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It might bring together all royalty and heritage of the state of Rajasthan, though its amazing to visit the fair but what is more amazing is the fact that you get to know everything about Rajasthan, and then you can easily visit its different places of your choice.

Since you need to stay in Pushkar to attend the fair. You need to make proper accommodation arrangements and trust me its not that easy - Choosing one from a big list hotels is always hard for one. To make it easier for you we have listed some of the popular reputed luxurious hotels in Pushkar.

For wildlife lovers Rajasthan always offer famous rich fauna regions within its area. Sanctuaries like Sariska Tiger Reserve, at Sariska Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, at Bharatpur and Ranthambore National Park are very famous among tourists.

Apart from sand barren lands, exotic palaces and artifacts, luxurious trains, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes and other highlighted features of the state of Rajasthan is also popular for its pilgrimage destination. With India's most important pilgrimage center - Ajmer Sharif located close to the city of Pushkar and numerous renowned temples and shrines around the state, Rajasthan make a popular destination for people.



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Pushkar Fair

Plan Your Tour
Festival Dates for 2008 : November 10th to 13th 2008
Festival Dates for 2009 : October 30th to November 2nd 2009
Population : 13,000
Best times to visit : October to March
State : Rajasthan
STD Code : 014581

Just 11 km from Ajmer, Pushkar is located. With a unique scenic beauty and more than 400 temples, Pushkar boasts the unrivaled culture and heritage of India. A large number of devotees come here on Pushkar pilgrimage tour from through out the globe. This small delightful lakeside Pushkar area houses the one and only Brahma Temple of the world. To see annual Pushkar Fair of this region tourists from all over the world come here in a flock.
This This exciting one of its kind cattle fair in Rajasthan attracts tourists from every corner of the globe. Apart from the 400 big and small temples and 52 ghats, Pushkar's main claim to fame is this cattle fair. The annual Pushkar Fair held every year in Rajasthan in Oct-Nov. If you come here with Pushkar mela tour packages that time you have to accommodate yourself with camels, cattle, livestock traders, pilgrims, tourists and film-makers.

Decorated Camel at Pushkar Fair

Time and Venue
According to Hindu calendar Pushkar Camel Fair held in the month of Kartik every year. On the bank of the holy Pushkar Lake this fair is celebrated for one long week.

Normally, the fair starts with the holly dip in the Pushkar Lake other events follow this ritual.

Pushkar Cattle Fair
On the first five days of this cattle fair in Pushkar Rajasthan, trading of animals takes place mainly. Though basically it is more famous as Pushkar camel fair, but other animals like horses, cows, goats and sheep are being traded here. After a long-drawn negotiations are the selling is being done. Witnessing the transaction process is itself a unique experience in many respects.

Colorful Shades
"Matka Phod", "moustache", and "bridal competition" are some of the major highlights of the fair. A unique, one of its kind beauty contest amongst the camel, is being organized. The final event of the fair is known as 'laadoo oonths'. All the games and functions are very much a part of the Rajasthani Culture and heritage.

Shopping
Apart from the animal trading, Pushkar Fair exhibits one of the finest buying experiences. Buy colorful attires and Jewelleries including intricate silver ornaments, hairpins, chains, nose rings, neckbands, waistbands, anklets, toe rings and ivory bangles from the tiny stalls in the fair

Camping
If you want to experience the excitement of Camping then here you can enjoy The Royal Desert Camp, a famous desert camp set up during the Pushkar fair tour package offers fine lodging, dinning and entertainment facilities to its guests.

Distances from important tourist centers are :
Jaipur- 138 kms (86 miles)
Delhi- 392 kms (244 miles)
Ahmedabad- 526 kms (327 miles)
Jaisalmer- 490 kms (304 miles)
Bikaner- 233 kms (145 miles)