Pushkar Lake
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Located in the small town of Pushkar in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, The Pushkar Lake is one of the most prominent spots of pilgrimage as well as the site of the world famous Pushkar Fair. Encircled by numerous temples and ghats (bathing spots), the lake draws thousands upon thousands devotees every year to its threshold, to gain spiritual distinction and attain salvation by taking a dip in its holy waters. As the Kartik (Oct-Nov) month descends, the site becomes the focus of soulful devotion and pilgrimage as auspiciousness of this time is highly emphasized in Hindu sacred texts. At the same time, Pushkar Fair wonderfully exhibits the vibrancy of Rajasthan with exotic colors, dishes, dance, cattle fair and numerous entertaining contests and competitions. With amazing spiritual atmosphere, Pushkar Lake remains the site of timeless reverence and spirit.
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  • FHTR In Rajasthan
    Jaipur, India263 contributions
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    Pushkar Lake: Spiritual Tranquility Amidst Tradition
    Surrounded by temples and ghats, it holds a spiritual significance. The ambiance is peaceful, and a walk around the lake allows you to soak in the essence of the town. The annual camel fair adds a unique charm, making it a place to witness local life and traditions. It's a place that evokes a sense of spirituality and cultural authenticity.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 October 2023
  • FHTR In Rajasthan
    Jaipur, India263 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pushkar Lake's Spiritual Charm
    A tiny town surrounding a lake, Pushkar in Rajasthan is an enchanting place to visit. According to mythology, a lotus flower fell from Lord Brahma's hand, creating this lake. Many temples surround the water, with colorful ghats (steps) leading down for bathing rituals. While the architecture isn't grand, the atmosphere is truly special. Witnessing sunrise over the calm water and pilgrims performing puja (worship) is a humbling experience.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Dr. Hemant Prakash
    Jodhpur, India2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wetland of Pushkar
    The lake at Pushkar has an incredible historical and religious significance. It finds mention in several sacred Hindu Texts and sources and is primarily associated with Lord Brahma, who is considered the creator of the Trinity of Gods-Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. According to most versions of the legend associated with the lake, when Lord Brahma killed the demon Vajranabha, three petals of His divine lotus fell in three parts, creating springs in their place, known as Pushkar. Later on, Brahma also performed a yagna at the place. However, at the end of this ritual, he was cursed by his first wife that, he would be worshipped at this spot only. The archeological dating of the lake measures that the lake existed even in the 4th century BC. In later periods it was referred to in many sources- from the inscriptions at Sanchi to records of Chinese Traveler Fa Xian. Over the period, many Rajput rulers and local chiefs of Ajmer tried to restore the glory of Pushkar. The lake lost significance only during the brief period of Mughal rule except during the reign of Akbar.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 30 April 2024
  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India2,043 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sacred Lake
    Pushkar Lake is a sacred lake of the Hindus. It is believed that a dip in the sacred lake may lead to cleanse the sins and cure skin diseases. Pushkar Lake is surrounded by several bathing ghats, where pilgrims take a sacred bath. Several Hindu temples are situated around the lake, Brahma Temple is the most prominent one. However, the water quality may be a question mark. The lake is also surrounded by several shops, one has to walk through the market to reach the lake ghat. Hindu puja / rituals are also performed in the ghat. Avoid priest / touts in the Lake surroundings.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Amazing experience 2and handugath for asahi visrajan also seen close to hindu culture best seen in evening
Experience was very good enjoy my child
Written 12 July 2024
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Patrick
Geneva, Switzerland104 contributions
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Jul 2024 • Friends
Priests make you take part in a religious ceremony, then insist that you donate at least $50 to a so-called charity, officially run by the government. If you donate less, they become aggressive. A real tourist trap masquerading as a place of worship. What a pity because as a tourist you will leave Pushkar with a bad image and you wont recommend this place.
Written 11 July 2024
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India2,043 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Couples
Pushkar Lake is a sacred lake of the Hindus. It is believed that a dip in the sacred lake may lead to cleanse the sins and cure skin diseases. Pushkar Lake is surrounded by several bathing ghats, where pilgrims take a sacred bath. Several Hindu temples are situated around the lake, Brahma Temple is the most prominent one. However, the water quality may be a question mark. The lake is also surrounded by several shops, one has to walk through the market to reach the lake ghat. Hindu puja / rituals are also performed in the ghat. Avoid priest / touts in the Lake surroundings.
Written 25 May 2024
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Dr. Hemant Prakash
Jodhpur, India2 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Business
The lake at Pushkar has an incredible historical and religious significance. It finds mention in several sacred Hindu Texts and sources and is primarily associated with Lord Brahma, who is considered the creator of the Trinity of Gods-Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. According to most versions of the legend associated with the lake, when Lord Brahma killed the demon Vajranabha, three petals of His divine lotus fell in three parts, creating springs in their place, known as Pushkar. Later on, Brahma also performed a yagna at the place. However, at the end of this ritual, he was cursed by his first wife that, he would be worshipped at this spot only.
The archeological dating of the lake measures that the lake existed even in the 4th century BC. In later periods it was referred to in many sources- from the inscriptions at Sanchi to records of Chinese Traveler Fa Xian. Over the period, many Rajput rulers and local chiefs of Ajmer tried to restore the glory of Pushkar. The lake lost significance only during the brief period of Mughal rule except during the reign of Akbar.
