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Pushkar Camel Fair 2018

23-1-2018
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Pushkar Camel Fair 2018

Showcasing the lively culture of Rajasthan through flashing events and amazing activities, the century old Pushkar Mela is absolutely one of the most famous and largest camel fairs of the world. It holds five days celebrations and generally starts at the end of October or starting of  November. During fair time the atmosphere of this small town becomes active. The fair witness the biggest gathering of Rajasthani people and tourist from all over world. If you have not been there plan your tour of India in the month of November to visit this grand fair.

 

Reasons to visit Pushkar Mela

  • Get a chance to mix-up with local people and know more about culture of Rajasthan
  • Be witness of entertaining competitions and events
  • Musical performances by famous fusion bands of India
  • Charm of staying in luxury Swiss tents and old style camps
  • Trading of Camels and other cattle
  • Enjoy Hot Air Ballooning and aerial view of Pushkar Mela
  • Experience camel ride across the sandy desert of Rajasthan
  • Enjoy the flavor of delicious Rajasthani Cuisine
  • Shop for paintings, Indian Jewelry & Handicrafts Items available on very reasonable price

 

Pushkar Mela 2018 Date

 

Start date : Thursday, 15th November 2018

End date : Friday, 23rd  November 2018

 

 

Pushkar Camel Fair 2018

Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit in Pushkar

 

Pushkar Lake

Sacred Pushkar Lake is described as ‘Tirtha Raj’, means the king of all pilgrimage sites according to holy books of Hindu. It believes that without taking a dip in the holy lake of Pushkar your visit to other pilgrimage sites will be considered as incomplete.  The lake has semi-circular shape and is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and more than 400 temples.

 

Brahma Temple

It is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma.  Lord Brahma is known as lord of creations.  Located about 200 meters away from the  Pushkar lake this temple is a most important tourist attraction of Pushkar.   It was built around 2000 years back.

 

Gurudwara Singh Sabha

Gurudwara Singh Sabha ji is situated  at the eastern side of Pushka.  I was built in the beginning of 19th century.   It was built in the remembrance of visits of the first Guru Shri Nanak Dev ji and tenth Guru Shri Govind Singh ji.

 

Varaha Temple

Varaha temple is dedicated to third incarnation of Lord Vishnu - Varaha (the Boar).  It is the most ancient temple of Pushkar, Images of lord Vishnu in the incarnation of wild boar is available in the temple. 

 

Savitri Temple

This temple is dedicated lo Lord Brahma's wife Goddess Savitri. Situated on a top of Ratnagiri hills it gives spectacular view of city and Pushlar lake. Its spiritual significance attracts many devotees globally.

 

Rangji Temple

Rangji temple is one of the very famous temples of Rajasthan in Pushkar. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu's for his incarnation as Lord Rangji.. There are idols of other gods available in the temple like Goddamaji, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Krishna and Shri Ramanujacharya.

 

Atmateshwar Temple

It is dedicated to lord Shiva and situated next to the Brahma ji temple. Considered as the most sacred, this temple houses a Shiv-ling surrounded by snakes made of cooper. Devotees believe that it is sinking deeper into the earth over the years.  The original temple was destroyed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

 

 

What are the accommodation options for Pushkar Camel Fair?

 

There are good amount of hotels available near Pushkar Camel Fair  but you will have to book it well in advance. During Pushkar festival time they charge very high price and availability of rooms gets difficult. 

 

Hotel Accommodation in Pushkar

Some of the best hotels of Pushkar are Jagat Palace PushkarThe Green House ResortThe Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa, and Ananta Spa and Resorts.

 

Tents in Pushkar

Apart from hotel accommodation, option of tented accommodation is also available during Mela.  Travelers enjoy their stay in these traditional Tents.  These tents have all the basics facilities.  Exclusive camps of Swiss Tents pitched during the Pushkar camel Fair for the visitors who love to stay in luxury accommodation. Price of tented accommodation varies from INR 10,000 to INR 25,000.

 

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