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The Tales from Pushkar by Himanshu Pagariya

About this series

"The Tales from Pushkar" is a collection of 12 1/1 photographs, documented over the last 3 years at the Pushkar camel fair.

The Pushkar fair is one of Asia's largest camel, horse and cattle fairs. Apart from the trading of livestock, it is an important pilgrimage season for Hindus to Pushkar lake.

Every year, nearly half a million visitors descend on the tiny desert town of Pushkar in rural Rajasthan to attend the annual Pushkar Camel Fair. This five-day festival is held during the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartik, which usually falls in October last or November start. The main purpose of the festival is trade, and it's the place to go if you want to buy or sell a camel.

I got the chance of documenting this fair 2 times, first in 2019 and another time in 2021, and it was a great experience indeed. All these images are shot in this time period only, and every picture is a story in itself. This collection contains some pure, raw moments that I have witnessed throughout the fair.


Himanshu Pagariya


Himanshu is a multi-genre photographer based in India. With five years of experience, he has developed an eye for capturing moments in all forms. Starting with smartphone photography in 2018, he has now made it a full-time profession. As a multi-genre photographer, Himanshu is versatile in various forms of photography, from the streets to the beauty of travel. His portfolio includes a diverse range of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, street, and travel photography. Himanshu believes in the power of storytelling through photography. He understands that every photograph has a story to tell and captures moments that evoke emotions and create lasting memories.