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Located in the royal state of Rajasthan, Joddhpur is a city mainly based on the Thar Dessert. The utterance of Jodhpur strikes a clear imagery of long stretches of dessert plains with numerous camels accompanying the camel riders across the vast uninhabited land. The picturesque image is the essence of both Jodhpur and the Nagaur Fair Jodhpur. The second biggest fair organized annually in India is an four day long affair for the year 2020 held in the city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan during the month of January or February, inviting myriad visitors from towns, cities and nations across the globe. The fair is widely known, owing its popularity partly to the architectural and aesthetic beauty of the city of Nagaur and the surrounding area. Nagaur is a place full of culture, tradition and history and the Nagaur Fair, Jodhpur is an amalgamation of all these specialties of the vicinity adding a distinguished charm to the yearly fair.
The extensive Nagaur Fair, Jodhpur is a fair that engages mainly in the trading of cattle on a large scale, inviting numerous cattle traders to come together to this annual fair and deal in the business of animal trading. It is for this reason that the fair is also popularly known as the Cattle Fair of Nagaur. Lakhs of camels, horses and bullocks are traded during the fair every year. The fair comprises of many different forms of cattle/animals, ranging from bullocks, camels, horses and also some specific sheep and Marwari horses all decorated ostentatiously along with the traders/ owners dressed in the local Rajasthan attire with vibrant turbans, colorfully highlighted clothes and the famous long moustaches, a peculiar feature of the men.
While the most prominent feature of the fair undoubtedly remains the cattle trading, other interesting attractions comprise of the Mirchi Bazaar (the largest red chilly market of India), wooden and iron craft items, local craftsmanship reflected in the local handicrafts and ethnic jewelry of the state along with various leather accessories. The mostly silent and meditative dessert plains begin pulsating with the surge of numerous sports activities like the tug- of- war, camel races, cock fights and bullock races, all of which have gathered immense popularity over the years and invite a lot of masses. Excepting the adventurous sports activities and cattle traders the Nagaur Fair, Jodhpur is enormously famous for its fun loving and festival like ambiance that celebrates life as it comes.
The Nagaur Fair, Jodhpur includes other attractions that lure the visitors to the fair like jugglers, puppeteers, local dancers and musicians along with great storytellers that narrate the story of the soil and the people. The folk music choir, traditional dance performances and different stalls all blend together in a melodious symphony strained from the chaos that binds the vast stretches of land in a unique echo.
Nagaur Fair was originally started by the Jodhpur dynasty ruler Umed Singh, in honour of Ramdeoji approximately five decades earlier and has since been held regularly without fail in the royal city of Nagaur.
The huge fair encompassing a wide range of activities is conducted by the Department of Tourism in association with Department of Animal Husbandry of the state of Rajasthan.
The city of Nagaur is well connected to Jodhpur and Bikaner of Rajasthan. While planning to visit the city of Nagaur for the Nagaur Fair, Jodhpur; it is advisable that the traveler plans the transportation and accommodation well in advance. Jodhpur lies in the center of the state of Rajasthan, making it a suitable choice for transportation to the areas in the vicinity including Nagaur.
The Nagaur Fair, Jodhpur Rajasthan held in the city of Nagaur is an experience one shouldn’t miss simply because it is a reflection of the spirit of Rajasthan its people and heritage.
Exhibition is another attraction during Navaratri which is held at the Exhibition grounds located just opposite Mysore Palace. The exhibition was first started by the king Chamaraja Wodeyar X in 1880 which a purpose of showing the various achievements and development of the city. The exhibition starts during this festival and ends in December. Various items such as clothes, plastic items, kitchenware, cosmetics and eatables are displayed on stalls for selling. Entertainment is also provided in the form of a play area containing the Ferris wheel. Achievements and projects are also displayed by various Government Agencies on different stalls.
The festival is the biggest celebration in Mysore and is an attraction worldwide.
Delhi - Mandawa
Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar - Kota - Bundi - Samode - Jaipur - Karauli - Gwalior - Agra - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Delhi
Delhi - Jodhpur
Jaisalmer - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
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Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior -Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
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