Bikaner Camel Festival Tour

Duration : 15Nights / 16 Days
Destinatons : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Old & New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid Mosque, Red Fort, Raj Ghat Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Parliament House & Secretariat Building's.

Day 03 : Delhi - Mandawa
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Mandawa. On arrival in Mandawa check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit some of the beautiful historic mansions (havelis), with their spectacular coloured murals. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Mandawa - Bikaner
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bikaner, a small village famous for its havelis. On arrival in Bikaner check-in at hotel. Later visit the Camel Breeding Farm,15th century Fort and Museum. Overnight at the hotel .

Day 05 : Bikaner
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day to witness the Camel Festival visiting various festivities and celebrations of the event. Overnight stay at hotel.
Camel Festival : This festival is held every year in the winter season. The Junagarh Palace forms the backdrop to the camel festival in Bikaner, where the parade of the camels starts and then it proceeds to the Polo Ground. This rural festival is presently organized by the Department of Art, Craft And Tourism of Rajasthan. The spectacular camel show draws thousands of tourists from all over the world. The winter season is the best time for tourist influx in Rajasthan, as in winter the weather remains pleasant. There are various rural festivals, which are held during January and February.
The chief attractions of the Bikaner Camel festival are the various games and competitions that are organized. The camel race, camel dance, the parades focus on the grooming expertise of the trainers. The festival highlights utility of camels in the various aspects of rural life. Before the discovery of modern ways of surviving desert life, the camels.

Day 06 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival in Jaisalmer check-in at hotel. Jaisalmer , located in the middle of the Thar Desert . Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 : Jaisalmer
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Jaisalmer visit the Golden Fort, built in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal and is situated on 76 m high Triangular mound. Jain Temples , Gadisar Lake , Folk Museum , Havelis, Bara Bagh-Cenotaphs built amidst gardens. Afternoon excursion to Sam Sand Dunes, situated 45 kms west of Jaisalemr, with cluster of Sand Dunes. These Dunes varying in size from 3 to 15 kms to a large extent are of shifting sands where wind heaps and the sand into hills or deep hollow scopes. Enjoy the sun set in the evening with its changing colours in desert and take a short Camel ride. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 : Jodhpur - Udaipur
Breakfast at the hotel and Am city tour of Udaipur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Later visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memrial built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Afternoon drive to Udaipur, enroute visit marvelous Jain Temple at Ranakpur, built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. On arrival in Udaipur check-in at hotel.

Day 10 : Udaipur
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Udaipur Among the places visited are the City Palace - a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake. A conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the Triple arched gate "Tripolia" with eight marble porticos; the Jagdish temple- built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo - Aryan temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with note worthy sculpted images; the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, which houses an interesting collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, paintings etc; the Saheliyon ki Bari with its many fountains etc. A highlight of your trip to Udaipur is a sunset boat cruise on the beautiful placid Lake Pichola . The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces including the beautiful city palace, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. There are two island palaces, The Jagmandir and Jagniwas and also the beautiful Lake Palace sits on an island in this lake. Boat rides, which originate from the City Palace jetty (known as Bansi Ghat), are a popular way of exploring the natural beauty of Udaipur . Boat ride is subject to water conditions. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Udaipur - Pushkar
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pushkar. On arrival in Pushkar check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit Holy city of Pushkar visiting the Lake and the Brahma Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 : Pushkar-Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 : Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel take an excursion to the Amber Fort and visit the Kali Temple and Jai Mahal. Take ride on the elephants back to the ramparts of the Fort. Afternoon visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar & Hawa Mahal palace of the Winds. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Mughal India. Among the principal attractions of Fatehpur Sikri are the large audience halls, palaces, the Mosques, the tomb of Salim Chishti, The Panchmahal, and the Buland Darwaza, which is among the biggest gates in Asia. Later continue drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15 : Agra - Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel, Morning visit to the 16th century Agra Fort and the exquisite white marble architectural masterpiece - the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal , built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, this beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below. Beneath the dome are the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jehan. Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 - 1573 with its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers. Most of the buildings originally built by Akbar were destroyed and were replaced by his grandson Shah Jehan. The only surviving structure from Akbar's period apart from the solid sand stone ramparts and the gateway is the Jehangir Mahal. It is the biggest private residence in the complex and its architecture indicates strong influences from Hindu overtones. Afternoon drive to Delhi. On arrival in delhi check-in at hotel.

Day 16 : Delhi Depart
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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