Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair 2015

From Wednesday 18 November to Wednesday 25 November


Pushkar is a small town, situated 14 km from Ajmer district, in the state of Rajasthan, India. Snuggled in the laps of the Aravali hills and beautified by the serene lake, Pushkar is a nature-lover’s paradise.

Pushkar Fair 2015

Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the Shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Brahma with its creation. It is a holy place mostly visited for the sacred Pushkar Lake, the Brahma temple and the renowned Camel Safari.

The Pushkar Lake has 52 Ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. Thus, though Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage spot, it is also visited for the exciting camel safaris in the desert sand dunes.

Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel & Cattle Fair) held in November.

Pushkar Camel & Cattle Fair

The Pushkar Camel Fair or locally Pushkar ka Mela is an annual five-day camel and livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world’s largest Livestock fairs. Apart from the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. Thousands of tourists from around the work gather to enjoy their Rajasthan Tour specifically at this time to be a part of this unique fair held at tourist friendly city of Pushkar.

Pushkar Fair 2015

Competitions such as the “Matka Phod”, “Longest Moustache”, and “Bridal Competition” are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists. In recent years the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar club and a team of random foreign tourists. The Imperial Gazetteer of India mentions an attendance of 100,000 pilgrims in early 1900s.

Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items. In order to demonstrate, the men go up on the group of camels one after another.

Pushkar Fair 2015

It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day (the 15th) of Kartik (October–November) in Hindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day and the day, according to legend, when the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake, thus numerous people swim in its sacred waters.

Pushkar Fair 2015 Dates

Holiday in Rajasthan at Pushkar runs from Wednesday 18 November to Wednesday 25 November, and offers you luxury camping and the ultimate way to experience the more traditional aspects of Pushkar Fair, one of Rajasthan’s most spectacular events. The Pushkar Fair official programme events and fairground will run from around Wednesday 18 November to Wednesday 25 November.

For enquiries about individual or group tours including Pushkar please contact us.

The Return of Goddess Parvati – Teej Festival

Teej Festival

Teej is a Hindu festival held every year during the third day of Shukla Paksha and marks the advent of monsoon, which falls normally between late July to September. The festival of Teej is popularly known as Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej. The onset of monsoon is a time to celebrate as the rain brings water to the parched land. In this current year Teej festival will celebrate in 17-18 August and on next year 5-6 August.. This festival perceive with much fanfare of girls and women especially in North Indian states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.  The festival of Teej is devoted to Goddess Parvati and sanctifies the day when she returns to Lord Shiva.

Celebrating Teej Festival

Teej is in admiring of marital elation and well-being of spouse and children. In the Bhado month according to Hindu calendar, arrival of monsoon is celebrated after a harshly hot summer. The festival is a three day celebration which includes both rigid fasting and scrumptious feasting. Newly married girls and women can be seen attired in traditional costumes and jeweler. The married women go their parent’s home for this auspicious occation. New apparel, usually gifted by the women parent’s is won and women gather together to fast (Vrat) and worship to the goddess Parvati. Many women dressed up in special multicolored striped pattern (Lahariya saree) on this occasion. It is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups all over the city and in the colorful bazaar.


Swings beautifully decorated with flowers to make attractive are hung from trees. Ladies and girls can be seen enjoying on these swings. They can be seen applying Heena on their hands to make them beautiful and singing songs of love and about the onset of rainy season.


The Tale of Sun City

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

The Sun City tale is about the second largest city of India known as Jodhpur situated in center of Rajasthan. The reason behind this name is vibrant, sunlit atmosphere. It bestows natural beauty, flora and fauna makes hypnotized. In Jodhpur buildings were originally painted in blue color to designate that Brahmins (India’s highest caste) occupied those buildings.

Immortal Historic places

The ancient city Jodhpur donjon famed historic castle (Umaid Bhawan Palace also known as Chittar Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada Fort ), Gardens and Lakes (Mandore, Kaylana, Balsamand, Sardar Samand Lake). One of the most amazing spiritual sites of Jodhpur is Ratanada Ganesh Temple, Mandaleshwar Mahadev temples. The remarkable landmark and architectural beauty of the city is capture in Hollywood movie directed by Christopher Nolan in 2012 “The Dark Knight Rises”, “The Fall” by Tarsem Singh. Many Bollywood and south movies shot in Mehrangarh Fort like “I” tamil movie, Hum Sath Sath Hai and many more.

Sambhali Boutique

Jodhpur is also known for attractive handicraft and colorful clothes made in Sambhali boutique where indigent ladies and girls work. In the boutique training is provided to make both western and Indian style clothes and various other items include shoulder bags, block- printed scarves and curtains. Many show-pieces of animals like elephant and camel is made of cotton and silk. The Durag Niwas Guest House is a little pleasant guesthouse where Sambhali Boutique is managed, bulk orders of Indian and foreign customer can be placed. Sambhali Trust take care free education provide to women and girls with social and vocal skills, which build conviction, self-respect and self- reliance.