Pushkar City Guide

Pushkar is one of the most sacred holy destinations of India situated at 11 km north-west of Ajmer (another holy city of Rajasthan) in Rajasthan, India. The holy city of Pushkar plays a vital role in prosperity of tourism in Rajasthan. During your Pushkar tours you will have a glorious chance to observe the rich culture and history of Pushkar along with terrific temples, lovely lake and others. Pushkar and Pushkar Fair and Festival are the major attractions of Rajasthan Tourism. Travel in Pushkar and observe holy significance of Rajasthan Tourism.

Pushkar is the sacred town of Rajasthan. During your Pushkar tour you will observe that Pushkar is so sacred that no meat, fish, eggs and alcohol are allowed within the city. According to popular belief, Pushkar had been born from flower. Hindu Mythology says that gods released a swan carrying a lotus in its beak. The idea was to fall that flower on the earth. On which spot flower was dropped that spot was being known as Pushkar. This is the spot where Lord Brahma (according to Hindus, Lord Brahma is known as the Creator of the Universe) considered to perform a big Yagna. Today, Pushkar (also known as Tirth Raj) is one of the most important pilgrimage centres of Hindus.

While you are traveling in Pushkar, you will also see Lord Brahma Temple, Savitri Temple, Pushkar Lake, Man Mahal, among various other attractions. While you will visit to the Pushkar Lake you will also see several pretty Ghats running down to the lake. Hindu devotees from far and far come here and take a holy dip into the holy Pushkar Lake and worshipped in Brahma Temple and Savitri Temple.

Beside temples and religious significance the holy city of Pushkar is also known as for Pushkar Fair and Festival. While you will travel in Pushkar during Pushkar Fair you will have a glorious opportunity to see Cattle Fair. Pushkar Fair is considered as one of the world’s largest cattle fair. A large number of tourists from all around the world come to visit Pushkar Fair organized on the edges of Pushkar Lake. Besides cattle Pushkar Fair also offers opportunity to purchase some exquisite Rajasthani handicrafts, beautiful Rajasthani silver jewellery, clothes, fabrics and other items. The inauguration of Pushkar Fair and Festival is also worth visiting. Camel race, camel competitions and cultural programs are organized during this festival. Swagat Tours & Travels invites and welcomes you to visit Pushkar Fair and Festival.

Some Major Attractions in Pushkar

Lord Brahma Temple : The Brahma Temple is the most major attraction of Pushkar tour. This is the temple were Lord Brahma - the creator of the world, worshipped. The Brahma Temple is considered as the only temple of Lord of Brahma in the world. The temple is built in marble. Marble floor of the temple is worth visiting.

Pushkar Lake : Another major landmark of Pushkar is Pushkar Lake. It is known for its religious importance. And it has a big position in the heart of Hindus. This sacred lake is dedicated to Lord Brahma. Here you will have chance to approx 500 temple, 52 palaces, and 52 Ghats. Don’t miss to take a holy dip into the sacred lake during your tours to Pushkar.

Savitri Temple : The temple contains a beautiful statue of Goddess Savitri -the wife of Lord Brahma.

Man Mahal Palace is located along the banks of Pushkar Lake. It was built by Raja Man Singh. At presently this palace is under the supervision of Rajasthan Tourism Department and served as a tourist bungalow.

Pushkar Palace : The splendid Pushkar Palace is located near the Man Mahal. Now it has been turned into a heritage palace hotel.

Excursions : 

While you are traveling in Pushkar, you can also take some excursions from the holy city of Pushkar, Rajasthan. Kuchaman, Kishangarh, Ajmer, and Rooangarh are some places which you can visit during your tours to Pushkar.

How to Reach Pushkar

By Air : There is no any airport in Pushkar. But it is accessible from the city of Jaipur which is just 132 km away from the city. Jaipur is well-connected by air with cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Mumbai.

By Road : The holy city of Pushkar is situated at the distance of 11 km from Ajmer Bus Stand. Ajmer is well connected to all the major cities of India.

By Rail : To arrive in Pushkar the nearest railway station is Ajmer and Ajmer is well connected by rail with all the major cities of India.