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Got A Day In Pushkar? Here's What To Do

    Taking off on a road trip from Jaipur to Udaipur or Jodhpur? We're sure you'd stop at Pushkar for a night or more, and if you are wondering how to explore the town at its best, we're here to tell you how. Here's a list of fun things to do in Pushkar and yes, it has more than just temples.  

    Hike To Savitri Mata Temple

    Savitri Mata Temple

    Ottiyambakkam, Chennai

    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! 

    Camel Safari

    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. 

    Brahma Temple

    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. 

    Lalaji Paranthas

    More than the paranthas, we loved this kiosk for Lalaji's swag. Cool sneakers, low-waist denim, and funky t-shirt, Lalaji whips the cheesiest of paranthas. Each plate is served with curd, three types of delicious chutney, and free folk music. With INR 120 per plate, it's filling and two people can share one.  

    Halwai Gali

    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.