Pushkar Fair & Festival

Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms to the North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas, that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to its having existed since the Fourth century B.C. Lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle.

Braham Temple (the only temple of Lord Brahma), Savitri Temple, Varah Temple, Pushkar Lake, Ghats, Apteshwar Temple, Rangnath Temple, Anasagar Lake, Rose Gardens, etc are prime attractions of Pushkar It also provides vacationers wonderful opportunity to indulge in exciting activities like camel safari ride on sand dunes of Thar Desert, trekking on picturesque hills, etc.

Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair. During this festival entire Pushkar comes alive. Visitors have wonderful opportunity to see trading of cattle/animals in the oldest form as barter system and several cultural shows depicting Rajasthani culture & tradition.

According to Hindus faith, gods releases a swan with a lotus in its beak (mouth) and let it fall on the earth where the Lord Brahma would perform a grand Yagna. Lord Brahma performed penance here for 60,000 years to have glimpse of Radha Krishna. The place where the flower of lotus fell was called Pushkar.

Due to its immense holiness, sanctity and purity, the city is often called "Tirth Raj – the King of Hindus Pilgrimage Sites" by Hindus. Pushkar is the site Lord Brahma Temple, Savitri Temple, holy lake – Pushkar Lake and 52 sacred ghats. With religious & spiritual significance, several attractions and excellent accommodation facilities Pushkar has been also a popular destination of foreign tourists.

Camel Safari Festival at Pushkar

Rajasthan camel safari

The Pushkar Fair is an unique opportunity for the discerning tourist to catch a glimpse of the real magic, beauty, and mystery of India, when a quiet sleepy village hamlet is transformed into a fiesta of spectacular colour, unforgettable scenes and sounds, creating an experience which will lure you back year after year.

Every November the sleepy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan State, India, comes alive with a riot of colours and a frenzied burst of activity during the festival of Kartik Purnima. This spectacle has lured people from the world over since times immemorial. Very few, if at all any fairs in the world, can match the liveliness of the Pushkar Fair, considered to be one of the oldest continuous human gatherings in the history of mankind.

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