In southern Rajasthan, Baneswar is located in a delta formed by
three major rivers. The fair is held every year over a period of ten days
Bheels or tribal people from all over Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya
Pradesh flock here taking holy dips in the sacred rivers.
The fair covers an enormous area, as far as the eye can see.
Streams of people arriving; bathing, shopping, cooking, gathering
in groups, catching up with old friends.
A new charpoy - flat pack Ikea style.
A refreshing ice cream, with florescent cones
Mr. Green demonstrating electricity
Always the boys, constant companions
on our wanderings
and the giggling girls, daring
each other to have a photo taken
We strolled in the heat and dust, taking in the sights, only
covering about half of the area. Crazy attractions at the fair,
not to sure about the safety of the Big Wheels, the Wall of Death
looked suitably terrifying. Avoided men with snakes and
During the day the festival is amazing, so many people.
We had no problems, except with the police carrying
lathi sticks. Not happy with us taking photos. For no
reason, unless perhaps if baksheesh was offered??
At night it is another matter. Can you imagine, cooking
fires, folk songs, dancing, fireworks and those crazy
Big Wheels? Sad to say we opted out on that one.