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Introduction

Despite having a distinct touristy flavour these days, Pushkar is still a bewitching little town. It is right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 kms from Shekhawati but separated from it by Nag Pahar, the Snake mountain. This traveller-friendly town clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of sadhus. Pushkar is perhaps best known for its Camel Fair which takes place here each October/November.

Area 5 sq km
Altitude 510 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-25.0 C-45.0 C Winter-8.0 C-22.0C
Language Hindi, Rajasthani
STD Code 014581
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

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How to get there

  1. Air :- The nearest airport from Pushkar is located in Jaipur which is 131 km away.
  2. Rail:-Ajmer which is situated at a distance of 11 km from Pushkar, is the nearest railway station. Ajmer in turn is well connected with major destinations in Rajasthan.
  3. Road:-Pushkar has two bus stands. The Marwar bus stand is situated to the north of the town by the post office and has buses to some long distance places including Delhi, Jodhpur and Bikaner. The Ajmer bus stand is located east of the Pushkar town and offers bus services to Ajmer and Jaipur.

Places to Visit

Jagatpita Shri Brahma Mandir Man Mahal Warah Temple

Excursion

Ajmer Kishangarh Kuchaman Roopangarh Fort

Shopping

Pushkar occupies an important place in Rajasthan as a source of souvenirs and visitors who visit this holy town definitely go the bazaars to purchase textiles, clothes with elaborate embroidery, ethnic jewellery which is a speciality of Rajasthan, alluring miniature paintings, leather goods, lovely brass utensils, mesmerising puppets and pottery. Pushkar is considered to be one of the most interesting places in Rajasthan to buy costume jewellery and embroidered clothes.At the time of Pushkar fair, one can purchase various items like beads, brass utensils, lovely colourful bangles, leather goods, unique embroidered clothes, camel cover, and much more. Major shopping areas in Pushkar are Sarafa Bazar, Baza Bazar and Kedalganj bazaar.

Accommodation

Hotel Pushkar Palace Hotel Pushkar Resort Hotel Jagat Palace