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Pushkar Fair & Festival

Pushkar Tour is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India. 11 kms from Ajmer it is on the edge of desert and along the bank of picturesque Pushkar Lake.the “Nag Pahar” or snake mountain forms a natural boundary between ajmer and pushkar,Pushkar means born due to a flower ,Pushkar is acclaimed to be the only place in the world to have temple dedicated to lord Brahma. Legend has it that Brahma was in search of a suitable place to perform a Vedic Yagya (sacrifice) While he was contemplating, a lotus fell from his hand and water sprouted from three places. One of them was pushkar and Brahma decided to perform his Yagya here. The month of "Kartik Purnima" (full moon in Oct. - Nov.) is considered auspicious by the Hindus to take a dip in the holy lake. The ancient town is transformed magically into a gigantic fair ground during those four days of "Kartic Purnima". The highlight of the fair is the trading of camels. One gets to see Camels in thousands dressed up, paraded bought and sold here.Camel-traders and villagers from miles away converge to Pushkar with their humped beasts. Over 25,000 camels (and that's on the conservative side) are traded, making this the world's largest camel fair, host of cultural events against the backdrop of this pretty setting are also organized including attractive puppet shows,cattle auction and camel race as the part of the festivities. Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair.Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar lake where the fair takes place. Men buy and sell their livestock, which includes camels, cows, sheep and goats. The women go to the stalls, full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics. A camel race starts off the festival, with music, songs and exhibitions to follow. Between these events, the most waited for is the test of how the camel is able to bring the items.

Countrywide Tours and Travels arranges the exclusive camps at Pushkar fair.

Pushkar Lake

In Pushkar About 400 temples and shrines are located at Pushkar and around its holy lake, which is mention in the Padma Purana. Legend has it that Lord Brahma in search for a spot to hold his 'yagna' (religious ritual), dropped the lotus from his hand, the three spots touched by this flower were turned into lakes. These are today known as the 'Jyeshtha Pushkar' (main Pushkar), the 'Madhyam Pushkar' (medium Pushkar) and the 'Kanishtha Pushkar' (little Pushkar). A temple dedicated to Lord Brahma is located at Pushkar; the other important temples are those of Gayatri, Savitri, Shiv and Badri Narayan. When visiting Pushkar a visit to the Brahma temple and the lake is a must. At the lake, you can witness various prayer ceremonies and the holy bath by the pilgrim who come from all over India. The priests at Pushkar are supposed to maintain the genealogical records of all Hindu families and many pilgrims come to visit their priest and get their "records" updated. You can watch the traditional Aarti being performed in the evening. At sunset, you can watch the lights of the temples around the lake come on one after another accompanied by Shlokas sung melodiously by priests at the temples. Prominent among the ghats are Gau Ghat, Brahma Ghat and Varah Ghat. Also called Main Ghat, Gau Ghat is the place from which ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were sprinkled into the lake. Brahma Ghat is believed to be the spot where Brahma himself is said to have worshipped. The Varah Ghat is famed to be the place where Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu Trinity, appeared in the form of Varaha (a boar), third in the line of his nine incarnations. It is advisable for the visitors, who travel to the Pushkar lake, not to take photos and to remove their shoes before going to the ghats.

People consider the water of the Pushkar Lake to be very sacred and the ritual of taking dips in the holy water is believed to bestow salvation.

Pushkar Camps

Our guests are our top priority and you will realize this during your stay with us. We take care of all your needs ranging from accommodation to entertainment. Our thoughtfully-designed tents with wall-to-wall carpeting provide for an authentic and-relaxing stay. Our spacious rooms have been furnished with comfortable beds, chairs and tables complete with carvings that give impression of royalty. Every tent has an attached bathroom with all the facilities that our guests are accustomed to, viz. shower, hot and cold running water, western WC, wash-basin with mirror, rack for toiletries/towel.

Dining/Common Room is fully carpeted. With our specialist culinary staff, we serve multi-cuisine meals - Indian, Ethnic Indian, Chinese, Continental and Mughlai. Please note that non-vegetarian meals and alcohol would not be served at Pushkar as it is a holy place. Tea & coffee, cold drinks are available for 24 hours in the dining room. Bed tea and any special dish will be served on request.

Our trained staff is dedicated to ensuring that your stay is a memorable one. Personal supervision ensures that the service quality is of the highest standard.

We also arrange :
- Yoga session with professional guru.
- Every evening, two hours of different Rajasthani folk dances are performed for guests.

We also provide similar services at Nagaur, Kolalyat, Gogamadi, Mertha, Dhorimana, Ram devra and many other fairs and festivals too.

Please Fill the Querry form with dates of travel and no of Guest Travelling for a special quote for hotel accommodation cost and transportation for the indicated itinerary.

