Pushkar is the little town located to the east of Rajasthan. The town situated
by the side of an enchanting lake has a characteristic sleepy quality about it.
Pushkar is a unique gem amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan. A Tourism delight and
the Holy City. Pushkar is internationally known for its colorful cattle fair
when thousands of devotees from all faiths assemble toz take a dip in the holy
lake. "Rajasthani" Dance, "Rajasthani" music, gaily-attired folks and various
Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions and travel destinations which are given below. We take into notice each and every details about recreation, entertainment, adventure and relaxation. By looking at the things to do in a city one can see if that spot offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the local customs create a unique atmosphere.
Brahma Temple Pushkar
The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake. This place, full of natural beauty, holds a special place in the hearts of Indian for it is believed that Lord Brahma, together with all the gods and goddesses, performed a Yagya here. Legends also has it that the ancient lake Sarovar had appeared miraculously, when a lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley.Brahma Temple The most famous temple in Pushkar, this is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology) in the entire country. You can identify it by its red spire and by the image of a hans(the goose considered sacred to Lord Brahma).This temple built with marble is decorated with silver coins and there is a silver turtle on the floor of the temple.
Savitri Temple Pushkar
The Savitri temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri, Lord
Brahma's first wife. It is located on the hill behind the Brahma temple. To
reach the temple one has to climb a long series of steps. The site of the
Savitri temple provides a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding sand dunes.
Warah Temple Pushkar
The Warah temple is another famous temple of Pushkar. It
houses an image of lord Vishnu in the incarnation of the wild boar. The temples
of Brahma and Warah are considered equally important. It is believed that king
Anaji Chauhan built the Warah temple. According to mythology it is a very
important temple and is believed that Vishnu came on the earth in the
incarnation of Warah (wild boar) to kill the demon Hirnayaksh and liberate the
land from his atrocities.
According to the Hindu mythology, the holy Pushkar Lake was created by the lotus
petals, which fell from the hands of Lord Brahma. The lake is considered as one
of the most sacred spots. It is called the Tirtharaj, the king of all Tirthas.
It is believed that no pilgrimage is complete without a holy dip in the sacred
lake at Pushkar. People say that one dip in the Lake on Kartik Purnima
corresponds to performing yagnas for several hundred years.
The Pushkar Ghat is holy to the Hindus and religious ceremonies are performed
simultaneously as camels are being traded. The night at the fairground takes on
a Carnival atmosphere. The ferris wheel attracts line-ups of giggling Rajput
women in their richly coloured saris and sparkling bangles that stretch from
wrist to shoulder. Roadside vendors sell pots, pans, bangles, saris, belts and
other various items. Campfires dot the dark desert like bright stars as the
evening meal is prepared.
Pushkar Camel Safari
The Great Indian Desert of Rajesthan can be explored using
camels which is the great and exciting experience one should have in a life
time. The Aravalli Range are one of the world's oldest, and have sandy fields,
small dunes, beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets. Camel Safaris
are certainly the ideal way to spend time exploring the rustic and royal
Rajasthan.Camel Safari is an adventure, which takes through the golden sands of
the vast Thar Desert providing the glimpse of the desert lifestyle through
remote villages. The special cultural performances on the sand dunes, the camps
set up for the travelers, the traditional Rajasthani meals and the picturesque
hamlets with friendly folks, all together make Camel Safaris on of the special
adventure tour in India.
Pushkar occupies an important place in Rajasthan as a
source of souvenirs and visitors who visit this holy town definitely go the
bazaars to purchase textiles, clothes with elaborate embroidery, ethnic
jewellery which is a speciality of Rajasthan, alluring miniature paintings,
leather goods, lovely brass utensils, mesmerising puppets and pottery.
In addition to the National festivals there are also
the traditional fairs celebrated here as Nagaur Fair, Kite Festival, Baneshwar
Fair, Pushkar Fair etc.
How to get there
By Road : Pushkar is well connected by road to major cities in India.
By Air : The nearest airport is at Jaipur, which is 131 km away.
By Rail : Ajmer, situated at a distance of 11 km from Pushkar, is the nearest railhead. Ajmer an important destination on its own right, Ajmer is well connected with major places in Rajasthan.
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