The Golden Triangle Tour with Mahaveer Ji Fair Chandan Gaon
(13 Days / 12 Nights)
(Delhi-Jaipur-Pachewar-Ranthambore-Karauli-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Delhi)
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Mahavirji Fair is organized in Chandan Gaon, about 176 km from Jaipur. Mahavirji Fair has earned for itself a stature of pride among the multitude fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. Mahavirji Fair is celebrated in honor of the 24th Jain Tirthankara, Shri Mahavir Swami. Mahavirji Fair engenders immense enthusiasm amidst the Jain population participating actively in the grand event. The majority of the people visiting the fair belong to the Digambar sect of the Jains. They are stanch followers of Mahavir Swami.


The venue for the Mahavirji fair held every year is the Mahavirji Temple . Consecrated to Mahavir Swami, the temple is positioned within an enclosure popular as the "katala". According to the popular belief, this particular image of Mahavir Swami was exhumed by a leather worker from the nearby hillock. Mahavirji Fair in Mahavirji takes place during the period between Chaitra Shukla Ekadasi and Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya of the Hindu calendar. The  Fair, Mahavirji reaches its zenith on Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya. The pilgrims gather at the temple to meditate and seek the blessings of the saint.


Activities :
The image of Mahavirji is cleansed early in the morning. This cleansing ritual is called 'prakshalan'. Evening is the time for the aarti when the temple complex is lit with hundreds of diyas. The religious offerings comprise of rice, yellow and white flowers, camphor, sandalwood, saffron, crystallized sugar and dry fruits. One of the major attractions of the Mahavirji Fair is the impressive "Rath Yatra " . During the Rath Yatra the image of Mahavirji is put on a golden chariot and taken to the Gambhiri River Bank. The devotees chant devotional hymns praising Mahavir Swami. The procession concludes at the temple where the image of Mahavirji is reinstated to its original position. The congregation of such huge number of offers good business prospects. The village traders set up shops selling food grains, cloth, toys and other

merchandise. Additional highlights of the Mahavirji Fair are the merry go rounds, the circus shows and plays that are staged by the Jain students.

Mahavirji Fair in Mahavirji takes place during the period between Chaitra Shukla Ekadasi and Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya. It is roughly sometime around the months of March and April. The Mahavirji Fair, Mahavirji reaches its acme on Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya. The pilgrims gather at the temple to meditate and seek the blessings of the saint. The image of Mahavirji is cleansed early in the morning. This cleansing ritual is called 'prakshalan'. The ritual of ablution is followed by worship and the ashta argha which refers to the eight kinds of offerings that are made.

The procession terminates at the temple where the image of Mahavirji is restored to its original position. The assemblage of such a huge number of people offers a good business opportunity. The village traders, in expectation of a considerable profit, set up shops selling food grains, cloth, toys and other merchandises. Another major highlight of Mahavirji Fair is the plays that are staged by the Jain students. The merry go rounds and the circus shows contribute to the fun element of the fair.


How to Reach :

By Train : Chandan Gaon (Village), the site of the fair lies 6.5 Kms away from Shri Mahavirji Railway Station of the Western Railway on the Delhi-Mumbai broad gauge line. 
By Road : Chandan Gaon is 18 km from Hindaun, 29 km from Karauli and 176 km from Jaipur. Regular Buses between Jaipur, Hindaun and Chandan Gaon are available. Buses and Tanga Rikshaw are also available for the passengers to the temple.

General Information
Chandan Village (176 km from Jaipur), Rajasthan
Significance: It is held in the honor of the 24th Jain tirthankara
Time of Celebration: During the period between Chaitra Shukla Ekadasi and Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya, this usually falls in the months of March and April

Mahaveerji Fair - Mahaveerji, Rajasthan (March - April)
28 March-04 April, 2015

Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02. Old - New Delhi

This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat" , the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous “Humayun Tomb” which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and “Qutub Minar” which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.

Day 03. Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km / 5-6 hours)

Today we drive to the Pink City,
Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon we visit the City palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.

