Monday, October 19, 2015

Pushkar Mela is Worth Seeing

While in Rajasthan, don’t forget to enjoy the world’s largest camel fair in Pushkar, a tiny town attracts thousands of tourists because of various specialities involved. Every year, Pushkar Fair is celebrated with great vigour and enthusiasm by the locals of Rajasthan. Pushkar Mela embarks in Kartik Shukal Ekadasi and falls in the month of October – November. Notably, in 2015, the dates for the Pushkar festival are November 19-25. Pushkar festival takes place on the bank of Pushkar Lake. There are 52 bathing Ghats in the holy Pushkar Lake. During the fair these Ghats stay jam packed. It is believed that each of these ghats has their distinct features and powers to heal all kinds of sins and diseases.

The Pushkar Mela creates a stir among the tourists and pilgrims with its various awesome celebrations which no one can forget throughout his life. As a grand event in Rajasthan, Pushkar camel fair offers life oozing activities including the "matka phod", "longest moustache", and "bridal competition. The camel competition at Pushkar lures travellers into this charismatic fair.  During this mela, you will get chance to watch large number of exciting events, including livestock selling, exhibition of bracelets, jewellery, textiles, clothes, and many more. While in Pushkar, one should try camel safari. Camel safari opens up a new way to explore the vast the desert landscape.

Undoubtedly, the grand occasion of Pushkar festival offers a unique opportunity for the tourists to see the vibrant cultures and traditions of Rajasthan. While roaming around the great fair, don’t forget to purchase some traditional Rajasthani souvenirs such as ornaments, garments, footwear, patchwork, printed textiles and fabrics.  While moving in and around Pushkar, you can find numerous Israelis and a Jewish Community Centre set up by them. So Pushkar Mela is worth seeing because of various exciting events, traditional culture and palatable Rajasthani dishes cooked with rich Indian spices.   
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pushkar Camel Fair: A Hunting Ground for Photographers

Pushkar, a tiny town in Rajasthan becomes alive in every month of November with various activities, including camel riding, shooting, wheel rides, folk & classical music, moustache competition, etc. Notably, Pushkar Camel Fair is celebrated for five days from Kartik Ekadasi to Kartik Poornima. A small town, filled with beautiful temples, narrow streets and a picturesque lake has attracted most of the tourists and photographers across the world. You will find hundreds of photographers in every nook and cranny, taking thousands of photographs of this annual event. Its natural and serene atmosphere is worth experiencing.

Another event which is the center of attraction is the Pushkar Lake bath. People dip in the lake to instil positive thoughts in their mind. You can capture amazing shots during the event.

The advent of reasonably priced cameras, social media and the need to get the most number of ‘likes’ on Facebook bring  the masses to be a part and portion of the ‘Mela’ where you can see the world’s largest gathering of camels. Most of the photographers offer money to the turbaned men who were more than happy to pose for them.

The whole concept of capturing the atmosphere and spirit of the Pushkar Camel Fair is really interesting. Many photographers also want to capture the photos with different shapes and sizes, various patterns and colours. You must see various colours of hot air balloons where people are engaged in exhibiting their adventure quality and celebrating various occasions. Decorated camels, cattle, huge crowds of colourful people, exotic delicacies, hot air ballooning ride, shopping stalls, and various competitions have also influenced many photographers to take part in Pushkar Mela.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Best Balloon Safari Ride Destinations in India

In recent times, among all the adventurous activities, balloon safari ride has become one of the tremendous and exciting activities among tourists across the world. It has become an innovative and distinct way to explore the natural sceneries, breathtaking terrains and splendid landscapes. If you are an adventure admirer, get yourself ready to experience the best and most amazing balloon safari ride of your life.

Here is a list of some of the attractive destinations in India for such rides.

Rajasthan is perhaps a perfect and suitable venue to go on a balloon safari ride. While moving slowly over palaces and forts, you will realise the cultural glory of the Pink City. Going on a balloon trip can make your holiday extremely joyful.

If you are visiting Maharashtra, you have a great opportunity to see the beauty of Lonavala, the most favourite and magnificent hill station in the state. Take a birds’ eye view of the spectacular valleys, amazing cliffs and luscious lakes through balloon safari ride.

It is a perfect destination for honeymoon couples and party mongers. A balloon safari ride in Goa can make these moments even more worthwhile. Through balloon safari ride, you can enjoy the colourful landscapes and happening beaches of Goa. It is a beautiful location to spend the most lovable moments of your life.

For a relaxing time with your loved ones on a balloon safari rides, Karnataka is a renowned destination. While in a balloon safari ride, you can get the chance to see various caves, temples and rich cultural heritage of Hampi, the historical city of India.