Pushkar in its entirety is an enigma that leaves lasting imprints on your mind. You cannot deny its magnetic pull and the confluence of cultures that makes it so cosmopolitan yet so rustic is something that will keep you mesmerised for a long long time.
An ancient town, known for its religious significance as one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, Pushkar has successfully managed to hold on to its old world charm as well as display its hospitality towards global tourists by blending into their cultures. It is only in Pushkar that I could see the locals catering to Indian Tourists as well as Foreigners with equal warmth and care.
I had been to Pushkar twice and this was my third time and this one is probably the most memorable of all other experiences I have had in Pushkar. This was the first time I won a Travel Contest conducted by Tripoto and sponsored by Skywaltz. Skywaltz is India’s first fully licensed and Government approved Hot Air Balloon Operation.
Tripoto keeps giving avid travellers wonderful opportunities to travel and explore, which is why I really love them. I had seen many such contests earlier as well but never really thought I could win one. Well, the Pushkar Mela Contest ran from the month of September to October (correct me if I am wrong.) Participants were supposed to write an account of their travel experiences in Rajasthan to qualify for the contest. I was luckily wayfaring across Udaipur and Jodhpur at that time and it was then that I realised this could be my chance.
The contest entitled the winners to experience a luxury camping or glamping experience as well as a Hot Air Balloon ride plus free meals for 2 nights and 3 days. What more could I need? I shared my travel experiences of Jodhpur the Blue City and then a miracle happened. I got a message on the Tripoto app as well as a mail from Tripoto informing me that I was the winner. It was amidst all the festivity of Durga Puja that this news came as an ultimate surprise and the people who may have seen my reaction at that moment must have surely thought I was insane.