Travel Blogs from Pushkar, India

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Trapped inside, Pushkar, India travel blog

Trapped inside

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... each sunrise. Now traffic noise and temple bells obscure the effect, and it is simply the confused noise of a small city. Pushkar is legendary as a town holy to Lord Brahma -- the ashes of both Gandhi and Nehru were scattered in the lake here -- ...

Pushkar, Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... traveling on the train, watching the desert roll by. It was peaceful and the 6 hours went by quickly. When we arrived in Pushkar we settled into Hotel Kishan Palace, a really good place. It had lots of beautiful plants and vines on the inner courtyard ...

Are we having fun yet?!, Pushkar, India travel blog

Are we having fun yet?!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... Ajmer from Pushkar we broke down. After about 10 icy long minutes we were on our way again, until we stopped just outside Pushkar at a ramshackle building manned by a dodgy old guy wanting us to fork over money for the 'Pushkar passenger tax', what a ...

Ripped Off, good karma?, Pushkar, India travel blog

Ripped Off, good karma?

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... , only when he went away and started digging into to his 5 slice wedge bread sandwhich did we relize we had been diddled. anyway,pushkar itself is a very holy place, and no meat is served anywhere, or alcohol,so i'd already fallen out of love with it ...

Taxi!, Pushkar, India travel blog

Taxi!

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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... blank to get on one - they should carry signs saying 'Death Trap'. This left only one option if we were going to make it to Pushkar before our time in India ran out - a taxi. After much to-ing & fro-ing at the hotel & much haggling we agreed on a ...

Pushkar hippy parade, Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar hippy parade

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... Well everyone in Jaipur was up to no good it seemed, except for the guy who sold me my sandals, which seem quite nice. Pushkar is a different world, but its full of hippies. That's kind of nice though, things aren't so fast paced and people are only ...

Communication Indian-Style, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Communication Indian-Style

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... Ireland. Old man: I see. And may I be asking your good name? Me: My name's Lisa. And yours? Old man: I see. And you are in India for how long time? Me: For 3 months in total. Old man: And you are liking it my country? Me: Yes, it's very interesting. Old ...

Flower Pushers, Sadhus, and Hippies, Pushkar, India travel blog

Flower Pushers, Sadhus, and Hippies

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... , weeks, even months at a time. Perhaps this has affected the behavior of the local merchants, as the shopping in Pushkar was remarkably pleasant; the relaxed atmosphere, decent starting prices (from which to haggle), and the non-pushy shopkeepers made ...

Sunset Camel Safari + Rob could have been jailed!?, Pushkar, India travel blog

Sunset Camel Safari + Rob could have been jailed!?

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... the city. It's hippyville with more old white hippy dropouts than Indians. A bit like an Indian Byron Bay. Pushkar is home to the main Brahma temple in India and one of the most famous Hindu towns. Hindus come to bathe in the lake to wash away their ...

Farting camels Desert Driving, Pushkar, India travel blog

Farting camels Desert Driving

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... any of the sightseeing musts! All we've managed to achieve is spending heaps of money buying up large - Pushkar is one of the cheapest places in India to by trinkets and the like... hence us spending a fortune! Yesterday there was a Festival of the ...

Instant karma and camels galore, Pushkar, India travel blog

Instant karma and camels galore

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... for a 10-day camping trek to Jaisalmer! And have spent some good times with 2 fab Dutchies, Gina and Barbara. They're India/Pushkar experts, having been here before, so they've been showing me the ropes. Besides the normal festival fun, we've been on the ...

Camels and Curses., Pushkar, India travel blog

Camels and Curses.

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... edge of town at the foot of the nearby hills which seperate pushkar from Ajmer (a nearby town and a major pilgrimage site for Muslims). Pushkar has a reputation for being a very laid back place (a bit of a 'hippy' hang out) and one which attracts a lot ...

Camelled out!, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Camelled out!

A travel blog entry by beats

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... India to trade their animals. A desert area filled with tens of thousands of camels is indeed an impressive sight. The days in Pushkar have started to take a familiar pattern. Get up early and head out to the camel grounds for a few hours, say from ...

No Money, No Honey!, Pushkar, India travel blog

No Money, No Honey!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... 've stayed at our most expensive hostel yet at a whopping 6 a night but it did come with nice views overlooking Pushkar and the surrounding mountains. We got in to a full blown conversation about politics and corruption within India with the hotel owner ...

Pushkar, Turban tying and moustache competition, Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar, Turban tying and moustache competition

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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... actually preferring some of the veg dishes but we do both crave some meat sometimes. We'd heard that there was a beautiful lake in pushkar which was a holy sight and that lots of people bathed in. We walked down through the town to find it and I ...

