Camels at the beach!

While visiting Ganpatipule on my recent road trip (mentioned here) I spotted these Camels on the beach.

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The owner said he had been working here at the beach for 12 years providing camel rides to tourists who come to visit the famous Ganesha temple here.

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He had brought the camels here from the State of Madya Pradesh about 1000 kms away. I asked him if he had walked them from there but he said it would have taken too long so he brought them on the back of a truck.

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Not noticing anything edible on the beach ( apart from ice cream) I wondered what he feeds them and he told  me that he gives them a mixture of grains and pulses and whatever vegetation he can scavenge from the vacant ground.

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It must be quite an earner for him too as he charges Rs50 per Adult for a 5 minute ride down the beach and this beach would be packed in the holiday season. We were there off-season and there was a constant stream of people taking rides.

Maybe it was his Audi I saw in the car park!?

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