R a j a s t h a n
F a i r s & F e s t i v a l s
The quaint town of Nagaur, one of the most
picturesque of Rajput townships stirs to life during the Nagaur Fair. This
cattle fair is the second largest in Rajasthan and is held every year
during the Hindu month of Magh (Jan-Feb).
The Fair is renowned for the trading of cows,
bullocks, oxen, camels and horses which takes place here. Their owners are
seen wearing colorful turbans and flaunting long mustaches. Wooden items,
ironcraft and leather accessories are available in abundance during the
fair. Various games are organized during this four day festival.
Tug-of-War, camel races ,cock & bull fights provide entertainment to the
tourists and locals after a hectic day of trading. As the last rays of
setting sun bid aide to the day, a joyous atmosphere is created by the
folk musicians whose voices echo far & wide across the tranquil desert
Also called as the Cattle Fair, is the 2nd largest animal fair of India.
Thousands of animals are gathered at the cattle fair for trading. Traders
come to buy and sell cows, bullocks (Nagauri breed is renowned), oxen and
Various games are organized during this four-day festival. Tug-of-war,
camel races, cock fights etc. provide entertainment to the tourists and
visitors. As the sun goes down, a joyous atmosphere is created by the folk
music and dance, whose voices echo far and wide across the tranquil desert
History & Places to see
It was bestowed upon Balban as his jagir in 1242. Sher Shah captured
Nagaur in 1542 A.D. Nagaur was a sarkar of Ajmer subah during Sur empire
and later in Mughal empire. Emperor Akbar built the mosque here, and there
is a shrine of the disciple of Mu'inuddin Chishti of Ajmer.
Badal Mahal, Sheesh Mahal & Hadi Rani Mahal are worth seeing. All three
have exquisite 18th century frescos on the ceilings. There is also
fascinating medieval air cooling system and an ornate old hammam, or bath.
2005 15-18 Feb
2006 04-07 Feb
2007 25-28 Feb
2008 13-16 Feb
2009 02-05 Feb
2010 22-25 Jan
Festival Tour Packages
Mewar Festival Rajasthan
14 Nights & 15 Days
Destination Covered :
Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Delhi.
Camel Fair Pushkar
Duration : 20 Nights & 21 Days
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Ranthambore, Kota,
Bundi, Chittaurgarh, Bijaipur, Udaipur, Khumbalgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer,
Bikaner, Mandawa, Delhi.
Desert Fair Jaisalmer
Duration :14 Nights & 15 Days
Destination Covered :
Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur,
Pushkar, Ajmer, Delhi.