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5 Reasons to stay near the Pushkar Lake

5 Reasons to stay near the Pushkar Lake
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By Akansha

12 Mar, 2023

There is no denying that the best place to stay in Pushkar is near Pushkar Lake. Everything in Pushkar almost revolves around it. The 12th century man-made Pushkar lake is one of the holiest places in India. It bears immense religious and spiritual implications for devotees and is a bucket-list destination for many travellers around the entire globe. If you are planning a trip to Pushkar sometime soon, then be wise when you take the big step and decide on accommodations. Take it from us and book stays near Pushkar lake.

Pushkar

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Here Are A Few Reasons Why A Stay Near Pushkar Lake Is Recommended - 


1. The Ghats Of Pushkar Lake 

ghats of pushkar lake

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The 52 ghats surrounding the Pushkar lake witness many religious activities. Sitting at the ghats and watching the devotees perform their rituals is an experience in itself. Many believe that the lake has curative powers. You can take a dip in the holy waters of the lake but remember to take your footwear off! Otherwise, you might really piss off the locals. Some of the popular ghats in Pushkar are the Brahma Ghat, Yag Ghat, Saptrishi Ghat, and Karni Ghat. Gau Ghat is a must mention because that is where the ashes of the great Mahatma Gandhi were spread around. 

2. Shri Rangji Mandir In Pushkar 

Shri Rangji Mandir in pushkar

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Along with the numerous ghats, there are hundreds of temples that surround the Pushkar lake. Big or small, the temples of Pushkar are visited by devotees and curious tourists alike. The century-old marble and stone architecture are simply spellbinding. Props to you if you choose a place that is close both to the lake and the artistic temple spaces. While at Pushkar, don’t miss out on the Brahma temple. It is one of the only temples in the world solely devoted to Lord Brahma and boasts of some vivid architecture. 

3. Famous 'Pink Floyd' Cafe Near The Lake 

5. Sun setting beyond the great Pushkar Lake

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The area around the Pushkar lake is dotted with small cafes that cater to tourists and backpackers. A lot of people from all over the world visit this small town all year round. Hence, Pushkar offers its visitors a chance to indulge in cuisines from all over the world. Many of such cafes and restaurants are attached to the lake-side stays. You can find some really delicious food here - right from traditional Indian food to continental and Israeli cuisine. Note that since Pushkar is a holy town, restaurants do not serve non-vegetarian food. None at all! 

4. Colourful Local Pushkar Markets 

local pushkar market

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Many streets around the Pushkar lake are narrow and slightly congested - but this is where you can get the actual feel of this historic old town. Tiny shops, old temples, traveller cafes, small parks and people from all walks of life wandering around line up these paths. A stroll around these areas is going to reveal a whole new side of Pushkar. It’s also a great place to shop if you are looking for some well made local handicrafts and leather products! 

5. Sun Setting Beyond The Great Pushkar Lake 

Sunset in Pushkar

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Watching the sunset over the lake is a cherry on top if you stay near the Pushkar lake. Sit in your hostel balcony and watch the sky turn pink and orange with the setting sun. Doesn't it sound like a magical way to end the day? Once the sun goes down, the lake comes to life with evening aartis and poojas. The lights from the temples and ghats throw a magical reflection on its waters. And at a distance, you can spot the lights that lead up to the Savitri temple at the nearby hilltop. It’s a view that can only be seen if you are staying near Pushkar lake. 

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