The sprawling annual festivities of the 100 year old Pushkar Mela through its dramatic collage of diversified pictures, mirrors the vibrancy of the gracious state of Rajasthan. It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day of Kartik (October–November) in Hindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day and the day, according to legend, when the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake, thus numerous people swim in its sacred waters. This iconic fair attracts thousands of livestock and almost a million tourists including many from across the world.
Then & Now
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. Today the Pushkar Mela creates a stir among travellers with its awe-inspiring celebrations at this grand event cherished with life oozing activities, cultural and musical events, thrilling camel safari tours and a stay in the traditional yet modern camps. Images of silver bells making heart pleasing jingles, animals walking over sparkling sand dunes and beautifully decked up camels with their owners sitting on their backs has become the most fascinating norm at this stunning cultural retreat. A huge carnival is held, with an array of musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers and carousel rides to entertain the crowd. The grand occasion of the Pushkar Mela is definitely a priceless treat for those who wish to eye the vibrant culture and traditions of Rajasthan.
About DPC Photo Bus
DPC is all set for its next photobus trip to Pushkar to witness the world’s largest Camel Fair- ‘The Pushkar Mela’.
A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
Travel Details from Delhi to Pushkar
Date of Journey: 26th October, Thursday
Timings: 10.00 pm (pls be there 15 mins prior to departure)
27th October (Friday): Reach Pushkar by morning, check-in at a Hotel,grab breakfast and rush to the Mela
28th October(Saturday): Morning capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Pushkar.
29th October(Sunday): Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir.
Late evening head back for Delhi and reach by Monday early morning.
Other Important Details:
Stay: will be on twin sharing basis.
Gear: You may carry tripods, zoom lens and wide-angle lens. Carry some warm clothing, comfortable shoes, shades and sunscreen. A digital camera, batteries and memory card all set! And needless to say – enthusiasm in abundance!
Mode of Travel: We will be travelling by ac tempo traveller
Meal: Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club. The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.
Fee (per person): Rs.8500/- Non Members and Rs.8000/- for members (including registration fee of rs.3000).
Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay & meals.
Please carry the balance amount with you (only in cash) You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.