Pushkar

Pushkar is a city in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated about 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Ajmer and about 150 kilometres (93 mi) southwest of Jaipur. It is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Pushkar has many temples.

Pushkar is a city in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated about 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Ajmer and about 150 kilometres (93 mi) southwest of Jaipur. It is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs.

Mahabharata mentions that Pushkar is a holy place of the god Vishnu, considered as the Adi Tirtha where millions of tirthas united during sunrise and sunset, and visiting the lake and taking a holy bath in the lake would wash off all sins.

The structure dates to the 14th century. The temple is described to have been built by sage Vishwamitra after Brahma’s yagna (ritual). It is also believed that Brahma himself chose the location for his temple.

According to the legends the temple is more than 2000 years old. Filled with more than 500 temples, Pushkar history is as exciting as ever. Many temples of Pushkar including the famous Brahma Temple were destroyed by the Muslim rulers during Mughal era.

The annual Pushkar fair is held in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Organised along the famous Pushkar lake, it completely transforms this hot, dusty, sleepy town.

Pushkar is definitely worth a visit as far as I am concerned and yes it is a touristy place but beautifully situated around the lake. … I liked Pushkar. and its very different from other towns in Rajasthan. I was there during the camel fair.

History has it that the fair was started to attract the local cattle traders to do business during the holy month of Kartik Poornima. However, with time, Pushkar fair has attracted travelers from across the globe.

The Pushkar fair is one of India’s largest camel, horse and cattle fairs. Apart from the trading of livestock, it is an important pilgrimage season for Hindus to the Pushkar lake. … Men trade their livestock, which includes camels, horses, cows, sheep and goats.

Set in the heart of the Thar DesertPushkar is a small, somewhat remote city. Yet despite its modest size, there’s a reason that this town is so well known. Thought to be one of the oldest settlements in all of India, Pushkar’s history stretches back over thousands of years.

Top 7 Attractions In Pushkar
  • Pushkar Lake. About Pushkar Lake.
  • Brahma Temple. About Brahma Temple.
  • Savitri Temple. About Savitri Temple.
  • Apteshwar Temple. About Apteshwar Temple.
  • Varaha Temple. About Varaha Temple.
  • Rangji Temple. About Rangji Temple.
  • Man Mahal.

The world-famous Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is the most frequently-visited pilgrimage point in Ajmer. The complex houses numerous monuments; important attractions within the Dargah include two imposing gates called Buland Darwaza, the mausoleum where Moinuddin Chishti’s tomb is placed.

Pushkar is nice place to visit and stay, dont miss the camel safar there during your stay, you will definitely love that. in late october there may be a bit cold there so better to keep some ligh warm clothes or some jackets with you. normal denim jeans or trousers will be fine with casual t-shirts or shirts.

While the weather and festivities in Pushkar stay alive all year long, the best time to visit the holy town is between November and March. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the desert is a whole lot friendlier for those day-long safaris.

The distance between Jaipur and Pushkar is 132 km. The road distance is 143.6 km.

The best way to get to/from Pushkar from Ajmer is by bus (10 to 15 rupees). From Ajmer to Pushkar, buses leave from both the bus station (“bus stand”) and the train station (“railway station”). At the bus stand, buses to Pushkar leave from the last stall, nearest the exit.

Travel options

The nearest airport to Pushkar is in Jaipur, which is 140 kilometres away. The airport is well-connected to major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, kolkata. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a cab to reach Pushkar. The journey from airport to the city will take approximately 3 hours.

 

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