Pushkar Things to Do

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  • Sky Waltz - Hot Air Ballooning

    by christophersam Written Nov 8, 2010

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    My husband and I have shared many daring ventures together, but this was something really special. What I loved about this ride was the fact that it was both peaceful and exhilarating at the same time.
    We took this ride with Skywaltz Hot Air Ballooning Company. Their Balloon ride Captain was really good. He calmly explained how hot-air balloons function, the safety measures and our probable flight path that morning. I guess that meant it depended on the current wind direction. He aptly told us "Hot air from this propane fuelled burner in the basket fills the balloon, (they call it 'the envelope'). And as everyone knows, hot air rises." Then I saw the giant balloon fill up and we were invited to climb in the basket. With a roar from the burner, and a gentle creaking of the wicker basket we were lifted into air. We went up softly and gently from the ground.
    We saw the first rays of sunlight spread across the fields below. As we began to rise, we seemed to leave our stress and worries behind. It was really exciting. I peered down at the spectacular landscape and felt like floating in a magic carpet. I would say “wow”! Though no words can really describe the feeling we felt. They really made us feel like royalty.

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    Camel rides anyone?

    by ChartIt Updated Mar 1, 2010

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    So Pushkar is home to the a massive camel fair and the place can get pretty crowded. It is worth a shot to ask around and see about getting a good deal on the camel rides. Our two hour sunset camel tour cost 100 rupes. I tipped my camel drive about that, he was a small kid around 12 years old. My camel's name was Ronney. And he was a very naughty camel but I had fun! And the sunset was beautiful. But it did get really cold once the sun goes down.

    Ronny
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  • Real Great Massage

    by Weitewelt Written Apr 20, 2009

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    For a problem on my left foot I've been having feet massage all over Rajasthan. After a really bad experience I tried Deepak Ayurveda Massage Center in Pushkar. Deepak Sen is a very nice small guy and he gave me the best feet massage in India! Not only was he very careful and friendly, he also without telling him my problem before, found it all out by himself.
    He charged RS 300 for an hour and I didnt want to haggle, because I thought it was worth it. He also sold me a special cream to put on my feet, made by his father, to improve circulation.
    He also does full body massage and all kinds of other things.
    Strongly recommended!!

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    as little as possible is the order of the day

    by indiaguy Written Aug 1, 2008

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    The beauty of Pushkar is that there is very little to do actually , you can walk around the lake in about 30 mins , you can hire a camel ride for 1 hour , 3 hours or a safari into the desert , you can shop in the market at a leisurely pace , you can walk up one or both of the hills that overlook Pushkar for the view ( recommended but more about that just now ) and then you can just settle down in a comfortable chair at one of the rooftop restaurants and catch up on reading , updating your journal , and just relaxing and let the peace of Pushkar soak in . Relax , refresh , restore , renew , regenerate .........
    One of the more energetic activities is to walk up to the top of the hill to the Savitri temple. the view is well worth the climb. It took 2 hours from our hotel to get there and back , the path is good all the way , stone steps and places to sit on the way up. Take a bottle of water for the trip up and at the summit there is a small tea shop and a shaded look out point where you can catch your breath and enjoy something cold.

    relaxing at a rooftop restaurant (Rainbow) Savitri temple Pushkar , lookout point on top Savitri temple Pushkar , halfway up Savitri temple hill seen from Paramount Palace roo Savitri temple Pushkar The view from the top
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    Sunset by the Lake

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Jun 3, 2008

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    Every evening a crowd gathers at the Sunset Cafe in Pushkar to watch the sunset. Pushkar has the perfect setting for an unbeatable sunset with its beautiful lake, mountain and bathing ghats which glow yellow in the fading light. Tourists mingle with locals, taking photos as the sun slowly sets to the sound of drums.

    Sunset Sunset Camel Carwan Sunset
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    Pushkar Temples

    by mallyak Written Feb 12, 2008

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    Pushkar has the Famous Brahma Temple which holds utmost importance to the pilgrims as it is the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. It's marked by a red sphere, and over the entrance gateway is the Hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma. Inside, floor and walls are engraved with dedications to the dead.

    The one hour trek up to the hill top Saraswati Temple overlooking the lake is best made early in the morning; the view is magnifi

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    Ghats along the Pushkar Lake

    by mallyak Written Feb 12, 2008

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    Numerous ghats run down the lake and the pilgrims are bathing in the lake's Holi waters. Photography is prohibited.

    General Tips
    If you wish to join them, do it with respect - remove your shoes and do not smoke.
    Beware of the priests!-They will force you to performaing an Arthis and then try charging you exhorbirantly for the small ceromany.

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    Visit Pushkar Lake

    by PeteG Written Jan 24, 2008

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    Pushkar lake is a holy lake and around it are 52 ghats, which are steps leading down to it water where people go to bath, pray and receive blessings.

    It is very atmospheric and if you are there at a busy time of day it is an incredible site.

    The ghats at Pushkar lake
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    brahma temple

    by mantru Written Dec 8, 2007

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    The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake. This place, full of natural beauty, holds a special place in the hearts of Indian for it is believed that Lord Brahma, together with all the gods and goddesses, performed a Yagya here. Legends also has it that the ancient lake Sarovar had appeared miraculously, when a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley.Brahma Temple The most famous temple in Pushkar, this is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology) in the entire country. You can identify it by its red spire and by the image of a hans(the goose considered sacred to Lord Brahma).This temple built with marble is decorated with silver coins and there is a silver turtle on the floor of the temple.

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    Camel ride

    by 6aruna Written Nov 28, 2007

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    If you are planning to go to pushkar plan for a camel cart drive for one hour during sun set .The owners will take you far away from the bustle to the foot of the mountains and you can see camels resting .Against the evening sun everything looks ethereal.

    I borrowed this picture from my brother

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    Palace/Krishna Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 4, 2007

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    As I was walking around Pushkar admiring the architecture, I walked past this beautiful building which, as you can see from the outside, is very ornate and finely decorated with rich wall paintings which look like they've been recently restored. I walked inside and was greeted by a guy who started showing me around and stated that the building had been a former palace and was now a Krishna Temple and that it was 165 years old. He started opening curtains which opened into some rooms filled with altars and idols. The building looks like it doubles as a residence as well as a temple with multiple families living in it.

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    Brahma Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 4, 2007

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    The story goes that Brahma wanted to perform the yagna (a ritual of sacrifice) at the most auspicious time but his consort Savitri whose presence at the yagna was vital for its performance kept him waiting. Irritated by this Brahma married Gayatri, a milkmaid and installed her instead. Savitri on seeing someone else in her place was infuriated and cursed Brahma that he would be forgotten by people on earth and never worshiped. She relented on pleas from other Gods that he could only be worshiped in Pushkar, hence there are no Brahma Temples elsewhere in India and so this 14th century temple, and the lake, are the main reasons why Hindu pilgrims come to Pushkar.

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    Old Rangji Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 4, 2007

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    This beautifully ornate temple was built in 1844 by Seth Poorammalji Ganeriwal, a community originating from Rajasthan. The temple complex consists of idols of the presiding deity, Lord Krishna as well as Lord Rangnath, Goddess Laxmi and Godammaji and Shri Ramanujacharya. The walls of the temple feature beautiful paintings and sculptures depicting mythological themes of Hinduism.

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    Hanuman Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 4, 2007

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    The Hanuman Temple is a three storey modern structure that lies to the eastern end of the town on the road that goes to Ajmer. Hanuman is the monkey god in Hinduism and his statue is displayed in a few places along with Lord Rama who he aided in rescuing his wife, Sita, from from the Rakshasa king Ravana. I suppose the temple is here because of the monkeys that roam around the nearby hills (especially on the nearby Ratnagiri Hill where the Savitri Temple is located).

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    Countryside

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 4, 2007

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    If you climb up the nearby Ratnagiri Hill where the Savitri Temple is located, you get a great view of the surrounding countryside around Pushkar. The vegetation was fairly brown and dry due to the lack of rain but there were green areas which I presume were irrigated in order to grow crops.

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    Sep 1, 2014 at 4:40 AM

    The only thing I liked about Pushkar was the 'Spiritual Walking Tour' of the town. It is a small little place and the last time I visited it as a tourist, I actually didn't see anything other than the Bramha Temple & certain Ghaats which was disappointing after a long journey from Udaipur.

    Now this time, instead of taking a sightseeing tour, I took a Spiritual walking tour from Vedic Walks. An amazing experience for me to rejoice all my life. Couldn't have asked for more. I was shocked to see that they took me to places which even locals aren't aware about or perhaps don't care for them.

    Next time you are in Pushkar, do nothing else but take this walk & you are sorted. vedicwalks.com/#!pushkar-wal...

    Stay good..Kath!

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