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Horse rider at Sonepur Cattle Fair

The Sonepur Cattle Fair is held on Kartik Poornima in the month of November in Sonpur, Bihar, on the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak. It is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela and it attracts visitors from all over Asia. Apart from elephants, a large number of cattle and horses are also brought to the fair for sale. Many farm animals can be bought at the Sonepur mela from all breeds of dogs, buffaloes, donkeys, ponies, Persian horses, rabbits, goats and even the occasional camel.

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Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Sirsendu Gayen