Camels are often called ‘ships of the desert’, because they can easily withstand tough conditions to travel through desert country. However they are gradually being replaced by motor vehicles, which can cover the long distances much faster.
Until recently, that is. The rising cost of tractor fuel means that once again the camel is economically viable as a means of transport. This article from the FT explains how in Rajastan camels are making a comeback (free to view but registration may be required).
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