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Title: The Ultimate Guide to Attending Pushkar Festival in India

If you are interested in immersing yourself in
the vibrant and colorful culture of India,
the Pushkar Festival in India is an event that
should be at the top of your list. Also known as
Pushkar Mela, this annual festival is a five-day
celebration of Rajasthans rich culture,
tradition, and history. Here is the ultimate
guide to attending the Pushkar Festival in India.
What is the Pushkar Festival? 
  • The Pushkar Festival is a lively and colourful
    celebration of Rajasthans culture and tradition,
    held every year in the small town of Pushkar in
    the state of Rajasthan.
  • The festival is centered around Pushkar Lake,
    which is considered to be one of the holiest
    lakes in India.
  • The festival brings together people from all
    over India, as well as international travelers,
    to witness the vibrant culture and enjoy the

When is the Pushkar Festival? 
  • The Pushkar Festival is a five-day event that
    takes place every year in November, during the
    Kartik Purnima full moon.
  • The exact dates may vary, so its crucial to
    check the calendar before making your travel

Why is Pushkar Fair Celebrated?
  • Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest and
    most popular festivals in India.
  • It is a vibrant and colourful celebration that
    takes place every year in the town of Pushkar,
  • This festival is an important event for the
    locals, and it attracts thousands of tourists
    from all over the world.
  • The origins of the Pushkar camel fair can be
    drafted back to old times.
  • According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma, the
    creator of the universe, dropped a lotus flower
    on the ground, and a lake was formed where the
    flower landed.
  • This lake is known as Pushkar Lake, and it is
    believed to be a sacred site for Hindus.

Whats the best way for foreigners to visit
Pushkar Fair?
  • Consider Joining an Organized Tour Group
     Joining an organized tour group is the best way
    for tourists to visit the Pushkar Fair. Tour
    groups get special prices at hotels and
    attractions, and they handle all the necessary
    preparations for guests stays.
  • Book Accommodations in Advance  The number of
    visitors during the Camel Fair causes a surge in
    demand for hotels, and prices rise accordingly.
    To ensure availability and the best pricing, make
    a reservation in advance.
  • Look into State Tourism Ministry Preparations
     The State Tourism Ministry also makes all the
    necessary preparations for guests stays, so be
    sure to check for any updates or information they
    may provide.
  • Consider Pushkar Adventure Desert Camp  If
    youre looking for accommodation, Pushkar
    Adventure Desert Camp is one of the best camps in
    Pushkar. It offers comfortable tents with all the
    necessary amenities, including hot showers,
    western-style toilets, and delicious food.

How to get there?
  • Pushkar is easily accessible from various parts
    of the country through different modes of
  • If you prefer to travel by road, you can reach
    Ajmer, which is the nearest major city.
  • It takes only 30 minutes to reach Pushkar from
    Ajmer via the mountain pass road, which offers
    breathtaking views of the scenery.
  • From Ajmer, you can easily find regular buses to
    Pushkar, though they can be crowded, the journey
    is quick and cost-effective.
  • Additionally, Pushkar has a railway station just
    11 km away from the city, with an unreserved
    train departing from Ajmer at 950 a.m. and
    arriving at 1050 a.m.
  • The ticket cost for this train is ten rupees,
    and it doesnt run on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • However, you cannot purchase tickets in advance
    for this train.

Things to do in Pushkar Festival 
1. Experience desert camping or luxury glamping 
  • One of the top things to do in Pushkar Mela is
    to indulge in desert camping or glamping.
  • With large, luxurious tents equipped with all
    the necessary amenities, camping in the dunes or
    staying in a plush tent under the full moon is an
    unparalleled experience.
  • This is why people from all over the world flock
    to Pushkar for this unique experience.

2. Embark on a camel safari 
  • A trip to Pushkar is incomplete without hopping
    onto a camel and traversing through the rolling
    dunes and vast desert terrain.
  • A camel safari is one of the most captivating
    ways to explore the vast desert landscape and
    witness stunning views during sunrise and sunset.

3. Take a thrilling hot air balloon ride 
  • For the adventure-seekers, a hot air balloon
    ride is one of the things to do in Pushkar that
    offers an unmatched way to enjoy panoramic views
    of the desert town.
  • While this activity is not for the
    faint-hearted, it is certainly an unforgettable
    experience for those who dare to take on the

4. Participate in cultural programs
  • The Pushkar Fair is not just about the market
    and livestock trading.
  • It also offers a rich cultural experience with
    various programs that showcase the vibrant
    culture of Rajasthan.
  • You can witness musical performances, dance
    shows, puppet shows, and even magic shows.

5. Take a stroll in the Mela Ground
  • The Pushkar Mela ground is a sprawling area
    where the fair takes place.
  • It is a colourful sight with various activities
    taking place simultaneously.
  • You can take a leisurely stroll around the
    grounds and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the

5. Visit Brahma Temple 
  • Pushkar is home to the only Brahma Temple in the
  • This ancient temple is devoted to Lord Brahma,
    the Hindu God of Creation.
  • The temple is known for its exquisite
    architecture and intricate carvings.
  • You can take a tour of the temple and learn
    about its history and significance.

6. Witness the Camel Beauty Contest 
  •  The Pushkar camel fair is famous for its Camel
    Beauty Contest, which is a unique event where the
    most beautiful camels from all over Rajasthan
    compete for the title of the most beautiful
  • The camels are decorated with colorful
    accessories, and they walk the ramp to show off
    their beauty. It is a sight to behold and an
    unforgettable experience.

Main Attractions at Pushkar Fair
1. Cattle Fair 
  • Pushkar Fair is primarily a cattle fair where
    traders from different parts of Rajasthan come to
    buy and sell livestock.
  • This is a unique opportunity to witness
    thousands of camels, cows, horses, and goats
    being traded in one place.

2. Religious Significance
  • Pushkar India is considered one of the most
    sacred places, and the fair takes place during
    the auspicious occasion of Karthik Purnima.
  • Taking a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake during
    this time is believed to cleanse ones sins and
    lead one toward enlightenment.

3. Entertainment  
  • The fair is not just about trading and religious
    activities it also offers a range of
    entertainment options for visitors.
  • You can enjoy puppet shows, magic shows,
    acrobatics, and live music performances by local

4. Shopping 
  • Pushkar Fair is a shopaholics paradise with
    hundreds of stalls selling a range of
    handicrafts, textiles, jewellery, and souvenirs.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to pick up some
    traditional Rajasthani items and take them home
    as gifts.

5. Food 
  • No festival in India is complete without
    delicious food, and Pushkar Fair is no exception.
  • You can indulge in mouth-watering Rajasthani
    cuisine, along with other Indian and
    international delicacies, from the various food
    stalls set up at the fair.

  • The Pushkar camel fair is an incredible
    celebration of Rajasthans rich culture and
    tradition, and an event that should not be
  • With its colorful festivities, cultural
    activities, and religious significance, it offers
    a unique and immersive experience for travelers
    looking to explore Indias vibrant culture.
  • With this ultimate guide, youll be
    well-prepared to attend the Pushkar Festival and
    create unforgettable memories.
  • Read Blog - The Ultimate Guide to Attending
    Pushkar Festival in India

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