Pushkar Camel FairPushkar Fair Dates 2014 : 26 October to 06th November, 2014 Venue : Pushkar, Situated in East Rajasthan
Distance : Bharatpur (305 km), Jodhpur (210 km), Udaipur (303 km), Kota (200 km)
Language : Hindi, English & Rajasthani
The Pushkar Camel Fair is also known as Pushkar Mela or Pushkar Cattle Fair. Held every year between the month of November and December. The Pushkar Camel Fair is the world’s biggest camel fair held in the holy town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. This fair attracts thousands of tourist across the world, with approximately 20,000 camels, cattle and horses on display, for trading every year. Tourists from across the globe come to witness this amazing and colourful Camel Carnival, in Rajasthan. The Pushkar Camel Carnival Is one of the biggest Camel Fairs in the world which brings tourists from all over US, Australia, UK, Canada. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness an amazing gathering of camels and cattle and leaves a special mark on anyone visiting this fair. Pushkar is the only place in India which has a Brahma temple and does not exist anywhere in the world. As per the Hindu traditions, Brahma is considered to be the Creator of the Earth. It is believed that he started creating the earth from Pushkar and therefore considered the most sacred town of India. There is a beautiful Pushkar lake here which is its prime attraction. Nowhere in the world can one see such a large conglomeration of cattle and camels. While visiting the Pushkar Camel fair, one can also take a flight on a Hot Air Balloon, over the Pushkar Town and the Pushkar Camel Fair. This huge gathering seen from the air is a photographer's delight.
Main Attractions Are
» Camel Race
» Gorband- Camel Decoration
» Camel and Horse Dance
» Kabbadi match (Local v/s Visitors)
» Cultural Programmes
Pushkar Mela - An unforgettable and unique experience for tourists and visitors. It is an unparalleled and an unforgettable experience, to see and feel the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan, at one place. For five days, the camels are dressed up, paraded, shaved, entered into beauty contests, raced, and traded. A huge carnival is held, with an array of musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers and carousel rides to entertain the crowd.Pilgrims come to this festival to bathe in the holy waters of Pushkar's lake and be absolved of their sins. The two days around the full moon, are considered to be the most auspicious time of the year for bathing in the lake. Those who bathe on these days of the full moon are said to receive special blessings
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