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Pushkar Lake

Address: Ajmer District, Pushkar, India
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Pushkar
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few places that the small town of pushkar has to offer. Its serene and a must see on your visit to Pushkar.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I was really looking forward to visiting pushkar after hearing and reading great things...I wish I had stayed away! The brahmin priests that accost you right at the entrance to the lake really spoiled this place for us, despite getting away without a large donation. As soon as you enter the lake area they will almost physically drag you off... More 

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Indore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Pushkar is a very popular place to be visited by all Hindus. It has the only Brahma temple in the world. The temple is situated on the lake side and Ghats are well maintained for people to take holy dip..

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Pushkar is everything you want it to be and more...smal, intimate, good food, abudant accommodation, walk everywhere, peaceful, relaxing, shopping, camels, colour, music, reat sunsets over the lake, monkeys, holy people, rituals, grret for photography plus interaction with the locals.

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Pondicherry, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A very peaceful place. You walk around it, sit down, look around, just watch people bathing, talking, kids playing. The light is fabulous.

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München
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We booked a one night stay in Pushkar and also went to visit the lake. I thought it was interesting to see everything thats going on there. We werent really pestered by anyone but we were also warned in advance so we just ignored them. You need to take your shoes off but can carry them with you (dont let... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Our whole family had a privilege and blessings of God Brahma and we were very fortunate to be present for the Arti, the chanting by the priest and singing the devotional prayer made us very emotional, we were very touched to see such thing happening in front of our eyes, it took some 30 minutes for the Arti to finish... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

You would feal really disapointed if you had come a long way to see this lake ! When i think of a lake this is not it ! Its a dirty pond surrounded by decrepid concrete buildings , its another place where religion is completley bonkers and taken over , but then thats why people come here ! The town... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Pushkar Lake has many ghats and each one has its own feel. The views are great and it is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Be warned that since it is known to be a holy area you will get pestered. People will constantly try to give you "holy flowers", bracelets, and anything else they can get you... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful lake to look at, but beware the Brahmin priests who alight on you as soon as you go down the steps to the lake. They separate you from whoever you're with, and then use very heavy pressure to get each of you to part with serious money (for blessings for every member of your family!)

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