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Pushkar Lake

Address: Ajmer District, Pushkar, India
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Private Tour: Pushkar Day Trip from Jaipur
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Pushkar
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The touts and priests (I doubt they really are priests) were so pushy that it took away from any feeling of a holy place. The lake is small and not that pretty. Sorry to be so negative, but compared to so many other beautiful, serene places in India, I'm sorry I wasted my time.

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Nantou, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I traveled to Pushkar on my own. Taking the city bus from Ajmer to the Lake was a trip. I was accompanied by locals, and it felt great. They weren't bothering me or paying special attentions to me even if I looked different. They have better and more important things to do. However, once I get to the touristy place... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

World's only lord Brahma temple is by the side of the lake. The lake is not very big but beautiful. We had reached there early morning so got a serene view of sunrise also. At that time there was no rush of visitors. So we enjoyed the site very well. One can offer puja by the lake and may also... More 

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penzance
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Very pushy priests who demanded money. Took us down to the lake, asked about members of our family and wanted money for each person we mentioned.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Every religious destination has pros and cons. This location is the same. Your eyes are glued to Sunset and the shorts you want, but then you realize that you are being constantly observed by the pandits to get some money in the name of blessing or pooja. DO NOT get emotional with their talk and pay any money. During Sunset... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I found the lake average. Since I was there in Nov, and winters were setting in, I did not go for a holy dip. I just walked around a bit and washed my face. The lake has many entrances. I forgot the one from where i went, but it seemed one of the biggest 'Ghats' There are pandits all around,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

i will suggest everyone who travells to Pushkar 'NOT TO' pay a single rupee to the pandits or anyone. The pandits and the tour guides are all linked and works on commision. These pandits will make you feel so embarassed that you will land up paying ..particularly when you are travelling with kids. just visit the temple + pray +... More 

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Alwar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

beware of local priests who will force you to give huge donations by blackmailing you religiously & emotionally.inspite of thousand temples all around no one place is worthbtaking a dip because of polluted water & proper place for prayers.stray dogs & cows roam around freely.disappointed by lack of muncipal facilities.

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Lucknow, India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good and quiet place, go and visit all around the lake, enjoy the sunset and also having restaurant/hotel in front then can have tea/coffee and relax for some hours. Good place for having some peace

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were very happy to see one of the most important sites of Hindu pilgrimage, so we hired a tourist guide... His English was very poor, but he managed to take us to Pushkar lake. He connected us with this people (sorry, their qualifications escape my memory) who separated us and took us to a ghat (the steps that lead... More 

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