An Enchanting Trip To Pushkar with InFocus Turbo 5

Top Reasons Why One Should Visit Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar

Lakes have such an ethereal quality about them that I never fail to fall in love with them again and again whenever I visit them. Be it the mystical lakes in the mountainous regions of the Himalayas like the Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim, India, the seemingly endless Lake Kivu in Rwanda in East Africa, the many picturesque lakes of Switzerland like Lake Lucerne or the heavenly lake Pushkar in Rajasthan, India.

Top Reasons Why One Should Visit Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar

So it was no wonder that a combination of my own will and destiny conspired to pull me back to the enthralling lake at Pushkar within just seven months of visiting it. It was actually a business visit that had drawn me to Jaipur, Rajasthan but I could not resist the pleasure of traveling in a tangent to play a quick visit to Pushkar which is about 145 kilometers from Jaipur. Being an insatiable traveler who is always on the lookout for new experience and opportunities to capture them on camera, I am usually seen toting my DSLR, but on this trip, I had failed to carry my DSLR. Fortunately, my InFocus Turbo 5 came to the rescue and was up to the task. I was worried if the battery would sustain my erratic and hectic schedule as I had not been able to charge it for some time, but the battery proved to be a life saver, lasting for two days!

The InFocus Turbo 5 indeed ensured that this trip of mine to Pushkar was something special and enabled me to freeze some lovely memories of my whirlwind Pushkar trip for posterity.

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar

Pushkar lake fascinates me for two reasons, one, because for its long and interesting history and the second, its pristine and enchanting waters. This lake dates back to 4th century BC and beyond. It is one of the holiest lakes according to Hindu scriptures and is associated with Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of creation for whom a temple is dedicated.

Pushkar

The origin of the Pushkar lake in Hindu mythology is attributed to Lord Brahma who used his weapon which was a lotus flower to kill a demon who had been terrorizing people. In the process, the lotus flower fell to earth and springs of water gushed out from the spot where it fell. The water springs then gave rise to a lake which came to be known as Pushkar. “Pushpa” in Sanskrit means flower and “Kar” means hand, thus the name Pushkar, a combination of these two words.

Brahma Temple

Pushkar

The Brahma temple at Pushkar is one of the very few temples where Lord Brahma is worshiped. The original temple is supposed to have been built more than 2000 years ago. But the current structure that stands as the Brahma temple in Pushkar dates back to the 14th century. There is a total of over 500 temples that surround the Pushkar lake and mornings are indeed sublime at the ghats of the Pushkar lake as the melody of hundreds of temple bells merge with mellifluous sacred chants of the Vedas, creating an aura of divine bliss that can only be experienced and not described.

The Pushkar Fair

Pushkar

An annual colorful extravaganza that draws travelers in hordes is the Pushkar Camel fair also known as the Pushkar Camel Festival which is a camel and other domesticated animals market, where these animals are bought and sold. The camels look their colorful and enticing best. The 5-day long festival also includes camel races, exhibitions, and stalls selling stuff from colorful trinkets to local food stuff. The fair takes place on the banks of the Lake Pushkar and the region is awash in a splash of color, the women folk in their bright traditional dresses, the colorful turbans of the men, the gaily decorated camels, all merge together to form a kaleidoscopic spectacle. Of course, I was too early for the fair, this year it is scheduled for 23rd October and 4th November 2017, but I managed to capture a few vignettes of the streets of Pushkar, including a colorfully bedecked camel blushing as I clicked it.

Pushkar

I spent an enchanting but short time in Pushkar and was once again enthralled by the spiritual energy of the place. As I sat on a bench on one of the Ghats, gazing at the still waters of the lake, a strange calm descended on me and I felt my mind being cleansed magically and for some magic moments bereft of thought. I was brought back reluctantly from another plane by the ringing of my mobile phone.

I looked at my InFocus Turbo 5 and smiled to myself, the phone had stood by me on this trip with its reliable battery and had helped me capture some endearing pictures to cherish for a lifetime.

InFocus Turbo5

This mobile with its massive 5,000 mAH battery had put s an end to all the battery woes!

Interesting facts about Pushkar

  • It is also known as tirtha-raj, which literally means the king of pilgrim sites
  • Brahma temple is one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world
  • It is called ‘The Rose Garden of Rajasthan’, due to the widely prevalent flower farming in and around this place. The flowers are exported around the world
  • The annual Pushkar Camel Fair is a highly-rated travel experience
  • The Pushkar International Balloon Festival takes places during the annual Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Since Pushkar borders the Thar desert, one can opt for Camel safari or Jeep safari
  • Ajmer, famous for  the shrine of Sufi saint name Moinuddin Chishti also known as Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah is at a distance of 16 kilometers from here
  • It is amidst the Aravalli range of hills

Pushkar

Pushkar would stay in my mind for a long, long time, till destiny once again would weave its web and pull me to this sacrosanct place. I would of course rush to the place like a lovelorn lover running to meet his long estranged beloved.

But yes, I will not forget to take along my trusted InFocus Turbo 5 which has some distinctive features which are indeed value for money, these are:

  • Powerful 5000 mAh battery
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Fingerprint mobile
  • VoLTE Smartphone
  • 4G Mobile
  • Comfortable screen size (5.2)
  • Exclusive and classy color Mocha Gold
  • Lightness of the design despite its powerful performance

The InFocus Turbo 5 – a mobile with high-end features but within the budget can be checked out on Amazon.

