One hump or two? The Pushkar Camel Fair
One hump or two? Join Intrepid at the Pushkar Camel Fair
At a time when accommodation is rare as hens teeth, and camels are a dime a dozen, everyone who is anyone in the Rajasthani camel trading world, wants to be in Pushkar. Intrepid Travel is excited to announce a very special trip departure, created especially for those who want to experience the colour and chaos of the Pushkar Camel Fair, along with a little taste of the rest of incredible India.
Pushkar Camel Fair
15 days ex Delhi
Highlights: Pushkar Camel Fair, Taj Mahal, Rajput forts, Jaisalmer,
camel safari, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur
Price: only NZD1680 plus a Local Payment of USD200
Departs: 30th October 2006
Intrepid’s India Operations Manager Sue Barreau recalls her first camel fair. “I’d been to Pushkar before but never seen it like that! The normally tranquil Rajasthani village had been transformed into the most colourful, chaotic and fascinating place possible. Thousands of camels, cows and stock animals were being traded in deals which involved loud bargaining by numerous magnificently moustachioed men. The women folk were of course along for the social event of the year - a chance to dress up in their most colourful traditional dress and put on the magnificent golden jewellery that forms the family’s wealth. They traded gossip and played matchmaker beside their temporary tented homes. As night fell, out came the entertainers just itching to collect your rupees through acts of magic, snake charming and fantastic traditional singing and dance. Rajasthan is a brilliant spectacle at any time but attending the Pushkar Camel Fair is definitely an extra special experience.”
So whether or not you have a camel to sell, Pushkar Camel Fair is well worth the journey and Intrepid knows just the right price! But hurry – with only 12 spaces available, this trip will fill up fast.