| Winter & Summer Festival Tour, Mount Abu
|Summer Festival - Mount Abu . - May
Winter Festival - Mount Abu - December
Come every Winter & Summer, Indian Festival Tours would be delighted to take you to the "The Winter & Summer Festival held every year in December & May at Mount Abu , which is coolest Hill Station in Rajasthan situated at a high altitude. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of hill station, who welcomes you from the depth of their hearts. The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic location made this festival a never to be forgotten experience. The festival begins with a ceremonial procession, which starts from hotel Shikhar and gather at the Nakki Lake , followed by folk performances of Rajasthan & Gujrat states. The grand finale of the Festival a display of dazzling fire works all three days. The second and third day of the festival is more interesting because of various competitions that take place the whole day. Skating Race, skater's Show, Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan add to the excitements of the celebration
Winter & Summer Festival Tour calendar
|Winter Festival Tour
|29 - 31 Dec-2013
|29 - 31 Dec-2014
|29 - 31 Dec-2015
|Summer Festival Tour
|23 - 25 May-2013
|12 - 14 May-2014
|02 - 04 May-2015
|SPECIAL WINTER & SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR
Day 01 ARRIVE DELHI
Assistance on arrival at the Delhi airport with garlands and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02 IN DELHI
Morning after breakfast , proceed for a full day Sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi Among some of the most interesting highlights of your city tour of Old and New Delhi are Humayuns Tomb. Laxmi Narayan Temple , the Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat and Qutab Minar etc.
Day 03 DELHI-AGRA
Morning after breakfast, depart by surface to Agra and upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra city visiting Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 - 1573 with its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers. Most of the buildings originally built by Akbar were destroyed and were replaced by his grandson Shah Jehan. The only surviving structure from Akbar's period apart from the solid sand stone ramparts and the gateway is the Jehangir Mahal. It is the biggest private residence in the complex and its architecture indicates strong influences from Hindu overtones. Taj Mahal , built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, this beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below. Beneath the dome are the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jehan.
Day 04 AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR
Morning after breakfast, departure by surface to Jaipur (240 Kms/7 hrs approx.) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Mughal India . Among the principal attractions of Fatehpur Sikri are the large audience halls, palaces, the Mosques, the tomb of Salim Chishti, The Panchmahal, and the Buland Darwaza, Which is among the biggest gates in Asia. Upon arrival check - in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 IN JAIPUR
Morning after early breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728 by Jeep. Visit the Jagmandir of the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali . Later sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Among the principal sights are the Jantar Mantar of the Observatory, The Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, the City Palace & Museum. Jaipur is also a major center of precious and semi precious stones, jewellery, cotton textiles and the typical Blue Pottery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 JAIPUR-KOTA
Morning after breakfast depart by surface to Kota . Upon arrival check - in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kota visit enormous City Palace and Brij Vilas Museum and then proceed to Jhalarapatan for Surya Temple . Also visit Gagron Fort and the ancient temple of Chandrabhaga situated on the bank of river Chandravati. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 KOTA-BUNDI-KOTA
After breakfast visit Bundi - the small, rustic town of Bundi was the capital of one of the erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan. It is known for its palaces, baolis (step wells) and water tanks. The monuments and their architecture reflect the splendour of the local Rajput chiefs. The walls of the palaces at Bundi are decorated with life-size frescoes depicting the glory of its rulers. Bundi is famous for its monuments and especially its fort, which preserves the glorious legacy of its erstwhile Rajput rulers. The Taragarh fort, built in 1354, with its imposing structure of stone, is situated on a steep hill and has massive battlements and ramparts. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 KOTA-CHITTORGARH-UDAIPUR
Morning after breakfast departure by surface to the Udaipur route visiting Chittorgarh. Chittor, said to be originally built by Mighty Bhim, one of the Pandava heros in the Mahabharata legend. Also visit the Vijay Stambh with nine storeys and 37 metres high built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujrat in 1440. Kirti Stambh, the Tower of fame 22 metres high is covered with figures from Jain Pantheon Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 IN UDAIPUR
Morning after breakfast, sightseeing tour of Udaipur city. Among the places visited are the City Palace - a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake. A conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the Triple arched gate "Tripolia" with eight marble porticos; the Jagdish temple- built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo - Aryan temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with note worthy sculpted images; the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, which houses an interesting collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, paintings etc; the Saheliyon ki Bari with its many fountains etc. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 UDAIPUR-MOUNT ABU
Morning after breakfast, depart by surface to Mt. Abu and upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mt. Abu visiting the Dilwara Temple and the Nakki Lake . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 MOUNT ABU - Winter or Summer Festival.
Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed to see the Winter or Summer Festival activities in Mt. Abu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 MOUNT ABU- AHMEDABAD
Morning after breakfast depart by surface to Ahmedabad en route visiting Patan and Modhera. Continue by car to Ahmedabad. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.
Day 13 AHMEDABAD
Morning after breakfast, sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad - some of the principal attractions are the Jumma Masjid, Sarkhej Roza, Rani Rupmati Masjid, Siddi Syed Mosque, Tran Darwaza, Dada Harini Vav, Gandhi Ashram, etc. Also visit to the Calico Textile Museum - one of the finest textile museums in the world with a rare collection of textiles, which date back to 17 th century. Also visit the Shreyas Museum of folk art. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 AHMEDABAD-MUMBAI
Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the morning free. Afternoon departure transfer to the Railway Station to board Shatabdi Express to Mumbai. Assistance on arrival at the Railway Station and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 DEPART MUMBAI
Morning transfer to Gate way of India to take a Motor Launch to Elephanta Caves - the 7 th century sculptures of manifestation of Shiva, containing beautiful carvings, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. These caves are thought to date back to the Silhara kings belonging to the period between 9th - 12th centuries. With the Brahminical resurgence during the reign of Gupta dynasty in 3rd century AD, these great cave dedicated to Lord Shiva exploded into existence at Elephanta. Legends and history suggest that the great warrior prince of Chalukya dynasty Pulkesin ll raised the shrine to celebrate his victory. Historians also suggest that the Kalchuri King Krishnaraja built these caves in 6th century AD
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai city visiting Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Mondays), Fish Aquarium, Jain Temples, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines and Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park and Marine drive. Evening departure transfer to the International airport for flight back home.
CHECK-IN/OUT AT THE HOTELS IS 12 NOON
TRAIN SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
This programme can be tailor made to suite the number of days you have in hand yet showing you this spectacular fair.