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  • As it may happen, the city has earned its fair share of limelight over the past years, aided by Pushkar camel fair. It is quite a unique fair focusing mainly on camel as well as cattle trade. If you are in the mood to enjoy some enticing and vibrant colours of the Indian culture and traditions, then this is a trip you must plan soon.

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    Find out exactly what makes the Pushkar Mela hugely popular in India and draws crowds in large numbers every year. From the cattle show to the snake charmers and the active trade of camels, there are things that you will get to see only once a year at the Pushkar fair in India. 

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    The display of colors and local beliefs is not limited and the charming tunes of local music and the rhythm of dance will steal your attention and make you immerse yourself in the peculiarities of the fair. The festival lasts for 8 – 10 days, during which time, you can plan your visit and be a part of this symbolic culture which is not just limited to its fairgrounds. 

  • Important Info about Pushkar Fair

  • 01How The Pushkar Fair is Celebrated?

    How The Pushkar Fair is Celebrated?
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    The tiny desert town of Pushkar can be found dotted with thousands of camels and cattle to mark the onset of the Pushkar camel fair which is held annually. The inception of the fair was done to attract trading activity between cattle owners and has now mounted to become a large scale tourism program which is graced by the presence of local and international crowds.

    The fairgrounds come alive with a display of camels, dressed in bright and vibrant colored decorations, groomed to parade, dance and enter race contests and also to be traded. The audience can view a spectacular display of carnival including snake charmers, magicians, carousel rides, acrobats and dancers. The charming antiquities that are typical to the local region can be bought from the small stalls as well.

    Best Time:
    The fair is held during the months of October and November, which is also the best time to visit Pushkar.

    Location:
    Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305022

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  • 02Rituals Performed During the Pushkar Fair

    Rituals Performed During the Pushkar Fair
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    During the celebration of fair, the pilgrims come from across the country to take bathe in the waters of holy Pushkar Lake so that their sins can be absolved. The most important days of the Pushkar Mela are considered around the full moon when the majority of pilgrims take a bathe because it is said that whoever take bathe on the full moon day, receive special blessings.
  • 03When and Where the Pushkar Fair is Celebrated?

    When and Where the Pushkar Fair is Celebrated?
    When - The celebration of fair completely depends on the moon cycle and generally takes place between the months of October and November. For the year 2016, the fair is going to be celebrated from November 8 to 14.

    Where - The annual Pushkar Fair is held in the town of Puskar which lies near Ajmer. The town is located at the periphery of the Thar desert in Rajasthan. Most of the festivities of the fair take place on dedicated fairgrounds at the west side of the town. 

    This place lies at the intersection between the National Highway number 89 and the Brahma temple road. The entire program is organised and managed by the Rajasthan Tourism Board, which ensures that all attendants of the fair have access to the relevant information and facilities while attending the fair. 

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  • 04What can we expect at the Fair?

    What can we expect at the Fair?

    At the Pushkar Fair, one of the many things that you will get to see is a throng of people, waiting to take a dip in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake, which is believed to absolve the sins of the person. The surroundings at the fair are decorated in vibrant colours, in a backdrop of various entertainment programs such as puppet acts, camel sport, bridal contest, dance performances and sale of cattle.

    During the first day of the fair, you will also witness camel races taking place at the grounds. It is fairly common to come across a variety of other competitions and rural sports, taking place at the fair. When you visit the Pushkar Mela, you will be a part of a crowd which will be there to watch the fair proceedings. Owing to the growing popularity of the fair, it has managed to garner the support of Rajasthan Tourism board. Due to this, there is no dearth of facilities for tourists at the fair. 

  • 05Important Things to Know about Pushkar Fair

    Important Things to Know about Pushkar Fair
    Visit Pushkar Mela Ground: Well people you can't pass up a major opportunity the Mela which is one of loveliest sight in Pushkar. The Mela ground is brimming with exercises including fun rides. Different sorts of rivalries are additionally held namely camel and horse decoration, races etc. The legends, music, anthems and move exhibitions showcase the bright culture of Rajasthan.

