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  • Places to Visit in Pushkar includes Pushkar Lake, Brahma's Temple, Varah Temple, Savitri Temple, Pushkar Camel Fair, Man Mahal, Rangji Temple, Desert Camp, Mahadeva Temple, Pushkar Bazaar, Merta City, Rose Garden, Kishangarh, Apteshwar Temple and Others.

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    Pushkar is not an unknown name, from the religious sights to the quirky cafes; there is an abundance of places to visit in Pushkar with hopeful surprises in every corner. The small shops lined up in the colourful streets are full of joy, vibrancy, culture, and warmth. Puskar is that corner of India where people get stunned by everything they see. 

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    Puskar border the Thar Desert and hence desert safaris are the most common adventure activity that excites the visitors. Pushkar Lake has 52 Ghats and where one can bathe. Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is the only temple dedicated to the Lord of creation (Brahma)
    The place is definitely not a big town but rustic village that has gone hippie in the last couple of years. 

    There are tons of items that you can take back home from the pretty markets of Pushkar like stunning silver jewellery, palazzos, bangles, bandhani sarees, artefacts made of mud and lovely dupattas. People mostly combine Ajmer and Pushkar in one trip due to the proximity they share, however, it is not a bad idea. Take a traditional homestay for your sojourn in Pushkar and you will undoubtedly fall in love with Pushkar, the village that gives an unforgettable experience.

  • Famous Places to Visit in Pushkar

  • 01Pushkar Lake

    Pushkar Lake
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    Surrounded by more than fifty bathing ghats, this lake is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Legend has it that Lord Brahma was looking for a place to conduct a religious ceremony. He dropped a lotus to guide him. The lotus fell on the site which is now the Pushkar Lake.

    It is a sacred water body for Hindus and is where the Pushkar Fair is held. Thousands of pilgrims visit here to take a holy dip during the fair which is said to cleanse sins. The lake is generally full through the year and has different varieties of fish. The surrounding regions are home to exotic flora and fauna. Numerous migratory birds visit the water body during certain seasons. Surrounded by good hotels and resorts, you are never short of accommodation facilities when here.

    Set amidst beautiful hills, the lake is one of the main tourist attractions of Rajasthan. These hills are where the Saint Agasthya's cave is, which is amongst the intriguing places to see in Pushkar. It is believed that in these adjoining hills, this great saint meditated for good part of his life.

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  • 02Brahma's Temple

    Brahma's Temple
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    Also called the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, this temple is located near to the Pushkar Lake. It is one of the few Brahma temples remaining in the country and is amongst the rare places to visit in Pushkar. The place of worship was built in the fourteenth century. Constructed of marble and stone, it has a unique architecture along with the majestic red pinnacle. The bird motif of the sacred structure gives it a distinctive identity. Inside the place of worship, images of Brahma adorn the sanctum sanctorum. Married men are not allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum as this place is reserved only for ascetics or sanyasis.

    There are many fascinating architectural aspects of this temple. The pillared outdoor hall is one such structure that will leave you spellbound. The insides are built with stone slabs and molted lead has been used to combine them  on a high plinth, numerous marble steps lead to the temple. The scared place is visited by devotees throughout the year. Many come here only after taking a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake. Dedicated to Lord Brahma, the most important festival is held here during the months of October and November.
  • 03Varaha Temple

    Varaha Temple

    One of the most famous of all Pushkar tourist places, Varaha Temple is located in the heart of the city. With Pushkar being the land of glorious dynasties and religious temples, this beautiful temple does complete justice to its name.

    The Varaha Temple is dedicated to the chief Hindu God, Lord Vishnu’s avatar Varaha, who was incarnated in the form of a boar. The temple is built superbly with a remarkable architecture consisting of a dome, white walls and pillars. Due to its religious sanctity, it attracts a lot of Hindu devotees from across the country.

    Location: Main Market, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: Sunrise to Sunset.

    Price: Free entry. 

  • 04Savitri Temple

    Savitri Temple

    The Savitri Temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage places to visit in Pushkar. As the name indicates, this temple is dedicated to Gayatri, the distressed wife of Lord Brahma. One needs to reach the Ratnagiri hilltop to by climbing approximately 200 stairs to reach this temple.

    However, one can also take the help of the ropeway to reach the temple. The story behind this temple is that Goddess Gayatri rested here on her visit to Pushkar. This temple is also known for its architectural and scenic beauty.

    Location: Kharekhari Road, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Price: No entry fees.

