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Has tourism failed the camels which made Pushkar Camel Fair a Globally Recognised tourist event?

It has become a scene as synonymous with India as the Taj Mahal, thousands of Raika camel traders with their immaculate white dhotis and brilliant and intricately tied red turbans, squatting, drinking chai amidst their brilliantly festooned camels.  ‘’Every year, some 30,000 camels descend on Pushkar, a small town in the state of Rajasthan, in…

The Raika Journey – Immersive Tourism Supporting the Camel herders of Rajasthan

The Raika are a community in peril, their lifestyle is in danger and their future is uncertain. The Raika provide the globally recogniseable images we see of the Pushkar Camel Fair and yet, this fair provides nothing towards their wellbeing and sustainability. To delve a little into their history is to open a Pandora’s Box…

Thinking About Pushkar Camel Fair?

I made a plea about this last year. Please, please please, to all those of you traveling to the Pushkar Camel Fair or are making money out of it by sending tourists there, think about the real people behind the event, the Raika Camel Herders. Their situation is now critical, they receive no financial support…