Pushkar or Jodhpur???

#1 Mar 1st, 2004, 22:11
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Help needed in finalising my itinerary for Rajasthan. The question is should I spend 2 days in Pushkar and 1 in Jodhpur or 2 days in Jodhpur and 1 in Pushkar????

I have 15 days to tour Rajasthan and I do not have the luxury of staying at both places for 2 days each.

What is there to do that definitely needs 2 days in either Jodhpur or Pushkar??

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When are you travelling? I saw pics of the camel fair in Pushkar (?) held in April (?) - looked really interesting
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Pushkar!

Jodhpur is good for maybe a day of sightseeing (the fort, old city and a trip out to Amber).

But Pushkar is a great place to chill for a few days, even if the camel fair is not on. Great all-you can-eat joints, religious stuff, the lake, etc.
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Jodhpur

We have just been 2 nights in Jodhpur and drove through Pushkar (with a very short stop) on our way between Jodhpur & Jaipur.
I think the Meherangarh (Majestic Fort) in Jodhpur is fantastic and the same goes for Sadar Market in Jodhpur. Pushkar is VERY overrated (in my humble opinion) and I would not go there outside the camel festival (the camel festival should be fun but crowded and with very high prices - I have not been there)
Pushkar have zillions of temples but for me it is like "have you seen 4-5 temples on your India trip - then you have seen what you need" and Pushkar was very disappointing for us.
Rather go for a cafe/bar in Jodhpur or another place with outside service and just sit and look at people.
Sorry if I offend any Pushkar lovers...
Viva Jodhpur

Note to Arun: Amber is in Jaipur - did you mean someplace else?
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Right about Amber - shows how long it's been.....
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If there is one city on the usual tourist circuit that you had to cut, it would be Pushkar in our personal opinions.
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We enjoyed Jodhpur a lot, the Mehrengahr Fort was especially interesting and well presented. We also especially liked the Taj Hari Mahal Hotel in Jodhpur, very well run and a beautiful place with a pool.
In Pushkar, a temple near the center of town blasted its loudspeakers well past midnight making the Pushkar Palace on the lake an absolute misery. From what I could tell, the hotel people didn't view the blasting as unusual.
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Now maybe question from different side but if someone has limited time for visit of Rajasthanīs cities Pushkar - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer(7 - 10 days) which city of these is better to avoid? I would like to visit all of them but my employer going to give only 3 weeks for visit of India :-(

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You should be able to do all 3 cities in 7-10 days.
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OK Flamingo, thanks, but where is possible to find out whether exist any direct bus connection from Ajmer to Jaisalmer(and its timetable)? Jodhpur is city I would like to choose as last one, at the end of my visit of Rajasthan I would continue by direct train to Mumbai(that is main reason why I choose sequence Pushkar - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur)
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Aha - I think we need Steven_ber - he would never never take a bus, but is a wizard on trains - Steven?
I think that if you take a bus or a train from Ajmer to Jaisalmer, you will have to pass Jodhpur in any case.
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Jodhpur definitely. . .the Mehrangarh fort is superb, the Sadar market is lovely and typical, there are mazes of lanes on the "other" side of the fort to explore. I spent four days here in Dec and Jan, taking time to relax on rooftops and take in the awesome view. It's a magical place and I'd go back in a minute.

Visited Pushkar in 2001 and was less than impressed. Too many drugged up, dropped out people for my tastes. . .
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Pushkar is a great place to chill out but, it is just that a place to relax. Catch up on some R&R, eat piles of food and chat.

As a pure tourist spot - it has to be Jodhpur. The fort is top notch!. The blue city is fabulous and well worth exploring.

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Manicek

Where will you be departing from to visit these 3 cities?

Do you mind travelling on the roof of a train?

Would you prefer overnight travel?

What class of train accommodation do you prefer?

Would a second-class unreserved (cheapest in India) train trip of about 5 and a half hours be out of the question?

Do you have a set date to arrive in Mumbai?

BTW. I was only joking about the roof.

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