Two years back, on the same dates, I went to Pushkar for the first time. I never knew I would fall in love with this city this much. Everyone asks about what's so special about Pushkar other than the Brahma Temple & the Pushkar Lake. This writing will help you understand the beauty of this place, this experience.
Yes, it's not just a place, or a pilgrimage, or a hippies getaway, it's an Experience. Something that will make a permanent spot in your heart. The deserts, the temples, the hidden alleys, the serene ghats, the people, the markets, the food, the air, the..the..the.. I can't even count off all those things about Pushkar which make it such a astounding experience.
To start with, Pushkar means "Lotus Flower", which is said to be a seat of Lord Brahma, the creator of the World. It is one of the oldest towns in India with a rare combination of sand dunes, lake, hills, forests, cafes & temples. There are a LOT of hidden quaint places & cafes in the town which are only explored when you void your mind and wander around just observing all the beauty around. The most common attractions around Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake, Savitri Temple, the Local Market, the Funky Monkey Cafe, Nirvana Cafe and the local market.