The Pushkar Camel Fair takes place at the same time. It is a fascinating spectacle that occurs once a year in the small town of Pushkar, Rajasthan. It is a visitor’s finest opportunity to experience rural India in its organic form; you can interact with villagers that have never seen a tourist in their lives and have traveled for weeks to bring their cattle to the fair.
The Pushkar Camel Fair is scheduled between late October and November (determined by the lunar calendar), and villagers bring about 50,000 cattle (majority of them camels, but also a lot of horses) to trade & sell. It also includes a plethora of activities such as processions, horse shows, camel races, camel and cow beauty contests, acrobatics, camel safaris and much more.