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Pushkar GhatThe sacred town Pushkar is located just 11 km from Ajmer. Pushkar boasts a unique scenic beauty and more than 400 temples. Its culture and heritage is the main liable for the increasing number of tourists across the globe. Exciting tourist attractions including the famous Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple etc attract tourists from every corner of the globe. The annual Pushkar Fair held every year in Oct-Nov is yet another major attraction for tourists.

Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus. Pushkar houses Brahma temple, which is the only one of its kind in the world. Its colorful cattle fair is famous for its camel trading and other activities. This small delightful lakeside area should not be missed by anyone. Share your space with camels, cattle, livestock traders, pilgrims, tourists and film-makers.

General Info
¤ Location : Eastern Rajasthan
¤ Population : 1.8 million
¤ Area : 9.8 sq. km.
¤ Altitude : 413 m
¤ Languages : Hindi, English, Rajasthan
¤ STD Code : + 91 145

Climate/Best Time
Pushkar experiences extremes of weather throughout the year. Mercury keeps soaring between 20 º C to 45 º C in the summers. It dips down to 5 º C to 6 º C in the winter. Best time to visit this city is between October to March.

Places to Visit
» Pushkar Fair
Pushkar FairThousands of devotees gather around Pushkar Lake on one full moon day of October- November (Kartik Purnima, according to Hindu calender) to take the holy dip. Pushkar Fair, which is famous for it's Camel trading and other traditional celebrations is also held during this auspicious time of the year. The fair is held over a period of seven days.

» The Temples
Though most of the temples at Pushkar were ruined by Aurangazeb, a Mughal Emperor; this pilgrimage has some of the rare temples in India. One of the rare temple dedicated to Brahma is one of the highlights of the town. Myth says that Brahma personally choose Pushkar as one of his seats.

» The Ghats
Pilgrims constantly take bath in the lake's holy waters. The tourists willing to join them are advised to follow specific instructions while doing so.

Getting There
Jaipur is the nearest airport from Pushkar which is well-linked with almost all the major tourist destinations of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jodhpur. Nearest railway station from Pushkar is at Ajmer which is a major railheads with the regular trains from all the major railway stations of India. This holy city is just 11 km from main Ajmer bus stand. Regular bus service is operated from Jaipur to Ajmer every 15 minutes.
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