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Pushkar

The little city of Pushkar has its own distinct charm that is unmatched by any other city of Rajasthan India. Pushkar is a perfect town and travel destination nestled into the side of the Snake Mountains and lining Lake Pushkar. Whitewashed buildings, patterned at minarets line the lake shore, pilgrims on the ghats performing puja all seems to have come straight from the fairy tales. Main travel attraction of Pushkar is the Annual Camel Fair which falls in the month October-November. Thousands of Indian and foreign tourist travel to Pushkar to witness the Pushkar fair which reflects the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan India. Millions of pilgrims travel to Pushkar every year to worship at the only Lord Brahma Temple in the world.

Facts about Pushkar

Area: 16.34 sq. km.
Best Time to Visit: October to mid-March is the best time for Pushkar travel.
Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani, English.
Excursion: Kuchaman, Kishangarh.
Major attraction: Pushkar lake, Brahma Temple.

Pushkar Travel Attractions

taragarh fortThe Pushkar Lake:
It is revered as one the most sacred lakes among the Hindus. The belief is that; a dip in this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month), and worship at the Brahma temple cleanses the soul and ensures salvation. The famed waters of the Pushkar Lake are said to wash away the sins of a lifetime. The mystical water is also believed to cure skin diseases. There are many temples located around the lake that add to the charm and mystique of this sacred town. Travel to Pushkar India to witness the sacred Pushkar lake of Hindus.

Bramha Temple : chhattar mahal (Palace of Towers)
The most famous temple in Pushkar, this is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology) in the entire country.

Savitri Temple :
The temple in Puskar is dedicated to Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma and located on the top of the Ratnagiri Hill. According to the legends when Lord Brahma performed a Yagna (holy fire devoted to gods) along with Gayatri, a local milkmaid, furious Savitri cursed her husband that he would never be worshipped anywhere except in Pushkar and that too only once a year. Savitri left for the Ratnagiri Hill after cursing her husband and immolated herself there. There is beautiful statue of Goddess Savitri inside the temple.

Pushkar Fair :chhattar mahal (Palace of Towers)
Pushkar fair is organized during the winter season and is the best time to travel Pushkar. Every year during Hindu month of Kartik Purnima the city of Pushkar comes alive with the Pushkar fair festival. During the festival, the quiet little town of Pushkar becomes vibrant with music and color all around. Travel Pushkar in Rajasthan to have an insight of the rich and vibrant culture of Rajasthan India.

Camel and Horse Safari
Camel and Horse rides are some exciting activities one can take part in, at Pushkar. The rides are provided by local population

Getting there:

The picturesque Pushkar is set in a valley just about 14 kilometers off Ajmer in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the fourth, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair.