Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake: Hours, Address, Pushkar Lake Reviews: 4/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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eli m
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not what it used to be
Dec 2020
its not what is used to be! but its still an amazing place to relax, to eat some food thats not indian food, to play music, to get together with spiritual people, so in the end i know i will always love this place
Written 23 November 2021
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ShajiJV
Bangalore80 contributions
Visit at Puskar
Nov 2021 • Family
On the way to Udaipur, I took a diversion to Pushkar.By the time you reach Pushkar,one or the other so called Pundits will connect with you.They will tell you stories about Brahma God and will say that it's the only temple of Brahma,which is a lie.There are other Brahma temples.Visitors needs to keep their chappals/Shoes/Sandals outside the lake.Someone stole my kids sandals and they said it never happened there.It was an expensive brand new sandal.
The pundits will conduct a 5 minute Pooja and will request for Dakshina politely and after collecting it,they will redirect the visitors to the place which collects money for Annadanam.Its not compulsory,but they displayed large amounts for the same. I didn't get the holy feeling like other temples in India at Pushkar. May be due to the bad experience that I had.
Written 1 November 2021
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Monesh A Mishra
Vasai, India408 contributions
Holy place with lots of Holy cows!
Sep 2021 • Family
The place needs urgent cleaning and maintenance. The lake is not maintained and has cows making way on the steps mostly. The location is very beautiful and surroundings are scenic only thing needed is little effort to clean up the place.
Written 21 September 2021
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dillsefoodie
Bengaluru, India1,224 contributions
Beware of Pandits on Ghaat
Mar 2021 • Family
The place is pretty beautiful. You feel a sense of calmness and peacefulness. The only thing is that beware of the pandits and all. They will come and ask you to do a pooja and in end will make you donate money for feeding pandits which is huge. There is a tradition that you should visit the ghaat first before visiting the temple.
Written 20 March 2021
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Aarthi I
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India105 contributions
Was not expected to be like this.
Jan 2021
Though we were told this place would be clean and the ghats etc are all clean and well maintained. Even the lake seemed to be dirty. This could also be because of Covid as there werent too many people also, we found this to extremely dirty, with cattle dung everywhere, open ditches and cold and wet. The Aarti , I thought would be mesmerizing, turned out to be completely the opposite. The lake ghats can accommodate a lot of people, but the time we went there weren't many. The Aarti was also a lowly affair without much fanfare.

The brahma temple is walking distance from here. The point to note, which noone told us was that girls below 10 and women above 65 aren't allowed inside the temple. If we had known this we could have planned better with the family. So overall a disappointment.
Written 10 January 2021
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KartikSharma2612
Mumbai, India88 contributions
Nice place but not maintained
Dec 2020 • Family
It's a holy place for Hindu's but very poorly maintained... Cows are everywhere on Lake front... Not cleaned. Beware of temple touts...
Written 8 January 2021
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kashy08
India16 contributions
Paradise on earth
Jan 2021 • Solo
This city is not only beautiful from outside... but from inside too... and people made it more beautiful... from shop to rode side vendor to hotel staff to temple priest everyone have this positive attitude in their nature... all greeted me with namaste... affection which you can feel the way they talk to you.... loved this city
Written 2 January 2021
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K K
Albuquerque, NM2 contributions
Pushkar trip
Dec 2019 • Family
It's a good place to visit given the historical importance of temple.

Please DO NOT take any guide or priest especially recommended by your taxi/tourist car driver.

I was asked to pay money in some fraudulent appearing trust office located at the corner of lake. If you have to donate then please do it in the temple. It is very easy to navigate around the city. Temple and lake is the main attraction which any local can help you find, in case if you need one.

All tourist taxi drivers have a nexus and they stop you to shops and hook you up with bad guides and priest because they get money from them. They are very pushy and I had a terrible experience with a young male guide who came with his bike and almost fought with me because he was asking me to donate money to someone he knew and I felt it was fraudulent.

Please do not take any suggestions from your taxi driver. They also stop at bad restaurants because they get money from them. Do your own research, pick the place and ask them to stop there. They are pushy but don't give in.
Written 28 November 2020
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rishab h
3 contributions
Good experience
Nov 2020 • Couples
It's a beautiful view out here..you can just sit and relax out here. Water is not that clean to bath but it's scenic
Written 9 November 2020
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Abu Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer, India4 contributions
Beautify place
Oct 2020 • Solo
I really loved
Nice sunset and sunrise feel so relaxing best place for relaxing

Nice city clean place
Written 29 October 2020
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