  • 05Pushkar Camel Fair

    Pushkar Camel Fair
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    This fair is an enormous exposition of camels. Villagers from all rural parts of Rajasthan arrive at Pushkar with their camels. On average there are about fifty thousand camels at the fair. One of the largest aggregation of these desert animals, this is amongst the top places to see in Pushkar.

    The Pushkar Camel Fair is celebrated during the month of November in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. During this time you can see camels dressed up and paraded through the field. There are various contests such as camel races and camel pageantry held. There are also performances by magicians and street performers in many parts of the ground. The rural magic may not be the ones you see by international artists, yet they are endearing.

    During the fair, pilgrims visit the Pushkar Lake to take a holy dip. This act is said to absolve their sins. On average there are about two hundred thousand people here. Even the camel men are dressed in impressive traditional clothing and are adorned in colored turbans and embroidered gowns. Some comical acts are also performed that leave everyone enthralled. The fair is a positive experience and has repeat visitors. There are foreign visitors who continue to visit every year enamored by the culture and heritage of this place.

    Besides buying and selling of livestock, the fair also witnesses several exciting competitions like matka phod (break the pot), longest moustache, camel race and aerobics, bridal competition and several others.

    Best time to visit: November

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  • 06Man Mahal

    Man Mahal

    The largest royal place of residence in Pushkar, Man Mahal is one of the places to visit in Pushkar. Located beside the Sarovar Lake, the view from here is engaging. You can see the entire expanse of the Sarovar Lake and the surrounding regions. It was built for Raja Man Singh-I, who visited this place as a retreat center. Now the erstwhile royal guest house is public guest house. It is open for visitors who can stay here and enjoy the many facets of Pushkar.

    Man Mahal has a commanding architecture that incorporates traditional Rajasthani architectural elements. There is a touch of Mughal influence in the design of the building. The palace is also called the Sarovar Hotel given that it is a world class stay offering an international ambience to suit all types of visitors.

    The interiors of the structure are a visual treat for visitors. Located on the banks of the lake, you can go for boating expeditions on these serene waters. The hotel administration also arranges for tour guides to help you make an informed trip into the heart of the city. Providing a unique experience, if you have ever fancied living in a palace, this is your opportunity.

  • 07Rangji Temple

    Rangji Temple

    The Rangji Temple is known for its South Indian architecture such as the high gopuram. Among the newer temples of the region, it was constructed under the aegis of Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal in 1823. The grace and poise of this place of worship is unmistakable. It is one of the popular shrines in the region and experiences a steady influx of visitors every year.

    Dedicated to Lord Rangii, the temple is one among the few ones in Pushkar that incorporate South Indian architecture. The sacred structure also incorporates architectural styles of Rajput and Mughal designs making it unique. Being a Vishnu temple, you can see a large gathering of Vishnu devotees on important occasions.

    Given its distinct disposition, this revered shrine is amongst the top places to visit in Pushkar. In the vicinity are several sightseeing attractions. You can witness the local culture of this place on bicycling trips. Being a holy town with numerous temples, there is a palpable synergy of piety in every aspect of daily life here.

  • 08Adventure Desert Camp

    Adventure Desert Camp

    A desert camp setting is a chance to have an indulgent escape into nature, witness the locals dressed in traditional attire, ornaments and custom and spent your time by the bonfire singing and dancing. Despite the name, the desert is not an aloof island but is also surrounded by some trees, flowers and is bestowed with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

    You can listen to the early morning music created by the chirping of birds and encounter the enthralling wildlife. The camps are nestled amongst the Aravali Mountains and the golden sand dunes of the desert. The exotic location of the campsite refreshes one’s mind and the spectacular view of the sunset and the golden sand dunes delights the photographer in you.

    Price:
    The price of such camps range between INR 4000 to 5500 for one tent.

    Best time to do:
    During the winter season, the ideal months are November and February when the temperature is neither too cold nor too hot.

    Activities:
    Folk music and dance program, camel safari to sunset points.

    Duration:
    The stay can be of 2 days and one night.

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  • 09Mahadeva Temple

    Mahadeva Temple

    Built as early as the early 19th century, Mahadeva Temple is one of the most visited Pushkar tourist places, having great religious value. It is one of the finest temples in this town and is known for its unique architectural style. As the name indicates, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Mahadeva).

    The best part about this temple is that the idol kept inside has five faces which is made of white marble and is decorated with beautiful ornaments. The interiors have multiple sculptures and carvings of numerous Hindu deities. The courtyard of this temple is also decorated with pink coloured pillars which adds to its beauty.

    Location: Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Price: No entry fees. 

  • 10Visit Pushkar Bazaar

    Visit Pushkar Bazaar

    The Pushkar Bazaar is amongst the top tourist destinations in Pushkar and the most popular amongst places to visit in Pushkar. The assortment of items sold in this marketplace provides you an insight of the culture here.

