Following the north exit of the city and only 5 or 6km. You can see sunsets real parades combined with animals. First there were monkeys and foxes, which quickly went past us right in front: After hundreds of birds of many breeds, and lastly a family of 4 of these animals but I never found out what they were named. While mom and the kids passed by, the father stood staring for a long time ... We did not move a finger. This issue was that it like a huge horse and we were scared for a while.
In this small town in India is the sacred lake. Thousands of pilgrims come here. The lake has a loudspeaker where prayers will not stop all day. The lake has many ghats, and to go to any of them, not all can be visited, you have to take your shoes off. On this site there is a scam, we were already aware of that and in the guide it commented upon it, so beware if they offer to hold a ceremony of respect for the dead, without paying, because then they want to charge you, and if not pay them is that you can cause trouble for you ... In one of the videos thereis such a character trying to convince us about the "ceremony", which we flatly refuse. Otherwise the site is spectacular.
In late November we celebrate the camel fair in Pushkar. A few weeks before, a there is a fair held that is a bit smaller. This is the one I went to: Dozens of stalls selling hundreds of camels, prepared and with makeup, careers, barracks, ..... It is a Purely local event, where you can see how people live in the area.
On the outskirts of Pushkar and on top of one of the mountains surrounding the city, is the Temple of Savitri. The views from here are not particularly nice, but the path to the top is. During the climb we passed many pilgrims who smiled and waved, singing "Ran Ran". Once at the top, there is a small temple and many monkeys (the first monkeys we saw on the whole trip). If you are spending a few days in Pushkar, it's worth the climb.
This temple dedicated to Lord Brahma is the only one in India and the world, hence its importance as a place of pilgrimage for followers of the Hindu religion. It is forbidden to take photos here, and it is quite small but worth looking inside and to carefully look at the statue of The Lord Brahma which is in the center of the temple, as well as the red chapel with its very characteristic architecture. From here you can enjoy beautiful views of the bazaar and the old part of the city. One of the faithful who was in the Ghat (one who didn't want to cheat us) recommended that we should go to the temple of Brahma after doing the ritual of picking flowers there and know God before the ceremony, is a curious rite but you must beware of scammers who try to make a business religious ceremony.
Pushkar and Ajmer Between are 2 prosperous cities in India, with many people. The height is more than 500m Above sea level and frequent rains make this area a breeding ground. Mika, my partner in Tokyo and I, rented a Pushkar for 2 euros a day , and we had a great couple of days. When we got to this area, we stopped at this lovely place that was empty, with only the wind moving the wheat, which was still green .... Suddenly, as if by magic, lots of kids and women appeared. They went out from under rocks and trees .... For us it was a unique chance to admire the costumes worn by the women, moved by the wind that gave the feeling of butterflies swarming around. And for most of them as it was the first time in their lives that they saw in a camera. My video camera has a small screen that I can give back, so that when I'm taking a photo you can see the same as I do ..., these were their faces of surprise ... ..
Pushkar has 2 distinct faces. The new one which is full of stores, restaurants, hostels, pensions and tourists followed by hundreds of thugs, and the old ... Where no one goes, unless someone tells you to. As recording in the new area was impossible without someone stealing the video camera we decided to record the old one where at least the neighbors do not get you. This city is the most visited by European and Japanese along with Varanasi, on the other side of the country, that is why it can be dangerous...., It is not the fault of the villagers honored but the tourists moving from one place to another in the country in the summer and winter seasons in the busiest tourist sites .... and what Pushkar is during the European summer months and in his famous camel fair back in November ...
A few days before we shot this video we saw that between the two cities there was a ton of truck traffic. So we decided to say Good morning to go to Ajmer where a congregation of Muslim pilgrims happened to be at the time. It didn't take more than five minutes. Just when we stopped a trucker who was accompanied by his son, the truth is that with Mika drivers stopped us right away, even before I share our journey together was much more difficult .... Anyway, the ride was fun, the two Hindu pope spoke neither English, so all were gestures and laughter. It lasted 25 minutes. Until we left the outskirts of the city of Ajmer, and hence a self-rickshaw (a type of taxi in India) we reached the city center that was full of People! You couldn't have even fit a pin in the middle of all those people.