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Pushkar Travel Guide

Pushkar Fair is is well-known all over the world and thousand of devotees take plunge in the sacred lake of Pushkar on this occasion. If you are planning a trip to Pushkar , Pushkar Festivals can help you withwith detailed travel guide consisting of information on history, hotels, information on Pushkar temples, Pushkar Rajasthan, photos and maps.

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About Pushkar City

Fast Facts State: Rajasthan, India 
Popluation of Pushkar : 16,000 (lum sum)
Area of Pushkar: 5.10 sq. km. 
Langauage: Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Famous for: Camel Fair , Temples, Forts, Palace, Lake and Pilgrimage
Best time to visit : October – March
Weather: Summer 25 to 45°C, winter 8 to 22°C  
Altitude: 510meter  above sea level

 

Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms to the North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas, that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to its having existed since the Fourth century B.C. Lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle.

It is majestically nestled between three small hills and sand dunes. It is sited at the latitude of 26.5° North and the longitude of 74.55° East. It has the average elevation of about 500 meters (1673 feet) above sea level.

Braham Temple (the only temple of Lord Brahma), Savitri Temple, Varah Temple, Pushkar Lake, Ghats, Apteshwar Temple, Rangnath Temple, Anasagar Lake, Rose Gardens, etc are prime attractions of Pushkar It also provides vacationers wonderful opportunity to indulge in exciting activities like camel safari ride on sand dunes of Thar Desert, trekking on picturesque hills, etc.

Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair. During this festival entire Pushkar comes alive. Visitors have wonderful opportunity to see trading of cattle/animals in the oldest form as barter system and several cultural shows depicting Rajasthani culture & tradition.

According to Hindus faith, gods releases a swan with a lotus in its beak (mouth) and let it fall on the earth where the Lord Brahma would perform a grand Yagna. Lord Brahma performed penance here for 60,000 years to have glimpse of Radha Krishna. The place where the flower of lotus fell was called Pushkar.

Due to its immense holiness, sanctity and purity, the city is often called “Tirth Raj – the King of Hindus Pilgrimage Sites” by Hindus. Pushkar is the site Lord Brahma Temple, Savitri Temple, holy lake – Pushkar Lake and 52 sacred ghats. With religious & spiritual significance, several attractions and excellent accommodation facilities Pushkar has been also a popular destination of foreign tourists.

 

Best time to visit Pushkar

Winter (October to February ) are pleasant. During this season, temperature ranges around maximum 22°C and minimum 8°C. These months are very tourist friendly and the Pushkar fair held in the month of October-November is a major attraction here. 

Summer (March to July) are very hot and mercury level rises up to 40°C and the minimum temperature is 25°C. This is not the best time to visit Pushkar as the weather is very dry and sun strokes are common. 

Monsoon (August to September) offer average rainfall and are very humid. Monsoons in Pushkar are not very regular and there may be many days without rainfall. Humidity increases making it uncomfortable for travelling during the day.