The Camel Festival in Bikaner, India is Eclectic

 - May 16, 2012
References: flickr & incrediblethings
The little-known Camel Festival in India is making headlines for the amazing, funny and generally strange antics that take place during the event.

Taking place in Bikaner, the largest breeding farm in the country, the event includes a wide array of activities. Bikaner is a notoriously remote area in India, explaining the lack of previous media coverage for the event. The festival lasts for just two days but is an anticipated albeit odd tradition. Often competition-based, including a haircut contest, the various contests are frequently based on the camel's appearance. Photos from the event are incredibly striking and practically beg to go viral.

Odd, elaborate and definitely different, the Camel Festival is a wonderfully odd event. Sure to gain attention if for the photos alone, this Indian affair stands out.

Photo #6 Source: Jeanie Lewis