Pushkar Fair Tour 2013, Pushkar Camel Fair Trip Rajasthan

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Pushkar Fair Packages

The main objective behind the Camel Fair in Pushkar was to attract local camel and cattle traders to do business in the period of sacred Kartik Purnima festival in Pushkar around the full moon in the month of Kartika. Now days the pushkar fair has become a major tourist attraction during Rajasthan Tour.

An amazing more then 50,000 camels converge on the small desert town of Pushkar, in Rajasthan for the annual Camel Fair. Rajasthan cities, fairs and festivals play the major role in Indian Tourism. It's a mesmerizing and strange sight, and a great chance to witness an old traditional style Indian festival.

When is the Pushkar Camel Fair Celebrated?
Pushkar Fair usually celebrates in between the month October & November, depending on the cycle of the moon. The things related to the camel takes place early in the festival, after that time to focus shifts to sensitive religious celebrations.

In 2013, Dates of the Pushkar Fair are November 6 - 17. Camel trading and other activities will start after November 17. Be sure to come early to see the largest camel fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan!

Where is the Pushkar Camel Fair Celebrated?
Camel fair celebrates in the Pushkar city near by Ajmer, located at the edge of Thar Desert in the Rajasthan.

How is the Pushkar Camel Fair Celebrated?
For five days, the camels are dressed up, paraded, shaved, entered into beauty contests, raced, and traded. A vast celebration is held, with an arrangement of musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers and carousel rides to entertain the crowd.

What Rituals are performed During the Pushkar Camel Fair?
Pilgrims come to this fair to dip in the holy waters of Pushkar's lake and be absolved of their sins. The two days around the full moon are considered to be the most favorable time of the year for bathing in the holy lake. Those who bathe on the day of the full moon are said to accept special blessings.

What Can Be Expected at the Pushkar Camel Fair?
The sand dunes appear infested with camels as far as the eyes can see and the population of Pushkar swells to over 200,000 people, with an inflow of pilgrims, camel traders, and tourists both domestic & international. It's a mesmerizing and strange sight, and a great occasion to witness an old traditional style Indian festival. The main highlight of the pushkar fair is the camel races, although the hilarious beauty contests featuring elaborately decorated and shaved camels are also entertaining.

Seeing the Pushkar Camel Festival from a Hot Air Balloon:
It's possible to eyewitness the exhibition of the camel fair from above, in a hot air balloon.
We offer exciting balloon flights over Pushkar starting from $398 per person.

Pushkar Camel Fair Accommodations:
The arrival of visitors during the pushkar camel fair causes the requirement for accommodations to very high, and hotel rates increase accordingly. There are two main options for managing a place to stay there - first you have to arrive a couple of days before the pushkar fair dates and find by itself (this is the cheaper way), second you have to book in advance by a travel company. Accommodations include simple guest houses, desert tents, Swiss tents, heritage hotels, luxury hotels, and farm house stays.

How to Reach Pushkar:
Ajmer is the closest railway station to Pushkar city. From there it's an approx 30 minute drive through the aptly named Snake Mountain (Nag Parbat) to Pushkar city. The local buses are rundown and crowded but the fare is a simple 20 cents, and the trip very genuine. Auto rickshaws are also available to reach there. The fare should be around Rs. 120 rupees ($3), but can easily be more at the time of pushkar camel fair. The other op tion, the nearest airport is in Jaipur, around two and a half hours away from pushkar. Taxi fares can double during the pushkar festival, so you have to ready to pay between $35-$70.


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Destination Covered : New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer


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Destination Covered : Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Pushkar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Delhi


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Destination Covered : Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Mumbai


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Destination Covered : Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Agra, Delhi