Images: Here's why the world never tires of the Pushkar Mela

The international camel fair held annually in the month of November in the tiny rugged city of Pushkar —13 km away from Ajmer in Rajasthan— has begun. Here's a look at some stunning pictures from the mela.

FP Staff November 23, 2012 14:20:03 IST
A herd of camels are led to the annual fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Kevin Frayer/AP
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A herd of camels are led to the annual fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Kevin Frayer/AP
A camel herder leads his herd to the annual fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Kevin Frayer/AP
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A camel herder leads his herd to the annual fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Kevin Frayer/AP
A hot air balloon carrying tourists flies over camels for sale at Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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A hot air balloon carrying tourists flies over camels for sale at Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
A camel herder plays with his moustache as he sits at the annual Pushkar Fair. Kevin Frayer/ AP
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A camel herder plays with his moustache as he sits at the annual Pushkar Fair. Kevin Frayer/ AP
Camels stand at the Pushkar Fair. Rajesh Kumar Singh/ AP
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Camels stand at the Pushkar Fair. Rajesh Kumar Singh/ AP
Camels herders prepare food at the Pushkar Fair in Pushkar. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
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Camels herders prepare food at the Pushkar Fair in Pushkar. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
Herders and their camels gather at the annual Pushkar Fair. Kevin Fraye/AP
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Herders and their camels gather at the annual Pushkar Fair. Kevin Fraye/AP