Pushkar Travel Information

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Introduction

Like Goa or Dharamsala, the mellow, quiet and interesting little town of Pushkar is one of those travellers’ centres where people go for a little respite from the hardships of life on the Indian road. It’s only 11 km from Ajmer but separated from it by Nag Pahar, the Snake Mountain, and is situated right on the edge of the desert.
    The town clings to the side of the small but beautiful Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage centre.
    Pushkar is also world-famous for the huge Camel Fair which takes place here each October-November. At this time, the town is thronged with tribal people from all over Rajasthan, pilgrims from all over India and film-makers and tourists from all over the world. If you’re anywhere within striking distance at the time, it’s an event not to be missed. Camel rides, however, are available year-round from a number of operators around the town. Camel safaris lasting several days are also possible.

 Climate: Situated 1,220 m above sea level, it has a very comfortable climate throughout the year. And because of this fact, Mount Abu can be visited all through the year, though the months from February to June and September to December are the most pleasant here. Light woollens for winters and light cotton for summers are the recommended clothing for Mount Abu.

Location : Mount Abu is located around 190 km away from Udaipur in the Southern Rajasthan. The town is well connected to most of the places in Rajasthan and neighboring Gujarat by roads and trains. Abu Road, the nearest railway station is located at a distance of around 27 km from Mount Abu and connected to cities across India.

Best time to visit: An extensive green cover ensures a pleasant season during spring and early winter. The best season to visit the city though remains between October and March.

Places of interest


Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir(Temple)
This is the only existing temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. Built in the 14th century, it stands on a high plinth with marble steps leading up to it. A silver turtle is set on the floor facing the sanctum-sanctorum or garbha-griha. Around the turtle, the marble floor is inset with hundreds of silver coins. Coins engraved with donor's names are also embedded in the walls. Peacocks adorn the temple walls as they are supposed to be the vehicle of Lord Brahama's consort Saraswati. The sanctuary has silver doors inside a carved marble gateway.


Ghats
Numerous ghats run down to the lake, and pilgrims are constantly bathing in the lake’s holy waters. If you wish to join them, do it with respect- remove your shoes.

Apteshwar Mahadeo Temple ,Warrah Temple
This 12th century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.The Warrah temple houses an image of Lord Vishnu in the incarnation of a wild boar.

Festivals in Mount Abu 

Camel Fair

The exact date on which the Camel Fair is held depends on the lunar calendar but, in Hindu chronology, if falls on the full moon of Kartik Purnima. Each year, up to 200,000 people flock to Pushkar for the Camel Fair, bringing with them some 50,000 camels and cattle for several days of pilgrimage, horses dealing, camel racing and colourful festivities.


      The Rajasthani tourist office has promoted the fair as an international attraction by adding Rajasthan dance programmes and other cultural events, and by putting up a huge tent city for the Indian and foreign visitors. It’s one of India’s biggest and most colourful festivals.

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