Pushkar

General Information:

Area : 5 sq. km.

Temperature : Max. 40°C and Min. 25°C in Summer. Max. 23°C and Min. 6°C in Winter.

Languages : Rajasthani, Hindi & English.

Rainfall : 50 cms.

Best Season : July to March.

The Pushkar bathing ghats with pilgrims

The Pushkar bathing ghats with pilgrims

Pushkar – Tirth Raj:

11 km from Ajmer on the edge of the desert lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake with 52 ghats, an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. The ‘Nag Pushkar’ or the snake mountain forms a natural boundary between Ajmer and Pushkar. Surrounded by hills on three sides, Pushkar abounds in temples. Of these the most famous is the Brahma temple. A fair is held in October or November.

 

 

How To Reach Pushkar:

Air: Jaipur 6 km is the nearest airport. Regular flight services are available.

Rail: Ajmer 11 km is the nearest railhead. Good train services from major cities of India connect the place. connections are available from major cities of India.

Road: Good road connections. Cars and Buses are available.

Local Transport: Linked to Ajmer by city bus service. (Every 20 min. a bus is available).

Famous Places to Visit in Pushkar :

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake

Savitri Temple

Savitri Temple

Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple

Pushkar Lake: The Lake is situated 11 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan, on the edge of the desert and surrounded by hills on the three sides, is separated from Ajmer by ‘Nag Pahar’ – the snake mountain. On this mountain the panch kund and cave of saint Agastya are located. The country’s only Burma temple of any significance is located here. The Lake with 52 ghats and an array of temples along the banks is an important pilgrimage centre of Hindu. The best season to visit Pushkar is October to November, when on the day of ‘Kartik Purnima’, the colourful Pushkar Fair is held. Thousands of devotees from all faiths gather to take a dip in the holy lake.

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Savitri Temple: A temple dedicated to the first wife of Lord Brahma. The temple is located on the hill behind the Brahma Temple which can be reached by a flight of steps. The temple offers a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding deserts cape.

Man Mahal: On the banks of Pushkar is the magnificent palace built by Raja Man Singh I of Amer. Now converted into Hotel.

Brahma Temple: It is the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple is marked by a red spire and over the entrance gateway is a beautiful statue of a ‘Hans’ or goose, the celestial carrier of Lord Brahma.

Pushkar Camel Fair : “Pushakar fair” or “Pushkar ka mela” is world’s largest camel fair. Almost 50,000 camel are gathered in the mela. The best season to visit Pushkar is October to November, when on the day of ‘Kartik Purnima’, the colourful Pushkar Fair is held.  It is celebrated for five days . The mela start from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day of Kartik (in the month of October–November) according to Hindu calendar. Thousands of people go to the banks of the Pushkar Lake where the fair takes place. Thousands of devotees from all faiths gather to take a dip in the holy lake.

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