Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

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Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

The Mela Spiritual Walk was scheduled to start at 8:00am. Unfortunately, the rain started at 8:05. It poured hard for an hour and then eased into a light rain that lasted most of the day. While it chased off most of the participants, these hardy souls completed the march circling the town in a winding route that passed by most of the major temples in Pushkar.

 

Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

 

Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

 

Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

 

Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

 

Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

 

Photos: A Rainy Parade in Pushkar, India

 

 

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Dmitrii November 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

These photos are fantastic!

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Thanks so much!

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Savaari November 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Although there were rain, but still people enjoyed the Pushkar parade. That is really appreciating. Nice pics you have clicked.

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm

It was wonderful — despite the rain, everyone was having a good time.

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Kirsty November 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Nice pictures, the paper masks are cool

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Heh, I thought they were Sesame Street characters at first ;)

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Natalie LoveYouPlanet November 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Very colorful photos! I can imagine how it was in real)

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm

It was fun. Judging by the amount of foot traffic before the rain, though, I think it would have been 4-5 times bigger.

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm

It was kind of wet ;)

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ayngelina November 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

Love the masks, the rain didn’t seem to spoil your photos at all.

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marylouise November 19, 2010 at 2:23 am

WES YOUR PHOTOS ARE A JOY TO BEHOLD! THEY CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF PUSHKAR AS WELL AS THE RAINBOW OF

DEVOTION FROM THE DEVOTEES.

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Thanks, Marylouise! I couldn’t hope for higher praise than that :)

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Al Dennis November 19, 2010 at 4:16 am

Nice photos, Wes. That new camera of yours is working out well. I plan to be in Pushkar for the camel fair in 2011. I read that it is very difficult to get lodging during the fair and that it can cost 10 X the usual rate. Did you find this to be true? I travel much as you do, staying in cheap places, so wonder where is a good pace to stay etc. Thanks for any info you can provide

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I’d definitely recommend reserving a place in advance, but prices don’t seem to be as bad as they used to. The terrorist attacks in Bombay in ’08 have really hurt the tourist scene here and the wide-spread economic woes have made it worse. Most backpacker places I checked here were asking for 700-800 rupees a night, a little more than double the normal rate. I found a place for 500 a night (Ambika Guesthouse) but it’s pretty basic (and noisy). The guidebooks still say 5x or 10x the normal rate but I haven’t seen that. There’s a *lot* of hotels here and much less traffic, so prices aren’t what they used to be.

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Herb November 19, 2010 at 7:32 am

What that festival needed was a wet lungi contest, and the gods were happy to oblige.

“These colors don’t run.” Last place in the Pushkar motto contest.

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wes November 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Haha! Yes, the gods definitely came through on that one. I had to wade through foot deep water to get back to my hotel…

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Sarah November 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Impressive shots! ice photo essay.

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wes November 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Thanks, Sarah :)

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Chris - The Aussie Nomad November 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Those are some awesome shots mate, so much color.

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wes November 22, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Thanks, mate!

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Matt November 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Stunning photos mate – love the large resolution.

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dkr November 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

that last picture is sexy.

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wes November 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Yes, it is.

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Mark November 25, 2010 at 9:07 am

Now, why can’t my camera “cooperate” and work with me to create such inspiring images?? LOL! Wes, these are some amazing shots! I love the one with the ladies and the clay pots!! Great job!! Happy Travels!

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wes November 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Thanks, Mark!

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