Written 30 April 2024
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FHTR In Rajasthan
Jaipur, India263 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
A tiny town surrounding a lake, Pushkar in Rajasthan is an enchanting place to visit. According to mythology, a lotus flower fell from Lord Brahma's hand, creating this lake. Many temples surround the water, with colorful ghats (steps) leading down for bathing rituals.

While the architecture isn't grand, the atmosphere is truly special. Witnessing sunrise over the calm water and pilgrims performing puja (worship) is a humbling experience.
Written 2 April 2024
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Mike Kett
London, UK102 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
The lake itself is very beautiful and quiet within its surroundings, I feel the sense of being in a holy place even though I’m not a Hindu.witnessing the sunset is truly amazing as the sun reflects into the lake I feel connected. the only down side is some areas can be dirty due to the presence of animals.
Written 28 February 2024
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Sukanya D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,123 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Family
I had nurtured dreams about the best-known Brahma temple in India since I was a child.
Unfortunately, the loutish so-called priests saw to it that my visit there was reduced to RUBBISH and a NIGHTMARE.
We were five of us (one, a senior citizen) and we had stopped at Pushkar while driving from Jaipur to Jodhpur.
The terrible experience began the moment we exited the car. One fellow (clad in ordinary clothes) leading a cow accosted us with " Give Rs 100 for the holy cow." It was as if there was a RATE...his tone was aggressive and demanding and when we ignored him he muttered under his breath before he went on his way.
This was a pattern that would be repeated over and over again. Beggars with watches on their wrist would follow us and say things like "Buy One kg apples for us..." Very specific demands. One kg of a named fruit. It wasn't a request for alms...it was more like a threat. Give...or else!
For the first time, I was afraid and not just of the crowds or the prospect of pick-pocketing etc. It was a deep down spiral of fear at the naked aggression (by the locals) that I experienced.
Things came to a head at one of the ghats (steps leading to the Lake), where two of us had bought thalis (plates) of flowers etc. We just wanted to sit on the steps, reminisce about lost loved ones and just offer flowers in their memory. One small part of the lake has been cordoned off for these activities and the water here is pretty dirty. Thankfully, the rest of the lake is clean.
The trouble started because we had not employed local priests to offer prayers. One of us had the thali snatched from his hand. He was told he could not offer pujas without a priest conducting it . When he said he had paid for it, he was told he could have his money back. His wife who speaks better Hindi argued and managed to rescue the thali but not before we were called "Insultors of Brahmins, Beggars, Free-loaders."
ALL our children CURSED to die!!! This is a new low for touts anywhere in the world and it happened for us in Pushkar.
I had read reports; even the ones here on TripAdvisor. I had been warned by family and friends who had visited earlier. I had ignored every red flag about Pushkar.
Maybe those who read this report will ignore the warning too...because Brahma temples are rare (and there is a temple to Narasimha here too-the 4th avatar of Vishnu.
Was there no redeeming aspect?
Yes, the photo opportunities.
The well-mannered shop-owners (stall owners and large shop owners are polite as they fleece you but somehow we did not mind that...it is a given that tourists pay double for tacky souvenirs. It is part of the fun of travelling.)
We discovered a lovely cafe (Cafe Nutmeg) where we had great lassi in surprisingly tranquil surroundings and nursed our hurt and feelings of outrage.
I am attaching the photo as the only one of my Push- kar visit because it is the only happy memory I have of that place.
How sad that a place as blessed as Pushkar will remain in my memory as a place ...the only place in the world... where a stranger cursed me.
Written 28 January 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Famous amongst locals & tourists alike, Pushkar lake is a destination for folks visiting the city. A big lake with ghats & shops.
Written 11 January 2024
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sleeplessinberlin
Mannheim, Germany21 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Friends
Beware of priest, cooperating with with local tour Guides and stay away from pooja ceremonies. Never accept any flowers as these will clearly mark you as bait for the priests. The whole scam is given an official feel as there is an official donation office (apparently state owned? totale care of all brahmin priests across India) and apparently all people donating get inscribed at the Brahma temple. Although the guide and priest claim that you are simply asked to donate as much as you like for the pooja ceremony, you will already get told during the pooja how much is actually expected of you as holy donation, Starting from a "regular meal" for one priest for a day of 2100 rupees (usd25) to 5100 rupees If you "want" to feed one monk for one day with milk pudding. Given the hefty prices though, it seems that the monks feed on caviar and foie gras!? After the ceremony the priest walked us to the donation office and then turned rather non-priestly to get the required amount from us. Also it looked like the donation office had different windows for locals and foreigners, presumably also with different prices. Overall however a rather unpleasant and costly experience, so would definitely recommend to Put Pushkar overall from your itinerary.

Too bad the money is not invested in the upkeeping of the town, as the surroundings of the lake were rather shabby and filthy, cows and pigeon poo allover, and you were sometimes even asked to take your shoes off when walking around the lake 🤢🤮
Written 31 December 2023
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Verushka
South Africa2 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Family
The scamming at the lake is real. Be wary of both the tour guides and the priests at the lake that are both working with one another in an organized scam. Do not agree to do any of their prayers at the lake because afterwards they will demand an absurd sum of money for the prayer. Rather, just do the cable car ride to the temple on the hill instead and watch the sunset instead, a much better and enjoyable use of an afternoon in Pushkar.
Written 22 December 2023
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