Pushkar commands a special place on
the map of Rajasthan as the town is dotted with numerous temples. Pushkar is
located 11 kms from Ajmer, and is world famous for its holy lake believed to
have been created by Brahma. Thousands of devotees throng the lake to take a
holy dip. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats in addition it
boasts of the only temple dedicatd to Brahma in the world. The camel fair is
a much- awaited event that enlivens the whole town. Besides the picturesque
locales, ancient temples attract tourists all year through. A visit to the
Pushkar fair is truly the experience of a lifetime.
» Temples: Some of the holy places that you should make a point
to visit while in Pushkar are the Brahma Temple, Gau Ghat, Nag Hill,
Markendeya Rishi Ashram, Pap Mochini Temple, Savitri Temple, Agastya Muni
Ashram and Gaya Kund.
Is an important pilgrimage spot for Hindus. According to legend, the
Pushkar Lake Was created by Brahma. A Brahma temple located here is a
popular place of pilgrimage. The holy lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims
take a ritual dip. The entire lake is supposed to be surrounded by 500
temples and 52 palaces.
In the month of October or November, Pushkar pulsates with various
entertaining events in the Pushkar Fair which is world famous.There are
folk dances and songs, trading of horses, camels and cows, exciting
camel cart races and other cultural events. Pushkar Bazaar- The Bazaar
offers delightful options to a shopper. The local markets exhibit
Rajasthani costumes, jewellery, embroidered fabrics and decorative
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Pushkar has an extreme climate with high climatic variations between the
seasons. Summers have hot days though the nights can be cold. Temperature
remains in the range of 10ºC in the winters. There is not much of rain
in Pushkar even during the monsoon. The best time to visit the place is in
the winters and (September to March).
Pushkar is the right place to buy typical Rajasthani artifacts. However the
place is famous for silverand beaded jewellery, embroidered fabrics, bed and
cushion covers. Particulary good buys include Rajasthani puppets and fusion
music. One can also lay there hands on some books, as the is a great place
to buy books.
» By Air: The nearest airport from Pushkar is Jaipur.
Jaipur is well connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi,
Mumbai, Calcutta, Jodhpur, Udaipur.
» By Bus: Pushkar is 11 km from main Ajmer bus stand.
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned
buses from Jaipur. There are buses from Jaipur to Ajmer every 15
minutes, some nonstop. The roads are very good, and it takes around 2
hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.
» By Train: The nearest railway station for Pushkar is
Ajmer, which is on the Broad Gauge and hence connected to all the metro
cities of India. There are daily trains from Delhi in morning (Shatabdhi
Exp) and evening (Intercity Exp).
» Local Transport: Biking is another good way of traveling
across Pushkar. While the place can be explored walking and trudging