Pushkar Camel Fair 2019 is nothing but an annual cattle fair being conducted on Pushkar where nearly 30,000 camels are used to be congregated astonishingly. Pushkar is a small desert town found in the Indian state of Rajasthan. As a peculiar and captivating sight, it will give you an excellent opportunity to witness an Indian festival but in the traditional style. The Pushkar Camel Fair is celebrated with the intention to grasp the attention of local cattle traders to perform their business during the divine Karthika Purnima festival, which is held in Pushkar every year in the month of Karthika. With camel trading, the fair has developed into a major tourist attraction followed by a series of activities being arranged by the Tourist Department, Rajasthan.
Pushkar remains restrained in a high esteem by the Indian Populace especially Hindus among five pilgrimages including Puri, Rameswaram, Badrinath and Dwarka. The story behind this is, in a battle, an evil spirit named Vajra Nabh has been killed by the Lord Brahma with his Lotus flower. The petals of that lotus flower reached earth and landed in and around the Pushkar where divine lakes sprang up. Some legends say that Pushkar Lake is the only point surrounded by a number of temples and palaces. The Brahma Temple present here is the only temple found for Brahma in India. The celebration of Pushkar fair lasts for five day and the fifth day is believed to be the most significant day during which the Pushkar lake had sprung up by the Lord Brahma. So, peoples from various parts of the country are used to take a divine dip in this lake.
Pushkar Fair is really a grand event and therefore, you can indulge yourself in many a number of exciting activities including Hot air ballooning, camel/horse riding, quad bike riding, safari trip at Sunset, shopping and even a sanctified bath in the Pushkar Lake as well.
- Hot air ballooning: This activity is mainly for raising your adrenaline.
- Horse / camel riding: Riding on camels and horse is the most popular attraction of visitors
- Sunset safari trip: Watching camel carts swinging around the desert at sunset will really offer you a unique experience. Don’t forget to bring camera to capture those wonderful scenes.
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