The small and fascinating town of Pushkar, is set in a valley, just about
14 kms away from Ajmer, in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Encircled by
beautiful hills on all three sides and sand dunes on the other, Pushkar
forms an enticing location and a behooving backdrop for the annual religious
'Cattle Fair', which is famous all-around and attracts thousands of tourists
from all over the world. The liveliness of the 'Pushkar Fair' is
unparalleled to any other fair in India. Pushkar is among the five dhams or
pilgrimages that are held in high esteem by Hindus. The Brahma temple is the
most important temple here, and in fact its the only Brahma temple of India.
Quick Facts Location : 14 kms from Ajmer in Eastern Rajasthan State : Rajasthan Area : 9.8 sq km Trip Highlights : The Pushkar Fair Ideal time to visit : October - March Languages : Rajasthani, Hindi and English STD Code : 14581 Climate : Summer (Max - 45ºC) & Winter (Max 35ºC) Best time to Visit : October - March
Pushkar Air/Rail/Road Links
Jaipur, the nearest airport, lies 138 kms from the
Pushkar town. Regular buses ply from Jaipur to Pushkar
Railway Station :
Ajmer, which is about 11 kms from Pushkar town, is the
nearest railway station and well connected to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur,
Ahmadabad, Udaipur and Jodhpur.
Bus Station :
A dense network of bus service operates from Ajmer to
Jaipur, Ahmadabad, Delhi, Jaisalmer and Bikaner
Attractions in Pushkar Pushkar Fair
of the most important and colourful fairs of Rajasthan, which starts on
Kartik Shukla Ekadashi and continues till Kartik Purnima. Dance, music and
vibrant shops come up during this fair. Colourfully attired village people
elevate the fun and frolic of this occasion.
Lake and its Ghats
Many ghats run down to the holy lake where the pilgrims are invariably
taking bath. A dip in the waters of Pushkar ascertain salvation. The
enigmatic river is also believed to cure skin diseases.
Pushkar boasts of some of the most magnificent temples of India. The most
important one is dedicated to Brahma as it is the only of its kind. The
Savitri Temple, Varah Temple, Mahadev Temple and Ramavaikunth temple are the
most intricate temples of this place.
It is one of the finest palaces of India. Situated on the bank of a lake,
the panorama around the palace becomes captivating. You can witness a lake,
a cluster of palaces, hills, sand dunes and hundreds of temples around the
Centres in Pushkar
Apart from being a holy place, Pushkar is well known for its wide variety
of source of souvenirs, which can be taken back home, for your family and
friends. At the time of Pushkar fair one can buy various items like beads,
utensils, lovely bangles, leather goods, unique embroidered clothes, camel
cover, puppets, pottery and jewellery. However, you can also buy all this
stuff from various shopping centres like-:
Famous Hotels in Pushkar
In order to make your stay, at this desert place more joyful, the hotels of
Pushkar offer just the right kind of accommodation to you and a treatment
which will sweep you off your feet.
Even getting away from this place can be great fun as the whole Rajasthan
is surrounded by beautiful places which can make you move. Especially the
fast life of Delhi and the Rajasthani beauty Bikaner will lure you to
explore these places once more.