17 DAYS AND 16 NIGHTS - INDIA – OCT 21 - NOV 6 , 2025

5245 USD


Large grounds, vibrant crowd and herds of camel all around are the epic scene you witness when you are at the Pushkar Camel Fair. Also known as Pushkar Mela, it is one of the largest camel fairs in the world.  It is an opportunity for villagers from distant and adjacent villages to assemble together and relish in the dazzling style and tones, a pleasant break from their hard living in the desert.

Mind-boggling Pushkar Camel fair photography opportunities await as you head down the dunes to Pushkar lake and fairground with Photography Tours India as your sincere guide. There will be herds of camel and a couple hundred thousand people: turbaned men, bejeweled and extravagantly draped women, kids, camels, goats and cattle, all heading in and settling in where the action is.

This Pushkar camel fair tour doesn’t stop only at the fair, though beyond Pushkar is the rest of Rajasthan and Delhi with some more surprises waiting to be discovered. From Delhi to Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur, this itinerary is designed for photographers, maximizing the photo opportunities and presenting chances to photograph the real India and its culture that you can’t get anywhere else.

Last, but not least, the Dev Diwali photography tour in Varanasi. Dev Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in Varanasi. It is celebrated on the full moon night during the Hindu month of Karthik (Karthik Purnima), after 15 days of Diwali. Thousands of visitors come to Varanasi on this day to see the city decorated in its best during the festival.

People take bath in the Ghats in the morning performing their customary rituals and, in the evening, each and every ghat decorated with lamps. It is one of the most spectacular sights of the Pushkar fair photography tour in India.

This Pushkar Camel fair and Dev Diwali  Photography tour will be led by Harsh Agarwal or Arti Agarwal. You can see some of their work on his website www.harshtravelphotography.com


  • 17 days journey through mysterious and incredible India
  • Photo opportunities at Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Visit Old Delhi and Spice Market.
  • Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Stepwell and Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Sunset view of Hawa Mahal.
  • Flower and milk market of Jaipur.
  • Stay in a heritage property.
  • Rural train ride in Aravali Hills on 1930s British track.
  • Experience Indian culture and unique Indian festivals
  • Explore the Blue city of Jodhpur and Mehrangarh Fort
  • Dev Diwali in Varanasi

Detailed Itinerary of your journey

Day 01


  • Arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Our representative will greet and assist you to the coach.
  • Transfer to your Hotel. Check-in and overnight in Delhi.

Day 02


  • After breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival, check-in Hotel
  • In evening, visit Tomb of Itmad-ud-daula, known as Baby Taj. Later visit Mehtab Bagh, the famous garden overseeing the Taj Mahal located on the banks of the Yamuna River.
  • Evening at leisure. You will get an opportunity to buy or hire beautiful traditional dress to make your visit to Taj mahal more memorable. Back to Hotel early to be prepared for next day.

Day 03


  • Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Our photography guide will give you all the key information and take you to all the best sites for photography to make sure your experience of visiting the Taj Mahal is as fulfilling as possible.
  • Later, a boat ride in the Yamuna river is one of the finest ways to get a splendid view of the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
  • Return to the Hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Agra Fort– one of the grandest forts in India. Spot beautiful demonstrations of Marble inlay work dispersed all around the city. Relish the ancient artistry of local artists of Agra.
  • We will shoot the Taj Mahal at sunset from a less explored vantage point in the evening. Back to the Hotel. Overnight in Agra.
* Taj Mahal is closed on Friday

*BOAT TOUR: Please note that this Boat ride depends upon the water level at the river during that point in time and it’s subject to availability, weather conditions, securities rules, etc. on that particular day. If a Boat ride is not possible, enjoy the sunrise from Mehtab Bagh


Day 04


  • After breakfast, drive to Jaipur
  • Later visit Abhaneri. This stepwell is regarded as one of India’s deepest and largest step wells.
  • On arrival in Jaipur, check in the hotel.
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hotel.


