Pushkar Fair

The Pushkar Fair is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day of Kartik (October–November) in Hindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day, according to legend, when the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake.

During these 5 days of religious festival, Pushkar hosts one of the largest camel and horse market in India. Some 200 000 pilgrims, traders and tourists then invested the streets of the sacred city of Pushkar on the occasion of this gathering which proudly bears the colours of the Rajasthan. 

In addition to the many animations intended to visitors, this festival is, for many Hindus, the opportunity to take a bath in the sacred Lake of Pushkar.

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