Pushkar Camel Fair

Red, White & Lost

While we were staying with K.P.’s lovely family in Jaipur, Ryan, Charleli and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take a day trip to the famous Pushkar Camel Fair. The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the world’s largest camel fairs, an annual five-day event that includes not only the buying and selling of livestock but also competitions such as “who has the longest moustache?”

As always, getting to our destination was an adventure in itself. Our first autorickshaw took us to the train station rather than the bus station and was gone with another customer before we realized our mistake. Our next ride was marginally more helpful. Instead of taking us to the public bus station, he took us to a private bus company where he would be paid commission. Fair enough, but the bus didn’t leave for 2 hours! We then insisted he take us to the public…

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