A boho yet spiritual, peaceful yet carefree life, simple yet attractive – that’s Pushkar in a nutshell. The holy site for Hindu pilgrims, Pushkar is home to one of the five pilgrimages, Pushkar Lake, which is surrounded by 52 ghats and around 400 temples. On the eve of Kartik Poornima, devotees bathe in the water of this holy lake, which is believed to cure skin diseases and nullify sins. The artificial lake is perched in the Aravali Range, which is flanked by hills and deserts all around. Pushkar is a holy site and the tranquillity and serenity of the place cannot be ignored, but the authentic Rajasthani vibe the place offers is exactly what tourists seek on a Rajasthan trip.
India’s one of the oldest cities, Pushkar is a must visit place on your Rajasthan trip. A favoured destination for tourists all over the world, it is located at a height of 510 metres, to the northwest of Ajmer, separated by Naga Pahar. The place is also known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’ as Pushkar rose has been exported all around the globe. With all the mythological stories and marvellous Rajasthani architecture – Pushkar is one of the perfect places for spending holidays.
Visiting places around Pushkar cannot be completed without getting down at Brahma Temple, Savitri Temple and Man Mahal. The famous Brahma Temple is located on the bank of Pushkar Lake, one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma. And in the Savitri Temple, you will find idols of both wives of Lord Brahma, together. Speaking of Man Mahal, it is the largest palace of Pushkar, built by Man Singh I. Apart from temples, one can also plan a trip here when the famous Pushkar Fair happens, between October and November. Pushkar Fair is a trading festival of livestock along with innumerable enjoyable events that reflect Rajasthani culture. It is a true epitome of beauty, people, culture and custom of the people of Pushkar.
Top Tourist Places – Some of the Popular Tourist Attractions in Pushkar are:
- Pushkar Lake
- Brahma Temple
- Man Mahal
- Savitri Temple
- Pushkar Fair
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An artificial lake, famed as a sacred lake for the Hindus, Pushkar Lake is one of the popular tourist places in Rajasthan, around which the main city is built. Popularly known as ‘Tirth-Guru,’ Pushkar Lake has a total of 52 bathing ghats where pilgrims can take baths, especially when Pushkar Fair (October to November) is held around Kartik Poornima and more than 300 temples around it. It was built in the 12th century when a dam was constructed over the Luni River. Guru Govind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru is believed to have recited Guru Granth Sahib on the banks of Pushkar Lake. One of the main tourist spots in Pushkar, the lake attracts around 1,00,000 visitors every month.
One of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, the Brahma Temple in Pushkar is a holy site for Hindu pilgrims. It attracts a flock of tourists throughout the year, especially around Kartik Poornima when Pushkar Fair is held. Located on the bank of Pushkar Lake, the temple was constructed in the 14th century, but it is believed to have its foundation around 2,000 years ago. One of the best places to visit in Pushkar, the temple is built on a raised platform. In the gateway of the temple, there is a goose with a red sapphire crown and a four-headed idol of Brahma inside. The temple remains open from 6 AM to 9 PM and three aartis are held during the day.
Man Mahal, located at the centre of the city, is the largest palace in Pushkar. Popular for its magnificent Rajasthani architecture, Man Mahal is one of the popular tourist attractions in Pushkar. The palace was built by King Man Singh I with the purpose to stay on his trips to Pushkar and for his guests. The place has been converted into a heritage hotel, which is maintained under RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation). Capturing the reflections of temples in Pushkar Lake from Man Mahal is one of the top things to do in Pushkar.
Pushkar sightseeing tour cannot be completed without visiting Savitri Temple, which is located atop Ratnagiri Hill. The temple has three idols inside, from the left, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Savitri and Goddess Sharda. One of the most significant temples in the country, where you will find idols of both the wives of Brahma, Savitri and Gayatri. There is a flight of 970 steps to Savitri Temple. People can reach the temple by walking or ropeway.
Popular by many names, such as Kartik Mela or Pushkar Mela or Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar Fair is an annual fair held in Pushkar town. The fair happens between October and November, from the first day of Kartik month (as per the Hindu calendar) and ends on the day of Kartik Poornima. The cultural and multi-day livestock (especially camels) festival attracts lakhs of visitors, as well as pilgrims to Pushkar. The trading of animals, camels, horses and cattle and several cultural events happen during the fair. Some of the popular events are the longest moustache competition, bridal competition, Matka phod, dancing competition and such attract more audience from all over the country.
Best Time to Visit Pushkar Rajasthan
The best time for a Pushkar tour is from October to November owing to Pushkar Fair, which happens in Kartik month of Hindu calendar. The fair has no fixed date so we always recommend you to check the dates of the fair before going.
Bon Travel India also offers some special Pushkar tour packages, which are made for tourists who want to explore Pushkar Fair, as well as the nearby places together. You can also contact us for hotel, car and safari bookings in Pushkar.
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