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Traveller Tales from Pushkar

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Shashikala Chopra

26 October 2016

I will not say, if you are in Pushkar during the fair days, you must visit this fare. Ask me why? Because, even if you have no such plans, you ought to be there to attend the Pushkar Camel Fare. It is ...

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Arindam Devar

26 October 2016

If I sum up my experience at the Pushkar Camel Fair or Pushkar Mela in one word then it has to be magical! Indeed, it was every bit magical for me! I have never experienced such humble and warm people ...

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Ekaaksh Tagore

26 October 2016

. It wouldn’t be an understatement if I say that this was the best experience of my life. Of every activity that I did here, I completely enjoyed quad biking and enjoying some time on the golden sands ...

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Buddhana Naik

25 October 2016

I went back to Pushkar Fair after 4 years. We wanted to give our children an experience that stays with them forever. The very atmosphere, sounds, smells, livestock, sunsets and the beautiful oasis vil...

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Aagneya Pilla

25 October 2016

I went on the Pushkar Camel fair 2015 with my friends. We were a group of 10 friends who decided to have some camping fun. This indeed was one helluva travel experience for me. Initially, I thought if ...

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Jesal

24 November 2016

The quaint city of pushkar indeed has a beautiful charm of its own. I feel extremely fortunate to have visited this city through thrilophillia, especially at this time of the year when this otherwise ...

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Bhargavi Nayar

26 October 2016

Pushkar is indeed a very beautiful city in Rajasthan. The place becomes all the more beautiful during the month of November exclusively because of the Camel fare that is organized here. Usually, during...

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Varalakshmi Bharadwaj

26 October 2016

The highlight of my visit to the Pushkar Camel Fair 2015 was the authentic Rajasthani food and the culture and tradition depicted there. There were several stalls organized there selling Rajasthani han...

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Sugandha Kaushik

26 October 2016

This year I went to the Pushkar Camel Fair Adventure Festival and shopped some great skirts, jackets, juttis (footwear), earrings and bangles for myself. The stalls here sell some really authentic stuf...

What You Should Know More About Pushkar

  • Q. About destination

    A small traditional town located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, Pushkar is quite popularly known as one of the primary pilgrimage sites for devoted Hindus.

    In fact, many even refer to Pushkar as ‘Tirth Raj’ which literally translates to ‘the king of pilgrimage sites’ due to the historic semblance that the place holds.  As per the Hindu theology, the famous Pushkar lake was formed by the tears of Lord Shiva. Numerous tales suggest that when Sati passed away, Shiva cried so much that his tears created two holy ponds – one situated in Pushkar of Ajmer and the other one at Ketaksha. Thus, due to its historic significance, the place also acts as a form of popular destination for foreign tourists as well.

    Additionally, while the date of Pushkar’s actual origin is unknown but legends associate the town of Pushkar with Brahma and its creation that can be dated centuries back thereby making Pushkar one of the oldest existing cities of India. Pushkar houses several ancient temples for instance the Brahma Temple which was said to be built during the 14th century CE. Apart from that, this traditionally city is even home to 52 beautiful ghats which more times than often are used by pilgrims to bathe and carry out other sacred procedures. Another primary attraction of Pushkar is its yearly Camel Fair that is held eery November.


  • Q. Travel Advice:

    Travellers must remain aware of who they are hiring as guides. 
    Past experiences have led many to be involved in a scam wherein either their property was stolen or the services were overpriced. This can really trample one’s travel experience. Hence, it is essential that one plans well.

    Keep an eye out for pickpockets. 
    These disguise themselves as normal individuals just strolling across the town but they are the most dangerous. Keep yourself and your property well protected.

    Powercuts
    in Pushkar.
    Pushkar holds great traditional relevance. However, it is not as developed as India’s ultramodern cities such as Delhi and Mumbai. It remains backward in certain aspects. Chances are, you might experience powercuts during some period of the day. It is usually between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. So be prepared.

    Wild monkeys
    One of the most popular temples is the Savitri temple of Pushkar. It is located approximately 1km southwest of the Pushkar lake. Travellers are required to climb the hill in order to end their journey towards the temple. However, one must remain prepared to encounter monkeys on the way. Yes, you read that right. These are wild monkeys who will jump at the very occasion they sight food or sense threat.

    The drinking laws
    As far as drinking laws are concerned, alcohol in Pushkar is forbidden within city limits. A Doityourself solution would be to travel out of the city yourself and purchasing alcohol yourself. 

  • Q. Our recommendations (What you can’t afford to miss):

    Pushkar lake
     Pushkar lake also known as the King of ‘Tirthas’ is believed to hold grave spiritual importance for majority of the devoted Hindus. Travellers all around the world come with the aim to experience a holy dip in the lake. Many believe, the dip taken in the Pushkar lake is equivalent to indulging in meditation and prayer for over hundred years. Other than that, this place which is surrounded with approximately 400 temples and 52 incredible palaces is a true beauty on earth. The lake itself is quite serene and calm by nature.

    Merta Bai
    It is quite clear now that the city is famous for its traditional temples and royal palaces. The Pushkar city which is more than 400 years old houses the Merta Bai temple. Apart from the holy significance that this place is symbolized with, there is much historic importance lying underneath the special beauty of this structure. 

    Man Mahal
     Don’t miss experiencing magnificence by visiting the ancient Man Mahal. Constructed at the time of Raja Man Singh of Amber, the Man Mahal is located in the Eastern side of Sarovar. 
     Man Mahal represents the royal architectural built that descends from the period of kings of Rajasthan. 
     Man Mahal is currently under the control of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and famously used as a place to flock tourists from all around the world.

    Camel Safari at Pushkar
    What better way of exploring the rich sandiness of Rajasthan by sitting atop of an Indian camel. There are numerous camel tours planned to suit the needs and interests of the visitors. These take you through the villages and primary locations in and around Pushkar. 

  • Q. What will you like there

    Shopping in the Pushkar market: 
    You must not, at any cost miss at least one shopping session at the Pushkar market. The market offers a blend of ethnic, traditional and hippie culture and there is a lot to shop for. Clothings, leather bags, herbal products, jewellery and so much more at price that is quite affordable by most.

    Hot air balloon ride: 
    It’s quite okay if you feel like escaping the crowd every once in a while. Pushkar offers to experience its beauty in a method that will allow you to do just the same – hot air balloon rides. 
    Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful desert and the sacred towns of Pushkar. The best time for you to take a hot air balloon ride is around the time of sun rise. Advanced booking is recommended as the rides get full almost immediately.

    Food trail at different cafes of Pushkar: 
    There is a wide range of roadside restaurants, cafes and eateries that offer a variety of different type of food items. Don’t miss the customary kachori of Sarweshwar or the Gulkhand Lassi near the Brahma temple. 

    Evening aarti at Varah Ghat: 
    Experience spiritual oneness by attending the famous evening aarti that takes place at Varah Ghat. The aarti usually commences from 7:00 p.m. in the evening and during winters, they start at 5:30 p.m. It truly is an experience of a lifetime.
    Pushkar holds a unique sense of identity among the numerous other sacred cities of India. This 400 year old city has a lot to offer and you must experience it at least once. 

  • Q. Recommended reads:

    Government website : Rajasthan Tourism

    Books to read: Brahmas Pushkar  Ancient Indian Pilgrimage, Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides)