♫ Padhaaro mhaare desh ♫
Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. It’s the world’s largest Camel Fair! The Pushkar Mela. A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
Be there to experience it!
The ‘Pilgrim City’ and one of the oldest Indian Cities, Pushkar is a picturesque town in Rajasthan. The prime attraction is the Holy Pushkar Lake, considered sacred by the Hindus.
Pushkar is one of the most ancient cities of India. Located in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district in midst of Aravali range, Pushkar is often called tirtha-raj, which literally means the king of pilgrim sites. It is also among the five pilgrim sites or dhams for people following Hinduism. There are several temples in Pushkar and the most famous temple is the Brahma temple, which is one of the few temples dedicated to Brahma in the world. Pushkar is also famous for the Pushkar Lake, which has 52 ghats. Pilgrims from across the country visit the lake to take a dip in its holy water. The sacred Pushkar Lake resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue colored temples located on its banks. Pushkar is also called ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, because of the flower farming in and around the city. These flowers are exported across the world. Surrounded by hills, Pushkar is a popular destination among the devotees and tourists alike. In the recent years, Pushkar has become one of the most famous tourist destinations among Indian as well as international tourists. The annual Pushkar Camel Fair, which is held in November, is a major crowd puller. The spirituality and tranquility will make you fall in love with Pushkar instantly. The beautiful architectural heritage and its interesting history make Pushkar a must-visit place in India.
We look forward to have you along! So Book your seats, pack the camera gear and drown yourself in most memorable experiences.
Leaving Delhi: 10th November – Thursday Night 10 pm
Reach Pushkar 11th November by Morning, Check in at Hotel, Have Breakfast and rush to the Fair Site
Post Lunch : Rush to Pushkar Fair and mela ground for events and evening with mesmerizing sunset.
12th November (Saturday) Morning: capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Puskar.
13th November (Sunday) Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir . Late evening head back to Delhi.
Total Seats: 12
Travel by: Tempo Traveller
Stay: On twin sharing basis.
Total Trip Cost: Rs. 7,700/- (including the registration fee of Rs. 3,000)
and Rs. 7,200 for Members/Volunteers. [The cost includes stay, travel and food.]
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.