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    Pushkar Camel Fair Adventure Festival 2016
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      Pushkar is the ideal place for you to visit if you love colour, camels and sand all combined together to form a town that has an amazing personality. Bordering on the Thar Desert, this town is set on Pushkar Lake, a revered site for many Hindu followers, and if you visit this place, you will get to see several pilgrims bathe in the waters before offering their prayers to the Gods.

      Pushkar is famous for several sites of religious importance and of late has also got people flocking to every nook and corner of the town to be a part of the colourful fairs, markets, indulge in the unique style of Rajasthani food and engage with the people who are there. Tourists often visit the place to attain salvation and ardent adventurers flock here to see the brimming pot of Indian culture that has many a story made around it.

      Here are a few exciting things to do in Pushkar that may have you packing your bags and heading to this exciting sandy region on your next holiday, or anytime you want to escape the torrential rains from your city or the harsh, biting winters!

      Some of the best things to do in Pushkar:

    • 01Pushkar Camel Fair Adventure Festival 2016

      Pushkar Camel Fair Adventure Festival 2016
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      • Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the most famous and oldest festivals of India where the travelers witness stunning myriads of the color of Rajasthan. Also known as 'Pushkar Mela,' Pushkar Fair primarily celebrates Kartik Purnima Festival, which takes place during the full moon day according to the Hindu Lunar month of Kartik.

      • The days from 05th to 15th November 2016 will be special for Rajasthan, mainly for Pushkar. Because, on these days, Pushkar will host the famous Pushkar Camel Fair 2016, a highly rated travel experience in India.

      • You also get an exciting chance to witness this huge gathering of Rajasthan natives as well as tourists from all over the world under one roof. Partake in this 2-days 1-night package or 3-days and 2-nights package brimming with utmost fun.

      • What you can find out from this event happening on the banks of Pushkar lake, is the colourful combination of competitions, cultural programmes, selling and buying of different materials including camels, goats, and sheep.

      • A camel race with the accompaniment of music is the highlight. Stalls where you can get fine clothes, ornaments etc enhance the overall experience at Pushkar Fair.
      • In recent years, the organisers have added a cricket match between a local Pushkar club and a team of random foreign tourists as well to the fest.

      • In addition, you will get the opportunity to enjoy some adventurous moments on the golden sands of Thar. Paragliding, camel ride, Quad biking, and camping are there just to turn your short trip to a bundle of complete fun and excitement.
      • The package includes food, accommodation and activities. The check-in and check-out time is 11:30 AM.

      • There are two different packages: 2 days/ 1 night package with and without activities and 3 days/ 2 nights package with and without activities.
      To know more, read A Complete Guide to Pushkar Camel Fair
    • 02Visit the Ghats of Pushkar

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      How does a visit to a beautiful lake in a desert town sound? The Pushkar Lake is beautifully surrounded by over 52 Ghats and more than 400 temples that you can explore to your hearts content, and this is one of the best things to do in Pushkar! According to the local’s beliefs, a holy dip here is worth washing away 100 years of sins. 

      Near the Ghats, you will get to see several religious ceremonies, indulge in the reverberating music of the temple bells, the chants from the priests and the illuminated lamps that make these Ghats  come alive in so many ways.

      The several resplendent ghats at Pushkar are not only visited by the pilgrims or even by tourists but also double up as a haven and resting place abode for many Sadhus ,ascetics and other sects of Hindu saints who visit these areas, giving you a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with them and meet them as well. 

      A visit to these ghats is a muxt on your TO-DO list when you visit this desert town on your next vacation. Enjoy the lovely views of the famous Pushkar Lake and watch the daily life of Pushkar unfurl itself before you. Visit the Gau Ghat, Badri Ghat, Pachdevri Ghat, Varaha ghat, Saptrishi Ghat, Gurjara Ghat, Swarup Ghat, Yajna Ghat among many others. 

    • 03Visit the city of Merta

      When you visit Pushkar, ensure that you visit the beautiful and ancient city of Merta, a place very well known amongst many travelers as the land of classic, rustic palaces and temples. One of the tick points in your list of things to do in Pushkar, the 400-year-old city has the beautiful Meera Bai Temple, one of the main attractions of Merta. You could also pay a visit to the Aurangazeb Mosque and Bhanwal Matta Temple.

      Believe it or not, there is a certain kind of serenity that holds unique for all the sacred temples of Pushkar and you can discover them as and when you explore the different places of worship here. Merta holds itself at a very high level of significance when it comes to ancient Indian history.

      The city of Merta has seen several wars and victories as well, one of the most prominent ones being the defeat of Jodhpur and Jaipur armies at the hands of Marathas, before the rule of Emperor Akbar. 

    • 04Experience the noise and colours of the Pushkar Mela

      If you want to feel and experience all that real Rajasthani culture is about while wondering what are the different things to do in Pushkar, you should head out to be a part of the Pushkar Mela whenever you are here on a holiday! The main essence of this event is to get a chance to see the famous camel and cattle trading that happen between the different villages.