    Dawn and Sunset:
    Mornings and night times are the ideal opportunities for activity. The lovely slopes encompassing Nag Parbat pass on hypnotizing dawns and dusks with the background of camels. Dawn and dawn perspectives are hugely appealing and charming.

    Click and Click:
    Every niche and corner of Pushkar are a picture taker's pleasure. Be it the beautiful train of camels, ladies displaying in bright odhani's, ostentatious bazaars, hypnotizing dawn and sunset's, articulations of various individuals you basically need to catch all and make it a noteworthy time through your perspective.

    Heavenly Dip:
    It's viewed as favorable to take a blessed plunge at Pushkar Sarovar and it will bring you good fortunes and takes away every one of your wrongdoings. For profound voyagers, a sacred plunge is a must.

    Pray at Brahma Temple:
    This is one thing which you should do while you are in Pushkar. Arrangement a visit to the sanctuary which is a standout amongst the most well-known temple in Pushkar.This temple is visited by thousands of pilgrimage all-round the year.

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  • 06Facts about Pushkar

    Facts about Pushkar
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    Pushkar is otherwise called "The Lotus bloom" and is one of the most established urban areas in India. Pushkar is one of the five holy journey locales of Hindu enthusiasts and stays dynamic with some astounding marvels which will make your hair stand on end.

    Some of the facts that you should know about this place are:

    1. The Biggest Camel Fair on the world: Pushkar Camel Fair has the nearness of 50,000 camels with a great many camels' agriculturists, tramps, and artists from more profound districts of Rajasthan and more than 200,000 worldwide explorers. The Pushkar Camel Fair begins with purchasing and offering of camels and stallions and by day 5 the inclination begins to change towards festivity. In spite of the fact that the most recent day of the festival is religious as it is the day of Kartik Purnima (Full Moon), day 5, 6, 7 and 8 are truly intriguing. In these 4 days, one can appreciate the Camel Race, tribal move to tramp music, mustache rivalry and my top pick, the pull of war rivalry.

    2. 2000-year-old Temple of Brahma: Learn something more about the story behind the name of Pushkar. It is trusted that Brahma dropped a lotus bloom in a lake (Pushkar Lake) and the city of Pushkar came to presence. From that point forward Pushkar has ended up one of the numerous homes of Brahma. When contrasted with other Hindu Gods Brahma has just 5 noteworthy sanctuaries on the planet and the most vital one is in Pushkar. Despite the fact that there isn't any recorded history of Brahma sanctuary it is thought to be 2000 years of age and was even annihilated in the fourteenth century by the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb as he needed to transform entire India into an Islamic state.

    3. Desert Safari and Rural Weddings: In Rajasthan 3 urban communities are acclaimed for their Desert Safaris; Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Pushkar. An endless area of Rajasthan is secured in the desert and this part is known as the Thar Desert. Thar is the eighteenth biggest desert locale on the planet and Pushkar is the principal desert city of Thar. A Desert Safari in Pushkar is 24-36 hours in length and the fascination of a Pushkar Safari is the nearby towns where most explorers love to go to the rustic weddings. Rajasthan is a well-known wedding destination and provincial weddings draw in numerous wedded couples to celebrate their childhood days of marriage and this time in Pushkar style.

    4. The Ajmer Sharif: Pushkar goes under the locale of Ajmer and the Ajmer city (40 Km from Pushkar) is a well known for the holy place of Sufi holy person name Moinuddin Chishti. Moinuddin Chishti (1138-1236 AD) meandered around the city of Ajmer and Rajasthan to spread a basic message that there is on god.His straightforward and sweet tone still rearranges the psyche of numerous Islamic and Hindu travelers who look for his endowments at Ajmer Sharif and under one rooftop which is basically astonishing in this multi-religious society of India. 
  • Activities to do in Fair

  • 07Camel safari

    Camel safari
    Camel Safari throughout the Pushkar Mela is a fabulous experience where one can traverse the sturdy region of the vast Indian Desert of Sahara using camels as one's carriers. The Aravalli Range here are one of the world's oldest and have sandy areas, meager dunes, beautiful mountains and hypnotizing sunrises and sunsets.

