When I started to follow my travelling passion I was exploring himlayan treks and mountains. but this time I thought to take a break from mountains and go into roots of traditional, cultural and spritiual India and there is no doubt Rajashthan is the best best place to get the real glimps of it.
It was Holi festival and I had no intention to miss to witness the world famous International Holi festival of Pushkar.
After watching some vedios in YouTube of Pushkar's Holi festival, my crave to be here got double.
So I booked my bus tickets to Pushkar for immediately. It was three day trip from 20th to 22th March.
On 19th March 2019 11:30pm I boarded from Gurugram. This was 9hours long overnight journey by road. On 20th March 9:15 am, I put my feet in land of PushkarRaj ( known as pushkarRaj for holiest place for Hindu).
Since online accommodation were completely sold out so I had to search for place to stay there. After several attempts and negotiation I got a worthy place. It was a homestay. During search of accommodation I roamed in narrow streets of PushkarRaj and so how I well versed with geography of this town.
It was afternoon 12:00 PM and Weather of quite warm around 30'C outside so I decided to take rest and save energy for evening.
In evening around 4:00 pm I left my room. I roamed arround the Pushkar lake and it's Ghaats (Mukti Ghat, varah Ghar, Gau Ghat) There are total 52 Ghats in Pushakar lake.
I got amazed after knowing this fact that a lake can also have so many Ghaats. I got chance to watch soulfillig performance on drums by foreign devotees near Ghats and temples.
We can see such similar performance by young people most of them are Israeli's, Swedish and Russian who come and stay here for month long to practice the peace, yoga and spritiual acitivites.
After taking blessings in one and only Brahma temple of world I check out the local market and shops.
Pushkar's market is quite cheap , living and negotiable too.
There are also lots of Good cafes and local reastaurant where one can enjoy all variety of food and drinks. Israeli food is speaciality of almost all cafes. Niravan cafe and Rock heart cafe was one my favorite location to chill.
I was so much happy and lost into this city that I forgot I am here for most amazing India festival celebration which is still awaiting ..Holi.
From locals I got to know that Holika Dahan ritual was arranged in Central market of Pushakar. A huge crowd had already been reached before time of Dahan (9:15pm).
There were band groups, drum groups and various artists who were making surrounding so electrify that a non dancers could not ressist himself to make moves .. and I was the one.
This celebration continued till late night 1:00AM. The energy there was so amazing that there was no sign of tiredness even after dancing 4-5 hours long.
I got back to my stay and went for sleep as I had go for trek to Savitri temple early in next morning.