: Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan in north India.
Time : In the month of November, during the Kartik Purnima according to the Hindu calendar.
Highlight : Camel racing, cattle trade.
Pushkar is a delightful little lakeside village, only 11 km from Ajmer, bordered by the Nag Pahar or the Snake Mountain, and the edge of the Thar Desert.
At the Full Moon of Kartik Poornima each year, almost 200,000 people flock to Pushkar, bringing with them 50,000 heads of cattle, for several days of pilgrimage, camel racing and colourful festivities.
The Government of Rajasthan has been promoting this Fair as an international attraction by adding colourful folk dances, the music of the itinerant "Bhil" and "Langa" minstrels and other cultural events and by putting up a large tent city, complete with all modern amenities for foreign visitors. Over the years, the Pushkar Fair has become a big draw internationally.
Reaching Pushkar -
Air : The nearest airport is at Jaipur, which is 131 km away.
Rail : Ajmer, situated at a distance of 11 km from Pushkar, is the nearest railhead. Ajmer an important destination on its own right, Ajmer is well connected with major places in Rajasthan.
Road : Pushkar is home to two bus stands. The Marwar bus stand, in the north of town by the post office, has buses to some long distance places including Delhi, Jodhpur and Bikaner while the Ajmer bus stand is located east of the Pushkar town and offers bus services to Ajmer and Jaipur. Pushkar is well connected to Ajmer by bus.