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    • Savitri TemplePushkar, Rajasthan, India
      Matthew Crompton recommended Savitri Temple
      5
      Fabulous views from this hilltop temple over the town, lake, and desert. The hike takes no more than 45 minutes, and is a pleasant escape from the bustle of the bazaar, even if the temple at the top ... read more
      is itself practically an afterthought.
      .Comment.5 months ago. Report
      Matthew Crompton

      And the view from this hilltop temple for sunrise or sunset is unbeatable. Good luck!

    • Inn Seventh HeavenChotti Basti | District Ajmer, Pushkar 305022, India
      Matthew Crompton recommended Inn Seventh Heaven
      5
      A traditional Rajasthani haveli courtyard-house converted into a hotel, for atmosphere to match the dusky desert feel of the town of Pushkar, Seventh Heaven can't be beat. Each room in the inn is ... read more
      unique, with its own furnishings and style, and tariffs running from R550 to R2400 per night. It's hard to impart what makes this place so special, but lounging on a cushion on the rooftop, sipping a steaming cup of chai in the desert breeze as the stars come out over the temple-roofs of the town, feels for all the world like the perfect snapshot of the romance of India. Be forewarned, though, there are only 12 rooms and demand is high -- book ahead.
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      Matthew Crompton

      Personally, I could happily spend all day in Pushkar just lounging in the courtyards of this gorgeous haveli hotel.

    • Matthew Crompton recommended Pushkar
      5
      A tiny town around a holy lake on the edge of the desert, Pushkar is an exceedingly pleasant place to lounge out for a few days, skipping from temple to temple and doing some shopping in its bazaar. ... read more
      Home to one of India's few Brahma temples (preponderantly the figure in the Hindu Trimurti who gets the least love), Pushkar is best known for its enormous camel fair, one of the largest livestock fairs in the world, during which time tent cities are erected and thousands of foreign tourists and Hindu pilgrims flood into the town. A hike up the temple hill on Pushkar's outskirts provides a great view of the surrounding desert, and a chance to meet some friendly langur monkeys doing a bit of grooming. Also home to Inn Seventh Heaven, one of the coolest hotels in Rajasthan.
      .Comment.5 months ago. Report
      Matthew Crompton

      You've got a pretty exhaustive list of all the "sights" in Jaipur, but personally, I wouldn't miss the little desert town of Pushkar, less than two hours away. Jaipur may have more blockbuster attractions, but as a place to VISIT, I vastly prefer Pushkar.

    • Nahargarh FortJaipur, Rajasthan, India
      Pro 2014
      Margot B recommended Nahargarh Fort
      3
      I visited this spot on the Pink City by Night tour organized by the Rajasthani Tourism Board. Excellent views of the city and awesome food.
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    • Jantar MantarPink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
      Pro 2014
      Margot B recommended Jantar Mantar
      4
      A beautiful collection of large astronomical instruments and sundials (one of five such in India). The Jantar Mantar was built in the 1720s-30s and was inspired by the Jantar Mantar of Delhi (although ... read more
      the Jaipur one is considerably larger and more impressive). There are tools here that can be used (quite effectively) to track monsoon rain, predict eclipses, and measure the celestial latitude and longitude of each sign of the zodiac.
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      Margot B

      Definitely don't miss this.

    • Amer Fort GardenJaipur, Rajasthan, India
    • Choki Dhani12 Miles, Tonk Road Via Vatika 303905, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    • Sawai Mansingh StadiumRaj Path, Lalkothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    • The City PalaceJaipur, Rajasthan, India
    • Palace of the WindsKanwar Nagar, Ramchandra Chaukari, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    • Jaigarh FortJaipur, Rajasthan, India
    • Amber FortNH8, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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