The Land of Gods (Dev Bhumi) !!!
Pushkar, the soil of religious sentiments for Hindus, nestling in the
Aravalli Range of central Rajasthan, at the foot of Nag Pahar (Snake
Mountain), that form a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar.
The Sufi City nearly falls at a distance of 11 km and hardly takes 15 to 20
minutes drive. The echo's of Pushkar is popular across the world for
offering religious prayers and adventurous trails. Millions of pilgrims make
pilgrimage just to witness the town of Brahma, which is located in the heart
According to legends, Lord Brahma was once on his way to search the place
on earth to perform Holy Sacrifice. While discovering a place, a lotus petal
fell from his hand on the earth and suddenly water start floating from three
places, one of them is Pushkar. It is the place of great divine, as Lord
Brahma performed his Yagna in the valley of Pushkar. Since than the Pushkar
lake is an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindu's across the world.
The Hills of
Great Divine !!!
Pushkar Camel Fair is the biggest Camel Fair in
whole world. It is only one of its kind on the planet and has featured in
numerous magazines, travel shows and films.
Every year millions of devotees throng during Kartik Purnima (Full Moon),
that happens to be in the month of October- November. It is considered to be
the best day to seek the special blessings of Lord Brahma, millions of
pilgrims bathe in the holy water of Pushkar Lake. This shimmering Pushkar
Lake is blessed with 52 Ghats and numerous temples including the smalls and
big ones. Amongst all, the renowned one is Savitri and Gayatri temples.
According to myth, at the time, when Lord Brahma had to perform sacrificial
fire, his wife Savitri did not attend the prayer, Lord Brahma than
impatiently married the other women Gayatri, when Savitri come to know, she
felt terribly betrayed and cursed her husband (Lord Brahma) that he will not
be worshiped else where in the world accept in the soil of Pushkar. While
saying this, Savitri left for the Ratnagiri hills and immolated herself
there. Since then the Savitri Temple is located on the top of hills.
Do You Know
Do you know every year 200,000 people flock to
Pushkar for the Camel Fair, bringing with them some 50,000 camels and cattle
for several days of pilgrimage, livestock trading, horse dealing and
Number of bustling shops are lined, selling wonderful embroidered fabric
and beautiful wall hangings. here you can look for cloth cover of camel,
beautifully embroidered and embellished with mirrors work. Even the Pushkar
Bazaar is one of the biggest bazaar for selling Camels, Horses, Bulls and
Cows. Number of camels and horses are sold here for low prices. Most of the
visitors spend more than two days for shopping. It is one of the biggest
camel bonanza in the world.
Getting There !!!
Jaipur "Sanganer Airport" is the nearest
airport to Pushkar, lying 149 km, Indian Airlines and other domestic flights
connects Jaipur to cities like Jodpur, Udaipur, Agra, Ahmadabad and Mumbai.
It nearly takes 4 hours to reach Pushkar from Jaipur by road.
Pushkar does not have a Railhead of its own.
The tourist can take trains to Ajmer, which nearly falls at a distance of 11
km from Pushkar, from where it hardly takes 15 minutes to converge on
Pushkar by road. Ajmer is well connected to cities like Bharatpur, Bikaner,
Jaipur, Mount Abu, Jodhpur and Delhi and to Bombay Via Ahmedabad.
Several buses connect Ajmer to Pushkar in a
regular interval of time, which nearly takes 15 minutes. Tourist from Marwar
Bus Stand and Ajmer Bus Stand regularly converge on Pushkar. Some important
distance are Jaipur is 149 km, Chittaurgarh is 202 km, Bikaner is 245 km,
Agra is 381 km, Bharatpur is 323 km, Delhi is 455 km and Jaisalmer is 469
Local Transport :
Repeated number of unmertered taxis,
auto rickshaws, tongas, cycle rickshaws and bicycles are easily available
throughout the Pushkar town.
Pushkar Fair Merriment
Pushkar Camel fair is one of the most popular festival of Rajasthan now
gaining its momentum worldwide.
As soon as festival arrives, this spiritual soil turns to an amazing
village of adventure for tourists. This colourful Camel Festival is filled
with pomp, trump, freedom and diversity. During the eve of festivals the
whole city turn into a resort, one can clearly hear the beats of live music,
shaking legs and strange faces adds vibrant colours to this alluring
festival. This exorbitant festival attract millions of sadhus, tourists and
filmmakers from all over the world, who converge on Pushkar to get the
glimpse of lively event. These are some of the real moments, that you are
going to share, if you are planning to tour the religious soil of Pushkar.
