The holy city of Pushkar is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, India. Pushkar is one of the five sacred dhams or pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus. One of the oldest cities of India. Pushkar lies on the shore of the sacred Pushkar Lake. The sacred waters of the Pushkar lake are considered at par with the waters of the Mansarovar lake situated on way to Mount Kailash the abode of Shiva.
Every year Pushkar plays host to the Pushkar Fair which is now well known world over for its Religious fervour ,festivities and the camel , Cattle fair that takes place along the sidelines of this annual gathering. The Pushkar fair occurs every year in the Hindu month of kartik (October /November).
The first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak is believed to have bathed in the sacred waters of the Pushkar lake, the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh also visited Pushkar in 1705 and a ghat “ Guru Gobind Singh Ghat” is named after him. At Pushkar.
Pushkar fair has always been the region’s central cattle market for local herdsmen and farmers of Rajasthan,who buy and sell camels , horses and indigenous breeds of cattle. Pushkar fair is now one of Asia’s largest cattle fairs.
The photo opportunity provided at the Pushkar fair is tremendous and indeed the Pushkar fair can be any photographers delight. Even the animals are decorated and pampered by their owners.