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  • Pushkar is the ideal place for you to visit if you love colour, camels and sand all combined together to form a town that has an amazing personality. Bordering on the Thar Desert, this town is set on Pushkar Lake, a revered site for many Hindu followers, and if you visit this place, you will get to see several pilgrims bathe in the waters before offering their prayers to the Gods.

    Pushkar is famous for several sites of religious importance and of late has also got people flocking to every nook and corner of the town to be a part of the colourful fairs, markets, indulge in the unique style of Rajasthani food and engage with the people who are there. Tourists often visit the place to attain salvation and ardent adventurers flock here to see the brimming pot of Indian culture that has many a story made around it.

    Here are a few exciting things to do in Pushkar that may have you packing your bags and heading to this exciting sandy region on your next holiday, or anytime you want to escape the torrential rains from your city or the harsh, biting winters!

    Some of the best things to do in Pushkar:

  • 01Visit the Ghats of Pushkar

    Visit the Ghats of Pushkar
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    How does a visit to a beautiful lake in a desert town sound? The Pushkar Lake is beautifully surrounded by over 52 Ghats and more than 400 temples that you can explore to your hearts content, and this is one of the best things to do in Pushkar! According to the local’s beliefs, a holy dip here is worth washing away 100 years of sins. 

    Near the Ghats, you will get to see several religious ceremonies, indulge in the reverberating music of the temple bells, the chants from the priests and the illuminated lamps that make these Ghats  come alive in so many ways.

    The several resplendent ghats at Pushkar are not only visited by the pilgrims or even by tourists but also double up as a haven and resting place abode for many Sadhus ,ascetics and other sects of Hindu saints who visit these areas, giving you a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with them and meet them as well. 

    A visit to these ghats is a muxt on your TO-DO list when you visit this desert town on your next vacation. Enjoy the lovely views of the famous Pushkar Lake and watch the daily life of Pushkar unfurl itself before you. Visit the Gau Ghat, Badri Ghat, Pachdevri Ghat, Varaha ghat, Saptrishi Ghat, Gurjara Ghat, Swarup Ghat, Yajna Ghat among many others. 

  • 02Experience the noise and colours of the Pushkar Mela

    Experience the noise and colours of the Pushkar Mela

    If you want to feel and experience all that real Rajasthani culture is about while wondering what are the different things to do in Pushkar, you should head out to be a part of the Pushkar Mela whenever you are here on a holiday! The main essence of this event is to get a chance to see the famous camel and cattle trading that happen between the different villages.

    The most well decorated camel gets to take home a handsome reward (well, his owner does) and the animals selling price gets very high as well. There are other activities from these things to do in Pushkar to watch out for over here, such as the moustache competition, the ‘matka’ phod, the bridal competition.

    During the matka phod, there are men climbing one atop the other, to break earthen pots hanging high above the ground. Indeed, there are so many sights to enjoy here; you need to ensure that visiting the Mela in Pushkar is a part of your itinerary. 

  • 03Offer your prayers at the Brahma Temple

    Offer your prayers at the Brahma Temple

    Hinduism, Lord Brahma is revered as the creator of the universe and holds a special place in the scriptures that they abide by. In Pushkar, the famous Lord Brahma temple happens top be the only temple dedicated to the God in the whole of North India, therefore it is a must visit when you are here with your family for your holidays.

    The temple is also known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir and is one of the many temples close to the Pushkar Lake. The temples architecture glistens of beautiful white marble and stone slabs and once you enter the temple, you will see images of Lord Brahma and his second consort Gayatri.

    The temple has recently developed to become a thriving tourist attraction for several travelers as well as pilgrims and holy men. Though there are many temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in India, this temple stands out for its resplendent architecture and finesse. 

  • 04Spend a day at the Pushkar Yoga Garden

    Located on Vamadev Road, besides Gurudwara, The Pushkar Yoga Garden is an ideal place for you to visit if you enjoy the serenity and calm nature of ashrams. Foreigners have flocked to this retreat to rejuvenate and replenish their senses as part of their holiday regime and have made it a mandatory item in their list of things to do in Pushkar!

    This yoga centre is based on the ancient art of ashram stay and is close to a beautiful lake, lovely view of the hills and several rose gardens. Spend some time here or longer if you wish, and understand the intricate yet abstract styles of Yoga and healing through different Indian therapeutic methods. 

  • 05Camel Safari in Pushkar

    Camel Safari in Pushkar
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  • 06Horse Riding

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  • 07Trekking and Camping in Pushkar

    Trekking and Camping in Pushkar
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  • 08Engage in the Pushkar International Balloon Festival

    Engage in the Pushkar International Balloon Festival

    There is nothing more beautiful than getting a chance to see the vast beauty of Pushkar from the comfort of your hot air balloon whilst you are high in the skies. Enjoy your time at the Pushkar International Balloon Festival on your next visit to this place and enjoy the views of the deserts, hills and lakes beneath you.

    This festival has gained wide popularity in recent times, since its incorporation in 2010. The idea behind this festival was to add an element of adventure into the otherwise serene and calm environment that Pushkar generally portrays for tourists. 

    The view of so many hot air balloons in the sky along is enough for you to be in awe, and if you stay here long enough, you might be lucky enough to get a chance to see the fusion concert that takes place at the Pushkar Mela Grounds. 

    If you are spending the whole day here, you can get a chance to avail the different packages offered by the tour providers here and go visit the Brahma Temple, the Pushkar Mela among other things to do in Pushkar as well. 

  • 09See the rustic architecture of Varaha Temple

    See the rustic architecture of Varaha Temple
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    The Varaha Temple in Pushkar is dedicated to the powerful Lord Vishnu, a God deeply revered by Hindus. The temple symbolizes the stories from his avatar of half-man, half-boar and has many pilgrims paying their respects on many important occasions.

