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Pushkar Travel Guide


  • Pushkar Town in Rajasthan
Pushkar At a Glance
  • Population:14,789
  • Area :N.A
  • Geo Location:Northwest
  • Average Climate:8°C - 25°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:014581

Introduction

Pushkar is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town that has an unmatched magnetism. So much so, that it is mandatory for a Hindu to put his steps on the sacred grounds of Pushkar at least once in his lifetime. This sacred town of Rajasthan is settled around a holy lake. As per Hindu mythology, the lake was formed as a result of the dropping down of a lotus flower by Lord Brahma.  Owing to this, the town of Pushkar is renowned for its world renowned Jagatipa Brahma Mandir close to the Pushkar Lake.

With numerous bathing ghats and temples, the holy Pushkar town witnesses a large chunk of tourist population every year. The tour of Pushkar is blessed with a unique mix of devotion to God and modern day tourism.

While visiting Pushkar, one should keep in mind the never ending temple chain spread across the holy town. Although most of the temples in Pushkar were destroyed during the prolonged Muslim rule in the past. Nevertheless, time managed to save some of the ancient temples which include the rare Brahma temples of India. Some of such creations are Jagatipa Brahma Mandir, Sri Sawai Bhoj temple, Varaha temple, the Savitri temple and Man Mahal.

The tour of Pushkar is incomplete without the experience of the majestic camel fair. This fair takes place on the soils of Pushkar between the month of October and November. Meant to be a trade  fair of camels and other livestocks, the event  turns out to be a carnival of the tribal people of Rajasthan, pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Apart from the Pushkar fair, one can also enjoy the Nagaur fair, Telaji fair and the musical Blue Lotus Festival.