Pushkar Fair – Celebrations in the Land of Sand: Article on Must See India : 2373 | Mustseeindia.com
Must See India - Best Travel Guide to India
Home   |   Login   |   Register   |   Contact Us
 ›   ›  Pushkar Fair – Celebrations in the Land of Sand

Pushkar Fair – Celebrations in the Land of Sand

by Madhav Srinivasan 5 year, 7 months ago

The Pushkar Fair is a colorful event held every year in Rajasthan. It is the biggest Camel fair in the world and it also showcases the vibrant culture of Rajasthan. All these factors make it an amazing experience for tourists galore…

Pushkar, located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, is one of the most ancient towns in the country. This city has one of the few rare temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator. Pushkar is mentioned in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharatha as a scared place and many devout Hindus take up a pilgrimage to Pushkar every year. Thanks to its religious and historic appeal, a lot of tourists travel to Pushkar to witness the beauty and charm of the place.

What You Should Know About the Pushkar Fair

The Pushkar Fair is held each year during the months of November-December, coinciding with the Hindu month of Karthik. The fair is celebrated for five days, from Karthik Ekadasi to Karthik Poornima (Full Moon). Karthik Poornima is considered to be the day when Lord Brahma appeared here, out of a lotus, in the Pushkar Lake.


This fair is the largest cattle fair organized in India, and a large number of camels and cattle are traded during this time. Camel races and even camel beauty contests are held to showcase the animals’ best points. It is believed that around 50000 camels are traded here on a yearly basis, making it probably the largest camel fair in the world.

So What’s In It for Tourists?

The camels on display are sure to enthrall foreigners and tourists, as these majestic beasts can make heads turn due to their studied nonchalance. Witnessing the local trade and the races is sure to be an exciting experience for both local and international travelers too.

Cultural show, games, contests and even an exhibition cricketing match between the local club and a team of visitors to the city are held. It is a colorful and pulsating event that attracts people who are interested in studying the local culture and casual tourists looking to have some fun.

Men and women, attired in their colorful best (in the local clothes), throng here to visit the temple and the fair. Amusing contests like ones for ‘The Biggest Moustache’, ‘Matka Phod’ and ‘The Best Bridal Dress-Up’ are held to entertain visitors. Other attractions for visitors include puppet shows, acrobatics, shopping for ethnic ware, body tattooing and folk dance and music performances.

Camels and their owners gather here in thousands and race and preen and show off in a one-of-a-kind show. Visit Pushkar during the Pushkar Mela and witness one of the most spectacular rural trade shows in the world!

Places in this article

 Click to view map

You can drag the map with your mouse, and double-click to zoom.


Places in this article

Recent articles

View all
No comments so far. Be the first to comment!

People who viewed this page also viewed

Agra packages from Chennai
Bharatpur honeymoon packages from Pune
Bharatpur packages from Pune
Book Munnar hotels online
Dalhousie packages from Kolkata
Dehradun honeymoon packages from Delhi
Gujarat packages from Pune
Jaisalmer honeymoon packages from Hyderabad
Jharkhand packages from Chennai
Katra honeymoon packages from Chennai
Mathura packages from Mumbai
Munnar Tour Packages