    The camel safaris in Pushkar brings one to the addresses where one beholds small settlements along the route and if one happens to tour during crop reaping, the scenes are particularly alluring and enchanting.

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  • 08Camping

    Camping
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    There are myriads of vendors, which grants leisure tents in a tranquil setting, usually a short stroll from the fair ground but far from the ‘tent cities’ which holds the majority of guests. The majority of camps in Pushkar are small and independent and gives a great standard of comfort and luxury with authentic accommodation. 
  • 09Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Hot Air Balloon Ride
    It's plausible to observe the scene of the fair from above, in a hot air balloon. There are various vendors, which offers invigorating balloon flights over Pushkar. During the fair, you can also witness the International Hot Air Balloon Festival

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  • 10Horse Safari

    Horse Safari
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    During the Pushkar Camel Fair, you can also enjoy the horse safari and stroll around the fair to explore the various beautiful areas, which are far and is not easily accessible by walking. You can find myriads of vendors offering horse safari during the Pushkar Fair at the minimal price.
  • 11Quad Biking

    Quad Biking
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    If you love exploring the deserts, then doing it on the quad bike will be a great option. There are various vendors, which offer the quad biking activities during Pushkar Mela.

    The average duration of the activity remains 15 minutes and offer various ATVs, which include 90cc, 200cc, or even 300cc for the ultimate fun. The approximate price for a single 15 minutes ride comes to Rs. 500.

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  • 12Cattle Fair

    Cattle Fair

    If you are visiting the Pushkar Mela, do not miss the much-touted camel and cattle fair which takes place here. During this time, hordes of rural villagers arrive at the fair with their cattle including camels and horses, decorated in unmissable hues of vibrant designs from head to toe.

    Later, these cattle are made to dance and perform for the entertainment of the onlookers and also put up for sale by the owners. It is a spectacle to witness this splendid display of colors and the sheer number of the cattle which arrives with their owners, to attend the fair. 

  • 13Religious Gatherings

    Religious Gatherings

    The city, known to be home to the revered Lord Brahma, draws its name from the mythological story about a lotus flower dropping in a river. Pushkar is home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in all of India, which is why a large crowd of devotees gather in the city to worship the Lord.

    Besides this, there are a number of other temples in the city, which attract the interest of tourists such as the Sita Devi Temple. If you are in for a complete exploration of this city, make sure to attend one of these gatherings. 

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  • 14Delightful Handicrafts

    Delightful Handicrafts

    When visiting Pushkar camel fair, do not forget to check out the speciality items such as traditional handicrafts on display around the town. You will find an unending variety of items such as table covers, purses, cushion covers, decorative items, antiques and much more, to shop from.

    These are specially crafted by local artisans and craftsmen, who prepare these items with mirror work, sequins and colourful fabrics. You can shop for these pieces and bring them back for yourself and your friends. Since these are local specialities, you will be able to shop for them at exclusive prices too.

  • 15Elevated Sitting Arena

    If you want to experience a classic viewing experience while you are at the fair, consider buying yourself tickets for the elevated sitting arena. This sitting arena has been designed with sophisticated tented roofs and special viewing galleries for the comfort of the guests.

    The main purpose of this arena is to give the guests a comfortable place to sit and view the activities of the fair. It is also replete with all the major modern facilities and refreshments for the guests so that they can enjoy the proceedings of the fair in comfort. 

