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Pushkar Camel Fair

Listed under Markets in Ajmer, India.

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Not just camels are on sale here but it sounds more exotic. This is a major livestock fair so you’ve got your horses, mules and cattle as well - around 50,000 animals - brought in by people from all over northern India - around 200,000 people and sold to the same. The highlights have to be the camels though, they’re not just sold but also dressed and raced - you think they’re not fast don’t you - well you’re quite wrong.

The thrill of the cattle fair aside, Pushkar is a nice place to stop. Surrounded by hills and sand dunes on all sides the town centres on a lake. Stories say there used to be many temples here but the main one these days is a Brahma Temple, the only one in India and a VERY important pilgrimage spot.

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Written by  Trent Rex.

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“Pushkar on horseback”

What’s a horse doing at a camel fair? Aside the apocryphal quip that a camel is a horse designed by a committee, it makes a lot of sense to ride a horse to India’s Pushkar Camel Fair in November. The fair is a combination commercial bazaar … Read more...

Written by  Claudia Flisi. I travelled for eight days from Nalwalgarh with Royal Riding Holidays

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