Our trip to Pushkar was an unprecedented one. As always my partner in crime Karan decided at 1 am in the middle of the night and a day before Holi that we should go to Pushkar to celebrate this festival. Holi – festival of colors, is my personal favorite of all the festivals and is celebrated with great enthusiasm across India. I being always excited about such unplanned trips agreed instantly before he could change his mind and booked an Ola for 3 days to and fro from Gurgaon which cost us 10000 INR. This price was inclusive of distance, fuel, driver stay and food expenses. I started packing rather throwing stuff in my backpack while Karan squeezed a nap out of it. Our cab arrived at 3 and we left for our destination. Pushkar is 6.5 hours away from Gurgaon. Soon we were headed onto Delhi-Jaipur Highway and were seated comfortably in our seats covering one another in blankets to cozy up for the rest of the night. The amount of excitement couldn’t let us sleep for the rest of the ride.
We reached there with couple of halts in between at around 10 in the morning. Our next course of action was to find a place to stay. While wishing holi wishes to friends and family in our car we got to know that we may find something to stay near Pushkar lake as it was the central location in Pushkar. We had to park our car as the police did not allow us to drive any further than the lake’s starting point.
As we moved into the narrow lanes of Pushkar lake area, we could see thousands of people from various ethnicity throwing colors on everyone who was passing by. It was so colorful, crowded and overwhelming. We were stopped at each junction of the narrow lanes in that area by random strangers and were applied with colors all over. In return we did the same to them. ???? Being a girl in India, I was worried something bad would happen to me in this crowd by some mischiefs but nothing of that sort happened. Everyone was acting responsible and there were police at every corner which is all the more reason even for girls to be in a place like this. Crowd was so friendly and cheerful and everything happening around us was so overwhelming that we completely forgot that we did not sleep last night and that we still had to find a place to stay. Check out below the glorious Pushkar Holi you wouldn’t even believe. See it for yourself.