Friday, November 7, 2014

Pushkar Fair- Dissolving India’s Geographical Boundaries

Spell bounding display of colorfully painted camels, shadows of Rajasthani culture and countless handcrafted items to mesmerize you- the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness Indian vibrancy is commonly known as Pushkar Fair. Held for 14 days in November during the Karthik month (usually October-November), this amazing fair attracts more than 11,000 camels and 4, 00,000 tourists every year. It is firmly believed that those who bathe in Pushkar Lake absolve all their sins and receive divine blessings. 

Rural India flock with cattle

This kaleidoscopic event brings the sacred town of Pushkar to life that is located in the broiling heart of Marusthali Desert. The first few days of this dramatic event are special for those who hold a specific interest in cattle trading. Watch in amazement as camels, horses and other livestock are painted, beautified and raced to attract the best buyers at the Pushkar Camel Fair.

Religious Flavor
Originally begun as a festival to honor Lord Brahma, the latter half of this Mela starts taking a religious turn.  The lofty sand dunes get covered with colorfully dressed devotees, snake charmers, folk dancers, musicians, sadhus and acrobats. 
The Ferry wheel enthralls queues of giggling Rajput women in their bright saris and gleaming bangles that stretch from shoulder to wrist. The street vendors sell jewelry, pans, matkas and other items. The gleaming hues of camp fires in the Thar Desert can soothe anyone’s mind and soul. 

Exciting Competitions

To provide an enchanting and enjoyable experience to its visitors, this spectacular fair comprises of various events. A few of them are milking, wrestling, matka phod and various sports competitions. Rural Gram Haat, Shilp Gram Art & Craft Mela are a must to attend for any elite globetrotter. 

After the fair, one may head towards experiencing the entire Rajasthan or wind up with the eternal Golden Triangle of India. If you missed the wonder and breathtaking photographic opportunities this time, book your tickets as the next arrives at 19-25 November next year.  

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