20 November to 27 November 2023
The Pushkar Cattle Fair, or Camel Fair, as it is more usually known, is one of the largest fairs of its kind in Asia. What began as a religious fair celebrating the Full Moon of Karthik Purnima is now a huge trading fair for camels, cattle, sheep, goats and the beautiful Marwari horses.
For one week of the year the usually quiet, desert town of Pushkar turns into a bustling market place as villagers from all over Rajasthan come to trade, bargain, race and compete. It is an extraordinarily colourful affair and photographer’s delight, and should not be missed by any visitor to India.
This year the Fair will be held from the 20th – 27th November. We are arranging a group departure from the 20th – 27th November.
In addition we can arrange private travel for any days of the Fair and can suggest options for combining the Pushkar Mela with a longer journey in Rajasthan. The earlier days of the Fair are when most of the animals are present and the trading is done in earnest, the end of the Fair has the most religious significance.
Accommodation at Pushkar will be in comfortable ‘Swiss Style’ tents with attached bathrooms. All meals are included; these are simple by nature as meat is banned in Pushkar for religious reasons.
If you are interested in joining our trip to Pushkar, or would like us to put together an individual itinerary for you, please do not hesitate to get in contact. As train tickets will be at a premium, early
booking is recommended.
PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR 2023
Day 1 - DELHI/PUSHKAR
Depart New Delhi Railway Station on the Ajmer Shatabdi departing at 06.10am and arriving Ajmer at 12.55. Met on arrival and drive to Pushkar (approximately 45minutes). Rest of day exploring the camel fair. We will be providing information on the various events organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Department, including dance performances and races. A representative from Emma Horne Travel will be on hand to offer assistance at all times.
Most evenings there is a small magic show and local entertainment at the camp.
Overnight Exotic Adventure Camp – super deluxe tent
Day 2 - PUSHKAR
At the Camel Fair.
I recommend an early start to see the animals and the ghats in the early morning light. A camel cart is an excellent way to explore the fairground and camel rides can also be arranged.
A walk around the Pushkar Lake is a rewarding experience.
In addition to exploring the Fair and Lake you may like to climb to Gayatri Temple which towers over Pushkar.
Day 3 - DELHI
Morning for further exploration.
Afternoon return drive to Ajmer to connect with the Shatabdi Express departing at 15.45 hrs, arrive Delhi at 22.40.
End of arrangements.
To be advised
Please contact us for further information or to make a reservation:
Moumita Robinson Paul