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Nagaur Fair

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Nagaur a small yet beautiful town near the Capital of Rajasthan Jodhpur, holds one of the most famous and largest Cattle Fair. The whole of the area is filled with cows, camels and horses which are traded by the well known and the lesser known traders of the country. Be here to see the heard of 70, 000 animals playing games with the sun and shadow in the Desert of Rajasthan.

The ending days of January and the beginning of February sees the Nagaur Fair in the light. Thousands of people from all over the world come to see this grand fair of animals.

About Nagaur Fair

Known as the second largest fair of Rajasthan, the Nagaur Fair bring out the best selling ways out of the merchants as they bargain to buy the cattle - be it the horse, cow or the Desert Ship - Camel. The whole of the Fair is nothing less than a fan fare with numerous antic being done - from the cattle races to the ethnic jewellery being sold. Being here you will find what is not likely to be found in the Street Markets of Nagaur - the Culture and Tradition of Rajasthan admist the colors of the Nagaur Cattle Fair.

Meeras Temple
Miras Temple
The most revered devotee of Lord Krishna was born in Nagaur. Mira, the Hindu poetess and light of Bhakti to Lord Krishna begun adoring Krishna at the mere age of 8. Even after being married to the King of Chittoragardh she praised and sung hymns for him. Her love affair with the God is legendry in Hindu Culture as she is prayed with Lord Krishna.

Karni Mata Temple
Karni Mata (Rat) Temple
Karni Mata Temple is one of the most famous Temples of India. This temple in Nagaur has thousands of Rats, filling each and every corner of the temple. Even the prasad distributed in the Temple has been tasted by these rats. These rats are worshipped here, thought of as being the family of the Goddess Karni, waiting to be reincarnated to Human Beings.

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The Nagaur Fair is known for the fleetness of its animals. With a huge Cattle ground of more than 70,000 animals this is one thing which attracts the people to its place. But there are other things too other than the normal selling and buying procedure - the fanfare. A number of competition go on here like the Turban Tying, Longest Moustache., Best dressed Rajasthani Men and Women , Children Competition, Tug - of - War. Then there are other like the jugglers, the puppetries, story - tellers, dancers, musicians, artists, painters, ethnic rajasthani jewllery sellers, cock fights, camel race and so on.

Apart from these, Nagaur Fair is also known for one more thing - the Red Chillies. This place is the Hub of Chillies from where is goes to entire India. Chilli Merchants from all over come here to buy the best Chillies. From Rs 500 per kilo it can reach Rs 3000/-. Its in the hands of the merchant to make a difference of the best and not the best.

There is more in the Nagaur Fair to do. Nagaur fair is an open market. Here you can find the most exquisite and ethnic Rajasthani Jewelley, the colorful Rajasthani Dresses, the pottery and the Mehandi work. Keep watching for the new attractions of the fair which keep coming up each year.
Our Suggestions
  • Nagaur Fair is held each year in the months of January and February end for 10 days. Nagaur District near Jodhpur is the location of the fair.
  • As the Nagaur Fair is held by the Govt. of Rajasthan there is no ticket fees. Its open for everyone.
  • Nagaur Fair is also the best place to buy the Rajasthani Souvenirs at the nominal price. As a number of Merchants from all over Rajasthan come to sell their products, they are priced less than the market prices.
  • Do not bring along important documents and other valuables as there is a lot of hustle and bustle in the fair. Its better to keep them in the Hotel Locker. Keep India Currency with you as foreign Currency will not be accepted here.
  • Rajasthani Food is known world over. So if you are in Nagaur then do not forget to taste the Rajasthani Delicacies like Dal Bati Choorma and Kheer.
  • There are best Hotels and Restaurants where you can stay in Nagaur and Jodhpur during the Fair. For further information, contact us.
  • For the exact dates of the fair, contact us.
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