The Pushkar Camel Fair - An Odyssey through Rajasthan - An A&K Hosted Journey (2017)

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23 Oct - 8 Nov 2017
Hosted Group Journeys

  • India
  • 17 days, from AU$12,995
  • 12,995pts
  • 16 Guests

Journey Highlights

The princely state of Rajasthan is a riot of colour. From the vividly painted blue houses of Jodphur and the earthy hues of the desert regions, the pink sandstone of Jaipur and the glistening white marble of Agra, dazzling golden threaded saris and glowing red turbans, you’ll be surrounded by colour wherever you turn. A key part of this exciting journey is a two night visit to the lively Pushkar Fair where every year livestock traders gather into this well-known Hindu pilgrimage town for the annual camel and cattle sale. Some 50,000 camels change hands during the fair and the town population swells to around 200,000 in an extraordinary display of sports, musical performances, fortune telling, puppeteers, dancing and novelty events.

Your Host Suryaaveer was born in the beautiful lake city of Udaipur to a renowned Rajput family with strong ancestral ties to his homeland. Having completed his university studies, his passion for travel instead saw him dedicate over 18 years to guiding and sharing his passion for his country with tourists from all over the world. His broad knowledge, enthusiasm and love for his native India make Suryaaveer a consummate Host and a joy to travel with. 

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 16 guests
  • Exclusive accommodation in historic palaces, desert forts and luxury tented camps
  • Walking tours through Old and New Delhi
  • In-home cooking demonstration and dinner
  • Sunset visit of the Taj Mahal and hot air balloon ride over Jaipur
  • Two days of celebration at the Pushkar Fair
  • The blue city of Jodhpur and the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort
  • A Marwari equestrian experience and dinner at Mihir Garh
  • Naturalist guided leopard spotting by 4WD 
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