Nagaur Cattle Fair- Second Largest Fair in India

Nagaur is a city in the state of Rajasthan. The city lies about midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner. Rajasthan is not only famous for its grand forts and tales of love but also equally prominent for the fairs and the festivals. Nagaur is popular for the Cattle Fair (also know as Nagaur Cattle Fair) which is held annually for 8 days in the months of January and February. The main aspect of the fair is all about the trading of animals. It is the second largest fair in India after the Pushkar Cattle Fair.

It is said that every year around 70,000 cattles are traded which includes bullocks, horses and camels. This cattle fair attracts farmers closer to Nagaur having fertile farming lands from Punjab and Haryana. The animals are decorated extravagantly and even their owners are dressed colorful with colorful turbans and long moustaches.
The women’s traditional attire is notable.

Other than the cattle fair, Nagaur is famous for the Mirchi Bazar (largest red-chilly market of India), camel leather accessories, wooden items, iron crafts.

Since the fair’s a biggest attraction many tourists come and witness the experience from all over the world. There happens to be lots of sports activity in the fair like camel races, bullock races, cock fights, tug of war. The fair has entertainment programs like jugglers, storytellers, puppeteers and also the folk music of Jodhpur throughout the fair. Seeing all the cattle gathered in one place is a spectacular experience.

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