Pushkar is one of the prominent cities in India that is known for its amazing temples. The famous Brahma Temple, here, is one of the very few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in the country. The temple is revered by Hindu devotees and people come here from far and wide to pay obeisance to the god of genesis. The city boasts of several other temples worth visiting — Savitri Temple, Old Rangji Temple, Apteshwar Temple, Paap Mochini Temple, Raghunath Temple, Atmeshwar Temple, Mahadeva Temple. These temples not only provide a spiritual getaway but also take one through the history lanes of this ancient city.
In & Around
Pushkar lake is closest to the temple of God Brahma. As per mythology, this place is where Brahma and Savitri offered their prayers. It is believed that a dip in this holy river is the harbinger of Moksha — freedom from birth. The lake has several ghats, designed especially for taking baths and offering prayers. Brahma Ghat is the most famous among many others like Varaha, Dadhich, Saptarishi, Gwalior, Kota, Gau, Yag, Jaipur, Karni and Gangaur Ghat.
Merta is almost 400 years old and has been famous for Meera Temple—the Krishna devotee. Previously known as Medantak, this city happens to be the birthplace of Meera Bai and this connection has kept it among the pupular places to visit in Pushkar. Dadhimati Temple and Charbhuja Temple, located here, also attract a large number of devotees round the year. This city also holds a lot of historical significance owing to the large number of battles it has witnessed and hence, is among popular places to visit in Pushkar.
Pushkar and Ajmer are divided by a hill—known as Naga Pahar. As per the legends, the hills at Naga Pahar continue to diminish till date and will eventually disappear totally. These hills are believed to be the residence of the famous Sage Agastya. The hills also house a lake called Nag Kund. Naga Pahar offers a spectacular view of Pushkar city from its top and has often been used as a vantage point for photographers.
Surprisingly, Pushkar is also known for its rose farming. It is referred as the Rose Garden of Rajasthan. The farmers, here, grow rose extensively and the diversities of this flower grown here, are exported all over the world. There are acres of farm lands with beautiful red roses in different hues spreading the fragrance—enchanting enough to make one crave to sit and spend some rosy time.
Think Rajasthan and you get colors. The markets in Pushkar are a perfect ambassador of Rajasthani handicrafts, textile, jewellery and leather products. From trinkets to turban—the markets like Sarafa Bazar and Bada Bazar have it all that has been fascinating tourists from all across the globe. The embroidered Rajasthani clothes, wall hangings, handicrafts are something that one can’t afford to miss.
Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah of Sufi saint at Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It is old saying that people who visit Ajmer Sharif and pray with pure faith and loyalty at his Dargah will free their soul. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti is also known by different names as, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, “Sultan—Ul—Hind”, Khwaja Baba, Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmeri, Khwaja Sahib, Khwaja Saheb, Khwaja Ajmeri Saint Moinuddin Chishti. The Dargah Khwaja Gharib Nawaz ( R.A ) has several tombs, buildings, Daalaans and courtyards are of Mughal architecture.
Built by Amber’s Raja Man Singh, this beautiful palace is located close to the Pushkar sarovar. The palace is built in traditional Rajasthani architecture and has a temple inside. The palace is maintained by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and is used as a tourist bungalow. The key attractions for tourists are breathtaking sunset views of the lakes and temples around. Camel riding and camping arrangements can be made on request for guests.
Held each November at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon, Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly—rated travel experiences, a spectacle on an epic scale, attracting thousands of camels, horses and cattle and visited by over 400,000 people over a period of around fourteen days.
For visitors it’s a once—in—a—lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas, which brings livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan. We believe that every aspect of such an experience should be special.