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Pushkar Camel Fair & Rajasthan Adventure

Take any local carnival youve ever been to at home. Now add thousands of extra people, cricket matches, longest-moustache competitions, and more camels than you can count. Voila! Youve got Rajasthan's wondrously bewildering Pushkar Camel Fair. This itinerary combines four days at the festival with time at Jodhpur, Agra, Udaipur, and Delhi.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AHRC/165817
  • Starts: Delhi, India
  • Finishes: Delhi, India
You will Visit
  • Delhi

Itinerary

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Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Delhi

Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, visit Old Delhi, explore the spice markets, and visit Jama Masjid and Connaught Place. Take an overnight train to Jodphur.
Enjoy a youth-led walking tour of Delhi with G Adventures-supported project, City Walk. This tour offers a unique perspective of Delhi while supporting at-risk youth. Learn about the important work of local nonprofit Salaam Baalak Trust.

Visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), walk through Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest and busiest markets, and explore the history of the Sikh religion at the important Sikh Gurduwara SisGanj.

Wander through the colorful spice market before visiting Connaught Place.

Later explore on your own, opting to visit the markets and shops, the Gandhi museum, India Gate, or stroll through the peaceful Lodi Gardens.

In the evening, head to the train station for an overnight train to Jodphur.

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Day 3: Jodhpur

Visit the Mehrangarh Fort then wander around the old city and markets.
Arrive early at Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is sometimes called the “Blue City” for the vast number of houses here that are painted blue.

Take a short climb to the top of a hill on the outskirts of the city to reach the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India.

Wander around the Old City, with its clock tower and Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India.

Opt to head further afield and visit a Bishnoi tribal village.

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Day 4: Jodhpur/Udaipur

Travel to Udaipur, visiting the outstanding Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. Enjoy a cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli.

Continue on to Udaipur and take an orientation walk including a visit to the Jagdish Temple and Lake Pichola.

In the evening, attend a Rajasthani Cultural show at the Bagore-ki-Haveli Folk Museum on Gangaur Ghat.

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Day 5: Udaipur

Visit the City and Eklingji palaces before enjoying free time to explore.
After exploring the City and Eklingji palaces, see more of Udaipur.

Opt to journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, the summer resort of the Maharajas. Sitting atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city's lakes, it a great place to watch the sunset.

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Day 6: Udaipur/Pushkar

Travel to Pushkar. Take an orientation walk and visit the Brahma Temple.
Travel through Ajmer and over Snake Mountain. Take an orientation walk around Pushkar, including the lake and ghats and also the 14th-century Brahma Temple.

Pushkar is famous for the Brahma Temple, making it one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world.

Accommodation during the fair will be in comfortable Swiss-style tents with en suite bathrooms.

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Day 7: Pushkar

Enjoy a full day to experience all the action of the colourful Pushkar Camel Fair.

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Day 8: Pushkar

Enjoy a full day to experience all the action of the colourful Pushkar Camel Fair.

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Day 9: Pushkar

Enjoy a full day to experience all the action of the colourful Pushkar Camel Fair.

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Day 10: Pushkar

Enjoy a full day to experience all the action of the colourful Pushkar Camel Fair.

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Day 11: Pushkar/Jaipur

Travel to Jaipur, the former capital of a princely state of the same name. Spend a free evening exploring.
This wide-avenued city is one of the most important heritage cities in India, and home to the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds."

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Day 12: Jaipur

Visit the historic Amber Fort and stop for a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal before some free time to explore. Opt to start your day early with a hot air balloon ride.
Stop and take a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before continuing on to the Amber Fort. After the tour, opt to visit the Anokhi Museum, established by the Anokhi Foundation to ensure the ancient traditions of hand block printing are maintained.

With free time, opt to head out to the nearby village of Sanganer to see blue pottery, handmade paper, or more hand block printing being done. Choose to visit the Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 1700s, or sip a cocktail in one of the luxuriously converted palaces.

A visit Jaipur wouldn't be complete without checking out a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house — the Raj Mandir Cinema.

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Day 13: Jaipur/Āgra

Travel to Agra and visit the I'timad-ud-Daulah, or Baby Taj.

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Day 14: Āgra/Delhi

Visit India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Start out before sunrise for the best light in which to see this white marble masterpiece. Later, ride one of the ubiquitous cycle rickshaws to visit the Agra Fort before travelling to Delhi.

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Day 15: Delhi

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    • 1 breakfast
    Transport
    • Overnight train (beds), private vehicle, cycle rickshaw
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Tour Highlights:
  • See Delhi on a walking tour led by a former at-risk youth
  • Set eyes on the gleaming Taj Mahal
  • Join thousands of people to celebrate the Pushkar Camel Festival
  • Ride a cycle rickshaw to Agra Fort