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Nagaur Cattle Fair 2017

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The Nagaur Festival- 01-04  January 2017 is an attractive festival of cattle which is held every year in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. It is a joint venture between Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dept of Tourism, Govt of Rajasthan which is known to be the second largest cattle fair in India after the Pushkar Cattle Fair. The trading of cattle, bullocks, camels and horses etc. takes place here resulting in almost 78,000 exchanges each year.

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The famous and largest in India- Mirchi Bazaar is the highlight of this festival as it is believed that the best red pepper is traded during this fair.  The display of handcrafted wooden items, iron crafts, headgears, fabrics and leather accessories plus the musical performances in the night are the reasons why tourists from around the world travel to this place.

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The sports and cultural activities to entertain the visitors and traders at Nagaur Fair have their own charm every year.  The sports ranging from tug-of-war, camel races to bullock races to cock fights offer a wonderful time spent at the fair. Nagaur fair is also famous for its jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, etc. For further entertainment, there is the folk music of the Jodhpur echoing throughout the fair. Pack your bags for and enthralling Rajasthani experience from January 01-04, 2017 in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan 🙂 

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Nagaur Festival

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The Nagaur Fair of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is held every year during the month of Jan-Feb. This year’s dates are 17th to 20th February, 2013. It is is the second largest cattle and cultural fair in India.

The festival is popularly known as the Cattle fair of Nagaur. This is because the Nagaur Fair is mainly about trading of animals. Approximately 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses are traded every year in this fair. The animals are lavishly decorated. Other trading in the Nagaur Fair in Jodhpur consists of sheep to Marwari horses to spices. Some other attractions include the Mirchi bazaar (largest red-chilly market of India), wooden items, iron-crafts and camel leather accessories.

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To make them attractive, the animals are adorned with various accessories in an extravagant manner. At the same time, the owners, themselves, are seen showing off their colorful turbans and long mustaches  Apart from the business of cattle trading, there are a number of other attractions at the fair. There are a lot of sports activities ranging from tug-of-war, camel races to bullock races to cock fights. nagaur2

 

Nagaur fair is also famous for its jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, etc. For further entertainment, there is folk music of Rajasthan echoing throughout the fair.