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Video of the Week: The Pushkar Camel Fair

The Pushkar Camel Fair is an annual tradition in India, bringing traders from all over Rajasthan to buy and sell camels and other livestock. But the growing Indian economy poses a threat to these traditional traders. Watch our latest video of the week and find out more about the Pushkar Camel Festival.

As you can tell, Pushkar is more than just a camel fair. Along with the trading of other livestock, traders visit Pushkar to dip in the holy waters of the nearby Pushkar Lake, a body of water sacred to the Hindus that is believed not only to cleanse sins but to cure skin ailments as well.

But aside from the serious business of livestock trading, there are a variety of other peripheral activities on offer. Check out the Longest Moustache competition, keep score at the local cricket match between traders and tourists or explore fascinating stalls packed with jewellery and textiles. Visit Pushkar itself, one of the five most holy sites in India for Hindus. The Brahma temple is the most important in Pushkar, and the only Brahma temple in the whole of India!

The festival is a confluence of culture and tradition, one that may not last for long as younger generations turn to more modern professions to earn a living. Visit the unique and fascinating Pushkar Camel Fair with us and experience the pulse of Pushkar’s customs.

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