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Colourful Traditions - Pushkar Fair - Rajasthan

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The fair of Pushkar is renowned all over India for the unparalleled fun and merriment that it provides to visitors. Celebrated during the month of November, Pushkar is transformed into a sea of men and animals for the four days that the fair lasts. The Pushkar fair also witness a grand camel fair and it is great fun to watch all the haggling and bargaining that is enjoyed by both the customers and the buyers alike.

Besides the usual fanfare and festivity, there is also a religious angle to the Pushkar Fair. Thousands of devotees come to take a dip in the Pushkar Lake, which is supposed to wash away the sins of a lifetime. It is indeed a grand sight to see the colorfully dressed local populace descend on the fair grounds and enjoy a much-deserved break from their daily grind. As the men head for the cattle market, the women flock the shops that display a number of colorful and fancy items.

The Pushkar Fair is also a great place to enjoy some riveting performances by the local artists. You just stand mesmerized as they give a full display of their talents. Besides, there is also another angle to the Pushkar fair. Gripping camel races, horse races and camel shows also give it more color and make it an experience of a lifetime. Travel to Pushkar and attend the fair that will be held during the period of 29th October - 5th November, 2006.

Posted by rsnamli 00:00 Archived in India

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