There is a saying that there is always dark below the lamp. Till now I have traveled through out India but how come I missed Pushkar Fair and I live in Jaipur. So, I decided to not to miss this time.
Pushkar Fair is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair. It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day (the 15th) of Kartik (November–December) inHindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day and the day, according to legend, when the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake, thus numerous people swim in its sacred waters.
I planned a 1 day trip, I left Jaipur at 5.00 AM and reached Ajmer at around 7 and another 45 Minutes to the holy town of Pushkar. It was the second last day of the fair and a day just before the main bath of Kartik ekadashi. So all the buses were leading to Pushkar.
Pushkar Fair is amazing congregation of happy villagers in their colorfull attire, tourist enjoying the spread of colors, photographers with big cameras want to capture those spread of colors and loads of business man (from girls offering heena painting to most modern technology of hot air baloon)
My one Day short photography minipedition yielded good results.
A vendor selling Gulal “Sort of color powder”
The turbans of Rajasthan are the most colourful and impressive in whole of the India.
Everyone wants to enjoy the Camel Ride so why these village women will be behind!!!
An Indian Bank captured eyeballs in an Innovative way
The young acrobat from Nat tribe of Rajasthan walking on a rope, see the concentration on her face.
A tea vendor selling famous famous Nagaur tea made in a traditional style. A special brass pot over burning charcoal
People enjoying the show by young performers
Teams competing to win the game of Tug of War. There was a competition between foreign tourists and Indians but I missed it.
People taking holy bath on the ghats of Pushkar Lake
A shop which was selling remixed bollywood songs has put large speakers on the road and these tribal women’s can’t resist themselves to dance on the beats.
Rajasthan turban are one the most fascinating and colorful in whole India
Whole Pushkar was color splashed
Best views a young visitor can get only from the shoulder wow!!
We have to stop global warming stop using Hot air balloon and start using the camel cart next to the balloon
Earth will melt
Pushkar is both fun and pilgrim for these tribal men
These hot air baloons were the biggest attraction between the people who visited the fair.