Rajasthan’s Pushkar Fair Cancelled

Amidst the rising cases of COVID-19, Rajasthan’s famous Pushkar fair has been cancelled.

The world-renowned Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, is a nine-day event, where thousands of camels and horses are traded, is a major pull for tourists as it offers a peek into the rural charm of Rajasthan. Apart from trade, the fair also witnesses traditional games and competitions. Thousands of tourists who throng to catch the nine-day event also benefit the tourism industry. The event was scheduled to start on November 22 this year. 

Ajmer District Collector Prakash Rajpurohit said, "Pushkar Fair will not be held this year under COVID-19 guidelines. The government will not conduct any program at the fair." The cancellation of the fair is set to impact the rural economy as the event is usually a significant source of business for many locals. This year, however, tourism and the rural economy shall suffer. Till Tuesday 10th November 2020, Rajasthan reported a total of 2,15,071 COVID-19 cases after witnessing a single-day spike of 1,902 infections.