Pushkar, Camels and a Dodgy fair ground ride, Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar, Camels and a Dodgy fair ground ride

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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Another early start as we got ready to take our first bus journey across to Pushkar. Fortunately we had already located where we had to catch the bus so it was an easy going morning. The bus itself was as you would expect, not much room for your legs and ...

Most amazing falling stars in Pushkar!, Pushkar, India travel blog

Most amazing falling stars in Pushkar!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... stop.  I know it was the longest 5 minutes of Nikolas life.  That was one close call!  When we got into Pushkar, we headed to this Internet place.  There was a gorgeous young boy with big brown eyes that helped us book a camel safari ...

paint wars, Pushkar, India travel blog

paint wars

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... floor. I am mesmerized by the rhythms of this place and observe the hushed activity unfolding before my eyes. The days in Pushkar pass quickly with morning slipping into afternoon and suddenly to inky night. The passage of time is barely noticed by me ...

Pushkar - It's legal here????, Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar - It's legal here????

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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... at 60 mph through a crowded street and cow's like to have a toilet break in the middle of the road now and again!! Pushkar is a fascinating place - it is a Hindu pilgrimage town with a huge number of temples and a holy lake which is said to have ...

Pushkar, Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... Danayi (although I know for a fact HER family was much larger than she admitted). Finally, we got our precious little Pushkar passport, a ragged red string tied around our wrists that insured that no other Brahmins would bother us. Our karma was ...

Fair, enough!, Pushkar, India travel blog

Fair, enough!

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... stop-over in Alwar (via Delhi, again, OK so we caught the wrong train, it had to happen sooner or later) before arriving in Pushkar, Rajasthan in time for the annual camel fair. It seems the camels had caught wind of our plans and had left en masse 2 ...

Camel Town, Pushkar, India travel blog

Camel Town

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Pushkar is home to India's largest annual camel fair where thousands of animals are bought, sold and traded every November. Wow!   It’s also an extremely religious place meaning food is strictly vegetarian and alcohol is prohibited.  ...

POOshkar, Pushkar, India travel blog

POOshkar

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... she was able to make it across after yielding to the bull. I think the old lady was still laughing. The Brahma temple in Pushkar is one of only a handful in the world, so it was neat to be able to check it out. The shoe guard ...

Backpackerville, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India travel blog

Backpackerville

A travel blog entry by beats

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... only person there that wasn't enjoying a joint or a bong for breakfast. I stuck with the more traditional coffee. The town Pushkar is a compact little holy town, with a lake that is sacred to the Hindus. It is one of those classic backpacker hangout ...

The Big Sylvester in the Desert, Pushkar, India travel blog

The Big Sylvester in the Desert

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... nearest city, Ajmer. I travelled there with the intention of buying a bit of booze for the New Year festivities. Did I mention that Pushkar is a holy town where meat, Alcohol and even eggs are banned? Perhaps this fact was the start of my troubles? As ...

The Israeli Vacation Spot, Pushkar, India travel blog

The Israeli Vacation Spot

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... dip in the holy lake. The small lake, about 1 km in circumference, is considered sacred and people from all over India come to Pushkar to have a dip in the lake. Pushkar is a very popular destination for young Israelis who just finished their military ...

The Contradictions of Pushkar, Pushkar, India travel blog

The Contradictions of Pushkar

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Pushkar is a good example of India’s multi-faceted character. I don’t know how to prioritize which is the biggest draw but Pushkar offers more than its infamous camel fair and holy Ghats. Tons of foreign wholesalers flock here to purchase ...

Hippy Heaven in Peaceful Pushkar, Pushkar, India travel blog

Hippy Heaven in Peaceful Pushkar

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... Pushkar lake which I highly recommend, and then left to go back to Hotel. That night we met a few other travellers, (of which Pushkar is overloaded) within our hotel. A couple of girls from England, A couple from England, and a Dutch guy. Nice enough ...

Pushkar - the land of lost souls..., Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar - the land of lost souls...

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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... looks like they have a lot of power over the citizens. In the evening time, we have been going out to the lake. Pushkar's beautiful lake is situated for a romantic view of the sunset and sunrise. At night, everyone (tourists and locals) gathers ...

Holy Flower, Holy Lake...yah, my ass., Pushkar, India travel blog

Holy Flower, Holy Lake...yah, my ass.

A travel blog entry by themooners

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Made it into Pushkar. We even managed to find cheap accomidation with a pool! Really is a lovely little city and we wished we had more time to see the place. Just watch out for the holy men pushing ...

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