Pushkar, Pushkar Tour, Pushkar Fair Horse Safari Tour

Pushkar Fair 2015
Pushkar Fair Horse Safari Tour

(Wednesday 11th November to Wednesday 24th  November 2015)

(14 Days / 13 Nights)
                     
(Delhi-Nawalgarh-Parasrampura-Lohargal-Rewasa-Shyamgarh-Bhagwanpura-Nawa Salt Lake-Salemabad-Babicha-Mayapur-Charanwas- Pushkar-Jaipur-Delhi)
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Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi) (
Wednesday 11th November  2015 )
Today 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 your Hotel.

Day 02.  Delhi - Nawalgarh (about 265 km / 6-7 hours) (
Thursday 12th November  2015)
In the morning drive from Delhi to Nawalgarh in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Nawalgarh is known for the havelis of its wealthy merchant class, the Marwaris. The drive to Shekhawati is through picturesque village and farms. Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 AD by Thakur Nawal Singh, a warrior statesman.
The town depicts an old world appeal and the beautiful bazaar has the biggest number of painted Havelis in Shekhawati. Upon arrival at Roop Niwas Kothi you will be welcomed with flower garlands, folk music, and welcome drink. The Kothi is located about 1 km from the town and is a combination of Rajput and European architecture. The Kothi is very beautiful, has a billiard room, large lawns and a swimming pool. Today is the Diwali festival. Festival of lights. We celebrate the festival at the Kothi.



Day 03. Nawalgarh (
Friday 13th  November 2015
Today morning we assemble at the stables, where you will be introduced to the safari team and the lovely ‘Marwari’ horses and can also have a ride. The riding leader will advise about the horses and give the details about the tour and introduction talk on the arid region ecology followed by lunch. We ride on our horses with picnic Tea to the country side. Overnight at Roop Niwas Kothi, Nawalgarh.

Day 04. Nawalgarh (Saturday 14th  November  2015)
Today morning we ride on our horses  to various farms and meet village folk with a Picnic Breakfast. In the afternoon we have  visit the town of Nawalgarh and various Havelis with beautiful fresco and painting.



Day 05. Nawalgarh - Parasrampura - Lohargal (about 34 Km) (Sunday 15th  November 2015)
In the morning you will start with our horse safari to Lohargal. We will follow a dry riverbed with lots of Acacia bushes. The view of Aravali ranges makes the ride very scenic. In the afternoon lunch will be served with folk musical presentation near Parasrampura. After lunch you will move towards the Aravali mountains. At the foothills of Aravalli’s is the Pilgrim town of Lohargal. It is believed that Bhima, one of the heroes of the epic Mahabharat, the strongest of the five Pandav brothers, had his mace cast here. Hence, ‘Lohargal’, means iron smelting. This is also a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Overnight stay at Birla Rest House.



Day 06. Lohargal - Rewasa - Shyamgarh (Monday 16th  November  2015)
Today is a Non Riding Day. We will visit rewasa temple and kochor village. In the morning riders are taken by Jeep in the southwest direction in order to cross the new 6 lane free way (Jaipur-Bikaner). We do not consider it safe for rider to cross this free way on horse/the newly fenced forest area via a mountain pass at Roopgarh, Rides will go past village Ghatwa, Here a famous battle had taken place between Rao Shekha and Gour Rajputs where twenty five thousand men laid their lives. The area is still known “Godati” the area of “Gaurs” the erstwhile rulers. Lunch will be served at an ancient water hole. Afterwards we drive to the campsite, situated on the surrounding of Shyamgarh fort enclosed by Ker bushes. Overnight stay at Camp. The horses have been moved by boxes.

Day 07. Shyamgarh - Bhagwanpura - Nawa Salt Lake (about 42 Kms) (Tuesday 17th  November  2015)
Morning ride towards Nawa Salt Lake. This ride is the most picturesque part of this Safari. Lunch will be served on the way. After lunch we pass through the periphery of the 100 Sq. Kms Salt lake. Enroute we will also spot various shepherds and sheep flocks. While at the camp site the view of beautiful sunrise and sunsets are amazing which are not to be missed. Overnight stay at Camp.



Day 08.
Nawa Salt Lake - Salemabad (45 kms) (Wednesday 18th  November  2015)
Today we ride through the Salt Lake for about 10 km then follow a stony track along mountain ranges. Lunch will be served on the way at Paner. After lunch we ride into farming and Sheep County to reach the campsite which is situated in a dry water catchments area with surroundings of “Kuncha” grass and scenic Aravali Mountain in the setting. This was the territory of the former maharaja state of kishengarh. The remaining Ajmer region being governed directly by the British.  The people of Ajmer have colourful dresses and elaborate noticeable bright colored turbans. 

Day 09.
Salemabad - Babicha - Mayapur (35 kms)  (Thursday 19th  November 2015)
Today we will ride on our horses to Mayapur. Most of the farmers of the village belong to Gujar community with colourful dresses. En route we will also visit a Gujar Shepard’s dwelling. After taking lunch we ride into a valley to go through a mountain pass and proceed to reach last campsite of our tour. 

