The town of Pushkar is picturesquely located around a Holy lake which is said to have formed from the petals of a lotus dropped by Lord Brahma. The lake is surrounded by more than 500 whitewashed temples, the main one being one of just a few in India dedicated to Brahma.
This normally sleepy town comes to life every November in accordance with the lunar cycle with the festivities of the annual camel fair. Thousands flock to Pushkar from all over Rajasthan to trade and race camels or just to enjoy the annual celebrations as the desert transforms into a huge tented city. The festivities are concentrated during a one week period but the days preceding the fair are just as exciting as the participants arrive from all corners of Rajasthan, it is a busy yet exciting and colourful time to be in Pushkar.