Pushkar, which means a blue lotus flower, is one of the oldest existing cities in India. A lotus flower is also the seat of Brahma, worshipped as the Creator by Hindus. Pushkar is a small holy town in Rajasthan, known for its lake, ghats, crafts, camel fair and the only Brahma temple in the world! The ancient temple and lake is one of the important places of pilgrimage for Hindus.
The whole city and its life revolve around Pushkar Lake and the ghats. It’s a peaceful little old town, which turns all vibrant and alive with energy & activity specially during the Pushkar fair. The fair runs for five days and is one of the biggest where people come from far off villages to trade cattle and enjoy with their families. The camels are decorated and adorned with silver & beaded jewellery and there is folk music & dance performances, rides, magic shows and various competitions for entertainment.
Even though Pushkar is a colorful town, it looks as interesting if not more in black and white. Being an ancient city, the monochromatic rendition makes it timeless! A few portraits from Pushkar in my earlier posts on Faces of India.
Note: Consumption of meat and alcohol is not allowed in the city, so please respect the rule while travelling to Pushkar.