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  • 16Harmony Half Marathon

    Harmony Half Marathon

    The Harmony half marathon is organized every year starting with the Dargah sharif in Ajmer up to the Brahma Temple in Pushkar. The marathon is open to all, including foreign nationals but pre-registration to the same is necessary. The 21 km marathon must be attempted by those with a reasonable level of fitness.

    The route of the marathon takes the participants around some of the best scenic spots in the surrounding area. It is recommended that any person intending to participate in the run must declare any physical ailments beforehand to avoid any mishaps.

  • Places to Stay in Pushkar

  • 17Ananta Resort

    Ananta Resort
    Sprawled in the 9 acres area, the Ananta Resort is a luxury five-star resort just 4 km from the main city of Pushkar and is located in the tranquil settings. Whether you are a solo traveler; on a family vacation,with a group of friends or honeymooners, Ananta Resort is for everyone. The resort offers traditional Balinese cottage villas to its guests which are completely wrapped up in the authentic Balinese architecture and located amidst the Aravali ranges.

    Amenities: There are 62 luxurious cottages in the Ananta Resort, which are equipped with wooden floors, open-to-sky bathrooms, courtyards, open showers and balconies, which open into the lush green garden. There are three categories of cottages, viz. Super Deluxe, Deluxe, and Classic.

    Location: The Ananta Resort is located in Leela Sevri village, which is just 4 km from the Pushkar.
  • 18Jagat Palace

    Jagat Palace
    Designed in the art-deco style, the Jagat Palace is yet another beautiful hotel in Pushkar. The complete hotel is decorated beautifully with the mesmerizing art of traditional and authentic Rajasthani art architecture. Every corner of the hotel is the place where you can find the antique furniture, wood-work, traditional carvings and much more, which will surely remind you of the royal times.

    Amenities: The Jagat Palace features 82 super deluxe rooms, which are equipped with all the modern amenities in the royal settings. Every room has its own private balcony, which opens to the mesmerizing view of sand dunes and Snake Mountains, (famously known as Nag Parbat). The hotel also has a beautiful green garden where the guests can relax and unwind after a tiring day and enjoy the snacks of dinner in the evening. The Jagat Palace also offers swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna bath, Kerala Ayurvedic Massage, reading hall and much more.

    Location: The Hotel Jagat Palace is located behind the Ramdwara on the Ajmer Road in Pushkar.
  • 19Bhanwar Singh Palace

    Bhanwar Singh Palace
    Bhanwar Singh Palace is a beautiful Spa Resort in Pushkar, located far from all the hustle and bustle of the city life. The hotel is situated just 10 minutes from the Pushkar's Sarovar and between Ajmer – Pushkar bypass road; 15 minutes from Ajmer Dargah Shareef, Ajmer Railway station and Ajmer City, 5 minutes from Bhudha Pushkar and 35 minutes from Kishangarh Marblemarket.

    Amenities: The Bhawnwar Sing Palace features 61 spacious rooms, out of which, 44 are Royal villa rooms and 17 Royal rooms. All the rooms have separate balconies, which opens to the beautiful view of Aravali Mountains and garden. Apart from this, the Bhanwar Singh Palace has five multi-cuisine restaurant out of which one opens all day long. The hotel also features a bar, private party lawn and one centre lawn.

    Location: The Bhanwar Singh Palace is located on the Ajmer Pushkar Bypass road, in the village Hokra in Pushkar.
  • 20Lohana Village Resort

    Lohana Village Resort
    The Lohana Village Resort in Pushkar is a beautiful and lavish tent resort and is spread across the area of 5 acres. The resort offers the luxurious Swiss Tent accommodation amidst the mesmerizing scenery in the foothills of Aravali ranges. It is one of the most beautiful resorts in Pushkar and is like a home away from home. The relaxing experience inside the resort will definitely sooth your soul and mind.

