important pilgrimage centre in the state of Rajasthan, Pushkar exudes oodles
of spirituality. Its fairs and festivals and the only Brahma Temple have
made it a must-see for tourists and pilgrims alike. As you take a tour of
the city, you will come across various sight and sounds. Apart from soaking
up the spiritual charm at the Holy Pushkar Lake, you can also choose to
indulge in some shopping activities, getting yourself some interesting
handicrafts to take back home. Partake in the cattle fair, the largest in
the world, to interact with the locals and villagers who gather at the site
from across the state.
Climate & Best Time
Summers of Pushkar are characterised by hot days and cold nights. During
summers, the temperature records a maximum of 45 degrees centigrade whereas
during winters it can dip to a low of 10 degrees. The town has scanty
rainfall in the monsoon months. The ideal time for tourists to pay a visit
here is during winter months, from October to March.
Places to Visit
Pushkar is a town where you can feel the beats of the spiritual heart of
India. A large number of devotees and pilgrims arrive here to perform the
rituals. Fairs and festivals of Pushkar also hold irresistible charm.
» Pushkar Fair
The largest camel fair in the world, the Pushkar Fair is organised during
October-November every year. Trades and buyers arrive here from across the
country. Various cultural performances are also an essential part of this
» Pushkar Lake
mythological lake has abundant significance for the Hindus. Devotees and
worshippers can be seen taking the sacred bath, that is said to purify one's
spirit and soul.
» Brahma Temple
Erected during the 14th century, the temple occupies a position on a high
platform close to the Pushkar Lake. The temple has a life-size image of
Brahma with four hands and four faces. It has the distinction of being the
only one dedicated to Brahma.
» Other Temples
There are a few more temple that you can pay a visit to at Pushkar. These
include the Savitri Temple, the Varah Temple, the Mahadeva Temple and the
Ram Vaikunth Temple.
Pushkar serves its tourists with an umpteen number of hotels ranging from
first class and heritage to budget and tented accommodation. Pushkar Fort
and Royal Camp are famous first class hotels while Green Park Resort, Hotel
Pushkar Inn, Hotel Oasis, Hotel Gulab Niwas and RTDC Hotel Sarovar fall into
the budget category.
The Sanganer Airport of Jaipur, at a distance of 154 km, serves as the
nearest airport to Pushkar. The airport has flights to important cities like
Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Ajmer is the nearest railhead and you
can reach the place from Delhi (Shatabdi Express) and Mumbai (Aravalli
Express). Pushkar is closely located to the National Highway no. 8, which
links Delhi and Mumbai via Jaipur and Ahmedabad. You can also take buses and
taxis from Ajmer (11 km) to get to Pushkar.