Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

By Mridula Dwivedi October 18, 2013 27 Comments , , ,

Pushkar Lake (Rajasthan, India) ย is a beauty, more so at the sunset. The sunset can be seen from the lake and everything around it becomes even more magical. However, the lake itself could be better maintained. As of now the ghats are dirty. The water too looks green and full of algae. Pushkar Lake is of religious significance to the Hindus so on the main ghats you can walk only barefoot.

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Sarovar, Rajasthan, India

I got serene blue skies in the late evening. The lake by now was a beautiful mirror. Sarovar means lake in Hindi and the banks are known as Ghats. The lake attracts a lot of tourists both pilgrims and people who are there just to enjoy its beauty. I belong to the second category. Many Hindu priests would ask you if you would like to perform a pooja (prayer) by the Pushkar Lake. I have always declined and the pandas (priests) have never troubled me. I have been to Pushkar Lake twice.

Puskhar Lake, Rajasthan, India

Puskhar Lake, Rajasthan, India

The lake’s origin are traced back to 4th century BC as it has been depicted on coins from that era. Otherwise according to the Hindu Mythology it is as old as creation itself. Pushkar has a temple devoted to Lord Brahma and this lake is also said to originate from his lotus petals that fell on the ground in a fight with Asuras (demons). The water of the lake is said to have healing properties.

Pushkar at Sunset, Rajasthan, India

Chhavi Playing at the Pushkar Lake at Sunset, Rajasthan, India

For me the trip was doubly special as it was the first daughter-mom trip! We had a great time and I am already planning the next trip with her! She hates posing for the camera and with great difficulty I manage to click a few decent pictures of her.

This post is part of Sky Watch Friday. Do check it out.

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27 thoughts on “Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan”

  1. Wow! The sunset, the tranquil atmosphere, and the reflection of houses in the lake – altogether make a great pic! Sure you both had a great time!

  2. nice pics, Mridula. esp the last one with chhavi. pls tell her we love all your photos of her. she looks so cute!!! and as to Pushkar, the lake looks cleaner than I remember it. it was so much worse then.

  3. Love the photographs. And maybe if you tell your daughter that you are sharing some of her photos on the internet (and we love them), she’ll pose better. I’ve found that to always work with my little cousin.

  4. Pushkar has been my first solo trip as women. And thats where i discovered my passion for travel. Mirdiula loved you personal touch here and its great to be part of daughter trip. Chavi is lucking to have a mother like you.

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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