Amar Singh Rathore is the greatest hero of the region and was known for his chivalry and color. Once Salawat Khan, the brother-in-low of emperor Shahjahan insulted him in the Emperor’s Court. Amar Singh immediately cut off his head and escaped from Agra Fort on his horse. He jumped from the ramparts of Agra fort whole riding the horse and fled, though the horse died on the spot. His daring and chivalrous deeds are still sung by the local people. The Muslim influence is clearly visible in the design of the fort, as parts of it were constructed by Amber and Shahjahan. Inside the fort are many royal apartments like Moti Mahal, Badal Mahal and Hawa Mahal. The Baradari or courtyard is painted with beautiful murals, which are a fine blend of Persian and Nagauri style. The frescoes of flowers and dancers also grace the walls of the Baradari, the havelies and palatial houses of the town are richly decorated with murals and paintings, with themes from Ramayana and Mughal-styled gardens still retain their beauty. The life and times of Lord Mahaveerji and Parasvanath are beautifully depicted in the Jain temples. Nagaur also has many old temples, mosques, dargahs and cenotaphs. The Muslim families of the town are well known for their expertise in dyeing and printing of saris and chunaris. The brassware of hardware’s of Nagaur is also very popular. The Multani Lohars (ironsmiths) are renowned in the region for their craftsmanship. It is place where a large Cattle Fair is held annually. The town is best visited during the Ramdeo Cattle Fair in January/February and Tejaji Fairing August.
Nagaur awakens to bustling life every year with the thronging of cattle, horses and camels accompanied by their turbaned owners and eager buyers. This cattle fair held annually is one of the largest in the country. The Nagaur bulls are renowned for their fleet-footedness and therefore, attract buyers from all over the region.
The day starts with buyers and sellers engaged in earnest bargains. Once the price of a horse, bullock or probably a camel has been settled, the day draws to a close with fun and festivity. Games, tug of war, camel races and strains of ballads create a joyful atmosphere with the setting sun in the background.
Royal Camp Nagaur Fort Soaks in the surrounding ambience. Pitched within the fortifications of the splendid Nagaur Fort, the camp offers unique opportunity to participate in the rich traditions of Rajasthan and witness its vibrant culture. The camp is an ideal stopover for lunch for those who wish to visit the fort. The town of Khimsar and the sand dunes, which are only 55 kms away, are an added attraction.
Luxury tents with attached baths and water closets, Provision for lighting and generators, 24 hour security and room service, Multi-cuisine dining tent, Hot & Cold water, Doctor on call, Camp fire, folk dances and music, Credit cards and money exchange, Fans and hot air blower in tents
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Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur –Nagaur Fair - Delhi
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport, meet & greet with Traditional Indian welcome. Transfer to hotel.
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles Overnight stay at hotel
Day 02 In Delhi
After breakfast visit to Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.
Also take a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through the bustling and colorful market of the old city is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.
Afternoon visit to New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. drive pass through the Raisina Hill, ceremonial avenue past the imposing India Gate, Government Buildings, President House and Parliament House. Also visit Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship etc. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 03 Delhi – Mandawa 260 Kms/4.30 hrs
Today drive to Mandawa - The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan upon arrival check in to Hotel. Afternoon visit the Mandawa -Shekhawati The semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. Shekhawati is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundreds of Haveli’s, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts. Later visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies, also visit Temples. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 04 Mandawa - Deshnoke -Bikaner 190 Kms 3.30 hrs
After breakfast drive to Bikaner on the way, visit if you wish the temple Karni Mata Desnoke temple of rats. Bikaner lies on the northern point on the triangle of desert cities. It is royal walled city dating back to 1486 AD. It was established by a Rathore Prince, Bika & came to be called to be Bikaner after him. It was, however, a major trade center as it stood on the ancient caravan route which link central Asia & north India with the Gujarat Sea Ports upon arrival check in hotel. Later embark on a tour of Bikaner City, visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1611 AD. The palaces worth visiting are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Bijai Phool Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05 Bikaner – Jaisalmer 333 Kms / 7 hrs
Today morning drive to Jaisalmer, the ancient citadel on the Caravan route linking India with Persia, Arabia and The Mediterranean. This architectural in the 12th Century by Jaisal a Bhatti Prince, Located in the heart of the Thar Desert Few cities in the world can match the Magnificence. Jaisalmer is renowned for its intricately carved & chiseled Haveli’s (Mansions) which illustrate superb craftsmanship upon arrival check in Hotel. Overnight stay
Day 06 Jaisalmer
Morning embark half day tour of Jaisalmer fort. Afterwards visit to the Gadisar Tank & large houses of the merchant called haveilies, some of them dating to the Premediaval Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Shah Haveli and Nathamal Ki Haveli with their intricately carved screens on the facades and the typical traditional architecture.
Camel Safari - Afternoon drive few kilometers take short Camel Safari visiting Dhanis inhabited by Rajputs, Muslims, Paliwals etc. see their colorful life style, village folk herding goats sheep & women carrying water in earthen pots brackish & sweet water from wells and see natures miracles of sand change from grey to pink, from pink to yellow etc. See the Spectacular Sun Set over the Sand Dunes. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 07 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur 290 Kms / 5 hrs
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur – the Great Indian Desert, sites on sand stone hill surrounded by a strong wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entry gates. upon arrival check in hotel.
Tribal Village Safari - A memorable outing in Jeeps visit various traditional villages seeing local handicrafts viz. shoe makers, pottery, hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver jewellery, en route watch and photograph wildlife Black Buck, Chinkara, Peacock etc. freely moving in abundance protected by “Bishnois” Protectors of Wildlife and tree. Overnight Stay at hotel
Day 08 & 09 Jodhpur – Nagaur 140 kms/ 2.30 hrs
Half day sightseeing of the city includes visit to Meharangarh Fort, drive through the old city and past the Clock Tower near the largest spice bazaar in the sub-continent, visit the Jaswant Thada Cenotaph, the royal cremation site and then proceed to see the most magnificent, modern 20th century Palace, the Umaid Bhawan Palace and its museum – a treasure trove.
Afternoon drive to Nagaur Fair draws attention of tourists very much. It attracts visitors from all over the world, who come to see the trading of camels, cattle and horses by their owners dressed in colorful and beautiful clothe. The charming sight of people dressed in beautiful dresses and participating locals and tourists in sports is very beautiful to see and worth capturing with camera.
Nagaur district is the land of fairs. They are not only a center to sale and buy cattles but also show the true spirit of living life. The rural people take on these fairs as big social events; thus take part in these fairs very excitedly with great eagerness.
Besides the cattle things that are of routine use even from needles to nails are available in these events. Fairs witness strong social harmony and are seen as the true expression of rural people of Rajasthan.
Day 10 Nagaur – Jodhpur – Delhi Fly
After breakfast the time is free to more thing in Nagaur Fair and later drive to Jodhpur to board the flight for Delhi to connect the flight to onward destination
NOTE: this tour can be extended toward further destination of Rajasthan
Tour Price Inclusion
Other Thing Inclusive
Tour Price Exclusion
India Visa, Travel Insurance, Major Meal like Lunch & Dinner apart from Pushkar fair and Ranthambore, Expenses like personal nature like Telephone calls, Laundary, Portages, Tips and Alcoholic Beverages etc.