Pushkar Mela

The Pushkar Cattle 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 livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival.

This small town, becomes a cultural phenomenon when colourfully 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.

The Pushkar Mela will be held from 27th Oct to 04th Nov 2017.

This small town 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 souvenirs. 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 travellers. It has featured in numbers of travel shows, films and magazines. According to the Lonely Planet: "It’s truly a feast for the eyes. If you are any where within striking distance at the time, it’s an event not to be missed."

“The Royal Heritage Camps” will have 60 Luxury and Air Conditioned Deluxe Tents.

Facilities:

  • Accommodation in spacious weather proof luxury-tents
  • Attached baths and toilets with running Hot & Cold water
  • Luxury tents with wooden floor shower cubicles water heaters
  • Deluxe tents with running hot and cold water and room heaters
  • Multi cuisine vegetarian dining facilities offering a mix of cuisines international and Indian continental, Chinese
  • Hot water bottles on demand
  • Business centre with STD / ISD calling facilities at the camps

Rates

The special packages for Pushkar Mela 2017 are:
  • AC Luxury Tents : US$ 600 AP per Tent per Day on double occupancy.
  • AC Deluxe Tents: US$ 400 AP per Tent per Day on double occupancy.
  • NON AC Deluxe Tents: US$ 250 AP per Tent per Day on double occupancy.
  • NON AC Deluxe Tents : US$ 90 AP per person per day on quadruple sharing.
  • Dormitory Tents: US$ 70 AP per person per day on twin sharing.
The cost includes:
  • Traditional Welcome with aarti tika and garlanding
  • Welcome Drink on arrival
  • Two Bottles of mineral water per day per tent.
  • Pure Vegetarian Multi Cuisine Meals
  • Folk Entertainment /Music
  • Morning Yoga Class