Pushkar – Camel Fair

We decided to cancel our train journey between Jaipur to Jodhpur, instead we took a taxi so we could stop at Pushkar enroute. November is a special month in Pushkar when this spiritual town has many pilgrims arriving for various special religious events and this coincides with an annual Camel (and general livestock) Fair that takes place.

Its a truly exotic event, with Best Dressed Camel completions, Camel rides and Camel taxi’s to be enjoyed!

Pushkar town is centred on a holy lake with a number of temple ghats with steps down to the water where prayers are given, gifts offered and pilgrims bathe in the holy water. We were unable to photograph within these areas but did watch the activities.

In the town we bumped into someone dressed as the Hindu goddess Kali walking around whacking people with a brush, it cost me 50p to get away!

Pushkar proved an interesting stopover and a great way to break up our journey to Jodhpur!!

One comment

  1. Have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs and the photography is amazing! I showed my family your Amritsar photos & we agreed – some serious turbans you photographed ๐Ÿ˜‚ & I never knew about the pillars surrounding the Taj. Hope you & Jackie are having an awesome time and I look forward to your next post – what a great way for you & Jackie to capture your adventure ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ˜ PS had to reply to this post because of โ€œPushโ€kar – am wondering whether I have links to the place – I do like camals ๐Ÿค”

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