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Pushkar Mela?? 2015

Pushkar Fair is an annual five-day camel and livestock fair held in the town of in the state.

It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs. Apart from the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. Competitions such as the “matka phod”, “longest moustache”, and “bridal competition” are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists.

In recent years the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar club and a team of random foreign tourists.

 

Pushkar Fair is an annual five-day camel and livestock fair held in the town of in the state.

One of the striking features of the Pushkar Fair is the camel competition. Beautifully decorated camels parade while competing in a beauty contest and the best bedecked camel wins the prize.

In one of the competition, large numbers of people are made to sit on the camel’s back. The camel now lopes across the sand and throws its riders off its back, amidst cheers and jeers from thousands of spectators. The camel which succeeds in accommodating the maximum number of people on its back, wins the competition.

 

Though spectators take pleasure in the festivity and fervor, it is the animal that enjoys the most. The camels are seen preening before the crowd, seeming to enjoy every bit of attention that they receive during these five days.

 

By Gursimran Basra

Instagram handle : COFEE.KARMA

 

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