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Pushkar

, Rajasthan

(Pushkar is also spelled as Puskar)
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State: Rajasthan
District: Ajmer
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 25 to 45°C, Winter 8 to 22°C
Altitude: 510 m
Pincode: 014581
STD code: 014581
Pushkar is one city in India that everybody is cognizant of and wishes to visit someday. This sacred city of Hindus, is only 10 km from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan.

This "Adi Tirtha" finds a revered mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharat. 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 those places is Pushkar, where a lake was formed. Brahma performed sacrifice on a Kartik Purnima (full moon day in the Hindu Kartik month), sanctifying it.

A holy bath in the lake at Pushkar and worship at Brahma temple (one of the very few Brahma temples in the world) is held in very high regards. Pushkar, considered one of the five dhams (Badrinath, Rameswaram, Puri and Dwarka make up the penta), is abound with several temples, which trace their origin to ancient times. Aurangzeb, the Mogul emperor tried his best to eliminate all these temples. However they were always rebuilt and they still stand tall. Legends claim that, at one time, the shores of the Pushkar Lake were hosting 500 temples and 52 palaces (for numerous kings).

The city of Pushkar is comfortably settled between hills from tri-directions and the magnificent golden desert form the remaining. Though the climatic variations border the extreme ranges as is the true for any desert the always city is abuzz with activities (Festivals, Fairs, Safaris, pilgrimages etc.) throughout the year.

Apart from religious reasons Pushkar has also endeared itself to many for its wonderful shopping centers offering various fabrics, books, Handicraft goods, traditional and fusion music etc. Words of caution though; avoid consumption of meat and meat products and alcohol within 5 km of Pushkar. One can easily reach Pushkar by taking up Delhi tours.
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Pushkar Fair – Celebrations in the Land of Sand

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Oct 20, 2011
The Pushkar Fair is a colorful event held every year in Rajasthan. It is the biggest Camel fair in the world and it also showcases the vibrant culture of Rajasthan. All these factors make it an amazing experience for tourists galore…

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The city of Pushkar in the Indian state of Rajasthan is a very holy city that is considered sacred by pilgrims from all over the country. Traveling to Pushkar can be very exciting, given the number of temples present there and the sheer colors on the road during the time of festivities. One of the main features of Pushkar is its vast lake and most of the important places to visit and must see destinations are located around this lake. You can normally walk to all these places once you reach this lake, as they will all be easily accessible by foot.

On Foot


Pushkar is a very small town, and you can cover the main tourist favorite spots by foot in no time at all, including the famous Brahma temple.

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However, in order to travel to the cities and villages near Pushkar, you can opt for taxi services that will be available in one of the many taxi stands in the town of Pushkar. Opting for a taxi ride can however be quite expensive, given the size of the city. Initial charges for a taxi ride will start at Rs 30 and the general fare from thereon will be around Rs 15 for every additional kilometer.

Rented Two Wheeler


You can also rent out a bike or two wheeler in Pushkar as this may cost you around Rs 250. This is a good way to see all the tourist spots easily.

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You can find 40 hotels in Pushkar under following categories:
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