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It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs. Apart from the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their pets, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items. In order to demonstrate, the men go up on the group of camels one after another. It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day (the 15th) of Kartik (October–November) in Hindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day.
It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs. Apart from the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their pets, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items. In order to demonstrate, the men go up on the group of camels one after another. It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day (the 15th) of Kartik (October–November) in Hindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day.

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : 10/11/2018

Arrive Delhi

Today, late evening arrive at Delhi International airport. Garland welcome, meet and greet by our team members at the airport followed by a short walk to parking area from where we will board the waiting vehicle and drive 30-40minutes to the hotel for overnight stay. Meals – Nil

Day 2

Date : 11/11/2018

Delhi – Agra By Road: 250Kms/4-5Hrs

Morning after breakfast drive 250Kms approximately 4-5Hours to Agra. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Agra Fort, which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site established besides the eighth wonder of the World – The Taj Mahal. Here one can click the pictures of marvellous architecture of the Agra Fort and also take photos of different culture of India and foreign tourists visiting the fort. From the fort there is also a very good view for the photography of the Taj Mahal and Yamuna River flowing beside this great monument. After visiting Agra Fort drive to one of the greatest monument and eighth wonder of the World – The Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) for photography. The view of Taj Mahal is best during the sunset and sunrise. The view of the monuments when the sun light falls on its top and when the sun is rising is setting down behind the monument is mesmerising. Many photographers spend several days to click the photos of the monument in different shades of sun light and all photos look very special and different from each other. After photography of Taj Mahal drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast at Delhi Hotel, Lunch and dinner at hotel in Agra.

Day 3

Date : 12/11/2018

Agra – Jaipur By Road: 260Kms/4-5Hrs

Early morning, we can arrange The Taj Mahal visit again for sunrise photography at and additional entrance charge. Return to hotel for breakfast and drive further to Jaipur – The Pink City. En-route stop and visit Abhaneri village. Abhaneri was originally named Abha Nagri, which means “city of brightness,” but due to mispronunciation, the name was changed. The city is now in ruins but best for photography and it attracts tourists from across the globe. The village also has “Chand Baori” – A well made of steps which is unique in itself and several creative photographs can be clicked at this spot. After photography drive further 90Kms to Jaipur. On arrival transfer to the hotel for lunch and relax for a while. Later in the afternoon drive to Amer Fort. Here we can find several decorated elephants that carry the tourists from the road to the Fort on the top of a hills. These decorated elephants look very colorful covered in very bright cloth and the photos of tourists on top of these elephants with fort in the background is spectacular. At the Amer Fort we can also take an elephant ride at an additional cost. After visiting Amer Fort drive to Nahargarh Fort for photography from where we get the best view of the Jaipur City. Later drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast at Agra hotel, Lunch and dinner and Jaipur Hotel.

Day 4

Date : 13/11/2018

Jaipur By Road

Fully day sightseeing for photography. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 5

Date : 14/11/2018

Jaipur – Pushkar By Road: 150Kms/3Hrs

Early morning drive to Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) for photography from outside. When the early rays of sun falls on the Wind Palace which has total 953 windows, the view is awesome. We will organize space on the roof top of the market in front of the Wind Palace for sunrise photography. After photography we will walk down to the streets of Jaipur for photography of local market, people and different vendors etc. Return to hotel for breakfast and then drive 150Kms/3Hrs to Pushkar. On arrival transfer to hotel for lunch and relax for a while. Later drive to camel fair ground for photography. The gathering of Camels and traders are maximum on the day prior to inauguration as all traders have to be ready with their camels well decorated at the time of inauguration. This gives us the best chance to take photos of camels decorated in different ways and also you can people from different cultures of Rajasthan and India. Men wearing their traditional clothes, turban, moustache and beards and women wearing colourful dresses and sarees draped in different ways all living together on the camp ground temporarily like nomads for buying or selling their Camels. This is a unique set-up for taking photos. Spend the entire evening taking photos and return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast at Jaipur, Lunch and dinner at Pushkar

Day 6

Date : 15/11/2018

Pushkar

Morning we can wake up early and visit the ground to take the several photos such as people taking their camel from one place to another with sunrise in the background. After photography return to the hotel for breakfast. Later during the day participate in the inauguration of camel fair and take photos of the largest Camel gathering in the world. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items. In order to demonstrate, the men go up on the group of camels one after another. Spend two days by the Pushkar Lake where the camel fair is organised taking photos of every moment of this huge gathering where men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. In the evening women cook meals with their hand in front of their camp on the ground which is very good moment for photography. Later in the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner at hotel in Pushkar.

Day 7

Date : 16/11/2018

Pushkar – Bikaner By Road: 250Kms/4-5Hrs

Morning after relaxed breakfast drive 250kms to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel, relax for a while followed for lunch. Later in the afternoon visit Junagarh and Jain Temple for the photography of marvellous architecture and local people. Junagarh Fort was constructed in the year 1593 and the construction is a fine blend of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture. The picturesque courtyards beautify the fort. The amazing architecture inside the fort inspires you. Some of the attractions inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Dungar Mahal, Diwan-e-khas and Ganga Mahal. Jain Temple was commissioned by Bhandasa Oswal in the year 1468 and completed in the year 1514. Rajputana architecture in its excellence is evident in the construction of this temple. The unique and intricately designed temple, sculpted pillars, frescos and the gold leaf work inspire the visitor. With a blend of red sandstone and white marble used in the construction, the three-storied Jain Temple stands unique and commands admiration. The mirror work in the temple is unique as well. Evening return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast at hotel in Pushkar, Lunch and dinner at Bikaner hotel.

