With more than a hundred years old history, Pushkar fair is the world’s largest livestock fair that brings Pushkar back to life, which otherwise remains serene for most of the times in a year. Host to sparkling events and activities, the Pushkar fair is one of the most intriguing cultural shocks you will experience in India. Visually appealing and enchanting, a day at the Pushkar Fair promises unlimited fun and experiences that last a lifetime. So what else are you waiting for? Hop on this roller coaster ride that promises a visual explosion of beautifully adorned camels, Rajasthani men & women dressed in their traditional attires, folk dance performances and bizarre competitions you can only find in Pushkar, the famous town perched on the banks of the Pushkar Lake.
Originally conceived with the intention to draw in cattle & camel traders for business, the fair has now become one of the largest gatherings of the state and surpassed the trading part with a great number of events and activities arranged by the Rajasthan Tourism.
When and Where?
The fair is celebrated every year with great fervor for five days on the Kartik Purnima, in the town of Pushkar, in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. The celebrations basically take place in between the months of October to November.
Pushkar Fair in 2018: 15th November – 23 November 2018.
Why you must be a part of it?
The Pushkar fair is a celebration that can inspire, enlighten and overwhelm you, all at once. With a variety of scenes to startle your eyeballs, the Pushkar fair never fails to stun those who tread the soil.
1.Out of the box competitions
Competition like turban tying, matka race, camel decoration, and the world’s longest mustache make the Pushkar Fair totally appealing, with travelers and backpackers pouring in from all over the world.
2.Hot Air Balloon Ride
Enjoy the stunning views of the colorful camps, decorated livestock and festivities with a hot air balloon ride, one of the most spectacular activities at the fair.
3.Live music performances by world’s best fusion bands
If you are a music lover and would love to groove to some amazing tunes by the world’s best fusion bands, then the vibrant Pushkar fair is a must on your list.
The Shilpgram Handicrafts Bazaar, set by local artisans of the state, is a great place to buy traditional handcrafted jewelry, paintings, leather items and puppets.
5.Desert camping beneath the star-lit sky
As the sun sets, the fun at the fair gets doubled with a whole new bunch of activities one can enjoy under the starred sky. With colorful tents perched all over the fields, one can relish the most amazing accommodation at the famous desert camps of Pushkar.
6.Lip-smacking cuisines of Rajasthan
The Pushkar fair is also one of the best times to take a gastronomical journey and order everything that persuades your taste-buds. Local specialties like Dal Bati Churma, Gatte ki sabzi, Laal Maas and Ker Sangria are must try for those looking forward to a great platter.
How to Reach Pushkar?
By Air: The Sanganer airport in Jaipur (146 km from Pushkar) is the nearest airport to Pushkar. Visitors can hire private vehicles or taxi to reach Pushkar from the airport.
By Train: The Pushkar Railway Station is actively connected to the Ajmer railway station, located at a distance of 11km.
By Road: The town of Pushkar is actively connected to cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Ajmer via active bus services.