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What Is Special In The Pushkar Camel Fair 2018

The Pushkar Fair is not just about Camels and livestock, it is also a religious festival to honor the Lord Brahma. The only temple dedicated to Brahma in India is in Pushkar. The Pushkar is a tiny town in the center of the desert of Rajasthan. This barren land of Pushkar gets alive during the festival of 9 days as many local traders, villagers, and travelers come to visit this fair for the trade of camel and livestock.

Sunset @ Pushkar Mela 2012Thousands of folks gather near to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. This festival starts with a Camel Race followed by the music, local folk dance, exhibitions, and competitions.

 

Pushkar 2015It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs and during the festival, thousands of travelers come to attend this fair from around the world.

PushkarIn the fair men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep, goats and many other cattle. Whereas the women visit the stalls for bracelets, jewellery, clothes, textiles and fabrics dealings.

7094 A racing camel--Pushkar Fair , IndiaFor the spectators, they also organize few more competitions such as ‘Matka Phod’, Longest Moustache, bridal competition, Cricket Tournament and much more.

This is the fair is starting on 15th Nov 2018 – 23rd Nov 2018.

How to get Pushkar?

Pushkar is well connected from rest of the Rajasthan or one can travel up to Ajmer (which is connected by Indian railways throughput northern & western India).  The nearest Aiport is Jaipur or Udaipur.

Delhi – Pushkar

Where to stay?

The festival takes place at outskirt where one can pitch the tent but I’d suggest you to stay in Homestays and hostels which are located in the main bazaar of Pushkar. The accommodation starts from INR 150/- onwards.

The Travelography’s Tips

Well, this festival is mainly focused on camels and livestock. Yet I’d suggest you take care of your belongings while roaming in the fair. In the nights the temperature goes down so keep that in mind while packing your rucksack.


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A traveler, adventurer, offbeat destination explorer, passionate trekker, photographer and a storyteller based in Delhi.
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