1. Varaha Temple: Varaha Temple boasts as one of the largest temples you can find in Pushkar. It is dedicated to an avatar of Lord Vishnu, the Varaha. In this incarnation, Lord Vishnu is depicted as a creature, who has the body of a man and the head of a boar. The religious and historical fables surrounding the temple enhance its popularity.
The beautiful temple was built in the 12th century. But, the wrath of the violent Mughal king, Aurangzeb led to its major destruction. However, during the rule of Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the prestigious temple was again restored.
Location: Main Market, Pushkar, Rajasthan.
Timing: 5:00 am to 1:30 pm.
2. Pushkar Lake: Weaved with tales of mythology, Pushkar Lake is one of the most popular places in the Pushkar tour packages. It is near the Brahma temple and is surrounded by more than fifty ghats. Devotees visit the lake in search of religious redemption.
According to mythology, Savitri and Lord Brahma conducted a ceremony and offered prayers here. The pilgrims believe that bathing in this pious lake can bring Moksha. It is also the place where the Pushkar Fair is organized. Numerous people visit the fair and contribute to making it a grand affair. The area surrounding the lake is a natural delight.
Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan.
3. Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar: The Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar is one of the most religious places for Sikhs. The serene atmosphere surrounding the premises will calm your soul. Inner peace and enigmatic visuals of the encompassing nature can be found here. According to folklore, Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh rested here before continuing on their journey.
The architecture of the Gurudwara is impressive and will leave you stunned. The main attraction is perhaps the copy of the religious scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib. When you are here, you can also visit the famous Gobind Ghat. In this ghat, Guru Gobind Singh stayed for some time.
Location: Opposite Indian Overseas Bank, Pushkar, Rajasthan.
4. Merta: The city of Merta has existed for the last 400 years. In the bygone era, the city went by the name of Mednatak. The glorious city is mainly famous for being the birthplace of Meera Bai. She was a Krishna devotee who dedicated her life to writing poems and other literary articles.
In this city, you will find several attractions like Meera Temple, Charbhuja Temple, and the Dadhimati Temple included in the Pushkar tour packages. Moreover, you can also glimpse the life of Meera Bai by visiting the Meera Smarak. It is a museum built in her homage.
Location: NH 89, Merta, Rajasthan.
5. Man Mahal: Located along the Sarovar Lake, the architectural beauty of Man Mahal will leave you stunned. The Mahal was constructed for Raja Man Singh I, the then Raja of Amber. He visited this royal residence as a place of retreat. Now, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation manages the magnificent Mahal and is open to the public.
The architecture of the Man Mahal reflects the traditional Rajasthani style. However, you can get small glimpses of the Mughal influence weaved in it. You can book accommodation here and enjoy the traditional aspects of Rajasthan by taking part in several activities that are arranged by the hotel, including boat excursions, camel ride, etc.
Location: Near Pushkar Lake, Pushkar.
6. Gau Ghat: Gau Ghat is among the 52 ghats that surround the Pushkar Lake. It is a must-visit in the Pushkar tour. The serenity of the ghat and the religious devotion of the pilgrims will leave you awestruck. The Ghat is mainly famous for performing the religious ritual of Pind Daan.
Moreover, the ghat has gained immense popularity for another reason. It is here where the ashes of Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, and Lal Bahadur Shastri were spread.
Location: Main Market Road, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.
7. Kishangarh: The renowned municipality of Kishangarh is situated close to Pushkar. The place is known for its marble mines and stunning forts, and witnessing them will leave you mesmerized. When you go to the marble mines for a visit, you will be surprised by the process that is involved. It will intrigue you about the marble slabs that you have at home.
After that, you can arrange a visit to the Phool Mahal and the Roopangarh Fort. These places have great historical significance and depict the tradition and culture of the area. The picturesque beauty and rich cultural ties will entice you to visit this place again and again.
Location: On the outskirts of Pushkar.