Location : Rajasthan, India
Destination Type: Cultural
The Nagaur Fair is the second biggest fair in India. The fair goes on for eight days. Nagaur Fair of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is held every year during the month of Jan-Feb. Apart from the animal trading and competitions, you can shop your heart out at the traditional handicrafts stalls.
History of Nagaur fair
- Nagaur is an ancient town located on one of the old trading routes of the plains around it
- Nagaur fair is established by the Jodhpur Dynasty king Mr. Umed Singh in honour of Sh. Ramdeoji 56 years back and since then it has been held regularly.
- 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.
Activities for tourists at Nagaur fair
- Watch over 70,000 bullocks, horses, sheep and around 25,000 of camels.
- Take part in exhibition, styling and trading of cattle along with a series of art and craft show
- View competitions like camel race, cockfights and tug of war among others
- Purchase handicrafts from the exhibition stalls
- Nagaur fair is also famous for its jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, etc
How to reach there
Jodhpur is the nearest airport 150 kms away. It has flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru
Nagaur is between Bikaner and Jodhpur.By Train-Nagaur is well connected with Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Delhi by frequent trains.
Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents
- Jodhpur ( 144 kms away)
- Bikaner ( 117 kms away)
- Osian( 117kms away)
- Gajner palace (129 kms)
Some hotels in Nagaur for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night
Ganga Singh Palace http://www.hotelsrajasthan.net/nagaurhotels/shreegangasinghpalace.html
Mahindra Hotel & Restaurant Nagaur http://www.hotelmahindranagaur.in/
Hotel Meghmount http://www.meghmount.com/
Mahaveer International http://hotelmahaveerinternational.com/
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