Luxury Trains of India
Rajasthan Travel Guide
The State's Second Largest Cattle Fair, The Country's Biggest Mirchi Bazaar
Location: Nagaur, Jodhpur
Time of the year: Hindu month of Magh (January-February)
Highlights: Biggest red chilly bazaar of India is organized here
Significance: The second largest cattle fair of the desert state
The Nagaur Fair of Rajasthan, organized in January-February, is essentially a cattle fair. The fair lasts till 8 long days. Buying and selling of cattle takes place extensively at this eight-day long fair. As many as 70,000 cattle are traded annually at this second largest fair of Rajasthan. A number of attractions, apart from the trade of cattle, dot the fair.
Highlights of the Fair:
Trading of Cattle
The Nagaur fair is known for trading in camels, cows, horses and bullocks. Not only the animals are adorned with attractive accessories but at the same time their owners also flaunt wearing colourful costumes and turbans. Both the owners as well as the buyers bargain rigorously until they decide upon a price.
Apart from being the state's largest cattle fair, the country's biggest mirchi (red chilly) bazaar is also organized at the Nagaur fair. Wooden items, leather ware and iron crafts are also traded at the fair.
The Nagaur Fair has something for everyone. Means of entertainment includes sports such as camel races, tug-of-war, cock fights and bullock races. Add to it, jugglers, storytellers and campfires contribute to the excitement. The folk music echoes through the serenity of the desert.
Jodhpur is the nearest airport at a distance of 138 kilometers. Nagaur also has its own railway station. Trains from all major cities like Kolkata and Jaipur stop over here. It is also well-connected to all nearby places by a network of roads.
The Nagaur Fair magnetises tourists from all over the world, who come to see the bargaining of cattle, colourfully attired traders and unlimited fun-filled activities.