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Pushkar is one of the oldest and sacred cities of India, situated in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. The city is adorned by many temples, one of the most famous being the Brahma temple. One of the major tourist attraction is the Pushkar lake, a sacred lake with 52 ghats where pilgrims take bath to wash sins.
The city of Pushkar, is mostly known for the 100 year old Pushkar fair, an annual cattle fair, where camels are traded and sold. It is one of the biggest cattle fairs in the country with over 50000 camels being traded and sold. The fair draws around 800,000 domestic tourists and around 60,000 foreign tourists from across the world. The Pushkar fair is a stunning extravaganza with different activities and processions planned over a week long festival. While the men are busy selling their livestock, women participate by selling their traditional artefacts including jewellery, pottery, handicrafts and much more. The festival is a great way to witness the centuries old traditional Rajasthani culture and tradition. Keeping with the Pushkar tradition, a lot of fun filled activities are planned for the tourists including marathons, yoga sessions, music, camel decoration, horse dances, the very famous moustache contests, turban tying and a lot more. The festival normally takes place during the last week of October or early November.
The best time to visit Pushkar is from October onwards till March, when the weather is pleasant for a perfect holiday to this royal Indian state.