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Pushkar Camel Fair

 

Pushkar Camel Fair 2016 The Pushkar Fair festival has two components - the camel trading and religious rituals. The camel trading, which is the main attraction for tourists, happens early in the festival (during the initial five days) and then winds up as the focus shifts to pilgrims bathing in the holy lake.

Pushkar is an important religious place for Hindus and is located in Rajasthan. This small city is known for Pushkar Fair (the mass trading of camels), the Lord Brahma Temple, a picturesque lake and camel fair. The city is located at a distance of just 11 kms from Ajmer, an important city of Rajasthan.

Pushkar fair festival is well-known all over the world and thousand of devotees take plunge in the sacred lake of Pushkar festival on this occasion. If you are planning on going to the Pushkar Fair ? Here are the Pushkar Fair dates for 2014 and 2015.

The Pushkar Fair is gaining more popularity with the passage of time and has been attracting more visitors. Presently, the number of visitors stands at a jaw dropping 185000! The eternal call of the state of Rajasthan and the uniqueness of the fair are the main factors that is helping it grow and grow more.

Pushkar, the only place which has the sole Brahma temple in the whole world. As per Hindu traditions Brahma is considered to be the Creator of the Earth. He started it from Pushkar therefore it is one of the most sacred towns of India and has a beautiful lake as its prime attraction. Pushkar is also reckoned for its Global Cattle Fair especially the Camels and on papers this is the place which sees the largest conglomeration of cattles worldwide.

PUSHKAR FAIR DATES 2016

Camp Bliss at Pushkar runs from Wednesday 2 November to Friday 11 November, and offers you luxury camping and the ultimate way to experience the more traditional aspects of Pushkar Fair, one of Rajasthan's most spectacular events. The Pushkar Fair official programme events and fairground will run from around 8 November to 14 November. The full moon night, Kartik Purnima 2016 is 14 November.

From Saturday 10 November to Monday 17 November Camp Bliss will be in the Hadoti region for the authentic local mela and Kartik Purnima celebrations at Chandrabhaga Fair, near Jhalawar; a chance to capture the atmosphere of the trading fairs of earlier times, and explore a less-visited area of Rajasthan.

Year            Dates
2016       08th November-      15th November.

Other places to visit



Kishangarh
Kishangarh, a princely state ruled by the Rathores is located on National Highway 8. Mamong the attraction here are the Kishangarh fort and the miniature paintings style known as Kishangarh Art. Phool Mahal or Flower Palace, now converted into a hotel is the main attraction inside the fort. Kishangarh is also known its rich storehouse of marbles.

Roopangarh
Roopangarh was built by King Roop Singh of Kishangarh in 1648. Originally a nine-turreted fort, new additions were continuously made to in the coming years. Difference in the architectural styles can be easily observed in the fort. Ajmer
Ajmer, an important city in the North Rajasthan is situated just 11 km from Pushkar. The Dargah or tomb of the 13th century Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti is the most popular attraction int he city . Among the other attractions are the Anna Sagar Lake, the Nasiyan Temple, and the Arhai Din ka Jhonpra.

Pushkar Camel Fair 2013 Sambhar Lake :
Sambhar Lake which has been declared a wetland of international importance is a great place for excursion. It is a place where horizons stretch to infinity and water and sky merge to present an alluring view. The lake is also an ideal place for the bird watchers and houses approximately 140 species of avifauna

How to reach



By Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of 145 km. There are regular flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, and Aurangabad from this airport.

By Rail : Nearest railway station is Ajmer ( 11 km)with direct trains for Jaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and other major destinations in the region. There are faster trains like Shatabdi Express who connect the Ajmer with Delhi.

By Road : Pushkar is connected to Ajmer by road, which is around 14 km away. Distances from Pushkar to the major cities in Rajasthan and India are Delhi 403 km, Jaipur 145 km, Udaipur 289 km, Mumbai 285, Agra 377, Jodhpur 214, and Chennai 1992. There are fairly well developed roads which facilitate the movement from Pushkar the various cities