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#1 Jul 20th, 2008, 05:11
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Hi,
Im thinking of travelling to Pushkar, on the 25th July till the 28th, was wondering if anyone can give me any info on places to stay, places to go, cafes to visit and things to do other than visiting the local temples.

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#2 Jul 20th, 2008, 07:53
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I stayed at Ambika Guest House (opposite Old Rangjies Temple) when I was there - nice clean room with toilet and shower. Fairly affordable price 100-150rps (can't remember exactly). I couldn't find that much to do there (besides the temples and shopping) - seems to be fairly overrated (in my opinion).
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<cross-posted with Hello>

It's really a small place, so apart from people giving you their personal favorites, you can really just walk around and explore on your own, and many of those cafes and hotels will really be much of a muchness, although I'm sure everyone does have their own favorites. (re: Cafes, you'll realize the whole place is strictly vegetarian, no alcohol anywhere that I know of in case that's what you're looking for. It's just banned from the town limits I believe).

If you get bored of the lake and its temples, there's a hill temple (or two?) to climb up to, or you could stroll around the town proper some (not much to see, but it's surprisingly away from the tourist throngs if it still is, who seem to mostly walk up and down the main street), or hire a bicycle or moped and tour the countryside some just for the hell of it. There are camel safaris from town now I hear, come to think of it.
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i am a complete junky.... i was referring to special cafes
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Originally Posted by Prish View Post i am a complete junky.... i was referring to special cafes
Are we supposed to have inferred that from your original post?

Pushkar is a Marmite kind of place - you either love it or hate it. I hated it, and could not wait to get out of there. The touts and beggars are amongst the most unpleasant in India. But if banana porridge, tie-dyes and Israeli backpackers are your thing then you'll probably love it.

It has to be said, though, that Seventh Heaven is a lovely place to stay.
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Originally Posted by Prish View Post i am a complete junky.... i was referring to special cafes
Yes, I see. They'll be around alright (or used to be), just follow your nose.
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It is lot better than bigger cities, good place to relax.
sunset and sunrise are worth seeing.

Sun rise from Savitri Hill temple and sun set from Pap mochni hill temple.

To me is things in the market are cheaper than bigger cities like handicrafts or textiles.
There are lots of places to stay in variety of price range.

beggars and touts do exist in all part of world so i do not think to blame only Pushkar for this thing.
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Originally Posted by Mudmirror View Post beggars and touts do exist in all part of world so i do not think to blame only Pushkar for this thing.
Actually, there are very few countries in which beggars and touts are a problem for tourists the way they are in some parts of India.
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Pushkar Temples

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If you get bored of the lake and its temples, there's a hill temple (or two?) to climb up to
There are 13 major hilltop temples around Pushkar, and another 30 or so minor hilltop temples in the region surrounding Pushkar and Ajmer.
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But if banana porridge, tie-dyes and Israeli backpackers are your thing then you'll probably love it.
This represents about 1% of Pushkar. Pushkar is the very heart of Rajasthan, the loveliest people, most beautiful farms, stunning mountain landscapes, music and dance and song.
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Originally Posted by India-012 View Post There are 13 major hilltop temples around Pushkar, and another 30 or so minor hilltop temples in the region surrounding Pushkar and Ajmer.
I climbed up 2 and 1 is in my avatar here.

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