Many travellers find a haven here in Pushkar due to it’s shanti shanti (peaceful) atmosphere. Rajasthan can be chaotic , crazy, dirty and busy but this holy city makes you forget all that. It’s a moment of calm on your holiday adventure!
Don’t be surprised if this place makes you want to stay for longer than planned, it has that way about it. Sometimes I feel I could just make it home and live there! I simply love it!
I also love the friendly locals and many will be willing to chat or help you out. But, I would warn you to watch out for dodgy people trying to drag you off to the lake to ‘share the energies’. Not everyone is dodgy, but use common sense. If you feel uncomfortable in a situation, just say no.
It took me a while to get over my embedded British politeness here. Now, if I don’t like something I say so straight out. This includes people touching me or my hair and trying to drag me in their shop to see the same shit. No, I don’t want to give you my number or have a drink with you, sorry!! Yes, I smile and I’m nice but that doesn’t mean I want a future with you haha.
I’ve also started joking around about charging for selfies with guys now, I’m just done with it. Being here for 12 months it starts to take a toll. It starts out as one picture then turns into 10 with 4 other friends who want one too. God knows where some of my pictures have ended up!! Of course, I’m not evil. I take pictures with families and ladies if they want one as they’re not as seedy!!
Always have time for a picture with this babe though!