Recommended Tour Package :

UNIQUE RAJASTHAN TOUR WITH PUSHKAR FAIR

Day 1 : Arrival Delhi

Arrival at Delhi airport and meet representative of Countrywide Tours and Travels, who will assist you in the check in the hotel, later in the afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi and India Gate & the Parliament street, Evening return to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 2 : Delhi – Jodhpur – Rohetgarh (Flight + Drive)

Morning our company’s representative will assist you to the domestic airport to board the flight to Jodhpur, on arrival meet our company person who will assist you to the cab that will take you to drive for Rohetgarh ( Distance 40 kms ) check in the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 3 : Rohetgarh – Jaisalmer

Morning drive to Jaisalmer check in at the hotel and later local sightseeing of Jaisalmer, Patwon-ki-haveli, The Nathmalji-ki-haveli , Gadisar Lake. Overnight stay at the Hotel

Day 4 : Jaisalmer

Morning breakfast visit to the nearby village area and interact with the local people.Late afternoon visit to the sand dunes and enjoy a camel ride to view the sunset. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 5 : Jaisalmer – Manvar (170 kms )

Morning Drive to the Manavr a desert destination known for its culture surroundings ,local heritage, flora and fauna.Manvar is an ideal base to explore Indian desert life, culture, wildlife and landscape of breathtaking beauty. It offers a stark and contrasting desert experience.Overnight stay at MANVAR DESERT CAMP.

Day 6 : Manvar – Bhenswara ( 360 kms )

Morning breakfast and drive to Bhenswara –

south west Rajasthan, another Rajput country estate it was ruled by Maharavals and was home to tribal Bhils, visit Anand Sagar Lake surrounded by holy trees called “Kalpa Vriksha”, known to fulfill the desires of visitors.overnight stay.

Day 7 : Bhenswara - Udaipur ( Distance of 380 kms )

Today morning drive to Udaipur , On arrival check in the hotel .Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 : Udaipur

Morning city tour of Udaipur - the romantic Lake City in Southern Rajasthan, visit Lake pichola, Sahelion-ki-bari, City Palace.Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 : Udaipur – Pushkar ( Distance of 285 kms )

Morning drive to Pushkar , where the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices. Whole town bustles up with upto 200000 traders and 50000 cattle pour into town, Overnight at Pushkar.

Day 10 : Pushkar

Full day at Pushkar and visit the the fair. Overnight at Pushkar.

Day 11 : Pushkar - Jaipur ( Distance of 150 kms )

Late morning drive to Jaipur on arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Jaipur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. Afternoon at leisure.Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 : Jaipur – Bharatpur ( 176 Kms )

Morning drive to Bharatpur, check into the hotel. Afternoon, proceed by cycle rickshaws to the famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Morning drive to Agra enrooting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. Thereafter continue drive to Agra. Visit Taj mahal (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday) agra Fort and local market.Overnight stay at Agra.

Day 15 : Agra - Delhi - Onward Journey ( 203 kms )

Morning drive to Delhi, on arrival, transfer to the International airport for flight for your onward journey.

PUSHKAR FAIR AND TAJMAHAL TOUR

Day 01: Delhi

Meet the representative of Countrywide Tours and Travels at the airport and later transfer to the hotel. Over night stay at Delhi Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Ajmer - Pushkar

Morning Transfer to the railway station to take a Luxury train to Ajmer, arrive at Noon and pick up from railway station at ajmer by company representative and drive to Pushkar at 17 km distance. Overnight stay at Pushkar.

Day 03: Pushkar Fair

Visit the Pushkar fair,the world's biggest camel fair, Ineract with locals and participate in various activities. See camel race, and cultural performances. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 04: Pushkar Fair

Visit the Pushkar Fair. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 05: Pushkar – Ajmer – Agra

Early morning drop at the railway station of Ajmer to board the train to Agra, on arrival at Agra you will be met by our company’s representative who will assist you in the check in the hotel and later on visit to the famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and return back to the hotel for the overnight stay at Agra.

Day 06 : Agra – Delhi

Morning visit Red Fort later drive to Delhi (203 kms). Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to the International airport for flight to back home.

Actvities & Competition during Pushkar fair:

Camel milking competition / Wrestling competition / Camel race / Horse race / Camel Safari / Camel carts / Camel Decoration / Camels and Nagauri bull competition / Matka Race / Arts & Crafts fair / Gir & Cross breed cattle competition / Turban tying Competition / Moustache competition / Cattle Competition / Camel parade / Laser show / Cultural performances by Kuchamani (local Rajasthani artists) Temple Dance / Rajasthan folk music and dance….and many more…

Other Attraction during Pushkar fair:

- Helicopter Joy ride for Pushkar Fair aerial view.
- Hot air balloon flights over Pushkar.
- Camel & Horse Safari in Pushkar.

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