The ancident town of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground in the month of Kartik.The fair attracts a great number of tourists from far and wide.The fair-grounds reverberate with festivity, as rows of make shift stalls display a bewildering array of items that comopete with each other for the visitors'attention.


The highlight of Pushkar fair is the trading in camels. Camels are bought, sold, decked up and paraded on the sand dunes,presenting a picturesque sight.The camel, horse and donkey races are events that draw huge attendance. Body tattooing is yet another favourite activity that attracts a large number of enthusiasts. The Pushkar fair brings together a large number of villagers from different parts of the state.Some come here bto sell. Some come here to buy. Others come here on a pilgrimage. Still others come here just to enjoy the festivities. The days are filled with fun and activity. The evenings are filled with music and dance.

A large number of traders of gather at the Pushkar Fair and set up shops. They sell a host of products like bead necklaces of Nagpur, woolen blankets of Merta, textiles printed in Ajmer and Jodhpur, brassware of Jodhpur and Jaipur etc. Also on sale are saddles, ropes, and assorted households items.



The quaint town of Nagaur, one of the most picturesque of Rajput townships, strips to life during the Nagaur Fair. The cattle fair here is the second largest in Rajasthan and is held every year during the month of Magh (Jan.-Fab.).

The fair is renowned for the trading in cows, bulloks, camels and horses. Their owners are seen wearing colourful turbans and flaunting long moustaches. The bullocks of Nagaur are renowned for their fleetness and attract a large number of buyers. Both the owners and buyers bargain to their heart's content nutil they decide upon a price.

Mirchi Bazar (Red Chilly Market) is the main attraction and wooden items, ironcrafts and leather accessories are available in abundance during the fair. Various games are organised during this four day festival. Tug-of-war, camel races, cock fights etc. provide entertainment to the tourists and visitors. As the sun goes down, a joyous atmosphere is created by the folk musicians, whose voices echo far and wide across the tranquil desert sand.