Pushkar Camel Fair
Pushkar Camel Fair
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Every year, nearly half a million visitors descend on the tiny desert town of Pushkar in rural Rajasthan to attend the annual Pushkar Camel Fair. This five-day festival held during the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartik, which usually falls in October. Festivities include moustache-length competitions and camel races, and there’s even a camel beauty pageant! However, the main purpose of the festival is trade, and it’s the place to go if you want to buy or sell a camel.
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Mahaveer
7 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Friends
Animal fair in Pushkar is always interesting and fascinating. The hustle and bustle of animals is mesmerizing.
Written February 13, 2023
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Thanks. Best Regards Devi singh 9351395014
Written October 17, 2023
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Sushreeta S
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Dec. 2021 • Family
If you have booked d Jaisalmer desert safari then I suggest do not try the Pushkar safari. They will charge you 8000 to 7000 for a jeep ride. Not worth it. Do not fall into their trap of showing desert roses karan arjun set and all.
They are not worth visiting.
Written April 18, 2022
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The Traveller
Jodhpur District, India78 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Friends
It’s around one year of my trip with friends and writing review after long time.
I saw first time animal’s fair in pushkar. In this fair camel will be buy and sell from many other locations.

It is different experience I never get before.

But there’s no cleaning management from government.
Written May 17, 2021
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The Travel Curry
New Delhi, India152 contributions
Nov. 2019
The popular camel fair is a photographer's delight. Don't expect anyting fancy or polished here. The fair has local artisans dislaying their produce/handicrafts which are pretty interesting. The camel fair exhibits decorated camels, horses and bulls that are sold at hefty price. You can go on a camel ride solo or in a group. The prices are economical.

The fair also has local delicacies worth indulging in. Daal kachori and daal baati are a must-try. We had visited pre-Covid season in November, so masks or sanitizers were not required. The situation might be different this year though.

Overall the place comes to life with music, dance, swings, colorful hops and delectable food stalls while the local police manages the crowd. After dark it is a briliant sight!! The fair makes Pushkar so lively and gives you authentic village life experience.
Written October 4, 2020
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Mitul Gajera
Surat, India10 contributions
Nov. 2019
One of my favorite visits to Rajasthan last year with ground full of camels and amazingly talented people around at the same place.
Written February 14, 2020
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Evelyn W
Brisbane, Australia57 contributions
Nov. 2019
The Pushkar Mela deserves a few days to soak up the atmosphere as hundreds of camels and horses and their owners converge on the small town of Pushkar. The Mela starts with an evening puja by the lake with lamps everywhere and blessings from the local priests. We also had our own puja so that we could avoid other people trying to sell us blessings!
Walking around the camps in the early morning is the best time to take photographs and there are hundreds of camels on view. Later in the week the very distinctive Mewar horses arrive. These are far more valuable than the camels and are treated like royalty. Our guide’s cousin brought a stallion which was expected to win the top prize, as his father had before him, and was stunning. Horses are not ridden before the age of seven, unlike in most Western countries, and only the stallions wear bits when ridden.
Written January 4, 2020
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VINOD
Bengaluru, India63 contributions
Nov. 2019
we were in pushkar when the Fair was on. On way to Brahma temple, when we entered the ground about 1 noon, there were less than 200 people. camels were about 25 and about 10 horses. Supposed to be the biggest livestock gathering!!! took a camel ride and some snaps for memory sake. outside were shops like the usual shops you have at any Indian fair.
i was told that there is another place 4 km away wherein the tents for night stay are available and the camel racing & horse racing happen there.
Written December 28, 2019
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Girraj Sonkhiya
Jaipur, India50 contributions
Nov. 2019
The camel fair... One of the best fair in rajasthan of camels,horses and much more. You will have a unique experience there the vibe the sound everything was amazing. Its near the sarovar too so you can walk away to that also. A must visit lace in rajasthan.
Written December 19, 2019
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Sandra
Australian Capital Territory, Australia3 contributions
Nov. 2019
This is a terrible place to visit if you care about Animals. The dancing horses are dressed to look beautiful, however they are forced to dance on two back legs for long periods while loud music is played and crowds gather. Its Cruel . Animals are made to stand in harsh sun all day long. They travel for days to get the Camels there to sell, unfortunately most camels die on there way back through exhaustion and Cruelty. They are mainly controlled via rope reigns or hooks which are pierced through their nostrils. those decorative balls are fastened via hooks through their nostrils. I witnessed mistreatment of many animals. I will never forget that horrible experience. Trip Advisor should not be promoting this event.
Written November 29, 2019
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Michael F
Jedburgh, UK21 contributions
Nov. 2019
An amazing and exciting day at the famous camel fair, an English county show on steroids! Camels, horses, stalls, acrobats, entertainers, nomads in from the desert, horse dancing, Kubbdi (a cross between tig and rugby!), colour, noise. Well worth braving the over-crowded town to be part of this.
Written November 22, 2019
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