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9-day Characteristic Tour of Camel Mela in India

Date:2017-09-29 08:16       Source:Erin       By:李志辉       View: 4548
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Highlights:

The advantage of flight: fly with China Eastern Airlines or Chinese Airlines during the entire trip. Direct flight from Shanghai to Delhi, which is safe and comfortable. 

Fully enjoy the beautiful scenery: seven wonders of the world—Taj Maha, Pink City—Jaipur, the Ganges River, the cradleland of Buddhism—Sarnath.

Special gift: airport pickup with flowers, a bottle of mineral water each day. 

Accommodation: Five-star hotel of the entire trip, including the unique hotels in Bharatpur and Pushkar 

Schedule for reference: 

Day 1: China—New Delhi

Assemble at the airport and go to the capital of India, New Delhi, by air. Have a rest at the hotel after arrival. 

Meal: Breakfast (self-care); lunch (self-care); Dinner (self-care). 

Accommodation: New Delhi (hotel for reference: Raddisson,Taj,Crowne Plaza). 

Day 2: New Delhi—Jaipur

After breakfast, drive to the Jaipur and visit the Jantar Mantar (visiting time of about 40 minutes). The building, built in 1728 by Jai Singh, is an observatory with a variety of strange sculptures. Every instrument inside the observatory can be used for special purposes, such as measuring the location, height, and azimuth of stars, calculating eclipse and so on. Some of the instruments are still in use. 

Then go to the City Palace (visiting time of about 80 minutes). Located in the center of the old city, it is one of the best preserved  historical sites in India. This palace was built by Rajasthan in 1728 after surrendering to the Mughal Empire. The current king of Jaipur still lives in the palace. This royal palace consists of a number of palaces, almost accounting for a quarter of the old street area. 

Shopping: jewelry store for about 40 minutes.

Meal: Meal: Breakfast (buffet); Lunch (buffet); Dinner (buffet). 

Accommodation: Jaipur (hotel for reference: Fern, Park Regis). 

Jantar Mantar  Photographer: Karl D'Mello

City Palace  Photographer: Vaibhav Mupadi

Day 3: Jaipur—Pushkar (Camels' Day)

After breakfast, drive to the Pushkar. After lunch, check in the hotel. Go to the Camel Mela in the afternoon and feel free to shoot until sunset. 

Pushkar is one of the world’s biggest Camel Melas, at which people will take thousands of camels to participate in this annual grant event. The Pushkar Camel Mela now becomes a local distinctive tourist project and its opening is marked by the camel race. People in the Mela make deals through things exchange instead of money in exchange for livestock. Apart from the livestock exchange, it also holds a variety of interesting races, such as artist programs and cultural presentation, attracting tourists from all over the world. 

Meal: Meal: Breakfast (buffet); Lunch (buffet); Dinner (buffet). 

Accommodation: Pushkar (hotel for reference: unique hotels in Pushkar Bagh and Country Inn). 

Camel Mela  Photographer: Aman Chotani

Day 4: Pushkar—Jaipur

After breakfast, continue to take photos in the Camel Mela. Go back to Jaipur after lunch, and have a rest at the hotel after arrival. 

Meal: Meal: Breakfast (buffet); Lunch (buffet); Dinner (buffet). 

Accommodation: Jaipur (hotel for reference: Fern, Park Regis). 

Camel Mela  Photographer: Aman Chotani

Day 5: Jaipur—Bharatpur

After breakfast, visit the Amber Fort (visiting time for at least 100 minutes, including a round trip by Jeep). Firstly built in 1592 by Emperor Man Singh, the Amber Fort was the ancient capital of Jaipur. Composed of palaces of different ages and built along the mountain stream, it is quite stunning. The most famous palace of Amber Fort is the Sheesh Mahal built in 1675. The numerous mirrors on the wall, under the reflection of the sunlight, make the whole palace sparkling and dazzling. 

On the way to the Amber Fort, you can see the Jal Mahal in the central of the lake. In the 16th century, the Emperor of Rajasthan ordered people to build this palace on the water to spend the hot summer. The royal family can arrive here only by boat.

Then go to the Palace of Winds (visiting time of at least 15 minutes). The Palace of Winds was built in the middle 18th century and its pink walls and numerous windows  attracted lots of attention. Every time when the bright moon hangs high in the sky, the whole palace will glitter, so it is also called the “Moon Palace”. 

In the afternoon, drive to the Bharatpur.

Shopping: Cloth dyeing store for 40 minutes.

Meal: Meal: Breakfast (buffet); Lunch (buffet); Dinner (buffet). 

Accommodation: Bharatpur (hotel for reference: Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel). 