    This market is famous for rose pulp. You can also purchase syrup and gulkhand which are popular items sold in the shops here. Even though it is a bustling market, it is a beautiful place. All handicraft items and miscellaneous items sold here are reasonably priced.

    You can shop for Rajasthani costumes here. Be it the embroidered fabrics, utensils made of brass, glass ware, leather bags made of camel skin, and belts; there’s much to choose. There are a number of items only sold in this bazaar and have a high demand with international visitors. Given that Pushkar is a holy town many items sold here are of religious interest. There is a profound undercurrent of Hindu mythology in this bazaar given that even the handicraft items incorporate elements of piety.

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  • 11Merta City

    Merta City

    Merta City is known as the birthplace of Meera Bai. She was a poet and princess who wrote many acclaimed essays and poetry articles. Her devotional songs are etched forever in the minds of people. She wrote these songs for her favorite god Lord Krishna. Krishna devotees also worship her because of her undying faith in Lord Krishna. There is also a temple dedicated to her as she also considered a saint.

    Visiting Merta City is an exotic and intriguing experience and is definitely amongst the top things to do in Pushkar. The place is full of meandering roads that crisscross each other. A popular place to visit here is the Meera Smarak. You can visit the museum inside to gain more insight on Meera, her life and times. There are numerous cloth paintings depicting her in various poses displayed in the museum.  Merta also has many temples and palaces.

    It is a beautiful city full of these impressive structures to keep you busy for several weeks together. The city was used as a trading port in the desert during the medieval period. One splendid structure you have to visit is the Aurangzeb Mosque. 
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  • 12Trekking and Camping at Pushkar

    Trekking and Camping at Pushkar

    Trek through the rugged terrains of the Great Indian Thar Desert. Hike the lofty Aravali ranges and engage into heart throbbing activities like hot air ballooning and desert safari. Pushkar is said to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in India and there are a plethora of activities which can pulsate you to the core. Hike through the stupendous hills of the Savitri, Gayatri and Naag to witness the scenic panorama of the desert beauty. Camel safari is one of the most popular activities that bring many travellers to the land of Rajasthan. Shop for different camping options in Pushkar and spend a night watching a zillion stars. Visit on a full moon night and you will be awestruck by the scene at night while camping in the endless desert.


    • Price: The price may range between INR 1000 to 4000 depending on the type of accommodation.

    • Best time to do: During winter season, the idle months are November and February.

    • Places to visit: hike up to Savitri, Gayatri and Naag in Pushkar.

    • Duration: The stay can be of 2 days and one night.

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  • 13Camel Safari

    Camel Safari
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    Almost all of us are confused to pick one out of best places to visit in Pushkar as this place has a lot to offer. While you are on a trip to Rajasthan try this exciting Camel safari which is most loved by all. Camel Safari offers you a chance to cherish the life in the bright atmosphere of the desert. Explore the life and the impressive Rajasthan.

    The rustic lifestyle of desert people adds charm to the whole region. The journey of camel safari trails through the countryside. For a long period of time Pushkar was out of the sights of visitors.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight to the Sanganer airport which is 146 km from Pushkar is the nearest airport. It connects Pushkar to the rest of India and the world. Pushkar is easily connected to the major roadways and national highways of Rajasthan and India. The Marwar bus stand is linked to places like Delhi, Jodhpur, and Bikaner. The other stand is Ajmer bus stand, at a distance of 11 km in the east of Pushkar.
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  • 14Hot air Balloon Ride

    Hot air Balloon Ride
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    While you are in Pushkar try this exciting activity of Hot air Balloon Ride and explore the city from the top.There is nothing quite like it. The absolute peace of immense vistas, muted colors and crisp fresh air and the ever-present promise of something wild as the balloons float you silently above it all "like a dream come true.

    Soak in the tranquillity as you slowly drift over the places and enjoy the sight of the ancient sacred landscape. This is like a double treat for the photography lovers who would love to capture some of the most splendid shots with your lens.

    The best time for this activity is during early morning or late afternoon.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight to the Sanganer airport which is 146 km from Pushkar is the nearest airport. It connects Pushkar to the rest of India and the world. Pushkar is easily connected to the major roadways and national highways of Rajasthan and India.
  • 151 Hour Quad Biking Tour in Pushkar

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    • If you love exploring the deserts, then this tour is the perfect fit for you.
    • Enthrall in this exciting 1 hour quad biking experience which will starts from the Aram Bagh Hotel.
    • Explore the desert in 200cc ATV for the ultimate fun.
    • Ride through the city and enjoy the amazing view and the cityscape before stepping into the desert.
    • Once you reach the desert, ride through the sand dunes for the ultimate fun and adventure.
  • 16Horse Riding in Pushkar, Rajasthan

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    Get an outstanding horse safari starting in the beautiful countryside and riding to Pushkar Camel Fair on fine Marwari horses.

