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Nagaur Fair

Nagaur Fair
Place: Nagaur, Rajasthan
Time : January- February
Significance: Cattle fair
Date: 15.2.2024 - 18.2.2024

Nagaur Fair is one of the largest cattle fair in the country, held annually between late January and early February. Situated half way between Bikaner and Jodhpur, the town of Nagaur awakens with the thronging of cattle, horses and camels accompanied by their colourfully  turbaned owners. There will be about 25,000 camels as well as a large number of horses and cattle, on display.

The fair is renowned for trading in cows, bullocks, camels and horses. People come from hundreds of miles away to buy and sell. There is earnest bargaining between owners and buyers, and plenty of fun and festivity. The camels are very highly prized and their owners take meticulous care of them. The bullocks of Nagaur are renowned for their fitness and attract a large number of buyers. There are horse and camel races as well as dancing and singing. 

Mirchi Bazaar (Red Chilly Market) is the main attraction and wooden items, iron crafts and leather accessories as well as local handicrafts, cloth and jewellary are available for sale during the fair.  Various games organised during this four-day festival like tug-of-war, camel races, horse races, cock fights, bull- fights etc. provide entertainment to the tourists and visitors. In the evening, there are performances by folk musicians and dancers. The Rajasthan Tourism Devt Corporation (RTDC) puts up a Tourist Village to provide accommodation for the tourists visiting Nagaur during the fair. 

The fair began over five decades ago,when King Umed Singh, the Maharaja of Jodhpur, invited Sufi saint Shri Ramdeoji to Nagaur to demonstrate his powers. People were convinced about his supreme powers, and asked the saint to stay back in Nagaur. The fair coincided with the time when people visited the saint once a year to pay their respects.

How to get there

Air : The Nearest airport is at Jodhpur. (135 kms.)
Train : The Nearest Railway station is at Merta Road (Merta 62 kms)
Road : Nagaur is 62 kms away from Merta and 85 kms from Bikaner. Merta is well connected by Road with all major cities.

Updated on 29/1/2020

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