 Amber Fort  Photographer: Kanthi Kiran 

Palace of Winds  Photographer: Hunaid Hussain

Day 6: Bharatpur—Agra—Delhi

After breakfast, visit the Fatehpur Sikri, one of the most splendid sites in India. It was built by the third generation of the Mughal Empire, Emperor Akbar. This ancient town was built on the rocky plateau, surrounded by the wall on three sides, with towers and gates. The main buildings of the city were built of red sandstone and patterned by the white marble. The city is divided into the mosque region and the palace region. 

The drive to the Taj Mahal (about 50 kilometers, a 1-hour drive). After arrival, visit the Taj Mahal (visiting time for more than 90 minutes, closed on Friday). It is a huge mausoleum mosque built with white marble, and was  built under the command of the Emperor of Mughal, Shah Jahan, to commemorate his beloved concubine. It stated from 1631 and finished in 1653. It is the perfect treasure of Indian Muslim art and one of the masterpieces of the world heritage, known as the “Perfect Building” and the “Pearl of India”. 

Then visit the Agra Port (visiting time of at least 90 minutes). The Agra Port, along with the Taj Mahal across the river, is a testimony of an immortal love story. 

Go back to the Delhi in the afternoon.

Shopping: cappa and carpet shop for about 30 minutes; marble handicraft shop for about 30 minutes

Meal: Breakfast (buffet); Lunch (buffet); Dinner (buffet). 

Accommodation: Delhi (hotel for reference: Raddisson Blu, Crowne Plaza). 

 Agra Port  Photographer: Jose MNG

Day 7: Deli—Varanasi

After breakfast, go to Varanasi. After lunch, go to Sarnath (visiting time for about 3 hours). It is one of the most important Buddhist sites of India. The Sarnath is one of India’s significant Buddhist sites and the well-known Buddhist holy land. It is said that Sakyamuni completed his first discourse here, along with another five Buddhist monks. They are the earliest Buddhist group in the world. 

Next, go to the Archaeological Museume, which houses collects cultural relics unearthed in Sarnath, including many treasures of the Indian Buddhism art, like the over 300 pictures. This region also unearthed lots of statues of different ages. Among them, the most distinguished is the Lion Capital of Ashoka, now the emblem of India and the treasure of the museum. 

Then watch the grand prayer ceremony in the Ganges River and go back to the hotel. 

Meal: Breakfast (buffet); Lunch (buffet); Dinner (buffet). 

Accommodation: Delhi (hotel for reference: Hindustan International, Clarks). 

Day 8: Varanasi—Deli

After breakfast, visit the Tomb of Mahatma Gandhi (visiting time of about 30 minutes). Located on the bank of the Jumna river, it is the tomb of the “Mahatma” Gandhi, the father of India. The tomb is extremely simple without any ornaments. However, it attracts numerous people in white national costumes from far and near on holidays to mourn the host of the tomb. 

Then drive through the Hindu Residential Palace in the European style (view from the car) and the Parliament Of India (view from the car).

Visit the India Gate on the Rajpath (visiting time for about 20 minutes). The India Gate, established in 1921 and designed by Edwin Landseer Lutyens, was initially known as “All India War Memorial”, in memory of the British Indian soldiers the “excellent photographer of the Global Trip” and received the Certificate of Honor. The winner gets a free upgrade to the senior member of the Global Trip. 

Charges include: 

Expenditure: undetermined.

The specific time of the trip: November 5. 

1. Round-trip tickets from any city of China to Delhi;

2. The oversea air-conditioned tour coach;

3. The five-star hotel of the entire trip, standard double room, including breakfast. If there is a natural single room, please make up the price difference;

4. The listed food (mainly Chinese food in Delhi, buffet at hotel in other cities); 

5. The listed tickets for attractions;

6. The tourist visa of India (Tourists should pay the charge of endorsement for personal reasons). 

7. A bottle of mineral water each day.

8. Charges of foreign tour guides and drivers tip: tips include fees for tour guides, drivers, waiters, and bellboys);

9. Travel insurance.

Charge exclude:

1. Please prepare the private passport (please assure the validity period is at least half a year if you entrust us to apply;

2. Self-paying projects and personal consumption (such as telephone bill, dry-cleaning bill, excess baggage charges, tips);

3. Price difference for single room: 2500 yuan. One must pay if he or she lives in a single room, and we will return the overcharge or demand payment of the shortage;

4. Charges caused by the force majeure, such as strikes, weather, road interruption, flight cancellations or delays, and natural disasters, or, charges in circumstances beyond the control of the travel agency. The travel agency can adjust the schedule accordingly, and require the additional cost if the cost increases;


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