Day 05


  • After early breakfast, start your Jaipur tour with Panna Meena stepwell – its pastel-shaded plaster makes it an excellent photogenic backdrop.
  • Continue your visit to visit Amber Fort. Our photography guide will ensure you capture photos from different stops and angles. Play with your creative skills with palaces as backdrops and local people in their traditional attires as elements.
  • After lunch, Visit the principal residence of Jaipur’s present ruling family, the City Palace.
  • Later visit Jantar Mantar. This UNESCO World Heritage site will amaze visitors for its several astronomical and astrological tools used by researchers of ancient India.
  • You can experience the carpet weaving, the block printing demonstration, and the Turban wearing which plays a vital role in Rajasthani life.
  • In the evening, a warm session of Hi-Tea and early dinner at Café “The Tattoo” opposite the Hawa Mahal offers a great way to conclude the evening by taking pictures of the Hawa Mahal in its full glory. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 06

Jaipur –PUSHKAR (140 Kms/ 3.5 hrs)

  • Early morning, visit the famous Flower Market and Milk Market. In the morning the market is almost always buzzing with flower sellers and milk sellers, dressed in their traditional attires –men in white dhotis and kurtas offering the purest milk products available anywhere! In the flower market, ladies make garlands of roses, marigolds, and jasmine, buyers and sellers haggling for fresh flowers.
  • Continue drive to Pushkar a sacred city for Hindus. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the fourth, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and camel fair, which you can wonderfully enjoy while embarking on the Pushkar camel fair tour.
  • Upon arrival, we will check into our Swiss tents. We’ll have three days to revel in the amazing spectacle called Pushkar. Thousands of camels, horses and cattle, along with their owners, camp in the sand dunes. Trade goes on day and night and brisk deals are made animals exchanged. It is a gathering of men with large colourful turbans, women wrapped in exquisite jewellery from head to toe, and children dressed in stunning, traditional attire- great subjects for Pushkar fair photography.
  • Enjoy performance from Kalbelia gypsies followed by Dinner. Overnight in camps.

Day 07


  • Early morning visit to fair ground for some exclusive Pushkar fair photography. Mind-boggling photo opportunities await as you head down the dunes to Pushkar lake and fairground. All in all, it makes for a photographer’s delight. Later return to camp for breakfast and rest.
  • After lunch proceed to fairground again. During this time, you will also visit the Brahma temple as well as Pushkar Lake where thousands of people bath and worship every day. It gives us opportunity to capture portraits of villagers in their traditional attires. Overnight in the camp.

Day 08

PUSHKAR - DEOGARH (175 kms/ 3.5 hrs)

  • Early morning visit to Fair Ground (optional). After breakfast drive to Deogarh.
  • The drive is fascinating, as you will spot hordes of local women baking dung paddies, drawing water from wells, and carrying water pots. Spot women and men dressed in colorful saris and dresses and turbans respectively working in fields hand in hand.
  • On arrival, check in at the Hotel. You should find the pace of Deogarh rather pleasant compared to the busy schedule of previous cities.
  • Tonight, accommodation is Deogarh Mahal’s 17th-century palace now converted to a luxury heritage hotel. Relax and immerse yourself in this beautiful palace. You can walk leisurely in this small village.
  • You will enjoy an evening jeep safari in nearby villages.
  • Overnight in Deogarh Palace.

Day 09


  • After breakfast, we will visit a nearby train station for a rural train ride.
  •  Today you will board a rural train running on a 1930s British track. The train traverses through Aravali Hills and jungles through tunnels and bridges. Enjoy the mesmeric and eye-popping sceneries, intermingle with the locals and countless monkeys that greet you en route. 
  • Lunch in a heritage property nearby.
  • Walk in the village market—ample photo opportunities for portraits.
  • You can spot Rabari nomadic herders on the way.
  • Back to Deogarh. Evening at leisure. 


