Gulaab Niwaas Palace
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... go by - pilgrims, tourists, holy men and a whole group of the camel herders from the fair who had come to make their pilgrimage today.
Great walk through the narrow streets, far too busy for anyone to bother you to buy so looking was free....
Tuk tuk back to the camp in time for lunch which was the usual lunchtime thali with a lovely aubergine with Kashmiri gravy and a potato based curry with the obligatory dhal, raita, rice and bread.
After lunch we enjoyed ...
... camels prepare for the camel dancing contest. As loud drums beats play the camel is lead through a series of movements by a rope attached to his face. Only male camels participate in the contests and the tourists rides as the females are busy taking care of their babies. Finally, there are the racers. Watch out for the camels galloping by at break neck speeds. We ...
... the Karma. The joker looked at me and informed that the amount of holy karma I received depended on how much money I gave him. I said 10 rupees...he screwed his face up like he was sucking on a lemon. "What price for Karma?" he questioned. I repeated my offering. With that he begrudgingly continued, eventually taking me to the donation counter at the top of the stairs where I met Maya. We both made a decent offering. We turned to leave and the two white gowned priest ...
... group there when we arrived and another one arrived just as we were leaving. Raghu led us on a tour of the farm which grew all kinds of vegetables, spices, cotton and wheat.
After lunch, we soon reached Pushkar which is one of the most sacred sites for Hindus to visit, along with Varanassi. There is no meat, egg or alcohol allowed within the city limits. It is also a Mecca for hippies. Each year, there is a cattle and camel fair which can involve over 100,000 camels! People ...
... warm smiles from people as we used our Hindi greeting and big American smiles. We even joked with some women about how warm the day was and how sweaty we all were doing this hike with the sun rising higher and higher. It is wonderful how far gesturing and smiles can get you in communicating with other humans!
We reached the top, hot but happy. It was some of the first true exercise we have had in awhile, and it felt great. Muscles ...