If you’re a history buff, and looking for a picturesque vacation in one of India’s ancient cities, head to Pushkar for a dash of history and culture.
The town of Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in the country, its history dating back to the 4th Century BC. The Lake in the city has numerous bathing ghats and hundreds of temples surrounding it. The town also borders Thar Desert in Rajasthan, so you can even plan a camel safari.
There are desert camps near Pushkar, tons of bazaars and an annual hot air balloon festival if you want to get more out of your trip. The hotels and resorts here have room starting at about Rs 1,000, so it’s perfect if you’re on a limited budget.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take a flight to Jaipur, and then book a cab from Jaipur to Pushkar.