After a few days of indecision, finally the plan for Pushkar Camel Fair 2013 has been finalized I would be heading to Pushkar on the 15th of November and plan to come back on the 17th. Which I know is still couple of months away, however it is best to book hotels in advance when it comes to Pushkar Camel Fair and this is precisely what I have done.
While last year and the year before that, I had booked rooms for the first night and on the second day, had to hunt for different hotel, this time around I have booked room for both the nights at Raghav Resort. This is a hotel I have seen on previous occasions, but hadn’t stayed at till now.
With hotel reservation out of the way, it was time to finalize a BCMTouring Dinner Meet for Pushkar (like last year) and I have done that as well and we (BCMTians) will be meeting at the Lakeview Café on the 16th for Dinner and if you too are around and would love to meet fellow photogs and travelers, then you are most welcomed to join us. Details of the meet can be found here.
This time I would be traveling with two DSLR bodies (wanted to do that for past couple of years), Tokina 11-16 Wide Angle Lens and Tamron 17-50 f2.8 zoom lens and couple of more lenses and an external flash (badly missed it last year), which should give me more creative freedom and hopefully would translate in to better than before photographs of Pushkar.
Of course the main purpose of the trip (beside photography) is to enjoy the sights, sounds and delicacies of Pushkar and company of fantastic travelers and photogs, whom I would be traveling with and meeting in Pushkar.
In case you too are interested in attending Pushkar Camel Fair 2013, this year it would begin from 13th of November (Wednesday) and will go on till the 17th of November (Sunday). I have also compiled a handy travel guide for Pushkar Camel Fair, which hopefully should be able to help you, if you are traveling for the first time to Pushkar.
Good thing that you have booked hotel earlier. But I will suggest you to come by 10th as the fair will start from 7th and by 10th camel race will start. I run a Camp resort in Pushkar. Well as you have booked so won’t be great to offer accommodation. But just enjoy the fair.