Pushkar, Ajmer

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Another town, another lake. But this time, it is Lord Brahma The Creator who dropped a lotus flower. The points where the petals fell saw lakes appearing.

Therefore, Pushkar is one of the most sacred sites in India, with many ghats and temple all around the lake, some of them restricted to foreigners.

After strolling through the bazaar, where you’ll spot many hippie styled tourists, you’ll find access to the lake, where you’ll very probably be forced to give some money to a spook (what did you expect?). Take the time to walk all around the lake ghats for a more solo experience.

You might also want to walk up the hill to get a view of the whole area.
If you have some time in Ajmer, don’t miss the Dargah Khwaja Sahib, an immense Sufi / Islamic shrine. A visit will allow you to witness many processings and listen to music in different areas of the shrine.


How to get there

From Ajmer, get to the bus stand and catch a bus to Pushkar.

Tuk tuk will obsviously try and overcharge you, so make good use of your bargaining skills.

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