My curiosity that led to a new Journey of Pushkar, Rajasthan

15th Jul 2018

This was the second day of my Ajmer-Pushkar trip that I went with my family. The Ajmer sight seeing was almost completed and we were tired.. The climate was wonderful because it was month of July. We enquired for the best mode of commute from Ajmer to Pushkar and a local fellow told us to opt for an auto. And ultimately it was the best choice. When you come from the internal chaos of the Ajmer city, the holiness and divinity fulfils the air. Although the roads were not smooth and there were kind of inclinations as well but the ride was worth taking.

It was almost late evening when we reached Pushkar. Our stay was pre-booked so we just had our dinner and went straight to bed. The next morning, we got ready to explore Pushkar. However there are not many places of view but the ones that exist are fare enough to delve into the serenity of the holy place.

Brahma Temple – Pushkar is famous specifically for world’s one and only Brahma temple. It was just a few meter walk from our stay to the temple. On the way to place of worship you will see a lot of handicraft, jewelry, footwear and daily utility shops. Before entering the mandir, you can take some prasaad offerings along with you. There is no photography allowed inside the premises and be ware there are langoors to snatch the prasaad from your hands.

From the way back from temple, we stopped at a local food stall selling, kadhi kachori, samosa and jalebi. The breakwast was delicious. There are other options like poha and veg pakoda that you can opt for.

Savitri temple – it was again a walking distance from the Brahma Temple to the Savitri temple. You can either reach the temple located at a distant height via rope way (affordable) or via trekking. The whole sight of Pushkar from the rope way cabin is breathtaking. The temple is not so well developed but worth visiting.

Pushkar lake and other ghats – the sun was about to set when we returned back from the Savitri temple. It was aarti time at the pushkar lake. You can spend some time there and also visit the ghats for doing the auspicious ceremonies.

The day went well and we enjoyed a lot. Infact there are many other places in Pushkar like Naga Pahar, Merta, Rose garden, Sarafa bazaar, Man Mahal and Kishangarh. You can pay a visit there if there are no time constraints unlike us.

Suggestions for travelers –

• The best time to visit Pushkar is after the month of June

• There is not much cold in winter season too

• Opt for the kadhi kachori and mix pakora, also you can try a variety of sweet lassi flavors

• There are cafes and hostels to stay due to heavy footfall of foreign tourists, you can opt for them

• Pushkar is well connected via road and trains from Ajmer

Pushkar lake view at the time of sunset

Photo of Savitri Temple Trail, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Shivani

View from rope way to Savitri temple

Photo of Savitri Temple Trail, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Shivani