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Pushkar (Rajasthan)
5 sq. km.
486 metres
Summer - Max 37.7C, Min 23.3C, Winter - Max 15.5C, Min 3.7C
Light Tropical,Woolen Best
Best Season For Visit
STD Code
Rajasthani, Hindi, English.
Pushkar travel & tourism is mainly famous as one of the most famous and revered pilgrimages of India. Pushkar city is regarded to be the abode of Lord Brahma. Brahma is one of the three Hindu gods forming the great Hindu trilogy. Lord Brahma symbolizes birth and is regarded as the creator of the world. He is also supposed to be a storehouse of knowledge and is depicted with four hands, a book of Vedas (knowledge) in each hand. Lord Brahma's wife is known as Savitri and a swan serves as his vehicle.
Places For Visit
Brahma Temple
The most famous and visited tourist attraction of Pushkar is the Brahma Temple. It is the only temple of Lord Brahma (creator of the world) in the whole world. The temple was constructed in the 14th Century. It houses a life-size statue of Lord Brahma. The temple is made up of marble and is its floor is decorated with silver coins, donated by the pilgrims.
Pushkar Camel Fair
The venue of the Pushkar fair is the Pushkar Lake. This fair is renowned throughout the world. The fair is an annual event, organized during the month of November. Pilgrims, from far and wide come to attend this fair and take sacred dips into the Pushkar Lake. Apart from having religious significance, this fair is also the largest camel fair in the world.
Pushkar Lake
The legend behind the Pushkar Lake is that the lake originated when some Lotus petals fell on Earth from the hands of Lord Brahma. Surrounding the lake, are 52 ghats, each having water with special powers. The Pushkar Lake also serves as the venue for the renowned Pushkar fair held every year.
Savitri Temple
The Savitri temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma. Positioned on the Ratnagiri Hill, this temple holds a legend to itself. It is believed that once Lord Brahma had to perform a Yagna immediately. However, the performance of the Yagna required the presence of his wife. So, he married a local milkmaid, Gayatri for the purpose. When Brahma's wife, Savitri, found out, she cursed Lord Brahma that he would be worshipped only in Pushkar and only once a year. Then, she immolated herself at the Ratnagiri Hill, where the temple now stands.
Warah Temple
The Warah temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (preserver of the world). King Anaji Chauhan built this temple. The temple has an image of lord Vishnu in the incarnation of a wild boar. The legend has it that Lord Vishnu came took the form of a Warah (wild boar) to kill the demon Hirnayaksh.
Get Pushkar
Visit by Road - Pushkar is well connected to other cities and towns of Rajasthan. Regular bus services operate from Pushkar/Ajmer to popular destinations around. Distance from important tourist centers is as follows. Jaipur: 138 km. Delhi: 392 km.
Visit by Air - Jaipur is the nearest airport from Pushkar. It is about 138 km away from the Pushkar town. Regular buses from Jaipur are available for Pushkar. You can also hire taxi from Jaipur.
Visit by Rail -Ajmer, about 11 Km from Pushkar, is the nearest railhead and well connected to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur Udaipur and Abu Road by regular trains.

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