    Amenities: The Lohana Village Resort has 12 luxury cottages, equipped with all the modern amenities like attached bathroom, Wi-Fi, AC, etc. The resort also features a great multi cuisine restaurant where you can savor your taste buds with the authentic Rajasthani cuisine. You can even unwind and relax in the swimming pool or indulge in the camel safari or horse riding.

    Location: The Lohana Village Resort is located in the village Ganahera on Chawandiya Road in Pushkar
  • 21Dera Masuda

    Dera Masuda
    Built by Dushyant Singh, the scion of Masuda Ruling Family, the Dera Masuda Resort is a design hotel, which is located amidst the mesmerizing hills of Aravali on one side and Savitri Temple the other side. During your stay in the Dera Masuda Resort, the calmness and tranquility are guaranteed. The beautiful architecture of Dera Masuda is based on perception of 'Uniformity in Diversity.'

    Amenities: The Dera Masuda offers three categories of rooms, which include Deluxe Room, Deluxe Suite, and Deluxe Duplex Suite equipped with all the modern amenities. Moreover, the resort features a multi-cuisine restaurant that offers delicacies from around the world along with the traditional and authentic Rajasthani cuisine.

    Location: The Dera Masuda Resort is located on Motisar Road in Pushkar
  • 22Vela Resort

    Vela Resort
    Located in the center of Pushkar the Vela Resort is yet another beautiful resort. Many tourist locations like the Brahma Temple, etc. are just a few minutes of walk away from the resort. Hence, it is an ideal place to stay in Pushkar during your trip. It is one of the economic hotels in Pushkar, which also offers world class facilities.

    Amenities: The rooms are divided into two categories, viz. family room, which can accommodate 3 adults and 2 children, and the deluxe room, which can accommodate two people. All the rooms are equipped with attached bathroom, AC, and TV.

    Location: The Vela Resort is located behind the Brahma Temple on the Savitri Temple Road, Opposite Jat Dharamshala in Pushkar.
  • 23Aaram Baagh Resort

    Aaram Baagh Resort
    The Aaram Baagh Resort is a beautiful resort, which used to belong to former Maharajas and Royal Families. Primarily, the resort was used by royal families to relax, unwind, and keep themselves away from the royal duties for some times used the resort.

    The resort is located at the base of Aravali hills near the Savitri Temple and offers a panoramic view of green vegetation, sand dunes, and mountains.

    Amenities:
    The rooms at Aaram Bagh are beautiful and highlight the mesmerizing Rajasthani architecture with the modern amenities. Apart from this, the resort also offers a chance to dive into a beautiful swimming pool; enjoy sumptuous delicacies from its multi-cuisine restaurant and much more.

    Location:
    The Aaram Bagh resort is located at Motisar, Ganhera in Pushkar.

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  • 24Pushkar Bagh

    Pushkar Bagh
    While you are on your trip to Pushkar you should definitely visit this lavish resort. The Pushkar Bagh is a perfect base to investigate Indian desert life, culture and scene of stunning magnificence. Inside The Pushkar Bagh ageless skylines, you will get yourself one with nature. Also, as the sun takes a bow behind the hills, something inside lets you know this is your haven. Pushkar Bagh is exceptionally all around kept up and furnished with all the cutting edge condition of craftsmanship offices. All suite rooms have private overhangs and joined European style bathrooms furnished with bathtub.

    Amenities: For those who love to treat yourself there is an outside pool which is one of the best parts of the resort. Whether you are beginning your day with an invigorating plunge or loosening up toward the end of a taxing day, you can beat the warmth without agonizing over getting sand in your towel. In the event that swimming isn't your thing, the open pool deck is an incredible work environment on your essential things.

    Location: Motisar Link Road, Village Ghanehera, Dist, Pushkar, Rajasthan
  • Places to See in Pushkar

  • 25Pushkar Lake

    Pushkar Lake
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    Your visit to Pushkar Camel Fair would not be finished without going to the Pushkar Lake which is a standout amongst the most loved destination of all. The beautiful pool of Pushkar is arranged in a valley around 10 km toward the northwest of Ajmer. Pushkar Lake is encased by slopes and abandon. Pushkar Lake is a standout amongst the most blessed spot for Hindus. There are around 52 Ghats and 400 sanctuaries in Pushkar which are arranged on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. It is viewed as that the well-known waters of the Pushkar wash away the wrongdoings of an entire life.

