Pushkar in Rajasthan is a small, bustling town that loops around Pushkar Lake. It’s home to one of the few Brahma Temples (the Hindu god of creation) and once a year during the Hindu month of Kartika thousands of folks come to Pushkar to pray and bathe. Coincidentally, this is also the same time people descend for the Pushkar Camel Fair. Yup … it’s busy.
After the sun went down on the lake, I walked around and found a cafe with a view of the start of bazaar that winds it’s way through the buildings on one side of the lake.
Drinking my fresh lime drink (with sugar, not salt – I’d never be that dehydrated), I perched my camera with a view of all the bustle.
Tourists and locals shopping, friends and families meeting then moving on and people whizzing along on their bikes.
Trails of light left by bikes weaving amongst the people changed from red to white depending on the direction of the vehicle.
Sitting down and having a drink from an unobserved vantage point and watching the world go by in swirls of colour with buzzing conversations – happy and relaxed solo travelling days.
As night-time continues it’s time to move on and get some dinner. I think it was a Thali night …
When visited: October/November
Weather: Hot ‘n’ humid (even more so amongst the crowds)
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