Nothing beats the feeling of being on a trip and waking up all fresh and alive after a relaxing long sleep. It was 6 in the morning and there he was -Logan, jumping all over the bed and occasionally trying to wake us up so he could go out and play.
The mornings were so appealing that we didn't miss our early morning walks even for a single day while we were there. The mornings were as refreshing as a cup of tea/coffee , getting you wide awake and you realise this is how it is done - birds chirping, blooming flowers, people in fields already on their jobs, women picking out veggies for the day straight from the fields, the fresh dew prevailed throughout the ground and overall there was this enchanting aroma in the morning breeze - I doubt if it can be explained in words.
The resort provided a simple and light yet fulfilling buffet for breakfast that too at a nominal cost. We spent a good amount of time enjoying our breakfast outdoors with a pristine view and mild sunshine. The resort provides seating arrangements in the lawn to enjoy meals, which is quite impressive as the setup is quite naturistic and unique from the regular eateries.
The resort provides a gorgeous and cozy pool for the inmates and we could not resist to try the same , so we hit the pool before heading out to the streets again. We spent almost 1-2 hours in pool without even realising.
Post the powerful start to our day, we decided to hit the main spots in Pushkar which included visit to the only Brahma Temple in the world. The temple has got a lake in the premises which is considered to be paragon for completing the religious rites and post cremation processions. A dip in this holy lake is considered to cleanse one's sins and provide protection from skin diseases . The lake has got a good amount of marine life which is clearly visible from the lake shoreline.
Along the stretch from the temple starts the huge Pushkar market where you can find plenty of shops with unique and defined items to take home - garment shops, fresh spices , household items, traditional crockeries , fancy and royal home decor items, traditional and antique model swords , Sterling silver jewellery, handmade jewellery ,wooden jewellery, authentic jute bags , and not to forget the Attar (aka Ittar) shops - providing a whole new world of scents and oil based natural perfumes with flavours and combinations which is very unique from the common ones we get in cans. We got 3-4 types of these mystical scents including some of the pushkar special combo scents. the prices are quite nominal and also the packaging is quite compact and in ready to use roll on miniature bottles. Not to forget the wide range of cafe and rooftop restaurants providing the local delicacies as well as western cuisines.
One can spend 2-3 hours without even realising as the market stretch grows colourful towards dusk and provides a lot for your naked eyes to cherish. After spending 3-4 hours in the streets we called it quit for the day and walked our way out towards the resort.
Thankfully Countryside resort provides a very good range of traditional delicacies to sooth the tummy post such an engaging day (P.S - malai kofta and dal fry is a must try, one of the best we have ever had).