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.
The sun created a golden reflection on the still lake. Lovely. For your information, Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India.
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).
Eventually the sun dipped so low that the reflection left the water and what was left was an orange orb. Spectacular.
When visited: October/November
Weather: Hot ‘n’ humid (even more so amongst the festival crowds)
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