Things to Avoid in Pushkar, Rajasthan
- Getting cheated by the plethora of so called Holy Men on the ghats. They will push flowers into your hand and try to get you to perform a ceremony at the holy lake all for the sake of swindling a few thousand rupees off you. Unlike what they all tell you about bad karma for life, you will be better of staying away from these goons.
- The “special” lassis of Pushkar unless you have a hard core tummy. Many friends have drunk one and felt zonked for days plus complained about upset tummies.
- Going off for desert parties or visiting traditional homes of strange local Pushkar men. There will be a ton of guys who will say they will give you the real Rajasthan experience blah blah. Don’t listen to them and listen to your gut.
- Desert Safaris : There is not much of a real desert in Pushkar …it will just be a few hours on a poor old camel, some music and then trying to get as much money out of you.
There is a whole bunch of amazing fun stuff to do and see in Pushkar and one can have a really good stay in this pretty little town but since it has a become a busy busy touristic center , please be careful of getting ripped off…an unfortunate side effect of mass tourism
Enjoy your stay and there are enough local people out there who are genuinely very nice even if far and few in between.
Love from the road