Pushkar Fair, one of the largest Camel Fairs in India is held every year in
the month of November in the place called
small Village called Pushkar comes alive in this month with lakhs of
Pilgrims coming to the lands of Pushkar. To the world, Pushkar is known as
the land where the Worlds Largest Camel Fair is held every year. For the
Indians Pushkar is known as the place which is one of the four most
important Tirths. Both the reasons are held true for the reason, Pushkar
fair is held on the date of the Tirth. So Pushkar plays an important role
for both - Indians and Foreigners.
Pushkar fair is known as the place where the best breeds Camels are
sold and bought. These camels in the herds are traded by various
merchants who come from all over Rajasthan to make fortune. The Fair
goes on for 10 days at a length where apart from selling and buying the
camels are number of other plays too go on. On the day of Full Moon or
Kartik Poornima, almost 200,000 people flock to Pushkar , bringing with
them around 50, 000 cattles. The fanfare involves camel racing and other
The fairs includes programs like cricket match, football match,
classical and devotional musical songs, horse dance competition, camel
race, camel dance, folk songs.
There is also the Spiritual Walk or the Pushkar Parikrama. This
Parikrma usually held in the early hours of the day is done amongst the
traditional songs of Rajasthan. It takes around an Hour to complete this
walk around the Pushkar Lake.
Apart from this there is a lot in Pushkar to Shop. There are hundreds
of souvenirs to shop like the leather goods, brass utensils, rajasthani
embroided clothes, miniature paintings, pottery, puppets, ethnic
rajasthani jewellery and more. All these you can find in the various
markets of Pushkar known by various names like the Sarafa Bazar, Bada
Bazar and the Kedalgunj Bazar.
- Pushkar is a small town Village. Do not expect the supermarkets or
Shopping Malls here. Whatever is necessary, bring along. The local
Markets of Pushkar cater to the dailt basic needs and nothing more.
- The months of October and November are the best months to be in
Rajasthan. Its the winter time till February end and is also the Tour
Time for Rajasthan. So take a tour of Rajasthan too.
- Take your daily food in your booked Hotel is you are not well
acquainted with the local food. However you can try the local food
under the guidance of your travel guide.
- There are direct Trains to Pushkar. To reach the town you have to
take a cab. There are no filghts to the Pushkar town, however there
are flights to major cities of Rajasthan.
- For the dates of the Fair, contact us!
- For Tours and further information, contact us.