Nov 08, 2008
The annual Pushkar Mela, held in Pushkar, Rajasthan, will be held from November 10th to 13 this year. The Pushkar Mela is an yearly affair where people come in large numbers from nearby areas to buy and sell camels. It is also popular with tourists and photographers who come here in large numbers to witness the Mela and go back with memories and images.
Though the Mela is officially beginning from 10th, Pushkar village starts seeing action much before, as people start arriving as much as a week earlier and trade of camels would have already commenced.
If you are heading that way, do keep in mind that there is a rush of tourists during the fair, and accommodation is hard to come by. Also, room rates are known to shoot up by as much as 1000% during the days of the Mela. Book ahead, if you can.
Besides the mela, Pushkar is also known as a holy place, and it is said that Brahma meditated on Puhkar's Lake Shore. The village also hosts what is said to be the only Brahma Temple in the world.
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