Pushkar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Rajasthan, India. The town is home to one of the world’s few Brahma temples and a holy lake that is believed to have formed when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. It is said that all devout Hindu’s should visit Pushkar at least once in their life.
That visit usually takes place during one of the holiest months of the Hindu calendar, known as Kartika, when around 200,000 people make the journey to bathe in Pushkar’s sacred waters.
Running along side the holy festival of Kartika Purnima (full moon) is Pushkar’s camel fair, which sees traders from across the Thar desert meeting to trade their livestock.
The camel fair lasts for a few weeks, while traders look to sell their prized camels and seek out new additions for their herds before returning home.
Walking through the fair you'll meet all kinds of characters: relaxed herders feeding their camels, traders hussling for the best price, people using the gathering as a chance to socialise, catching up with old friends and make new ones.
Take a walk through the fair below.