Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair

Every year over 11,000 camels, horses, and cattle are brought to Pushkar. It is a small town in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The reason is quite obvious, to be seen and sold. The Pushkar open-air livestock market is held on every November in Pushkar and is one of the world’s largest livestock markets. Owners of ranches come here to buy and sell animals. And at the same time there is a camel festival in here.

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Holy Pushkar


Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India which lies on the shores of Pushkar Lake. The actual date of its foundation is not known but it is believed  that Brahma created it. It is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout Hindus. There are many legends about its holiness. One of those legends is about the death of Sati who is the wife of Shiva, The Destroyer. When Sati died Shiva cried so much and for so long that her tears created two holy ponds. One is Pushkar and the other is Ketaksha.

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