Watch the Geese swim gracefully   as the sun sets over the horizon at Pushkar.

The Indian Subcontinent is the natural habitat of the Indian Greylag Goose or Swan Goose  ( Scientific Name Anser anser).

Rose petals left by  grateful devotees on the LakeShore  in reverence to the Holy Waters of the Lake at Pushkar.

Geese Swim
All Afloat

An egret steps aside as the much larger Geese come ashore.

In the midst of geese
Caught in the midst

What is on their mind as they come ashore? Observe they are ALL looking in only one direction .

all ashore
All Ashore

A devotee feeds the Geese as part of a daily ritual and the culmination of her Prayers. Observe she is bare feet as she feeds the Geese.

The Stilts or Avocets meanwhile call it a day  and line up behind her on a jetty as the sun sets and night knocks at the doors of Pushkar.

feeding the geese
Wobbling along for a Snack

The entire town of Pushkar is vegetarian in reverence to Nature and the right of life for all living beings.

NO MEAT is served  at any hotel/ restaurant / cafe or bistro within the town.

The Swan Geese are clapping in Joy at this concept as they can Swim with their Heads High without Fear.

flapping their wings
Joyful Geese



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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

11 thoughts on “ALL ASHORE”

  1. Thanks Mukul. Our province in Canada (Saskakatchewan) lies under a major north-south flyway for North American migratory birds. In Spring and Fall it is humbling to see and hear wave after wave of flocks coming or going. There are also large flocks of Snow Geese and Gulls plus small flocks of Pelicans and Cranes. One flock of Canada Geese may be just a handful of birds to around a hundred flying in the V-formation. Small children in our town love to feed the geese corn or bread.

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    1. Delighted to read about the migration Patterns In Canada. Your comments are a wonderful example of sharing information through blogs across the globe. makes writing worthwhile. Thank you.


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