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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What tips should I keep in mind while staying in Pushkar?

Akshay Chhugani Jul 22 2013
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While visiting the temples at the Pushkar lake be careful of people forcing you to go for Special PAID prayers. They would not tell you its paid till the end and once its over, they would force you to get as much cash as possible out of your pockets.

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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A new place may require you to be extra smart and decisive. We recommend to you some of the tips and guidelines that you can follow in order to enjoy your trip to Pushkar better. Have a look.

  • Weather and Nature

    Being a part of Rajasthan, Pushkar understandably is quite a hot and dry zone. It is advisable that you choose the winter months between November and February for your visit here. Moreover, the world-famous Pushkar Fair too happens in November.

  • Journey

    You should try haggling for taxi fares while travelling to or within the town of Pushkar.

  • Stay/ Eat

    If an unconventional, homely and cheap place is your preference, then you could try out places like Atithi Guest House and Chacha's Garden. Charges vary from anywhere between INR 250 to INR 500.

    Non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited in this sacred place as they are seen by the citizens as a corrupting influence. So, do not think of indulging in either of them.

  • Sightseeing

    The sacred Pushkar Lake is surrounded with 52 ghats. Being a hub of large number of masses, you should beware of the Pandas at the Ghats who are experts in duping innocent devotees and extract money from them.
    If you wish to perform prayers at the
    ghats, do fix the costs with the priest in advance.

    Do visit
    Sri Brahmaji Temple, the only temple in the world dedicated to the Creator of the world, Lord Brahma.

    While undertaking a
    Camel Safari, do ready yourself for the rough and sandy terrains that you are going to traverse during your tour, and if you can handle it. Adventures such as this and Hot Air Ballooning are not feasible during summer months.

  • General

    Lastly, do not forget to keep some emergency numbers handy. Here are some-
    Police Station: +91-145-2772046
    Government Hospital: +91-145-2772029
    Tourist Information Centre: +91-145-2772040

Now that much has been outlined for you to keep in mind, you can go ahead and explore the place yourself.

Jeevan LeVoyageur Oct 24 2014
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Very true! It happen to me, and they become very aggressive! They ask me 10 000 inr, and they try to force me to bring me at atm.
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