State : Rajasthan
Pushkar, the holy city is located just about 11 km from Ajmer. Pushkar
being one of the most religious plac
for Hindus has the atmosphere of an ancient religious town. The
only temple of God Brahma is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important
pilgrimage city. Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its
Pushkar Festival. In this Pushkar tour you will visit the Pushkar
Lake and the God Brahma Temple.
Historically, Pushkar always had great strategic importance and
was sacked by Mahumud of Ghazni on one of his periodic forays from
Afghanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the great Moghula.
One of the first contacts between the Moghula and the British occurred
in Pushkar when Sir Thomas Roe met with Jahangir here in 1616. The
city was subsequently taken by the Scindias and, in 1818, it was
handed over to the British, becoming one of the few places in Rajasthan
controlled directly by British rather than being part of a princely
Place to See
A temple dedicated to the first wife of Lord Brahma the Savitri
temple is located on the hill behind the Brahma Temple which can
be reached by a flight of steps. The temple offers a panoramic view
of the lake and the surrounding desertscape.
On the banks if pushkar is the magnificent palace built by Raja
Man Singh 1 of Amer now converted into the RTDC Hotel sarovar it
offers a comfortable accommodation to the visitors.
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.
Camel Safari in Pushkar
Camel Safari in Pushkar is a once in a lifetime experience. India
Profile tailors these safaris to suit your requirements. Explore
the rugged terrain of the Great Indian Desert of Sahara, while using
camels as your load bearers. Sleep under the starlit skies. A traveler
could not ask for a better introduction to the stark beauty of this
place otherwise more famous for its spiritual activities. There
is not an iota of doubt that a visit to Pushkar is incomplete without
experiencing a camel safari.
Anything even remotely related to Pushkar Lake has a halo of sacredness
and divinity. Legend has it that a dip in its waters cleanses all
the sins and is the surest way to achieve salvation from the cycles
of life. Circled by some five hundred odd temples, the lake has
52 ghats, which connect the temples to the water. These ghats were
constructed by the rulers of the different erstwhile princely states
of Rajasthan and some of them are aptly named after the states.
Fairs & Festivals
Pushkar fair is held every year on the auspicious fool moon day
of the Hindu month of Karthik (October-November). The fair is very
popular and famous among the tourists from all over the world and
countless devotees from all faiths and belief gather here on this
sacred day to take holy dip in the famous Pushkar Lake.
The fair offers an excellent opportunity to the local traders
to display their work of arts, handicrafts and more importantly
an option to interact with the people from different region of
the Rajasthan. The whole atmosphere of the place gets highlighted
with the colourful attire of the men and women, especially the
evenings possess an excellent charm with lighted lamps that reflects
in the lake giving spectular view of the sight.
Event In Fair
The major attraction of the fair is the Camel Trade Fair, that showcases
the best breed of camels accumulated from entire Rajasthan. Apart
from this the events like camel race and camel auction are also
organised in the fair. In addition to all these, the several cultural
events takes place in the fair. The local people dressed in colourful
attire and in heavy jewellery performs in the various events. The
cultural event includes - folk dance, folk music, and several other
How To Reach
: The nearest airport is Jaipur (145 km), from
where one can take flights for Delhi and Mumbai. .
: Ajmer is the nearest railway station from
where one can take trains for the major destinations in Rajasthan
and other parts of India.
: Pushkar is connected to Ajmer by road. Buses,
jeeps and taxis are also available.