Jaipur city tour with Pushkar

Jaipur city tour with Pushkar

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Overview

DAY 1 : NEW DELHI - JAIPUR
Pickup from New Delhi Airport / Railway Station / Bus Stand by placard carrying driver and drive straight to Jaipur and transfer to Hotel. Later visit to the fabled Pink City, the old Jaipur.
Drive through the Johari Bazaar to the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).
Visit the various museums inside the City Palace and the ancient observatory, Jantar
Mantar. Pay a visit to the Govind Deoji Temple, housing the patron deity of Jaipur.
Evening free for your own activities like shopping etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

 DAY 2: JAIPUR - AJMER / PUSHKAR - JAIPUR
After breakfast at hotel depart by car taxi for a day trip to:
Ajmer - Pushkar (Old Historical and Religious Towns nestled in the Aravalis)
and evening back to hotel Jaipur. Over night stay at hotel.

 DAY 3: JAIPUR CITY TOUR
On the third day of the trip city tour of Jaipur visiting the magnificent Amber Palace, see the Largest Cannon on Wheels in the World, and old cannon foundry at Jaigarh.
Visit to the Kanak Vrindavan Temple in the valley of flowers. Evening visit Chokhi Dhani for Rajasthani traditional Dinner with dance and music. overnight stay at hotel.

 DAY 4: JAIPUR - NEW DELHI
After morning breakfast drive back straight to New Delhi Airport / Railway Station / Bus Station or Hotel. The tour ends here.


Hotel accommodation for this tour

Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of money (subject to availability).
 

City    Heritage Hotels
Jaipur    Umaid Bhawan / Umaid Mahal / Similar
 

Transport for this Tour

01 to 03 people - Medium sized cars - Indian make cars like Ambassador or Tata Indica with one baggage each
01 to 05 people - Large cars - Toyota Innova/Qualis or GM Tavera with one baggage each
06 to 09 people – Tempo Traveller Mini Van with 8 to 9 seats
08 to 14 people – Small coaches with 18 seats
15 to 32 people – Coaches with 27 or 35 seats
All the vehicles are air-conditioned




Included in the Tour

Accommodation on double / twin sharing basis
3 Nights in the above mentioned / similar hotels.
Breakfast in the respected Hotel during the tour.
Elephant ride at jaipur.
Rajasthani dinner at ethnic village “Chokki Dhani” at Jaipur.
English speaking guide at all palaces visit the local sightseeing tour.
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air Conditioned vehicle with English Speaking Driver.
Driver Accommodation and Food
Toll Tax and Parking
All currently applicable taxes

Excluded in the Tour

Any kind of personal expenses such as monument Fees, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages. Camera fees (still or movie).
Anything not specified in the itinerary
Entrance charges to places of interest & monuments.
Any flight Charges.
Unspecified meals etc.
5.15% service tax

Jaipur, whose exquisitely ornate architecture has earned it the moniker The Pink City, may be literally crumbling due to traffic and pollution, but it is still a shopper's paradise. Well, not so much paradise, maybe, as Mount Everest. Navigating Jaipur's shops and bazaars is a challenge both exasperating and exhilarating, a crash course in local culture and folklore. Prices are almost always negotiable and Indian merchants are expert hagglers, so putting a figure on anything is near impossible. We do offer one rule of thumb, however: Aim to pay half the asking price, which means starting your offer at one third. If crowds and constant jostling aren't for you, stick to the hotel boutiques. But you will miss the thrill of finding spectacular gemstones, intricately woven textiles, and hand-pressed paper. You can always escape the chaos later, in the calm of Jaipur's superb Rajvila¯s hotel.

         

BAZAARS

NEHRU, BAPU, and JOHARI These three bazaars have an abundance of the stuff Jaipur is famous for: brass and copper ware, blue pottery, miniature paintings, carpets, and kitschy enameled trinkets like elephants and Indian deities. If you're looking for exotic oils and perfumes, head to Nehru and Bapu, where merchants will custom-blend musk, rose, patchouli, gardenia, and various oils intended for the face, body, or even virility and fertility (about $3 a bottle). The markets also have plenty of textiles and jootis, traditional handmade embroidered slippers, and camelskin sandals called chappals (about $5). Head to Johari for jewelry like glittery silver bangles that cost a few dollars and make great presents. It also has a wide selection of tie-dyed (bandhani) fabrics, which are often worn as shawls and scarves, for about $10. The patterns are extraordinary and unlike any you'll find in the West. Take the lead from designer Paul Smith's buyers and have the fabric cut and hemmed. The shopkeepers there will usually do it in minutes for a small fee.

Johari also sells yard after yard of good-quality cotton in a staggering variety of solid colors, from dark muted tones to rich purple and bright turquoise. (Remember, the fabric softens with washing and the unattractive sheen fades.) Most people buy lengths to be made into pants and shirts by one of the city's excellent tailors, many of whom work out of the city's good hotels. If your hotel doesn't have one, ask the concierge to recommend someone who will come to you. The cost is usually about $20 for pants or a shirt.

                             

Flower dealers are also popular at Johari; you'll see their sacks full of brilliant marigolds and strings of intoxicating jasmine. There are also spice sellers and an abundance of fruits and vegetables, but for the sake of your health, avoid sampling the cooked foods that look and smell so delicious. Barbers and dentists perform publicly in the markets.

The best way to visit the three bazaars, as with most shopping in Jaipur, is to take a taxi to a point nearby and ask the driver to wait for you (you'll need a couple of hours). Ask your hotel to give the driver instructions. And be firm about which shops or markets you want to visit, since drivers will often try to take you to stores where they get a commission. Nehru is closed Tuesday; Bapu is closed Sunday; and part of Johari is closed Tuesday and Sunday.

Pushkar, located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, is one of the most ancient towns in the country. This city has one of the few rare temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator. Pushkar is mentioned in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharatha as a scared place and many devout Hindus take up a pilgrimage to Pushkar every year. Thanks to its religious and historic appeal, a lot of tourists travel to Pushkar to witness the beauty and charm of the place.


                           


What You Should Know About the Pushkar Fair
The Pushkar Fair is held each year during the months of November-December, coinciding with the Hindu month of Karthik. The fair is celebrated for five days, from Karthik Ekadasi to Karthik Poornima (Full Moon). Karthik Poornima is considered to be the day when Lord Brahma appeared here, out of a lotus, in the Pushkar Lake.
 
This fair is the largest cattle fair organized in India, and a large number of camels and cattle are traded during this time. Camel races and even camel beauty contests are held to showcase the animals’ best points. It is believed that around 50000 camels are traded here on a yearly basis, making it probably the largest camel fair in the world.

So What’s In It for Tourists?
The camels on display are sure to enthrall foreigners and tourists, as these majestic beasts can make heads turn due to their studied nonchalance. Witnessing the local trade and the races is sure to be an exciting experience for both local and international travelers too.


                            


Cultural show, games, contests and even an exhibition cricketing match between the local club and a team of visitors to the city are held. It is a colorful and pulsating event that attracts people who are interested in studying the local culture and casual tourists looking to have some fun.

Men and women, attired in their colorful best (in the local clothes), throng here to visit the temple and the fair. Amusing contests like ones for ‘The Biggest Moustache’, ‘Matka Phod’ and ‘The Best Bridal Dress-Up’ are held to entertain visitors. Other attractions for visitors include puppet shows, acrobatics, shopping for ethnic ware, body tattooing and folk dance and music performances.

Camels and their owners gather here in thousands and race and preen and show off in a one-of-a-kind show. Visit Pushkar during the Pushkar Mela and witness one of the most spectacular rural trade shows in the world!
 

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