Gujarat (Aug./Sep. 2014)

August and September are festival months in the semi desert areas of western Gujarat. We took in five, notable among them the Saang Wari and Bhed Mata fairs. The spectacle of 500 camels heading towards the temple at Kotda for their annual blessing was something else! The fairs, plus the wandering Rabari shepherds and traditional bunga architecture in the Banni, made for a fascinating trip.