Pushkar an important religious place of Hindus is located at a distance of 11 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan State. This city is encircled by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other which make it a beautiful city that summons scores of tourists from several parts of the globe. The foremost attraction of this place is annual Pushkar Camel Fair held every year on the day of Karthik Purnima in October or November.
Pushkar Fair Festval Start from 8 November to 14 November, and offers you luxury camping and the ultimate way to experience the more traditional aspects of Pushkar Fair, one of Rajasthan’s most spectacular events. The Pushkar Fair official programme events and fairground will run from 8 November to Monday 14 November. The full moon night, Kartik Purnima 2016 is 14 November.
The grand Pushkar festival is a wonderful experience that will make a magical sojourn to the royal state of Rajasthan. It is a time for the Rajasthan people to forget the life of arid desert and get soaked them in festive fervor. This is truly a theatrical event that shines with vibrant culture and rich colors.
Pushkar fair is celebrated on full moon day in the month of November. Thousands of devotees flock to the holy Pushkar lake to take a holy dip. The pristine lake is surrounded by 52 ghats, where people take holy bath to wash away their sins.
The Pushkar camel fair is the world’s largest camel trading fair. Around 30,000 camels are being traded here. Cultural programmers including folk dance and music are the real feast for eyes. The camel competition which includes best breed camel, best decorated camel, camel dance and camel race are the thrilling elements of this great event.
Fun and frolic is at its highest in the celebrations of the fair. Mustache competition, bridal competition, turban competition are organized to make the event more enjoyable and interesting. Besides this, body tattooing and puppet shows are added charms of the fair.
Once finished with fun and celebrations, visit the majestic temples of the holy city. The serene land boasts 400 ancient temples which are worth visiting. Pushkar is pride to be blessed with the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the entire India.
How to reach Pushkar
Air: The nearest airport is the Jaipur domestic airport.
Rail:Ajmer is the closest railway head to Pushkar
Road: Pushkar is connected with a excellent road network with other cities of Rajasthan. Buses ply from Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner to reach the city.