Pushkar Camel Fair

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Alison Bone

The town of Pushkar sits in a  lush oasis on the edge of the Negrev desert in Northern India. Regal white palaces and temples encircle a small holy lake, and bougainvillea, rose bushes, palms and cacti fill the town with colour. In vivid contrast the desert surrounding Pushkar lies vast, inhospitable and empty, except for a few weeks every November when thousands of nomads, camel and cattle breeders congregate to await the full moon and the  commencement of the Pushkar camel fair.

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