The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world. During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with Camel and Cattle for several days of live stock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festivities. Pushkar becomes a cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, sadhus and tourists reach here during Pushkar fair. According to Hindu chronology, it takes place in the month of Kartika (October or November) beginning on ashtmi 8th day of Lunar Calendar and continues till full moon (Poornima). The Camel and Cattle trading is at its peak during the first half of festival period. During the later half, religious activities dominate the scenario. Devotees take dips in the holy "Sarovar" lake, as the sacred water is known to bestow salvation.
Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground, as rows of make
shift stalls display an entire range of objects of art to daily utility
stuff. Decoration items for Cattle, Camel and women, everything is sold
together. Small handicraft items are the best bargain for buying
souvenir. The Camel and Horse races have crowds to cheer. Camel judging
competitions are quite popular with animal lovers. Each evening brings
different folk dances and music of Rajasthan, performers delivering live
shows to the roaring and applauding crowds. Pushkar fair has its own
magic and it's a lifetime experience for travelers. It has featured in
numbers of travel shows, films and magazine. According to lonely planet
-"The Pushkar fair is truly a feast for the eyes".