Rajasthan is famous all over the world for its grand celebrations of festivals and fairs. Pushkar Fair is the most famous among them. Pushkar Ka Mela (Pushkar Fair) is one of the largest camel fair of the world held in the town Pushkar in the State of Rajasthan in India. People from near and far come to Pushar town in Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India. The heat of enthusiasm and joy leaves the heat of the Thar Desert far behind. It is a typical Indian Mela (fair) shown in the Bollywood films. Pushkar Fair is full of vibrant colors of Indian traditions and culture. The famous Pushkar Fair is about to be held from October 30- November 02, 2009. Lovers of colors, traditions, culture, folk dance, camel races and traditional games must not miss the chance of visiting Pushkar in Rajasthan in October 2009 or else they will have to wait for one long year as the Pushkar fair comes just once in a year. Next year the Pushkar Fair will be held in November (November18-November 21, 2010).
People of all age groups from children to youth and aged participate in the Pushkar Fair irrespective of their caste, creed and color. Even the foreigners indulge in the events of Pushkar Fair. The fair binds the villagers from all over the State with love. They gather in Pushkar leaving behind their hectic schedules. The colorful sights of the Pushkar Mela allure lot of tourists every year.
Just imagine the landscape of Pushkar – people roaming around in Rajasthani Dresses; parade and races along with the trade of camels, horses and cows; folks taking holy dip in the Pushkar Lake and seeking blessings at the Pushkar Temple, the only Brahma Temple; camels decorated like brides with silver ornaments looking; stalls selling traditional items.
Other attractions of the Pushkar Fair are Bride Competition, Moustache Competition and Turban Tying and Tilak competition along with folk dance, Rajasthani kavi Samelan, Spiritual walks etc.