Vautha Fair

Fair in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

During the full moon of Kartika Purnima, Gujarat’s largest livestock fair is held at Vautha, at the confluence of the Sabarmati and Vatrak Rivers, 50km south of Ahmedabad. Thousands of donkeys, camels and cows change hands, and some 25,000 people – including many maldhari pastoralists – camp for several days of buying, selling, eating, dancing and puja (prayers).