    Highlights: Pilgrims from all over come to scrub down in the sacred waters of Pushkar upon the arrival of Kartik Purnima or on any of the four days before the day of Kartik Purnima furthermore reverse at the Ghats. The otherworldly water of the Lake is likewise considered to treat skin sicknesses, making Pushkar "the Lourdes of the East".

    Location: The closest airplane terminal from Pushkar is Sanganer Airport at Jaipur at a distance of 146 km. Jaipur is all around associated with all the real urban communities in India. Also, in the event that you are going by street then Pushkar is 11 km from Ajmer.
  • 26Brahma's Temple

    Brahma's Temple
    For the devotees of God, there is somewhere else which is an absolute must visit while you are in Pushkar Mela. The Brahma's Temple is another best place in Pushkar where one can see a considerable measure of vacationer from everywhere throughout the world. The sanctuary is gone to by explorers furthermore by the blessed men and sages, in the wake of scrubbing down in the Pushkar Lake. It is additionally a practice that visits the Brahma sanctuary is trailed by the love of his consort Gayatri, trailed by visits to different sanctuaries as helpful.

    Highlights: Once every year, on Kartik Poornima, the full moon night of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik (October – November), a religious celebration is held in Brahma's honor. A huge number of explorers come to bathe in the blessed Pushkar Lake nearby the sanctuary. Different ceremonies are additionally held at the sanctuary amid the reasonable.

    Location: The sanctuary is situated at Brahma Temple Road, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan
  • 27Savitri Temple

    Savitri Temple
    As Pushkar is known as the most religious city, while you are here you should visit the Savitri sanctuary. Savitri Temple in Pushkar is a sanctuary of world acknowledgment. Savitri Temple is exceedingly acclaimed by the travelers and in addition by local people Savitri Temple is the sanctuary devoted to the primary spouse of Lord Brahma. Savitri Temple Pushkar Rajasthan is situated on the slope behind the Brahma sanctuary. One needs to climb a long arrangement of ventures to achieve the holy place at Savitri Temple. It exhibits an all-encompassing perspective of the delightful lake and the pleasant encompassing of the towns.

    Highlights: This temple was fundamentally worked for the love of Savitri. There is a convention that still proceeds with, first, the aarti is performed at Savitri temple and after that at Gayatri temple. Icons of both Savitri and Gayatri are currently introduced at the Savitri sanctuary.

    Location: The airport is located at a distance of almost 146 kilometers from Pushkar. 
  • 28Rangji Temple

    Rangji Temple
    There is another temple which is an absolute necessity visit fascination in Pushkar. Rangji Temple Pushkar Rajasthan is a celebrated sanctuary where subterranean insect voyagers rush each year to pay their reverence to the divinities. Ruler Rangji Temple talks about Lord Rangji who is accepted to be the incarnation of master Vishnu. Rangji Temple Pushkar is restrictive as here you can discover the conversion of South Indian style (Dravid), Rajput style and Mughal style of design. The charitable Old Rangji Temple is exceptionally detectable. It has a high rising Gopuram original of southern India.

    Highlights: This sanctuary is another sanctuary which is gone to by the general population. As indicated by the well known and managing legend in Rajasthan, consistently for five days every one of the divine beings visits Pushkar and favor the enthusiasts. That is the reason each year, an unfathomable number of fans run to the lake to wash away their transgressions. These five basic days likewise relate to the greatest steers reasonable of the nation.

