7 miles from Ajmer, Pushkar, the Hindu, is built on the most sacred lake in India. Observe the purifying bath ritual practised by hundreds of faithfuls around the ghats, these large stairs by the side of the lake, during the full moon of October-November. Visit the only temple in the world dedicated to Brahma. Do not miss the Camel Fair in the month of November, an event bringing together pilgrims and tribes from all over Rajasthan.
In Pushkar, like in Udaipur, to be able to go to the edge of the lake, you will be asked to say a prayer and thus...donate some money. Do not give in to pressure and do not give more than one or two rupees. Do not shake hands with males, this is a western tradition. Here, you only nod your head down to greet a person. Avoid going out too scantily dressed (especially women).
Pushkar is the best place to go to if you ever wish to redo your wardrobe and not spend too much money. There are many boutiques selling cotton and silk clothes. You will also find T-shirts, trousers and skirts for sale, mainly in the 'hippie' style.