The world renowned Pushkar fair is one of the most enchanting fairs in the royal state of Rajasthan. The fair which is held every year in the month of October or November, receives a major inflow of domestic and international tourists who come to capture the varied hues of Rajasthan’s rich cultural landscape.
The arresting sights of camels, horses and elephants decorated in exquisite finery, folk artists performing on stage and local people dressed in traditional Rajasthani costumes are what make this fair a memorable event. The fair has great relevance in Hindu religion as it celebrates Kartik Purnima during which millions of Hindu devotees come to take holy baths in the sacred Pushkar Lake.
The lake offers spectacular views of the setting sun overlooking the deserts of Rajasthan. It’s a great occasion for those who wish to witness the traditions of Rajasthan in their most vivid form. Here are the most prominent attractions of Rajasthan pushkar fair tour you must explore in Rajasthan tour packages.
The fair starts with a camel race in which elegantly adorned camels belonging to different regions participate to show off their various skills. Being a livestock trade fair, the trading of different varieties of camels, horses and goats that takes place during the fair is another important feature of the week long fair. Special contests are organized to select the best camels. Prizes are given out to the winners of the race and contests. The sight of beautifully dressed camels sashaying down the fairgrounds giving dance performances is a delightful experience for the tourists.
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Rajasthani handicrafts are revered around the world for their colorful artwork. Pushkar Fair extends perfect opportunity to the travelers to buy handmade craft items. One can buy colorful embroidered Rajasthani costumes, tie and die dupattas, silver and bead jewelry, pottery, wooden craft items and miniature paintings from the stalls in the fair. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything from the stalls, it’s worth taking pictures of the colorful stalls as the background.
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Pushkar fair is considered as an important event to celebrate the culture of Rajasthan. Many folk dancers belonging to different regions of Rajasthan come especially to give live performances including many tribal dance forms like the Kalbelia dance. The folk dancers are dressed in traditional Rajasthani attires and joyously dance to the tunes of the turban clad folk musicians who play different musical instruments.
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Matches and Competitions
The fair highlights the lifestyle of local people by organizing competitions like turban tying competition, moustache competition and bridal contests. Wrestling matches and activities like tug of war are held to entertain the visitors. One can also spot the snake charmers, magicians and acrobats who draw a lot of interest from the visitors especially foreigners. These little activities keep the whole atmosphere lively and energetic.
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Having spent a day full of fun and frolic in the fair, you can unwind in the luxury tents on the deserts of Pushkar as the evening starts to descend. It’s a brilliant way to capture the surreal beauty of the deserts of Rajasthan. The evening is spent listening to soulful Rajasthani music played by musical maestros. You will get a chance to enjoy sumptuous traditional Rajasthani dishes under the night sky near campfires.
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Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot air balloon rides are another attraction of Pushkar fair which is an interesting activity for thrill seekers in Rajasthan tours India. It gives the travelers a chance to explore the amazing landscape of Rajasthan. Watching the fairgrounds during the ride lets you capture the beauty of this colorful extravaganza which gives you an idea of the distinct culture of Rajasthan.
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