Pushkar is located eighty miles southwest of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. It is surrounded on three sides by hills and on the fourth by the edge of the Marusthali Desert. Fifty thousand camels, cattle and their owners come together during the full moon week in October or November to celebrate Kartik Poornima or Tripuri Poornima.
The Imperial Gazetteer of India reported 100,000 in attendance in 1909. Today, that number is 250,000. The fair has rides, dancers, folk music, magic shows, and horse and camel races. There are stalls to sell finery and jewelry for camels, and humans. There are stalls to sell clothing, spices, sugar cane, mobile phones, and anything imaginable. This little village of 15,000 becomes the center of camel, horse, and cattle trading for five days every year.