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Gangaur Festival Tour

Arrive in Delhi. On the next day, start on a city tour of New Delhi. Enjoy a train journey to Agra where you'll see the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Leave for Jaipur, the 'Pink City of India' to explore the architectural and cultural heritage of the Rajput era. Get ready for a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur including visits to the Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hawa Mahal etc. Participate in the Gangaur Festival which is held in Jaipur and all across Rajasthan. Be witness to the numerous interesting Hindu customs, rites and rituals. Be a part of the colourful procession (includes elephants, chariots, bullock carts, palanquins etc) which begins from the City Palace and ends at Talkatora. Get back to Delhi.

Trip Overview
Travel type : Heritage / Discover
Travel scale : Cultural
Trip length : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Start point : Delhi, India
End point : Delhi, India
Region : North India
Trip Inclusions
Accommodation
13 Nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night at camp
Transport
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides Services
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Meals
14 Breakfasts, 02 Dinners
Activities
Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, camel ride
Other Services
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi

Arrive to the busy city "Delhi", it is the capital of Country. Assistance on arrival and meet with our office person at Delhi airport, after a traditional welcome with festoon then you will be escorted to your arranged hotel for check-in. Overnight in Delhi

Included meals: no meal included
Included entrances: no visit & sightseeing

Day 02 : Delhi

After breakfast head to city tour of New Delhi where elaborate buildings remember the days when India was the gem in the crown of the British territory. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb

Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (by train)

After early breakfast you will be transferred to railway station to board train to Agra. Breakfast will be served in the train. Upon arrival at Agra railway station meet our office person, who will take you to hotel. After wash 7 change head to city tour of Agra visiting the Agra fort - the corroded and regal red-sandstone fort of Agra situated on the banks of the river Yamuna and it construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1565. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public viewers), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne bay of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public requests. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private viewers) where marble pavilions with flowery inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and leaders of friendly kingdoms. In the evening visit the magnificent loving monument Taj Mahal - one of the most overgenerous expressions of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this monument to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Overnight in Agra

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort

Day 04 : Agra - Jaipur (By road Approx 5 Hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri

Morning leave for Jaipur - the magical town "Pink City "of the barren region surname after Jai Singh, the past Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world representing the nine partitions of the world during the 09 rectangular partitions subdividing it. The castle & palaces of the last years, which were spectators to the royal march and splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the alienated capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, made in 1568 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & check into hotel. Overnight in Jaipur

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Fatehpur Sikri

Day 05 : Jaipur

Morning meets your guide and head to city tour of Jaipur visiting Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the typical dreamy Rajasthani fort. It building construction was started by Man Singh in 1593, and finished by his descendent Jai Singh. Its sinister external contradicted an inside heaven where a stunning mixture of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its definitive [Pink City Jaipur] face. Later visit Jaigarh Fort - The Western skyline is subjugated by the wide parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one of the few armed arrangements of medieval India sealed roughly integral holding palaces, gardens, open and enclosed reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned gun foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country. Also visit Laxmi Narayan Temple - located in the south of Jaipur, the temple is one of the most big and magnificent temples built by rich Birla family in India, therefore it is also known as Birla Temple. The temple is a huge prompt of the worldly society India has exposed over the centuries. The temple has been built by white marble and has three domes, each depict the different approaches to religion. The temple is located at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, changed as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Overnight in Jaipur

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Amer Fort

Day 06 : Jaipur

Morning get pleasure from Gangaur Festival, this is one of the most important local events in Rajasthan. This festival is celebrated all over Rajasthan. "gan" is a synonym for Lord Shiva and "gauri" or "gaur" stands for Goddess Parvati, the blissful partner of Lord Shiva. Gangaur celebrates the union of the two and it is a symbol of marital and wedded happiness. Gangaur is renowned in the month of chaitra (March-April), the first month of the Hindu calendar. This month marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. This fair is renowned particularly by women, who adoration soil idols of "Gan" & "Gauri" in their houses. These idols are reverenced by bachelor girls who seek the blessings of Gan and Gauri for a good spouse, while the married women pray for the good health and long life of their husbands. This adoration which starts form the first day of the chaitra month finishes on the 18th day into Gangaur fair with a huge spiritual dedication. On the eve of Gangaur festival, women adorn their palms and finger with henna. The idols of Gan and Gauri are engrossed in a pond or in a nearby lake on the last day of the festival. A conventional march of Gangaur begin form the Zanani- Deodhi of the City Palace, passing through Tripolia Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar, Chaugan stadium and finally converges near the Talkatora. The pageant is headed by a colorful spectacle of elephants, old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts and presentation folk artistes. Overnight in Jaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Sightseeing

Day 07 : Jaipur- Delhi (By train)

After healthy breakfast head to City tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace - A pleasant combine of Mughal and conventional Rajasthani structural design, the City Palace is situated in 1/7 of the part in the town. It homes the Chandra Mahal, Shri G. Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Jantar Mantar - This is the major and the best preserved of the five observatories made by Jai Singh II in dissimilar parts of the country. This observatory consisting of big exorbitant gadgets is still in use. Hawa Mahal - The decorative fascia of this "Palace of Winds" is a famous sight in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink covered with fine trelliswork and complicated balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Made in 1798 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal impress for the palace women. In the evening you will be driven to Delhi. Upon arrival check into hotel for overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Hawa Mahal

Day 08 : Delhi – Departure

Early morning transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: no sightseeing
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