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Fair to the King of Desert

Accelerating to Rajasthan's culture

Shaking legs at folks of Rajasthan

Outskirting of holy rituals

Pushkar Fair- Celebrating Life!

Come November and the holy town of Pushkar gets soaked in the colors of merriment. Punctuating the monotony of day-today life, Pushkar Fair brings a bright smile on the faces of the people of Rajasthan who eagerly wait for this festival. This festival is an expression of the passion of Rajasthanis towards life.

Packed with various attractions, Pushkar Fair is the largest Camel Fair of the world. The fair begins on the day of Kartik Purnima(night of full moon) and stretches for the next five days. Millions of people gather at Pushkar to witness this eventful celebration. Some come here to strike lucrative deals of cattle and others come purely for enjoyment.

Reflecting the beliefs and traditions of Rajasthan, which are deeply rooted in its rich cultural heritage, Pushkar fair overflows with Pushkar Fairseveral entertaining activities. Camels decorated from head to toe, cattle adorned with colorful clothes and accessories, cattle competitions, adventure competitions, sights of sadhus performing rituals and people taking a holy dip in the sacred lake give a snapshot of the entertaining Pushkar fair.

Pushkar is the only place on this earth, which houses a Brahma temple. There is an interesting legend attached to the temple. Devotees from all across the world come to this temple to take blessings of the Lord. Take a dip in the holy Pushkar lake as it is believed that the holy water of the lake rids one of their sins.

Major Attractions of Pushkar Fair

Cultural activities

The most enjoyable part of the fair is the cultural activities such as dance and music performances, poetry touching the themes of romance and bravery, exhibitions and movies.

Pushkar Fair Competitions

Interesting Competition

The center of attraction of the competitions is cattle. Interesting cattle competitions are held, which make the audience bubble with joy and entertainment. Have you ever seen cattle playing musical chairs or camels participating in a beauty contest? Come to the Pushkar fair to treat your eyes to such wonderful sights.

Temples, Lake and Ghats

Pushkar city is held in high esteem by the Hindus as it is one of their famous pilgrimages. There are around 400 temples and 52 bathing ghats in this city. And this is the only place in the world that has a temple built in honor of Lord Brahma, the creator of Srishti(creation). It is believed that a dip in the sacred Pushkar lake at the city blesses one with good fortune. 

Handicrafts and Food

The venue of the Pushkar Fair is lined with various stalls well stocked with amazing handicrafts. Here the shopping items are available for both cattle and humans. From the saddles of the cattle to the mesmerizing silver jewelery for women, the stalls offer all. Scan the stalls and you can find amazing things to buy. You can also get amazing body tattoos made here.  At the fair you can treat your taste buds with traditional dishes of Rajasthan, which are simply lip-smacking.

Pushkar Fair Cattle Trading

Cattle Trading

Trading of cattle is one of the important features of the fair. Traders come from far and wide to sell or buy cattle as the fair is famous for well bred cattle, especially camels. The cattle are decorated beautifully before they are brought to the fair.

How To Reach

By Air: Located 132 km from the Pushkar city, Jaipur is the nearest airport.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Ajmer, which connects Pushkar with the major cities of the country.

By Road: Pushkar is easily accessible from all the cities of Rajasthan by road.

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