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Stimulate your senses

It’s not just a temple town. Pushkar city offers much more than what meets the eye. From spiritual seekers to avid backpackers, it’s a mecca for all. By Palak Malik
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UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2012 05:01 PM IST

Once you explore the inner lanes of the main bazaar, you’ll be surprised by what Pushkar has to offer – street shopping, global cuisines and a whole lot of character.

How to get there: Take a flight to Jaipur, and then a taxi to Pushkar. If a train journey suits you, Ajmer is the nearest railway station. Pushkar is less than half-an-hour drive from there.

Where to stay: You could stay at hotel Khadim in Ajmer and do up-down to Pushkar. The hotel is walking distance from the railway station and near the city centre. But if you wish to experience Pushkar only, Pink Floyd Cafe would be your best bet: the room tariff is low and the character of the place is simply musical, true to the genre.

What to do: Take a stroll through the main bazaar – from silver jewellery and handicrafts to hand-painted T-shirts and hippie clothing, everything is available at dirt-cheap prices. Cafes like Rainbow and Moondance offer a good mix of Italian, Mexican and Thai cuisines. From olive pizzas to Nutella crepes, there’s plenty to stimulate your taste buds. And, if you are in search of peace, a visit to Pushkar lake and Brahma temple is a must.

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