Pushkar Fair 2018 is scheduled from 15 November 2018, to 23 November 2018, and like every year, it will be the biggest camel fair of the country.
It’s one of the most popular fair and festival of Rajasthan which is equally popular among the foreign crowd. It happens to be organized at the beginning of the winter season which is also considered as the best season to travel the state of Thar desert.
Pushkar Camel Fair 2018
The Pushkar camel fair is scheduled according to the Hindu calendar. It starts in the month of Kartik and ends on the Purnima (full moon night) of Kartik month itself. So the Pushkar camel fair 2018 will last from 15 November to 23 November.
We have already shared a detailed Pushkar tour guide which I insist to refer for further information. In this post, I’m going to answer a few popular or commonly asked questions.
What should I buy in Pushkar?
You can buy antiques sold in the local shops. Apparels with traditional prints are available as well. Just like any other fair in North India, you can find all sorts of utility and traditional items at Pushkar fair which you can buy at bargaining price.
How can I reach Pushkar?
Pushkar can be reached from Ajmer Railway station if you’re taking the train journey till Ajmer Junction in Rajasthan. The distance between Ajmer railway junction to Pushkar town is approx 15 KMs.
You can reach Pushkar from Delhi via train by booking the journey to Ajmer Junction. Ajmer is connected by all sorts of trains. You can first travel Delhi to Jaipur and then plan the trip further.
The other option is to arrive in Jaipur city first and then take a cab or bus till Pushkar. The distance between Jaipur to Pushkar is approx 150 KMs and the town is well connected by bus and private cab services which can be found right outside the station.
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The highway till Pushkar town is always in better condition as it connects the two metros of India, Delhi to Mumbai.
What all can you do in Pushkar?
Pushkar is one of the most popular destinations among foreign tourists because of its camel fair, Brahma Lake and beautiful surroundings. It’s a small town with both hills and desert area making it a unique destination.
There are many cultural and tourist-centric activities arranged during the period which you can be part of. This is how you get to be part of a cultural fest of Rajasthan, getting the chance to know the culture deeply.
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Because of the good number of foreign tourist, this fair attracts, more than a dozen resorts are available near the town which arranges different sort of activities. Bottom line, your stay and food are sorted along with a bunch of activity options to choose from.
Why is Brahma temple only in Pushkar?
Brahma is the creator of the world, as per the Hindu religion. Centuries ago, a leaf of his flower, Lotus, fell into a place, creating a beautiful and sacred lake. That lake is known as Pushkar Lake.
Later, a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma was constructed near the lake making it the only Brahma temple in the world.
What Pushkar is famous for?
Pushkar is famous for its Brahma Lake, Brahma Temple and the annually organized Camel Fair or Kartik Mela. During the fair, more than 50,000 camels are sold every year. Many cultural and musical events are organized, attended by both local and foreign tourists.
Where in Rajasthan is the famous camel fair held?
Camel fair is organized in Pushkar town in Rajasthan which is close to Ajmer district in the state.
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In which state Pushkar is located?
Pushkar is located in Rajasthan State of India, which is known for its Thar desert, forts and rich tradition and culture.
Over to You
Is it itching to do Pushkar came fair in 2018 after reading all these? Then pack your bags, do the documentation homework and come for a visit. You’ll have experience of a lifetime.
As you’ll be coming to Pink City first, here are the best places to visit in Jaipur you should check. We have also compiled a comprehensive guide on Jaipur city to bring all sort of help for the tourists.
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