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Pushkar Fair which attracts several thousand people, is one of the most spectacular sights of the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, overwhelming in its magnitude and visuals impact.

Pushkar fair is organised near the Kartik Purnima(full moon) that typically overlaps between late October and early November,

It is also popularly known as the Camel Fair or locally as Kartik Mela or Pushkar ka Mela is an annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural festival held within the town of Pushkar near Ajmer city of Rajasthan

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Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India located near Ajmer in Rajasthan. It is surrounded by snake mountains (Nag Pahar) on three sides which is the natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar 

As per legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the universe dropped a lotus on the ground leading to the creation o a lake. This lake is arc-shaped and about 8-10 meters deep. This lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats built by kings and Nobles. The Pushkar is home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Bhrama in the whole world.
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Pushkar Mela is certainly one among the foremost famous and largest camel fairs within the world. From letting you witness the sweetness of the golden sand to embrace the vibes of Rajasthani culture, People of varied tribes from everywhere Rajasthan come here to do shopping, to have a dip within the sacred Pushkar lake on Kartik Purnima. According to ancient scriptures, the Pushkar lake is described as Tirtha Raj,means the king of all
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 pilgrimages sites as per Hindu mythology No pilgrimage is considered to be completed without a holy dip in Pushkar lake, It is also a rare occasion to see the Rajasthani women decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery. The place comes alive with millions of people visiting the Pushkar Camel Fair. All hotels are full, the Mela grounds are full of camps, decorated camels and horses. Music is in the air and colours of Rajasthan vibrant as ever are there to enthral the tourists. The place becomes the spectacular swirl of colours, sounds and movements, thronged with musicians, banjaras, Mystics, tourist

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traders, animals, devotees and photography enthusiasts The fair scene almost divine in character begins to unfold on the silent dunes west of the town, villagers and tribals from all over the Rajasthan converge here to buy and sell camel, horses, cattle, camping out in a large open field By the time Fair starts, business takes a back seat, local performers takes the Center stage. At one place you can watch children balancing on poles, snake charmers entertaining a group of people, on another side RTDC cultural programmes and amazing contests of best moustache, best-dressed camel, races etc Tourist from all over the world come here to witness the colourful tribal culture of Rajasthan

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RTDC holds a festival of folk music and dances, Ferris wheels, magic shows, horse and camel races and various other traditional sports and team entertainment competitions. 
Photographers all over the world take part in photography competition Witch is held at fairground To summarise, Pushkar fair is an explosion of fun, frolic, games and cultural activity It is a must-visit for photographers as the fair provides some wonderful photographic opportunities.

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What to Eat?

At the Pushkar, you can get the Marwadi and jodhpurs food here. However, there are three things you must try in the town.
Malpua is the favourite dessert of this temple town of Rajasthan. You see the piping hot Malpua’s in the big pans as you walk through the nearby lanes circling the bhrama ghats of the lake
Kadi Pakodi for breakfast. Pakodi is served straight out of the pan and spicy Kadi is put on top of it.Malai Kesar lassi is favourite drink at Pushkar Rajasthan is the most vegetarian state in India and Pushkar is a 100% Vegetarian City

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