Pushkar cattle fair 2012 will be held in Pushkar, one of the beautiful towns in Rajasthan state, India from 19 November-28 November. You might be surprised to know that pushkar cattle fair is considered to be one of the most spectacular events of our country. Whenever you hear the word pushkar fair, remember that this is an yearly camel and livestock fair. Every year tourist from different parts of India and the world visits Rajasthan to see this cattle fair, one of the grand event that will be held on kartik purnima. We should be proud of the fact that pushkar cattle fair also known as pushkar ka mela, the world's largest camel fair is held in Pushkar, Rajasthan state, the largest state located in the northeast of our country. Image courtesy: 123rf.com, knowmyindia.com, thegreenhouseresort.com
When visitng Pushkar, you will also get the excellent opportunity to visit the only Brahma temple in the world. So in general we can say that this Pushkar is a popular destination for hindu pilgrims and tourists.You might be interested to note the history/legend behind Pushkar. Once lord Brahma was searching for a suitable place so that he can perform a fire sacrifice. While contemplating, a lotus fell from his hand on the earth and at that time water sprouted. Pushkar was one of them where Brahma performed the fire sacrifice. Every year during the month of October-November, thousands of devotees throng the Pushkar lake to take a holy dip in it. The pushkar cattle fair, popular for camel trading and other attractive activities is also held during this time. I know your curiosity to know more about pushkar cattle fair 2012 programmes. Check out the following points so that you will get more informations about pushkar fair attractions.
Pushkar fair 2012 programs
Pushkar fair is considered to be one of the famous festival event for rural or tribal communities in Rajasthan state. Remember that this is a time for not only attending the fair but also a time for pilgrimage. Usually most programmes will be conducted at the mela ground and the cattle exhibition ground. Pushkar fair 2012 programmes includes flag hosting, mandana competition, bullock decoration competition, satolia match, football match, cricket match, folk dance, devotional dance, folk song, Indian bride competition, milk(stripping) competition, inauguration of vikas pradarshini, gir and cross breed cattle exhibition, inter panchayat samiti rural sports competition, shilpgram art and craft bazaar, animal competition, turban tying and tilak competition, classical music and devotional song, rajasthani kavi samelan, spiritual walk, camel race competition, horse dance competition and many more.
How to reach Pushkar for pushkar cattle fair 2012?
Pushkar, located at a distance of 11km from Ajmer in Rajasthan state, India is easily accessible by rail, road and air. As the season for pushkar mela 2012 is closely approaching, you might be in a hurry to search the easiest way by which you can reach Pushkar. If you wish to travel by bus, remember that Ajmer bus stand and Marwar bus stand are the bus stands in Pushkar, located east of the Pushkar town and north of the Pushkar town respectively. Ajmer is well connected to important cities like Kota(220 km), Jaipur(135 km), Mumbai(900 km), Bundi(180 km), Delhi(405 km), Jaisalmer(475 km), Nagaur(160 km) and Jodhpur(205 km) respectively. The nearest railway station to Pushkar is the Ajmer railway station while the nearest airport is located at a distance lof 131km away from Pushkar city.
Accomodation facilities in Pushkar
By going through the above mentioned points, I hope you got ideas like the easiest way to reach Pushkar. Now I guess you might be searching for the accommodation facilities. For your convenience, I will provide some informations of resorts and luxury hotels in Rajasthan which might be helpful for you while planning the tour.
Resorts in Pushkar with website, address, telephone number and Email
Address: Pushkar Valley Resort,
Vamdev Road Pushkar,
Tel: +91 9414 300113
Address: Sajjan Bhagh Resort,
Opposite Local Bus Stand,
Tel: +91-145-2773821, 941455472
Address: The Green House,
Village Tilora, Pushkar,
Tel: 91-145-3226137, 91-145-2300079
Address: Pushkar Hill Resort,
Pushkar Road, Kanas,
Address: Jai Pushkar Village Resort,
Ganahera, Pushkar 305022
Luxury hotels in Pushkar with website, address, telephone number and Email
Address: Pushkar Lake Palace,
Brahma Temple Rd, Pushkar,
Address: Ananta Resort and Spa,
Ajmer Pushkar Rd, Pushkar district,
Address: Pushkar fort
Motisar Road, Village Ganehra,
Tel: +91-145-2772644, 2772019
Address: Hotel Green Park,
Vaam Dev Rd, Near Gurudwara,
Address:Hotel Gulab Niwaas Palace,
Parikarama Marg, Pushkar 305022
Tel: 0145- 2772357 / 5121176
Address:Hotel master paradise,
Master Colony, Panch Kund Road,
Tel:91-145-2773931, 2772814, 2773933
Budget hotels in Pushkar with website, address, Email and telephone number
Address: Hotel Oasis,
Near Ajmer Bus Stand,
Pushkar, Ajmer 305022
Pushkar camel fair(2012) latest news
For the pushkar fair 2012, going to be held on November 2012, many hotels and guest houses in Rajasthan are already booked now itself. As this is an internationally important fair, facilities for water, electricity and traffic will be checked properly. I have mentioned that this is an internationally important fair. If you have noticed the words of a hotel owner, that tourists from Israel, Britain, France and Germany have already done bookings for the pushkar fair, you will understand that this is a popular fair not only in India but the whole world. Don't misunderstand that only the number of foreign tourist are increasing daily. The number of domestic tourists to pushkar mela is also increasing yearly. Several innovative cultural programs will be introduced by the district administration in connection with this mela. The interesting fact is that at present more than 11,000 foreign tourists are in Pushkar and it is expected that their number will rise to about 50,000 at the time of mela. We have to wait for one more month to know whether it will be a record mela.
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