is a fortified desert city and the focal point of interest is the
fort itself 135 kms northeast of jodhpur... The
Ahhichatragarh Fort is medium sized, which have been built by Mughal
Emperors Akbar and Shaha Jahan. A well planned Mughal Garden, which
retains its pleasant appearance even today. The city has distinct Muslim
influences and a Five Domed Mosque built by Emperor Akbar dominates the
landscape. The city is best visited during the Ramdeoji Ka mela and
Tejaji ka mela in February and August respectively. Nagaur is
approachable by express busses of RSRTC and by taxi.
Fair (13-16 Feb 2008) : This eight days fair held every year during
the month of Jan-Feb, is popularly known as the Cattle fair and is the
second largest in Rajasthan. Nagaur Town is the most picturesque of
Rajput townships. Nagaur is a sea of animals, trading over 70,000
bullocks, camels and horses every year. The bullocks are known for their
fleetness. Not only are the animals lavishly decorated, even their
owners flaunt wearing colourful turbans and long moustaches.
sheep, handsome marwari horses to spices all compiled in one fair.
Attractions include the
mirchi bazaar (largest red-chilly market of India), wooden items,
iron-crafts and camel leather accessories.
tug-of-war, camel races, bullock races and cock fights;
exciting campfire evenings are held to entertain the tourists.
Folk music of the
Jodhpur variation echoes the tranquil desert sand.
Nagaur is well connected to the major cities
by road and rail. Nearest airport is
Jodhpur, some 135kms away.