Top things to do in Pushkar

Fair in Pushkar

Pushkar Camel Fair

Come the month of Kartika, the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and one of the holiest, Thar camel drivers spruce up their ships of the desert and start the long walk to Pushkar in time for Kartik Purnima (F…
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Out of the Blue

Distinctly a deeper shade of blue in this sky-blue town, Out of the Blue is a reliable restaurant. The menu ranges from noodles and momos (Tibetan dumplings) to pizza, pasta, falafel and pancakes. A nice touch for t…
Market in Pushkar

Sadar Bazaar

Pushkar’s Sadar Bazaar is lined with enchanting little shops and is a good place for picking up gifts. Many of the vibrant Rajasthani textiles originate from Barmer, south of Jaisalmer, or Gujarat. There’s plenty of…
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Sixth Sense

This chilled rooftop restaurant is a great place to head to even if you didn’t score a room in the popular hotel. The pizza and the Indian seasonal vegetables and rice are all very good, as is the filter coffee and …
Hindu Temple in Pushkar

Brahma Temple

Pushkar’s most famous temple is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few such temples in the world as a result of a curse by Brahma’s consort, Saraswati. The temple is marked by a red spire, and over the entranc…
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Shri Vankatesh

Head to this no-nonsense local favourite and tuck into some dhal, paneer or kofta, before mopping up the sauce with some freshly baked chapatis and washing it all down with some good old-fashioned chai. The thalis (…
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Honey & Spice

Run by a friendly family, this tiny wholefood breakfast and lunch place has delicious South Indian coffee and homemade cakes. Even better are the salad bowls and hearty vegetable combo stews served with brown rice –…
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Savitri Mata Temple

The ropeway (9.30am to 7.30pm, return trip ₹119) makes the ascent to the hilltop Saraswati Temple a breeze. The temple overlooks the lake and the views are fantastic at any time of day. Alternatively, you could take…
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Om Shiva Garden Restaurant

This traveller stalwart near Naya Rangji Temple continues to satisfy, with wood-fired pizzas and espresso coffee featuring on its predominately Italian and North Indian menu. It's hard to pass on the pizzas, but the…
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Sunset Café

Right on the eastern ghats, this cafe has sublime lake views from its front porch and rooftop. It offers the usual traveller menu, including curries, pizza and pasta, plus there’s a German bakery serving reasonable …