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Occasion: Pushkar Camel Fair
Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan
Fair Time: October-November
Legend/Deity: Lord Brahma, Pious Pushkar Lake
Tourists Attraction: Camel exhibition, shopping, cattle
fair, camel race, food-stalls, cultural programmes
Cuisine: Dal, Bati, Churma, Makka ki Roti, Missi ki Roti,
Staying Options: Pushkar resort, Hotel Pushkar Palace
The sand dunes of Rajasthan receives countless step with the onset of
cattle trade fair in Pushkar, situated 11 km from Ajmer. The fair is a
twelve day event, held annually during the month of October or November and
is believed to be the largest camel trade fair all over the world.
Soul Connecting Legend of Pushkar Fair
Like the other fairs and festivals, Pushkar fair has also its history which
has been scripted in Hindu Scriptures. Accordingly is is one of the five
holy cities, blessed with the one of the two shrines devoted to Lord Brahma
in India. Myths says that a battle between Lord Brahma and demon Vajra Nabh,
led the petals of Lord's lotus flower float down on the earth and formed
places in and around Pushkar. Since then the place got surrounded by 500
temples and 52 palaces, maintained by bygone kings and rulers.
Thousand of devotees, from different parts of the globe visit the place on
the day of Poornima in the month of Kartika(as per the Hindu religious
calendar). They believe to take a holy dip in the Pushkar lake, which is
said to be the divine abode of about 330 million Hindu deities.
Pushkar Fair Attraction and Celebration
Pushkar fair presents the remarkable fusion of religious belief and
commercial taste, existing in the society. Apart from making a religious
trip to the town, it is a place where one can see 'mela'(fair) featuring
traders dealing in camel cattle, ethnic artifacts and lot more. The camel
fair is one of the major attraction of the festival. About 20, 000 camels
are decorated with colorful cloths and exhibited in the fair. Besides,
cultural programmes, including folk dances, dramas, song, camel races also
draws visitors attention. They also receive the chance to participate in
traditional programmes and explore rural life style of the state.
Puskhar fair is also a great place for shopholics. A number stalls display
a riot of antique trinkets, leather items, glitzy bangles, clothes and
accessories, that holds the fine touch of Rajasthan culture and tradition.
One can also pamper their taste bud with have delicacies like Dal, Bati,
Churma, Makka ki Roti, Missi ki Roti,, Garlic Chutney etc.
Staying option during Pushkar Fair
Pushkar fair is an event of several days. Therefore the best way to
catch-hold of its every sphere is to manage staying at comfortable hotels.
Pushkar resort and Hotel Pushkar Palace offers the ultimate days to their
guest. Apart from this a number of hotel, ranging from deluxe to budget are
also set up in the town.
Reaching Pushkar, Rajasthan
The nearest aerodrome to Puskhar is at Jaipur, that connects Rajasthan from
major Indian cities via regular flight.
The nearest railhead to Pushkar is at Ajmer. Daily trains like Shatabdi
Exp, Intercity Exp connects the place with metro cities in India
The roadways to Rajasthan are smooth and one can have comfortable journey
by bus. Pushkar is only 11 km from Ajmer and it takes only 2 hours journey