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Pushkar Fair

Camel Festival in Pushkar : Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, it lies in the North-west Ajmer in Rajasthan. Pushkar fair is formerly intended for cattle trading such as camels, horses, goats, sheep and cows. Puskar’s camel festival has transformed to a most famous festival today. Fair begin on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi, either in October or November and end on Kartik Purnima. After trading of popular cattles, parading of the well bred and decorated up cattle take place. Although various animals are traded, camels rule the rest. The camels are washed strike clean and decorated with various cloths in the colorful patterns. Stalls selling jewelry and other finery for camels are set up.

Another remarkable feature of the Pushkar Fair, the camel competition begin. Beautifully decorated camels parade while competing in a beauty contest. In one the competition, large numbers of people sit on the camel's back to enjoy the fear of the competition. The camel now lopes across the sand and throws its riders off its back. The camel who succeed in caring the maximum number of people on its back, wins the competition. Though spectators take pleasure in the celebration and passion, it is the animal that enjoys the most. The camels are seen preening before the crowd, seeming to enjoy every bit of attention that they receive during these days.

Apart from the camels and the busy market, the sight of the local people would interest. You will see men dressed in brittle white dhotis and flashy turbans fighting their way up the bustle snaky streets. Women patently come in their best gear colourful and bright peeking and wearing heavy ornamentation of gold, silver and ivory jewellery.