October 28, 2009
In October or November of every year, Pushkar, India--“one of the most mellow places on the subcontinent,” according to actonsteve--floods with camels, traders, racers, and tourists attending the Pushkar Camel Fair. This year’s festival is kicking off now, and you can snag a front-row seat to the spectacle right here thanks to our members’ photos from the fair and from riveting Rajasthan beyond.
Photo by TwoIdiots: “The entire town of Pushkar is decorated in celebration of the annual Camel Fair.”
Photo by TwoIdiots: “Coinciding with the Pushkar Camel Fair, locals painted auspicious symbols on the ground outside their houses.”
Photo by TwoIdiots: “Camel herders at Pushkar Camel Fair.”
Photo by TwoIdiots: “Camel herders at Pushkar Camel Fair. During the Camel Fair, camels park outside hotels to take you around.”
Photo by HELEN001: “Flower garlands at Badi Basti Bazaar--because Pushkar is home to the biggest camel fair in the world, the bazaar has a good number of shops selling more unusual authentic tribal items.”
Photo by HELEN001: “The 'aunties' on their chariot!”
Photo by mlvk: “Temple town of Pushkar.”
Photo by mlvk: “Hookah, anyone? Local man posing at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur.”
Photo by mlvk: “'Framed' in Rajasthan.”
Photo by malcolmka: “Driving from Agra to Sariska National Park, passed through a remote village. Turned off a narrow lane to let a donkey and cart pass and this scene hit me.”
Photo by tjokgus: “A tractor and traditional house in Rajasthan.”
Photo by Leesa: “Dawn over the desert, and our camels and camel driver.”
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