Pushkar Fair

0 Posted by - March 12, 2011 - Fares & Festivals, Holiday

Pushkar-The small and beautiful town  in a valley just about 14 km off Ajmer of Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair which is globally famous and attracts thousands of visitors from all parts of the world.

Normally quiet, Pushkar sees a small but steady stream of visitors to its temples and wide bathing steps leading down to the lake. But once a year, at the time of the full moon in November, the town explodes with colorful crowds of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. The Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar ka Mela, is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar. It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction.

Weather
In Summer:45 C (Max) – 25 C (Min)
In winter: 22 C (Max) – 8 C (Min)
Rainy Season : from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Our suggestion: Sept. Dec.

Getting there
By Air
The nearest airport from Pushkar is Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur, Udaipur.

By Bus
Pushkar is 11 km from main Ajmer bus stand. There are buses from Jaipur to Ajmer every 15 minutes, some nonstop. The roads are very good, and it takes around 2 hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.

By Train
The nearest railway station for Pushkar is Ajmer, which is on the Broad Gauge and hence connected to all the metro cities of India.

Facts about Pushkar
Location: Situated in Eastern Rajasthan.
Distance: Bharatpur (305 km), Jodhpur (210 km), Udaipur (303 km), Kota (200 km)
STD Code: 0145
Population: 1.8 millions
Area: 9.8 sq km
Language: Hindi, English & Rajasthani
Altitude: 413 meters
Clothing: Summer light tropical (cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter

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