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Pushkar Fair And Festival

Pushkar is known as a holy place for those who have faith in God. Pushkar is a town in Ajmer district of Rajasthan which is about 15 kilometers from Ajmer city. Its popular for Brahma temple and holy lake. This lake is known as Pushkar Sarovar.

goniks pushkar lake view
Flames of faith in pushkar lake

People from various parts of India come here to pray god Brahma and also for the holy bath in months of 'Kartik' especially. This is a crater lake which is a Natural lake. There are many Ghats all around this lake. There are around 52 Ghats from them Gau ghat, and Brahma ghat are popular. Peoples come and ask Brahmin pandit's to pray for them to Lord Brahma. Kartik month is considered to be ideal for ladies and girls to pray to god and visit this lake.

pushkar lake view
Aerial view of pushkar lake

There are temples at these ghats and separate gates. The sound of bells in temples enchants the atmosphere all around this lake. This place is among one of the most popular spiritual travelers in Rajasthan. No photography is allowed at any of the ghats.

sunset at savitri temple
Sunset at pushkar

After this, it comes Brahma temple which is close to this lake. This temple is the most popular temple of Lord Brahma. The crowd at this temple is at peak mostly, but in months of Kartik(November-December)  crowd is more than I expected.

This town is highly commercialized because most of the foreign and Indian tourists come here. You can find rooms, bike and locals also sell herbal products like Gulkand(made of rose petals), green tea and many other antiques which are really attractive and not costly. Products are of good quality.
If you like to buy some clothes from the local market then it may be a nice place as many colorful clothes like printed t-shirts and pants are available at extremely low prices. If you can bargain then it may reduce your cost. Some shopkeepers don't allow bargaining.

market in pushkar
Local Market

Make Sure to
- take care of pickpocketers, and hiring fake guides offering tour packages without cross-checking. Some shopkeepers may ask extremely high prices, then move to next shop accordingly.
Also, see- Pushkar fair

Attractions in Pushkar:

  1. Puskar Lake
  2. Brahma Temple
  3. Pushkar Fair
  4. Camel Safari
  5. Savitri Temple
  6. Local Market
  7. Kids Zone(amusement)
Pushkar fair is literally a cattle fair which includes mostly Camels, horses and some other too. This fair is organized in the month of November-December. It was from 15-23rd of November in 2018. Animals can be bought by anyone in this fair. This fair is organized in sand-dunes of Pushkar which is near to the lake. This fair is organized by locals and sellers.

lassi in pushkar market
Lassi made of curd
No tickets are required for anything including the lake or any temples. 
Another blog - Savitri temple Pushkar


amusement for kids in pushkar
Amusement for kids
In this fair kids amusement is also available, but safety is a must. Stalls of food and beverages are available which gives some energy. Camel rides and buggy rides are good experiences for those who want some more than those markets and lake. It may cost about 300-400 for a ride which takes about an hour. campfire stays are also good options to experience the desert area in the night which includes all meals and sightseeing including camel safari but it costs a bit high, i.e. around 2500 rs for a day.

camel in pushkar fair
Camel in pushkar fair
Savitri temple is another place in this town which is at a height of about 800 feet from the ground. there are many steps if you choose to go on foot, but a ropeway ride is also available by paying 110 rupees and waiting for an hour everytime(up-down). We chose to go by stairs which is much better than any ropeway I think. It takes about 20-25 minutes to go to this temple at the peak.

savitri temple view
A view from savitri temple
This town is beautiful and very nice to visit. The peoples, places, food, and temples are must visit for those who want to get some peace and calm. Will definitely go by ropeway next time.
Other related blogs - Camel ride in Pushkar
                                     Brahma temple 

Camel Ride At Pushkar In Ajmer

Pushkar is known for Camel fair and its rich culture. This fair is generally organised in months of november. Riding a camel maybe a great experience in Pushkar. 


Camel Ride is one of the best experiences i had. There is a large difference between riding a motor bike or a luxury car And riding a camel. I don't have much words to experience this.

Camel is mostly found in Rajasthan. Around 70 Percent of camels are found in Rajasthan in total camel of Rajasthan. So You can found camels easily in almost all tourist cities of rajasthan.  Rajasthan is a home of Camels.

When i headed to Pushkar i didn't thought of this but when i saw someone riding it, i felt something to have this feel. that's the only reason i did this.

When i sat on its back, i felt good as it was in sitting position. But when it stood up it made me feeling nervous as it bent too much in forward side. After this it started walking on the way. It was good at starting but after a few minutes it started running and the caretaker of this camel was a kid (around 13) who was going away of it, so it felt me a bit worried.

As it crossed nearby areas and then comes a sand areas so it was very nice to ride it there. This is the only animal which can run on sand without getting much tired.

Horses are also available for ride in pushkar so its up to you what is preferable. Though you can take pictures.





