Pushkar Camel Fair: History, Dates, Activities, and More

Pushkar Fair, Pushkar Mela, and Pushkar Camel Fair are different names for one celebration held annually at the time of Kartik Purnima. The traditional extravaganza brings thousands of camels, cattle, and horses together in one place. Over years, the fair has found an admirable mention in Rajasthan Tourism. This is a seven-day colorful, unique exhibition that is attracting many tourists from all over the world. Besides livestock trading, the lure of this gala is various races, competitions, cultural performances, magic shows, and much more. It is the world’s largest cattle fair in India taking place in a beautiful holy city – Pushkar.

Planning the Pushkar Tour Package during the time of this festival will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you should not miss. You can spend a good time with locals and get a deep insight into rural India in its raw form. This takes place during the winter, when the climate is also more soothing than the blazing heat of the summer months. Travellers can take leisure strolls for hours without getting tired. The rolling dunes, vibrant ambiance, and festive color embrace together in one.

When is the fair celebrated?

Camel Fair Pushkar is celebrated every year on the day of Kartik Purnima. This is the full moon day in the Hindu lunar month of Kartik, known to be very precious and significant. Pilgrims and devotees from far and wide come to take a holy dip in sacred Pushkar Lake and pray to Lord Brahma.

Dates of Pushkar Fair 2023: 11th November 2023 to 19th November 2023

Religious Significance

This annual cultural fair also possesses religious importance. During the fair, devotees from across the state take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake which is one of the best places to visit in Pushkar. This is the auspicious time of the year, that is believed to have great importance. Pilgrims a believe that taking a holy bath on the day of a full moon will shower the special blessings of Lord Brahma on them. It is also considered that it brings good fortune and washes off all sins.

Major Attractions of Pushkar Fair

Competitions :

Visitors can enjoy the camel races along with many competitions, dance shows, and the trade of cattle. One most interesting contests is that turns the camel into a clown car. Big mustache competitions, turban tying, races, and more will keep you entertained at the fair.

Souvenir stalls :

There is a huge inflow of pilgrims, camel traders, and tourists from across the world at the Pushkar Fair. They can purchase goodies from local marts and bazaars set up for a few days in the desert region. Things like brassware, garments, jewellry, and more can be bought from souvenir stalls at Pushkar Fair.

Harmony Half Marathon :

The Harmony Half Marathon is one of the best things to do at Pushkar Mela. It is held on the first day of the fair which starts from Dargah Sharif Ajmer and ends at the Pushkar stadium ground.

Camping in Pushkar :

Many desert camps are arranged for tented accommodation experience in Pushkar that combines the pleasures of glamping in the desert. In the camps, you can enjoy the stunning performance of dance by eminent fusion maestros from around the world.

Hot Air Ballooning :

Enjoying hot air ballooning at the Pushkar Fair gives you a beautiful view from above the sky. You can see the vast desert stretch brimming with colorful livestock, swings, slides, and more. This is one of the best things to do in Rajasthan, and this fair gives you a chance to indulge in it.

Cattle Fair :

The cattle fair is one of the major highlights of this carnival, where cattle owners from across the state bring their livestock – camels, horses, cows, goats, and sheep to the fair. All the livestock is well-dressed in colorful attire and is traded by the owners.

Experience the best of this Camel Fair with Golden Triangle Tour or a Rajasthan trip. Go enjoy these amazing activities and witness the spectacle of camel fairs in the desert. Attending the Pushkar camel fair 2023 for a rich cultural experience that will give you an insight into the rural lifestyle.

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