(Last Updated on : 10-06-2017)
Pushkar is a small city in the north western Indian state
and it is considered as the holiest place in India. This developed town is endowed with mythological
significances. Pushkar is known to the global tourists for Pushkar Fair
. Walking tour
is the best option to explore Pushkar.
Location of Pushkar
Pushkar is located in Ajmer District
of the Eastern Rajasthan. It is positioned near the holy Pushkar Lake
, which is 11km from Ajmer
city of Ajmer District. Ajmer and Pushkar are separated by Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain) which is small mountain
range in Rajasthan.
History of Pushkar
of Pushkar is traced back from the mythological era. It was Lord Brahma
, who was responsible in erecting Pushkar. According to myths, when Lord Brahma was in search of a place for yajna
, he found the Pushkar as a suitable place. Pushkar from that time was segregated into three major divisions- Jyaistha Pushkar, Madhya Pushkar and Kanistha Pushkar. In British
regime, Pushkar was the part of Rajputana Agency
Demography of Pushkar
According to the population census that was published in the year 2011, Pushkar had a population of 14,789. The males constitute 54 percent in Pushkar and the females constitute 46 percent. The average literacy rate of Pushkar is 69 percent. The male literacy rate of Pushkar is 77 percent and the female literacy rate of Pushkar is 60 percent.
Culture of Pushkar
As Pushkar is located in Rajasthan, Pushkar follows the culture of Rajasthan
. It is a holy place and there celebrated many colourful festivals
. Nagaur Fair
, Pushkar Fair, Tejaji fair and Blue Lotus Festival are celebrated widely. Pushkar Fair is the largest camel
fair in the world.
Tourism in Pushkar
Pushkar bears the pride of having 400 Hindu temples
and 52 bathing ghats. The prime tourism
attractions in Pushkar are Sri Sawai Bhoj Temple, Jagat Pitta Shri Brahma Temple, Gautama Maharishi Temple, Apteshwar Mahadev Temple, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Baba Kal Bhai Rav Temple, Pushkar Lake, Varaha Temple, Ramavaikuntha or Rangi Temple, Brahma Temple
, Savitri Temple and Old Pushkar. Here the desert safari
in the Thar Desert
region is popular among the national and international tourists. The mesmerizing sunset in Aravalli Mountain Range
and the small sand dunes also attracts the tourists.
Pushkar is connected with all the cities
with Jaipur Airport
and Ajmer Railway Station. The local transportation in Pushkar is also widely available.