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Nagaur Fair and Festival

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Route: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Nagaur

Tour Description:

Rajasthan is rich in cultural heritage and Nagaur Fair & Festival provide glimpses of that. It is the 2nd biggest cattle festival in India. Cattles are dressed in colourful and ethnic Rajasthani clothes and are made to sell by their proprietors at a huge scale. This fair is held for 4 days with various other activities like Tug of conflict, Camel rushes, Bullock rushes, Cockfights, Juggling, Puppet promenades, Campfire and article telling.

Before celebrating the festival, we will cover the Golden Triangle and visit various places like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amber Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar.

Itinerary

Day 01 / Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi:

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar and a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Agra (By road) Approx. 4 hrs drive

After breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Evening at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant _expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Night stay in Agra.

Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur (By road) Approx. 4 hrs drive En-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri

After breakfast drive to Jaipur-the fabled “Pink City” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendours, are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town"" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 05 / Jaipur

After a relaxed breakfast proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sightseeing.

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this ""Palace of Winds"" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 06 / Jaipur - Jodhpur (By road) Approx. 6 hrs drive

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival in Jodhpur meet assist and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 07 / Jodhpur

After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 08 / Jodhpur - Nagaur (By road) Approx. 3 hrs drive

After a relaxed breakfast proceed to Nagaur. Nagaur Town is the most picturesque of Rajput townships. The town becomes a sea of animals, trading over 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses every year. The bullocks are known for their fleetness. Not only are the animals lavishly decorated, even their owners flaunt their colourful turbans and long moustaches. On arrival in Nagaur transfer to Royal camp. Night stay in Nagaur.

Day 09 / Nagaur

After breakfast enjoy Nagaur cattle fair.

Activities in the Nagaur cattle fair Festival Bikaner :

Attractions include the ‘mirchi’ bazaar (largest red chilly market of India), wooden items, iron-crafts and camel leather accessories. Sports like tug-of-war, camel races, bullock races and cockfights; jugglers; puppeteers, storytellers; and exciting campfire evenings are held to entertain the tourists. Folk music of the Jodhpur variation echoes the tranquil desert sand. Night stay in Nagaur in Royal camp.

Day 10 / Nagaur - Jodhpur (By road) Approx. 3 hrs drive Jodhpur - Delhi ( By flight ) Departure

Transfer to Jodhpur airport to board the flight to Delhi to connect the flight for your onward destination.

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