Pushkar in Rajasthan - Famous for Pushkar Mela and for Temples

Pushkar being one of the most popular place in Rajasthan, is well-known for its most famous Lord Brahma Temple. Many foreign tourists visit Pushkar along with Indians every year. Here's a detailed travel guide about Pushkar, Rajasthan and where to stay in Pushkar.

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India. If we are to believe the legends then Pushkar is the creation of Lord Brahma. Pushkar is one of the sacred destinations of India, and people from all over India and world visit it throughout the year. Pushkar is famous for its Lord Brahma Temple which is one of its kinds. In fact the only Brahma Temple that is present in this world is in Pushkar.

How to get there

By Air – The nearest airport is Sanganer Airport in the Jaipur city, which is around 146 km from Pushkar. Sanganer Airport is very well connected to all the major cities in India including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Jodhpur.

Rail – The nearest rail station for Pushkar is Ajmer, around 12 km away. Ajmer is connected to all the major cities in India including Delhi, Bhopal, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Indore, Cochin and many more.

By Road – Pushkar is easily accessible by roads through Ajmer. Ajmer is around 12 km from Pushkar and there are many regular buses that ply regularly from Ajmer to Pushkar.

There are other private deluxe buses that ply regularly to Ajmer from many other cities in Rajasthan. The exact distance from Delhi to Pushkar is around 398 km and from Ahmedabad to Pushkar is 524 km.

Best Time to visit Pushkar

The best time to visit Pushkar is from October to March. The best part about visiting Pushkar around this time is also the fact that the one gets to witness the Pushkar fair. Summers are pretty harsh in Pushkar with the temperature bulging up to around 45 degree Celsius. But winters are pleasant sometimes too cold.

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair is one of the largest cattle fair and a happening event in Pushkar. The event is usually held in the month of November. Katik Purnima (Full moon day during the Kartik month, as per the Solar year) is one auspicious day during which pilgrims flock in large numbers to take a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake. So Pushkar has double celebrations during this time with the fair and the Purnima. The fair is a big event worth witnessing as there are various musical performances and folk dances organized during this period. The main attraction of this event is the Camel Race.

Rajasthani Cuisine

Pushkar is in Rajasthan and Rajasthan is known for its Rajasthani Cuisine. Pushkar serves delightful varieties with Dal Batti topping the list. The best food to be eaten in Pushkar is Malpua, which Pushkar is really famous for.


Pushkar is a shopper's delight, with lots of great souvenirs to buy including the jewelry, shoes, wall hangings, bags, sarees, decorative items and many more.

Places to visit in Pushkar

Lord Brahma Temple – Lord Brahma Temple is one of the main tourist attractions in Pushkar. This temple is the only Brahma Temple in the whole world. The temple has a life-size Lord Brahma idol which is worshiped by the pilgrims.

Pushkar Lake – Pushkar Lake is the prime attraction of Pushkar. This lake is considered to be holy and a dip in this water is said to set one free for medical ailments.

Savitiri Temple – This temple is located on the Ratnagiri Hills and is dedicated to the wife of Lord Brahma, Savitri.

Where to stay in Pushkar
Pushkar offers varied options when it comes to accommodation. There are many resorts, MTDC stay options and other accommodation facilities which suits everyone's budget. Right from economy stay to royal stays, Pushkar has it all. Few of the hotels in Pushkar include:

1. Hotel Pushkar Palace

2. Hotel Jagat Palace

3. J. P. Village Resort

4. Pushkar Hill Resort


Author: Aryavrit Travels05 Sep 2017 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

Great article detailing Pushkar's temples and mela (festival) in Rajasthan.

This year's Pushkar mela is from 24th of October 2017 to 4th of November 2017. Come & explore it.

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