One of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences, Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan is a spectacle on an epic scale. An astonishing number of over 30,000 camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar. The fair is held every year for five days from Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Purnima.
Pushkar Fair 2017
Date: 28th October – 4th November 2017
Timings: 6 AM to 9 PM
This year, the Pushkar Mela returns with a brand new avatar that encompasses the blend of colours, festivities and traditions, mounted with the revered thought of “Atithi Devo Bhava”. Starting with a Harmony Marathon from Dargah Shareef in Ajmer to Brahma Temple in Pushkar, this 100-year old fair will be a host of sparkling activities and events.
This year, we give you an exquisite chance to be a part of this extravaganza, without hurting your pockets much. Book the best deals with us on accommodation, adventure activities and safari. Get, set, go!
Some top-notch activities to do at Pushkar Fair
Drop your jaws and witness ‘the largest’ camel trade
Herders and nomads from all across the country gather around the holy Pushkar lake in order to buy and sell their livestock. Once the trading is complete, these camels are then shaved, dressed and decked up for various beauty contests, parades and competitions. An entertaining sight indeed!
Have a peaceful stay at the desert camp
The fun at the Pushkar Fair doesn’t fade away as the sun melts down. Colourful tents which are spread across the length and breadth of the Pushkar fields offers you an experience of staying in luxurious and old-school styled camps.
RailYatri Tip: Book a comfortable camp stay with RailYatri and get an extra 10% off.
RY’s Hot-shot Deal
Deluxe non-AC tent: Rs. 8,000/ per night/ per tent – inclusive of all the meals.
Luxury AC tent: Rs. 12,000/ per night/ per tent – inclusive of all meals.
To avail discount, apply this coupon code while booking: RAILSTAY
Be a part of some never-before-seen competitions!
You can see interesting competitions around those proud and perfectly-maintained moustaches of Rajasthani locals, at the fair. The matka phod, camel race, turban tying, tug-of-war, are also the ones that increase the liveliness of the Pushkar Fair.
Hot-air ballooning: It’s time to kiss the sky high!
Love the sky but can’t fly as often as you want to? Don’t worry! For Pushkar Fair offers this opportunity to you in abundance. Take a hot-air balloon ride and enjoy the view at nearly 400ft. high up in the sky. The breath-taking, the cool wind will make you feel on top of the world.
RailYatri Tip: Get an extra 10% off by booking hot-air balloon flights with RailYatri.
RY’s Hot-Shot Deal
Daily sun-rise flights – Rs. 15,000 (including pick-up and drop from your hotel)
To avail discount, apply this coupon code while booking: RAILFLY
Camel Safari: You, desert, camel and the sunset. Sounds picture-perfect!
When you are at Pushkar, you do not have just sit and watch the trade happening. Pushkar Fair gives you an opportunity to try on a camel ride amidst those mesmerising sunsets.
RailYatri Tip: Book your safari with RailYatri and enjoy a peaceful camel ride in Rajasthan. You can also opt for evening jeep safaris with us.
Give a push to your adrenaline rush!
Nothing can match the excitement of a motorbike ride across zigzag roads or high up in the sky. As the wind rushes by and roads twist and turn at every corner, it’s a whole new world of excitement that awaits you. Pushkar Fair is just an apt opportunity to give a push to your adrenaline rush.
RailYatri Tip: From para-motoring to quad-biking, RailYatri is offering you an exquisite opportunity to jump into the adventurous puddle. BOOK NOW
Capture the true essence of Rajasthan
From colourful stalls, decorated camels, beautiful people to colourful tents, sprawling markets and the divine Pushkar Lake, Pushkar Fair is indeed a heaven for shutterbugs.
Hop and Shop till you drop!
Yes, we mean it! The Fair is an absolute delight for shopaholics out there. You just cannot stop yourself from filling your bags with those eye-catching souvenirs, beautiful dresses, paintings, hand-crafted jewellery, hand-made bags and other knick-knacks at just an arm’s length.
Convinced enough? Well, then just don’t miss this chance to witness the beauty of Pushkar, this year. BOOK NOW with RailYatri and have a wonderful time ahead at the Fair!