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Nagaur Fair & Festival [Feb 2015]
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Nagaur (09 Nights / 10 Days)

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 sight-seeing 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 sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, 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 alcoveof 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 Enroute 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 it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
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. 6hrs. 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 sight seeing 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 colorful turbans and long moustaches. On arrival in Nagaur transfer to Royal camp. Night stay in Nagaur.

Day 09 / Nagaur
After breakfast enjoy Ngaur cattle fair.

Activities in the Ngaur 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 teh flight for your onward destination.


Includes:
» 09 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast.
» All three meals breakfast, lunch & dinner in Nagaur.
» All transfers & Sightseeing as per the Itinerary by exclusive Air Conditioner Car.
» Surface travel by exclusive Air Conditioner Car.
» Elephant ride in Jaipur ( subject to availability )
» Local English speaking Guides.
» All taxes, driver allowances, parking, fuel charges.

Does not include:
» Any Airfares.
» Entrance fee to the Monuments.
» Cost of personal nature like beverages, Tips, Laundry etc.
» Any item not shown in Cost includes.

Hotels Selected- Royal ( 5 * hotels)
Delhi : The Metropolitan / The Lalit / The Grand
Agra : Jaypee Palace / Trident Hilton / Gateway Hotel ( previously known as Taj view )
Jaipur : Trident Hilton / Le Meridien
Jodhpur : Taj Hari Mahal
Nagaur : Nagaur Royal camp

Hotels Selected - Classic ( 4 star )
Delhi: The Connaught / Hotel City Park
Agra : Clarks Shiraz / Howard Park
Jaipur : Golden Tulip / Hari Mahal Palace/ Wall Street / Hotel Clarks Amer
Jodhpur : Balsamand Palace/ Ajit Bhawan/ Shree Ram International
Nagaur : Nagaur Royal camp

Hotels Selected - Jewel (3* - 4* & Heritage)
Delhi: Gautam Dlx. / Hotel Blue Bell / De Gold
Agra : Hotel usha Kiran/ Royale Residency / Taj Plaza
Jaipur : Nana Ki Haveli/ Dera Rawatsar/ Jas Vilas
Jodhpur : Balsamand Palace / Mapple Abhay
Nagaur : Nagaur Royal camp

Hotels Selected - Economy
Delhi: Gautam Dlx. / Hotel Blue Bell / De Gold
Agra : Hotel usha Kiran/ Royale Residency / Taj Plaza
Jaipur : Nana Ki Haveli/ Dera Rawatsar/ Jas Vilas
Jodhpur : Pal Haveli/ Ratan Vilas/ Shreeram International
Nagaur : Nagaur Royal camp

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