Pushkar is a small town situated at the border of the Thar desert in Rajasthan. It is said to be one of the oldest cities in India. This small town has hundreds of Hindu temples, most important of which is the Brahma temple i.e. the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, (the God of creation) and is equally well known for its camel fair i.e. also called Pushkar camel fair.
Pushkar Mela or Pushkar camel fair starts with the Hindu calendar month of Kartik and ends on the Kartik Purnima, which typically overlaps with late October and early November and lasts for 5 days.
Pushkar is based at the height of 510 meters from sea level and is around 20 km northwest from Ajmer. Pushkar is also famous for its rose gardens as well since the essence ofPushkarr rose is exported all over the world.
Best time to visit Pushkar
If you are on a solo budget trip then you can choose any time of the year except during the Pushkar camel fair as you might have to end up paying at least 2 to 3 times more for staying for a night that what you should have paid a month back, but trust me its totally worth it. So do give it a shot at least once.
If you are on a family trip then any time of the year you are good to go you will definitely love the Rajasthani vibe there.
Places in Pushkar
- Brahma Temple
- Pushkar Lake
- Gurudwara Singh Sahab
- Varaha Temple
- Savitri temple
- Rangji Temple
- Pap mochini temple
- Sri panchkund shiva temple
- Man mahal
It’s a wonderful place and is a must visit if you are planning a trip through Rajasthan any time soon.