RJ-2 : Pushkar-Khichan- Khuri-Jaisalmer

Route Map for the Itinerary

Morning view of the atmosphere at camel ground, Pushkar Cattle Fair

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE 

Day 1: Arrive at Pushkar, check-in onboard Taurus. Night stay onboard Taurus.

Day 2: Explore Pushkar Cattle Fair. Night stay onboard Taurus.

Day 3: Early morning drive to Khichan to see the largest congregation of demoiselle cranes and well ornate havelis. Night onboard Taurus.

Day 4: Drive to Khuri. Night stay onboard Taurus. Sunset.

Day 5: After breakfast its time to say goodbye to Taurus and head to Jaisalmer.

GRADING: Easy for average fitness

EXPEDITION  HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 days/ 4 nights
  • Group size: Max of 8 participants
  • World famous Cattle Fair.
  • Best logistics for photographers at Pushkar
  • Expedition shall be escorted by Capt Suresh Sharma.
  • Photography opportunities paired with amazing tips from Capt Suresh Sharma and his company are priceless
  • Experience The Thar Desert like never before.
  • Camel ride in the beautiful serene SAND DUNES
  • Majestic  architecture of the Havelis is a treat to see
  • Colourful rich culture of rural India at its best
  • Authentic local cuisine of Rajasthan
  • Experience the vastness of open tranquil landscape like never before
  • BILLION STAR NIGHT … an unforgettable experience on a moonlit night
  • Drive through the land of crimson red sunrise and sunset
  • A unique road trip of a lifetime through scantily inhabited areas

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Day 1. Arrive at Pushkar

Amidst lots of excitement to witness one of the age old traditions of bygone era, we reach Pushkar. Pushkar Cattle Fair is the world’s largest camel fair held in the holy town of Pushkar and has, over the years, become more of a pilgrimage for photographers from all over the country and the world. Witnessing the fair, you will feel teleported in time to centuries ago!

Folk Musician duo at Pushkar cattle Fair

After anchoring TAURUS on the outskirts of the town, we settle for a home-cooked, healthy lunch on board Taurus.  After lunch, you are at your own disposal. You may visit the fair to familiarize yourself or you may stay back to relax and unwind from the journey. Just hang around TAURUS, play some games, take a short nap, anything that you wish to do.  Join us for our tea ritual in the evening.

Pushkar Cattle Fair blows wits out of the first time visitors and becomes a ‘brain teaser’ for quite some time. There are colours all over and given the wide variety of business activities that happen here, it becomes the trading centre of the whole area for the duration of the fair. Capt Suresh Sharma shall proudly share his experiences with you being a veteran of 12 fairs so far. Bead necklaces of Nagaur, woollen blankets of Merta, textiles of Ajmer and Jodhpur, brassware of Jodhpur and Jaipur, Horse saddles, ropes and chimes embellished with colourful beads for horses and camels, and assorted household items, You name it and its selling here!. Variety of Cultural shows, exhibitions, competitions are organised, bards and poets recite tales of valour and heroism of the bygone era which will leave you in awe of this fair. Horse and camel races add to the attraction and colour of this fair.

Just like a soldier prepares for the next day’s battle, get ready for the action filled fun day the next morning. Charge the batteries of your equipment, empty all your memory cards, fill up your wallet for all the shopping, and be ready to conquer the fair with your lenses and eyes.

Dinner is served in TAURUS with great love and affection, leaving both your stomach and your senses fully satiated!

Day 2. Live the Pushkar fair!

This morning is going to be a very very special one and much dreamt of and awaited, to be at the Pushkar Cattle Fair, and most shall wake up without a wakeup call. Others shall

Camels being herded back after grazing

be woken by the ‘whistling kettle’ to a steaming cup of tea/ coffee, dip a rusk or two to quieten those early morning pangs. The day of the most cherished event of your photography career is finally here; pack your things properly (a briefing shall be done by Capt Suresh himself, veteran of 12 Pushkar fairs, how to go about in this fair). Before you step out, close your eyes and rehearse your ‘battle action’, you must know which pocket has what. Buckle a bottle of water and take a hand towel. Don’t forget to grab an energy drink (juice or freshly prepared concoction) and fill your pockets with some candies and biscuits. We have these special energy packs available in our tuck shop onboard!

