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Join us for the Marwar Camel Culture Festival, 3-5 November 2017

A unique community festival

Sadri, near the Ranakpur Jain temples, Rajasthan

At our first Marwar Camel Culture Festival in 2015 we were greatly honoured to welcome H.H. GajSinghji II, Maharaja of Jodhpur, for an event which brought camel breeders together for a workshop on the future of pastoralism in India as well as a festival featuring fun events, camel competitions, music and dance and the Camel Bazaar, with traditional local crafts and of course camel products to sample – camel cheese, camel chai and camelccino and much more. The festival was enjoyed by our community and international visitors, a unique event bringing all together to celebrate the traditions of Rajasthan's camel culture. 

The Marwar Camel Culture Festival brings together all stakeholders in the camel for a gathering and community festival celebrating camel culture and local life.

We invite you to join us in Sadri on 3-5 November 2017. 

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Help make an impact and show that you want the government to save Rajasthan's camels and their keepers and conserve Rajasthan's cultural heritage.

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Unless there is change, our grandchildren will only ever see camels in picture books.
— Raika camel breeder at Pushkar Fair, 2013

Read the book

Published by Tranquebar Press in October 2014, Camel Karma is the story of twenty years with India's camel nomads.

“The fascinating story of how a research trip to India led to a remarkable and unending effort to save our camels and help pastoral peoples worldwide to survive into the modern age. Ilse’s book takes us into the secret world of the Rebari camel herders; both an extraordinary adventure and an entertaining introduction to the culture of rural Rajasthan.” 

— H.H. Gaj Singhji, Maharaja of Marwar-Jodhpur

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Find out more

A recent LPPS publication, Camels of Kumbhalgarh, tells you more about the camels of Rajasthan, the reasons why camel numbers are falling so fast, and the potential to revive the camel economy and create new business opportunities for rural entrepreneurs. There is also a free guide to some of the key desert plant species.

Visit us

Visit the LPPS Camel Conservation Centre at Sadri, Rajasthan (near the Ranakpur Jain temples).

Camel Charisma camel products will be on sale at Pushkar Fair and at Marwar Camel Culture Festival in November 2017. They include camel milk soap, desert paper, cards and notebooks, camel wool shawls and rugs, all made by members of camel pastoralist and local communities. 

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Volunteer places for the November festivals

Contact us to volunteer to join the Camel Charisma sales team at Pushkar Fair  or to help us at the Marwar Camel Culture Festival in November 2017.