The Tales from Pushkar by Himanshu Pagariya

"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.