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Pushkar Fair

Pushkar is a sacred and picturesque town in Rajasthan, located at about 145 km from Jaipur and 13 km from Ajmer. Pushkar is known for its 400 odd temples and exceptional scenic beauty. The beautiful Pushkar Lake and the Brahma Temple here are very sacred to Hindus. Besides, being an important pilgrimage center, Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Fair, the largest camel fair in the world.

The ten-days long Pushkar Fair is held on the auspicious occasion of Karthik Purnima, which normally falls in October-November every year. On this occasion, thousands of devotees throng to the sacred Pushkar Lake to take a dip into it. According to faiths it's believed that a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake considered auspicious at this time.

The annual Pushkar Fair is celebrated with great fanfare. Thousands of bejeweled and beautifully decorated camels come in the fair for trading. They are decorated with great care with silver jewelry, bells, bangles and beads. According to estimates over 25,000 camels are traded in the Pushkar Fair every year, making it the largest camel fair in the world.

On this festive occasion, various cultural and sports programs are also organized for the entertainment of visitors. The exciting camel races, camel dances, camel beauty contest and the camel vs. men tug of war contests, add more charm to already charming and colorful festival.

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Pushkar Fort has earned "Hospitality Award" for the year 2013-2014.RCI annual award is presented to resort in recognition of the superior resort facilities.
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