Photographing Colors of Pushkar Fair – Rajasthan

15 Nov

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.

Color Towers

A vendor selling Gulal “Sort of color powder”

Color full Rajasthani Pagri (Turban)

The turbans of Rajasthan are the most colourful and impressive in whole of the India.

Dhola Maru

Everyone wants to enjoy the Camel Ride so why these village women will be behind!!!

New Age Marketing

An Indian Bank captured eyeballs in an Innovative way

Young Acrobat

The young acrobat from Nat tribe of Rajasthan walking on a rope, see the concentration on her face.

Famous cup of Nagauri tea

A tea vendor selling famous famous Nagaur tea made in a traditional style. A special brass pot over burning charcoal

Visitor Enjoying the show by young performers

People enjoying the show by young performers

Tug of War

Teams competing to win the game of Tug of War. There was a competition between foreign tourists and Indians but I missed it.

Holy Pushkar Lake

People taking holy bath on the ghats of Pushkar Lake

Tribal women dancing on bolywood tunes

 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.


Two turban and a house

Rajasthan turban are one the most fascinating and colorful in whole India

Color Splash

Color Splash

Whole Pushkar was color splashed

A Young visitor to the fair

A Young visitor to the fair

Best views a young visitor can get only from the shoulder wow!!

Stop Global Warming

Stop Global Warming otherwise (see next photo)

We have to stop global warming stop using Hot air balloon and start using the camel cart next to the balloon


Earth will melt

Melting Earth

Colorful Friends

Colorful Friends

Different Turbans


Pushkar is both fun and pilgrim for these tribal men

Evening Show Stage

Biggest Attraction for Villagers

These hot air baloons were the biggest attraction between the people who visited the fair.


Posted by on November 15, 2011 in Photography, Travel


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9 responses to “Photographing Colors of Pushkar Fair – Rajasthan

  1. monilmodi

    November 16, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Beautiful ! 😀

    • crisscrossingindia

      November 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM

      Yes thats the beauty of Rajasthan

  2. photito

    November 17, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Truly a stunning place! Well done for capturing all those faces and stories! Vibeke

    • crisscrossingindia

      November 20, 2011 at 8:56 AM

      Yeah Pushkar is one of the places which comes alive during the fair otherwise Its a beautiful place to relax. thanks for your lovely comments.

  3. jenny@atasteoftravel

    November 17, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Love your photos Chris. The colour and the faces of the men there are fabulous. I had a great time at The Pushkar Fair a couple of years ago. It is a very special place. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I look forward to your next post

    • crisscrossingindia

      November 20, 2011 at 8:59 AM

      Thanks for visiting and liking it..

  4. crisscrossingindia

    March 13, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Reblogged this on crisscrossingindia.

  5. dwamback

    March 14, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    I am very new to blogging, vlogging, or blogger but to have access to postings like this one inspire me to travel, engage, and share through my own blogs and video accounting of the wonder that takes place everywhere, everyday.

    • crisscrossingindia

      March 14, 2012 at 1:50 AM

      I am thrilled….someone is inspired after reading my blog. I will look forward for your updates


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