Day 10. Mayapur - Charanwas - Pushkar (Friday 20th  November 2015)
Today we will ride about 25 kms till Pushkar. Pushkar is famous for typical Pink Indian roses that have a strong aroma. In the afternoon you will reach Pushkar. Pushkar is known for the famous Pushkar fair which takes place in November.  Upon arrival in Pushkar we visit the Pushkar Camel and Cattle Fair. During this fair, traders and pilgrims visit Pushkar for livestock and camel trading and other festivities. Pushkar fair ends when the people assemble at dawn to take a dip in the sacred waters on the night of the Full Moon (Kartik Poornima). Overnight stay at Tourist Tented Camp, Pushkar.

Day 11. Pushkar (Saturday 21st  November 2015)
Today we explore the incredible camel & cattle fair in Pushkar. Ride morning and evening with Safari leader Shri. Devendra Singh Ji.
Overnight stay at Tourist Tented Camp, Pushkar.



Day 12. Pushkar - Jaipur (about 145 km / 2-3 hours) (Sunday 22nd  November 2015)
Today morning we visit the fair and then drive to Jaipur the pink city and capital of Rajasthan. Sightseeing of Jaipur visiting the City palace museum, astronomical observatory and  Amber Fort. Then we ascend to the fort by Elephants/Jeep if available.



Day 13.
Jaipur - Delhi (about 245 km / 5 hours) (Monday 23rd  November 2015)  
Today morning we drive from Jaipur to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time free for leisure.

Day 14. Flight to Home (Tuesday 24th November 2015)  
Around Midnight flight to home destination.
(End of our Services)

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.
 

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Pushkar Fair Horse Safari Tour – Indicative tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 2 to 4 Traveler
(November 2015)

 

Tour cost in Euro from 2 person to 4 person

2- 4

 

Room Type*

DBL

SRS*

     
Tour Cost € 3327 € + 518
     


* The international flights are not included in the given cost.
* Approx. 07 weeks before the start of the trip, we will let you know how many participants have signed up for this trip, as the cost of the Tour varies depending on the number of participants.
* For single person traveling alone the “Single Room Supplement” is not valid and a surcharge will be levied on it.
* The tour cost may increase subject to fuel price hike.
* Visa fees (about € 105) are not included in the given tour cost.

                           DBL* = double room * SRS = Single room supplement

 

Proposed Hotels

Nights

Indo Vacations – Inclusions:

  • All meals for the entire tour and our standard services are included.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per the itinerary.

  • Services of grooms to look after horses

  • Accompanying 4 WD jeep to carry hand baggage, baggage, icebox with beverages etc

  • Campfire, folk music entertainment everyday at the camps

  • Unlimited actual consumption of mineral water and soft drink for the entire tour from arrival in Nawalgarh till departure from Jaipur.

  • Guide and entrance tickets at Nawalgarh and Jaipur.

  • Valid guaranteed Contract for the services to be provided by our travel agency.

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

  • Travel Literature

  • All applicable taxes

  • Guidance and assistance throughout the tour by an Accompanying English speaking safari leader escort

  • Indo Vacations reserve the right of changes which may be beyond our control.
     

Not included are: International Flights, Beverages, mineral water at pushkar camp, Insurance, medication or expenses of personal nature laundry etc are not covered under inclusions !

P. S: Our deluxe camps on safari have fully furnished oriental tents which have regular camp cots with complete bed linen, floor covering, chairs, adjoining toilet and bath tents. Towels, soap hot water provided for bath morning and evening.
Regular dining tents with sit down arrangements. All meals have a choice of Indian and continental dishes. At Pushkar the riders stay at tourist camps approved by the government. We camp with our Horses has horse breeders in fair grounds. The tourist camps have attached toilet / showers with running water and electricity.

 

Useful Items the riders should bring:

  • Soft water bottle for the saddle bag.

  • Riding cap or helmet

  • Sheep skin for saddle.

  • Small torch or flash light.

  • Sun hat and sun cream

  • Bathe gown for ladies (bath tent is adjoining accom tents)

  • Lightweight raincoat.

  • Leather chaps.

  • Camera battery charger with a cigarette lighter lead ( our jeep has two sockets working by jeep battery ).

 

We Provide:

  • Saddle bags

  • all necessities like toilet paper, soaps ,shampoo, linen towels . While at lunch sleeping station with rugs , pillows , flip flops , shoe jacks …seating chairs .

 

Riders should give us their weight, Height, and riding capability. The Pushkar safari entails longer rides and should be taken by fit and proficient riders only. The riders are advised to ride regularly before coming for the safari .

Hotel Florence, Delhi***

Delhi

2

Roop Niwas Kothi, Nawalgarh*** Nawalgarh
3
Birla Rest House, Lohargal Lohargal
1
Camp Sujas
1
Camp Ramgarh
1
Camp Shyamgarh
1
Camp Nawa Salt Lake
1
Tourist Tented Camp, Pushkar Pushkar
2
Hotel Ramada / Park Prime**** Jaipur
1

Total Nights

13

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 - 3 person – Tata Indigo / Etios / Swift Dzire - (4 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/tataindigo.htm
http://indovacations.net/english/Toyota-Etios.htm
http://indovacations.net/english/Swift-Dzire.htm

For 3 - 5 person – Tavera Chevrolet / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo - (6 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/tavera.htm; http://www.indovacations.net/english/ToyotaInnova.htm

For 6 - 9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/tempotraveler.htm;
For 10 - 15 person mini-bus (18 seats)
http://www.indovacations.net/english/minibus2.htm;

For 16 - 28 passenger bus - (30 - 35 seats) http://www.indovacations.net/english/largebus.htm


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