PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR 2024
13 DAYS AND 12 NIGHTS – INDIA – NOV 01 – NOV 13, 2024

3275 USD

PER PERSON ALL INCLUSIVE*

Large grounds, vibrant crowd, and herds of camels all around are the epic scene you witness when you are at the Pushkar Camel Fair Photo Tour. 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.

This Pushkar Camel fair Photo tour will be lead by Harsh Agarwal or Arti Agarwal. You can see some of their personal work on his website www.harshtravelphotography.com “

With Photography Tours in IndiaMind-boggling opportunities for Pushkar camel fair photography await as you head down the dunes to Pushkar lake and fairground. There will be herds of camel and a couple of 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 photography 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, and Jodhpur, this itinerary is designed for photographers, maximizing the Pushkar fair photography opportunities and also presenting chances to photograph the real India and its culture that you can’t get anywhere else. In this Pushkar camel fair photo expedition, you will also stay in a heritage property known for its nomadic rabari tribes and experience a rural train ride in Aravali hills. 

Pushkar Camel Fair Photography Expeditions
2024: Nov 1- Nov 13, 2024.
2025: Oct 21- Nov 3, 2025.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 13 days journey through mysterious and incredible India in this Pushkar Camel Fair Photography Tour
  • Great photo opportunities at the Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Photo opportunities for streets, portraits, and architecture photography.
  • 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.
  • Optional Varanasi Extension.

Highlights of your journey

Day 01

ARRIVAL AT DELHI

  • Arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Our representative will greet and assist you to the coach.
  • Transfer to your Hotel. This starts with an orientation meeting of Pushkar Camel Fair Photography Tour followed by Dinner. Check-in and overnight in Delhi
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Day 02

DELHI- AGRA (204 KMS/3.5 HRS)

  • 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. Enjoy a  magical sunset view of Taj Mahal. 
  • 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

AGRA

  • 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 the splendid view of Taj Mahal at sunrise.
  • Return to 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

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Day 04

AGRA-JAIPUR (237 KMS/ 5 HRS)

  • After breakfast, drive to Jaipur
  • Enroute 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

JAIPUR- THE PINK CITY

  • 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 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 to 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 photography 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. The trade goes on day and night and brisk deals are made with animals exchanged. It is a gathering of men with large colorful turbans, women wrapped in exquisite jewelry from head to toe, and children dressed in stunning, traditional attire- great subjects for Pushkar fair photography Tour.
  • Enjoy the performance from Kalbelia gypsies followed by Dinner. Overnight in camps.

Day 07

PUSHKAR

  • 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

  • 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

DEOGARH- JODHPUR

  •  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. 
  • Continue your drive to Jodhpur. You can spot Rabari nomadic herders 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 rooftop restaurant of the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10

JODHPUR

  • Sunrise walking tour to a nearby hill to capture the view of Mehrangarh Fort and the old city of Jodhpur is also a significant part of the Pushkar camel fair photography tour. Return to Hotel for breakfast.
  • Later visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the grandest forts in India and Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaph.
  • In evening, walk around Clock Tower market to capture 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.
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Day 11

JODHPUR - DELHI (FLIGHT)

  • 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 12

DELHI

  • 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 13

DELHI

  • After breakfast, transfer to the International Airport and connect flight for onward journey.
  • You can add a Varanasi optional extension to this tour. If you join Varanasi, you will board a flight to Varanasi. After arrival, transfer and overnight in Hotel.

Varanasi Extension

Day 13- Day 15

As an optional extension, we will visit Varanasi – known as Kashi or Benaras, the oldest inhabited city in the world. Varanasi is also known as the city of death and rebirth. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. 

Day 14

VARANASI

  • 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, an 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 takes 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. Ganpati Guest House

Day 15

VARANASI - DELHI | DEPARTURE

  • Today morning, visit Akhadas (Mud Wrestling) and observe their wrestling styles. This Akhadas tradition goes back 5000 years in this old living City which still practices the old way of Wrestling. Return to the Hotel for breakfast.
  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport and connect flight to Delhi.
  • Departure at the International airport in Delhi.

Price Details

GROUP SIZE – 4-8 participants

Price per person – 3275 USD

Single Room supplement – 1175 USD

Varanasi Extension – 1245 USD per person (with Flights Delhi-Varanasi-Delhi)

Varanasi Extension Single Room supplement – 185 USD per person

Hotels

City
Hotel
Delhi
Pride Plaza Aerocity/Similar
Agra
Trident/Similar
Jaipur
Trident/Similar
Pushkar
Deluxe Swiss Tents/ Similar
Jodhpur
Pal Haveli/ Similar
Delhi
Leela Ambiance Convention/ Similar

Package Inclusions

  • 12 Nights’ accommodation at listed hotels or similar
  • All meals (B L D)
  • Private airconditioned vehicle during the tour
  • All activities and visits specified in the itinerary
  • Flight from Jodhpur to Delhi
  • 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

Package Exclusions

  • 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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