      The most well decorated camel gets to take home a handsome reward (well, his owner does) and the animals selling price gets very high as well. There are other activities from these things to do in Pushkar to watch out for over here, such as the moustache competition, the ‘matka’ phod, the bridal competition.

      During the matka phod, there are men climbing one atop the other, to break earthen pots hanging high above the ground. Indeed, there are so many sights to enjoy here; you need to ensure that visiting the Mela in Pushkar is a part of your itinerary. 

    • 05Offer your prayers at the Brahma Temple

      Hinduism, Lord Brahma is revered as the creator of the universe and holds a special place in the scriptures that they abide by. In Pushkar, the famous Lord Brahma temple happens top be the only temple dedicated to the God in the whole of North India, therefore it is a must visit when you are here with your family for your holidays.

      The temple is also known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir and is one of the many temples close to the Pushkar Lake. The temples architecture glistens of beautiful white marble and stone slabs and once you enter the temple, you will see images of Lord Brahma and his second consort Gayatri.

      The temple has recently developed to become a thriving tourist attraction for several travelers as well as pilgrims and holy men. Though there are many temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in India, this temple stands out for its resplendent architecture and finesse. 

    • 06Spend a day at the Pushkar Yoga Garden

      Located on Vamadev Road, besides Gurudwara, The Pushkar Yoga Garden is an ideal place for you to visit if you enjoy the serenity and calm nature of ashrams. Foreigners have flocked to this retreat to rejuvenate and replenish their senses as part of their holiday regime and have made it a mandatory item in their list of things to do in Pushkar!

      This yoga centre is based on the ancient art of ashram stay and is close to a beautiful lake, lovely view of the hills and several rose gardens. Spend some time here or longer if you wish, and understand the intricate yet abstract styles of Yoga and healing through different Indian therapeutic methods. 

    • 07Engage in the Pushkar International Balloon Festival

      There is nothing more beautiful than getting a chance to see the vast beauty of Pushkar from the comfort of your hot air balloon whilst you are high in the skies. Enjoy your time at the Pushkar International Balloon Festival on your next visit to this place and enjoy the views of the deserts, hills and lakes beneath you.

      This festival has gained wide popularity in recent times, since its incorporation in 2010. The idea behind this festival was to add an element of adventure into the otherwise serene and calm environment that Pushkar generally portrays for tourists. 

      The view of so many hot air balloons in the sky along is enough for you to be in awe, and if you stay here long enough, you might be lucky enough to get a chance to see the fusion concert that takes place at the Pushkar Mela Grounds. 

      If you are spending the whole day here, you can get a chance to avail the different packages offered by the tour providers here and go visit the Brahma Temple, the Pushkar Mela among other things to do in Pushkar as well. 

    • 08See the rustic architecture of Varaha Temple

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      The Varaha Temple in Pushkar is dedicated to the powerful Lord Vishnu, a God deeply revered by Hindus. The temple symbolizes the stories from his avatar of half-man, half-boar and has many pilgrims paying their respects on many important occasions.

      The architecture of the temple dates back to the 12th century and though its walls are still intact, the temple has a solid standing structure even now and you need to visit this holy place even if you are not a Hindu, just to enjoy the amazing architecture, the sculptures and the ruins of what has been left after Aurangzeb demolished the place. 

    • 09Head to the Savitri Mandir

      The Savitri temple in Pushkar is set atop a hill from where the view is simply scintillating. One of the most renowned and beautiful temples of Pushkar, this temple has an extremely fascinating story behind its origins.

      According to legend, the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Savitri , Lord Brahma’s wife. The shrine was built after a puja conducted by Lord Brahma went awry due to her absence. The temple is known for its unique architecture, crowd, and the holy ‘arti’ and of course the amazing view from the hills once you make it to the top. 

    • 10Watch exciting events unfold at the Dharma Camel Safari

      The Pushkar Dharma Camel Safari gives you the chance to view the beautiful golden sands of Pushkar desert. The safari here has a series of activities that you can enjoy and participate in as well.

      If you wish to see Rajasthani folk in traditional attire, enjoy serene music and spend an evening watching the sun set behind the sand dunes, then head out for the Dharma Camel Safari, one of the most interesting things to do here.

      This safari takes you through many villages by day and by sunset, you can relax and enjoy some quality time with your friends and loved ones. 

    • 11Go shopping for colourful handicrafts in Pushkar

      If you love shopping, you need to head to the amazing market road and sharafa bazaar in Pushkar and keep your bargaining skills ready at the tip of your tongue.

      The colours here alone will leave you in awe and those who love photography can go crazy clicking many photos here as they please. Get a chance to buy the colourful sarees, sweets, handicrafts and much more while you are here and end your trip to Pushkar with some festive hues in your bag. 

    • 12Adventure Desert Camp, Pushkar

      Adventure Desert Camp, Pushkar
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      The gorgeous town of Pushkar is embraced in the stunning Arravali Hills of Rajasthan. Relish onto the rural aura of this stunning town that is well known for its vast natural bounties not only among Indian tourists but also among people from all over the globe with this amazing Pushkar desert camp.

