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Soul Searching In Pushkar | Travel Diary | Day 1

Soul Searching In Pushkar | Travel Diary | Day 1 Posted on January 11, 201847 Comments

 Pushkar is a small town located in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan, about 7-8 hours away from Delhi which was the exact distance that I needed from my city and my work! It’s been over a year since I’ve been working without really taking a break and that did take its toll on my mental health. You know how people say that they travel to escape? That’s exactly what I did. I escaped from the chaos of the city and the chaos that was my mind and I’m going to tell you straight away that it helped!

I didn’t plan this vacation at all, I just knew that I was going to visit a new town and that was it! Treebo hotels were generous enough to host me on their beautiful property, Treebo Pushkar Legacy. Having the stay fixed was the best part of this trip but I’ll talk about that a little later. What drew me to the town was the peace and the beauty that surrounded that place. My parents and I were looking for a quiet place where we could just unwind and relax and Pushkar was just that, and now that I think about it, so much more.

                  

It has a very interesting story behind its inception(found in the Padma Purana, Srstikhanda, Chapter 17). You can read the whole story here. It’s the city where Lord Brahma resides. The beautiful lake of Pushkar is the very form of Lord Brahma and tourists from around the globe come to visit this Dham. I’m not a very spiritual person but there definitely was something about the Pushkar lake that felt holy and calming. One does need to beware of scams in the name of worship.

My first day at Pushkar started on a very touristy note. We hired a guide and an auto driver(that’s the best way to commute apparently) who were to take us to the Brahma Ghat(Pushkar Lake) and the Brahma temple. Let’s just say that we would’ve done much better without the two 😛 The city is best explored on foot(that is if you’re not traveling with older people who might get exhausted real quick) and with our trusted GPS system.

 

After having a hearty lunch, we visited the ghat(where we prayed to and for our ancestors), and then went out to explore the market. And you guys know by now that I love that part 😛 It was a small market(nothing compared to the likes of Sarojini) but had its own charm. Bright orange and red, readymade turbans were seen as far as the eye went coupled with some beautiful handmade decor items. My favorites were the wooden elephants and camels. I came across a cute little store and picked up a very gypsy looking palazzo set(summer wear though), then I found this amazing handicraft store and spent about 1-2 hours there just to buy a couple of bags and to do a hell lot of bargaining(those guys are tough, I tell you). It was all worth it, I bought some beautiful things and an amazing jacket(will share soon) along with something for you guys! Keep an eye on my Instagram profile for that hehe.

 

                        

OUTFIT DETAILS – Mom’s Kurti worn as a dress – Shopper’s Stop; Ballerina’s – Street Style Store; Bag – Westside; Sunglasses – Screaming Nayan(Instagram); Earrings – Sabhyata 

                                                                    

                               

We also visited Out Of The Blue Cafe because a friend suggested it and I’m so glad she did. The Cafe has a beautiful rooftop setting with the view of the entire ghat. It was one of the most beautiful views on a beautiful evening. I had the banana, Nutella pancake, and some coffee. It was delicious! There was something about the vibe of the Cafe that calmed my nerves and the chants playing in the background that helped me relax even more.

   After a very active first day at Pushkar, we went back to the comfort of our hotel. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful! We stayed at the Maple room(their finest) and it was absolutely delightful.I remember us stuffing our faces with some yum Dal Baati Choorma at the hotel restaurant and then stuffing some more food at breakfast the next day. (We literally slept for about 12 hours and there were no complaints!) That’s it for this post, I’ll share the details of the second day in the next post! I also visited Ajmer for a day, will be sharing those details too! Hope you had fun reading this post, let me know what you think in the comment section below or drop me a message on my Facebook/Instagram page!

Lots of love,

Lilmissgurung❤

47 thoughts on “Soul Searching In Pushkar | Travel Diary | Day 1

  1. Want to know mmore about how do u take care of ur hair and…. Hair styles… Nd ur dressing… U be my favourite blogger

  2. Heyy, Shraddha Di❤ I would love to see articles which are motivating and aspiring. Eg, chasing our dreams and living them. To live our life and something which is positive. How to rejuvenate ourself, etc.
    And ofcourse, beauty tips and reviews. Hair care tips too😭 Please please can we have hair care tips? 🙈
    Awaiting motivational articles from you. Love you❤

  3. Hello Miss Gurung,

    Love the blog. The next I would love to read about your independent journey and how you ended up in popxo.
    My insta id is foodnsmiles
    Twitter foodnsmile
    facebook richa mundhra

  4. Just loved this one 😍 can u post ur transformation from a simple bubbly girl to miss internet sensation, styling diva….. ?

  5. Hi Shraddha…. I just loved your blog. I just love how you have a great taste of fashion and beauty….I want you to guide us with more such beauty and fashion hacks . Love you❤🌈

  6. OMG SHRADDA ! This one is put down so nicely. Have seen you on popxo from day one. You’ve been great and the growth was tremendous. In this young age seeing you inspiring everyone is heart warming <3
    Would love to get some skin care tips from you. Your skin is flawless.
    Keep the gpod work comin. Loads of love hun.

  7. Hello ma’am… You are doing a fabulous job .next i want to read about your explorers in fashion beauty and especially about your style only.

    Insta id_ gurlyzone
    Fb = bhavii goyal

  8. Hey Shraddha!
    I love your personal fashion sense /.style and love the way how u can carry different looks effortlessly!
    Next in your blog I would love to read about what products or ways you’re using for maintaining your hair after coloring it!

