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Pushkar Lake

Ajmer District, Pushkar, India
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Pushkar
Type: Bodies of Water
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Pushkar Lake is a must do for Hindu pilgrims and we saw many during our short stay in Pushkar. The lake is surrounded by cement steps so there is water access in almost every location around the lake. There were many touts trying to give us flowers to place in the lake. We chose not to take them up on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

You can get to the lake through any of the numerous ghats and walk all the way round.There are many Devotees and pilgrims,so it is shoes off,no photos and lots of respect. It is very pretty to see Pushkar from the lake. There are plenty of fake priests who will try and blag you into doing a puja and they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

i was surprised by how clean the lake was (you may expect everything in India). it's pretty well maintained together with surrounding ghats. all times of day are good to have a stroll around the lake. you may find some restauranst with a view as well. respect the sacred place and remove your shoes on ghats and beheve accordingly.

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Perth-WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The sunset over the lake from the steps is nice but to go down to the lake edge you will need to remove your shoes. You are hasselled to receive a blessing of which they then ask for money in return. Better to sit in one of the nearby restaurants and have a drink to watch the sunset in peace.... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Pushkar lake is so well maintained and kept so clean which is so unusual in any religious places in India. It has enough water and every corner is so neat and clean. I was impressed to see every night all the ghats are washed and cleaned by the locals. No one is allowed in to dip their feet or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There are a LOT of dodgy preists, so seek advice. a good one will make a real difference to your visit and perception of this place. you will also be issued with a "pushkar passport" which stops you getting pestered by other priests looking for business.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

While it is interesting to hear the legend of the Brahma temple, the lake disappoints. Despite the best efforts of the management, it continues to be filthy. The management has made two separate ponds-one for submerging the ashes of the departed, and the other for making flower offerings. There are also posters at various paces guiding on this. In spite... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Shoes off and a fee if you go directly to the lake. Alternatively, head for the cafe (no alcohol) on the east side at sunset. Some brave souls even take a dip in the lake.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

After a long journey it was good to stretch our legs with a walk around the lake. Disliked having to pay a local priest for a blessing.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Awesomme place.the lake holds high regard in believers of Hinduism;it is the only place in World where Lord Brahma gets worshiped,not even in Brahma temple of Pushkar!!!many people take holy dip in the lake ,believed to have healing powers !!! the priests around the lake wont loot you if you show some sort of resistance unlike other holy places in... More

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