Pushkar one of the holy cities in India, situated in Rajasthan known for its temples, lakes, ghats and bazaar. Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India and most of the temples were destroyed during the Muslim conquest, it has many temples but are quite new and the destroyed once were rebuilt. Pushkar Lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the holy waters. Pushkar is also famous for its yearly Pushkar Camel Fair.
To get to Pushkar is not a hassle you can go by air, bus or train. Pushkar itself does not have an airport; Jaipur is the nearest airport and well connected to all the major cities in India. Direct trains are also available from major cities as such Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi etc. Going around Pushkar is not as issue you can hire a taxi or bike to go to near places.
Pushkar has an extreme climate. During the summers its very hot and the temperature can go up to 40-45oC and in winters it could go below 10oC. In monsoon it hardly experience any rain. The best time to visit Pushkar would be during winter that is from October to March.Major Tourist Attraction
Important places to go would be Bramha temple, it is the temple for Lord Brahma. Rangji temple, Chamunda temple which is also known as Manibandh it is one of the 51 Shakti peeths, Pap Mochini temple, Panchkund Shiva temple, Savitri temple etc.
The ever popular Pushkar fair takes place every year and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. October to November this fair is organized. Many tourists come to Pushkar lake to take a dip in the holy water, which is known as the holy dip. The fair is also known for its huge cattle fair, camel safari and many other adventure activities.
Staying at Pushkar is not a problem you can book a room in a guest house. Market is also available for buying clothes of interesting designs and patterns which the cost would be very nominal. You can also visit Savitri temple which is located on a small hill and the view from top is lovely. Also take a round of holy pond known as parikarma. Pushkar is also popular for its Camel safari; tourist enjoys the ride out here and leaves a memorable experience.
Since Pushkar is a religious there are some things to keep in mind, one should avoid smoking in public or when going to temples. Consumption of liquor and non-veg is not allowed as this place is considered to be holy. It is also advised people should wear full length clothes and avoid showing skin. Near the lake or before entering the temple one should always take off their shoes for the respect of god.
Pushkar is a wonderful place, if you want a change of environment or peace of mind you should visit to this place.