Got A Day In Pushkar? Here's What To Do
Hike To Savitri Mata Temple
The Savitri Mata Temple is perched on a hilltop and it offers a panoramic view of the entire Pushkar. The hike is fairly easy as it has a path of well-laid out steps, and with a pair of sturdy shoes, we can reach the temple in 40 minutes. While there are ropeways on the top, we recommend good old walking. Plus, the sunrise is worth waking up in the morning for!
Pushkar Camel Safari offers a plenty of safaris where you can go bonkers over the sand dunes. While we recommend their night safari that comes with overnight camping, if you think you don't have the time for it, indulge in the day safaris they offer. An hour of safari costs around INR 400 per person.
Shopping In Choti Basti
Love trinkets, jewellery, and hippie clothing? At Choti Basti, we discovered some great finds on a budget. Right from peppy halter necks and palazzos to oxidised jewellery and camel leather goods, we grabbed them all here.
Aarti At Varah Ghat
No matter where you are and what you are doing, you've got to reach the Varah Ghat for the aarti. Sit by the Pushkar Lake and enjoy the view of the surrounding hills. Plenty of pigeons, cows, and dogs will accompany you but around the aarti time (6.15pm-6.45pm), assemble at the ghat and enjoy the visual beauty of it.
This 14th-century temple is built out of marble and stone slabs, and if you're into ancient temples (Although it doesn't look very ancient), check this out. It gets super crowded during the aarti time, so we recommend visiting after the aarti hour to see the architecture. It also has an underground tunnel that leads you to a Shiva temple.
We ended our meal on a sweet note by walking to Halwai Gali. Gorge on rabdi malpua, malai ghewar or kalakand, which are made fresh and throughout the day. If you're okay with a low-key (Or no) ambience or don't mind eating on the street, you've just got to eat here.