"Be it a soulful story of Meerabai or a battle of Rajputs, Pushakar never fails to welcome tourists with an awestruck moment at every next step."
The word Pushkar, is more than enough to bring a smile on any Indian tourist’s face visiting the beautiful land of Rajasthan. As soon as one steps into this vibrant city he/she can witness a beautiful blend of rich culture, history and architecture all at one spot.
Don’t believe us? Read just a glimpse of few of the well-known spots that the city is ready to showcase.
Places to visit in Pushkar
After reading the history it can’t be hidden that Pushkar as a city has a great spiritual and historicalimportance. The spots like Savitri Temple, Varah Temple,Kishangrah fort are the prime examples of the same.
Pushkar Lake - One of the most sacred lakes of Hindu Mythology, Pushkar Lake acts as a beautiful tourist spot for thousands of people every year. Pushkar lake has a status equivalent to that of the holy river Ganga it is said that after defeating the demon Vajranabha, three petals from Brahma’s petal fell down on earth, Pushkar lake is one of them.
Fun Fact - There are around 500 Temples & 52 Ghats each with a unique religious significance, around the lake of Pushkar.
Brahma’s Temple - Brahma’s temple is a very unique religious site, probably one of the fewest temple dedicated to the lord of creation, Brahma. Built in the 14th century, this temple is most visited temple throughout India when it comes to paying prayers to Brahma. In the month of Karthik (November) thousands of devotees visit this place, after taking a dip in the scared lake of Pushkar.
Merta City - Home to one of the biggest devotees of Lord Krishna, Merta is an old city where Meerabai once resided. It won’t be wrong if we say, this city has been a religious centre for the last few decades. Along with its religious importance, the city has a rich historical value too, this very city has acted as a battle ground for Rajputs, Marathas and also for the Mughals. Keeping the importance of Hindu religion apart, during the reign of Aurangzeb, it is believed he did create a massive mosque over a ruined Shiva Temple, which currently act as a must place to visit in Pushkar, one can witness a beautiful piece of Mughal Architecture as soon as you step inside it’s gates.
Naga Pahar - Acting as a huge divider between two beautiful cities, Ajmer & Pushkar, Naga Pahar acts as a beautiful spot for photographers, trekkers and individuals up for a pleasant spiritual walk. It is said these hills were once home to the well-known Hindu Sage Agatsya. According to a legend, the height of these huge hills are decreasing on a daily basis, and there will be a day when these will be complete down to the land.
Kishangarh - Situated at a distance of 46Km from Pushkar, Kishangarh is the birth place of the beautiful Kishangarh style of painting, this enormous fort was built by the Rajgharanas and the Maharjas of Jaipur and Jodhpur. The fort is not less then a heaven for an art lover, this fort also houses one of the most famous painting of that era named ‘Bani Thani’, which has a unique story of itself.
Shopping Spots - How can an historically rich city like Pushkar, keep wishes of a shopping freak unfulfilled. Pushkar is home to one of the best markets when it comes to handicraft products. Be it a handmade piece of cloth or a piece of a handmade ornament, the markets like ‘Sadar Bazar’, Shiv Shakti Art and Handicraft’ etc. never fail to cater any given art lover at any given point of time.
Best Time to Visit Pushkar
The festive time is the best time to visit Pushkar, which comes between the month of November to March.
It won’t be wrong if we say, Pushkar is not less than a heaven for tourists looking for a spiritual and an artistic getaway from their busy lives.
How to Reach Pushkar
By Air - There isn’t an airport in the Pushkar city, the Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is the nearest airport at 140 KMs.
By Road - Pushkar is not well connected with other metropolitan cities via road, if someone Is travelling from Delhi, he/she needs to first catch a bus to Ajmer, which in turn is connected to Pushkar.
By Rail - Pushkar doesn’t have its own railway station, though one can surely book a train to Ajmer which is at a distance of only 11 Kms. From Pushkar.