PUSHKAR INFORMATIONS : -
Pushkar is a well-known Hindu pilgrim centre. The small and beautiful town of Pushkar is set in a valley in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair which is globally famous and attracts thousands of visitors from all parts of the world
Pushkar is one city in India that everybody is cognizant of and wishes to visit someday. This sacred city of Hindus, is only 11 km from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan.
The city of Pushkar is comfortably settled between hills from tri-directions and the magnificent golden desert form the remaining. Though the climatic variations border the extreme ranges as is the true for any desert the always city is abuzz with activities (Festivals, Fairs, Safaris, pilgrimages etc.) throughout the year.
Apart from religious reasons Pushkar has also endeared itself to many for its wonderful shopping centers offering various fabrics, books, Handicraft goods, traditional and fusion music etc. Words of caution though; avoid consumption of meat and meat products and alcohol within 5 km of Pushkar.
MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN PUSHKAR RAJASTHAN : -
» Pushkar Cattle Fair : - it is equally famous for its Cattle Fair. The name Cattle Fair" is misleading since various activities like Auctions, Sports, Musical encores, Markets constitute a major chunk of the activities.
The Camel and other domesticated animal trading remains the main draw. A series of cultural events precede the fair which includes attractive puppet shows and camel races.
Over the first five days of the fair, camels, horses, cows, goats, and sheep are sold and purchased. There may be long-drawn negotiations, or sometimes, a quick transaction. Hard bargains are struck, the vendor praising the long list of virtues of his camel to the prospective buyer. An array of stalls all along the main bazaar are renowned for embroidered fabrics and shoes colourful beads and bangles, brass utensils, belts studded with brass, cloth covers for camels with mirror work colourful saddles and leather goods beautiful wall hanging and shoulder bags.
» Camel Safari : - Ever imagined aimless wander across the desert without loosing the comforting thought of an emergency rescue; you deserve the camel safari. Join the Camel Safari and explore the Deserts of Rajasthan. The Camel Safari explores the charted and sometimes even uncharted routes while halting at en-route villages for an overnight halting interaction with desert dwellers.
» Savitri Temple
» Pushkar Lake
» Brahma's Temple
» Varaha Temple
» Aptaeshwar Temple
» Rangji Temple
HOW TO REACH PUSHKAR RAJASTHAN :-
Pushkar By Train : - Ajmer is the nearest railway station to Pushkar. This railhead is on the Broad Gauge line and is connected to all cities in India by trains. Ajmer is about 11 km away from Pushkar.
Pushkar By Air : - Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is nearly 130 km from the heart of the city Pushkar, and taxi charges about Rs 2500 from Airport to the city. Jaipur airport is connected to metro cities Mumbai and Delhi. Foreign travelers can take connection flights from Delhi international airport, which is nearly 400 km away from Pushkar.
Pushkar By Bus : - Ajmer main bus stand is nearly 11 km away. Many public transport buses pass through Pushkar. Ajmer is well connected with all major cities nearby. Deluxe Super Deluxe and Volvo buses provide services from Delhi, Jaipur and Jaisalmer to Ajmer.