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Pushkar Tours

Pushkar is a holy city in the state of Rajasthan. It is very famous for the Pushkar lake, various ghats and temples spread all around the lake. Pushkar is one of the five pilgrimage site for devout Hindus. It is only 11 km from the city of Ajmer. The word 'Pushkar' means lotus flower. Lord Bramha is supposed to have killed the asura Vajra Nabha with lotus flower. The asura was destroyed by the contact, and petals fell at three places. One of them is Pushkar, where it gave create to a lake. Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month (generally in the month of November), hallowing the place. Though Brahma is considered to be the creator of the world, Pushkar is the only temple of this important deity in the whole world. Pushkar is very famous for camel safaris in the world. The view can be exceptionally enticing. Camel safaris in Pushkar are always a memorable experience for tourists. Apart from religious reasons Pushkar has also endeared itself to many for its wonderful shopping centers offering various fabrics, Handicraft goods, books, traditional and fusion music etc.

 

Major tourist attractions of Pushkar, Rajasthan

 

Pushkar Lake :

Pushkar Lake is a beautiful, sanctified spot to visit in Pushkar. This lake is considered to be very famous, old and of the time when the earth was created. This lake is a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus. Lake is surrounded by 52 different ghats to take bath, where Hindus and other tourists come to take a dip in the month of karthik (generally in the month of November). Local markets display souvenirs, traditional Rajasthani costumes, jewellery, embroidered fabrics, decoration pieces and accessories. The bazaar is found to be bustling with activity during the annual Pushkar Fair.

Lord Brahma Temple :

The only Brahma temple in the world is present at Pushkar, dedicated to Lord Barhma. It is one of the main attractions of Pushkar. The temple is magnificently rebuilt in 1809. Make it a point to identify the four-faced icon of Brahma accompanied by his reticent bride, Gayatri. The entrance is marked by a maroon spire and atop the gateway a Hans (goose) is seen perched.

Savitri Temple :

This temple is situated on top of the Ratnagiri Hill. It is dedicated to the goddess Savitri, the first wife of Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma performed yajna at Pushkar, due to some reasons Savitri could not reach the site of yajna at right time. Then Brahma performed yajna accompanied by a local girl, Gayatri - who become second wife of Brahma. This annoyed the first wife Savitri and she went to the hilltop.The temple was built on the site where Savitri immolated herself after leaving her husband. The temple holds a beautiful statue of the Goddess inside it.

Rangji Temple :

Rangji Temple is the largest and the most imposing of the modern temples, and is located at the entrance to the town of Pushkar. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Preserver of the Universe. It is built in the South Indian style. Rangi Temple comprises of two massive structures of dwarpalas (gatekeepers) at the main gate. The temple also has an image of Garuda, the carrier of lord Vishnu.

Pushkar Fair :

The Pushkar Fair is held every year as the camel and livestock fair on the bank of Pushkar Lake in the town of Pushkar. It is world's largest Camel fair apart from selling and buying of livestock and also named as Pushkar Camel fair. Every year thousands of domestic and international tourists come to be a part of this amazing Pushkar Fair. This fair is organized between 18th November 2015 to 25th November 2015. Tourists come to take a holy dip in the pushkar lake at the time of karthik purnima, full moon day. Pushkar fair is also famous as colourful and huge cattle fair. Pushkar is well known for it's camel safari and other adventures activities.


 

How to Reach Pushkar :

By Flight :

The nearest airport to Pushkar is Jaipur airport. Jaipur airport is well connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata.

By Train :

Ajmer is the nearest railway station to Pushkar. It is about 11 Km from Pushkar. This railhead is connected to all cities in India by trains.

By Road :

Pushkar is well connected to road with major cities of Rajasthan. Pushkar has two bus stands. The Marwar bus stand, in the north and Ajmer bus stand is located east of the Pushkar town. Ajmer is well connected with all major cities in India. Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Volvo buses provide services from Delhi, Jaipur and Jaisalmer to Ajmer.


Climate of Pushkar :

Summer season : Average maximum and minimum temperatures of Pushkar is 45 C and 25 C.

Winter season : Average maximum and minimum temperature of Pushkar is 22 C and 03 C.

Monsoon season : Average rainfall of Pushkar is 56 centimeters.

Best season to visit Pushkar : Between September to March.