We already know that camels are basically the world's coolest animal, what with the ability to thrive in environments that kill most creatures on earth. They can go up to 40 miles an hour in a sprint and also a camel call is basically what Chewbacca sounds like. Camels rule. But they can also cut a rug with the best of them, as evidenced at the Bikaner International Festival in Rajasthan, India.
COME ON. This jumbo desert elbowhorse can get it. The Bikaner Festival is a huge two-day event celebrating all things camel, like your fancy camel bedazzling:
Inscrutable camel fur cultivation that would make any Brooklyner or Silverlaker trembly with envy:
It takes about six months to create such ornate patterns on a #camel's coat. #Locals invest considerable time, efforts and emotions in the process. https://t.co/yTUtTr09Uw#CamelFestival #Bikaner #MyRajasthan #JaaneKyaDikhJaye pic.twitter.com/KHeB86b80J— Rajasthan Tourism (@my_rajasthan) January 13, 2018
And a rad camel parade that would bring a smile to the face of any child familiar with Aladdin - or any person already aware of camel radness.
The Bikaner camel festival starts off with a colorful parade of beautifully adorned camels. The event mainly includes camel dances, camel races, neck shaking camel rides, camel fur/ decoration competition etc.#MyRajasthan #Jaipur#CamelFestival #Bikaner pic.twitter.com/f9WI3wp0wF— Aadi (@aadi_dev) January 14, 2018
Some of the locals also engage in facial hair competition, which would again be familiar to the hipsters of Brooklyn and Silverlake.
Reason enough to head to India when the Bikaner festival rolls around next year.