Day 10

DEOGARH- JODHPUR (140 Kms/ 3 hrs)

  • After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur.
  • The drive is scenic, will village scenes on the way.
  • On arrival, check in at the Hotel. Enjoy a relaxed evening in Jodhpur.
  • Enjoy the sunset view of Mehrangarh Fort from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11


  • Sunrise walking tour to nearby hill to capture the view of Mehrangarh Fort and old city of Jodhpur. Return to Hotel.
  • After breakfast, visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the grandest forts in India, and Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaph.
  • In the evening, walk around Clock Tower market to capture the daily life of local people. The photography guide will take you deep into the laneways and homes of Jodhpur with its maze of brightly painted blue homes. The play of light in the passageways, the exotic architecture, the colorful local dress, and the dramatic backdrop of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort provide an abundance of photographic opportunities.
  • A leisure stroll around the beautiful Blue City of Jodhpur is the best way to explore Jodhpur’s ancient culture and traditions. You will witness Local women selling essential home items in shacks and stalls. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12


  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport and connect flight to Delhi. Day at leisure.
  • In evening, a short visit to a Sikh Temple, known as Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. You can watch (and join if you like) the langar, the voluntary group cooking and feeding program at the Gurudwara.
  • Overnight in Hotel

Day 13


  • After breakfast, visit the Jama Mosque, India’s largest mosque and drive through the famed Red Fort
  • Explore the bustling market of Chandni Chowk. You can either take a Rickshaw Ride or walk through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi.
  • Next stop is the famous Spice market – it is well known that India is famous for spices. A small walk in largest spice bazaar of Asia- this place is not only a wholesale market for spices, but is also a very popular tourist destination. To watch how spices of different colours, aroma and flavours are loaded by rusty hands, carried and unloaded – is a magical marvel in itself.
  • Visit Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi memorial and Drive pass India Gate and Govt Buildings (President’s house and Secretariat Houses)
  • After lunch, explore the majesty and the beauty of Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower established by first Islamic monarchs of the country.

Day 14


  • After breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi.
  • On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 15


  • Rise very early this morning to experience the life of this ancient city. See the beauty of the rising sun on the boat ride on the holy river Ganges.
  • Experience the early morning rituals of the Hindus being performed, thousands of people taking a bath in the holy river and offering flowers and holy water to the Sun God.
  • After breakfast, excursion trip to Sarnath. Explore the deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha first imparted knowledge regarding Dharma and Karma.
  • In the evening Old City walking tour. Walk through the oldest and most famous narrow lanes of the city, past the endless human panorama – pilgrims, worshipers, sadhus, children selling flowers and floating lights to place in the river – to arrive at the Ghats at the Ganges to witness the Aarti Ceremony which is part of the evening pooja or prayers.
  • During the ceremony deepas (oil lamps) are offered to Mother Ganga with thanks and devotion for the light of the sun and for her divine light. As the fire ceremony take place, bells are rung and chanting and singing provide a fascinating, magical and spiritual conclusion to the day’s end. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 16


  • For one day is barely enough to capture the essence of Varanasi, we make sure that our photographers get to fully experience the city’s magic by going on walking tours of the Ghats. Witness Akhadas (Mud Wrestling) and observe their wrestling styles. This Akhadas tradition goes back 5000 years in this old living City which still practice the old way of Wrestling. Return to Hotel for breakfast.
  • Afternoon at leisure to be ready for action in evening.
  • In evening enjoy Dev Diwali, a festival day when all the Ghats will be decorated with oil lamps. The Dev Diwali photography tour offers a sight that you will never forget, and would want to record every one of those fine moments in your camera. Overnight in Varanasi.
  • Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 17


  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport and connect flight to Delhi.
  • Departure at Delhi International Airport.

Price Details

GROUP SIZE – 2-8 participants

Price per person – 5245 USD

Single Room supplement – 1875 USD


Package Inclusions

  • 16 Nights’ accommodation at listed hotels or similar on a double-sharing basis.
  • All meals (B L D)
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during the tour
  • All activities and visits specified in the itinerary
  • Flight from Jodhpur to Delhi and Delhi – Varanasi – Delhi
  • Boat ride in Varanasi
  • Only at Pushkar Fair: Tented Camp. Swiss tents with private attached toilets with running cold water. Hot water will be provided in the morning and evening. There will be proper beds as well as electricity in each tent
  • English speaking Photography Guide cum Tour Escort
  • Unlimited packaged drinking water.
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Government Service Tax
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Package Exclusions

  • International Airfares
  • Meals not mentioned as being included
  • Personal extras, such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.
  • Tips & gratuities to porters, drivers and Guide.
  • Visa fees, Airport taxes, Camera/Video fees
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

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