The ‘Pilgrim City’ PUSHKAR is a scenic town from Ajmer is about 14 km known for its lake and temples, the Snake Mountain (Nag pahar), which forms the Aravali range chain part, stands between Pushkar and Ajmer. From Ajmer, the road is a very interesting drive to Pushkar as the road winds leading to the ancient lake through the Nag Pahar. From the plains of Marwar, the fourth side cordoned by the sands which have drifted, the town situated around the pretty lake which is surrounded on the three sides by hills. One of the most revered places is Pushkar of Hindu and referred as the king or Tirth Raj among pilgrims, just as Banaras is their preceptor or ‘guru’.
The four principal Hindu places of pilgrimage is complete till the pilgrim bath in the Pushkar sacred waters no pilgrimage to Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Badri Narain (Himalayas), Dwarka (Gujarat) and Jagannath (Orissa).
The finest Lake Palace Hotel is Pushkar Palace of the country it is situated on the center of the town and bank of the lake from where Guest can see the bunch of palaces, sand dunes, the sunset, lake, hills and hundreds of temples. One of the most acknowledged palaces is Pushkar palace in Rajasthan.
This palace is classified by the Indian Government, has the finest accommodation in town and Deptt. of Tourism as a “Heritage Hotel” which offers memorable stay to the guests by giving royal comforts in traditional style of Rajasthani. It has well appointed 25 suits and 28 Deluxe Rooms with all facilities in the rooms. The pretty lobby and lawns further takes you back to the royal era. It will still be a worthy visit to witness the splendid palace, even if are not a guest of the hotel. It has most of the rooms including all suites are overlooking the lake, view of garden and has two floors.
A very pretty tourist spot is Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan. It is a natural water body surrounded by sand dunes and hills and celebrations of presents a perfect site for the annual religious. The popular cattle fair held in the October- November by the Pushkar Lake. Thousands of devotees throng the lake every year on the day of full moon in the Kartik month to take a holy dip in the lake.
Along the banks of Pushkar Lake, Pushkar fair will be held is well known for other attractive activities and especially for its Camel trading. It is also famous for its contribution in the local festivals and fairs in Rajasthan. The eminent water body is Pushkar Lake which has been successful in attracting tourists. It presents pretty picturesque view which matches the vigor, effervescence and traditional brightness festivity and fairs. The banks of the lake are adorned with electric bulbs, eastern lambs and so on during the big local festivals in Pushkar.
A small town is Pushkar just 11 km northeast of Ajmer sacred to the Hindus. The lake sanctity for Hindus is equal to that of Mansarovar in Tibet. A bath is as essential as pilgrimage to Puri, Badrinath and Dwarka in its waters according to tradition, at least once of traditional in a lifetime pilgrimage places. Described Pushkar as the place by the Padma (lotus) Puran (sacred legend) where Lord Brahma creation killed a demon with a lotus. The most important of them is Pushkar, here for Brahma performed a yagna on the full moon of (October / November) Kartik. Savitri, his consort, could not be present on the occasion so Brahma hastily married a Gayatri (Gurjar Girl) and when Savitri appeared she was furious. All those present she cursed and said that Brahma would be worshiped at Pushkar.
To the Hindus this the holy place and ceremonies of religious are performed simultaneously as camels are being traded. At the fairground of night takes on Carnival atmosphere. Other attractions of the ferris of giggling Rajput women from wrist to shoulder sparkling bangles that stretch and line- ups in their richly colored saris. Pans, belts, pots, saris, bangles and other various items sell by the roadside vendors. As the evening meal is prepared, campfires dot the dark deserts such bright stars.
It also became the biggest camel fair on earth, originally begun as a festival to honor Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe). At the edge of the Marusthali Desert all descending on the small town of Pushkar, the 200,000 pilgrims, camel drives who attend it each year are joined by 50,000 camels and cattle. They are joined by Hindu holy actors, outsiders, men, musicians, tattoo artists, vendors, tourists and marriage brokers in turn in a combination country fair, Chautauqua, shivaree and hoedown that seven lasts days.
Taragarh Fort is the first fort in India to be constructed on a hillock which is the interesting fact. It was built on top of ‘Nagpahari Hill’ in 1354 A.D. by Raja Ajairaj Chauhan. During the Mughal rule it was a vital center for military operations in Ajmer. Royalty witness and bygone era magnifice is the stupendous stone fort. A thick crenelated wall guard, six imposing gates and the intricate carvings makes Taragarh Fort one of the most amazing and must watch site in Ajmer.
Pushkar Cattle Fair
You must travel to Pushkar Camel Fair while on a tour to this colorful desert land to have a glimpse of the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the local people. Every year in the month of October / November the fair is held on the Kartik Purnima day. Tourists and devotees take a bath in the holy Pushkar Lake during the fair as it is considered auspicious. It is held in the sacred city Pushkar.
