The Golden Triangle Tour with Chandrabhaga Fair Jhalawar
(13 Days / 12 Nights)
(Delhi-Jaipur-Pachewar-Bundi-Jhalawar-Kota-Ranthambore-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Delhi)
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Chandrabhaga Fair Jhalawar
The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalrapatan (6 kms from Jhalawar)  in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan state in India, in the month of kartik, i.e Oct-Nov. On the full moon night of 'kartik purnima', thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the Chadrabhaga River, which is considered as a holy river by the people residing here. The fair, held on the last day of kartik, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy waters at this spot, which is known as Chandravati.

Huge cattle fair which combine religion with commerce is held here. Farm animals like cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are brought here from the distant parts for sale. Traders from different parts of Madhya-Pradesh and Maharashtra converge here and brisk trading takes place. The fair gives a very good opportunity to the tourists to know more about the rituals, traditions and also about the people of this region.
 


Rajasthan has occupied an important place among the various tourist destinations. There are numerous tourist attractions in Rajasthan that make for a great time for the tourists who come here to pay a visit. The indomitable forts, splendid palaces, fascinating wildlife and serene lakes are some of the things that form the hallmark of this place. One of the most striking things that truly deserve the attention of the tourists is the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. There are numerous fairs and festivals of Rajasthan and each fair has its own significance. The Chandrabhaga Fair, Jhalawar is one such fair that really calls for a glimpse of it.

Celebrations

Chandrabhaga Fair in Rajasthan is held in great reverence and a lot of people take part in this gala event. A lot of pilgrims flock into Jhalawar on the banks of river Chandrabhaga on the holy occasion of the full moon night that takes place in the month of October and November. The festival is named after this festival and this river is considered very sacred by the people. In the Chandrabhaga Fair, Jhalawar a lot of people flock by the holy river and take a dip into the river since they are of the view that by doing so they will have their souls purified. The people also offer the prayers at this sacred place of worship.
 

The River Chadrabhaga runs here and is considered holy by the people residing in this part of Rajasthan. On the Full moon night of 'Kartik purnima', thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the river. The fair, held on the last day of Kartik, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy waters at this spot which is known as Chandravati.

A big cattle fair which blends religion with commerce is held here. Livestock like Cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are brought from distant parts for sale. Traders from various parts of Madhya-Pradesh and Maharashtra converge here and brisk trading takes place. The fair provides an opportunity for the tourists to acquaint themselves with the people of this region and their rituals and traditions.


Rajasthan has occupied an important place among the various tourist destinations. There are numerous tourist attractions in Rajasthan that make for a great time for the tourists who come here to pay a visit. The indomitable forts, splendid palaces, fascinating wildlife and serene lakes are some of the things that form the hallmark of this place. One of the most striking things that truly deserve the attention of the tourists is the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. There are numerous fairs and festivals of Rajasthan and each fair has its own significance. The Chandrabhaga Fair, Jhalawar is one such fair that really calls for a glimpse of it.

Chandrabhaga Fair in Rajasthan is held in great reverence and a lot of people take part in this gala event. A lot of pilgrims flock into Jhalawar on the banks of river Chandrabhaga on the holy occasion of the full moon night that takes place in the month of October and November. The festival is named after this festival and this river is considered very sacred by the people. In the Chandrabhaga Fair, Jhalawar a lot of people flock by the holy river and take a dip into the river since they are of the view that by doing so they will have their souls purified. The people also offer the prayers at this sacred place of worship.
 

This fair is marked by a large number of livestock that include: cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks that are brought from the distant places and are displayed for the purpose of sale. Both religious and commercial purpose served. The traders also flock at the Chandrabhaga Fair from the far off places such as Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh since it is a good opportunity for them to do business and make money. Jhalawar is well connected by both rail and road and can be easily accessed from Kota, Bundi and Jaipur by rail network.


Chandrabhaga Fair - Jhalawad, Rajasthan (November)
24-26 November, 2015
12-14 November, 2016
 



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 to Day 07 Chandrabhaga Fair: Pachewar Bundi - Jhalawar (about 280 kms / 5-6 Hours)
After break fast we derive to Jhalawar. via Bundi. Enroute we will visit Bundi. Set in a narrow encircling gorge, the palaces and fortress of Bundi have a fairy tale like quality about them. Isolated and independent, the entire township appears like a miniature painting, frozen in time for the traveler. Bundi is also known for its baolis or step-wells. we visit the Bundi palace. This palace built of locally quarried stone, presents one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Intricately carved brackets, pillars and balconies and sculpted elephants are used liberally. The Diwan-I-Aam, Hathi Pol and the Naubat Khana are the main places located inside the palace. The famous Chitra Shala which provides a colourful glimpse of history is also located inside the palace. The walls and ceilings of this palace are completely covered with paintings of the Bundi School. After visiting the Bundi we move towards the Jhalawar. we come across the red poppy fields and the orange laden orchards. In the evening arrive in Jhalawar.
 
Day 07. Jhalawar
After having breakfast we visit the town of Jhalawar. Jhalawar or the land of the 'Jhalas' was created in 1838 and has a charm of its own. Jhalawar district is known for the Chandrabhaga fair, celebrated every year in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river. The main area of interest in Jhalawar is the fort which is located in the centre of the town. This fort now houses various district offices. The Zanana Khas portion of the fort houses some exquisite paintings on walls and mirrors.
 
Day 08. Jhalawar - Kota - Ranthambore (about 235 kms / 5-6 Hours)
Today after the breakfast we leave for Ranthambore. via Kota. Enroute we visit Kota. Earlier Kota was the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi. In Kota we will visit the city fort and palace. This type of fort-palace complex is one of the largest to be found in the state of Rajasthan.  After visiting we move towards 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 09. 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 10. Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 250 km / 5-6 Hours)

In the early morning we again explore the park on jeeps. After the Jeep Safari and perhaps with the memories of our encounter with tiger 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. Agra
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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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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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: International Flights, Camera fees, gratitude, drinks and personal expenses of any nature!

  

Note:

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 Florence, Delhi***

Delhi

3

Hotel Ramada / Park Prime****

Jaipur

2

Fort Pachewar (Heritage)***

Pachewar

1

Hotel Bundi Haveli, Bundi (Heritage)**

Jhalawar

2

Hotel Tiger Den (Resort)***

Ranthambore

  2

Hotel Howard Park Plaza****

   Agra

   2

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.

 

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