Around Pushkar and the eating habits of a few resident turtles

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A small temple on top of the hill

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View of Pushkar at sunset from a nearby hill

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Temple

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Distant hills

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There was no restaurant, just a temple, some ruins and a beautiful view

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I learnt that turtles like to eat cucumber…

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…tomatoes and aloo (potato)

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Exploring the desert like terrain, the hills and temples around Pushkar

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Wild flowering red cactus

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Enormous, majestic and magical banyan tree

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View from the hill

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The thinker

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Curious

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The left out monkey?

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Monkeys and peacocks in the distance

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Paalash – the flame of the desert – important symbols of Holi, Shivratri; Hindu festivals and theology

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Walking through a metal detector to enter a mosque, Ajmer

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