Situated 14 km off Ajmer in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, Pushkar is
surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other one. With the
population of around 14045, it is a tiny tranquil situated along the bank of
the picturesque Pushkar Lake. This is an important pilgrimage spot for the
Hindus, which has the only temple of Lord Brahma in the country and one of
the few in the world.
Pushkar has an extreme climate. The maximum temperature during the summers
can go up to 40-45°C while in the winters it can be below 10°C.
There is not much rain during the monsoon. The best season to visit this
place is in the winters (October to March).
Pushkar is a place offering plenty of recreational activities which ensures
that not even a single moment of your stay in Pushkar will be boring. It is
a devotional city where Hindu Pilgrimms comes for a holy dip in the lake.
One cannot indulge in alcohol or eat non-veg in Puskar. The tourist can also
see the Aravali hill range, visit the world largest cattle fair, watch the
sunset at desert, join the fire camping on desert, bye old silver ornaments
& dazzling wares at shops or if nothing just go for a marvelous walk in
the fancy street of Pushkar.
What may come, Pushkar fair is held religiously every year. This fair
reflects the cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan, where people all across the
globe gather to participate in the various entertaining events held here.
This joyous festival is held in the month of Kartik, usually in
October/November and include bedecked camels, decorated cattle, adventures
competitions, breathtaking events, jostling rustic crowd, meditating sadhus,
holy dip and vivid stalls. The atmosphere of Pushkar becomes an eclectic mix
of various folk dance, songs, camel races and cattle fair.
Pushkar abounds in temples, the special attraction being, the temple of
Lord Brahma, the only temple in India, dedicated to Brahma. Other temples
include Savitri temple, dedicated to Lord Brahma's first wife, Rangji
temple, Warah temple, which houses an image of lord Vishnu in the
incarnation of wild boar and Apteshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.