Things to do in Pushkar Fair at Night
Bordering the expansive Thar Desert, Pushkar is the land of culture, camels and sand. This town is set on the well known ghats of Pushkar Lake and is a revered site for many devout followers of Hinduism. But the one thing that is peculiar to this town is the annual Pushkar fair which is organized every year during the months of October-November. If you thought that the Pushkar fair is all about cattle trading, then think again! This fair offers to its visitors the opportunity to explore authentic colours and beauty of Rajasthan. While you can indulge in various kinds of activities such as photography contest, Matka Race, the very an intriguing Bride & Groom Contest, and hot air balloon rides during the day, Pushkar is an equally exciting place to be in at night. Read on to find out what all activities you can engage in when you attend this fair at night.
Shopping time at Shilpgram Handicrafts Bazaar
Put together by rural artisans and folk men, Shilpgram is famous for its ethnic artifacts. Shilpgram is a mini shopping paradise for every shopaholic. It has a diverse array of things exhibited for sale ranging from traditional handcrafted jewelry to elegant paintings, and classic leather ware to cute Rajasthani puppets. You can buy many souvenirs and take plenty of memories home as this place has something for everyone.
During night when the whole fair is decked up in beautiful colours, you can opt for a camel ride. Instead of exploring the fair by walking, you can ride around and feel like a royal on the back of the ‘Ship of the Desert’. This is a great way to explore this place for all the weary travelers. The fact that camel rides are not too common in concrete jungles of the metropolitan urban landscapes makes it a particularly exciting experience, especially for children.
Night life photography
A ride on the camel or a long casual stroll will give you ample amount of opportunities to explore the endemic species of plants and animals. You can also get perfect kaleidoscopic photograph shots by sitting on the famous Giant Wheel.
Pushkar’s local delicacies
You can forget about your diet and make it a point to wear trousers that are not fitted too tight by indulging in authentic Rajasthani delicacies such as dal baati churma, litthi chokha and besan ke gatte. However, if you are not much of a person who loves spicy food, then you can treat yourself to some international delicacies and cuisines.
Apart from the fair, you can also wander into the other parts of the city to explore the famous Ghats that surround the Pushkar Lake and the sacred Brahma Temple.
Thus, Pushkar fair is a wonderful place to be in for the young and old alike, during day, and especially at night!