  9. Naturally I don’t read blogs but sometimes I read the fashion blogs. For this giveaway I came to know travel blogs can be described that much beautifully. And all the pictures are so so beautiful and the way you flaunted your hair with this semi traditional outfit I just lovveeeee it!
    And next I want to read something motivational. Cause I have been thinking for so long to creat my own channel on YouTube but I can’t get the confidence.

  10. Hey I love ur blog and the way u write and ur content really amazing I love ur ideas and thinking .. I really like the transformation of clothes which u created with mom Kurtis I also love to try once .. your blog are very interesting to read and u know what I saw Pushkar through ur blog I really enjoyed while reading and I would love to go that roof top cafe .. and one last thing I love ur smile u have an amazing smile keep smile always ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  11. Hey shraddha💕
    Firstly, great work on your blog.
    I have always wanted to be different, stand out from the crowd, and you have been the perfect example and inspiration for me😊
    Besides that, i would love to read about your journey into blogging and how popxo happened to you, how it helped you grow!
    Also, i guess we all would love to know some of the daily hair care routines you follow for those long, luscious locks of yours

    Lots of love💕
    Anushmita Gogoi

  12. Hey shraddha 😊
    I would love to read more about travelling exeperience. Or if you have ever travelled solo. Please do write something on solo women travellers 😊

  13. Hey shraddha, u r one of my favourite bloggers. U explain things so well. I would love to read next frm u a guide for innerwear for all types of dresses because I just can’t find the right through internet so I think a fashionista like u cn surely give precise guide. Thanx.

  14. Hey Shraddha.. just as beautiful piece of writing as your pictures.❤️ Would love to read your blogs and posts on budget funky jewellery shopping in Delhi.😍
    IG handle: hashtagarima

  15. Want to see the agra blog #giveaway ❤
    Mam your pictures were spectacular … and your beauty were adorned with the beauty of the scenario that i couldnt decide whether to look at you or the scenario behind you ….. thank you soo much for the description of pushkar … got to know alot from it … 🌸

  16. Hello doll💙 I adore you ma’am coz you are the perfect blend of wit, beauty, bubblyness, humanity and sense of humour.
    I want to see some more travel blogs coz now I can’r afford travelling but can get some idea though😉 And some pocket-friendly beautt and fashion tips coz now I am just a student and earn for my own and mum’s wishes by teaching.
    Love you!❤

  17. I’d like to read something about how to have a healthier and motivating lifestyle… Also anything on skin care on budget for young adults

  18. So much in love with your cuteness❤ will love you see more of your amazing blogs from other parts of the country … and this one really was fabulous to read and you made see your pictures again and again!
    Love and power to you sass💚💥

  19. Hey shraddha! I once read your vlog regarding what part of your life is being shared onto instagram! I really liked the thing when you said that we people should not compare our grid to that of others! I found it really motivational.So I think now you should start a series or so of inspirational vlogs!

  20. Hey shraddha!!! This is by far my most favorite post of yours because your hair look lovely… & Not to miss that cute smile on your face.. I would want to see more on products reviews since you own so many you might have a better idea about them & comparing them.. thanks..

  21. You can see the desperation and fan hood of how desperately I want to win this. Right?
    No? Areeee, it is my second comment on this post but this ia for giveaway 3 so, I am hoping that this will will be counted for giveaway 3.

    Topic: Ummmm, right more DIY clothing posts, OOTD posts because I love them.

  22. I will like to read more skin care and reviews and I love your style .. so style tips on more affordable wardrobe for us college going girls..

  23. Hey
    Loved the blog💞 It is so relatable in the sense that we all need just an escape to get rid of our stress and appreciate the life that we have. You have written it so well. Keep up the good work👍
    Also, you look stunning.
    I would like to read about your journey as a blogger and how you ended up at Popxo.

  24. hello, the next thing that I wanna read about is, what you think is the most valuable way to contribute to the society? how you do or wish to donate to the less fortunate??
    About travel – what do you think is the most peaceful place you’ve ever visited?
    About fashion – what do you think about the Indian clothing, what is significant about clothing from your hometown. Do you think Indian clothing traditions are slowly diminishing as more and more people these days want to westernise?
    About beauty – do you think the way we look really matters? If someone has loads of acne and they feel under-confident, what would you say to them?

  25. Hey Shraddha Di!! I just love your blogs! I just wanted to se some hair and skin related blog next from you! Love you❤💙 you are really beautiful!

  26. Hey Shraddha! Love your work! Can you please do a post about makeovers or reinventing your looks?? I badly need some suggestions!! Keep growing, keep glowing!! Xoxox

  27. Hi shradha.. hw r u n uncle aunty? U might not remember me but I m sure u n ur parents won’t forget my lill girl jiski nani golu mama k pas rehti hai… hahaha… kuch yaad aaya?? Yeah I m shweta.. we were copassenger in shatabdi exp frm delhi to Ajmer… one day shivanjali was remembering u all n tabhi mujhe yaad aaya ki u r a blogger so I cld finally find u here… all the best to u n convey my regards to uncle aunty… it was nice meeting u all.

  28. Hi Shraddha
    I visited Puskhar during school trip in 8th class . And I agree with u its a beautiful place especially Brahma temple and all delicacies at shops around. I love your outfit as it is perfect blend of western plus Indian. ❤😀
    Lots of love!!!

  29. Hey! Ur blog posts are awesome and I love to read ur blog😍 U describe everything very beautifully 💕 The next I would love to read about ”Accessories you must have in your wardrobe”.

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