There is a temple within the Sariska Tiger Reserve. It is a Hanuman temple called the Pandupol. In spite of being inside a tiger reserve it is open to public on two days- Tuesdays and Saturdays. As Chhavi and I were at Sariska on a Saturday our jeep went to the temple as well. On Tuesdays and Saturdays private vehicles are allowed on the temple route within the Sariska Tiger Reserve. I don’t think there are many other national parks in India where a private vehicle is allowed but I digress. This story is about men in Rajasthani turbans.
At the temple I spotted three men, all in gorgeous Rajasthani turbans. There were a few women in the group too but it was the turbans that caught my eye. Usually I hesitate a lot to click people. But this was so tempting that I threw all caution to the wind and clicked there pictures. I think, as I was using a zoom the men were quite unaware that I was clicking them. But the way the woman is laughing I wonder if she knew I was clicking her men!
Two of the three men were wearing earrings too. Now I am not a big fan of men with earrings but with the turban I have to say it goes well! It is difficult for me to decide which turban I liked more, the one with solid red color or this multicolored one. I think, in this case, it is a tie!
By the expressions of all the three men I still feel they didn’t know that I was clicking them, even though I was standing only a short distance away and pointing a zoom lens at them! I wonder how would they react if they knew I was clicking them! Or who knows, they knew knew and ignored my camera completely? Anyway it was fun clicking them!
20 thoughts on “Men in Rajasthani Turbans!”
I am visiting Rajasthan. My first trip.:)
Nice read and photos of the men in turbans. They are both colorful but The red one is better.
For me it was a tie Barry! 😀
Quite colourful they are…
And I enjoyed clicking them 😀
They don’t come more colourful than this. Your piece is right in the spirit of the headgears.
Thank you Umashankar.
Thank you Deepak.
The 2nd snap is my fav. The one where the man is sporting the multi colored bandhani turban
Neha thank you for breaking the tie, for me it was a tie.
I agree, the studs do go with turban… but without turban even I am not a big fan of earring. Lovely clicks
Thank you Rajlakshmi.
These turbans are so lovely.
Thank you Shalu.
What wonderful turbans! Great shots.
Thank you Lady Fi.
Mridula ji, Nice post , wonderful photos.
Thank you Rupam.