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