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Experience the colourful splendour of the Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar is an ancient city with an interesting mythological history. It is believed that Lord Brahma had dropped a lotus on the ground, resulting in a lake formation. The city was named Pushkar after the flower’s name, and the lake is known as the serene Pushkar lake. Pushkar has the only existing Brahma temple in the world.
Another crucial highlight of this quaint heritage city is the Pushkar Camel Fair. The Pushkar Camel Fair is an annual festival that celebrates the magnificence of Rajasthani culture – its art, music, food, people, and camels! It is a ten-day festival that starts at the beginning of Hindu Kartik month (this year from November 1-9) and is eagerly awaited by many. Colourful pavilions line the streets as visitors from all over come to trade animals, buy and sell goods, and enjoy the unique atmosphere.
Fun Fact: The Pushkar Camel Fair was established to draw merchants and cattle herders from all over India. The primary aim of the Pushkar Camel Fair is still camel trading, which has grown to include horses and cattle, both of which are essential for the region’s desert nomads. This fair attracts approximately 200,000 visitors every year.
There are countless competitions and events within the Camel Fair. Everybody is welcome to participate, from the best-dressed camel to the best moustache to the best ‘foreign bride’.
Thousands of religious devotees eagerly wait to plunge into the holy Pushkar lake, which is believed to deliver salvation on the month’s full moon. If your clients wish to witness an event celebrating everything that makes India unique in a beautiful setting, plan their visit to the Pushkar Camel Fair this November!
There are some fantastic places to stay during the Pushkar Camel Fair. However, keep in mind that they fill up fast. The Orchard is our top choice providing luxury tented accommodation. At The Orchard, we vow to give you the most idyllic stay imaginable. From stunning rooms and gourmet meals to nightly entertainment and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, there’s something for everyone at this luxury resort!
With its quintessentially Indian approach to ‘glamping’, one can expect all the home comforts of a hotel with the added excitement of a two-week festival! A visit to the Pushkar Camel Fair combines with a stay at Lakshman Sagar for the ultimate understated style itinerary.
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