    The architecture of the temple dates back to the 12th century and though its walls are still intact, the temple has a solid standing structure even now and you need to visit this holy place even if you are not a Hindu, just to enjoy the amazing architecture, the sculptures and the ruins of what has been left after Aurangzeb demolished the place. 

  • 10Head to the Savitri Mandir

    The Savitri temple in Pushkar is set atop a hill from where the view is simply scintillating. One of the most renowned and beautiful temples of Pushkar, this temple has an extremely fascinating story behind its origins.

    According to legend, the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Savitri , Lord Brahma’s wife. The shrine was built after a puja conducted by Lord Brahma went awry due to her absence. The temple is known for its unique architecture, crowd, and the holy ‘arti’ and of course the amazing view from the hills once you make it to the top. 

  • 11Watch exciting events unfold at the Dharma Camel Safari

    Watch exciting events unfold at the Dharma Camel Safari

    The Pushkar Dharma Camel Safari gives you the chance to view the beautiful golden sands of Pushkar desert. The safari here has a series of activities that you can enjoy and participate in as well.

    If you wish to see Rajasthani folk in traditional attire, enjoy serene music and spend an evening watching the sun set behind the sand dunes, then head out for the Dharma Camel Safari, one of the most interesting things to do here.

    This safari takes you through many villages by day and by sunset, you can relax and enjoy some quality time with your friends and loved ones. 

  • 12Go shopping for colourful handicrafts in Pushkar

    Go shopping for colourful handicrafts in Pushkar

    If you love shopping, you need to head to the amazing market road and sharafa bazaar in Pushkar and keep your bargaining skills ready at the tip of your tongue.

    The colours here alone will leave you in awe and those who love photography can go crazy clicking many photos here as they please. Get a chance to buy the colourful sarees, sweets, handicrafts and much more while you are here and end your trip to Pushkar with some festive hues in your bag. 

  • 13Adventure Desert Camp, Pushkar

    Adventure Desert Camp, Pushkar
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    About the Activity:
    • Make your vacation a special one with this memorable tented stay in Pushkar.
    • With the view of the stunning Aravali Hills of Rajasthan and some great service, you will have the best time here.
    • Relish onto the rural aura of this stunning town that is well known for its vast natural bounties.
    • While relaxing in this nature’s abode, enjoy the tranquillity enveloping this entire place.
    • Enthral in an amazing Pushkar camel safari while in the land of deserts. 
    • Take a walk around the vicinity, interact with farmers and villagers who will provide you with virgin information about their town.
    • Enjoy your evening with a Kalbeliya Dance and a Puppet Show.
    • Conclude your tour after 2 days and 1 night and head back home with a bagful of memories.
  • 14Experience Tradition at Country Side Resort,Pushkar

    Experience Tradition at Country Side Resort,Pushkar
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    Pushkar – the land where the royalty breathes! Welcome to this beautiful abode, stay at Country Side Resort in Pushkar, Rajasthan stands to its name – get ready for a fun-filled traditional stay experience that provides you with a fun-filled stay experience in this quaint land of the royals.

    Enthrall in a local sightseeing tour which will provide you with some of the best views of the region- delight in the serenity of this beautiful lake! Visit the well-acclaimed Brahma temple along with friends and family. Enjoy a fascination Jeep, Horse and Camel Safari while exploring this amazing place. Witness the simple-lifestyle of the people – learn more about their traditional lifestyle with this unparalleled stay at Country Side Resort in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Delight in an amazing puppet show and enjoy this traditional leisure activity staple to this stunning place. Enjoy interesting sessions of Kalbeliya, Bhuvai Dance and various other kinds of famous folk dances. Glee in this amazing stay experience at Country Side Resort in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian and non-Vegetarian-Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

    Accommodation Types: Double/Triple Occupancy

    Activities: Puppet Show, Jeep, Horse and Camel Safari, Kalbeliya, Bhuvai Dance and Folk Dance

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 15Visit the city of Merta

    Visit the city of Merta

    When you visit Pushkar, ensure that you visit the beautiful and ancient city of Merta, a place very well known amongst many travelers as the land of classic, rustic palaces and temples. One of the tick points in your list of things to do in Pushkar, the 400-year-old city has the beautiful Meera Bai Temple, one of the main attractions of Merta. You could also pay a visit to the Aurangazeb Mosque and Bhanwal Matta Temple.

    Believe it or not, there is a certain kind of serenity that holds unique for all the sacred temples of Pushkar and you can discover them as and when you explore the different places of worship here. Merta holds itself at a very high level of significance when it comes to ancient Indian history.

    The city of Merta has seen several wars and victories as well, one of the most prominent ones being the defeat of Jodhpur and Jaipur armies at the hands of Marathas, before the rule of Emperor Akbar. 

  • 16Budget Stay with Narayan Resort Pushkar

    Budget Stay with Narayan Resort Pushkar
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    The Narayan Resort, Rajasthan, a heritage property enclosed with the Aravalli Hills provides you with the most gracious sights and scenery. This heritage property helps the tourist to enjoy the charms of the marvelous city – Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    Along with heritage essence, the property boasts of all the modern amenities such as plush interiors, ample parking space, a multi cuisine roof top restaurant.

    The property’s proximity to bus station, railway station, bazaars and various sites of the city, and very popular Pushkar Ground along with courteous service and staff hospitality makes your stay one of most  comfortable one in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

    To make your stay interesting and enjoyable one, locals recommend visiting the nearby lake, morning walks and cycling, camel safari, and local cultural programs.


    Meal Types: Breakfast, Lunch/ Dinner (Veg or Non-veg)

    Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy

    Activities: Camel Safari, Cultural Program

    Difficulty Level: Easy

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