Venue : Pushkar, Rajasthan, India (11 km from Ajmer & 150 km from Jaipur)
Dates / Time : Full moon day of October / November. (five days from Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Purnima as per Hindu Calendar (Bikram Samvat).
Pushkar Camel Fair 2023 : Monday, 20 November to Monday, 27 November 2023
Celebrations: Camel trading, religious rituals and various cultural events and competitions
Significance: Trading of live stock and an important pilgrimage season for Hindus to Pushkar lake.
Entry Fee: Free (no entry fee)
Weather: around 75°F to 90°F
Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar – Overview
India’s greatest tribal gathering – Pushkar Mela also known as Pushkar Fair – a grand travel experience held every year on a vast scale. People from all over visit this fair to witness the beauty of Rajasthani Culture and tribals. Attractions of this annual Pushkar Fair, are funky competitions like ‘Matka Tod’, ‘Longest Moustache’, and ‘Bridal Competitions’. During over five days, more than 11,000 cattle, horses and camels are part of this visual spectacle.
History of the Pushkar Mela
It is believed that 330 million Gods and Goddesses, of the Hindu religion, had come to Pushkar Lake on the full moon night to sanctify the pious. To commemorate the event, thousands of pilgrims, come to Pushkar and redeem themselves. Pushkar is also one of the five dhams or sacred places for Hindus.
Pushkar Mela – Rituals & Traditions
Pushkar Faie – a 100 years old camel fair immensely popular around the world. Tourist visit Pushkar Fair to witness the vibrant culture of Rajasthan and enjoy a wide range of events and activities.
Pushkar fair has two essential components – camel trading and religious rituals.
The time during which the festival takes place (full moon) is considered to be the most auspicious time to redeem the past sins and wish for something. During this full moon phase, the locals bathe in the holy Pushkar Lake hoping for good things to come their way.