Pushkar Fair: A Camel Fair in Rajasthan

The fair of Pushkar is popular for its significance and relation to the unparalleled qualities of the town of Pushkar.  This fair is held at Pushkar town, 11 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan. It is celebrated from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day. The fair is mainly about the trade of domesticated animals, for example camels and cows. As indicated by a study, the reasonable recorded the trade of 50,000 camels, which was the world’s largest camel fair. For the entertainment and involvement of the visitors, the fair is separated into three major segments.

The first segment is about the Cattle Fair. Apart from camel, domesticated animals such as cows, goats, horses and sheep, are brought here for trade. The animals are beautifully decorated. Additionally, the perfectly decorated camel owners are also rewarded.

pushkar camel fair

Camel race, camel and horse dance competition, competition to select the best cattle in different breeds. To build the fun remainder, turban tying and tilak competition, wrestling matches, matka race (ladies bearing water pots) and kabaddi matches  would also be held.

In the second segment of the fair, the culture of Rajasthan is showcased. The guests could discover stalls and shops here that are organized by dealers to show lovely garments, aesthetic jewelries and different ancient artifacts that replicate the rue essence of Rajasthan.

market of pushkar fair

In the third segment  as the fair comes towards its end, the guests move towards the shrines and temples. The Pushkar Lake has 52 ghats where travelers descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. A journey to the Pushkar Lake is thought to be as purifying as that to the Mansarovar Lake situated on way to Mount Kailash.

Pushkar lake ghat

 

Every year pushkar fair Rajasthan has great success and visited by a lot of tourists from around the world. It is always advisable to do the pre-booking for your convenience as the costs skyrocket due to vast number of guests who come to attend this annual event in Rajasthan.

Pushkar Fair Dates 2015 – 18th Nov-25th Nov

 

 

 

 

 

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