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Nagaur :: City Information

Nagaur :: City Information

Nagaur - weather

Best Travel Duration

In Summer: 45 C (Max) - 25 C (Min)
In winter: 18 C (Max) - 4C (Min)
Rainy Season from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)

October to March

About Nagaur

History

Glorified by the boards, the history of Nagaur finds mention even in the Mahabharata. The kingdom of Ahichhatrapur which Arjun is said to have conquered and subsequently offered to his Guru Dronacharya, was perhaps some of the area of the Nagaur district. The birth place of Meera and Abul Fazal, Nagaur district has a charbhuja and Parsawanath Temple at Merta and the Dargah of Sufi Saint Tarkin at Nagaur city. Nagaur also witnessed the valour of Great Rao Amar Singh Rathor who challenged the mighty Mughal empire. The large old Fort has many glorious tales of bravery of the erstwhile rulers of the states.

Nagaur District is situated between 260.50” & 270.40” North Latitude & 730.10” & 750.15” East Longitude. It is situated amidst seven districts namely Bikaner, Churu, Sikar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur. Nagaur is the fifth largest district in Rajasthan with a vast terrain spreading over 17,718 sq. K.M. Its geographical spread is a good combine of plain, hills, sand mounds & as such it is a part of the great Indian Thar Desert.

The present district of Nagaur finds a place in the heart of the Rajasthan state. If we draw a cross over the map of Rajasthan the centre of this cross is bound to fall in the district of Nagaur. Before the merger of the states, Nagaur was a part of the erstwhile Jodhpur State. .

After indepenence, Nagaur had the honour of being selected as the place in the country from where the Democratic Decentralisation process was launched by the late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India on the 2nd October 1959.

The town of Ladnu in the district has gained its place on the map of the country being the headquarters of the famous 'Jain Vishwa Bharti' which has become a centre of spiritual learnings & knowledge under the leadership of Acharya Tulsi, a great Jain saint, who has propagated the philosophy of "ANUVRAT" in order to enlighten people in this area of the country.

Fairs & Festivals

Nagaur Fairs

About the Fair

Nagaur district is the land of fairs as they are not only cattle markets but in real terms a way of life. The rural people participate in these fairs very eagerly as if they are big social events & in addition to the cattle routine things from needles to nails are also available in these events. Fairs infact are the true face of rustic rural Rajasthan & are a strong witness of its social harmony.

Ramdeo Cattle Fair

The third largest cattle fair in Rajasthan founded by the great Jodhpur Dynasty king Mr. Umed Singh in honour of Sh. Ramdeoji 56 years back is being held every year in the month of Magh (January / February). Although the famous Nagauri bull is the "piece-de-resistance" the indeginous breeds of camels, horses, bullocks, buffallows, goat & sheep are in no way less attractive buys. Traders from all over the country participate actively & vie with each other in purchasing high pedigree animals to upgrade their cattle. The fair is also a rare opportunity for the tourists to see the real rural Rajasthan, rural folk in colourful traditional dresses & turbans in a rural setting. The fair is also a big market of farm products but the Mirchi (red chilli) market is the most thrilling & over crowded. Folk songs & dances not only entertain the visitors but also tell tales of tradition & heritage. One can't afford to miss an opportunity to visit this fair.

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Baldeo Cattle Fair

Held in the month of Chaitra (March / April) at Merta City every, its history dates back 36 years when this fair was initiated in the memory of the great farmer leader Mr. Baldeo Ram Mirdha. Nagauri breed of cattle are traded here in abundance & cattle competitions are the biggest attraction of the fair which provides a glimpse of rural Rajasthan.

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Veer Tejaji Fair

The second largest fair held every year in the month of Shrawan (August / September) at Parbatsar. It is primarily cattle fair but routine things are also bought & sold. Its history dates back to pre-Independence. Veer Tejaji is known as the protector against snakes, scorpions & mosquitoes. It is said that during the 15 days of this fair these reptiles are not to be seen anywhere in the mela. People believe that Veer Tejaji protects those againts the bites of these parasitic reptiles.

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Places to Visit

Nagaur Fort

 

Sandy fort; centrally located; 2nd century old; witnessed many battles; lofty walls & spacious campus; having many palaces & temples inside.

Tarkeen Dargah

 

Most renowned after the Ajmer Dargah; sacred place for Muslims & Sufis.

Jain Temple in Glass

 

Lofty structure of glass; sacred place for the Jain community.

Saiji ka Tanka

 

Samadhi of a renowned saint, inspires the liberation of the soul with simplicity & truthfulness; a symbol of communal harmony.

How To Get To Nagaur

By Air:

 

Jodhpur is the nearest airport.

By Road:

 

You will get regular buses from Jodhpur to Nagaur. Nagaur is also connected by bus from other cities of Rajasthan. You can also take private taxi from Jodhpur.