A two-hour drive southwest from Jaipur will take us to the holy town of Pushkar, our pilgrimage site for the day.
Our first place of worship is Brahma temple, set majestically high up on a plinth, its tall red spire reaching for the sky. This is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma, the Hindu Creator God. The walls twinkle with light reflecting off hundreds of silver coins, all offered to the God by his devotees. We will see the four-faced, life-sized idol of Brahma and hear his fascinating origin story (move over Wolverine!).
A local restaurant for lunch is next on your prayer list; here we will sample some authentic Rajasthani dishes. Once you have praised God (whichever one you like) for the delicious Indian cuisine you have just eaten, get ready to burn off some of those calories with a stroll around Pushkar Lake, one of the holiest sites in the country. Hindus believe that bathing in the waters of this dreamy lake will wash away all the sins of your life.
As we walk, you may see pilgrims taking ceremonial baths, using the steps (known as Ghats) to descend into the holy water. Hindu devotees perform prayers and make colourful offerings to the gods here.
After a chance to explore the town and hit the high street bazaar for some impressive souvenir shopping, we will whisk you back to your hotel. For tips on where else to visit during your stay in Jaipur, be sure to talk to your in-the-know local guide.
Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, roundtrip transportation in private vehicle, entrance fees to all site attractions, mineral water, lunch.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.