The Pushkar Fair is also known as Pushkar Mela or Pushkar Camel Fair held every year in the between October – November (Hindu lunar month of Kartik). The fair is celebrated for five days, from Kartik Ekadasi to Kartik Poornima (Full Moon). Kartik Poornima is considered to be the day when Lord Brahma appeared here, out of a lotus, in the Pushkar Lake. Pushkar Fair is much more than the colorful display of Rajasthan's rural lifestyle, attires, performance arts, and handicrafts.
The Cattle and Camel Fair at Pushkar is one of the largest of its kind. Over 50,000 camels find their way to the Pushkar Fair to be traded off or display their best features, beauty and tricks.
Pushkar Fair brings a lot of entertaining competitions that include Camel Beauty Contest, where camels compete with each other decorated with painted motifs and wearing beautifully embroidered and mirror-worked saddle cloth. Camel Race and Camel Dance are other highlights of the fair.
Men are not less interesting here with giant-sized mustaches and beards in unique shapes and designs. Turban-tying, henna and bridal competitions, folk dance and acrobatic performances, and puppet performances lure over 2,00,000 visitors to Pushkar Fair every year. This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch this fair.