    Location: The sanctuary is situated at Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan
  • 29Visit Pushkar Bazaar

    Visit Pushkar Bazaar
    Well for the people who loves to spend their night investigating the business sector then this is the ideal spot for you. Pushkar Bazaar is one of the most loved destinations for every one of the shopaholics. Whether on a relaxation visit or a journey to Pushkar, sightseers and aficionados never neglect to visit Main Bazaar. The town of Pushkar situated in Rajasthan is renowned everywhere throughout the world for its religious importance. Considered as a part of the hallowed "dreams" or journey locales of Hindu religion, Pushkar is gone to by fans from everywhere throughout the nation.

    Highlights: Pushkar Fair is one of the real attractions of the city. This fair is held every year and is one of the biggest camel fairs on the planet. Aside from the sanctuaries and the observed Pushkar Fair, this town likewise has various shopping regions.

    Location: Driving to Pushkar is a feasible alternative for sightseers. Making a trip to this city via air is the best choice for vacationers, particularly for the individuals who need to achieve the city in least time.
  • How to Reach Pushkar

  • 30Distance and Routes from Major Cities

    Distance and Routes from Major Cities
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    The total distance from Pushkar 414 km via NH48, If you are travelling by NH248A and NH48 then your distance will be 459 km.

    Delhi:

    -By Air
    The nearest airport to Pushkar is Jaipur, which is 127 km. You can take direct flights from Delhi to Jaipur and continue your journey either by bus or train from Jaipur to Pushkar.

    -By Bus
    There are direct bus services from Delhi to Pushkar, which approximately takes 14 hours to reach Pushkar

    -By Train
    There is no direct train service from Delhi to Pushkar. However, you can take Chetak Express from Delhi to Ajmer and from there you can take local buses or taxis to reach Pushkar.

    Jaipur:

    -By Air
    As Jaipur is the nearest airport to Pushkar, A flight is not an option to travel to Pushkar from Jaipur.

    -By Bus
    There are direct buses from Jaipur to Pushkar, which take approximately three hours to reach Pushkar.

    -By Train
    There is no direct train from Jaipur to Pushkar. However, you can take Aravali Express from Jaipur to Ajmer and from there, you can take local buses or taxis to reach Pushkar.

    Jodhpur:

    -By Air
    As Pushkar doesn't have an airport, there is no way to reach Pushkar via flight from Jodhpur

    -By Bus
    There are no direct bus services from Jodhpur to Pushkar. However, you can take a bus from Jodhpur to Ajmer and from Ajmer, you can take either local buses or taxis to reach Pushkar.

    -By Train
    There is no direct train service from Jodhpur to Pushkar. However, you can take Train #54704 from Jodhpur to Merta Road and from there, you can take local buses or taxis to reach Pushkar

    Agra:

    -By Air
    There are no direct flights from Agra to Pushkar. 

    -By Bus
    There is no direct bus service from Agra to Pushkar. However, you can take a bus from Agra to Jaipur, from where you can take a train to Ajmer and then local taxis to reach Pushkar. Or you can take buses too from Jaipur to Pushkar.

    -By Train
    There is no direct train from Agra to Pushkar. However, you can take Intercity from Agra to Ajmer and from Ajmer, you can take local buses or taxis to reach Pushkar. 

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  • Q. Which are some of the amazing places to visit in Pushkar with family?

    Pushkar is not an unknown name, from the religious sights to the quirky cafes; there is an abundance of tourist places in Pushkar with hopeful surprises in every corner.

    1. Pushkar Lake - It s a sacred lake of the Hindus. The Hindu scriptures describe it as "Tirtha-Raj" – the king of pilgrimage sites related to a water-body
    2. Savitri Temple - It is a popular pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Savitri.
    3. Gau Ghat - It is one where devotees visit to cleanse themselves of the sin of killing a cow, hence the name.
    4. Pushkar Camel Fair - It is an annual week-long carnival held in the town of Pushkar, Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest and most famous fairs in India
    5. Brahma's Temple - It is one of the famous temples and lies in the Pushkar valley that is known for its scenic beauty. 

