Pushkar Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 74%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%Spiritual Seekers
- 74%Local Culture
- 74%History Buffs
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (10)
- PushkarMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsNov 13, 2013
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. 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.
- PushkarMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 23, 2013
Pushkar is a strange and wonderful place. Its whitewashed buildings wrap around a holy lake where it is said that Lord Brahma (look it up) performed penance here for 60,000 years.
Lots of holy festivals, rooftop restaurants with views of the lake, and a laid back atmosphere.
- PushkarMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Feb 25, 2013
Great memories from this holy city. Some nice little mountains to climb right outside of it with views of the city. Great sunset spots. No alcohol, or animal products are consumed in the city, so life it laid back. Yoga, reading, dominos, sunsets. A great little oasis.
- PushkarJul 05, 2012
This place has a special place in my heart. I think I ended up spending over a month here. Because of the religious roots of the city, it's completely vegetarian. The best fruit muesli I have ever had come out of a little stall here. Great vegetarian food. Lots of stones for sale and lots of make your own silver schools! Great time, and spend very little money (other than the silver)
- PushkarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 05, 2012
Yes it's touristy and filled with touts, but this beautiful little oasis town dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator in the Hindu trinity) has stolen my heart, as it likely will yours. It's arguably one of the most photogenic places in India, too.
- PushkarMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Oct 23, 2013
very pretty old little town on a lake. Surrounded by hills and sand dunes. There are some really pretty hikes up to the hills and temples where you can enjoy the beautiful views
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