Pushkar has become recently famous for the Pushkar fair, but in reality there is an entire world to see away from the touristy camel festival. There is a plethora of places to visit in Pushkar. I have been there twice for a week together and still cannot claim to have seen it all. A visit to the holy town of Ajmer is increasingly being clubbed with a trip to Pushkar.
Pushkar is a temple town with more than 400 temples at every nook and corner, mostly located on the ghats that are on the periphery of the Pushkar Lake. The most important and well known of them are Bramha Temple & Saraswati Temple. Pushkar lake (in the heart of town) is surrounded by fifty-two ghats where pilgrims bathe in the sacred waters. A dip is believed to relinquish a lifetime of sins. That also makes Pushkar an all vegetarian town and free from alcohol (Although both are available at the numerous resorts outside the city limits).
My favourite eats in Pushkar
Out of the Blue – For the bluest building you will ever see and real coffee.
Funky Monkey Café – For the trip vibe close to the lake.
Sixth Sense – For the luxurious haveli feel even though the food isn’t all that great.
Sunset Café – A great way to watch the sunset while seeing the hippies in their element.