Dates of Pushkar Fair
2010 – 13 – 21 November
2011 – 2 – 10 November
Pushkar, the calm, modest, holy and sacred town of East Rajasthan, is located just11 kms from another holy city of Ajmer. Pushkar is surrounded by Aravallis and is on the periphery of a small, enchanting & beautiful lake. Pushkar is considered to be very sacred by Hindus and to testimony lies in the fact that the city has more tha 400 temples and there are 52 bathing ghats surrounding the holy lake. Pushkar is the home for the only Brahma temple in the world. Brahma is also known as Hindu God of Creation.
Every year in the month of November during Katik, the quiet little town of Pushkar in India comes alive during the Pushkar Fair or Pushkar Mela, with a riot of colors & a frenzied burst of activity. Pushkar is not only the World's largest Camel Fair but there is much more to it. The liveliness of Pushkar Fair is unmatchable with any other fairs in the world.
The Unique Pushkar Fair is grandeur of Rajasthan. Visiting Pushkar during the Fair is Tourists delight and treat to eyes. Thousands of people from all religions, casts arrive in Pushkar to watch the internationally acclaimed Cattle Fair. The devotees also assemble in the Pushkar Lake to take Holy Dip. The fair is full of events showcasing "Rajasthani" Dance, Traditional "Rajasthani" music, gaily-attired folks and various cultural activities and games.
Fun Frolic during Pushkar Fair
Games and activities for camels are worth watching and breathtaking. On the first day of Pushkar fair you would be delighted to see Camel Sports that begin with Camel Races. The fun is not to see who wins but the delightful and decorated camels will captivate your heart. Generally bumbling beasts of burden, the camels are decorated by their owners in ceremonial dress. Camels running like ostriches with noises of the bells and jewelry will enthrall you on the very first sight. After the Camel Race comes the event similar to musical chairs. In this game the music plays and as the music stops, the camel has to stick its long bending neck between two poles. The camel owners are supposed to guide its entrant with the help of a silken cord attached to the nose ring of the camel.
Beauty Contest for Camels, yes it happens during Pushkar Fair. The owners bring their fabulously ornamented and decorated camels to the ring and then the camels are paraded to catch the critical eye of keen judges. The criteria to declare the winner of the camel beauty contest depends on the way (gait) of walking of the camel, equipment and ornament choice, the multiplicity of pranks it is capable of performing and its capability to interpret and follow commands.
One of the most thrilling camel events is 'Laadoo oonth'. In this event it is seen how much weight a camel can carry. Laadoo oonth begins with man after man climbing onto the ridge-like back of the camel. People clutch each other to retain the shaky position in a group. Many times the the human cargo come crashing down when camel tries protest.
Pushkar a Perfect tourist destination
Pushkar is also known as "THE PARAM TIRATHSTAN" by Hindus and it is believ no pilgrid that no Pilgrimage is complete without taking a Holy Dip in the Pushkar Lake.
Pushkar is also known as "THE GAYATRI DHAM". It is believed that the Holy city is the source of the supremely spiritual "Gayatri Mantra"
The Pushkar fair is the largest cattle fairs in the world. It is internationally acclaimed and people abroad wait for the Fair in India.
Pushkar is also one of the oldest cities in India. Pushkar has reference in mythology and the Mahabharat.
The only Temple of Brahma - the creator is in Pushkar
The Holy Lake in Pushkar has 52 bathing ghats and they are linked to the lunar calendar. Each ghat in Pushkar is believed to have miraculous qualities and powers of healing.
Pushkar is also known as the city of temples because it has over 500 temples built over different eras with varied architectural styles.
Puskar is also know as the rose garden of Rajasthan. Variety of roses and essence Pushkar rose is exported the world wide.
Pushkar is situated amidst Aravalli Hills and has varied terrain with sand, rock, hills, vegetation and lakes. The location makes Pushkar an ideal choice for adventure activities.
Ajmer, another holy city is in close proximity to Pushkar just 11 Kms. Ajmer is famous for Dargah of Khwaja Moin-Uddin-Chishti and is a sacred pilgrimage for Muslims. However people from all religions have faith in Khwaja.
Pushkar is around 400 Km from IGI International Airport Delhi, 120 Km from Sanganer Airport Jaipur
Pushkar is well connected by road from Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur,Ahmedabad. Ajmer is the nearest Railway station which is connected from all parts of the country including Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai, Patna, Surat, Bhilwara, Jaipur, Jodhpur etc.
September to April is the best time to Visit Pushkar
Other places near Pushkar are Nagaur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Kishangarh, Beawar, Bhilwara, Kota.
Government Of Rajasthan Tourist Offices
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