|An early morning view from the terrace...|
There are certain perks that you get when the hotel where you are planning to stay messes up with your dates of stay, one of which is that you can potentially get a room upgrade (with a beautiful pink balcony, exceptional view of the lake, delightful view of an old yet beautiful temple roof with monkeys jumping around and a huge four poster bed)! Of course, I was delighted that our dates were mixed up and we stayed in a room we couldn't originally have afforded :)
|A sunbathing Camel!|
|Gods on sale, one Krishna with numerous Hanumans :)|
|The fair in the evening from the hotel terrace|
However, Pushkar isn't about the hotel room, though we spent quite sometime there. Pushkar isn't even a place; for the lack of better word, I would call Pushkar an experience. I regret not going there earlier, in fact even this time around it wasn't originally my plan. Its like an addictive substance, you go there once and you would want to experience the place over and over again even later on as well.
|Awesome threesome...monkeys playing on the temple top|
|She doesn't look pleased with my camera, though later she did smile :)|
|Family at the ghat after the holy dip...people generally stay back till they are dry before venturing out in the street...|
|Mother-son, a candid moment...|
Pushkar Fair makes the place even more special. There is festivity all around, the roads are all filled with people and colorful shops, the air is miraculously cool and despite everything, you never really get tired. We had only a couple of days there and believe me, that's much less than what you would want to spend there...perhaps a week would be a better idea. It would be a blissfully long and relaxing week, everyday would start late (unless of course a few, when you would want to go out for an early morning walk and enjoy the sunrise from a hill top or near the Pushkar lake), breakfast would be with a book on the terrace restaurant with small, broken conversations, shower would be delayed indefinitely or until you decide to actually leave to roam around, shop, eat and make merry!
|The most beautiful girl in the entire town! She had the most killer look :)|
|A camel quenching his thirst with a tap...even people used the same tap for drinking, bathing etc!|
|A family just finishing their lunch|
|Ah! A smiling lady...not everyone hated me there :)|
|Lovely kohl eyes...|
|I like this one, they both shared a bedi...something I was tempted to try as well, but didn't!|
|Radha, Krishna in a procession through the streets on Pushkar|
|Another one of my favorite...|
p.s. I managed to break one of my lenses (18mm-55mm) just before the trip, so there is little variety in the pictures. Took a few more from M's camera, will try and share them later.