Pushkar is a well-renowned town situated in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. The town is well known for its religious relevance. The elevation of Pushkar above sea level is around 515 m. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Ajmer. The town is based on the banks of the revered Pushkar Lake.
It is popularly known as ‘Tirth-Raj’ and counted as one of the five sacred Dhams. Slowly but gradually Pushkar is being popular around the world for its fame of hosting so many holy places. The magical beauty of this desert-edged place is innumerable.
The pilgrimage center was mentioned in holy books like Mahabharata and Ramayana. A visit to this destination is worth every penny. The mind-body-soul of visitors would be enlightened after roaming this holy enchanting place.
Places to Visit
The Pushkar Lake carries its own mythological story behind its formation. It is said that the lake was formed during the carnage of Demon Vajra Nabha by Lord Brahma, as a petal of his Lotus fell downside. In the midst of the dry land the lake exists as an act of miracle. The holy place is visited by numerous pilgrims for taking dip in the Ghats of that region, in concern of washing away their sins. According to popular beliefs the water of this lake contains chemicals that cure skin diseases and enhances its longevity. The number of ghats in this area is 50 and there are more than 340 temples.
This famous temple finds its roots back in the 10th century A.D. It is a well regarded temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It has a paining history as Aurangazeb once destroyed the temple. But later it was reconstructed again. The structure of this temple lies underground. It imposes the impression that it has been crafted out of mother’s womb as it sunk underground in its life period.
The temple in Pushkar is the only Brahma temple in the world. It has a very interesting legend associated with it. Lord Brahma was cursed by his wife Savitri in this place for the reason that he was caught sitting with his newly married wife. The temple was redone in 1809. The temple hosts a four-faced idol of Lord Brahma and his bride.
It is one of the most respected temples of Pushkar. The temple depicts an impressive architectural mixture of South Indian Style and hints of Mughal origin. The temple is dedicated to worship Rangji, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The founding year of his temple is in 1823, many pilgrims are attracted here every year.
Pushkar Cattle Fair
Pushkar is mainly known for its pilgrimage importance as well as for its Cattle Fair. But it also hosts activities Auctions, Musical shows, Sport activities, various markets of valuables. The centre attraction of this Fair remain in the form of camel and animal trading.
Altitude: 515 m above sea level
Known For: Pilgrimage importance
Language Spoken: Hindi, Rajasthani, English
Climate: Summer 25° to 45°C
Winter 8° to 22° C
Best Time Visit
The best season to visit this wonderful destination is during the months of October and March. The weather remains pleasant in this time of the year.
How to Reach
The nearby airport to Pushkar is Sanganer, in Jaipur, at a distance of 145 km. This airport is connected by regular flights to main cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata etc.
The nearby railway station is situated in Ajmer, which lies at a distance of 10 km. It is a major destination and connected all major towns of northern India.
The town Pushkar is regularly connected nearby major cities of northern India. There are both state transport and private bus services to this place.