The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world. This small town becomes a cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, ‘sadhus’ and tourists reach here during Pushkar fair. Pushkar fair has its own magic and it’s a lifetime experience for travelers. What will you see there?
Pushkar festival is also known as the Camel fair, and thus you can see around 50,000 camel heads popping up at one go. You will not find these camels looking more beautiful than during the festival as for this occasion they have been carefully decorated.
This is the time when you will see a transformation of this small land into a shopping paradise, as the endless rows of stalls are arrayed with ethnic items, exhibiting an entire range – from objects of art to daily utility stuff.
The magic does not end here, evenings are full of cultural events and programs, be a part of tranquil and rhythmic tunes and enjoy the traditional Rajasthani folk music and dance with the rural folklore the core attraction not to be missed at any cost.
About the Mentor
A travel and lifestyle photographer, Aman Chotani has made his mark in the field of photography, spinning visual yarns and delving his audience in an immersive experience. Being a wanderer and a visual artist enables him to document travel, culture, and life, bringing a visual authenticity to his photographs.A ZEISS Brand Ambassador, Aman now conducts photo tours and workshops across India and is already the man behind some very ambitious projects, ‘The Last Avatar’ being one of the many known projects he has worked on. A widely published photographer, Aman Chotani has also bagged numerous prestigious photography awards across the world. He also exhibits his work regularly in India which is well received with all those who come to see.
Day 1- 8 NOV
Board the Luxury Van from Connaught Place, New Delhi early in the morning.
Pickup outstation participants from hotels (included in the package)
Breakfast on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway
Shoot on the go
Shoot at a Craft Village on Jaipur-Ajmer Road
Check-in at Base Camp, Pushkar
Discussion at ZEISS Lounge
Day 2- 9 NOV
Early Morning Travel to a Rajasthani village
Capture Rural Life & Culture
Enjoy authentic Rajasthani cuisine at the village
Visit Camel Fair Ground
Visit Pushkar Lake and Streets
Photo Talk with Aman Chotani
Photo Review Session
Socializing around the bonfire
Day 3- 10 NOV
Capture the Hot Air Balloons with the setting of a beautiful sunrise
Open Session: Technical queries & Feedback
Prize Certificate Distribution
DOs and DON’ts
Please carry an extra battery with you since there will be billions of things that you would like to shoot!
Carry a bandana/scarf/shawl to cover your face. The place we are headed to is a semi desert and you wouldn’t like so much dust around you!
We can understand that you will be equally excited as us but please try to sleep on the bus on our way since the first thing we will do as soon as we reach is head out with the camera! The day will be followed by plenty of shoots and a late-night party!
Do not forget to bring your tripod to take shots of the beautiful night here!
Carry a jacket that will keep you warm at night!
Since the fair has covered all the roads, you might have to hike down to the camp. The distance would be 2-3kms.
So bring a bag that is easy to carry!
Carry your ID cards!
Carry Rs. 10 change bills as a lot of subjects will be asking you.
First few seats are for INR 20,000/-
Last date to book: 31 Oct 2019 After 31 Oct, booking subject to availability.
*5% GST is Included
For Foreign Visitors: Price per person USD 400
Accommodation in finest quality AC luxury camps throughout the trip on double sharing basis
The camp is located about 2 km from the Mela ground, Daily shuttle from camp to mela ground and return is provided
Meet & greet assistance and group leader throughout the trip
Services of an expert local guide to show you the mela
Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (We take pride in the quality of our meals)
Bonfire with folk entertainment
Free cool drinks on day 1 and tea/coffee - Special from us this year
All taxes & service charges including GST
Package Cost Rs. 25,000Early Bird Rs. 20,000(For First few Spots)