Posted by : Sandeep November 1, 2019
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'Pushkar', a small town located about 20 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan, is one of the famous pilgrimage destination in India. The place is primary famous for two things, first is temple of 'Lord Brahma' and second is 'Camel fair'.
Lord Brahma's Only Temple in The World
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Contrary to the legends and various version of “Why there is no Temple of Lord Brahma”, the temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan remains the most famous “Brahma” temple in the world. This temple is built with marble and is decorated with silver coins and there is a silver turtle on the floor of the temple.
It is a Hindu Temple located near Pushkar lake having 52 Ghats in Rajasthan (India). On Kartik Poornima, a festival dedicated to Lord Brahma is held when large number of pilgrims visit the temple, after bathing in the sacred lake.
World's Largest Camel Fair
The place becomes tourist attraction for one more famous reason i.e “Pushkar Camel Fair- the largest Camel trade fair in the world” during this time. This colorful celebration in the golden sand of Thar , is the real mesmerizing experience for the tourist. Apart from trading in the livestock the fair also organizes various other competitions like bridal makeup contest, big mustaches contest and matka phode contest, a unique cricket match between the local team of Pushkar's residents and a foreign team.
There are around 500 Temples and various monuments in and around “Pushkar”. Tourist from various parts of the world gather here, to witness vivid colors of Rajasthan and splendid monuments. Every aspect of this experience would make you feel special.
A perfect & refreshing country side experience with large fairgrounds, mega crowd and herds of cattle all around, is the epic scene you witness when you are at the “Pushkar Camel Fair”.
An ancient tradition where around 30,000 Camel owners participate to show-off their camel's valour. One of the high rated travel experience where around 4,00,000 people mark their presence in this small town of “Pushkar”.
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Though the first 2 days are considered auspicious for bathing in sacred lake, for the rest of the days various shows and contests are organized by Rajasthan Tourism. The major highlights of the events are Camel races, Dance, Folk and Fusion music concerts, spiritual and heritage walks, and local Arts an Crafts Bazaar.. but expect the rate to inflate because local vendors see this as an opportunity to gain windfall profit.Negotiate hard,if planning for local shopping.
Dates of Pushkar Camel Fair:
This year Pushkar fair schedule from 4th November to 12th November 2019. See more fair event schedule.
How to reach Pushkar-
If you are planning to travel by train then to reach here Ajmer is the neartes railway station to Pushkar. From there a local connectivity is Ajmer-Pushkar Passenger which departs Ajmer between 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and arrives in Pushkar at 10.30 a.m.
From Ajmer you may also plan for a road journey which is 30 minutes drive. You can rent a chauffeur driven cab from around 300+ Indian cities to plan a road trip to Pushkar.
The air connectivity provided to “Pushkar” is through 2 places, one is Kishangarh which is 40 km from Ajmer and the second is Jaipur 146.5 km i.e around 3 hours journey.
Where to Stay
Due to great flow of people visiting during this period, the demand for accommodations increase accordingly. The rates would be comparatively high therefore plan in advance and book guesthouses. If willing to shell out extra bugs go for luxury tented camps set up in the desert especially for the festival, heritage hotels, and farm stays.
So pack your bags and get ready to explore the vivid colors of Rajasthan in your next vacations!