Do You Know
You know the Brahma Temple at Pushkar is the only
temple in the world dedicated to God Brahma. The legend has it when Savitri
did not attend the yagna (sacrificial ritual) performed by her husband Lord
Brahma, the creator of universe, he got furious and married the other women
Gayarti. Savitri terribly cursed Lord Brahma, that he never be worshiped
elsewhere in this universe except Pushkar.
Camels and Horses are
decorated in a royal touch, beautifully embroidered and embellished with
mirrors work. Pushkar celebrations are mind blowing in its own way. The
shops keep floating with the stocks of wonderful embroidered fabric and
beautiful wall hangings. One can pick cloth cover for camels. This chromatic
Pushkar Fair is internationally known for its dazzling camel races, for
which millions of tourists throng every year. The Pushkar seems to be dotted
with the number of shops selling Camels, Horses, Bulls and Cows at the time
of festival. It is the place where camels and horses are sold for low
prices. Most of the shoppers and tourists spend more than two days for . The
Pushkar camel fair is one of the biggest camel fair in the world. One can
also enjoy the special delicacies here, which are made for tourists to offer
the real taste of Rajasthan.
It is one of the foremost holy lake, having great importance and
significance according to the rituals of Hindus. According to legends, it is
believed that Bramha was once on his way to perform his holy sacrifice,
while discovering a suitable place on earth a lotus petal fell from his hand
on the surface of earth, and immediately water starts floating from the
three places, one of which is Pushkar. This sacred lake site is located near
to the famous Bramha Temple of Pushkar. It is also reckoned that it was once
the holy site preferred by Sage Vishwamitra for continuing his meditation,
where he practise for thousands of years. Today, millions of pilgrims and
visitors come to this holy lake to cleans themselves from the sins, which
they have committed in their lives. bathe at the time of Kaartika Poornima
in the month of November is considered to be best.
Do You Know
Pushkar town is also renowned for its rose flower
products. Nearly 698 hectares are dedicated to rose cultivation. Perfumes
fit for a queen, rose water, incense sticks, and gulkand - a mixture of
roses, honey and sugr used as a flavouring in paa are all in great demand in
international market. For a true-blue rose perfume, ask for the ones based
on sandalwood oil, not paraffin.
The Brahma temple is an important pilgrimage site for millions of Hindu
devotees. It is located in the Pushkar valley, which lies beyond Nagaparvat
and the pristine Anasagar lake. This place is blessed with the natural
beauty, which holds a special place in the hearts of thousand Indians.
According to legends it is believed that Lord Brahma, with all the gods and
goddesses together, performed Yagya (Holy Sacrifice) here. Brahma Temple is
the most renowned temple in Pushkar, which has immense popularity around the
globe, and it is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (Creator of
Universe). According to Hindu mythology, one can identify Bramhaji Temple,
with the red spire and with the images of hans (Goose), as it is considered
to be sacred to Lord Brahma.This alluring temple complex is built with the
white marble, and is decorated with silver coins and you can also see a
silver turtle inside the floor of the temple.
Enthralling Camel Safaris !!!
Pushkar Camels are world renowned, try camel safaris and explore the vast
sandy desert on camel back, feast your eyes with the pleasures of Arabian
Nights. As far as eyes can see scorching sun and rippling sand seems to be a
puzzle in the ruins of boundless desert. The vast sandy desert of Pushkar
brings high excitements for those, who visit in the month of October and
November, as it makes the best time to see endless camels in Pushkar. There
are number of camel safari expeditions, camel races and camel treks, which
are organized for tourists, that provide ample space to mingle with the
local village folks and allow opportunities to know the rural life and
culture of Rajasthan from closer view.
You know a good camel can fetch tens of thousands
of rupees and it can go up to lacks and is also a requisite source of income
for any villagers.
The camel, popularly known as the ship of
desert, it is not only common in Thar desert, but also the only means of
transportation in remote areas. One can ride or walk along leisurely with
the safari and the enjoy the desert scape. The camel carts are fully
equipped and tourists need not bother about comfort in the desert. The
tourist are allowed to ride through the sandy tracks, passing through the
countryside of Pushkar, sleep on tents each night at a new place, spend
evenings with the camp fire and dance. Even the Rajasthan Tourism
Development Corporation (RTDC) arranges the camel safari on request from
Delhi and Jaipur during various fairs and festivals in Pushkar. These are
some trilling moments you will see before your eyes in the desert dunes of
Staying Options and other Facilities !!!
The Rajasthan Tourism works with the full cooperation of Pushkar
localities, so that the festival becomes more bright and memorable for
tourists. During the celebrations of festivals the RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism
Development Corporation) provides tourist unique set of camp accommodation
like the Swiss tent accommodation, catering facilities for food
requirements. Number camps are build in the large area of town, which has a
easy access to the festival and near by attractions of Pushkar including the
village life. The camps are located in such a way that the tourist can
overlook the famous camel fair from close quarter.