On today’s episode, Ute talks about the Pushkar Mela, a religious festival, a large horse, camel & cattle market and a traditional Indian get-together and fair. All the images your mind conjures up when you hear the word India, come to life once a year in November, when this large & colourful festival takes place. It is the best place to meet Marwari horses and to dive deep into Indian culture and history. Ute will tell you a lot about this ancient festival and together with some guests share her experiences and memories as this year the Pushkar Mela will not take place due to the Corona Pandemic.
A Vibrant and Colourful Festival and Lots of Camels & Horses Coming Together on the Sand Dunes of the Indian Desert!
Have you ever dreamed of riding over sand dunes in the evening light? Or witness the traditional horse or camel trading of India taking place, involving hours of haggling, and countless cups of steaming tea? Visit an ancient pilgrimage site where thousand devotees gather once a year to bath in a holy lake? All this and so much more you can find while visiting the Pushkar Fair. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone interested in Indian culture and horses.
Our Guests today:
Julia (Germany), Julie (England), Pippa (France), Stefanie (Germany), Irene (England)
Today Ute has invited a few Equestrian Adventuresses who have been to Pushkar in previous years and who are happy to share some first-hand experiences and memories of their time at the Pushkar Mela. Together they share stories and information and talk about the good and bad things they have experienced.
If you like to experience the Pushkar Fair yourself the dates for 2021 and 2022 are the following:
11. November – 19. November 2021
31. October – 08. November 2022
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- All you need to know about the Pushkar Fair
- Most romantic way to propose ever
- Lots of information about Camels
- How to best reach Pushkar & and where to stay
Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!
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- Official Website of the Pushkar Fair
- Podcast about Marwari Horses & Ashwa Pooja Celebration
- Article about Riding Horses in India
- EQA Online Shop
- Resources for Equestrian Adventuresses