P ushkar Mela (or Pushkar Fair) is an annual camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar in the State of Rajasthan, India. Thousands of camels are traded each year at the fair which has been going on for three centuries. The Pushkar Fair draws thousands of camera toting tourists, camels and livestock traders.  Locals and Hindu faithful come to bathe in sacred Pushkar Lake during the full moon (which takes place during the fair).

The annual Pushkar Fair is a photographer’s paradise, offering so many photo opportunities that perhaps the most difficult thing about photographing this epic event, is the incredible sensory overload. With so much going on and so many photographic possibilities, sometimes it tough, deciding what to shoot!

Watching a hot air balloon

Joe works a shot

Michael gets a shot during our annual “model shoot” with the Gypsy girls








5 Responses to “India Photo Tour: Pushkar Fair” Subscribe

  1. Lisa November 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Fun fun fun! I love the watering trough images! Wish i was there. Enjoy!

  2. Janet November 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Love your gypsy girls. Also like the man with the mustash. Such great pictures.

  3. kat miner November 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Love the shoes with the bells and the guys looking up at the hot air balloon. India is one of my favorite tours to see through your eyes. The colors are so wonderful :)

  4. Patsy Birchfield November 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    OMG wonderful…..

  5. amit hasija November 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    i love your photography very much love to work with you..

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