Pushkar Camel Fair & Rajasthan Adventure

Resort: Pushkar Camel Fair & Rajasthan Adventure
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: India
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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 in Jodhpur, Agra, Udaipur, and Delhi.


Day 1

Arrive at any time.

Day 2

Embark on a morning walking tour of Delhi led by a local youth guidepart of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project assisting at-risk youthand gain a unique perspective of this bustling city. Later, wander through Old Delhi, visiting the colourful spice markets, Jama Masjid, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, and explore the history of the Sikh religion at Gurduwara Sis Ganj. In the evening, board an overnight train to Jodphur.

Day 3

Arrive early in Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, often called the Blue City for the vast number of houses painted in the colour. 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. Later, wander around Old City with its clock tower and Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India.

Day 4

Travel to Udaipur, visiting the outstanding Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. On arrival in Udaipur, take an orientation walk including visits 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.

Day 5

Visit Rajasthan’s largest palace and the Eklingji Palace complex before enjoying free time to explore. You could journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, the summer resort of the Maharajas. Sitting atop a hill with a panoramic view of the citys lakes, it a great place to watch the sunset.

Day 6

Travel through Ajmer and over Snake Mountain to Pushkar, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Take an orientation walk, including the lake, ghats, and the 14th-century Brahma Temple.

Day 7

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

Day 8

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

Day 9

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

Day 10

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

Day 11

In the morning, travel to Jaipurone of the most important heritage cities in Indiacommonly known as The Pink City. Spend a free evening exploring. A visit to Jaipur wouldn’t be complete without catching a Bollywood film in the spectacular Art Deco film house the Raj Mandir Cinema.

Day 12

Stop for a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) before continuing to Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site clinging to the surrounding hills on Maota Lake. Afterward, opt to visit the Anokhi Museum, established to ensure the ancient traditions of hand block printing are maintained.

Day 13

Travel to Agra and visit the Itimad-ud-Daulah, known as Baby Taj, built before the Taj Mahal and resembling a jewelry box.

Day 14

Visit Indias 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.

Day 15

Depart at any time.

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