Goa, India Travel Guide

Pushkar Travel Guide- A Hidden Jem with an Easy-going Vibe

pushkar india backpackingPushkar, “the rose garden of Rajasthan” is where traditional meets hippie in the desert state. Spend some extra time here to soak in that easygoing Rishikesh vibe in this hot sandstone town.

Engulfed by the Aravali hills, this is where I chose my week-long retreat from traveling. The lake in the middle is one of the 5 pilgrimages Hindu’s may take in their life.

I used Lonely planet as my Pushkar travel guide, until I realized I didn’t really need one.

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rooftops are where it’s happening, from dinner to yoga

It was explained that a bird carrying immortality water flew around India and dropped five drops, one landing in the lake, and the others at the rest of the pilgrimage sites in India.

pushkar india backpackingMy driver here in Goa said it has to do with Brahma’s lotus petal flowers falling, but either way, the lake in Pushkar is a hidden little city behind a mountain range to the south and the desert to the west.

I mean how cool is that photo above!?

Because Pushkar is a spiritual place for so many, you can’t help but feel it’s ambience. It’s calming, colorful, tranquil, and timeless.

pushkar india backpackingYou can get lost in the winding alleyways and even bump into a stray camel or two.

If you want reflexology, palm reading, holistic healing, or reiki, you will have bountiful options here. If you’re more interesting in learning: how to draw henna, cook Rajasthani meals, paint, or traditionally dance, this is a great place to take a backpacking breather and embrace the mystical side of India.

“we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”

Lots of places have these open roofs with plants and flowers

This vibrant town is best known to tourists for it’s annual camel fair, the biggest animal-trading fair in India. I left 3 days before the fair on purpose because all the locals said it’s just a dusty stinky mess.

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Rajasthan is excellent for villages. It's so incredible.
There are tiny villages and medium sized ones, they're beautiful , the architecture is fantastic and the people are beautiful and proud. Spend time in the desert on camels etc.
It's very different form the rest of India.
The south is my favourite place. The food.....!
In the middle of the south are mountains, Munnar and the Coorg region, it's amazing, a whole area of tribal people descendants of Alexander the great, they look different, and wear amazing capes and swords. Some areas are very remote and if you stay in the little villages you can walk around hiking, see tigers etc

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