The site of The Pushkar Camel Fair, taking place each November, the holy city of Pushkar offers many more reasons to visit. Built alongside the holy Pushkar Lake yet surrounded by desert, it has a prominent nomadic gypsy community, steeping its inhabitants in mysticism and tradition. Take a walk up to the Savitri Mata Temple or experience the heady rhythms of the evening Qawwalis at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, just 14km out of town. A three-hour drive from Jaipur, it is It is also home to a prominent textile industry, meaning it is a great place for a spot of shopping. Best visited between October and March.