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01 November to 09 November 2022

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 1st – 9th November. We are arranging a group departure from the 4th – 6th 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.

04 November - Friday - 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
05 November - Saturday - 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.
Overnight Camp.
06 November - Sunday - 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.

Based on staying at Exotic Adventure Camp in Super Deluxe tent
INR 21,400 per person based on double occupancy tent
INR 30,400 per person based on single occupancy of tent
INR 20,000 per person based on triple occupancy of tent
Upgrade to Premium Tent:
INR 4,800 per person total extra based on double occupancy tent
INR 6,300 per person total extra based on single occupancy of tent
INR 3,100 per person total extra based on triple occupancy of tent
Upgrade for Executive Chair Car on train – 
INR2,000 total round trip (subject to availability)
For those with limited time there is also an option to take a flight to Kishangarh airport.
04 Nov Delhi – Kishangarh | Spice Jet - SG 2768 | 1500/1610 hrs 
06 Nov Kishangarh – Delhi | Spice Jet - SG 2769 | 1630/1740 hrs 
Ask for further details
Price includes:
Arrangements as per the itinerary
Full board (all meals) in tented accommodation in Pushkar
AC chair car train tickets Delhi/Ajmer/Delhi
Transport in AC vehicle Ajmer/Pushkar/Ajmer –AC Coach Innova 
Assistance during fair
Local Government Taxes (subject to change)
Price excludes:
Any arrangements in Delhi
Camel rides and camel cart – can be arranged directly with the camp
Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, insurance, personal gratuities.
Expenses arising from change in itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.

Please contact us for further information or to make a reservation: 
Emma Horne
Moumita Robinson Paul
Ranjeet Pal
Jen Fanucci


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