"Colourful Oasis" Pushkar by josephescu
Pushkar Travel Guide: 201 reviews and 847 photos
For the hindus, Pushkar is a holy little town, centered on a sacred lake that, according to legend, appeared at the spot where Lord Brahma dropped a lotus flower from the sky, which has made it an important Hindu pilgrimage site. Almost 400 milky coloured temples and many pale onion domes curl around the lake, among them, one of the few Brahma temples in the world.
On an international level, Pushkar is famous for its colourful camel fair, which takes place every October/November and attracts thousands of tourists.
All in all, Pushkar is a touristy destination, situated on the edge on the desert, with narrow lanes lined with shops, rooftop restaurants, small budget guesthouses outnumbering the temples and many, many pushy touts around “the lake”. Despite its high tourist profile, the town maintains some mystical charm which, accompanied with the “no motor traffic” in the centre, makes it a pleasant retreat before the next hop.
- Pros:colourful and trafficless
- Cons:touts & "no photo policy" at the ghats
- In a nutshell:muddled match of religious and tourist scenes
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