Pushkar Camel Fair.

Tripoto
11th May 2023
Day 1

The Pushkar Fair, also known as the Pushkar Camel Fair, is an annual cultural and livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the largest and most famous camel fairs in the world, attracting thousands of visitors, including both locals and tourists, from around the globe.

The fair takes place over a period of about two weeks in the month of November, coinciding with the Hindu lunar month of Kartik. The exact dates vary each year according to the lunar calendar. The event primarily revolves around the trading of livestock, particularly camels, which are brought by the Rajasthani villagers to be bought and sold. Apart from camels, other animals like horses, cows, and sheep are also traded.

The fair is not only a hub for commercial activities but also a significant cultural event. It showcases the vibrant Rajasthani culture through various activities, including folk music and dance performances, puppet shows, acrobatics, and competitions such as the "matka phod" (pot- breaking) contest, longest mustache competition, and camel races. Visitors can witness traditional Rajasthani attire, jewelry, and handicrafts, making it a great opportunity for shopping and experiencing the local culture.

One of the main highlights of the Pushkar Fair is the religious aspect associated with it. Pushkar is considered one of the holiest cities in India, and the fair coincides with the religious significance of the Kartik Purnima, a full moon night when devotees take ritual baths in the sacred Pushkar Lake and visit the famous Brahma Temple. The fair attracts numerous pilgrims who come to seek blessings and participate in religious ceremonies.

Overall, the Pushkar Fair offers a unique blend of commerce, culture, and spirituality, making it a captivating and memorable experience for visitors. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the traditional rural life of Rajasthan and showcases the rich heritage of India in a vibrant and festive atmosphere.

Photo of Pushkar by Nomad aditya
Photo of Pushkar by Nomad aditya
Photo of Pushkar by Nomad aditya
Photo of Pushkar by Nomad aditya