Travel guide to Nagaur

 


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

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

intense 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.
Getting There & Away to Nagaur

Flights to Nagaur The nearest airport to reach Nagaur is Jodhpur (138 km). Also daily flights connect it to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Trains to Nagaur 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.
Car and Bus service to Nagaur 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.
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