Day 13 - Sunday, 17 February 2013 - Jaipur / Pushkar
17.02.2013 - 17.02.2013
Sleep in this morning (hurrah!) - after our big night of being Indian princesses and left Jaipur at 9am for the three hour drive to Pushkar. Good road all the way with one toilet stop. Pushkar is a relatively small town with the only Brahman Temple in India. It is a totally vegetarian / no alcohol town and we had a vegetarian lunch at a totally ornate restaurant where I bought some Christmas tree decorations. Also had a mango lassie with my lunch. We then did a 1km walk through the town bazaar and bought some silk scarves and tote bags. The bazaar was the usual hysterical narrow street with cows, dogs, pigs, camels, cars, trucks, motor bikes, tuc tucs, kids, beggars, men and women and lots of alternative lifestylers with dreadlocks. This is the first time we have seen a lot more Westerners than Indians.
When we arrived at the Brahman Temple, no one wanted to go in as it meant we had to take our shoes off and leave all our bags outside. I hope Yogi wasn't too disappointed. We hopped on the bus and checked in to our hotel. It isn't the Rambagh Palace but is quite lovely just the same. The reception area is very Balinese and so are the rooms. Very nice.
There is a drumming display on this afternoon which is very loud but worth a look.
Nice group dinner and into bed for a very early start tomorrow!