agra To many today is the most awaited day. We begin our day before sunrise with a visit to one of the most beautiful monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal*. An immense mausoleum of white marble built between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the crown jewel of Muslim art in India and across the world. Set in a vast Mogul garden located on the right bank of the Yamuna River, this funerary monument combines elements and styles of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture. After our sunrise experience at this artistic masterpiece, we return to our hotel for breakfast. Later we visit Agra Fort*. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, audience halls and two very beautiful mosques. In the afternoon we visit Fatehpur Sikri*. Built in 1640 by the by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great, it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about ten years before it was abandoned. The complex of monuments and temples features a uniform architectural style and includes one of India’s largest mosques and the beautiful Mausoleum of Salim Chisty, a revered Sufi saint. Evening is free to wonder around this small-town housing three UNESCO World Heritage sites. 
    Note: On nights with a Full Moon the Taj Mahal's pure white marble shimmers silver in the moonlight and is open to visitors. Bestway Tours & Safaris can arrange an optional tour to enjoy this very special occasion.
     
    Meals Included
  7. Day 7 Agra / Ranthambore (Drive)
    ranthambore-national-park A countryside drive takes us to Ranthambore, the former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Ranthambore National Park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore Fort*, which lies within the national park. The rugged terrain and the dense deciduous forests are major features of this national park, which has among the largest and most diverse collection of wildlife species in India. In the afternoon we take a safari through the National Park, where we encounter a variety of mammals, including tigers. About 150 bird species have their habitat here and in winter a variety of migratory birds can be seen.  
    Meals Included
  8. Day 8 Ranthambore / Jaipur (Drive)
    ranthambore-national-park An early morning safari in time when animals are looking out for their prey. We try and spot nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, muntjac, jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, rhesus macaque and black-faced langur. Ranthambhore was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973 and spotting the big cat in its natural habitat is an unforgettable experience. After our morning safari, we drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan called the Pink City, since most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone. In the evening we enjoy our dinner followed by Rajasthani Cultural dance show.
    Meals Included
  9. Day 9 Jaipur
    amber-fort-jaipur Today we will be treated like the royalty of yesteryear with an elephant ride to the majestic Amber Fort*. Perched on a hillside on the outskirts of town, the palace was constructed by Maharaja Man Singh. The fort which started construction in 1592 comprises a number of gardens, courtyards and palatial spaces derived from Mughal architecture and are a distinguished example of 17th Century Rajput architecture. We return to Jaipur city* to see the beautiful the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal court used to watch the city from behind its intricately carved facade. We then visit the majestic City Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art and the Jantar Mantar*, an astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century that includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period. The evening is free to rest or perhaps enjoy both shopping and get a cultural experience of the bazaar. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting. 
    Meals Included
  10. Day 10 : Jaipur / Pushkar (Drive)
    pushkar-festival An interesting drive to Pushkar, a bewitching little town on the edge of the desert known for its temples, bathing Ghats, onion domes and chalk-coloured buildings clustering around the holy lake which is said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. It's an important pilgrimage centre and we shall see plenty of Sadhus. Pushkar is renowned for its annual fair and many residents from surrounding villages and towns make their way across the desert in hopes of turning camels into the much-needed cash. Upon arrival we check in at our camp. Later we visit the famous temple of Lord Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. Balance of the day is spent enjoying and witnessing the many activities that take place during the Pushkar Camel Fair. One of the nation’s biggest livestock fairs, the Camel Fair draws many from all over north-west India to participate in the buying, selling and negotiating of prized animals. With dancers in the street and skilled artisans selling their goods, the Camel Fair is a jamboree of colour and excitement. Take the opportunity to meet and interact with local Rajputs on this very special occasion. 
    Meals Included
  11. Day 11 Pushkar
    pushkar-festival Enjoy and witness the many activities that take place during the Pushkar Camel Fair. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Camp.
    Meals Included
  12. Day 12 Pushkar/ Udaipur (Drive)
    lake-palace-udaipur A fascinating countryside as we drive through Rajasthan to Udaipur. Rajasthan literally means “the land of the Rajas” and we notice that still. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar and no other city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic. Misty ochre-shadowed hills and pale, intricate buildings encircle shimmering Lake Pichhola. On arrival we check in our hotel. 
    In the evening we enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichhola, sailing past the picturesque Ghats and palaces and visit Jag Mandir, a 17th century palace built on an island in Lake Pichhola. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and a pleasure palace for holding parties. 
     
    Meals Included
  13. Day 13 Udaipur / Delhi (Flight)
    lake-palace-udaipur Morning we explore Fateh Sagar Lake and Saheliyon Ki Bari, the Garden of Maids. We then visit the Jagdish Temple, to view some remarkable friezes dating back to 1651. Next, we visit to the enchanting City Palace, which overlooks the Lake Palace located in the blue waters of Lake Pichhola. The palace features several architectural and artistic treasures, such as the stunning peacock mosaics in the Mor Chowk and the murals of the Bhim Vilas Palace. 
    After an incredible tour of the Best of North India, we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Delhi where we are transferred to hotel Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka for day rooms until 8:30 PM. After a farewell buffet dinner, we are transferred to the international terminal for our flight home. We bid farewell to India after what will have been a memorable journey into history, culture, art, architecture, making new friends and lots of memories. 
     
    Meals Included
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner

* DENOTES UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES INCLUDED

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Overall Rating 5/5
Extremely Good Tour of Pushkar Fair
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This was my first trip to India. My experience with this travel company was extremely good.
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