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Pushkar Camel Fair

Does anyone know the exact dates for the camel fair? I know it is the week leading up to the full moon at the end of Nov.( I think the 24th). I saw somewhere that it is scheduled for the 21-24. But last time I went the camel trading was almost over before that last week of Kartik. So I was wondering if anyone has any detailed info from a reliable source? Thanks
-Rad

by Radhanatha Jakupko at 2007-09-07 16:00:10 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Alachua, Florida , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

“http://rajasthantourism.gov.in/attractions/fair&festival/pushkar.htm”

Thanks to Dilip for that link. On that site they say 17th-24th of Nov. What I sort of got from last time was that the camels get there early, then come the horses, and then the pilgrims.

Just a little p.s. quote from the above website ‘Decoration items for Cattle, Camel and women, everything is sold together.’

by Radhanatha Jakupko | 09 Sep 2007 00:09 | Alachua, Florida, United States | | Report spam→
Pushkar Fair Dates till 2010

Year :
Dates :

2006: November 2 – 5, 2006.
2007: November 21 – 24, 2007.
2008: November 10 – 13, 2008.
2009: October 30 – November 02, 2009.
2010: November 18 – 21, 2010.

by [former member] | 09 Sep 2007 06:09 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
Rad,

you’re right. i’d suggest arrival in pushkar earlier than the publicized dates. for one thing, the camels and livestock traders arrive about a week earlier, and there few tourists then…better access perhaps…prices are more reasonable etc. tourists and pilgrims arrive over the publicized 5-6 days… i believe the pilgrims peak on the last 2 days.

t.

by [former member] | 10 Sep 2007 14:09 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for the info. As you suggest Tewfic, I think I will try to get there around the 14th. That way I will get to see some of the build-up and some serious camel dealing. And then I will stay on till the pilgrims start crowding the city and then run.
-Rad

by Radhanatha Jakupko | 11 Sep 2007 16:09 | Alachua, Florida, United States | | Report spam→

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