      While relaxing in this nature’s abode, enjoy the tranquillity enveloping this entire place. Enthral in an amazing Pushkar camel safari while in the land of deserts. You will be provided with a rider who will ensure that you are comfortable enough throughout your ride.

      Take a walk around the vicinity, interact with farmers and villagers who will provide you with virgin information about their town. Rivet in a jeep safari with friends and family while exploring this gorgeous town of Pushkar. Delight in the beautiful sight of Arravali Ranges surrounding this beautiful land. Enthral in a pleasant experience like never before with adventure Pushkar desert camp & camel safari!

    • 13Experience Tradition at Country Side Resort,Pushkar

      Experience Tradition at Country Side Resort,Pushkar
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      Pushkar – the land where the royalty breathes! Welcome to this beautiful abode, stay at Country Side Resort in Pushkar, Rajasthan stands to its name – get ready for a fun-filled traditional stay experience that provides you with a fun-filled stay experience in this quaint land of the royals.

      Enthrall in a local sightseeing tour which will provide you with some of the best views of the region- delight in the serenity of this beautiful lake! Visit the well-acclaimed Brahma temple along with friends and family. Enjoy a fascination Jeep, Horse and Camel Safari while exploring this amazing place. Witness the simple-lifestyle of the people – learn more about their traditional lifestyle with this unparalleled stay at Country Side Resort in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

      Delight in an amazing puppet show and enjoy this traditional leisure activity staple to this stunning place. Enjoy interesting sessions of Kalbeliya, Bhuvai Dance and various other kinds of famous folk dances. Glee in this amazing stay experience at Country Side Resort in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

      Meal Types: Vegetarian and non-Vegetarian-Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

      Accommodation Types: Double/Triple Occupancy

      Activities: Puppet Show, Jeep, Horse and Camel Safari, Kalbeliya, Bhuvai Dance and Folk Dance

      Difficulty Level: Easy

    • 14Budget Stay with Narayan Resort Pushkar

      Budget Stay with Narayan Resort Pushkar
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      The Narayan Resort, Rajasthan, a heritage property enclosed with the Aravalli Hills provides you with the most gracious sights and scenery. This heritage property helps the tourist to enjoy the charms of the marvelous city – Pushkar, Rajasthan.

      Along with heritage essence, the property boasts of all the modern amenities such as plush interiors, ample parking space, a multi cuisine roof top restaurant.

      The property’s proximity to bus station, railway station, bazaars and various sites of the city, and very popular Pushkar Ground along with courteous service and staff hospitality makes your stay one of most  comfortable one in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

      To make your stay interesting and enjoyable one, locals recommend visiting the nearby lake, morning walks and cycling, camel safari, and local cultural programs.

       

      Meal Types: Breakfast, Lunch/ Dinner (Veg or Non-veg)

      Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy

      Activities: Camel Safari, Cultural Program

      Difficulty Level: Easy
    • 15Camel Safari in Pushkar

      Camel Safari in Pushkar
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      Camel Safari in Pushkar offers you an opportunity to cherish the life in the colorful milieu of the desert. Explore the life in Pushkar. The rustic life style of desert people tots up charm to entire region. Sand dunes are the main entrancing features. Here, you can ride on the camels until the sunset. Camel Safari will take you to arid and sandy beauty of this place.

      It is your choice whether you wish to go on this safari at either morning or evening. First, you will be picked up directly from the hotel you are staying at. You are then introduced to your camel and the camel men. Each camel has their own rider who sits behind you for your safety. Enjoy the beautiful views of mountains, hills and semi desert landscapes. 

      During the day tour, you will also take a visit the Ajaypal Temple. In the afternoon, after having lunch, start your return journey to camel ride. Pass through small villages on the way and catch a glimpse of the local lifestyle. Camel Safari will take you to some rural regions and its arid and sandy beauty.The desert capital of India, Rajasthan also serves as one of the primary tourist destinations in India. The astounding golden deserts, stupendous palaces, splendid forts and the colorful cultures of Rajasthan add to its pride and honor. As you take a look at the sunrise or sunset when you are on the desert, the experience is unlike. After seeing the beautiful area, around Pushkar you are then dropped back safely to your hotel with lots of photos to show friends and family.

      Activity: Camel Safari

      Duration: 2 hour

      Difficulty Level: Easy

    • 16Horse Riding in Pushkar, Rajasthan

      Horse Riding in Pushkar, Rajasthan
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      Get an outstanding horse safari starting in the beautiful countryside and riding to Pushkar Camel Fair on fine Marwari horses.

      Other activities include horse safari, horse trekking, horse riding, and Pushkar Fair for riders.

      This exhilarating ride captures the spirit of a traditional journey to the great mela.

      The safari is accompanied by a friendly, experienced team who take great care of both horses and riders.

      Pushkar is a small place, situated 11 km from Ajmer, in the state of Rajasthan. It is a holy place mostly visited for the sacred Pushkar Lake, the Brahma temple and the renowned Camel Safari. Thus, though Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage spot, it is also visited for the exciting camel safaris in the desert sand dunes.