Pushkar Camel Fair Photography Tour Rajasthan
Photograph Pushkar Camel Fair: The biggest annual livestock fair in the world !
Every year,Pushkar fair is organised in the north western state of Rajasthan in India.
Pushkar fair is also know as Pushkar ka Mela and it is usually organised in the month of November.
The Pushkar fair will take place between 20th October to 28th October 2017. People would travel for days with their livestock (Camels, Horses, goats) to buy and sell them.
Its not just about livestock trading, it is also an important occasion to socialize and mingle among themselves. Tribals also organize longest Mustache , bridal , dance, village sport competitions , ring fights and competition to break “Matkas” (Earthen pot used to store drinking water)
The Pushkar fair is organised near Pushkar lake and is a magical places for cultural and travel photographers.
This is once in a lifetime opportunity and not to be missed to see the real Tribal India at one place with their livestock.
Where do we stay during Pushkar Camel Fair?
We will stay at a luxury 5 star hotel in Pushkar, Rajasthan for 4 nights and we will stay one night at Agra to photograph The Taj Mahal as a part of this cultural photography tour.
What is included in the cost of this Pushkar cultural photography Holiday?
- Personal Meet and Greet service at New Delhi Airport.
- Transfer to the Hotel in New Delhi.
- Accommodation at luxury 5 star hotel in New Delhi with meals and drinks.
- Private ground transportation to Agra, Pushkar, Jaipur and return journey to New Delhi in an air conditioned vehicle.
- All 5 star hotel accommodations.
- All meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks and bottled mineral water)
- Photography and Post processing Tuition.
The Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: You would fly to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International airport, India. You would be received at the airport and transferred to a luxury 5* Hotel in New Delhi.
Day 2: After Breakfast, we would leave New Delhi in comfortable air conditioned vehicles and travel to the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The journey will take about 4 hrs by raod. We would check-in to a luxury 5* Hotel and take lunch. We would go to the world famous Taj Mahal to take picture and also to the Agra fort.
Day 3: We will get up early and spend time around Taj Mahal to photograph the beautiful monument in early morning soft light. After Lunch, we will leave Agra in comfortable air conditioned vehicles and travel to the city of Pushkar, Rajasthan.
Day 4: City Palace and Amer fort photography in Jaipur city.
Day 5: After Breakfast, we will leave Jaipur in comfortable air conditioned vehicles and travel to the city of Pushkar, Rajasthan.
Day 6: Camel Fair photography
Day 7: Camel Fair photography
Day 8: Camel Fair photography
Day 9: Camel Fair photography
Day 10: Return to New Delhi to catch your international flight.
New Addition for 2017 (At No extra cost) : Hot Air Ballon Ride in Jaipur
Photograph beautiful pink city from above. Capture bird’s eye view of Nahargarh fort from the unique hour long hot air balloons.
Group Size Limit : Max 6 participant only
Traveling in a small group is the best way to for photographic adventures and to experience the world closely.
Keeping that in mind, we have only six people on each tour and each photographer. We’ll depart early in the morning to chase the best light, remain at a site of specific photographic interest to fully explore the potential, or move to a new area when desired.
- About the photo tour leader : Perhaps the most important aspect of a photographic holiday is your leader. All our photography tours are personally hosted and lead by Nilesh Rathod.
Nilesh is a freelance wildlife photographer based in Milan, Italy and an experienced photography mentor.
Nilesh was born in India and before moving to UK / Italy, he has worked in the corporate world.
Nilesh is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi languages and has ancestral roots in Rajasthan, India. His language skills and cultural knowledge will make it much more easier to connect with people to photograph them with their consent.
Nilesh uses Canon as well as Nikon gear and explains photographic concepts in ways which are easy to understand and practice.
Apart from organizing your luxury photography trips, Nilesh will accompany you to your destination, share his knowledge of Indian culture as well as help you with expert tips on cultural/travel photography and post processing.
Nilesh will recommend best places,timings and lighting conditions as well as culturally accepted ways of approaching men/women and children with a photo request.
Cost of the Pushkar Camel Photography Fair:
The cost of all inclusive Pushkar Photography Tour is GBP 3500 / EUR 4500 / USD 5000 per person on sharing basis. Single supplements may be available for small cost of GBP 299, which would give you own room throughout your stay.
What camera gear is recommended for this travel photography tour in Rajasthan?
The choice of camera and lenses will be mainly governed by your style of shooting and budget. However our recommendation is as follows. Please keep in mind, not every lens and accessory mentioned is required, its just a general recommendation and we want you to have fun photographying in Pushkar and enjoy the experience, rather than minding a bagful of gear!
- Full frame camera body (Ideally)
- 70-200mm lens
- 50mm/35mm prime lens
- 85mm prime lens
- 10-24mm ultra wide angle lens
- Tripod, remote triggers , flashgun, extra batteries and additional memory cards (optional)
- Flight tickets to India
- Premium Alcohol (Local alcoholic beverages are included in the cost)
- Camera and photography gear.
- Any items of personal nature.
- Personal phone calls.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
We require travel insurance for our guests’ safety. We will require your insurance details eg company’s name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our mandatory insurance policy is in place for your safety.
How to book this amazing trip of a lifetime to photograph Pushkar Camel Fair?
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