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In the month of Kartik each year, Pushkar in Rajasthan becomes a colorful spectacle of one of the largest cattle festival in Asia.About Pushkar, Holy city for Hindus, Pushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthan Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Pushkar, top, tourist, Pushkar, tourism, destinations in, Rajasthan, monuments in Pushkar, attractions in Pushkar, places in Pushkar, in india, how to reach, about Pushkar, Rajasthan tourism, in Pushkar, history of Pushkar

 

 

 

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Pushkar is famous for its temples and the most notable amongst these is the BrahmaAbout Pushkar, Holy city for Hindus, Pushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthan Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Pushkar, top, tourist, Pushkar, tourism, destinations in, Rajasthan, monuments in Pushkar, attractions in Pushkar, places in Pushkar, in india, how to reach, about Pushkar, Rajasthan tourism, in Pushkar, history of Pushkar Temple. Pushkar also attracts devotees from all over the world who come here to take a dip in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake. But by far the greatest attraction of Pushkar is its annual cattle fair, which is a spectacle to behold, and a large number of tourists visit Pushkar during the time of the fair. Otherwise, Pushkar is a tranquil and peaceful city. For those who want to know about Pushkar and its great historical and cultural heritage, a visit to this city gives the perfect opportunity.

Pushkar has a long and interesting historical past. It has been referred to in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. It was an important city during the rule of the Mughals in India. The Pushkar Lake is of great significance, and is considered to be holy by many. It has many temples which are also of importance and significance to religious pilgrims and tourists. Pushkar is well known as a tourist destination. The rajashthan tourism ministry has taken several measures to ensure the comfort and safety of the tourists who come to Pushkar.
 

Tourist Attractions in Pushkar


Pushkar Fair

In the month of Kartik each year, Pushkar in Rajasthan becomes a colorful spectacle ofAbout Pushkar, Holy city for Hindus, Pushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthan Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Pushkar, top, tourist, Pushkar, tourism, destinations in, Rajasthan, monuments in Pushkar, attractions in Pushkar, places in Pushkar, in india, how to reach, about Pushkar, Rajasthan tourism, in Pushkar, history of Pushkar one of the largest cattle festival in Asia. You will find a number of camels, horses, cows, mules, goats and sheep accompanying their masters to participate in the Pushkar Festival. A seven-day festival is dedicated absolutely to these animals. Pushkar becomes bright with various hues of colors. Thousands of men in large bright turbans, women in pleated ghagaras wearing armful of colorful bangles and bejeweled and children complete the setting of the fair.

About Pushkar, Holy city for Hindus, Pushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthan Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Pushkar, top, tourist, Pushkar, tourism, destinations in, Rajasthan, monuments in Pushkar, attractions in Pushkar, places in Pushkar, in india, how to reach, about Pushkar, Rajasthan tourism, in Pushkar, history of PushkarThe first five days of the festival in Rajasthan are for selling and purchase of the cattle. The prospective buyer is attracted by the owner by praising his animal with long list of virtues. The buying and selling may take some time because of long-drawn negotiations and bargains. Once the deal is over, the animals are groomed and ornamented at the festival particularly the camel. After shearing and scrubbing, the camel is costumed and sometimes even perfumed Handmade saddles, long strings of cowries, beads, colorful saddle-straps, embroidered back-covers and boots are available for the camels.

Pushkar Fair is also the time when women folk go on a shopping spree. The stalls of trinkets, silver ornaments,About Pushkar, Holy city for Hindus, Pushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthan Tourism, Visit Top Tourist Destinations, Monuments, Attractions, Places, How to reach Pushkar, top, tourist, Pushkar, tourism, destinations in, Rajasthan, monuments in Pushkar, attractions in Pushkar, places in Pushkar, in india, how to reach, about Pushkar, Rajasthan tourism, in Pushkar, history of Pushkar chains, nose rings, necklaces, waistbands, anklets, toe rings, hairpins and the ivory bangles worn from wrist to shoulder are what attract the women in the fair. Garments of patchwork and tie-n-dye are also on sale. Tattoo stalls are also crowded with women getting a permanent beauty spot on their body.

The last two days of the fair are for fun and merriment. Various events are organized in which camels participate like the Camel Races, Musical Chairs for Camels, Camel Beauty Contest and Laadoo Oonth are to name a few.

 

Pushkar Lake
Tourist Attractions in Pushkar - Pushkar LakeOne of the most sacred sites for Hindus, Pushkar Lake is the most famous tourist attraction in the holy town of Pushkar. It's a beautiful semi-circular lake with 52 lovely ghats surrounding it. According to beliefs, a dip in the Pushkar Lake on the auspicious occasion of Karthik Poornima brings salvation to devotees.

Brahma Temple
Tourist Attractions in Pushkar - Brahma TempleIt's the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology, in all over India. The beautiful marble temple is famous for its four-headed idol of lord Brahma. It's decorated with silver coins and a silver turtle on its black and white chequered floor.
 

 


Savitri Temple
Dedicated to goddess Savitri, the first wife of Lord Brahma, it's the second most important temple in Pushkar. Located just behind the Brahma Temple on a hilltop, it provides a panoramic view of the scenic Pushkar Lake and exotic sand dunes nearby.

Rangji or Rangnath Temple
Rangji Temple is known for its gracious south Indian style of architecture. The temple houses a huge image of Lord Vishnu. It has a high rising 'Gopuram' (large gate) and Garuda pillars studded with a mythical bird styled in gold.

Varah Temple
One of the most sacred temples in Pushkar, Varah Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It has an image of Vishnu in the incarnation of wild boar. According to a legend, Lord Vishnu visited the earth in the incarnation of a Varah (Wild boar) to kill an atrocious demon Hirnayaksh.

Apteshwar Temple
Another important temple in Pushkar, this 12th century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

 

How to reach there...

 

Pushkar is 11 kms from Ajmer which is the nearest and major rail junction and Jaipur is the nearest airport. Pushkar is connected with good network of road with all nearby cities.

 

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