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Pushkar Camel Fair - Exploring The City

Pushkar is world renowned for its colourful Camel Fair and it is one of the biggest camel selling market in the world. Each year, up to 200,000 people especially converge to Pushkar, to get the glimpse of its unbreakable flow of camels and tourists, bringing with them some 50,000 camels and cattle after a journey of several days.
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The Land of Gods (Dev Bhumi) !!!
Pushkar, the soil of religious sentiments for Hindus, nestling in the Aravalli Range of central Rajasthan, at the foot of Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain), that form a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar.
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The Sufi City nearly falls at a distance of 11 km and hardly takes 15 to 20 minutes drive. The echo's of Pushkar is popular across the world for offering religious prayers and adventurous trails. Millions of pilgrims make pilgrimage just to witness the town of Brahma, which is located in the heart of valley.

According to legends, Lord Brahma was once on his way to search the place on earth to perform Holy Sacrifice. While discovering a place, a lotus petal fell from his hand on the earth and suddenly water start floating from three places, one of them is Pushkar. It is the place of great divine, as Lord Brahma performed his Yagna in the valley of Pushkar. Since than the Pushkar lake is an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindu's across the world.

Factroid
Pushkar Camel Fair is the biggest Camel Fair in whole world. It is only one of its kind on the planet and has featured in numerous magazines, travel shows and films.
The Hills of Great Divine !!!
Every year millions of devotees throng during Kartik Purnima (Full Moon), that happens to be in the month of October- November. It is considered to be the best day to seek the special blessings of Lord Brahma, millions of pilgrims bathe in the holy water of Pushkar Lake. This shimmering Pushkar Lake is blessed with 52 Ghats and numerous temples including the smalls and big ones. Amongst all, the renowned one is Savitri and Gayatri temples.

According to myth, at the time, when Lord Brahma had to perform sacrificial fire, his wife Savitri did not attend the prayer, Lord Brahma than impatiently married the other women Gayatri, when Savitri come to know, she felt terribly betrayed and cursed her husband (Lord Brahma) that he will not be worshiped else where in the world accept in the soil of Pushkar. While saying this, Savitri left for the Ratnagiri hills and immolated herself there. Since then the Savitri Temple is located on the top of hills.

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Do you know every year 200,000 people flock to Pushkar for the Camel Fair, bringing with them some 50,000 camels and cattle for several days of pilgrimage, livestock trading, horse dealing and spirited festivities.
Shopping Bonanza!!
Number of bustling shops are lined, selling wonderful embroidered fabric and beautiful wall hangings. here you can look for cloth cover of camel, beautifully embroidered and embellished with mirrors work. Even the Pushkar Bazaar is one of the biggest bazaar for selling Camels, Horses, Bulls and Cows. Number of camels and horses are sold here for low prices. Most of the visitors spend more than two days for shopping. It is one of the biggest camel bonanza in the world.

Getting There !!!
Air : Jaipur "Sanganer Airport" is the nearest airport to Pushkar, lying 149 km, Indian Airlines and other domestic flights connects Jaipur to cities like Jodpur, Udaipur, Agra, Ahmadabad and Mumbai. It nearly takes 4 hours to reach Pushkar from Jaipur by road.

Railway : Pushkar does not have a Railhead of its own. The tourist can take trains to Ajmer, which nearly falls at a distance of 11 km from Pushkar, from where it hardly takes 15 minutes to converge on Pushkar by road. Ajmer is well connected to cities like Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Mount Abu, Jodhpur and Delhi and to Bombay Via Ahmedabad.

Road : Several buses connect Ajmer to Pushkar in a regular interval of time, which nearly takes 15 minutes. Tourist from Marwar Bus Stand and Ajmer Bus Stand regularly converge on Pushkar. Some important distance are Jaipur is 149 km, Chittaurgarh is 202 km, Bikaner is 245 km, Agra is 381 km, Bharatpur is 323 km, Delhi is 455 km and Jaisalmer is 469 km.

Local Transport : Repeated number of unmertered taxis, auto rickshaws, tongas, cycle rickshaws and bicycles are easily available throughout the Pushkar town.

Pushkar Fair Merriment !!!
Pushkar Camel fair is one of the most popular festival of Rajasthan now gaining its momentum worldwide.
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As soon as festival arrives, this spiritual soil turns to an amazing village of adventure for tourists. This colourful Camel Festival is filled with pomp, trump, freedom and diversity. During the eve of festivals the whole city turn into a resort, one can clearly hear the beats of live music, shaking legs and strange faces adds vibrant colours to this alluring festival. This exorbitant festival attract millions of sadhus, tourists and filmmakers from all over the world, who converge on Pushkar to get the glimpse of lively event. These are some of the real moments, that you are going to share, if you are planning to tour the religious soil of Pushkar.

Do You Know
You know the Brahma Temple at Pushkar is the only temple in the world dedicated to God Brahma. The legend has it when Savitri did not attend the yagna (sacrificial ritual) performed by her husband Lord Brahma, the creator of universe, he got furious and married the other women Gayarti. Savitri terribly cursed Lord Brahma, that he never be worshiped elsewhere in this universe except Pushkar.
Camels and Horses are decorated in a royal touch, beautifully embroidered and embellished with mirrors work. Pushkar celebrations are mind blowing in its own way. The shops keep floating with the stocks of wonderful embroidered fabric and beautiful wall hangings. One can pick cloth cover for camels. This chromatic Pushkar Fair is internationally known for its dazzling camel races, for which millions of tourists throng every year. The Pushkar seems to be dotted with the number of shops selling Camels, Horses, Bulls and Cows at the time of festival. It is the place where camels and horses are sold for low prices. Most of the shoppers and tourists spend more than two days for . The Pushkar camel fair is one of the biggest camel fair in the world. One can also enjoy the special delicacies here, which are made for tourists to offer the real taste of Rajasthan.

