Luxury Trains of India
Rajasthan Travel Guide
A Blend of Religious Fervour And Cultural Vivacity
Location: Pushkar, Ajmer
Time of the year: Hindu month of Karlik (October- November)
Highlights: Folk music and dance, cultural shows, camel races
Significance: Largest camel fair organized in India
The Pushkar fair, held in the holy town of Pushkar, brings alive the bygone tradition of Rajasthan, enhancing the glory of the golden sand. The extraordinarily original and very own rural charm of the fair makes it a great crowd puller.
People from foreign and India come here to witness the pulsating cultural heritage of the state. Breaking all obstacles of their busy schedule, local crowd comes here and make merry. Colourful sights of not only the brightly dressed men and women but the bedecked camel and cattle at the world's largest camel fair leave you fascinated.
Significance of Pushkar Fair:
The fair begins on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. It usually falls in October and November. Pushkar fair continues till five long days till Kartik Purnima.
Pilgrims throng the lake for a holy dip on the day of Kartik Purnima and surrender themselves at the only Brahma Temple in India. The population swells during the Pushkar fair.
Attractions of Pushkar Fair:
Trading of Cattle
Pushkar fair is synonymous to a cattle fair. Here a mass trading of cattle is done in a lively and colourful atmosphere. People come with their cattle like horses, camels, cows, sheep and goats and take part in varied activities like decorating, selling or purchasing cattle during the fair.
Cultural shows, movies, camel races at the fair enliven the event. Ethnic shopping items from all over Rajasthan such as woolen blankets from Merta, textiles printed in Ajmer, bead necklaces of Nagaur, brassware of Jodhpur and Jaipur, displayed here add to the attraction.
Come November and experience a rare blend of religious fervour and cultural vivacity in the Pushkar Mela.