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Pushkar, the holy city

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Brahma Temple

Pushkar is located about a 6 hours drive from Jaipur, in the county of Rajasthan, and is one of many holy cities in India.  It's also one of the oldest.  Pushkar lies near the lake Pushkar, a holy lake, where you can find about 52 ghats.. where pilgrims bathe in the sacred waters.  You can also find the well-known Brahma Temple in the middle of the city.

It's a small city, and gives a great insight in how India really is.  How the people are, and how the culture are.  Just strolling down the streets makes you get to know India just a little bit more.

Brahma Temple
 

Pushkar is also a great place for a camel ride.  Keep in mind that riding a camel is slightly more painful than you would think.  So if you think a tour more than 3 hours is a good idea.. think again.  We went riding all the way around a mountain, and we were on the animal for about 3 hours or so.  I've never been in such pain.  Seriously.. I had trouble walking back into the hotel.  But if you just forget about the pain, it was such a fun experience to sit there, on the really tall animal, riding through the indian desert.  It's kinda surreal too.. in a way.

One other thing you really shouldn't miss while in Pushkar is the sunset by Lake Pushkar.  It's absolutely beautiful.  I'm not used to seeing sunsets at all.  (Cause where I live there's too many trees.)  This one was one of the most beautiful sunsets during the whole trip.

I should also mention that Pushkar is really cheap.  Everything is cheap.  You'll get dinner for around 100 Rupees (which is like $2-3).

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Brahma Temple
Brahma Temple
Brahma Temple
Brahma Temple
Brahma Temple
Brahma Temple
The holy mountain in Pushkar.
The holy mountain in Pushkar.
Lake Pushkar
Lake Pushkar
Lake Pushkar
Lake Pushkar
Lake Pushkar
Lake Pushkar
Lake Pushkar
Lake Pushkar
People meditating near Lake Pushkar
People meditating near Lake Pushkar
Camel ride
Camel ride
Camel ride
Camel ride
Camel ride
Camel ride
Our hotel for two nights
Our hotel for two nights
Our hotel for two nights
Our hotel for two nights
Pushkar
photo by: Stevie_Wes