PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR, 5-10 NOV, 2022

PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR
5-10 NOV, 2022
with Jeremy Woodhouse & Abhishek Hajela

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Worshippers Come to Bath at Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Camel Fair
Held each November at the time of the Kartik Purnima (9 Nov, 2022) full moon, the Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly rated travel experiences, a spectacle on a grand scale, attracting thousands of camels, horses and cattle and visited by over 400,000 people over a period of around fourteen days.

For visitors it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas (festivals), which brings together livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan.


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Rabari Women Reflected in a Drinking Trough

Itinerary 

Pre-tour: 5 Nov, 2022—arrive in Delhi
You will be met by one of our representatives and taken to your hotel

O/N Holiday Inn Aerocity or Similar

Day 1: 6 Nov, 2022—Delhi/Ajmer/Pushkar
Early this morning we will head to the Railway station to board our train to Pushkar where the world-famous annual Camel Festival takes place. We will get down at Ajmer station from where Pushkar is 45 minutes away by road.

On arrival you will be assisted in check-in at your luxurious tented accommodations. 

On the edge of the desert lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake. This important Hindu pilgrimage has the only temple of Lord Brahma (The Creator in Hindu Mythology) in the world. Pushkar became famous due to its Camel Fair, which is the largest in the world. Cattle traders from all over Rajasthan and neighboring states converge here to buy and sell camels and all kinds of cattle.

This afternoon we will start our first Pushkar Camel fair walk. This walk will be interesting for everyone, as it would enable us taking some amazing images of the fair, animals and villagers with colorful turbans! 

O/N at our luxury tented camp

Day 2-4: 7-9 Nov, 2022—Pushkar Camel Fair (3 full days)
We will spend the next two days exploring the vibrant Pushkar fair and crating some colorful images. Early mornings and evenings will be the best time to capture the essence of the festival.

O/N at our luxury tented camp

Day 5: 10 Nov, 2022—Pushkar/Ajmer/Delhi
This morning, you will be transferred to the station for our train journey back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be assisted with check-in at your hotel.

O/N Holiday Inn Aerocity or Similar

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Rabari Camel Herders Prepare Tea on a Cool Morning at Pushkar


Our Luxury Camp at Pushkar

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Our Luxurious Camp at Pushkar

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Arrival, Departure & Visa

Arrival & Meeting Place 
Indira Gandhi International Airport

Departure 
Indira Gandhi International Airport

Visa

Weather 
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 87°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 91°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 64°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 68°F.

Currency
The Indian rupee (symbol: ₹; code: INR) is the official currency of India

1 SPOT OPEN

TOUR COST: $2,750
EARLY INTEREST DEPOSIT: $100 
SINGLE: $600

Group size 6


Tour Price Includes

  • Transfers at the beginning and the end of the tour (unless you are arriving early or leaving after the official tour is concluded)
  • Ground Transportation with local photographer/guide for 4 days
  • All meals
  • Tour accommodation, as listed​

Tour Price Excludes

  • Arrival/departure flights
  • ​Travel insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation

Paying by check

If you would like to pay your deposit and/or balance with a check, please make the check payable to: Pixelchrome, Inc and mail it to:

Nicole Woodhouse
Pixelchrome, Inc, 
605 Rouen Drive, 
McKinney TX 75072

Paying by Wire Transfer

If you would like to pay by Wire Transfer please contact nicole@pixelchrome.com for bank account details.


Equipment Checklist

  • Bring you own laptop computer and storage media
  • Camera body(s)
  • Lenses, 16-35mm, 24-70mm zoom and 70-200mm zoom or similar lenses are very good
  • Light bag for easy hiking with camera bodies and accessories
  • Cleaning kit for cameras and lenses
  • Rain/dust covers for cameras and lenses
  • Charger for batteries
  • Spare batteries
  • Spare Memory cards
  • Memory card reader
  • USB key to exchange images

Also good to have

  • Tripod
  • Lens extenders
  • Good quality polarizing filter

Covid-19 Arrival Protocol for International Travellers

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International Arriving passengers coming to India can now experience a smooth & hassle-free arrival process. Apply Online to fill out Self-Reporting and Exemption Forms.

Passengers with approved exemption requests on Air Suvidha are exempted from institutional quarantine. In case of rejection, the passenger will have to undergo institutional quarantine as per the state govt guidelines at the first airport of entry.

There is no quarantine applicable to passengers arriving with negative RT-PCR report. Fly Safe!


Returning to the USA

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As per the US Embassy & Consulates in India, effective January 26, 2021, all incoming airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide results of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days before travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for additional information


Book your Covid-19 Test at Delhi Airport

Delhi Airport led the way to set up the first Airport COVID Lab offering RT-PCR facility to all arriving International passengers to avail an exemption from institutional quarantine. Now, after a successful phase-1 operation, the facility introduces upgraded packages for the benefit of all passengers. 

  • The facility will be operating 24*7 for both arriving and departing passengers. 
  • This service and facility is being provided in collaboration with Premium Plaza Lounge and Genestrings Diagnostic Centre, a Delhi-based laboratory, which is currently associated with Delhi government to test COVID-19 samples
  • The cost of the package for arriving passengers is Rs. 3400 (2600+800), while for the departure passengers is Rs. 800. The above-mentioned package rate would be implied from 30th November 5pm onwards only as per government rules. 
  • Passengers can book the slot online and proceed to the ‘Covid Test Center and Lounge’ available at arrivals and departure. After the test, passengers can relax at the lounge while the awaiting the results and enjoy the lounge service. 
  • The test results will be available within 4-6 hours. All Passengers are suggested to book the slot 1 hour after the time of arrival and minimum 4-6 hours before the departure flight (post sample collection) or book domestic flight after test results are available.  
  • All arriving International passengers without pre-approved exemption can opt for exemption with negative RT-PCR certificate. 
  • RT-PCR report is valid only up till 72 hours after testing. 
  • To support the Test Center and Lounge a Covid lab has been built in 3500 square meter area at multi-level car parking (MLCP) of Terminal 3, this is the first COVID-19 testing lab among Indian airports.