This royal house built by Raja Maan Singh 1 of Ajmer. This is the largest in Pushkar which is located on the east of the sacred Sarovar Lake in Pushkar. Located around the lake, it affords a clear view of the temples and banks. Raja Maan Singh 1 built this Mahal as a royal guest house for his holy town trips. This palace offers you a splendid view of the lake and surrounding regions not only provides you a peek into the bygone era. This is also offers recreational facilities variety including a bar, transport facilities, restraint and spa. This guest house has been converted into a hotel.
This place is separated by the Nag Pahar from Ajmer. It has religious significance, rooted in a myth, this pretty lake surrounded by bathing ghats. Take a dip in the holy lake on Kartik Poornima every year a gigantic and lovely fair. The Lord Brahma temple the special attraction being Pushkar abounds in temples, this is the only temple in India which is dedicated to Brahma.
Raghunath Temple is the older one which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Pushkar was constructed in the 1823 year. The Ramayana’s epic hero Rama is the presiding deity in this temple. Lord Vishnu incarnation or he is supposed to be an avatar.
Lord Shiva is believed to the destroyer, Lord Brahma the creator and Lord Vishnu the preserver. Hindu myth says that Lord Vishnu reincarnated in various forms to save from disasters his followers and whose life have been portrayed in the Ramayana one such is Lord Rama.
It is situated in the barren hills in the green oasis wrapped. Founder of this city was Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan. Ajmer is a famous pilgrimage centre. Sufi saint Gareeb Nwaz Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti, especially popular is the Dargah Sharif tomb. Pushkar is an important tourist destination which is popular for Pushkar Lake and is a town near Ajmer and Hindu temple of 14th century to Brahma and also famous for its annual Camel Fair.
Near Jaipur, a Heritage Hotel is the Kuchaman Fort in Rajasthan. It is ideally situated with proximity to key tourist destinations in India. The picturesque setting and scenic beauty of this fort makes you travel back in time. The Heritage resort and hotel offers more than just accommodation activities include Camel Safaris, Temple, Village Safaris, Horse Safaris and Bird Watching excursions. Kuchaman City our special excursion takes you through old heritage Havelis and other lanes are memorable.
A best tourist spot is Kishangarh. Maharaja Kishan Singh erected the Palace of Kishangarh in the 1611 year AD. It has a rich historic past is formerly ruled by the Rathod Clan. It is sure to be a very enchanting experience and it would definitely be one of the memorable experiences in your life.
A wide known fact that the finest miniature schools of painting were first established in Kishangarh. Maharaja Sawant Singh was a king with a mind of poet and a best taste for poetry and art. To this ruler of poet is Kishangarh owes a lot of its present fame.
In the year 1648, it was built by Maharaja Roop Singh Rathore and was originally built for the war purposes and houses various ancient granaries, passageways, foundries, armories, jails and battlements. The intricately and artistic carved decor makes this fort an architectural marvel. The fort is a grandeur, bygone era splendor and royalty witness.
Jagat Singh Palace
Jagat Singh Palace is home to well appoint rooms with a golden chance being provided to the guest to discover the holy “kasba” of Pushkar and is situated in Pushkar and along with that, Hotel Jagat Singh Palace is home to 36 air conditioned rooms provided with all the modern luxuries.
One of the most renowned one out of 400 temples is Savitri Temple in Pushkar. She is the first wife of Lord Brahma, according to Hindu myths. Presence of Savitri was the prerequisite, when Brahma was all set to start a Yagna on earth in the Pushkar place. But Savitri had kept him waiting. Irritated at this Lord Brahma married Gayatri the milkmaid to start the yagna on the moment most auspicious. This Temple is dedicated to Savitri wife of Barhma which is located on top of a hill called Ratnagiri. Early morning is the good time to visit the temple from the top of the hill as you would be able to witness an absolutely stunning sunrise.
Another popular temple is the Warah temple of Pushkar. Warah Temple houses an image of lord Vishnu in the wild boar incarnation. Warah and Brahma temples are considered equally important. It is believed that Warah Temple was built by King Anaji Chauhan. It is believed that Lord Vishnu came to the earth in the incarnation of Warah to kill the demon Himayaksh according to Hindu mythology it is a very important temple.
By Road: It is easily connected to the national highways and major roadways of Rajasthan in India. Bus stand of Marwar is linked to long distance places such Bikaner, Delhi and Jodhpur and is situated in the north of Pushkar.
By Train: The closest railway station is Ajmer at a distance of just 11 km from Pushkar. Ajmer is conveniently connected with the major cities Rajasthan being an important destination itself. From Delhi and Jaipur Shatabdi Express and Pink City Express are the good trains to opposite for while traveling to Ajmer. By Air: The nearest airport is Sanganer Airport in Jaipur which is connected with Pushkar. This airport is well connected to the major cities of India located at a distance of 146 km from Pushkar.