October - November
About Pushkar Fair
Pushkar fair is held every year around the full moon day of
Kartik Purnima in the months of October-November.
famous Pushkar Fair is held near the Pushkar lake and is a
great tourist attraction. People from all over the world throng
to the ancient religious town of Pushkar which transforms
into a spectacular fair ground in the month of Kartik. People
bathe, worship and delight in the blazing goods of roadside
stalls. One of the most unique sights seen are the small groups
of men and women seen busy tattooing their hands and other
parts of the body.
Since the fair is predominantly a rural gathering, villagers
come from different parts of the state and bring their cattle
with them. The Pushkar lake is flooded with pilgrims. As
the crowd moves, it seems like a tide of color with currents
of crimson, yellow and turquoise. Folk dramas, skits, music
and folk dances of Rajasthan entertain the tourists in the
evening and throughout night.
The fair is one of the largest cattle fairs in the world,
in which camels are a special attraction, where one can
see camels being raced and paraded. Hundreds of oil lamps
placed on leaves floating on the lake by worshipers is sight
that cannot be missed.
For a visitor, it is an incomparable and lingering experience
to capture the reverberance of the entire state of Rajasthan
in one place.
Pushkar's main bazaar is a web of narrow lanes lined with
an assortments of interesting small shops. Best buys at
Pushkar include silver and beaded jewellery, embroidered
fabrics, bed and cushion covers. Its also great place to
buy books as an excellent range of second hand novels in
various languages are available.