lago sacro di pushkar

We finally arrived to Pushkar, the city where holiness and magic mix together. One of the main attraction in Pushkar is the holy lake. His beauty and peace left me breathless. But there are a couple of things you should be aware of before to visit it.

  1. You need to take off your shoes to access to the lake, which is not a problem. The problem comes when you realize that it’s full of cows poop everywhere inside the holy area. I’m not a picky girl but I mean, I would have preferred to know it in order to prepare myself.
  2. Locals try to take advantage of the notoriety of the lake among tourists. They often set up fake celebrations practised by Hindi priests in order to persuade us poor stupid tourists to pull out some money for a God’s blessing. They basically make you believe you need to pay, if you want your family to be in health for life. Who would never believe that right?? Pfff, of course not me. But yeah I did pay. For God’s sake, these priests can be so sneaky!

As you can imagine I gave my friends the perfect excuse to make fun of me for the rest of the trip together….Shame on me!

This is the perfect portray of us! Obviously I was the one behind the camera struggling to have a picture all together, Raghu and Vale were focusing on something else and Sanchit that was visibly not feeling like to take photos but was still the only one smiling to the camera.

I want to thank all of them. Sanchit first for being so patient with me and doing my cicero for days. He knew so many things about all the sites we were visiting, I’m still wondering how he could answer to all my questions. I learnt a lot from him and I probably never thanked him for that, so I’ll do it now… Better late than never!

And then I want to thank all them, included Vale, Raghu because they helped me, maybe without noticing it, to build up my confidence to start travelling alone without fright and prejudices.

I left Italy with my head full of  preconceptions about India and his people. It was time to let them fall down and to fully enjoy my solotrip.