It also includes a plethora of activities such as processions, horse shows, camel races, camel and cow beauty contests, acrobatics, camel safaris and much more. The Pushkar Camel Festival is the most colorful gathering of humanity and livestock on this planet, and attracts international, as well as Indian tourists.
Pilgrims start arriving a few days before the most auspicious day, praying to the God Brahma at his temple near the lake, and immersing themselves in the holy water. Our guests get to witness colorful religious processions parading through the streets of the now bustling town, where gypsy bazaars have cropped up everywhere.
We are the pre-eminent upscale agency at the Pushkar Fair - ask someone who has been at the Fair and seen our guests enjoying the best facilities, the best lodging, the best seats (including available camel back seating to give you a better view!) for the events.
We reserve the best cottages and rooms at the best year around desert resorts at Pushkar for our group guests. The resort is not by any means luxury, but it has an enviable location near the fairgrounds where all the activities are taking place. Private Tour guests have the option of selecting between this resort, or more upscale lodging at a 20 to 30 minute drive from the cattle trading camp and fairgrounds.
The locals at Pushkar recognize us as the pre-eminent luxury agency operating at the Fair and our guests get privileges that are the envy of all other tourists at the Pushkar Fair - we have thousands of referrals that will be happy to verify this for you.
We have a ratio of 1 Easy Tours Guide, or Tour Director, for every 5 Easy Tours guests at the Pushkar Fair. Our competition, if we can call it that, hands you over to a local agent who uses about 1 staff member for scores of visitors.
All three meals are included at your resort our guests during the Fair. An individual camel back safari in the desert is included (if you want one!), and you can ask for more than one at no charge.
Nov 4th through Nov 9th: Pushkar Cattle Fair. This is when most of the Pushkar Fair activities with the villagers, camels, horses and other cattle will take place. The cattle trading will be at its peak, and there will be various other shows and competitions, such as camel beauty contests! The best days this year are going to be November 8th and 9th, and we have designed our tour itineraries to be in Pushkar during these days.
Nov 10th through Nov 11th: Pushkar Cultural Fair. This is when many of the Rajasthan State government sponsored cultural activities will take place. There will be folk dance shows, music performances, and other similar activities. Please bear in mind that you will get to experience (much more comfortably) similar performances at a number of the hotels we use during your exploration of India. Most agencies take you to the Pushkar Fair on these dates despite the fact that a majority of the cattle and villagers have already left Pushkar.
Nov 12th: Pushkar Festival. This is the Holy Day of the Fair and thousands of Hindu pilgrims will take a dip in the holy lake at Pushkar. The town gets extremely congested and we do not recommend that our guests participate in these activities. As this is the holiest day of the Hindu lunar calendar, this is also the day that Dev Diwali (part of our Two Festival Tours), is celebrated at Varanasi, India’s holiest city.