    Other activities include horse safari, horse trekking, horse riding, and Pushkar Fair for riders.

    This exhilarating ride captures the spirit of a traditional journey to the great mela.

    The safari is accompanied by a friendly, experienced team who take great care of both horses and riders.

    Pushkar is a small place, situated 11 km from Ajmer, in the state of Rajasthan. It is a holy place mostly visited for the sacred Pushkar Lake, the Brahma temple and the renowned Camel Safari. Thus, though Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage spot, it is also visited for the exciting camel safaris in the desert sand dunes.

  • 17Hiking in Pushkar

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    About the Activity:
    • If you want to explore the real beauty of Rajasthan, then this tour is the perfect fit for you.
    • Embark on this exciting 4 hour trekking expedition in Pushkar and witness the stunning beauty of this region.
    • Hike through the amazing hills of the Savatri, Gayatri and Naag to enjoy its scenic view.
    • Enjoy a mouth watering lunch in a rooftop restaurant.
    • End your tour with lots of memories.
  • 18Gau Ghat

    Gau Ghat

    Pushkar is known as a land of ghats. Of the 52 ghats it has, the Gau Ghat is frequented the most. It is a huge ghat surrounded by the Raj Babra temple which sets its ambience. This ghat is popularly visited by people to perform the religious rituals precisely the pind daan ceremony for the ones who are dead.

    Furthermore, the Gau Ghat is popular because the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, and Lal Bahadur Shastri were scattered into the lake here. The lanes near the Gau Ghat are flooded with tiny street shops which offer leather products, jewellery, pieces artwork, and handicrafts.

    Location:
    Main Market Road, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings:
    Open throughout the day.

    Price:
    No entry fees. However, charges are applicable if one wishes to perform any ritual.

  • 19The Laughing Buddha Cafe Pushkar

    The Laughing Buddha Cafe Pushkar

    One of the most elite restaurants, and among the top places to visit in Pushkar, the Laughing Buddha Café Pushkar is a travellers’ favourite. This is an elite eatery, which is suitable for every type of eater, from a lactose intolerant foodie to a health freak. Known to be one of the only places in Pushkar that serves vegan as well as gluten free food to its guests, this café is also fully vegetarian.

    With a fabulous, soothing ambience and hygienic food, it stands among the prime restaurants and cafes in the region. The lasagne, burritos and falafel served here are some of the favourite dishes.

    Location: Gau Ghat, Main Market Road, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan

    Timings: Open all through the day.

    Price: INR 500 to INR 800 (for two)

  • 20Budha Pushkar Lake

    Budha Pushkar Lake

    Among all the Pushkar Sightseeing places, the Budha Pushkar Lake is one of the most important historic lakes you can find here. Having a strong connection to Hindu mythology, this is the lake where Lord Ram is known to have performed the last rites of King Dashratha, his father.

    The lake was previously under desertification, which made it endangered. However, the government has made successful efforts in the preservation of the lake. And it is because of this, that the lake is now a beautiful spectacle for its visitors. It is also one of the most visited lakes of India.

    Location: Budha Pushkar Region, Nedaliya, Pushkar, Rajasthan

    Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Price: No entry fees.

  • 21Varaha Ghat

    Varaha Ghat

    Among the huge ghats that one can find in Pushkar, the Varah Ghat is a beautiful place known for its evening glory and scintillating views of the lake. Famous for the great Aarti ceremony conducted here every night, visitors can experience the warmth and serenity in the vibrant colours of the sky and lake along with the chanting of hymns and prayers.

    One can also find many food stalls and local vendors sell artistic handicrafts and Rajasthani artefacts along the ghat. It is a must visit place if you wish to see the actual vibe of Pushkar after sunset.

    Location: Varah Ghat Chowk, Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: Open throughout the day.

    Price: No entry fees. 

  • 22 Aloo Baba Temple

     Aloo Baba Temple

    Ranked among the top fascinating tourist places to visit in Pushkar, the Aloo Baba Temple is named after a guru who used to meditate in the area. Known for his simplicity, control and healthy living, this 70-year old man is known to eat just potatoes and nothing else, thereby giving the temple this name.