Day 04. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit “Laxmi Narayan Mandir”, a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

Day 05. Jaipur - Pachewar (about 105 kms / 2 hours)

Today we leave Jaipur drive to Pachewar. Pachewar is a mute yet vibrant village situated 90 kms. away from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India. The 300 years old picturesque fort of Pachewar has now been converted into a luxurious heritage hotel with all modern amenities, where one can witness great traditions of royal hospitality. It is located at a distance of 105 kms. from Jaipur Airport and 90 kms. from Railway Station. Built in Indo-European style, Hotel Pachewar Garh is undoubtedly one of the most popular Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan. The fort houses intricate balconies and spacious apartments adorned with elegant antique frescoes.


Day 06. Pachewar – Ranthambore (about 190 kms / 4 hours)
Today after the breakfast we leave for
Ranthambore. Ranthambore is known for the world famous Ranthambore National park. After a break and refreshment at our hotel in Ranthambore we will explore the Ranthambore National park on a Jeep. Ranthambore National Park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravali mountains and covers an area of 392 square km. The Tiger remains the biggest attraction of the Ranthambore National Park.

Day 07. Ranthambore
In the early morning we again explore the park on jeeps. If we are lucky enough we might have an audience with the tiger which are numerous in the park.

Day 08 to Day 09
(02 Day Mahaveer Ji Fair Chandan Gaon) Ranthambore - Karauli (104 km / 2 hours)
In the early morning atmosphere again there is a Jungle Safari through the Ranthambore National Park on the program. After breakfast drive to Karauli. We stay in a former palace in Karauli. Bhanwar Vilas Palace was the residence in 1938 by Maharaja of Karauli. The architecture of the colonial and the interiors are decorated in the art de-decor period furniture. The spacious grounds are home to a variety of plants and animals.

Day 10 Karauli - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (104 km / 2 hours)
Today we leave we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 11.
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.

Day 12. Agra - Delhi
(about 200 km / 4 hours)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel)

Day 13. Flight to Home

Around midnight flight to home destination.

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About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.


Proposed Hotels


Indo Vacations – Inclusions:

Accommodation in a double room with shower /bath & WC in the hotels as indicated.

Half board (breakfast and dinner in the booked Hotels).

Rickshaw ride in Delhi, Elephant ride in Amber.

Jungle Safari in Ranthambore

Breakfast & Dinner in the Hotel during the tour.

One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

An experienced English speaking Tour Guide / Tour Escort for the local sightseeing throughout the whole tour (An Accompanying Tour Escort will be provided on the group strength above 10 traveler).

An air-conditioned vehicle, including insurance, fuel etc. with chauffeur (experienced, reliable and English speaking) during the entire tour.

All entrance fees of the mouments as per the tour itineray.

All taxes.

Not included are: Camera fees, gratitude, drinks and personal expenses of any nature!



We suggest that you book the international flights in your country as this is mostly cheaper.

Please note you will need a visitor visa for India. We recommend to apply for the same well in advance.

For individual travelers joining the group will not  be charged extra for both the airport transfers (advance notice required)

If the desired travelers do not register for the tour – An option will be available to operate the group tour with less people with some extra charges. These charges will be informed well in advance and till then there is no obligation or no cancellation charges of registration.

Registration for the group tour with Indo Vacations is without any cost. Only at the time of confirmation we will send you the travel documents and ask for 25 % of the total amount as advance payment. The due amount can be paid after your arrival in India. (more information is available on query).

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Testimonials & References from the customers who already traveled with us!

Hotel Madhuban by Peppermint, Delhi (Deluxe)



Hotel Peppermint, Jaipur (4 Star)



Fort Pachewar (Heritage)



Hotel Tiger Den (Resort)



Bhanwar  Vilas Palace, Karauli (Heritage)



Hotel Howard Park Plaza (Four Star)



 Total Nights             12


Heritage Hotels:
Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.


Details for the vehicles used are available at the below given links:

For 1 person – Tata Indigo - (4 seats)

For 2 person – Tata Indigo - (4 seats)

For 3 person – Tata Indigo - (4 seats)
For 3 - 5 person – Tavera Chevrolet / Toyota Innova - (6 seats);

For 6-9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats);



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