From camels for sale to hot air balloon rides, this festival in Pushkar has it all!
Delhiites are those segments of people who have something of an adventurous streak. They're always looking for the next best thing, something that captivates them and leaves them with stories to last a lifetime. If you're of that crop, then boy, have we got something for you.
Take your inner self on a journey through the sandy dunes of Pushkar and pay a visit to the mega festival- Pushkar fest, which is nothing short of a once in a lifetime experience. Embrace enthralling views and never seen before sights at this one of a kind melting pot for everything Rajasthani.
Pushkar festival is a one of a kind fete that culminates the spirit and gaiety of the entire state of Rajasthan. The festival is one that tends to bring together people from all walks of life to have shared experiences and to see exactly how people in rural Rajasthan live.
At the two week long festival, the most unique thing to see is the camel sale. Cattle owners bring some of the rarest and most pristine camels here for sale. Though this is not for us mere mortals, those that live life extravagantly can buy a camel here. The rest of us will have to settle for camel rides, which are rather fun too.
Apart from that, there are the usual carnival things that you would expect. Massive merry go rounds, loads of rides and fun stuff to partake in, this mela is one that has something for everyone. In fact, if you go on time, you can also head over and take a spin in the hot air balloon and catch some mesmerising views of the city and the adjoining sand dunes.
What's more is that the fair brings to live the culture and the ethos of Rajasthani fine and performing arts. Offering you extravagant performances to dance and music to marvel at, you get to witness something that very few people have.
Delhiites often take trips to Jaipur and the town of Pushkar isn't too far from there. At a distance of over 400 kilometers from Delhi, a drive would be possible, but we advise against it. Taking a train or a flight would be the wiser option, considering the amount of time it will save.
We would suggest that you take a train or a flight to Jaipur and then head over to the small, festival town. In fact, you can also take a train to Pushkar directly, but that will take you on a longer train journey. A direct flight from Delhi to Pushkar should cost you about 2,500 bucks and within 2 hours, you'll be at the fair.
Pushkar festival 2019 is one that celebrates the rich and ever vibrant culture of Rajasthan. For a weekend getaway, this is the most perfect spot where you get to see a whole lot of fancy stuff.
The Pushkar Fair is on till 12th November 2019 and you should plan something in the coming weekend, if you want to experience a one of a kind event.