During the first full moon of November, India’s Pushkar Fair, Asia’s largest camel and livestock market springs to life in the sleepy, picturesque, lakeside town of Pushkar. An ancient religious town, in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, provides an almost surreal backdrop for this unique event. Photographing the Pushkar Fair is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Few photo opportunities can match the volume or diversity of image possibilities.

The Pushkar Fair is, in itself, enough to justify a photo expedition, but on my annual Jim Cline Photo Tours Pushkar Photo Tour  we also visit other fascinating destinations such as Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

We began this year’s tour, as we always do, in Delhi, the heartbeat of Northern India taking time to explore ancient forts, wander the markets, and experience the history surrounding both the old and new sections of the city. Then it was off to the Taj Mahal and the rest of the trip. This year’s optional extension was to Amritsar, Haridwar and Rishekesh.

I hope you’ll enjoy this set of images from the trip. More to follow, as well as a short video in my next post.

 

Spice Market, Delhi

 

Spice market, Delhi

 

Spice market, Delhi

 

Detail, Sikh temple, Delhi

 

Red Fort, Agra

 

Red Fort, Agra

 

Red Fort, Agra

 

Taj Mahal

 

Rural Rajasthan

 

Jaipur, bus attendant

 

Taylor, Jaipur

 

Rajasthan

 

Jodhpur

 

Jodhpur

 

Tea, Jodhpur

 

Rajastan

 

Manvar Camp

 

Amritsar

 

Amritsar

 

Amritsar

 

Haridwar

 

Shave, Haridwar

 

Aarti celebration, Haridwar

 

Haridwar

 

Smoking, Haridwar

 

 

 

4 Responses to “India: Pushkar Fair and the Taj Mahal Photo Tour 2017” Subscribe

  1. Sally Bucko November 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

    Wonderful images, Karl! I esp like the man in the spice market in front of his colorful/textural burlap rice bags, and of course the Manvar Camp dancer and the man in the foggy morning in Amritsar. As always, well done. Thanks for posting. 😊

  2. Gary Krosin November 18, 2017 at 2:47 am #

    Damn good ! WOW x 100.

  3. Karl Grobl November 18, 2017 at 3:56 am #

    Thanks Sally and Gary!

  4. Ruti Alon January 13, 2018 at 9:44 am #

    wonderful set of images. love the color palette of this post. the images are great as usual.

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