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Pushkar is a town embraced by Aravalli hills in Ajmer district of Rajasthan at an elevation of 510 m above sea level. It is situated 11 kms northwest of Ajmer and is famous pilgrimage site .The city was built around the Pushkar Lake which has references in the Vedas and Puranas and is one of the most ancient cities of India. It is home to one of the few Brahma temples not only in India but around the world. It shares its border with the Great Thar desert.
Pushkar - Best time to visit
The best time to visit the holy town of Pushkar would be November to March as summer are hot and dry with scorching heat, during this period the weather is quite pleasant and you can enjoy long desert safari’s without worrying about the sun. The city is alive throughout the year with a large number of tourists travelling daily to pushkar. Another major attraction to Pushkar is the annual five day camels and livestock fair, where thousands of camels and livestock’s are bought and sold and sport events are also organised.
Pushkar - Places to Visit
Pushkar in Sanskrit means Blue lotus Flower, there are various legends associated with the Pushkar Lake’s existence, it is said Lord Brahma was looking for a suitable place to perform Mahayagna, so his lotus fell on Earth and petals of that lotus made the Pushkar Lake. The lake has 52 Ghats and is considered holy among Hindu pilgrims. Pushkar has more than 500 temples and is famous for Camel Safari and Pushkar festival. You can enjoy the delicacies of restaurants and street food as well as traditional folk dance and music.
accommodation in Pushkar
Pushkar has a charm of its own, like no other place in Rajasthan. You can book OYO hotels in Pushkar city and enjoy elite services provided by the best hotels in Pushkar at prices that suits your pocket. OYO also provides budget hotels in Pushkar in vicinity of Pushkar Lake. Hindu Pilgrims can find OYO hotels in pushkar near Brahma Temple providing services equivalent to five star hotels in pushkar by choosing from hotels in pushkar with price range that suits their pocket. You can enjoy the popular Pushkar Mela and Camel Safari and enjoy local food delicacies and experience the lively vibrance of the city. Have a Delightful Stay!
Events in Pushkar
Pushkar Fair: October-November
One of the most famous festivals of Rajasthan, the Pushkar fair, held over eight days attracts thousands of camel owners to participate in the event to sell or purchase the cattle. Owing to its religious significance, many pilgrims and tourists visit to take a dip in the holy water of Pushkar Lake seek redemption for their sins. The dunes of the desert glow amid the carnival-like activities with musicians, dancers, snake-charmers and magicians entertaining the travelers. The atmosphere is filled with the aroma of eclectic Indian delicacies served at the food stalls. Besides, arts and crafts display and folk dancing, another major attraction is the International Hot Air Balloon Festival that gives an aerial view of the grand celebration. Book an OYO at Pushkar for a lavish stay to enjoy the grandeur of this rich celebration.