quaint town of Nagaur, one of the most
picturesque of Rajput townships, stirs to life during the Nagaur Fair. The
cattle fair here is the second largest in Rajasthan and is held every year
during the month of Magh (Jan.-Feb.) BREED BARGAINS
The fair is renowned for trading in cows, bullocks, camels and horses. Their owners are seen wearing colourful turbans and flaunting long moustaches. The bullocks of Nagaur are renowned for their fitness and attract a large number of buyers. Both the owners and buyers bargain to their heart's content until they decide upon a price.
Mirchi Bazaar (Red Chilly Market) is the main attraction and
wooden items, iron crafts and leather accessories are available in
abundance during the fair.
Various games are organised during this four-day festival. Tug-of-war, camel races, cock fights etc. provide entertainment to the tourists and visitors. As the sun goes down, a joyous atmosphere is created by the folk musicians, whose voices echo far and wide across the tranquil desert sand.
Air: Nagaur can be reached from Jaipur (293-km),
Jodhpur (135-km) and Udaipur (400-km), which are on the domestic airlines
route that links Delhi to Mumbai.
Rail: Most of Rajasthan is accessible by a network rail services. An excellent conncetion to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, from Delhi is the Pink City Express (5 hrs). Other places too are linked by passenger and express trains. Some other important train connections are: Ranakpur Express (Bikaner-Nagaur-Ratangarh); 4893 Mail (Marwar-Nagaur-Merta Road Junction).
Road: Rajasthan State Roadways coaches link most tourist places and business centres in and around the state. Chauffer-driven air-conditioned can be hired through the State Tourist Offices and other approved operators.