Day 8

Date : 17/11/2018

Bikaner – Jaisalmer By Road: 330 Kms/6-7Hrs

Morning after breakfast drive 330Kms/6-7Hrs to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer and check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast at hotel in Bikaner, Lunch and dinner at Jaisalmer

Day 9

Date : 18/11/2018

Jaisalmer By Road

Early morning drive to desert to take the photos of sunrise over the golden sandunes. The place has become very touristy over the years as many want to experience the desert during sunsets and sunrise, which is some sort of being in a carnival atmosphere than any other. But there are still some glorious piece in this part of the world that have not yet been touched by so many travellers which are still yet to be revealed to the rest of the world. After photography of sandunes landscapes, camel on sandunes etc return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at hotel in Jaisalmer

Day 10

Date : 19/11/2018

Jaisalmer – Jodhpur By Road: 286Kms/5-6Hrs

Morning drive to Jodhpur (Approx. 286 kms/5-6Hrs). On the way visit Khuri Village for mud huts and local desert people photography and proceed to Jodhpur – The Blue City. On arrival at Jodhpur transfer to the hotel for lunch. Later in the afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort for the photography of the Blue City followed by Jaswant Thada photography. Later in the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast at Jaisalmer hotel, Lunch and dinner at Jodhpur hotel.

Day 11

Date : 20/11/2018

Jodhpur

Full day Jodhpur sightseeing for photography. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at Jodhpur Hotel

Day 12

Date : 21/11/2018

Jodhpur -Delhi By Flight: 1120Hrs/1315Hrs- Varanasi

Delhi – Varanasi By Flight: 1505Hrs/1630Hrs (this is just a reference flight) Morning after breakfast in time transfer to Jodhpur airport to board flight for Delhi Depart from Jodhpur. Arrive Delhi and board the connecting flight to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Evening photography at the Bank of river in Varanasi and return to hotel for dinner. Meals – Breakfast at hotel in Jodhpur, Quick Lunch at restaurant or hotel in Jodhpur , dinner at hotel in Varanasi. Overnight in Hotel at Varanasi.

Day 13

Date : 22/11/2018

Varanasi By Road

Early morning transfer to the bank of the holy river Ganga for the photography of sunrise over the river with flying birds and bridge on the background. Several events take place on the bank of the river Ganga which is very good for photography like people taking holy dip in the river, some offering river water (holy water) to the Sun God, some washing their clothes on the bank of the river, people enjoying boat ride, some feeding bread to random cow etc. etc. Later return to the hotel for late breakfast followed by city tour for the photography of local people, market and In the evening participate in Dev Diwali – The festival of light, for photography. During this festival the entire bank of river Gaga is lit up with lamps, lights and candles all over the places. The reflection of light in the river is breath-taking and equally challenging for a photographer. The steps of all the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Ravidas Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with more than a million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of Ganga, the Ganges, and its presiding goddess. During Dev Deepawali, houses are decorated with oil lamps and colored designs on their front doors. Firecrackers are burnt at night, processions of decorated deities are taken out into the streets of Varanasi, and oil lamps are set afloat on the river. Later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at the hotel in Varanasi. Note: During Dev Diwali the hotels at Varanasi are sold out very well in advance as the festival attracts lot of tourists all from all over the world.

Day 14

Date : 23/11/2018

Varanasi – Delhi By Flight: 1050Hrs/1225Hrs

Morning in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi Depart Varanasi. Arrive Delhi at 1225 hrs and then proceed for lunch at a restaurant followed by half day sightseeing of specific local markets of Delhi for photography including Chandani Chowk market which is called as one of the cheapest market of the world. At Chandani Chowk one can also take photos of spice vendors, rickshaw rides, etc. Later proceed to India Gate for photography of local delhites enjoying their evening with the family and then drive pass President House, Parliament of India and reach the restaurant for farewell dinner. After dinner drive to Delhi for departure.
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per itinerary
  • Transport using 01 A.C 18 Seater  for 10 Pax and 12 Pax
  • Transport using 01 A.C 27 Seater  for 15+1 Pax
  •  Meals as per the itinerary (No Meal on Day 1)
  • 01 bottle of mineral water per day
  • Monuments Entrances
  • Chinese Speaking guide as per the itinerary

Flight Supplement:

  • Jodhpur – Delhi = USD 100 PP
  • Delhi- Varanasi= USD 90 PP
  • Varanasi – Delhi = USD 90 PP 
  • Supplement Cost for Guide Airfare – USD 280
  • Airfare is Subject to Change at the time of booking 
  • Note: Rooms are subject to availability at the time of final confirmation
CITY Hotel Envisaged or Similar Hotel Envisaged or Similar
Delhi                      01 Night Ashok Country Resort or Similar Welcome Dwarka or similar
Agra                       01 Night The Fern Agra or Similar Clarks Shiraz or Similar
Jaipur                     02 Nights KK Royal or similar Clarks Amer or similar
Pushkar                 02 Nights AaramBagh or similar Jagat Palace (Heritage Hotel)
Bikaner                  01 Night Bhanwar Nivas Palace or similar Laxminivas Palace (Heritage Hotel)
Jaislemer                02 Nights Desert Palace or similar Fort Rajwada
Jodhpur                  02 Nights The Marugarh or similar The Ummed or Similar
Varanasi                 02 Nights Hotel Grapewine or similar Clarks Varanasi or similar
  • Any personal expenses, airfare, visa fee and insurance fee.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver

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