Pushkar Fair (8th to 17th November 2016)

The Main Events –

  1. Camel Decoration
  2. Camel Race
  3. Camel and Horse activity
  4. Kabbadi | Football match (Tourist v/s Local people)
  5. Turban Tying Competition
  6. Cultural Programs i.e folk dance & music and street play

If you're interested in fair & festivals of India, it is the right time to attend camel cattle fair at Pushkar, Rajasthan (Western part of India). As livestock is the lifeline of India, here people worship their animals for Agriculture works. In every part of India animal fair takes place as per the climate or on an auspicious day, as per the Hindu calendar. Pushkar is one of the major destinations.

Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindu people. The Brahma’s (the supreme god in Hindu religion) temple and a holy lake are the main attraction for the people.

At the same time it becomes more interesting for foreign tourists, because of the rural & colorful gathering of the local people. Many famous photographers from across the world come here & they click beautiful pictures of the local people.

Usually the fair lasts for a week, during this festival the Local government makes all the arrangement to make this event memorable.
The local authority makes every day special and memorable for the visitors.

Around the first week of November the local cattle traders start gathering at the fair compound. The shopkeepers start making their shops to sell camel and animal decoration articles (mostly they sell handmade items). Live trading starts taking place before the inauguration of the fair. It is the best time for photography, as it's possible to move around freely and observe the activities of the local people.

The very first day of the fair you can see dunes are getting busy with camel cart rides, vendors, musician Gypsies and tourists.

Camels and traders start disappearing back into the desert as their business concludes.

From 8th to 14th of November the official events for tourists continue at the stadium. There are amusement rides, folk dances, music performances, local food stalls, and other entertainment including turban tying and mustache competition.

November 14, (Monday) 2016 will be the most auspicious date for the local people of Pushkar. The pilgrims will celebrate “KartikPunima” (This is the holy full moon night) when thousands of pilgrims gather to take a holy dip in the lake to absolve themselves of all sins. It will be the great evening and the photographers can get a golden chance to click some nice pictures of the event.

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