Thursday, 4 October 2012

Rajasthan Pushkar fair - from 20-28 November, 2012


Rajasthan Pushkar fair
The magical land of Rajasthan is known all over the world for its culture, heritage, festivities, food, sand dunes, and safaris. Travelling to this colorful land of Maharajas will be a lifetime experience for anyone. There are several Rajasthan tour operators who offer amazing Rajasthan tour packages custom-made for domestic and international travelers.

Every year, in the month of November, the sleepy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, wakes up to witness the blend of colors, festivities, and activities. This occasion is none other than the grand Pushkar Cattle Fair. Pushkar Cattle Fair is one of the major livestock fairs held in India and is one of its kind in the whole world. Several days of the festival are spent in livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival celebrations.
During the fair, the small town of Pushkar comes alive with this cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed folk dancers, traders, ‘sadhus’, devotees, musicians, acrobats, comedians, and tourists arrive here during the fair. Some of the events held during the festival include the Camel Race, Camel Decoration, Kabbadi Match, Cultural events, Camel and Horse Dance, Turban Tying, and Tilak Competition.


Pushkar in Rajasthan
According to the Hindu calendar, the fair takes place during the month of Kartika (i.e. October or November). It also marks the occasion of Hindu Pilgrims taking a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake. It is believed that by immersing in the Lake would wash away the sins of a lifetime. This is also the time to honor the ONLY Brahma temple in the world. This is undoubtedly the best time to visit Pushkar. Along with being the site for Lord Brahma Temple, Pushkar also houses the sacred Savitri Temple, holy lake – Pushkar Lake and 52 sacred ghats.

Apart from Pushkar, other most popular tour packages to Rajasthan include the tour package, ‘Exotic Rajasthan’ & the travel package known as ‘Grand Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan’.