Gulaab Niwaas Palace
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We woke up early again for a very uncomfortable train ride squished along bench seats with all our bags. Luckily it was only 3 hours which has been our shortest trip so far. Mid morning we arrived in Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage town and the holiest town in India where alcohol and meat are banned. It just so happened to be the hippiest town I've ever been to as well with dreadlocked tourists flocking the streets. Looking past all the chaos we walked down to ...
... and everyone becomes part of a commercial spinning wheel dreaming about a bigger house, a better car and a way out of their current life, and to provide a better life for their children than the life they have lived for themselves. University rates in India are higher than ever before, and new employers from this emerging world superpower will demand the degree’s and certificates as a prerequisite of employment; which people from more rural areas, who make a more simple life ...
We stopped here on route between Jodhpur and Jaipur on what was a cooler day - a mere 46 deg after yesterday inJjodhpur which was a hot a pretty lively 49 deg! Pushkar is known throughout India as a very holy place, in particular for those of the Brahmin faith (shaved head, single ponytail - a very high religious caste). It is a small village surrounding a lake, which is completely encompassed by ghats. It is said ...
... in Pushkar and went on our way back to the hotel.
We found our way back to the hotel without any further incidences. By the time we got back we both said a nice cold beer would go down a treat, I tested the water and asked the rooftop restaurant waiter however his reply was the one I was expecting and said it is a holy town and now alcohol is allowed. We have been to other holy towns in India and have been served incognito beers in tea cups etc but it appeared ...
... see how Ollie would fare and my idea off heaven, i could choose anything off the menu :) some of the delicious things i had were; peanut butter on toast, Nutella and banana pancake, Pakora (bits of onion/potato/veg deep fried in a curry flavor batter), Nutella naan bread, aloo gobi, an Indian sizzler, fresh fruit with yogurt and muesli, a dosa and cheese, tomato and onion toast sandwich:) yum yum!! Ollie has survive but is looking forward to our next stop in Bundi and a beer and ...