Which Places I Visited during this Ride:

Rose farms, A Haveli (Used for a bollywood film shooting- Karan Arjun) , and A desert.

There are rose farms in Pushkar so next time whenever you go there you can buy Gulkand(made of Rose petals) from pushkar market. You can also take some great shots and selfies in desert sand areas of Pushkar during your camel ride, as its a bit far from pushkar town. This desert sand area gives you a feel like Thar Desert of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

Cost of Ride:

Its cost depends up to time you visit. I visited this in month of January. It cost me around 300 Rupees for a 20-25 minute ride. This may vary accordingly so don't bargain much.

Best time to Visit:

I will prefer to visit this place in either start of winter or start of summer. i.e. months of September-October or January-February. But its up to you, as suitable.

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A Visit to Pushkar - Holy Place

Pushkar is one of holy place of India in Hindu religion. This place comes in Ajmer district of Rajashthan. This is Famous for Brahma temple which is the only Brahma temple of World. Camel Fair is other attraction of Pushkar.  


This is located about 10 kilometer to ajmer. This is a holy place and mostly known for Brahma temple. This is a temple which is near to pushkar town. This is a nice temple which was made in 14th century. Some of the Ghats and temples here were built in 18th century.

You can buy some prasad and some flower stool (phool mala) in temple. There are different kind of sculptures. From inside of temple you can have some beautiful views as it is located above ground level. There are also some small temples in base of this temple.



Meaning of this word Pushkar is "Blue Lotus". As there is a lake Known as "Pushkar Sarovar" so maybe this meaning came from that lake as there might be lotus flowers in this lake. But for now i didn't found any lotus.

       There are many ghats which have different names. Brahma ghat is one of them. You can feed pigeons and fish at this lake. If you believe in god or if you are spiritual then you can ask "pandit to pray for you". You can plunge in this lake. But keep this place clean too.

Many peoples do not keep in mind about cleanliness which i disliked. If they are visiting then they should keep it clean.


Attractions in Pushkar :

  1. Brahma temple
  2. Camel ride (camel fair)
  3. Local Market
  4. Rope way
  5. Pushkar Fair

1. Brahma Temple In Pushkar

This is the temple of lord brahma, located in pushkar town. There is a lake, known as pushkar sarovar, which is a natural lake. In months of "shukla kartik purnima" (november in english calender), devotees of lord brahma comes here at this temple and takes a holy bath at this lake.



Along with a spirituality, this is also a tourist place. As this town has a look like desert in central rajasthan, and charm of camel rides, it all attracts touritsts all over India as well as foreign.

Pushkar lake and landscapes view
Lake and Landscapes view

Pushkar lake sarovar
Pushkar Lake

There are around 52 Ghats at pushkar sarovar, Brahma ghat is just near to the temple of lord brahma. Devotees comes here and pray. No camera is allowed inside temple.

2. Camel Ride In Pushkar :

Camel ride is the another thing which may attract anyone. Though its also available in other major cities of Rajasthan, but Experiencing a camel ride is much different because of its desert areas. When a camel walks and runs on sandy deserts, the feeling is spectacular.



This ride also include a stop and they also shows you a haveli which was used for shooting of a bollywood blockbuster movie, and rose garden which is famous for farming of rose and making "gulkand" (a sweet eatable made of rose petals).

Horse riding is also available here if you like to. These colourful horses can attract anyone.

3. Local Market : 

In local market of Pushkar town, the first thing is many tourists who comes from different cities and countries. Antiques , and herbal products are most found in this market including green tea, mehandi and many other random items are easily available. Clothes like t-shirts, and some rajasthani look suits are also easily available at reasonable prices. If you know how to bargain, you can make some good purchase here in pushkar.

You can buy rose water and gulkand which is made of rose petals, as they grow rose farms in this town .

Tip : 
This place is fine but be aware of pickpocketers.

4. Rope Way : 

A Rope way in just back side of the temple gives a beautiful view. Its located hill, which moves from top to bottom which may be a good experience for adventure. This rope way is located near Savitri temple.

5. Pushkar Fair : 

This fair is organised in pushkar in month of kartik (november). It is also famous for camel fair. Peoples sell and buy their animals like camel, cow and many others here. Air ballons and cultural festivals catches eyes all around in this fair.  Camel racing is another attraction of this fair. Musicians with rajasthani folk instruments make some unconceivable sounds.

Why pushkar attract tourists : 

Its culture, places to visit, and varities as there are many things to do in pushkar including camel ride, pushkar fair and holy lake everything has something which may attract anyone.

How To Reach Pushkar :

Pushkar is 10 km from ajmer city so its easy to reach here by bus. You can pickup bus by Roadways bus stand in ajmer. Or directly hire a taxi or cab from ajmer city.

Nearest airport to this town is "Kishangarh airport".

Cost to reach: 

It will take around 30 Rs. to reach pushkar from ajmer via bus or about 200 rs. if you hire a taxi.


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