States Rajasthan Festivals Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair Rajasthan

The small and sacred town of Pushkar hosting the most admired Pushkar Fair invite culture aficionados from across the globe to be part of a celebration unlike any other.

About Pushkar Fair

While Rajasthan is known for its various colourful festivals, Pushkar festival or the Pushkar Camel Fair is one among the best of all. Every year lakhs of visitors hoard this place to witness the country largest camel, horse and cattle fairs. Just like any other fair, this one too has a display of livestock, wherein owners bring in their camels, horses, cows, goats and sheep all adorned beautifully to be sold and purchased. Organized during the sacred full moon day, Pushkar fair attracts a lot of international tourists who are fascinated to see cattle trade in such a large scale. Entertainment programmes like Rajasthani art, dance, music performed by the turbaned men and women wearing colourful skirts also add to the charm of the fair.

Well, this isn’t it; Pushkar fair is also known for its religious significance. Pushkar Lake is one of India’s holy lakes. Every year during the holy month of Kartik (as per Hindu calendar) thousands of pilgrim and priests visit this lake to pay their respect to Lord Brahma. It is believed that a dip in the lake washes away all the sins.

Dates of the festival: November 22 - 30, 2020

It is celebrated annually for seven days in November, during the full moon day.

Special highlights of the festival:

  • The opening ceremony marked by the parade of these royal looking camels and horses is an experience in itself.
  • Several amazing competitions are held during the fair which includes tug of wars, longest moustache competition, camel races, camel beauty pageant etc.
  • The fair also provides an unforgettable stay experience in the tented camps.
  • Adventurous activities like hot air ballooning, horse riding, quad biking are the experiences on offer.
  • During the fair a harmony half marathon is also held which should not  be missed.
  • Visitors can purchase delightful handicrafts, traditional silver ornaments, printed textiles, traditional footwears, souvenirs etc.

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Pushkar Rajasthan

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