Inspiration Itinerary | Classic India

Pushkar Camel Fair

Plus Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Udaipur

Classic India & the Pushkar Camel Fair

From the bustling streets of the capital of Old Delhi to the historic monuments showcased across Rajasthan this remarkable journey not only takes in some of India’s most iconic cities, but also immerses you in the pomp and ceremony of the world famous Pushkar Camel Fair.

After riding rickshaws through Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and marvelling at the impressive Rajput, Mughal & British architecture of New Delhi you will be driven to Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal.  Nothing can prepare you for this incredible monument to love and you will enjoy watching its colour change at both sunset and sunrise.  Travelling south your journey continues to Jaipur where you will spend your days exploring the architectural highlights and bustling bazaars before moving into the Thar Desert to attend the Pushkar Camel Fair.

Held each November, at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon, Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences – a grand ‘mela’ attracting thousands of camels, horses and cattle traders along with local villagers. Over numerous days there are races, traditional rural sports, fabulous turban tying and moustache twirling competitions and concerts each evening. It is also a sea of colour with street vendors and stalls selling everything from tea to textiles. An utterly chaotic, colourful and culturally enriching experience!

After the hustle and bustle of the Fair staying on the edge of Udaipur’s tranquil Lake Pichola will be a wonderful way to end your journey.  Udaipur is a fantastic mix of natural beauty and polished panache.  Its regal heritage is spectacularly represented by the City Palace – the largest palace complex in all of Rajasthan and it also offers a wonderful array of shopping opportunities before you return home.

Note:  The Pushkar Camel Festival occurs over specific dates in November each year.  If travel in November is not an option for you we can let you know what alternate festivals may be taking place at the time that is ideal for you, weaving in a host of invredible experiences to suit your style, pace & price. Please get in touch!

You will love

  • Five iconic destinations in ten days!
  • The pomp & ceremony of Pushkar
  • Boat cruise on Lake Pichola
  • Sunrise and sunset at the Taj Mahal
  • Dazzling array of architecture



Spend your first evening in Delhi at leisure – an opportunity to adapt to the time change and prepare for the exciting 10 days ahead.


Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi exploring the sights and sounds of India’s vibrant capital city taking in the highlights of the magnificent Mughal architecture as well as the exotic atmosphere of the bustling bazaars of Old Delhi.


This morning road transfter to Agra (approx 4 hours) arriving in time to spend a relaxed afternoon visiting the Mehtab Bagh Gardens, on the banks of the Yamuna River opposite the Taj Mahal – the perfect place to watch the sunset.


Start your day early with a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal at sunrise. Later visit Agra Fort and The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula – known as the ‘baby Taj’ – before driving to the fabled Pink City of Jaipur (approx 5 hours)


Enjoy a morning heritage walking tour of Jaipur – start by driving to the Amber Fort, then passing by the Hawa Mahal, visit the City Palace and Museum, finishing with a walk around the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jantar Mantar.


Transfer by road from Jaipur to Pushkar today (approx 2.5 hours) Pushkar is home to the only temple of the deity, Brahma, in the country, which makes it an important pilgrimage site. Visit the Pushkar Lake to observe worshippers take a holy dip and offer a prayer before making your first foray into the Pushkar Camel Fair festivities!


Today the full day is set aside to enjoy the Pushkar Camel Fair. The main attractions are the camels. Decorated with bells & swathed in colour they are paraded in beauty pageants, intricately shaved for photoshoots & exhibited for the trade. The auctioning of these magnificent animals is enthralling and there are endless bazaars to wander, other livestock to view & traditional performances to watch.


Road transfer from Puskhar to the Lake City of Udaipur (approx 4.5 hours). Enjoy a tranquil boat ride on Lake Pichola this afternoon with the opportunity to alight on Jagmandir Island for lovely views across the lake, to wander the gardens & explore the Gol Mahal – an ornate 17th-century tower that houses a small exhibit on Jagmandir’s history. Return by boat to the lake shore.


This morning enjoy an Old City Cycling tour – discovering the Lake City of Udaipur on a bicycle (or on foot or by vehicle if you prefer). Later visit the City Palace followed by the Jagdish Temple as well as Saheliyon ki Bari, or the garden of the Maids of Honour, and marvel at the flora & fountains.


Your Indian adventure ends today with a transfer to the airport to begin your return home, or to start your next adventure!


This itinerary provides the perfect framework for a spectacular opportunity to participate in one of India’s most renowned festivals, however it can be designed to suit your preferred pace, price and pursuits. Contact us for a tailormade journey.


A sample of just some of the accommodation on offer

ITC Mughal – Agra, Northern India

ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture. It comprises of 233 opulent rooms and suites, recreating a paradise for the contemporary Mogul. Read More

Samode Haveli – Jaipur, India

Unexpected and charming, Samode Haveli is a 200‐year old intimate townhouse, belonging to the royal family of Samode, hidden deep in the folds of the busy streets of old Jaipur. With its mix of history, simple style and interesting features, Samode Haveli is the reigning hip heritage hotel in Jaipur. Read More

Fateh Garh Palace Hotel – Udaipur

Fateh Garh Palace Hotel is a Heritage Renaissance Resort where luxury living and environmental friendliness go hand-in-hand. The property incorporates local stone and antique architectural elements and is home to two fabulous infinity pools, an indulgent spa and an impressive collection of vintage cars! Read More


10 days of epic touring that at can be shortened or extended to suit

10 days of epic touring that at can be shortened or extended to suit

Please enquire for pricing based on your preferences

Please enquire for pricing based on your preferences

START: Delhi, India     |     Finish: Udaipur, India

This itinerary provides the perfect inspiration for a spectacular journey & can be tailored to suit your style, pace, preferences and budget.  Elements of this trip may vary based on your chosen season & dates of travel which may also present the opportunity to see & do even more!

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