river shrimps at street market (india)

Market stall selling freshwater prawns at street market in Gairkata (India)

I believe those are freshwater prawns (i.­e.­ river shrimps).­ You can view a close-up here.

I just took a break from my long motorcycle journey and strolled around this lively and colorful street market in a small town called Gairkata, in West Bengal.­

freshwater prawns freshwater shrimps gairkata river prawns river shrimps stall street market vendor west bengal woman
National Highway 31, East Gairkata, West Bengal 735212, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­