The fascinating Pushkar camel fair

In November, around the full moon of the Hindu Kartika month, an astonishing 50, 000 camels and over 200, 000 camel traders, pilgrims and tourists,  converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India.  The Pushkar camel fair is not just a trading platform, but a festive melange of music, dancing, crafts and local competitions.  The camels on sale are elaborately adorned to attract potential buyers as are the visitors with their colorful turbans and long moustaches.  For those seeking an authentic desert experience, this is one event you cannot afford to miss.

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Camel traders arrive early in the morning and feed their camels for the rigorous day ahead.


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A man participates in the ‘Longest Moustache’ competition during the fair.


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Camels as far as the eye can see – camel traders sitting in a group during the fair.


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A trader leads his herd of camels to his spot at the fair.


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A festive occasion, the Pushkar camel fair features kiosks and ferris wheels.


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Two young camel riders preparing to take part in the ‘camel decoration’ contest.


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Rajasthan police maintaining law and order during the Pushkar camel fair which attracts over 200, 000 people.


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Young, adorned visitors delight at the proceedings at the fair.


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