Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 Pushkar Fair Tour Packages Now Available

Pushkar fair also known as ‘Pushkar ka mela’ is all about camels. This fair hosts around 50,000 camels. In recent years it has become a popular tourist spot. Pushkar fair is held in small and beautiful town of Pushkar in North Indian state of Rajasthan. The town is surrounded by hills on the three sides and there is also a beautiful lake known as Puskar Lake. Pushkar fair is held on the banks of this lake. It is set in a valley which is 14km away from Ajmer city. Pushkar fair is basically an annual five-day camel fair and is known as one of the largest camel fairs in the world. Here men also buy or sell their livestock like cows, sheep and goats. Apart from this there are many more events that are held. The popular events are ‘matka phod’, ‘longest moustache’ and ‘bridal competition’. These are the main attractions why Pushkar fair tours are so popular and are visited by thousands of tourists every year.

The town’s population is around 14,000 but during Pushkar fair it shoots up to 200,000. Pushkar is one of the important pilgrimage destinations in India. It is considered to be one of the five sacred dhams of Hindus. The other four dhams are Badrinath, Puri, Rameswaram, and Dwarka. It is said that the demon Vajra Nabh was killed by Lord Brahma with a lotus flower. This lotus flowers’ petals floated down to earth and landed in Pushkar where lakes sprang up. Earlier this lake was surrounded by more than 400 temples. The Brahma temple is the most important temple in India and the only Brahma temple in the whole world. Thousands of Hindus come to Pushkar from across the world to take a dip in the holy waters of Pushkar Lake. According to Hindu calendar it is celebrated in the month of Kartik i.e. in the months of November and December. The last day of the fair (Kartik Poornima) is the most important day for the pilgrims. It is believed that this was the day when God Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake. 

The fair starts with a camel race followed by music, songs and exhibitions. The other events are folk performances, body tattooing, ethnic shopping, puppet shows, acrobatics, best breed contest etc. Traders also sell products like bead necklaces of Nagaur, brassware of Jodhpur and Jaipur, textiles printed in Ajmer and Jodhpur, woolen blankets of Merta etc. Women are more attracted to the stalls of glittering wares. The climate of Pushkar is extreme so the best time to visit Pushkar is in between October to March.

Pushkar fair tour packages are now easily available. There are best and complete Pushkar fair india tours packages provided from one’s home to Puskar fair and then back to home. For the visitor, Pushkar fair tour is an unparalleled and unforgettable experience to capture the culture and enthusiasm of Rajasthan in one place. One can visit Pushkar to catch a glimpse of this lively town begetting a legacy of timeless architectural heritage.


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    Pushkar fair is popular both religious & adventure points of View. this year Pushkar Fair 2011 will be celebrated in the month of November.

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  4. Pushkar is one of the most holy destinations in India and is positioned just a few kilometers away from another holy city, Ajmer. Pushkar houses one of the few Brahma temples in the world and the lake surrounding this temple attracts numerous devotees from all over the world. People from across the country come to Pushkar, Rajasthan to see the scenic setting of this lake and admire the very fact of its existence in a desert land where there is bleak hope of any water resource.

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  9. I keep hopping on and off this bandwagon. Sometimes they look great and others I think they need to be left where they belong: at camp. I particularly like the fusion ones though where traditional gold chains are intermixed with the bright embroidery... see, there I go again

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