Nagaur Fair-Cattle Fair in Nagaur

0 Posted by - March 14, 2011 - Fares & Festivals, Holiday

Nagaur Fair

The Jodhpur Nagaur Fair is the second biggest fair in India. The fair goes on for eight days. Nagaur Fair of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is held every year during the month of Jan-Feb. . It usually takes place in the Hindu month of Magha that comprises of January and February months of English.

Besides doing business, the visitors get excellent opportunity to enjoy a diversity of enthralling activities at the fair. It attracts huge number of tourists during the cattle fair popularly referred to as the Nagaur Cattle Fair, Nagaur.

It is a huge fair, which not only the locals enjoy, but it is also fascinating for tourists to experience. So if you are visiting India during January or February, it is well worth seeing. If your plan for the evening was to stay in for a quiet night, read some Pokerblog , or write postcards, why not go to the market and experience the sighs and smells of a traditional Indian celebration. Plus, you will have something extra to write in the postcard to your family.

This is because the Nagaur Fair is mainly all about trading of animals. Approximately 1,00,000 bullocks, camels and horses are traded every year in this fair. The animals lavishly decorated and even their owners dress up wearing colorful turbans and long moustaches.Other attractions are Mirchi bazaar (largest red-chilly market of India), wooden items, iron-crafts and camel leather accessories.For further entertainment, there is the folk music of the Jodhpur echoing throughout the fair.
Sports contribute to the fun element of the Nagaur Cattle Fair in Nagaur. Several types of sports such as tug-of-war, camel races, bullock races and cockfights are organized which are enjoyed by both the local people and the tourists to the fullest extent. These apart, there are other forms of entertainment also available in the fair. These comprise of jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, and campfire evenings. These truly add an extra flavor of enjoyment in the fair. However, the one thing that actually steals the show is the folk music of Jodhpur reverberating in entire desert region

Major Tourist Attractions in Nagaur
Places to see
Badal Mahal, Sheesh Mahal & Hadi Rani Mahal are some of the worth seeing places. All three have exquisite 18th century frescoes on the ceilings. There is also a bewitching medieval air cooling system and an embellished old hammam, or bath.

Shopping and Recreation
Mirchi Bazaar (Red Chilly Market) is another major attraction. One can buy wooden items, iron crafts and leather accessories, available in in abundance during the fair.

Getting There
Rail : Rajasthan has a good a network of rail services. Nagaur is well connected to the state capital Jaipur by the Jaipur-Bikaner Intercity Express and to Kolkata by the Howrah-Jaipur Express.

Air : Nagaur can be reached from Jaipur (293-km), Jodhpur (135-km) and Udaipur (400-km), which are on the domestic airlines route that links Delhi to Mumbai.

Road : Rajasthan State Roadways coaches link most tourist places and business centres in and around the state. Chauffer-driven air-conditioned can be hired through the State Tourist Offices and other approved operator.

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