Pushkar Mela

Held annually in the quaint town of Pushkar, Rajasthan, Pushkar Mela is a mesmerising blend of vibrant festivities, bustling markets and cultural showcases. Join us as we explore this extraordinary event's sights, sounds and flavours.

The Magnificent Pushkar Mela

Pushkar Mela, also known as Pushkar Camel Fair, is renowned for its spectacular showcase of camels and horses. Spanning for several days, it typically takes place in November at the beginning of Kartik month, according to the Hindu calendar. The fair attracts thousands of visitors, including traders, tourists and locals, who come together to witness this unique cultural extravaganza.

person resting in Thar Desert
Camels resting at the desert in Pushkar

Cattle Trade and Livestock

At the heart of the Mela is the bustling cattle market, where traders and buyers from far and wide gather to participate in the lively trade of camels, horses and other livestock. The sight of beautifully adorned camels and horses parading with grace and elegance creates a captivating ambience. Visitors can witness the vibrant trading activities and engage with the traders, gaining insights into the traditional methods of commerce.

Cultural Events and Competitions

Beyond the bustling market, Pushkar Mela offers a rich tapestry of cultural events and competitions that showcase the region's heritage and traditions. There is never a dull moment at the fair, from folk dances and music performances to puppet shows and acrobatic displays. The air is filled with excitement as participants and spectators come together to celebrate the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

a puppet show
a priest performing rites

Spirituality and Religious Significance

Pushkar is also known for its sacred lake and the revered Brahma Temple, which holds immense religious significance for Hindus. During the fair, pilgrims flock to Pushkar Lake to take holy dips and seek blessings. The temple premises come alive with devotees offering prayers and performing rituals. The spiritual aura adds a divine touch to the overall festive atmosphere.

Shopping Extravaganza

Pushkar Mela is a shopaholic's paradise, with many stalls and shops offering a wide array of handicrafts, textiles, jewellery, leather goods and other traditional artefacts. The market is a treasure trove for those seeking unique souvenirs and traditional Rajasthani merchandise. Exploring the vibrant market lanes and haggling for the best prices is a memorable experience.

items on display at a store

This amazing fusion of commerce, culture and tradition enthrals every visitor to Pushkar Camel Festival. It showcases the vivid form of Rajasthan and provides a window into the region's extensive history and customs. Pushkar Mela has something to offer everyone, whether you are an animal lover, a cultural enthusiast or a spiritual seeker. Mark your calendars and prepare to be enchanted by this great fair, which will make a lasting impression on your soul.

Ananta Spa and Resort, Pushkar is an excellent choice for a comfortable stay, with a luxurious property featuring a diverse range of accommodations ranging from Deluxe Classics to Presidential Suites. A range of amenities to enhance your stay include air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, tea/coffee makers and en-suite bathrooms with essential toiletries. The resort offers a rejuvenating spa experience and houses a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves delectable dishes prepared by experienced chefs. It is conveniently located near Pushkar Fair and other nearby attractions like the sacred Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple (one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma), Savitri Temple and the picturesque hills surrounding the city. Make it more interesting by arranging a candle-lit dinner for your loved one.