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Asia’s largest donkey fair in Jaipur

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Jaipur: Hundreds of traders and farmers flocked to the annual donkey fair, which is believed to be Asia’s largest fair for the trading of donkeys in Jaipur.

Donkeys were brought in from various parts of northern India for sale. Some of the donkey sellers did brisk business and benefited from the trading on October 22 at the fair.

The traditional donkey fair being held in Kanotta village is 500 years old. With increased mechanization, the animal is losing its importance as the beast of burden.

The fair drew a large number of families, who brought along their children to teach them the importance of the animal.

The fair offers several attractions for the visitors, including competitions and races. The winning beasts also fetch a good price at the fair.