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Pushkar

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Overview Fairs Temples Lake Museums
How to get there:
Pushkar is one of the most visiting places in Rajasthan. It is in district Ajmer and one of the most lovable places of foreigners.
By Airways:
The nearest airport is Jaipur which is 135kms away.
By Railways:
Ajmer is on the Delhi-Jaipur-Marwar-Ahmedabad-Mumbai line and most trains stops at Ajmer.
By Roadways:
It is connected with bus from all places like Jaipur, Agra, Aligarh, Abu road, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Barmer, Haridwar, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Nagaur.


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 during the fourth century B.C. lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle. The legend about the Creator God, Bramha describes the creation of this lake. When the Demon Vajra Nabha killedBrahmas children, he in turn struck him with his weapon, a lotus flower. Vajra Nabha died with the impact, and the petals of the lotus fell at three places. One of them is Pushkar, where a lake sprung into being. Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month), hallowing the place. Sacred to Brahma, Pushkar boasts of its temple dedicated to him, which is the only one of its kind in the world. A dip in the waters of Pushkar and worship at his temple ensure salvation. So thousands flock to Pushkar to observe the ritual on kartik Purnima, or on any of the four days preceding it.

pushkar fair

camel safari

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sadhu in pushakar

Fairs :   Pushkar Fair Urs Fair

Temples :   Brahma Temple Old Ranji Temple, New Ranji Temple, Savitri Temple, Saraswati Temple

Lake :   Pushkar Lake

Museums :   The Museum