After the pretty chill train ride we "just had to drive through a mountain" (to quote my tour guide) and we were in Pushkar, which is a pretty chill place in low season. It's not massive, there's not many tourists and it's a Hindu holy town, because of it's holy lake, which means no alcohol and no meat which meant finding food was very easy for me.
After an hour ride on these camels my legs had gone almost completely numb, but that was also cool because we just went and watched magic and dance shows by the people living in the desert area here and ate some really really good food. We also tried on local dress and danced but I'm trying to forget that happened because we all just looked (and felt) completely ridiculous.
And on the ride back to our hotel (in a car) our driver stopped in the middle of nowhere and left us for about half an hour without telling us where he'd gone. Which was slightly horror movie-esque but we did survive, he came back.
The next day it was another beautiful 4:30 am start so we could walk up 600 steps up Ratnagiri Hill. My asthma wasn't my friend that day but I did make it, last, up the hill panting a lot. The view and watching the monkeys as the sun rose was totally worth it though.
Then we visited the Brahma temple which was super beautiful, went shopping and explored a bit more.
So that's it for this first India travel post, in the next one I'm off to Jaipur so come back next Friday for that. Though my next post is on Tuesday so watch out for that too.
I do have a vlog below of the trip if you want to see more of what went on, including the food I was eating so enjoy. And this was from an India to Nepal trip by G Adventures which you can see here.
Thanks for reading!