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4 Amazing Places to Watch the Sunset in Pushkar

4 Amazing Places to Watch the Sunset in Pushkar

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

After a long day of exploring temples and vibrant markets, you might be wondering where to watch the sunset in Pushkar. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. From the hilltop temples to the lakeside Ghats, there are plenty of great spots to wind up your day exploring the Rajasthani desert.

Below I’ll reveal my favorite sunset spots in Pushkar for you to choose from. I’ll also include some easy-to-follow directions to help you find them.

1. Savitri Temple

  • Location: On top of Ratnagiri Hill, a 10 to 15-minute walk from Pushkar Lake.
  • Best for: Panoramic sunset views and a sense of accomplishment after climbing the 200 steps.
  • Entrance fee: Free (ropeway ride is 165 IR pp).

The Savitri Temple is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site and also one of the best sunset spots in Pushkar. It's undeniably difficult to miss this temple from almost anywhere in the holy oasis.

It rests proudly on top of the pyramid-shaped Ratnagiri Hill, offering visitors the option of taking the 200 steps to the crest or a quick ropeway ride.

Getting to the base of the hill is easy, and only takes a 10 to 15-minute walk from the lake.

Savitri mata temple pushkar

2. The Pushkar Ghats

  • Location: Southeastern corner of Pushkar Lake, beside the Jaipur Ghats (marked as "Sunset Point" on Google Maps).
  • Best for: Reflective sunset views over the lake, popular with travelers and local meetups.
  • Entrance fee: Free.

Prefer a Pushkar sunset spot closer to the lake? How about heading down to the lakeside Ghats and watching the reflection of the hazy Thar desert sun setting behind the hills?

One of the best sunset spots on the ghats is on the southeastern corner of the lake, just beside the Jaipur Ghats. It's marked on Google Maps as "Sunset Point".

You'll often find loads of other travelers at this spot, with some local hostels organizing weekly walks and meetups here.

Sunset spot in pushkar

3. Sunset Cafe

  • Location: Just behind the Jaipur Ghats, at the "Hotel Sunset & Roof Top Restaurant".
  • Best for: Relaxing with a cup of chai and enjoying a sunset view without the hike.
  • Entrance fee: Free entry (food and drinks available for purchase).

Usually, my guides cater to adventurers who like to chase hikes and viewpoints. However, I also understand that there are times when rounding off the day with a sip of chai and laughing with good mates is a better choice.

While I didn't try them all, the best sunset cafe in Pushkar that I did check out is the "Hotel Sunset & Roof Top Restaurant", just behind the Jaipur Ghats and the location mentioned above.

This cafe is a little more pricey than some of the roadside vendors, but you do pay for the view. Another option is the nearby "Moksha Cafe" which also has a rooftop and serves chai and Indian cuisine.

Pushkar markets

4. Gayatri Mata Temple

  • Location: On a hill behind the bus stand in Pushkar.
  • Best for: Less crowded sunset spot with views of Pushkar Lake and the town's markets.
  • Entrance fee: Free.

Another less-visited but equally impressive sunset spot is the Gayatri Mata or Pap Mochani Temple. This is another small temple on top of a hill just behind the bus stand in Pushkar.

While not as high or steep as the Savitri Temple, this hill sits much closer to the town, allowing for some unparalleled views of Pushkar Lake and the sprawling markets below.

Getting here can be a little confusing as there are some inaccurate Google Maps pins. Check out the guide below for detailed directions.

Pushkar viewpoint from pap mochani temple

Where to Stay in Pushkar

There are so many accommodation options to choose from in PushkarI but I highly recommend finding a place that is near to the lake. This means you'll be within walking distance of all the top attractions.

  • Where I stayed: Madpackers Pushkar - This hostel made my entire visit to Pushkar and the vibe fits the destination perfectly. It was rated India's best hostel in the world a few years back by Hostelworld for its vibe, three terraces, a rooftop chilling area, and a yoga/camping terrace.
  • Terraced Hotel near the lake: Inn Seventh Heaven - an amazing hotel with stunning views of the desert oasis.
  • Best-value private room: Cooking Art & Homestay - the top-rated homestay in Pushkar with amazing hosts who will treat you to an authentic Pushkar experience!
Pushkar madpackers

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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