To See: Pushkar Fair, Sacred Pushkar Lake, Temples of Brahma, Varaha and Aptaeshwar.
What to Do: Participation in Camel Fair, Camel Safari, Experience Folk Song and Dances performed by Gujjar Folklores.
Don't Miss: Photographing Decorated Camels in Pushkar Fair, Making a Wish at Brahma Temple, Bath in the Sacred Pushkar Lake.
Visiting Time: During Kartik Purnima ( Full Moon Day ) in October-November.
Duration: Pushkar Fair last for 12 days.
Getting Around: Ajmer - 11 km SE, Merta - 63 km W, Nimaj - Chhatra Sagar (115 km SW).
To Shop: Sarweshwar Kala Mandir - Rajasthani Miniature Paintings. Bhagwan Barmeri Handicraft Shac, Dhabai's Shop - Antique pieces, Ethnic World - Cotton embroidered Kurtas, Gulkand a confection of rose petals and sugar.
Air : Sanganer Airport Jaipur is nearest (154 km/ 2 ½ hrs).
Rail : Ajmer Junction -11 km / 15 mins. Ajmer Shatabdi Train from Delhi and Jaipur.
Road : Pushkar is on NH-89, 11 km off NH-8 that connects Delhi and Mumbai. 15 mins from Ajmer, 2 ½ hrs from Jaipur, 7 ½ hrs from Delhi.
Important Distance: 400 km SW of Delhi, 154 km SW of Jaipur, 11 km NW of Ajmer.
Where to Eat: Honey and Spice - Ginger Cinnamom Coffee, Juices, Spinach Pineapple Noodles. Moondance Cafe - Pizza, Oily Spinach Enchilada. Halwai - ki - Gali Kachoris and Samosas. RTDC's Hotel Sarovar Dal, Mixed Egg, Palak Paneer.
Staying Options: Pushkar Palace, RTDC's Hotel Sarovar.
Inside Tip: Pickup a Camel Leather Shoes from the local market for a comfortable walk, Avoid Non-Veg. and Alcohol as it is prohibited inside Pushkar.
Recognized as one of the sacred towns, Pushkar represents the Hindu mode of life in an apt manner. The holy city is situated 11 KM to the North-West of Ajmer. Without a tad of doubt, the charm of this lakeside settlement is captivating. Great ancient poet, Kalidas, praised this city in its classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam.
Imagine amidst hills on three sides. Isn’t it amazing to be in arms of blissful environs? What’s more, you also get an opportunity to witness sand dunes on the other side.
Considered as one of the fascinating locations, Pushkar is indeed famous for its annual religious and cattle fair. Thousands of visitors across the world get attracted to it.
One finds easy references in the great Hindu epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana, which regard Pushkar as the religious place making it fall in the category of Adi Tiratha.