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
Best time to visit: November