India Camel Market Tour
All taxes included
Product Category Air Inclusive
Destinations Shanghai, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bijaynagar, Rajasthan, Udaipur, Pushkar, Shahpura, Shanghai, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Shahpura
You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in history as you walk among camel herders and their encampments among the rolling sand dunes.
. Visit the world famous Annual Camel Pushkar Fair & Lights Festival
. Visit one of the 7 wonders in the world – The Great Taj Mahal
. Offroad Jeep safaris into the Rajasthan
. Visit other cultural sites – Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Agra Fort, Hawa Mahal & more
. Visit local villages and observe local lifestyle
Camel Fair, Pushkar
This fair is held at Pushkar town, 11 km from Ajmer, for 12 days annually. This cultural, trade and religious fair is an attractive and lively spectacle with Rajasthani men and women in their colourful traditional attire, saffron-robed and ash smeared Sadhus (holy men) and thousands of bulls, cows, sheep, goats, horses and camels in richly decorated saddles. Perhaps the largest cattle fair in the world, it attracts more than 100,000 people, from all over India and abroad. Apart from the religious rituals and trading, people participate in a number of cultural and sporting events.
Taj Mahal, Agra
One knows that “The Taj” is one amongst the World’s Wonders! Also known as the “Monument to Love”, the Taj Mahal stands serene and perfect in its garden of cypresses and reflecting pools on the banks of the Yamuna River. Its pure white marble shimmers silver in the moonlight, glows softly pink at dawn, and at inspiration of poets and painters, writers and photographers. And lovers still meet here in the moonlight in the shadow of the world’s most famous monument to love.
- Return economy class air ticket from Vancouver to Delhi
- All monument entrance fees
- 16 nights accmmodations on twin share
- Daily breakfast and most meals (35 meals)
- Transportation by air – conditioned vehicle
- English speaking local guide for all sightseeing as per the program
• Entrance Fee at the monuments (single entry)
- Travel insurance and all other personal expenses
- India visa on own expense and arrangement
- Gratuity for guides, drivers and hotel porters
- Suggested at USD10 per passenger per day (pay
with your final payment)
Canada to Shanghai
Depart from Canada to Delhi connect in Shanghai
Shangahi to Delhi
Arrive Delhi international airport late at night, meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Delhi, The capital of Republic of India, Delhi is a bustling metropolis and city of almost 17 million inhabitants. Delhi is a near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern and is seamlessly divided into two parts – Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi is part of the city that was designed by the Mughals and New Delhi was designed majorly during English rule and also known as “Lyutens” Delhi. Overnight at Colonel’s Retreat or similiar.
Free for leisure in the morning, enjoy sightseeing tour of the Old Delhi, includes a visit to Jama Masjid, Red Fort. Later discover the modern city of New Delhi, includes Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Skih temple in India. Photo stop at India Gate, the war memorial arch built in honour of the soldiers who died in the first world war; drive past President’s House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings, the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi.
Today visit The famous Qutab Minar, a fine example of Indo-Islamic Architecture and India’s tallest brick minaret. Return back to your hotel and enjoy the Lights of festival celebration at your hotel. Enjoy the evening with Diwali dinner followed by glittering fireworks dazzling the skyline.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Delhi - Agra (204km/4hrs)
After breakfast, embark on your drive to Agra, city of the world famous Taj Mahal. Upon arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel and freshen up. This afternoon, visit the Agra fort, lying across the River Yamuna, built in red sandstone with magnificent places, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. Then, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. Often referred to as a poem in white marble, Taj Mahal displays the saga of love between Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz
Mahal. Overnight stay at the Four Points by Sheraton or similiar.
Agra - Jaipur (240km/5hrs)
Today visit the Agra fort, built in red sandstone with magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. This afternoon, embark on your drive to Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of India. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 A.D. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the Country Inn and Suites or similiar.
This morning, visit Amber fort, a fine amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture and ornamentation, built in the 16th century. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive or take an elephant ride. This afternoon, visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone. Also drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a remarkable five storied building along the main street of the old city with semi-octagonal and delicate honey-combed sandstone windows.
