Hotel room prices go through the roof during the fair as it’s peak season and people will pay it! The place also pretty much sells out during this time so best to book in advance if you can.
There’s a 5 star Westin resort if you’re budget can afford it and Hotel Brahma Horizon or the heritage Treebo are good midrange options. These are further out than the main lake side area but are peaceful and away from the noise!
Shiva guest house and Zostel are on the backpacker budget end and provide cheap accommodation in private rooms or dorms.
But, the absolute best way to experience the camel fair is to camp! Now, I’m not talking music festival camping. No, no. Camping in India is pretty much like a normal hotel room but with a tent over your head. It’s luxury camping or ‘glamping’ which is a better word!
I stayed at the Royal Heritage Camps and Safaris which was beautiful. It was nicely decorated, had a private porch and the bathroom shower had better water pressure than my apartment in Delhi!
There was great A/C which was needed in the boiling heat during the day but at night it was down right FREEZING! So, you’re best to layer up or bring a hot water bottle with you :P
You can check out their website and rates here.