Timeless Pushkar

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.

Pushkar : the ancient lake city as seen from a nearby hill.
Pushkar : the ancient lake city as seen from a nearby hill.

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.

Pushkar Fair grounds
Pushkar Fair grounds
Villagers stay in tents on the sand at Pushkar camel fair
Villagers stay in tents on the sand at Pushkar camel fair

Timeless Pushkar

Timeless Pushkar

Pushkar ghats
Pushkar ghats

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.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful! Love the B&W images:)

    1. Thanks! I also like the black & white ones 🙂

  2. Interesting. And I went right through until your last comment wondering why you chose B&W because colour would have brought out the vibrancy you described LOL. Excellent collection of images. I’m still a colour girl at heart! – Suzan – 😀

    1. Thanks! I love color too! But Pushkar looks as good in monochrome, I think 🙂

  3. Melanee says:

    Inspiring B+W photos.

  4. Love the photo of the tents and camels at the fairground!! Love theblack & white photos, it gives the images a very dramatic effect!!

    1. Thanks a lot for your comments Janaline 🙂

  5. I really like your blog and pics also bcz you are selected awesome pics and good knowledge about that…thanks to share with us….

  6. culturetrope says:

    & just when I thought I saw all of your Pushkar images, I discover these! Totally timeless! 🙂 Love.

    1. 🙂 There are more! Wait for it… 😉

  7. Guillaume says:

    I think you’re right to have chosen B&W, it serves the ” timeless ” purpose. You made me dream, thanks.

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