Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3

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Day 3

Pushkar, after all the hussle bussle of the city, finally a quiet place.

We arrived here on the 3rd day.

Photo of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Shashank Sinha

The only Brahma temple of our country is in Pushkar. We arrived at the temple at the stroke of noon and learnt it was closed during lunch hours.

We waited outside the temple. Soon a long queue formed, however, in 10 minutes everyone was within the temple premises.

Photography is not allowed inside the temple, so you'll have to compose the shutter bug in you.

Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha
Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha

From the temple, to the Pushkar Lake. An year ago, I couldn't feed the pigeons, but I made sure I got the time to do it in this visit. I was lucky to even shoot a 360 deg panorama of the lake along with the pigeons in one spherical frame!

Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha
Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha
Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha

Strolling in the Pushkar Bazar

There is no shortage of handicraft or leather items (made from camel) in the market. In the off-season there is no rush here and you can shop without much hassle.

Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha

The colours of Pushkar.

Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha

Yes, many foreigners can be seen in Pushkar. They have taken a liking towards the culture the small town has to offer.

Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha
Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha

Dargah Sharif

Devotees flood the street leading to Khwaja Saheb. From any shop of your choosing you can buy the"Chadar" to be offered to the mosque.

Also, you can request the same shopkeepers to retain your shoes/slippers till the time you are in Dargah. If you buy something from them they don't mind in helping out this way.

Otherwise Rs 10 per pair is charged.

Photo of Dargah Sharif Ajmer, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India by Shashank Sinha
Photo of Dargah Sharif Ajmer, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India by Shashank Sinha

A quick selfie outside the entrance of Dargah.

Photo of Rajasthan Diaries - A 7 day trip - Holy Call in Ajmer and Pushkar - Part 3 by Shashank Sinha

Since the temple, mosque and the lake is open for everyone, this outing involved zero cost based on places covered.

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