Photo Essay – Pushkar Fair, Rajasthan

Pushkar Fair

Counted as one amongst the world’s largest camel fairs, the Pushkar Fair is an annual week long event held in holy Indian town of Pushkar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. In this series of photographs, I have attempted to cover the general mood around the city during this festive period.

Sunrise at Pushkar Camel Fair
Sunrise at Pushkar Camel Fair


Pushkar Fair Tourists
International Tourist taking a morning ride across the fair grounds on camels


Pushkar Fair camel traders
A group of camel owners get together at the fair grounds and share updates with each other

    A cattle seller negotiates the price for charging his mobile phone at a phone charging shop set-up temporarily to cater to the fair
Owner of an eatery pulls out ‘bati’ – baked wheat flour balls – for serving breakfast to customers. ‘Dal-Bati’ is a staple diet in rural Rajasthan
Camel owners arrive at the fair ground from nearby villages
A camel owner cleans and grooms his camel to fetch a good price
A portion of Pushkar Fair grounds
Owners bring their camels to a watering hole to during mid-day at Pushkar fair
Camel owners leave for the day


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