PUSHKAR - The picturesque township and the sacred lake of lies 11 km. from Ajmer. Pushkar is separated from Ajmer by the Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain). This beautiful lake surrounded by bathing ghats has its religious significance rooted in a myth. According to the Padma Purana, Lord Brahma was in search of a suitable place for a Vedic yajna (sacrifice). While contemplating, lotus fell from his hand on the earth and water sprouted from three places. One of them was Pushkar, and Brahma decided to perform his yajna here.
The flourishing temple town built around the sacred Pushkar Lake is full of religious myths and faith. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Brahma is to be found here where pilgrims lake ritual dip in the lake. A lively and gigantic fair is held every year on Kartik Pornima (full moon in October-November). About 2, 00,000 pilgrims and ascetics from far and near gather here to take a dip in the holy lake.
The fair is also the biggest camel market. Besides camels, horses and bullocks are sold here. The people in their colorful attires enhance the cheerful mood of the fair. Pushkar temples and also has the temples of Lord Brahma this is the only temple dedicated to Brahma. This somewhat somnolent town reverberates with hectic activity during the festivities. To cope with the large-scale attendance, extensive arrangements are made; Gaily costumed enthusiasts rubbing shoulders in the human ocean, hunting around for bargain, shopping engaged in parleys for striking deals in the camel market, savoring an endless month watering delicacies, enjoying the local and dance presentation contribute to enhance the color of the Rajasthan. A host of cultural programmed is staged to enthrall the audience.
The biggest draws of the events are the cattle auction and the camel race. Puppet shows
are equally attractive and enjoyable.
|Area||:||9.8 sq km|
|Location||:||Situated in Eastern Rajasthan.|
|Temperature-Winter||:||17°C to 10°C|
|Summer||:||30°C to 26°C|
|Language||:||Rajasthani, Hindi, English|
The nearest Airport is Jaipur 135km
The nearest railhead is Ajmer 11 kms
Good road connection by all the major cities of Rajasthan
The best time visit Pushkar is between Octobre and February. The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Pushkar. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Pushkar.