India's Pushkar Camel Fair: November 2019
13 days from £4,450 per person
Begin your trip in the capital of India, Delhi, and explore the bustling streets and markets of this sprawling metropolis before heading south-west to Rajasthan. Begin your tour of the "The Land of Kings" in Jaipur, otherwise known as "The Pink City" where you can see how this city got its name at the Amber Fort. Continue on to Raipur, in the expansive "Badlands of India" where you can take a few days to relax and prepare yourself before the highlight of your trip: The Pushkar Camel Fair. Far more than just a place to buy and sell livestock, this annual event is of both cultural and religious significance.
It all kicks off with a camel race and the tempo continues at a similar pace for the next fortnight, culminating in a day of religious festivity when pilgrims bathe themselves in the holy Pushkar Lake. A photographer's dream, one cannot help but become immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of this frenetic festival. You will not have a moment to rest between browsing the pop-up market stalls and joining in with songs and dancing of the local villagers. In more recent years there has even been a friendly match between the local cricket team and willing tourists, for those who really want to get involved in the action!
Palette suitably wet, you will not be disappointed by what the rest of Rajasthan has to offer... Carry on to Naguar where you can experience rural India without the furore of a huge calendar event. Then on to "The Blue City", Jodhpur, where having explored the local sights you can get close to nature and spend a night amongst the local wildlife with an overnight stay in a desert camp.
This tour is purely a suggested itinerary and can be booked as it is, or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own perfect bespoke holiday to India. However please be aware that the Pushkar Camel Fair takes place from 4th November until 12th November 2019. If you'd like to see similar trips, take a look at our Epic Journeys and Family Holiday collections, as well as our favourite Festival, Party and Wildlife itineraries.
13 days from £4,450 per person
Day 1 -
The Imperial Hotel
Day sightseeing in New and Old Delhi.
Day 2 -
Drive to Jaipur. Afternoon visit to the Amber Fort
Day 3 -
Full day sightseeing tour. Evening private elephant safari and dinner.
Day 4 -
Drive to Raipur. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5 -
Horse safari through the "Badlands of India".
Day 6 -
The Orchard Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar. Spend the entire day and evening enjoying the festivities of the Pushkar Camel Fair.
Day 7 -
Morning at Pushkar Camel Fair. Drive to Nagaur.
Day 8 -
Sightseeing tour of the local area. Afternoon free to explore the town or relax in the Fort.
Day 9 -
Half day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Afternoon at leisure with car and driver at disposal.
Day 10 -
Jodhpur Desert Camp
Wildlife safari and overnight stay in Desert Camp.
Day 11 -
Day at your leisure.
Day 12 -
The Leela Palace New Delhi
Fly to Delhi. Afternoon sightseeing.
Day 13 -
Morning flight returning home.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka