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#1 Mar 30th, 2005, 02:37
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hi guys,

can anyone tell me how far is pushkar from jaipur and whats the best way to get there? taxi or train?

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Hm when I did it 12 years ago it was a train to Ajmer and a public bus to Pushkar. Comfy enough and Ajmer is a nice stop for a day or so. How far...? Hmm I think couple of hours J-A unreserved, bus A-P about an hour or so.

Ehm the other way around I mean. You get the idea.
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Very close

Jaipur and Ajmer are 131 km away. Add 10-15 km between Pushkar and Ajmer. The road is superb. Most of the time you will travel on the highway that is being built to link Mumbai and Delhi. So the average speed can be above 70 km/h making your journey a short one if you take a taxi. Don't know about the bus alternative, but in taxi it took me less than 3 hours. I don't expect the bus to take much longer, since it also goes on the main highway. Hope it helps.
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thanks guys. i dont suppose anyone suggest a great place to stay in pushkar can they?
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Originally Posted by flowermoon thanks guys. i dont suppose anyone suggest a great place to stay in pushkar can they?
All depends on your budget.
These days theres also a whole range of small guest houses & hotels with varying quality & facilities.
Pushkar Palace is very popular, Top of the range Heritage Hotel,similar price to what you'd pay in the west,
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cheers. have you heard of 'jagit singh palace'? also, is 1 day enough for pushkar?
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Originally Posted by flowermoon cheers. have you heard of 'jagit singh palace'? also, is 1 day enough for pushkar?

'jagit singh is a sister hotel to Pushkar Palace very nice Heritage star quality,
but it is about 1 klm out of town, Pushkar Palace is by the lake.

As for, Is one day enough,,,,,,,,
My personal answer is a definite No. But thats an Individual choice, sometimes cicumstances dictate otherwise,,,,
The best under those circumstances is a Yes I've been there & I've ticked the box but in one day I didn't really get to know the place or the ins & outs of whats really going on there ,,,,,, And that goes for most places, You'll no sooner get there, than be thinking about where you're going to be tomorrow and about what time you'll have to be leaving to make that connection ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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thanks for your advice, dont suppose you could recommend anywhere specific for a great meal, and for gorGeous silver jewelery?!
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Once you get there you will have no problem finding lots of jewelry sellers.

Pushkar is a small town. Don't know of any specific places that are better than any others for jewelry. They all have variations of the same stuff from shop to shop. I'm talking about the big, chunky silver and beads look.

I have to say though, when I was there in January this year, I saw better and cheaper in Pahar Ganj. Just the same, you'll go gaga at what they do have, and if you're not going to Delhi, it is a good place to pick up some great items. Pushkar sellers are hard to bargain down for anything, in my experience. Find out how much stuff is going for before jumping into anything.

I bought a little 30 rp keychain there that everyone I show it to wants for their own. Looks like a small beaded, embroidered thing with one of those typical Rajasthani mirrors on it. Some guys are walking around the lake selling them off of a wire coat hanger.

I liked the Sun and Moon cafe located near the Brahma temple. There are many places with "rooftop" dining around the lake with great views.

I got a kick out of the link to the Hotel Pushkar Palace from SH....I stayed at this place... the picture of the front doors with the fancy cars parked out front sure makes it look really upscale, but in reality, it isn't quite like that!
Don't eat there though...too pricey for what you get. There is a nice outdoor cafe right next to it with great sunset lake views.
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Have you looked under the listings in this Forum??

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