While one usually associates camels with Arabia, there's a sizeable population of them in Rajasthan. In fact, there's a camel festival held in Bikaner every year that is very popular and would be worth seeing if the opportunity presented itself. Bob Cranwell shared a terrific piece on this website a few years ago that's also worth a look.
Camels aren't pets here -- they're beasts of burden and well-utilized animals, often living 40-50 years. Besides being used in transportation, they provide leather, milk, and meat.
This cart came racing down the street, the camel moving its long legs in a brisk trot. Fortunately I had a fast lens on my camera and was able to catch a series of photos of it as it turned the corner and quickly disappeared in the distance.