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Nagaur Cattle Fair, Rajasthan

One beholds more than 75,000 livestock exchanges solemnizing during the annual cattle fair at Nagaur, thus making this fair as one of the largest in the country. The Nagaur bulls are renowned for their fleet footedness and attract buyers from all across; other livestock such as camels, goats and cows are also on display. One of the key highlights of this fair is charismatic performances by folk dancers and musicians in addition to other supple and exciting games such as tug of war, camel races, horse races, etc. to rev up your spirits. Nagaur fair is also famous for its jugglers, puppeteers and storytellers.

Just imagine a sight where you see herds of cattle and livestock amidst the thronging dust in the atmosphere, and village menfolk dressed in rural apparel accentuated with multi-colored turbans and moustaches galore. This belt is well known for their men significantly flaunting their long and bushy moustaches as an emblem of masculinity. The women folk here are well known for their multicolored bright apparels flaunting their rustic charm enveloped with mesmerizing beauty.

Nagaur, the name of this district in the state of Rajasthan is a land which is synonymous with innumerable fete and fairs. One of the most significant fairs being the cattle fair, in which the animals are brought from all the neighboring areas for display and sale. This annual fiesta is a celebration time for the rural people who participate with full gusto and eagerness. Considered as a big social event, one can find in addition to the cattle, routine commodities ranging from needles to nails thus making this hart even more plausible and loved by all. A true face of Rajasthan & its social harmony can be witnessed and enjoyed during a visit here.

The fair is held every year during the month of Jan-Feb. It is popularly known as the Cattle fair of Nagaur. This is because the Nagaur Fair is mainly all about trading of animals. Traders from all over the country participate actively & vie with each other in purchasing high pedigree animals to upgrade their cattle. Apart from cattle, this fair also offers sheep and Marwari horses. Not to forget the Mirchi bazaar (largest red-chilly market of India), wooden items, iron-crafts and camel leather accessories.

It would be unfair if one missed out on Khimsar fort after having travelled this far. Here you get to enjoy the tumultuous feel of travelling in a jeep over the mighty sand dunes, giving you the much desired adrenaline rush and an exhilarating experience of a lifetime. Nestled on the edge of the Great Thar Desert, lies this unique 16th century fort. Centuries of history unfold as you stroll down its ramparts and glance at its battle-scarred walls. On the fort's terraces, while sipping tea you suddenly feel engulfed with the surrounding beauty of lush green gardens sprawled over acres of land; Indeed a true rarity of any desert on this planet. Peacocks, parrots, pigeons and as many as forty-six species of birds greet you with their chirps while adding to the charm and splendor of this ancient fort. In recent past, Khimsar Fort had been conferred "The National Grand Heritage Award for Excellence" by the Department of Tourism, Government of India.

One who visits Nagaur should also plan a day excursion trip to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. The city is most aptly known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather that it enjoys the whole year around. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old city circles the fort and is cordoned off by a wall with several gates. Over the past several decades, the wingspan of city has expanded greatly outside this wall. Jodhpur lies near the geographic center of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.

Come and feel the delightful experience of a lifetime…