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An interesting part of the Pushkar Fair is the mass trading of camels. Of course, cattle and other livestock are also traded, but it's camels who hold centrestage at Pushkar.
Camel-traders and villagers from miles away converge to Pushkar with their humped beasts. Over 25,000 camels (and that's on the conservative side) are traded, making this the world's largest camel fair.
So, if you ever thought of buying yourself a cheap non-polluting all-terrain transport, make sure you are in Pushkar during the next Fair (20-23 November, 1999).
And yes, remember to haggle... a way of life in India, bargaining extends to camels as well.
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