Shopping in Nagaur
When you look at it in the beginning, the lanes
of the old town seem right out of medieval souk, bustling
with activity and colour. You can pick up some nice
clay cooking pots. The local fabrics are extremely
interesting and the patterns are very bright. One
must-take from Nagaur is its famous red chilli powder,
available at any spice shop here at Mirchi Bazaar.
The specialty of these chillies is its lovely deep
colour, so you need to add a lesser amount to get richly
coloured gravy that will not taste too hot either.
Events in Nagaur
Nagaur Cattle Fair,
one of the largest cattle fair in the country,
is held annually between late January and early
February. Situated half way between Bikaner
and Jodhpur, Nagaur wakes up with the thronging
of cattle, horses and camels escorted by their
colourfully turbaned owners. There are about
25,000 camels on display as well as a large
number of horses and cattle.
The fair is famous for trading in cows, bullocks,
camels and horses. People come from hundreds
of miles away to buy and sell
. There is
negotiation between owners and buyers, and plenty
of fun and festivity. The camels are very highly
prized and their owners take meticulous care
of them. The bullocks of Nagaur are renowned
for their fitness and attract a large number
of buyers. In addition there are horse and camel
races to be seen.
Mirchi Bazaar (Red Chilly Market) is the main
attraction and wooden items, iron crafts and
leather accessories as well as local handicrafts,
cloth and jewellary are presented on sale during
the fair. Various games organised during this
four-day festival like tug-of-war, camel races,
horse races, cock fights, bull- fights etc.
provide entertainment to the tourists and visitors.
In the evening, there are performances by folk
musicians and dancers.
There & Away to Nagaur
||The nearest airport
to reach Nagaur is Jodhpur (138 km). Also daily
flights connect it to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur
||Most of Rajasthan is accessible
by a network of rail services. Nagaur is well
connected to the state capital Jaipur by the
Jaipur-Bikaner Intercity Express and to Kolkata
by the Howrah-Jaipur Express.
||There are two ways to approach
Nagaur from Jaipur—via Sikar or Jodhpur,
as the town is well approachable by the three
Golden Triangle desert cities.
Getting Around in Nagaur
The usual and most commonly used modes of transport
are cycle-rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, taxis and buses.