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Pushkar Diaries

October 17, 2016 | Angad B Sodhi

I have been visiting the Pushkar Camel Fair every year for about five years now. I tell people I’m shooting for a book about the fair, but really I just go there for that amazing chaos of colour out on the dunes. So this year, my friends at Offroads India, asked me to put all that Pushkar experience to use and lead a group of travelers through that beautiful mess in the desert.
 
The Pushkar Fair is an annual event that takes place over a fortnight in the tiny temple town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India. Pushkar is known for two main reasons– the first is that the town is home to the only temple dedicated to the Hindu God Brahma in the world. And the second is that Pushkar plays host to the largest camel trading fair in the world, which makes it a Mecca for photographers during the two weeks of the Pushkar fair.
 
The fair begins two weeks before the night of the full moon in the month of Karthik (according to the Hindu calendar) and culminates in a religious festival dedicated to Brahma.
 
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the Pushkar Camel Fair over the years.
 

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© Angad B Sodhi

 
Come join us this year for the Pushkar Camel Fair on Nov 11 – 13, 2016. There’s going to be sun, sand, a ton of people, and a whole lot of camels. We’ll take some beautiful pictures along the way too! Sign up now for Colors of Pushkar.
 

 

 

Angad B Sodhi

A former food critic and travel writer turned professional travel, art & lifestyle photographer. A wanderer. A dreamer. An artist.

 

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