India Tours Pushkar Fair
The Pushkar Fair (Pushkar ka Mela),is one of the world's largest camel fairs, held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. Competitions such as the matka phod, moustache, and bridal competition,camel Race, are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists. In recent years the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar club and a team of random foreign tourists.
Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan India Tours, comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. The occasion: Pushkar Camel Fair. Very few, if at all any, fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar.
Most people associate the Pushkar Fair India Tour with the world's largest camel fair. But it is much more than that. It is an occasion for villagers from far and near to gather together and enjoy a welcome break from their harsh life of the arid desert. It is an occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake to "wash away the sins of a lifetime" and pay obeisance at the Only (!) Brahma Temple in the world. For the visitor, it is an unparalleled and unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place.
Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items. In order to demonstrate, the men go up on the group of camels one after another.
Pushkar the peaceful lakeside town of Pushkar fills to bursting during this unmissable annual event. Originally intended to attract camel and cattle traders to do business during the Katrik Purnima festival, Pushkar Camel Fair has grown into a major tourist attraction.
The annual Pushkar Camel Fair is an experience that will make for a magical sojourn to Rajasthan. A tented city is created adjacent to Pushkar Lake during the full moon days for this fair and it is here that thousands of men and women cover the sand dunes and indulge in festivities, trade in livestock, handicrafts, participate in camel races, dances, drama, and music competitions.