Which water body, Lake, river, stream, the sea has touched your heart and endeared itself to you and you want to go back again and again?

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31 thoughts on “An Enchanting Trip To Pushkar with InFocus Turbo 5

  1. Yogi Saraswat Reply

    Very beautiful post . The Brahma Temple is very beautiful and looks in same colour as it was in 2001.

  2. Swayam Tiwari Reply

    I loved the camel which was sitting contently. What was he thinking?
    Didn’t know the significance of Pushkar word, thanks for pointing that out.
    Isn’t Pushkar more than 100 kilometers from Jaipur? Ajmer itself is 90 plus from the Pink City. Or am I mistaken?

  3. Jeanette Reply

    I love all your pictures! You bring that part of the world to life! I LOVE how colorful it is there! I would love to explore there myself! VERY pretty!

  4. Patricia Reply

    Wow, this is gorgeous, and your InFocus Turbo 5 (and you) did a great job capturing Pushkar Lake and its surroundings. I’d love to see it in real life — especially the camel fair and the balloon fair! And the notion of the temple bells ringing in the mornings sounds particularly magical. I can see why you love the place!

  5. Betty Reply

    I love the clear, beautiful water in Pushkar in your pictures! It makes super serene and peaceful, love it! Looks like a great place to visit!

  6. candy Reply

    Love looking at all your photo of this different and amazing place The one with the camel and the colorful mat on his back is so pretty. Looks amazing.

  7. Megan Indoe Reply

    Wow, Pushkar Lake looks so serene and beautiful. I would love to enjoy a spot with a view of that! You’re constantly introducing me to places in India I didn’t know about and have been giving me a strong desire to stop what I’m doing and go to India now! It’s going to be so difficult to choose where to go when we do go!

  8. Pam Wattenbarger Reply

    Pushkar Lake looks so mesmerizing. I love the look of all the buildings reflecting off the water. Such amazing history there, too.

  9. Ali Rost Reply

    I work remotely with a number of people from India and it’s a place I hope to visit one day. Pushkar in Rajasthan would definitely be stop on my list. I’d love to see the The Rose Garden of Rajasthan and visit Pushkar Camel Fair! (I’m curious what one does at a camel fair) x

  10. My Teen Guide Reply

    Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful country! I dream of visiting India one day and be able to see all these places.

  11. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits Reply

    What a beautiful lake and I find it unique since it is surrounded by beautiful modern buildings. I also like the fact the they maintain the cleanliness of the lake despite the modern buildings and people that surrounds it. The history of lake seemed to be really an interesting one. The temple looks so stunning and the design is truly one of a kind. Thank you so much for unmasking another beautiful destination for us to enjoy.

  12. adriana Reply

    These pictures are absolutely incredible!! I have always wanted to go to India – there’s so much history to see and explore and it’s one of those bucket list items! I’ll be saving this so when I get there (one day!) I can refer back!! Great guide!

  13. Claire Summers Reply

    I’m amazed that you were able to take these images on a phone camera! This phone looks amazing. I’m so sad it’s not available in the USA. I would 100% be getting one if it was.

  14. Vibeke Reply

    Pushkar looks charming and beautiful. I love all the colors in your photos. I would love to check it out. I love your images. 😃

  15. candy Reply

    O no!!! How could you forget your DSLR!??!? 🙂 Good thing your “InFocus Turbo 5” took awesome photos. I too love lakes and visited a couple last year. I wish I had looked more into the history of the lakes like you did. It’s fascinating that Pushkar Lake dates back to 4th century BC!

  16. Paige W Reply

    That lake looks incredibly peaceful. There are so many things I’m dying to see in India. You’ve introduced me to many unique places on your blog! I love all the bright colors and I know that awful feeling of forgetting your DSLR!

  17. Bonnie G Reply

    You took really nice beautiful photos. Looks like a lovely place to visit. So captivating.

  18. Emily Reply

    That temple is stunning! The colors here are so vibrant and I love the different architecture, great pictures.

  19. neha Reply

    You have captured the beauty of Pushkar very well. I was in Jaipur couple of years back but didnot get time to visit here. Although I have to. Maybe sometimes soon…the story behind the origin of it’s name and the various ancient temples that it has is indeed very fascinating

  20. SindhuMurthy Reply

    It took a while for me to realize that the pics were taken with a handheld phone. Infocus Turbo5 does seem to be an awesome phone with good camera. Battery life of 2 days? I m already searching about the phone on the stores now 🙂

  21. Kathi Reply

    Pushkar was by far my favourite place in Pushkar when I visited India two years ago. I loved how quiet it was and all the beautiful jewellery shops! Also the rooftop restaurants were so relaxing! Can’t wait to go back!

  22. Punita Malhotra Reply

    Have you been to Pushkar during the camel fair? Recently, it seems to have gained a lot of popularity. The day picture of the blue lake is beautiful.

  23. Suruchi Reply

    Pushkar Lake and Brahma temple both are fascinating. We too like going to Pushkar and Ajmer, whenever we are in Rajasthan. The Chandartal lake in Himachal is really special and has fascinated us the most.

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