Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pushkar, India

"Brahma dropped a lotus flower on earth, and Pushkar appeared."

Quite a lofty expectation, I'd say, for a place to live up to. Pushkar is both a favorite bohemian town for hippy-type backpackers, and a holy destination drawing countless Hindu pilgrims. It boasts one of the only Brahma temples in the world, and the rows of ghats situated around its small still lake makes for an enchanting place indeed.

Unfortunately, the main road is lined with so many tourist shops and eager touts that it's hard to really soak in the chill vibe. But we did enjoy a hike up to a hilltop temple and a hazy lake front sunset.

For more photos of Pushkar (and our presceding visit to Chittor), click HERE.

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