Jaipur - Bijaynagar (180kms/4hrs)
After breakfast embark on a drive to Bijaynagar, a quaint little town in Rajasthan. This afternoon we take a cycle / bullock cart tour of the nearby village to explore the surrounds of Bijaynagar. You get an opportunity to stop and interact with local villages, take pictures and observe their way of life. Tonight we enjoy a Bar-be-que dinner al-fresco in this ‘middle of nowhere’ heritage retreat. Entertainment with dinner includes a special ‘Ghoomer’ dance performance, popular in this region of Rajasthan. Overnight at the Bijay Niwas Palace or similiar.
Bijaynagar - Rohet (Rajasthan) (200kms/4hrs)
After breakfast embark on your drive to Rohetgarh. Set in the midst of rural surroundings, Rohet Garh is a haven of peace and tranquility. Over the course of years it has been nurtured and developed with great love and care by the family into one of the finest Heritage hotels of India. Later this afternoon, experience an offroad jeep safari to the nearby villages, to get a feel for the local lifestyle of Rajasthani villagers. Observe the local lifestyle and interact with villagers, shepherds, farmers and weavers of the region, alongside enjoying an offroad experience through the dunes of Rajasthan. Overnight at the Rohet Garh or similiar.
This morning, drive to Jodhpur, a city ringed by high stone walls with seven gates and several bastions. In Jodhpur, visit the rocksolid Mehrangarh fort, and the grand palaces within the fort – MotiMahal, Sheesh Mahal, PhoolMahal, Sileh Khanaand DaulatKhana, which are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Return back to Rohet in the afternoon with time free at leisure.
Rohet (Rajasthan) - Rawla Narlai (Rajasthan)
After a leisurely breakfast set off on your drive to Narlai, an authentic village in the remote regions of Rajasthan. Upon arriving, check in at Rawla Narlai for 2 nights stay. Enjoy the evening at leisure relaxing at the hotel and enjoying evening entertainment with dinner. Overnight at the Rawla Narlai or similiar.
Rawla Narlai (Rajasthan)
After breakfast, spend the day exploring the remote village of Rawla Narlai and its surroundings. You may opt for any of the following optional activities (supplement charge applies).
Rawla Narlai (Rajasthan) - Udaipur
This morning, drive to Udaipur, a serene city set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills, surrounded by three lakes – Lake Pichola, FatehSagar and UdaiSagar. En route to Udaipur, visit the 15th century, Ranakpur temples, one of the largest Jain temples in India. The temples are known for their beautiful architecture, grand structures and exquisite sculptures. Overnight at the Udai Kothi or similiar.
Today, visit the 16th century City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan comprising residence of the current Maharaja, heritage hotels, museums and galleries, courtyards and reception halls where royal events take place even today. Also visit Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon – Ki- Bari. Afternoon free for leisure.
Udaipur - Pushkar
After breakfast, embark on a drive towards Pushkar, the land of camel fairs in the heart of Rajasthan. Famous for the annual cattle and camel fair in November, Pushkar is also one of the holiest cities of India, being one of the 5 sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for Hindu devotees. Also visit Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple. Overnight at The Green House or similiar.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, enjoy your day at the Pushkar fair. Spend the day walking through the traditional decorated fair grounds, viewing (and participating!) in various activities, like folk dance and music, camel races, cattle auctions, village handicraft shops, traditional food eateries and more. This is your time to experience the local lifestyle and mingle with the tribes of the deserts to learn more about life in this part of the world.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pushkar - Shahpura
After breakfast embark on your drive to the village of Shahpura, to stay at a nobleman’s mansion now converted into a small heritage hotel located in the midst of Shahpura village. Overnight at the Shahpura Haveli or similiar.
Shahpura - Delhi - Shanghai
Today enjoy morning at leisure later after an early lunch in the hotel you will be transferred to Delhi international airport to board your flight back home.
Shanghai - Canada
Arrive Shanghai in the early morning with the connection to Canada.
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