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The Pushkar Camel Fair
The Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan is considered by many to be
Asia's greatest festival. The lunar calendar dictates the date of
this most famous India festival, thus transforming a mere livestock
show into an auspicious spiritual confluence of man and beast
ordained by the heavens. There will be mystics and musicians,
camel-wallahs and priests, and vendors plying their wares from the
far corners of Rajasthan. It's a riot of color and activity, from
sacred bathing rituals to camel races.
Holi is a riotously colorful festival in India where revelers
herald the arrival of spring by hurling colored powder and water at
each other. The whole place looks like happy children have been
turned loose in a cosmetics factory, but to the Hindus this ritual
actually marks the rekindling of the spirit of life. Be sure not to
wear your best outfit! You'll be covered from head to toe in
purple, green, blue, orange, pink, red and yellow. Celebrated
throughout much of Northern India.
Konark's Sun Temple at the height of summer in Orissa sees very
few tourists and is an ancient and exuberant display.
Numerous other Hindu, Muslim, Christian and secular festivals in
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