Pushkar, the holy city
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Pushkar is located about a 6 hours drive from Jaipur, in the county of Rajasthan, and is one of many holy cities in India. It's also one of the oldest. Pushkar lies near the lake Pushkar, a holy lake, where you can find about 52 ghats.. where pilgrims bathe in the sacred waters. You can also find the well-known Brahma Temple in the middle of the city.
It's a small city, and gives a great insight in how India really is. How the people are, and how the culture are. Just strolling down the streets makes you get to know India just a little bit more.
Pushkar is also a great place for a camel ride. Keep in mind that riding a camel is slightly more painful than you would think. So if you think a tour more than 3 hours is a good idea.. think again. We went riding all the way around a mountain, and we were on the animal for about 3 hours or so. I've never been in such pain. Seriously.. I had trouble walking back into the hotel. But if you just forget about the pain, it was such a fun experience to sit there, on the really tall animal, riding through the indian desert. It's kinda surreal too.. in a way.
One other thing you really shouldn't miss while in Pushkar is the sunset by Lake Pushkar. It's absolutely beautiful. I'm not used to seeing sunsets at all. (Cause where I live there's too many trees.) This one was one of the most beautiful sunsets during the whole trip.
I should also mention that Pushkar is really cheap. Everything is cheap. You'll get dinner for around 100 Rupees (which is like $2-3).