Pushkar Mela 2019 Day 4 : All You Need To Know About The Famous ‘Camel Fair’: The famous annual Pushkar fair of Northern India state Rajasthan, widely known as Pushkar Mela or Pushkar Camel Fair, has been started on Monday, November 4 and witnessing a gathering a huge mass of people across India and also from abroad. It is for the first time that the nine-day international fair started with the worship of Pushkar Sarovar. The fiesta of Pushkar Mela is not only about trading the livestock, but about the camel and horse races, cultural performances, art exhibitions, magic shows, longest moustache competition, and so much more. According to reports, this fair is renowned for being one of the world’s largest cattle fairs. If you plan on visiting this camel fair, here is everything you need to know about this festival.
All you need to know about the festival of Pushkar Mela
Dates and location
The camel fair, also known as the Pushkar Mela, is held in the town of Pushkar in November at the time of Kartik Purnima. It kick-starts from November 4 and commences around November 12, majorly on the auspicious day of the full moon in Kartik month. The week-long festival is held in the town of Pushkar, Rajasthan. Being one of the oldest fairs in India, Pushkar Mela is held in Pushkar Fairground, near Pushkar lake in Rajasthan.
Sitting area and gatherings
Several media reports say that there is a special elevated sitting arena, which allows the visitors to get a top view of the whole camel fair as the opening ceremony is celebrated with utmost grandeur which the visitors do not want to miss on. Pushkar Mela ceremony gathers hundreds of beautifully adorned camels and horses mounted by riders in aesthetic traditional Rajasthani outfits.
Significant aspects of Pushkar Mela
The story behind the origin of Pushkar Mela is truly captivating. According to some media reports, the sand dunes of Pushkar, during Pushkar Camel Mela, appear in the carnival mood, signifying a varied essence and texture. This cultural extravaganza brings the whole of Rajasthan together. Numerous musicians, folk dancers, literature artists, and acrobats lighten up the spirits and entertain the guests and officials in traditional ways. Some of the significant must-watch events of the Pushkar Mela include handicraft exhibitions, hot air balloon flights, cultural dances, and half marathon from Ajmer to Pushkar.
As per various media reports shared about this Pushkar camel fair, one must definitely pay a visit to this culturally rich Pushkar Mela 2019. It takes you on a different ride, introducing the Pushkar culture, ethics, and all about life in Rajasthan. Jaipur International Airport is around 150 km away from Pushkar. Buses and taxi facilities are also available. You can also opt for railways. The closest railway station is Ajmer and is approximately 20 km from Pushkar.