    According to him, potatoes can be cooked easily, and are also readily available. This fascinating temple is regularly visited by tourists on their trip to Pushkar. At times, one can even see him sitting on the 18-year old temple steps. 

    Location: Faysager To Ajaysar, Ajaysar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Price: Free entry.

  • 23Shiv Shakti Art and Handicraft

    Shiv Shakti Art and Handicraft

    Rajasthan is known all over the world for its beautiful and intricate art and handicraft. And Shiv Shakti Art & Handicraft is one of the best stores where you can find some of the most beautiful handiwork. Boasting of an exquisite and exclusive collection of traditional Rajasthani art and handicrafts, they offer everything from home décor, paintings and more.

    You can visit their store to take a look at or buy their premium collection. However, most of the art pieces found there are listed online. 

    Location:
    Below Alka Guest House, Bharma Chowk Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan .

    Timings:
    9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

    Price:
    A purchase could range anywhere between INR 10 to INR 1000, or more. 

  • 24Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar

    Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar

    This beautiful Gurudwara is located in the heart of the town and is one of the most popular places to visit in Pushkar for Sikhs. It is believed that two of the Sikh gurus named Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh rested at this place on their visit to Pushkar.

    Also, there is the Gandhi Ghat here, which was earlier known as Gobind Ghat. It is the place where the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh stayed for a long time. There is a stone slab inscribed as Gobind Ghat present here under a kiosk, with four different scripts, including Devanagari, Gurumukhi, Persian as well as Roman. Moreover, the main priest here also has a handwritten copy of the Guru Granth Sahib, which is the most important religious scripture of Sikhism.

    Location: Opposite Indian Overseas Bank, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: Open 24 hours.

    Price: Free entry. 

  • 25Doctor Café

    Doctor Café

    One of the most visited cafes in Pushkar, the Doctor Café offers its guests a wide variety of delicious dishes. As most of the tourist crowd in Pushkar consists of foreigners, the café caters accordingly by serving several different cuisines, such as Italian, Chinese and Israeli, among others.

    It also serves all three meals viz., breakfast, lunch and dinner at the designated time slots. The main thing that attracts most of the tourists to this café is its hygiene. The food is served in a tempting and appetizing manner to attract tourists all throughout the day.

    Location: Brahma Temple Road, near Brahma Temple, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Price: Approx. INR 1,000 (for two).

  • 26 Foy Sagar Lake

     Foy Sagar Lake

    Ranked amongst the top Pushkar tourist places, the Foy Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful artificial lakes in the region. This magnificent lake is named after the engineer who supervised its construction. It was primarily built to cope up with the scarcity of water in the city and its surrounding areas during the famine.

    Being a flat lake, a clear view of Aravalli can be seen which is totally scintillating and picturesque for all the visitors. The lake is quite deep, and has a capacity of 15 million cubic feet, with the water spreading over 14,000,000 square feet. This place is now a great picnic spot for all the Pushkar locals and tourists as well.

    Location:
    Located near Ajmer, Rajasthan. 

    Timings:
    Open 24 hours. 

    Price:
    No entry fees. 

  • 27Gayatri Mata Temple

    Gayatri Mata Temple

    Known for its string mythological connections, the historic and beautiful Gayatri Mata Temple is one of the most popular places to visit in Pushkar. It is said that Lord Brahma was cursed by his wife Gayatri when he married to an untouchable girl named Savitri to complete the yajna ceremony during her absence.

    As Goddess Gayatri was unaware of this marriage, she cursed Lord Brahma that he would not be worshipped anywhere else except Pushkar. Since then, Lord Brahma and Goddess Gayatri are worshipped at this temple together. The architectural beauty of this temple attracts most of the tourists.

    Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: Open 24 hours (except during the noon, and early afternoon).

    Price: Free entry.

  • 28Pushkar Camel Fair

    Pushkar Camel Fair

    The Pushkar Camel Fair, also known as Kartik Mela, is one of the most beautiful camel festivals in the country. The festival is an 8-day long vibrant and colourful affair held in the month of November every year. This fair is organized every year to promote the local camel and cattle traders to do business during holy Kartik Purnima.

    Multiple shops across the fairground are set up which feature Rajasthani handicrafts, art and culture. Also, the best part about this fair is that each day of the fair has a unique set of activities including magic shows, snake charmers, puppet show, camel parade, gipsy dance and ghoomar.

    Location: Most of the activities take place at the place which is located to the west of town near the intersection of Brahma Temple Road and National Highway 89.

    Timings: It is advisable to reach early to enjoy the fair to the most.

    Price: The entry to the Camel Fair is free. However, you do have to pay nominal charges for the activities and rides you wish to partake in.

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