Pushkar Lake
It is one of the foremost holy lake, having great importance and significance according to the rituals of Hindus. According to legends, it is believed that Bramha was once on his way to perform his holy sacrifice, while discovering a suitable place on earth a lotus petal fell from his hand on the surface of earth, and immediately water starts floating from the three places, one of which is Pushkar. This sacred lake site is located near to the famous Bramha Temple of Pushkar. It is also reckoned that it was once the holy site preferred by Sage Vishwamitra for continuing his meditation, where he practise for thousands of years. Today, millions of pilgrims and visitors come to this holy lake to cleans themselves from the sins, which they have committed in their lives. bathe at the time of Kaartika Poornima in the month of November is considered to be best.

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Pushkar town is also renowned for its rose flower products. Nearly 698 hectares are dedicated to rose cultivation. Perfumes fit for a queen, rose water, incense sticks, and gulkand - a mixture of roses, honey and sugr used as a flavouring in paa are all in great demand in international market. For a true-blue rose perfume, ask for the ones based on sandalwood oil, not paraffin.
Bramha Temple
The Brahma temple is an important pilgrimage site for millions of Hindu devotees. It is located in the Pushkar valley, which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the pristine Anasagar lake. This place is blessed with the natural beauty, which holds a special place in the hearts of thousand Indians. According to legends it is believed that Lord Brahma, with all the gods and goddesses together, performed Yagya (Holy Sacrifice) here. Brahma Temple is the most renowned temple in Pushkar, which has immense popularity around the globe, and it is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (Creator of Universe). According to Hindu mythology, one can identify Bramhaji Temple, with the red spire and with the images of hans (Goose), as it is considered to be sacred to Lord Brahma.This alluring temple complex is built with the white marble, and is decorated with silver coins and you can also see a silver turtle inside the floor of the temple.

Enthralling Camel Safaris !!!
Pushkar Camels are world renowned, try camel safaris and explore the vast sandy desert on camel back, feast your eyes with the pleasures of Arabian Nights. As far as eyes can see scorching sun and rippling sand seems to be a puzzle in the ruins of boundless desert. The vast sandy desert of Pushkar brings high excitements for those, who visit in the month of October and November, as it makes the best time to see endless camels in Pushkar. There are number of camel safari expeditions, camel races and camel treks, which are organized for tourists, that provide ample space to mingle with the local village folks and allow opportunities to know the rural life and culture of Rajasthan from closer view.

Off-Treck
You know a good camel can fetch tens of thousands of rupees and it can go up to lacks and is also a requisite source of income for any villagers.
The camel, popularly known as the ship of desert, it is not only common in Thar desert, but also the only means of transportation in remote areas. One can ride or walk along leisurely with the safari and the enjoy the desert scape. The camel carts are fully equipped and tourists need not bother about comfort in the desert. The tourist are allowed to ride through the sandy tracks, passing through the countryside of Pushkar, sleep on tents each night at a new place, spend evenings with the camp fire and dance. Even the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) arranges the camel safari on request from Delhi and Jaipur during various fairs and festivals in Pushkar. These are some trilling moments you will see before your eyes in the desert dunes of Pushkar.

Staying Options and other Facilities !!!
The Rajasthan Tourism works with the full cooperation of Pushkar localities, so that the festival becomes more bright and memorable for tourists. During the celebrations of festivals the RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) provides tourist unique set of camp accommodation like the Swiss tent accommodation, catering facilities for food requirements. Number camps are build in the large area of town, which has a easy access to the festival and near by attractions of Pushkar including the village life. The camps are located in such a way that the tourist can overlook the famous camel fair from close quarter.

Pushkar Camel FairPushkar LakeDancing Show at the Fair
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Tent Accommodation
Royal Desert Camp accommodations is one of the unique staying options at Pushkar town well managed by the Hotel Pushkar Palace attracting tourists from all over the world. The camp resort offers a royal palace stay in the Swiss tents fully furnished, equipped with lavish interiors and sumptuous cuisine along with numerous cultural activities amidst the sand dunes.

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Hotel Pushkar Palace
Hotel Pushkar Palace
Heritage Palace Hotel
If you are seeking a true homely pleasures, than Pushkar Palace is going to be the best royal retreat for you and your family. It is one of the finest accommodation option in the town with its lavishly two floored apartments, with elegantly appointed 28 Deluxe rooms and 25 Suites. Each room has its own style with different period furniture, frescoes, and family portraits, which is a great reminder of Pushkar's glorious past.

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Hotel Jagat Palace
Hotel Jagat Palace
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Hotel Jagat Palace hotel, bestowed with the beautiful snake mountain on one side and the great Thar desert on other. With its 36 imperial rooms, showcasing culture and comforts of all levels the hotel offers an unmatched magic of royal stay in the town of Bhrama, offering the traditional hospitality, perfectly blended with all the modern facilities and amenities of a Heritage Palace Hotel.

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