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Pushkar Fair

Eagerly waiting for the sporting events to flag offEvery November, the sleepy little town of Pushkar (145 kms from Jaipur) comes alive with a riot of colours and joyous celebrations.

Held for five days and culminating on the auspicious Purnima (Full moon) day of the Hindu month of Kartik, the Pushkar Fair means different things to different people...

Devotees taking a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar LakeThe ultimate pilgrimage for the religious minded...
a mega-bazaar for camel-traders...
an opportunity for villagers around to rejoice together with festive abandon...
an unforgettable and simply-not-to-be-missed experience for tourists... 

But the Pushkar Fair is much more than that - no one is untouched by its magical spell. It's not unusual to hear of tourists overstaying their visit by months, non-vegetarians and alcoholics turning herbivore, foreigners shunning their western garb for rustic clothes....

Over two dozen thumbnails await you in the sections ahead:

Arriving in Pushkar Arriving in Pushkar
In camel carts, tractors, mo'bikes, atop crammed buses...
One of the many Sadhus in Pushkar
Sporting Events Sporting events
Camel races, Tug-of-war, Decked-up camels...
Camel Trading Camel Trading
The World's Largest Camel Trading Zone
Spiritual Nirvaana Spiritual Nirvaana
Holy dip, Colourful Sadhus...
Other Glimpses Other Glimpses
Candid shots, shopping...

 

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