Pushkar Fair

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Overview

The 100-year old Pushkar Fair or Pushkar Mela is an annual weeklong cattle and livestock fair held at Pushkar near Ajmer, Rajasthan. From Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima (according to the Hindu calendar), the Pushkar Fair has thousands of visitors wanting to experience one of the world’s largest camel fair with numerous cultural and musical events.  Pushkar Fair is also popular with eager pilgrims wanting a dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake, and to visit the only temple in the world dedicated to the Hindu deity, Brahma.

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Pushkar Fair Ground

Pushkar Fair Ground, Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Guide

How to reach


General info

Airport:

 

Train:

  • Ajmer is the closest railway station from Pushkar at a distance of just 11 km, and connected with the major cities of Rajasthan and India.
  • Pink City Express and Shatabdi Express are the best trains to opt for while traveling to Ajmer from Jaipur and Delhi.

 

Bus:

  • The Kharwa bus stand is linked to places like Delhi, Jodhpur and Bikaner, 0.5 Kms from the venue.
  • Alternatively, one can go to the Ajmer Bus Stand, located 11 kms to the east of Pushkar.
  • Regular buses ply from Pushkar to Ajmer, Jaipur, Indore and Nagda every 15 minutes.

 

Taxi:

  • Taxis are available at Ajmer.

 

Car:

Inside the venue


Food & Beverages:

  • Food outlets are available.
  • Vegetarian food is available.

 

Inside the Venue

Item

Allowed (Yes / No)

Comments

Bags

Yes

 

Binoculars/Camcorders

Yes

 

Cameras (Still Photography)

Yes

 

Cigarettes

Yes

 

Commercial Signs/Merchandise

 

 

 

Other Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Assistance
  • First Aid
  • Shops

 

Activities:

  • Adventure Activities
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Sunset Safari
  • Sports Events such as Football Match, Langri Taang and Kabaddi
  • Cultural Events such as Music and Dance performances
  • All Terrain Biking
  • Para Motoring?

Venue details


Pushkar Fair Ground includes:

  • Pushkar Sarovar
  • Mela Ground
  • Shilpgram Handicrafts Bazaar
  • Adventure Zone

Schedule Timing


Date

Time

Event

Details

Sunday 28 Oct 2017

06:00 am

Harmony Marathon

From Dargah Shareef in Ajmer to Brahma Temple in Pushkar

10:00 am

Pooja & Flag Hoisting

At Mela Ground

10:30 am

Nagada Vaadan

10:30 am

Mandana Competion

11:30 am

Football Match with foreigners

05:00 pm

Inaugration of Shilgram Handicrafts Bazar

 

05:30 pm

Deepdaan, Rangoli, Maha Arti & Pushkar Abhishek

At Pushkar Sarovar

07:00 pm

Indian Ocean Live

At Mela Ground

Monday 29 Oct 2017

10:00 am

Langri Taang

with foreigners

At Mela Ground

10:30 am

Satolia Match

11:00 am

Camel Decoration Contest

 

12:00 pm

Camel Dance Contest

07:00 pm

Voice of Pushkar

Open stage local talent on pre-selection basis

09:00 pm

Best of Rajasthan

 

Tuesday 30 Oct 2017

10:30 am

Kabaddi

At Mela Ground

11:00 am

Horse Dance Contest

01:00 pm

Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports (Rassa Kashi, Volleyball) 

07:00 pm

Live Entertainment

09:00 pm

Voice of Pushkar

Open stage local talent on pre-selection basis

Wednesday 30 Oct 2017

09:30 am

Spiritual Walk

From Gurudwara to Mela Ground

01:00 pm

Inter Panchayat Samiti Rural Sports

At Mela Ground

07:00 pm

Bhakti/Bhajan Sandhya

Thursday 1 Nov 2017

09:00 am

Lagaan" Style Cricket Match

At Mela Ground

11:00 am

Moustache Competition

11:30 am

Kite Flying Exhibition

11:30 am

Turban Tying & Tilak Contest

 

07:00 pm

Prem Joshua Live

At Mela Ground

Friday 2 Nov 2017

06:00 am

Harmony Marathon

From Dargah Shareef in Ajmer to Brahma Temple in Pushkar

10:30 am

Matka Race (Women Only)

At Mela Ground

11:00 am

Horse & Camel Competition

 

11:30 am

Musical Chair Race

 

01:00 pm

Exhibition Kabaddi Match

With Bengal Warriors

06:30 pm

Indian Groom & Bride Contest

At Mela Ground

08:30 pm

Kabir Café Live

Saturday 3 Nov 2017

09:00 am

Mega Cultural Event & Closing Ceremony

 

09:00 am

Camel Race, Matka Race, Tug of War, Group Dance,Kala Jattha & other Local Performances

 

05:45 pm

Maha Arti

At Pushkar Sarovar

08:00 pm

Fireworks

At the High Level Bridge

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