Discover Pushkar: Home of the world’s biggest camel fair

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Discover Pushkar: Home of the world's biggest camel fair

The Pushkar Fair, the world’s biggest camel fair, has been held for a hundred years. This far is celebrated every year and attracts many tourists from around the world. Pushkar Camel Fair is a celebration of Rajasthan’s vibrant culture and heritage. In this lively fair you can catch glimpses of the local culture. If you are a foreigner thinking of visiting India, then add Pushkar camel fair 2024 to your bucket list. 

Reason Behind The Celebration of Pushkar Fair

Before delving into the highlights of the fair, understanding why the fair is celebrated every year is important to grasp the significance of the event.

The place where the mela is celebrated, once it was used to be a small market for trading animals. But the place gradually turned into a big festival. Now celebrate this fair together. 

The Pushkar Fair is also celebrated for its cultural and religious significance. It is deeply rooted in Hindu traditions. The main reason for its celebration is Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma is the creator of the world according to Hinduism, whose temple is located in Pushkar. According to Hindu mythology, during Kartik Purnima Lord Brahma performed a ritual. He dropped a lotus flower there and created a lake. According to people’s belief taking a dive into the waters of this holy lake can absolve your sins. 

List of Things To Experience in The Pushkar Fair

  1. World’s Biggest Camel Fair

The Pushkar camel fair is known as the world’s biggest camel fair.  Traders gather here with thousands of camels. Watching thousands of camels adorned with beautiful and colorful decorations gives a very majestic experience. 

  1. Musical Evening with a Different Touch 

Pushkar festival and fair are great sources to get to know the beautiful local culture. For example, In the evening of the Pushkar Fair, you can enjoy cultural music such as Jallo, Hichaki, Olyun, Sapno, etc. Local musicians play instruments like drums and strings. These instruments are an example of the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. People gather around the bonfires enjoying the music, eating delicious local food, and watching traditional dances and puppet shows. 

  1. The Grand Cultural Exhibition 

The Pushkar Fair is like a grand exhibition of Rajasthan’s culture. You can see and buy handmade crafts, and traditional clothes that represent Rajasthan’s culture. You will see all sorts of performers and artists like magicians, musicians, dancers, and many more taking back you to the old times for a while. 

  1. Unique Competitions

Pushkar Fair organizes lots of unique competitions for entertainment. The most entertaining competition is “Camel decoration”. Camel owners adorn their camels with colorful decorations. 

The longest mustache competition is the second highlight of the fair where people showcase their long mustaches. The one with the longest mustache becomes the winner. 

  1. Sky and Sand Adventures

At the Pushkar Camel Fair, you can have unique adventures. One of the most popular adventures is hot-air ballooning. From high above the ground, you can enjoy the view of the vibrant Pushkar City and the activities of the festival below. 

Those who want to enjoy ground adventures can enjoy the desert safari where you’ll get the opportunity to explore sand dunes. You also get the option to choose whether you want to go for camel safari or jeep safari. You can choose one which matches your liking. 

  1. The Most Vibrant Market 

The Pushkar Camel Fair is like paradise to the ones who like shopping. You can buy beautiful pieces of jewelry, beautiful handicrafts, and traditional art. The shops at the fair provide you with various options like pottery, camel accessories, puppies, and dolls. 

  1. Delectable Dishes

At the Pushkar fair, you can try delicious local dishes. One of the must-try dishes is Rajasthani thali, a platter full of delicious Rajasthani dishes such as Daal, Baati, Churma, and a variety of vegetable curries.

Those who like sweet dishes, get a tempting selection of desserts.  Malpua is one of them. If you are planning to attend the mela then you should not forget to taste these delicious local dishes. 

Where To Stay in Pushkar During The Festival

It gets really very crowded during the festival. So if you are planning to attend the festival then you can book a hotel room beforehand. If not then you can face some difficulties in finding a place to stay.. And bringing some essentials with you is something you should not forget. Sunscreen and preparing a small first aid box is a must. Other than that you can carry some things according to your comfort. 

Pushkar camel fair 2024 is going to be held from the 9th to the 16th of this November. Must visit this 5-day long Fair to experience the rich culture of Rajasthan. 

If you want to explore Rajthan’s tourist places and culture, you can get in touch with  Noble House Tours Pvt. Ltd. It is one of the best tour operators in India that will provide you with detailed information about Rajasthan’s tourist places and culture.