Backpacking Pushkar: Home of the camels

Backpacking Pushkar: Home of the camels

Pushkar is a microdot on the map. The 4 km by 4 km walled town of Pushkar is an ancient religious place. Backpacking Pushkar is a great experience, as Pushkar is as much home to travellers as it is to pilgrims.

Sparkling under the afternoon sun like a Jewel, a glimmering mirage in the desert, complete with camels, elephants, vividly coloured festivals, a vast, unique and killer cuisine, folk and tribal dances, and friendly, turban wearing desert folk, tiny Pushkar, is by no means left behind in the grandeur, and cultural décor of Rajasthan.

Backpacking Pushkar: A decorated camel in Pushkar
Backpacking Pushkar: A decorated camel in Pushkar

Pushkar unveiled for the Backpacker

Religious city and all, nothing stops the backpackers from finding their comfort zone in this unique city. Even though alcohol is banned within the walls of Pushkar (on pretext of Pushkar being a religious place), a few minutes outside, all is available.

Although the temple of Brahma is the main attraction here, don’t miss the temple of his wife Savitri Devi. Savitri sits gazing down upon her husband’s temple in a rage that has lasted centuries. Take the 45 minute trek, and find out their story. Read More

Read more about backpacking the history rich cities of Rajasthan, namely Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. If you are looking for an itinerary through Rajasthan, check out my 12 day trip through Rajasthan itinerary.

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