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








Tea, Jodhpur




Manvar Camp










Shave, Haridwar


Aarti celebration, Haridwar




Smoking, Haridwar




5 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. Ayaz December 22, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    Loved the pics Karl! Especially the wide angle /UWA portraits – liked them for the colours and angles that you’ve used!
    I live in India – you’ve inspired me to try some similar shots in 2018!

  5. 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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