H ave you waited for Holi all this while? If you want to celebrate Holi of a lifetime amidst the unconventional crowd from all corners of the world - North India, North East India, Russia, Europe, Australia.
When it smells of moist sand and winter mist, you know you've reached Pushkar. Pushkar is a tiny town dwelled between the Aravalis of the west and the plains of east Rajasthan. Not just Indians, but backpackers and tourists come together at Pushkar every year for a Holi of a lifetime.
The essence much defines Rajasthan is none other than Jaipur, which is barely a two-hour drive from Pushkar and is worth a city to stumble upon. So we decided to give you the best of sands with a visit to the legendary color-throwing fests where you could feast on some delectable food and celebrate Holi in the backpacker's way.
What is included in the tour
- Transportation from Gurugram IFFCO Chowk metro and back
- Luxury AC coach
- 4 meals in total — 3 Breakfast + 1 Dinner
- 3 star/4star hotel stay in Pushkar; Pushkar Bagh Resort or similar Onboard trip captain and 24 hours call assistance
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal expenses and any entry fees to museums, forts, monasteries, etc.
- Any other meals apart from the ones mentioned above
- Dinner at Chokhi Dhani Anything else not mentioned under inclusions
- 5% GST Extra
Day 1 : Gurugram to Pushkar
You have arrived in Pushkar at 6 AM in the morning followed by a Maharaja size breakfast meal, because, tummy's crying! Freshen up by noon at the hotel only to paint yourself in rainbows of magical Holi celebrations in the streets of Pushkar. The ceremonies will be followed by Holi sweet tasting with some Rabri Malpua, special Lassi that'll calm your senses to sky and back.
It's early evening and time to head back to the hotel to get cleaned up. Since the dose of 'Lassi' would be quite strong, our rest of the evening will be relaxed and coupled with live music and socializing. You can also indulge in the optional Safaris in the Pushkar Desert.
Day 2 : Pushkar - Ajmer - Jaipur
After an epic day, I know it's difficult, but gear up boy, we need to wake up early and soothe our eyes with cold water and head for a yummy breakfast buffet. In today's itinerary, we have scheduled a visit to Ajmer. We'll also be visiting Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, the only Brahma Temple in the world which is dedicated to the Hindu creator - Lord Brahma
Ajmer Sharif Dargah is located very close to Pushkar. Akbar and his queen used to come here by foot on pilgrimage from Agra every year in observance of a vow where he prayed for a son. Besides the shrine, some of the main attractions of the place are Buland Darwaza and the famous Pushkar Lake.
This trip is designed keeping your preferences in mind. The ones who have had a boastful weekend and call it a trip, can head back to Gurgaon in our bus by late evening. For the ones who've not had enough of Rajasthan, will have an uninterrupted departure to Jaipur tonight. The city of forts and mahals is just a 2 hours drive from Pushkar. But just before that, let's head for dinner at the Luxury Heritage Hotel & Ethnic Resort Rajasthan, Chokhi Dhani for a lavish Breakfast.
Day 3 : Jaipur to Gurugram
This day, we wake you up slightly earlier than usual, because you have just a day to explore the Pink City, Jaipur. Breakfast will be served at the hotel. it's a treat to witness the magic of Jaipur for the ones who stayed back.
For the first timers, we promise you wouldn't have seen such beautiful heritage sites. While listening to the tales of our courageous Rajput Kings, Thakurs and beautiful princesses, you will be awed like a child seeing the phenomenal architectures like the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort and the local flea markets to splurge on some Rajasthani junk jewelry & handicrafts.
It's evening already (5 PM) and time to wind up and settle in the bus to head back home, Gurugram. We'll wake you up time and again to favour the stunning landscapes of Aravalis before you reach Gurgaon at about midnight.