Pushkar Tourism

3.6 / 5 Deserts, Heritage,

Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : October to March
Visit 16 Places
"Lord Brahma's only temples, and the mesmerising cattle fair" Pushkar Tourism Pushkar, the city often referred to as the ?rose garden of Rajasthan? is a city of culture and intellect. Nothing can describe this iconic city better than a sought-after destination that provides the essence of Pushkar roses, the charm of culturally vibrant atmosphere and the dynamic festivities make it one hot cultural spot. The west wind of Pushkar gives an easygoing vibe of Westwood lifestyle in the hot sandstone town. The home of the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world, it is one of the ultimate pilgrimages for Hindus to attain divine spiritual bliss. A place of holy spirit for Hindus, ample ghats are flooded with devotees, closing eyes in the serenity of chants coming from temples around. A soothing and calm place with the glitter of spirituality makes Pushkar a must visit. Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India and is one of the five sacred dhams for devout Hindus. It has one of the very few existing devoted temples to Lord Brahma. Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair, held in the month of November. This is one of very few places in Rajasthan you would find which isn't famous because of a fort. This holy city attracts tourists from far and wide for its many temples. Even though Pushkar is a deeply religious destination, it has become a hipster's paradise in the last few years. A number of cafes with a relaxed and chilled out vibe serve delicious, authentic vegetarian Indian food, and you can sit and observe the life in small-town rural India, and appreciate Hindu religious traditions. However, one has to be a little sensitive towards the its religious and spiritual significance, respect local norms and keep from consuming meat products or liquor in and a little around Pushkar. Download Pushkar PDF Guide > What's Great? Scenic location at the base of the Aravali hills. Easy to reach. Well developed tourist facilities. What's not so Great? Summers are very hot and uncomfortable. No direct flights to Pushkar For Whom Perfect for travelers who want to experience authentic, rural Indian life and culture, specially if you visit during the cattle fair. Also a great and important destination for religious devouts.

Shopping In Pushkar The vibrant city of Pushkar is widely known for its big and busy shopping destinations clustered all around the city. Bustling shopping stores and emporiums will indulge you with traditional Rajasthani handicrafts, jewellery, leather and stode studded ?kundans? which is a classic wear of the locals. Sarafa bazar, baza bazar and Brahma temple market are some very popular markets in the city offering a wide variety in affordable rates. Along with sprawling malls in the city areas the rural market on the outskirts provides you with rare and traditional crafts such as miniature paintings, mirror work and hand embroidery that are worth a buy. Ghats In Pushkar The sacred city of Pushkar hosts more than 50 Ghats which are known for their healing and purifying powers. A trip to Pushkar is often considered incomplete without taking a dip in these waters, especially during the evening of Kartik Poornima which is regarded auspicious. Brahma ghat is the most popular ghat among many others like Gau, Kota, Yag, Varaha, Gangaur, Karni, etc. Pooja or holy rituals are performed at the ghat for the ancestors to offer prayers and get blessed by the gods. Fairs and Festivals in Pushkar Rajasthan is a land of festivities, and Pushkar is undoubtedly the hub. There are many national and international fairs held in this town. The most famous among these is the Pushkar Fair that is organised for a week in late October or early November. This includes a range of small stalls that sell traditional Rajasthani fabrics, food items and decor as well as a large camel and cattle market. The International Hot Air Balloon Festival is also held in Pushkar during this time and attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. This is the busiest time for the town since the weather too is ideal. Pushkar is also a very devout city and celebrates all other festivals with great pomp. Dussehra, Diwali, Teej and Holi are major events that are filled with colour and joy and are a perfect opportunity for tourists to get a peek into the life of Pushkar.

Itinerary Day 1:Arrive in Pushkar by road or rail and settle into your hotel. Roam the streets to get a flavour of the local food and enjoy some stunning delights like Daal bati churma, mohan maas, laal maas, ker sangri, sohan halwa, badam halwa and ladoos. You can also shop in one of the many street markets for fabrics, decor, food items like pickles and masalas and other memorabilia. In the evening, go for a camel ride, jeep ride or tractor in one of the villages surrounding Pushkar. These rides take you into the desert and you can see the stunning sunset on the backdrop of undulating sand dunes. Day 2:The next day, visit Pushkar Lake and also see a few Ghats that have been built at different times in history. On the banks of this lake is the Man Mahal and Brahma Temple which can all be visited on the same day. In the evening, settle in for some delectable Rajasthani food and folk dances, a combination that most local resorts offer. You could also try your hand at dancing.

Oct-Maris the best time to visit Pushkar The weather of Pushkar is typically dry with the nights being cool and days being significantly hotter. There is minimal rainfall since this is a desert region and visiting in each season will expose you to different aspects of the city. Depending on your preferences and the things you plan to do, choosing the right time is vital. Weather in Pushkar Loading... Pushkar in Summer (March - June) Summer usually lasts from March to June and the days are sweltering and dry with abundant sunshine. The temperature can rise to 45 degrees Celcius, and proper precautions need to be taken to avoid sunburn and dehydration. There is usually a shortage of water during this season so be sure to check the availability of water with your hotel. The nights, however, are cooler and a lot of activities like desert walks, cultural festivals and food outings can be done during the night. Pushkar in Monsoon (July - September) Monsoon lasts from July to September, but since this town does not receive a lot of rainfall, the possibility of an untimely shower spoiling your plans is remote. Since this is off season, if you are looking for a budget vacation, this is the perfect time to visit. The rush of tourists is also very less, and you can spend hours on the uncluttered Ghats. The temperature during this season is slightly less, averaging around 30 degrees Celcius during the day. Pushkar in Winter (November - February) November to February is winter season in Pushkar and is most preferred by tourists. The temperature during the day is about 15 degrees Celcius, and during the night it can drop to below 5 degrees Celcius. Since many festivals and carnivals are also held during this season, Pushkar is packed with tourists. Due to the comfortable weather, day long desert safaris and camel rides are a pleasure to try out. Monthly Weather in Pushkar Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 10 22 February 14 28 March 19 33 April 26 39 May 28 41 June 28 39 July 26 34 August 25 31 September 25 34 October 22 34 November 15 30 December 13 28

Events in Pushkar Pushkar Cattle Fair 15th - 23rd November Attracting more than 400,000 tourists, funky competitions like 'Matka Tod', 'Longest Moustache', and 'Bridal Competitions', are held during the annual Pushkar Fair. Spread over five days, more than 11,000 cattle,horses and camels are part of this visual spectacle.

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