Pushkar, so believed, was a quiet place set around Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan, India.  Quiet that is until the camels and people arrive for the annual Camel Fair.

A few evenings before the Camel Fair was about to kick off I arrived in Pushkar.  I sat on a ghat on the lake and watched the sun setting.

Sunset reflection on Pushkar Lake

Sunset reflection on Pushkar Lake

The sun created a golden reflection on the still lake.  Lovely.  For your information, Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India.

Sunset reflection on Pushkar Lake

Sunset reflection on Pushkar Lake

I was sat next to a local man, a former teacher who spoke very good English and we chatted about life, camels and whole range of things (he’s sat on the same vantage point near the ghat every evening watching the sunset).

Sunset reflection on Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Sunset reflection on Pushkar Lake

Eventually the sun dipped so low that the reflection left the water and what was left was an orange orb.  Spectacular.

Red sun over Pushkar Lake

Red sun over Pushkar Lake

And night-time had approached.  Tune in for part two of Pushkar nights later this week.  Shahzam.

When visited:  October/November

Weather:  Hot ‘n’ humid (even more so amongst the festival crowds)

Further Information:  Wikipedia, Trip Advisor, Camel Fair

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Posted by Sunburnt Back

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