Pushkar Fair, Pushkar

The world famous Pushkar fair is held in the sacred and peaceful town of Pushkar, 11 kms. north-west of Ajmer. It transforms in to a spectacular fair ground for twelve days during the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov).
Pushkar Fair, Pushkar  
The famous Pushkar Fair is a great tourist attraction. People from around the globe come to the ancient religious town of Pushkar which is transformed into a spectacular fair ground in the month of Kartik. People bath, worship and delight in the dazzling wares of roadside stalls.
It is believed that this lake appeared miraculously on the spot where petals of a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma, the Creator. This answers for the presence of the famous temple here, dediated to Lord Brahma.
Pushkar Fair is perhaps the largest cattle faair in the world. Rajasthan which is enriched by cattle wealth is the home to many recognized breeds of cattle like Nagauri, Mewati, Gir etc.
Camels are bought, sold, beautified, raced and parade. Most unusual are the small groups of men and women seen busy tattooing their hands and other parts of the body.
The fair is predominantly a rural gathering. Villagers come from different parts of the state and bring their cattle with them. On spectacular sand dunes camel, horse and bullock races are great crowd pullers. All roads lead to the lake, which is flooded with pilgrims. The movement of the crowd is like a tide of colour with currents of crimson, yellow and turquoise.
Pushkar Fair, Pushkar  
Evenings at the Pushkar Fair have their own charm. The silent night is pierced by calls of camels. Ballads are sung by actors in passionate tones. Folk dramas, skits and folk dance are organised for the entertainment of the tourists. The tourist village is self sufficient and specially designed to complement the natural beauty of the site. It has a Coffee Shop and Dining Hall which can cater to 1500 guests at a time.
The village is arranged in blocks of tents, each with its own identity, being named after the famous dances of Rajasthan. The village also has huts with attached western style toilets and running water. One can also stay in Sarovar Hotel, Pushkar and Khadim Tourist Bunglow at Ajmer.