Fairs & Festival

Nagaur Fair

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Essentially an animal fair, it provides an opportunity to participate in some of the local sports. This eight days fair held every year during the month of Jan-Feb, is popularly known as the Cattle fair and is the second largest in Rajasthan. Nagaur Town is the most picturesque of Rajput townships. Nagaur is a sea of animals, trading over 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses every year.

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Pushkar Fair

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The Pushkar Fair, a major tourist attraction draws people from all over the globe to the ancient and secluded environment of Pushkar town. Pushkar Fair is perhaps the largest cattle fair in the world. Rajasthan which is enriched by cattle wealth is the home to many recognized breeds of cattle.

Every year at the 'Kartik Poornima' Full Moon, the holy town of Pushkar hosts the famous camel fair which attracts thousands of visitors

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Baneshwar Fair

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Baneshwar Fair is predominately a tribal fair. It provides a unique opportunity to the local tribes to take a break from their routine and appreciate the various colors of the 'Mela'. In the morning, saffron is applied to the Shiva Linga in the temple of Baneshwar Mahadev. After that it is bathed and an aarti of burning incense is waved before it. The name Baneshwar is derived from the revered Shiva Linga which is kept in

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Banganga Fair

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The Banganga Fair is held annually near a rivulet 11 kms. from the historical township of Bairath in Jaipur district, on the full moon day of Vaishakh (April- May). The stream is believed to have been created by Arjun, one of the Pandavas. This area is identified with the settlement of Virat Puri of the epic days. At the site is the Radha-Krishnaji Temple which was built by Shri Nandram Bakshi of Jaipur more than 200 years ago.

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Kaila Devi Fair

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The annual fair of Kaila Devi, (Mahalakshmi or the goddess of wealth), is held at the village Kaila (24 kms to the south west) in Karauli district in the month of Chaitra (Mar-Apr), lasting for a fortnight. The temple of Kaila Devi is located on the banks of the Kalisil river in the hills of Trikut, 2 Kms. to the north-west of Kaila village. Another attraction is the small temple dedicated

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Shekhawati Fair

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Shekhawati Festival held on 10th and 11th February every year is organised jointly by the State Department of Tourism, District administrations of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu. Shekhawati, already famous for its frescoes, is fast becoming a rural tourism destination too. Travelling on horse back, the tourists get a closer view of the countryside and the people. And they return with an indelible imprint of not only the friendliness of the people but also of the agricultural revolution sweeping the villages the region now exports 80 per cent of its crops whereas only a few years ago it could

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