Pushkar, a tiny town in Rajasthan, awes visitors from every corner of the world. The city is a beautiful kaleidoscope of tradition, colours and history. In Pushkar, sacred lakes, century-old temples, animal fairs, food markets and vibrant bazaars, all co-exist side by side. There are plenty of places to visit and a variety of activities to do in Pushkar. When it comes to the fun quotient, Pushkar, a pint-size destination in India, delivers way above its expectations.
Pushkar Camel Fair
A visit to the Pushkar Camel Fair is probably already on your checklist; it is after all one of the most popular activities to do Pushkar. But brace yourself before you make the trip - the Pushkar Camel Fair is huge, and is crowded all through the day and night!
You will have to brave your way through a cluster of shops, eateries and fun fairs, where cheerful locals enjoy the year-end festivities on merry-go-rounds. On the way, you might find a sadhu reading palms, a monkey walking a tight rope and snake charmers showing off their tricks.
You will also find the animal trade fair featuring in excess of 50000 colourfully-donned camels. At the Pushkar Fair that happens in early November, animal owners from villages near and far, come to sell their camels, cattle and horses. And for a small fee, you can enjoy a camel ride too!
Camel Ride in Pushkar
A Camel Ride or Camel Safari, is a fun escapade that is definitely worth your time. It is not uncommon to find a camel colourfully decked, walking on the roads of Pushkar alongside cars and motorbikes. There are several tour guides who can arrange a bumpy, yet merry camel ride for you.
The team at Ananta Spa and Resort, our luxury resort in Pushkar, will help arrange a camel ride or a desert safari in Pushkar, without the hassles of planning.
Desert Safari & Jeep Safari
A jeep safari in Pushkar is an amazing way to explore the desert. You can explore this little town and all its neighbouring villages and elevate your experience when you camp, dine with the locals, participate in traditional music & dance, and not to forget - donning colourful, ethnic costumes for photo-ops!
Temple Tour in Pushkar
Legend has it that Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, dropped a lotus on earth. A lake emerged at that very spot, which came to be known as the Pushkar Lake, around which this sacred city blossomed. As such, the city holds high reverence as a place of religious importance among Hindu pilgrims. While the lake in itself is a must-visit, the Brahma Temple and the Savitri Temple together form the nucleus of the temple tour in Pushkar.
Hot Air Balloon in Pushkar
If you want something offbeat, then try a hot air balloon ride. It is one of the most exhilarating and unique experiences, giving you spectacular glimpses of the city in all its glory!
There are several vendors that offer hot air balloon rides, you can also find them at the annual Pushkar Camel Fair. Hot air balloon rides are best experienced during winters, during the wee hours of the morning or during sunset.