One of the famous fairs of Rajasthan, the Pushkar Fair is an annual five-day event which is considered as the largest platform to buy and sell camels, cattle and horses. It attracts thousands of tourists who come here to witness the unusual festivities that involve activities like camel dancing, bump riding, neck shaking and a number of other things. It is one of India’s largest camel and cattle fair and has made Pushkar an important tourist destination because of this fascinating festival.
Celebrated every year in the month of Kartik in Pushkar, this festival plays host to various competitions and trading activities. Some of the popular events include horse and camel races, Tug-of-War, traditional rural games, wrestling, turban and moustache competitions and showcases. The Pushkar Fair is an exciting even made distinctively beautiful with a plethora of colourful activities that spellbinds the travellers.
Month of Celebration: Pushkar fair is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika that falls in the month of October or November.
Attractions of Fair: Some of the cattle competitions arouse the curiosity of visitors such asthe "matkaphod", "longest moustache", and "bridal competition”. Other attractions are cultural programs, acrobats, folk music and dance, traders, comedians, etc.
Location: It is held at Pushkar in Rajasthan