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Rajasthan has always been the center of attraction among pilgrims. The place is one of the most visited tourist spots. One of the favorite tourist destinations among tourists in Rajasthan is the Holy City of Pushkar. The town is nestled on the edge of the desert and is merely 11 km from Ajmer. The place is separated from Ajmer by Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain). Pushkar is very famous among travelers for its sacred Lake that is Pushkar Lake, and many Ghats. This ancient city of Pushkar is also called 'Tirth Raj,' which means the King of Pilgrim sites. Some Hindu philosophers said that visit to the main four pilgrims, which is called Char Dham, will not bear fruit unless one bathes in the holy water of Pushkar Lake. Therefore, Pushkar keeps major importance in the Hindu religion. The place is packed with many temples, among which the most important temple is of Lord Brahma (the Creator), one of the trinity. There are 52 Ghats (banks) and around 400 blue-colored temples situated on the banks of these Ghats. Pushkar is also called the Rose garden of Rajasthan. The farming of flowers takes place in and around the city, and these farmed flowers are exported all across the world. The holy town and Pushkar travel places are quite famous among travellers. The Pushkar Lake, the Pushkar Fair, the Brahma Temple are the major attractions of the place.

This Pushkar travel guide on Pushkar tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Pushkar, Pushkar tourist places, the history and culture of Pushkar, and the best time to visit Pushkar.

History of Pushkar:

The history of the holy city of Pushkar is as interesting as this city. According to the legends, once upon a time, there was a demon named Vajranabh/Vajraansh, who brought catastrophe to humankind with his evil activities. Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe, then decided to end him and his doing. Lord Brahma then killed the demon with his lotus, and some lotus petals fell on earth, which later known as Jyaishtha (Major), Madhya (Medium/Middle), and Kanishtha (Small) Pushkar.

There's one more legend according to which, when Lord Brahma saw that demons were playing with the life of people, he decided to do a Yagya (Sacrifice) for which he required his partner 'Goddess Sarasvati.' During that time, Sarasvati was unable to be present during the Yagya. The Creator of the universe, Lord Brahma, then married a girl from the Gurjar community whose name was 'Gayatri'; after that, Yagya (Sacrifice) was completed. Demons were killed, but when Goddess Sarasvati came to know about Brahma being married to Gayatri, she cursed Brahma that he would be worshiped only in Pushkar and not anywhere in the world. As a result, you can see that the temple dedicated to Lord Brahma is only present in Pushkar in the whole of India and the world. The Brahma temple still has a Gurjar priest known as Bhopas.

Culture, Traditions, and Cuisine in Pushkar:

Pushkar, which is considered one of the holiest cities in the world, is full of life and colors. The place is full of temples, Ghats (banks of Lake), sadhus (holy men), and never-ending chants of mantras and prayers praising the almighty. It is believed that once you visit Pushkar in your life, it will be equal to that of your visit to the four principal pilgrims that is Char Dham. Traditions and Culture of Pushkar involve the very famous Pushkar fair, and this culturally rich place organize the fair every month in Kartik Month. The trade-in camel and cattle are the major attractions of the fair.

Beautiful costumes, ethnic design, and groovy accessories embark the colorful city of Pushkar. Silver jewelry, traditional handicrafts along with embroidered fabrics, puppets, and brass utensils are items that one can fill in their home. The clothes here are very ethnic, and here you can get a wide range of cloths such as culottes, kurtas, dhoti, sarongs, shrugs, and many more woven with silk polyester fabrics. As for pieces of jewelry, one would like to consider beaded necklaces, lac bangles, funky bracelets, and some other traditional items also that speak about the cultural heritage of Pushkar.

The lifestyle of Pushkar is simple and easy-going. The society of the city is traditional; however, lifestyle is a perfect mix of modernity and traditionalism. The hospitality of the people is heartwarming, which welcomes you with all open arms with an open heart. If you want to go shopping, the place brings everything you need. Dance and music have a great influence on the daily life of the people of Pushkar. Some major places where you can fulfill your shopping list are – Pushkar Fair, Sardar, Baazar, and handicraft stores.

This holy city has a wide range of delicious delicacies which have their importance. People here are generally vegetarian, and even the hotels and restaurants in this holy town offer an array of delicious lip-smacking vegetarian dishes that are widely popular all over the world. Apart from the traditional Indian cuisine, people here can also savor Chinese, German, and Italian food at the food center here at food joints. Some special delicacies in Pushkar are – Malpua, Dal Bati Churma, and Lassi.

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Places to Visit Pushkar


In the last few years, Pushkar is emerging as a popular tourist destination in India. Telling us about vivid legendry stories, this place is among the most sacred pilgrim sites. The most famous Pushkar tourist places are Pushkar Lake, Man Mahal, and Brahma Temple. Among all the Pushkar travel places, Savitri Temple, Pap Mochini Temple, Apteshwar Temple, and Old Rangji Temple are also famous.

Pushkar Lake:

One of the most sacred Lakes in India is a major tourist attraction. According to the legends, the Lake was created by Lord Brahma when the lotus from his hands dropped, and the Lake of Pushkar was created. The Lake is also called Tirth Raj which means the King of Pilgrims. There are more than 500 temples located on the banks of 52 Ghats here. 10th Guru of Sikh, Guru Govind Singh, read the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikh religion, on one of the banks of the Lake.

The Brahma Temple:

The only temple dedicated to the Creator of the universe in the world. There are more than 500 temples in all in Pushkar, but the temple of Brahma has its significance. During the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, the temple was demolished but was rebuilt later on after his death. The temple of Brahma was believed to have been built 2000 years before, but the present structure was built in the 14th century. The temple is open on all days of the week. The timings are –

In summers – 5 am to 1.30 pm and 3 pm to 9 pm

In Winters – 6 am to 1:30 pm and 3 pm to 8:30 pm

Man Mahal:

The palace was built to serve the king of Rajasthan, King Man Singh 1st. This is among the grandest palaces of Pushkar. The tourists who visit the city also do visit this palace. Man Mahal is a treat for the eyes that feature the exquisite Rajasthani architectural style of the ancient royal period. The Palace of Man Mahal is now converted into a hotel and is called RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) Hotel Sarovar. People who stay in the hotel can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the nearby region and charming Lake.

Best Time to Visit Pushkar


The holy town of Pushkar is a prime attraction of this place. The best time to visit Pushkar is between the months of October and March when the season of winter knocks the town. During winter, only one can enjoy the very famous Pushkar Mela (Pushkar Fair) that happens every year during Kartik month, which generally does fall during the month of November. Generally, visitors avoid visiting the city during the summer and monsoon season.

Places To Visit In Pushkar

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Getting In Pushkar

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

By Airways:

You can reach Pushkar via Jaipur Airport, the nearest airport, located at a distance of 3 hours from the town.

By Roadways:

Some of the major bus routes that lead directly to Pushkar are Ajmer to Pushkar (30 minutes), Jaipur (approx. 3 hours), Udaipur (6 hours), and Delhi (10 hours).

By Railways:

Since the town of Pushkar is located amidst mountains and hills, trains to Pushkar are very few and comparatively slow. Although the nearest railway station is Ajmer Junction, that is the most convenient way to reach Pushkar. From Ajmer Station either you can catch a taxi or public bus.

This holy town has its charm and elegance. The sadhus chanting mantras, people taking holy dips in the Pushkar Lake, Maha aartis around the banks of the Lake in the temples, all these are the spirit of Pushkar. This ancient and holiest city is waiting for you with all its open arms. Welcome to Pushkar!!

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You will love your Pushkar trip, and our Pushkar travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Pushkar tourist destinations. 

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