The battlefield like atmosphere shall ‘inoculate’ you like a soldier for action and you shall be peeling of bananas without sanitising hands for a change. This action can turn anyone into a ‘matured photographer overnight and shall grant you ‘UNLIMITED BRAGGING RIGHTS’ back home.

Pushkar is full of action, needs bundles of energy, time and well organised logistics. You will have the time of your life absorbing all the colours and the festive vibe of the fair. Walk around, take pictures, chit-chat with the traders, the owners, the buyers, shop for exotic stuff from all over the state and you will feel completely lost in this charming old world. It may even seem like a dream and that you are living in some earlier century. Live this experience fully and whole-heartedly because it will stay with you forever!

As the evening sets, you would still not want to leave the fair. How you would wish it would go on and on! We assure you that you would come back to TAURUS with a very heavy heart, your camera and mind full of memories

Demoiselle Cranes at Khichan.

Demoiselle Cranes flying over Khichan

At TAURUS, we look forward to serve you with a heart-filling healthy dinner.

Night stay as always onboard Taurus on the outskirts of Pushkar.

Haveli at Khichan

Day 3. Drive to Khichan

After our tea ritual and an early  breakfast, Taurus makes way to exit through the jam-packed colourful fair. We drive to Khichan, via Nagaur, with a field lunch break, to see the largest congregation of demoiselle cranes and ornate havelis. It is

Khichan has Ornate Havelis with Intricate Chisel Work.

approximately a five hour drive with beautiful desert sceneries and some small towns in between.

As always, we anchor a little outside the village and stay the night on board Taurus.

Day 4. Depart for Khuri

After early morning tea, we walk to the largest congregation of Demoiselle cranes at Khichan, where they are fed by the villagers with one ton of grain everyday, a phenomenon which has no parallel. The birds make awesome subjects for shooting, of course with the camera! The havelis in the village will leave you awestruck with their intricate designs and architecture. After this lovely time-travel through the enchanting village of Khichan , we take a quick breakfast and depart for Khuri, which is 50 kms from Jaisalmer.

Taurus anchored near Unexplored Sand Dunes

At Khuri, hop on a camel and ride into the crimson red sunset over the sand dunes.

Come back soon, as we serve your favourite dinner on TAURUS.

Day 5: let’s go home!

After a lovely morning together and a mouth-watering breakfast, its time to part ways from Taurus with a heavy heart and a dream to be back again.

We shall be happy to coordinate your departure for Jaisalmer, if you wish.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Following are applicable to the program RJ-2 . More details are applicable mentioned as What is INCLUDED/ Not INCLUDED . In case of any doubt or clarifications, please send all your questions in one single mail.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Only the following are included in the package, rest everything is NOT included.

  • All three veg homely meals as buffet (including morning and evening tea with biscuits) onboard Taurus. Field lunch (Veg) while travelling (from the kitchen of Taurus or roadside Dhaba), without any beverages. If anyone opts for non-veg at such stops, then its to be paid by the participant directly to the establishment.
  • Taurus to travel all onboard for the itinerary.
  • Stay onboard Taurus as per the accommodation available on rotational basis and sleeping bags provided by us.
  • Filtered Water, please bring your own bottles to refill
  • Taurus as transport beyond Pushkar
  • Pick up and drop is available ‘ON DEMAND’ at extra cost
 WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Pick up on arrival and drop at departure
  • Camel rides are Pushkar
  • Camel Cart ride at Pushkar
  • Modelling fee in case someone demands or if model is to be organised
  • Anything not mentioned in the list WHAT IS INCLUDED.


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