FULL GUIDE TO PUSHKAR FAIR

Sakshi Nagar 20-11-2023 07:45 PM Culture

The best season to visit Rajasthan is winter. When the weather here is favorable for traveling, many types of festivals are also organized here during this time. There are many places like Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Bikaner, that you can plan to visit. These places are not only beautiful but also have their unique specialty. Eating, shopping, royal pomp and show, every kind of enjoyment will be available here. Currently, the Pushkar fair is going on in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Pushkar fair, which started on 18th November, will continue till 27th November. During this time, you will get to see many other programs. If you are thinking of going somewhere out of the city during the weekend, then Ajmer will be the best. Here Shilpgram is being decorated on a Rajasthani theme. Every day people from far and wide will come here to see Kalbeliya and Terhtali dance. This time Pushkar fair is going to be more special.

 

By coming to this fair, you can not only enjoy the folk dance and music here but can also enjoy the childhood games like Sitauliya, Langdi Tang, Gilli-Danda, and Kabaddi. Rajasthan is famous all over the world for its handicraft items, so there is a handicraft market at this fair, from where you can buy many beauty items ranging from home decoration to daily use. Lagaan style cricket match will be organized on 22nd November. There will also be a mustache competition on the same day. Which is a different level of enjoyment. People come here with long, different-styled mustaches and take part in the competition. There will also be a competition for tying turban. Horse dance will be the most special attraction. Camel decoration and dance competition will be organized on 23rd November. Apart from this, you will be able to enjoy the cultural show of Rajasthan. You can also enjoy hot air balloons by coming to the fair.

 

The distance of Pushkar from Ajmer in Rajasthan is just 11 kilometers, where the Pushkar fair is organized every year. Let us tell you that the history of this fair is about 100 years old. Like every year, this time the surrounding villagers will celebrate the rich Hindu culture here by performing religious rituals, folk music, and dance.

If you go by train from Delhi to see the Pushkar Fair, then you can see the entire fair at a cost of up to Rs 5,000. This includes ticket and traveling expenses. To stay in Pushkar, lodges or hotels are also available at low cost. Here you can reach Ajmer by bus and then further to Pushkar. Buses are also available here from many cities of Rajasthan like Jaipur, and Jodhpur. If you are planning to come by flight then Kishangarh Airport is the nearest airport here.

HISTORY OF PUSHKAR FAIR

Local people living here claim that this fair has been organized for more than 100 years. Like every year, this time the surrounding villagers will celebrate the rich Hindu culture here by performing religious rituals, folk music, and dance. Due to the desert, the importance of camel also increases in the Pushkar fair. Here the camels are beautifully decorated and bells are hung around their necks. Here animals are also honored for their hard work. This is also the biggest cattle fair. It is a center of attraction for people from all over the country as well as foreigners.

HOW TO REACH?

By Train- To reach here you will have to take a train to Ajmer. Pushkar is 30 minutes away from here. Ajmer railway station is connected to most of the big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bhopal and Bangalore. You can easily get a taxi to Pushkar from the railway station.

 

By Flight- If you are thinking of coming here by flight, then Jaipur is the nearest airport here. From where the distance of Pushkar is about 140 kilometers. Taxis are available from the airport to Pushkar.

 

By Bus- You can also reach here by bus from places like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, and Jaipur. All types of buses like state transport, deluxe, and semi-deluxe will be available to reach here.

PUSHKAR FAIR 2023 SCHEDULE

11th to 19th November - Pushkar Cattle Fair

 

20th November - Pushkar Cultural Fair

 

28th November - Pushkar Festival

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