17th to 20th Nov. 2023
Single Supplement: Rs. 3500/-
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Sonali Devnani, Vibrant Pushkar
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One year – three times already chasing light with Xploring Light and there’s always something new being on a tour with them. Before the tour has even come to an end my plan and request to block a seat on the next one is now a mandatory custom.
Anirudh Poddar, Vibrant Pushkar
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‘Maybe he was a wrestler in his previous life’. This is what I thought when I first met Rajneesh….:) I quickly discovered, though, that Rajneesh is a gentle giant albeit an absolute pro at street …
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Jassi’s interest in photography goes back as long as he can remember. He shares his love of photography with a love of travels. His camera has taken him through length and breadth of India and across the globe. Along the way he has gained a deep insight to intricacies of this sophisticated art form. Jassi is never happier than when he is wandering with his camera either on his own or while leading a group of photo enthusiasts, trying to capture a spectacle in the magical light. After having worked relentlessly for years together in association with several like organizations Jassi has ventured on his own.“As a photographer I do not restrict myself to any particular genre of photography. I like to shoot mostly anything. I like the challenge of going from shooting landscape one day to close up the next and dabbling in portraiture the day after. I love nature, and great use of
Get a glimpse of what’s in store
A small sleepy town of Rajasthan suddenly comes alive with riot of colours and frenzied burst of activity. An astonishing 50,000 camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar, in India’s state of Rajasthan, for the annual Pushkar Fair. It’s a fascinating and peculiar sight, and a great opportunity to witness an old traditional style Indian festival.
The original intention behind the Pushkar Camel Fair was to attract local camel and cattle traders to do business during the holy Kartik Purnima festival, held in Pushkar around the full moon in the Hindu lunar month of Kartika. The fair has now also become a major tourist attraction.
PUSHKAR FAIR. Very few, if at all any, fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar. Most people associate the Pushkar Fair with the world’s largest camel fair. But it is much more than that. It is an occasion for villagers from far and near to gather together and enjoy a welcome break from their harsh life of the arid desert. And enjoy they do! In dazzling style and colors.
It is an occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake to “wash away the sins of a lifetime” and pay obeisance at the ONLY Brahma temple in the world.
For the visitor, it is an unparalleled and unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place. Pushkar is not a place.. Its an experience in itself and no words can ever justify the experience one has in Pushkar Fair.
For photographers, it is an unparallel & unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place. The frame captures culture, religious legacy, rural flavor and rustic core natural beauty.
Your Travel Document
Day 1 : Arrival at Pushkar
Day 2 : Exploring Pushkar Fair
Day starts early. We leave the hotel before Sunrise and capture the early morning routine of camel herders. At the break of dawn, we shift our focus to the camel herd coming towards mela ground and capture them against the golden light of the rising Sun. Short break for breakfast and lunch. We head towards the camel ground post lunch and capture the life taking advantage of the sunset light. Return to hotel after dinner followed by Gup-Shup Session & overnight stay
Day 3 : Natural Portrait Session
We follow the same routine as Day 1 except that today we do an extensive portrait session with the girls from Kalbelia tribe in the early morning light. Rest of the day we capture what we miss on Day 1. Return to hotel after dinner followed by Gup-Shup Session & overnight stay
Day 4 : Assignment and Check Out
It’s an assignment day. Each participant will be given an assignment which they will have to shoot without the support of a mentor. Return to the hotel after breakfast and we do a review session of the images clicked on assignment. Check out at 12 Noon, and the tour comes to an end.
How to Reach
You can reach Pushkar using any of the following three options:
By Air: Nearest airport is Ajmer and/or Jaipur. You can take a cab from there to reach Pushkar. Distance between Ajmer Airport and Pushkar is around 55 kms and it takes around 1 hour to reach Pushkar by cab. Distance from Jaipur airport to Pushkar is 150 kms and it takes around 3.5 hours to Pushkar by cab.
By Train: Nearest Railway station is Ajmer. You can take a cab from there to reach Pushkar.
Distance between Ajmer Railway Station and Pushkar is around 15 kms and it takes around 30 minutes to reach by cab.
By Road: You can drive to Pushkar from Delhi. Distance between Delhi and Pushkar is around 370 kms and takes approx. 7 hours to reach Pushkar.