INDIA – RAJASTHAN – Fiera di Pushkar
Dal 28 ottobre al 14 Novembre 2011
28th October. In the afternoon departure according to your departure flight schedule.
29th October- Arrival and night in Delhi. On your arrival at the international airport in Delhi, you will be received by my driver and helped to check into your hotel and relax. Then you leave for daylong tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi you can see immense sandstone Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar. In New Delhi you can see the Parliament House, India Gate and Bahai Temple. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
30th October – Mandawa. After breakfast you leave for Mandawa. Arrive in Mandawa; check in into your hotel. Later you take a tour of the mansions or painted havelis of Mandawa. The residences of rich merchants, who have migrated from the region, these houses have beautiful fresco paintings on their walls. You can also see the traditional lifestyle of the local people. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
31st October – Fatehpur / Deshnoke / Bikaner. After breakfast you leave for Bikaner. On the way visit Fatehpur. On arrival in Bikaner, check into your hotel and relax. Later you take a tour of
Bikaner, also known as the camel city. You can see camel carts, women wearing traditional clothing and men in colorful turbans on the streets of Bikaner. In the afternoon you tour the Junagarh Fort, a grand structure built in the 16th century with many defensive bastions. You also see the Jain temples at Bandeshwar and the Deshnoke Temple , where rats are considered holy and worshipped. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
01st November – Kheechan / Ramdeora / Jaisalmer. After breakfast you leave for Jaisalmer. On the way you stop at Kheechan, a village famous for the winter nesting grounds of thousands of cranes and other migratory birds. The local villagers feed the birds that come to Kheechan, ensuring that they return every year. You can see thousands of birds at Kheechan in winter. On the way you visit Ramdeora village also. Arrive in Jaisalmer, check in into your hotel and relax. In the evening wander around the city and return to your hotel to stay overnight.
02nd November – Khuri / Jaisalmer. After breakfast leave for a daylong tour of Jaisalmer and see the beautiful Sonar Fort, with its golden walls rising from the edge of the desert. In the Jaisalmer Fort you will see beautiful mansions or havelis with balconies and windows covered by fine carved screens. There are many beautiful havelis along the narrow lanes in Jaisalmer town, which has medieval ambience. The Gadisar Lake and museum nearby are also places to visit on tours to Jaisalmer. Later take a trip to the sand dunes at Khuri, 50 Km from Jaisalmer to see the stark beauty of the Rajasthan desert. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
03rd November – Osiyan / Jodhpur. After breakfast you leave for Jodhpur . On the way you visit Osiyan, an oasis in the desert with many beautiful Hindu and Jain temples. Arrive in Jodhpur, check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Later you go sightseeing in Jodhpur You can see the Jaswant Thada and tour the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace , which has a heritage museum.
See the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India . Within the fort there are beautiful palaces, and a display of royal arms and artifacts. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
04th November – Ranakpur / Kumbalgarh / Udaipur. After breakfast you leave for Udaipur. On the way you visit the Ranakpur Temples, one of the largest groups of Jain Temples in India . The most famous temples at Ranakpur are the Chaumukha, Neminath and Parashnath Temples . On the way visit Kumbalgarh also. Arrive in Udaipur and check into the hotel, where you stay overnight.
05th November – Udaipur. After breakfast you leave for a daylong tour of Udaipur . See the City Palace , a grand palace with beautiful architecture, the Jagdish Temple , dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and the folk art museum with a colorful collection of puppets, musical instruments and paintings.
In the evening return to your hotel to stay overnight.
06th November – Chittaugarh / Pushkar (Pushkar fair). After breakfast you leave for Pushkar. On the way you visit Chittaurgarh. Arrive in Pushkar, check into your hotel and refresh yourself. In the afternoon you enjoy Pushkar Fair. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
07th November – Pushkar (Pushkar fair). After breakfast you go to visit Pushkar Lake , and tour the temples in Pushkar including the Brahma Temple , which is the only Brahma Temple in India. The Pushkar Lake is considered a very holy spot by Hindus and pilgrims come to bathe at this holy lake on auspicious days. After this enjoy Pushkar Fair. In Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
08th November – Jaipur. After breakfast you leave for Jaipur. Arrive in Jaipur check into your hotel and relax. In the evening you can wander through the city and return to your hotel to stay overnight.
09thNovember – Amber / Jaipur. After breakfast you take a trip to Amer Fort, 11 Km from Jaipur where you can enjoy an elephant ride to Amer Fort. Within the fort there are many palaces and royal buildings.
After this you leave for a daylong city tour of Jaipur. In the well planned Pink City of Jaipur built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh you will see the beautiful facade of the Hawa Mahal palace, the City Palace which also contains a museum, the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. In the evening you can enjoy walking through the streets and colorful markets of Jaipur, where many kinds of handicraft items, textiles, pottery and artifacts are sold. In the evening you return to your hotel to stay overnight.
10th November – Ranthambhore NP. After breakfast you leave for Ranthambore. Arrive in the afternoon, check into your hotel and relax. Later you can explore your surroundings and visit the nearby town of Sawai Madhopur , known for its handicrafts and paintings. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
11th November – Ranthambhore NP. Early morning you leave for the Ranthambore National Park where you can enjoy a thrilling jeep safari. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places to see tigers in India. The tigers of Ranthambore can be seen in the scrub jungle, near the lakes and resting in the shade of the monuments, in Ranthambore National Park . Apart from tigers you can also see deer, leopards, monkeys, squirrels, mongoose, wild boar, crocodiles and many species of birds, on your safari tour at Ranthambore National Park . Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
12th November – Fatehpur Sikri / Agra. After breakfast you leave for Agra. On the way, you visit to Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful city built by Emperor Akbar but later abandoned. There are many grand monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, including a large mosque – the Jama Masjid, a beautiful palace – the Panch Mahal, and a grand gateway – the Buland Darwaza.
Arrive in Agra , check in into your hotel. Later you see the grand Agra Fort. The Mughal Emperor Akbar built this majestic fort, with later additions by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Within the fort there are grand palaces, halls of private and public audience and formal gardens. In the evening return to your hotel to stay overnight.
13th November – Delhi. Rise early and visit the Taj Mahal at 6:00 a.m. See the breathtaking sight of the Taj Mahal, along with the sunrise. The early morning light is perfect for taking photographs of this beautiful monument in white marble. The best example of Islamic architecture in India , the Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, is a symbol of everlasting love.
Return to your hotel and refresh yourself. Then you leave for Delhi. Arrive in Delhi, check in into your hotel and relax. In the evening you can visit city centre Connaught place. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
14th November. In the morning departure according to your departure flight schedule.