Sadhu Faces and life in and around Pushkar

October 19, 2016  •  1 Comment
In Hinduism, a sādhu is a religious ascetic or holy person. The sādhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final aśrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Sādhus often wear saffron -coloured clothing, symbolising their sannyāsa (renunciation). This way of life is open to women; the femal...
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Pushkar Camel Fair - Rajasthan

October 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Master Paradise Hotel was a welcome site out of the dusty roads and as soon as we checked in we were off to do a recci the streets of the town of Pushkar. We walked through the many market streets all the way down to the Lake. It was bustling with a very exciting atmosphere as we were lucky to be here during the yearly Pushkar Camel Fair (October-N...
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An Exciting Jeep Safari - Marwari Horses, Pipar Village, Wild Life and Block Printing

August 22, 2016  •  1 Comment
After we dropped our things off, our jeep safari arrived and soon we were bounding out to the Marwar Villages where they breed the Marwari Horses. Below are photos of the incredible Marwari Horses. These horses are native to this region of India and they are known for their hardiness. A unique feature of these horses are their inward-turning ear...
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Fort Kherjarla and Village Life

August 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Our next destination was the 400 year old heritage property, Fort Kherjarla which is 53 miles from Jodhpur and will take us on our way to Pushkar. We stopped several times on the way when photographic opportunities presented themselves like this goat herd. It was wonderful to meet the people in the villages. They were extremely curious about our...
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The Blue City

August 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
During the six hour drive to Jodhpur we found our road weaving through the Aravalli Mountains believed to be the oldest existing mountains in the world and protects Rajasthan from the rough Thar desert. We were told that leopards and tigers are common here but we were lucky only to encounter the black faced monkeys that came up to our mini-bus with...
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