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  • Q. Which are the famous resorts offering best deals in Pushkar?

    Ensure you investigate a portion of the best resorts in Pushkar while you are traveling in Rajasthan. Check the list of amazing Pushkar Resorts.

    1. 
    Ananta Resort - Located at Ajmer Pushkar Road, Village - Leela Sevri, 4 Kms before Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022
    2. 
    Jagat Palace - Located at Behind Ramdwara, Ajmer Road, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022
    3. 
    Bhanwar Singh Palace - Located at  Village: Hokra, Pushkar Dist., Ajmer, Rajasthan 305022
    4. Narayan Resort - 
    Located at Village: Hokra, Pushkar Dist., Ajmer, Rajasthan 305022
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    Lohana Village Resort - Located at Village:, Chawandiya, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022

  • Q. Why is the Pushkar Camel Fair celebrated?

    The Pushkar camel fair is popular as Pushkar Mela and marks the celebration of ‘Kartik Purnima’ festival, which takes place during the month of Kartik, on the day of the full moon. As per the Hindu customs and beliefs, the lunar month of Kartik takes place between the English months of October and November.

    To mark the celebrations, the entire region surrounding Pushkar comes alive with colourful festivities and the popular camel and cattle fair. This festival is attended by thousands of tourists and cattle owners, who come here to take a break from their usual toil and relish the festivities.

  • Q. What is the Pushkar fair famous for?

    The Pushkar Mela happens to be one of the largest cattle and camel fair organised in India. The fair marks an active ground for trading of livestock. For the majority of Hindus, this fair also marks a pilgrimage season wherein, they take a holy dip in the waters of the Pushkar lake.

    Owing to these cultural elements, the fair manages to garner international attendance from tourists who enjoy the cool season and the abundance of colourful displays.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Pushkar?

    Here is the best time to visit the popular Pushkar:

    Winter season: Between the months of November to February, this is the best time to visit Pushkar. The tourists and vacationists can be seen making the most of cool weather during this time in Pushkar. The average temperature around this time in Pushkar hovers between 15 to 18 degree Celsius, which is optimum for tourists to hop around various attractions such as the Pushkar Fair. 

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    ummer season: The months between March and June make up for the summer season in Pushkar. During this time, the weather follows the typical cycle of desert terrain, which makes the day hot and the nights cool.

    The mercury might soar above 45 degree Celsius during this time. Not the most ideal time for tourists but if you happen to be here during this time, make sure you are equipped with the ideal clothing and sun protection.

    Monsoon season: The months between July and October are reserved for the monsoon season. You will not find much rainfall during this time but there is a marked difference in the weather during these months. However, since most tourists plan their visit during the winter season, you will find fewer crowds in the city during this time.

  • Q. How to reach Pushkar?

    By Bus: Pushkar camel fair can be accessed through a well-connected network of roads and highways which lead to Jaipur and Pushkar. During your transit, you will get a splendid view of the Aravali Hill range, which will add a sense of pleasure to your journey.

    By air:
    The nearest airport to Pushkar is the Jaipur airport, which is located approximately at a distance of 140 kilometres. Jaipur airport is well connected to all major metropolitan cities and once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab to take you to Pushkar, which will take around 3 hours of your time.

    By rail:
    The nearest rail route to Pushkar is in Ajmer, after which you will have to take a 30-minute ride to Pushkar. The railway station at Ajmer is very well connected with all major metropolitan cities.

  • Q. What can we do in Pushkar?

    Here is a list of the top things that you can do in Pushkar:

    - Visit the Pushkar Lake
    - Visit the Brahma temple
    - Visit the Savitri Mata temple
    - Visit the Rangji temple
    - Visit the Varaha temple
    - Visit the Foy Sagar lake
    - Take a trip to adventure camp and camel safari
    - Visit the Collector’s paradise