Nagaur Fair is the second largest cattle fair in India

Monalika Medatwal

The Nagaur Fair, also known as the Cattle Fair of Nagaur, is one of the largest and most renowned cattle fairs in India. It takes place in the town of Nagaur, located in the state of Rajasthan. The fair is believed to have a history dating back several centuries, with its origins rooted in the trading of animals, particularly cattle.

History of Nagaur Fair

The Nagaur Fair is an annual event that typically comes in the months of January or February. It attracts thousands of traders, farmers, and tourists from various parts of India and abroad. The main highlight of the fair is the buying and selling of livestock, including camels, horses, bullocks, and oxen.

 Activities in Fair

Apart from trading activities, the Nagaur Fair also features various cultural events and entertainment activities, such as folk music and dance performances, puppet shows, camel races, and other traditional Rajasthani festivities. The fair provides a platform for people to come together, socialize, and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

Over the years, the Nagaur Fair has evolved into a significant tourist attraction, drawing visitors not only for its commercial aspects but also for its vibrant atmosphere and cultural experiences. It continues to be an integral part of Rajasthan’s cultural calendar, showcasing the state’s rural life, traditions, and customs.

Nagaur Cattle Fair 2024

A Nagaur cattle Fair is an annual festival, which is celebrated in the historic town of Nagaur, which is located between Bikaner and Jodhpur. This fair is also called as the Ramdeoji cattle fair. Every year more than 75,000 camels, horses and bullocks are traded in this fair. Apart from traders and buyers, a large number of tourists visit to enjoy this sheer cultural beauty.

This second-largest cattle fair of the country lasts for four to ten days.

Each day, the fair begins with cattle activities and attractions to make the sellers show off their cattle. Each dealer will have his own shed or camp where he stores his animals. The buyers walk through the sheds to choose and bargain. By sunset, most of the buyers would leave the place and the sellers will stay back with their animals. After sunset, the cultural programs and celebration starts. The games and markets will be open during the day time.

How to reach Nagaur?

The nearest railway station to Nagaur is located in Merta, which is 80km away from the town. The nearest airport to Nagaur is located in Jodhpur, which is 140 km away. Once you reach Jodhpur airport, you can find cabs and buses from Jodhpur to Nagaur. If you are flying from international destinations, you can enter India via Delhi, Jaipur or Mumbai airports and find connecting flights to Jodhpur.

If you are choosing road transportation, you can find buses and private cabs from many parts of Rajasthan and surrounding regions to Jodhpur. You can find direct buses to Nagaur from Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Bikaner and others.

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