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Celebrated in the town of Nagaur, this fair is also known as Ramdeoji Cattle Fair. It is one of the most popular cattle fairs in Rajasthan. One can have a fair idea of its popularity as every year more than 75,000 camels, bullocks, horses are traded here. Thus, apart from the tourists, Nagaur is one of the favourite travel getaways for the local traders as well. 

More than a fair, it seems to be like a cultural event that takes place annually for locals and tourists alike. Every year, the fair takes place between January and February for a period of (approx) 4-10 days. 

Major Attractions of Nagaur Fair

1. The Negotiations. Every day of the fair begins with sellers and traders showing off their decorated cattle to each other and deciding a mutual price. The buyers walk from one shed to another to choose the best out of the lot. As the sun sets, the cultural programs are commenced in which locals and tourists take part with great enthusiasm. 

Also Read: Also known as Gramam, this fair is a 10 day cultural festival-cum-event

2. Cultural Programs and Folk Music. These cultural programs in the Nagaur Cattle Fair include bullock race, cockfights, tug-of-war and musical performances by local folk artists and much more. 

3. Mirchi Bazaar. This is perhaps one of the most significant attractions of the Cattle Fair. Considered as the largest chilli market in all of Asia it attracts a lot of tourists as well as locals from all across the world and India, especially during the ongoing days of the cattle fair. 

4. Animal Decorations and Contests. With the onset of the cattle fair, one can witness a variety of animal decoration contests, turban tying contests, gymnastic hunts as well as handicraft exhibitions on the fairground. You can shop for items like leather accessories, wooden items, iron-crafts and several other things as souvenirs. 

How to Reach

To reach Jodhpur, you will need to cover a total distance of about 622, 970, 1,888, and 1,939 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can consider travelling to Jodhpur. 

By Air. Deboard at the Jodhpur Airport (JDH) situated 130-150 km away from Nagaur. The airport is fairly well-connected with other Indian cities via direct and connecting flights. From the airport, you can consider booking a taxi to reach your destination. 

  • From Bhubaneswar - Board IndiGo, Air India flights from Bhubaneswar Airport. The airfares start from INR 7,000-8,000
  • From Dimapur - Board IndiGo, Spicejet, AirAsia flights from Dimapur Airport. The airfares start from INR 10,000-12,000
  • From Guwahati - Board Spicejet, IndiGo flights from Guwahati Airport. The airfares start from INR 9,000-10,000

By Train. Deboard at Jodhpur Junction (JU) situated 130-150 km away. The railway station connects Jodhpur with other Indian cities and towns via trains running at a good frequency. From the station, you can easily take a cab or some other means of transportation. 

  • From Delhi - Board Rajst S Krat Spl from Delhi S Rohilla and deboard at Jodhpur Junction
  • From Jaipur - Board JP JU SF SPL from Jaipur Junction and deboard at Jodhpur Junction

By Road. Jodhpur is well-connected with other Indian cities by roadways and national highways. For travelling to Jodhpur via road, you can easily book state-run/private buses or book a taxi. Otherwise, you can also take your own vehicle to reach here.  

  • From Bikaner - 122 km via Bikaner-Barmer Road
  • From Kota - 357 km via Ajmer-Kota Road
  • From Ahmedabad - 585 km via NH62

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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