7 Best Things To Do In Pushkar, India

things to do in pushkar india

Spiritual Pushkar is an ancient city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is famous for its tourist attractions along with its spiritual importance. It has the ‘Naga Pahar’ which forms a border between Ajmer and Pushkar. It also has the famous rose garden here, and the world famous camel fair of Pushkar attracts hordes of foreign tourists who just come here to have a good time. Let’s explore the top things to see and do in Pushkar, India.

1. Take a dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake

Posted by Queen Enigma's Photography on Monday, 6 February 2017

Pushkar Lake is semi-circular in shape and is considered as a sacred lake. It is also locally called ‘Tirtha Raj’ according to Hindu mythology. It is surrounded by 300 temples and 52 ghats, where Hindu devotees take holy baths. It is believed that if someone takes a holy dip on Kartik Purnima in this lake, then he/she will attain salvation. It is also alleged that if people suffering from skin disease take a bath in this lake then they will be cured from all their skin ailments.

Pushkar Lake

Website: Pushkar Lake

2. Have good fun at the Pushkar Camel Fair

(A) Camel Pushkar fair
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The Pushkar Camel Fair starts during the month of October or November in Pushkar, Rajasthan. There are many interesting things to do; you can just wander on the camel grounds, ride the Ferris wheel and compete your mustache against the best in Pushkar. This is Rajasthan’s most famous festival and it is really not so much about the camels, but it’s a time for everyone to just have fun. This fair draws 50,000 camels and about 200,000 people annually. It is an opportunity for Rajasthani farmers to gather to buy or sell camels, cattle and horses.

Tourists are welcomed and included in the fair, there are fun events like a tug-of-war, kabaddi matches where foreign tourists are made to compete against Indians, and there is also a turban-tying contest only for foreign visitors.

Pushkar Camel Fair

Website: Pushkar Camel Fair

3. Visit the Brahma Temple

Divine Brahma Temple Pushkar, Rajasthan Follow our page Best Things in India for more splendid pictures. Photo By: Nilufer Boocha

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The Brahma Temple is located in Pushkar. It is very famous and the only Hindu temple in the world dedicated to the Hindu god Brahma. This temple is a place of deep spirituality and thousands of Hindu devotees come here every year to pay homage to the gods in this temple. Pushkar has more than 500 temples, with the main one being this temple. The structure of Brahma Temple dates back to the 14th-century and is widely believed to be around 2,000 years old.

Brahma Temple

Address: Brahma Temple Road, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022

Website: Brahma Temple

4. View the Nag Pahar

Naga baba ka pahad in pushkar

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Nag Pahar or ‘Snake Mountain’ divides Pushkar and Ajmer in Rajasthan. It is widely believed that initially this mountain had a great height but with the passing of time, its height has been decreasing and that one day, this mountain will totally disappear. This hill is considered auspicious as it has the Nag Kund where Vatu, the son of the Hindu god Brahma, lived after being cursed by Rishi Chyavan. A visit to this mountain and the kund here is said to ward off evil. Be sure to visit before it disappear completely!

Nag Pahar

Website: Nag Pahar

5. See the ancient Savitri Temple

Savitiri temple, on the height of 700 ft, i climbed there

Posted by Viral Nagori on Monday, 21 November 2011

The Savitri Temple is located on top of a hill in Pushkar. It is dedicated to Savitri, the first wife of the Hindu god Brahma. It is one of the most famous and sanctified spots in Pushkar and is an important pilgrim destination, which succeeds in putting Pushkar as an important pilgrimage destination. It is very spiritually significant in this area and attracts a large number of Hindu devotees from India and also all parts of the world.

Savitri Temple

Address: Kharekhari Road, Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305005

6. The luxurious Man Mahal

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This magnificent palace was built by Raja Man Singh-I of Amber on the sacred Pushkar Lake in Pushkar. It gives one a clear view of the river bank and the holy temples around it.

It was originally built as a royal guest house for Raja Man Singh-I when he visited Pushkar but now it has been converted into a heritage hotel which is run by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, and is a real treat for tourists to Pushkar. It has amazing facilities like a spa, a swimming pool and scrumptous food.

Man Mahal

Address: Pushkar Lake

7. Spend some rosy time in the Rose Garden

Rose Garden Pushkar

Posted by Narendra Ajmera on Saturday, 11 July 2015

Pushkar is also surprisingly known for its rose farming. It is also called the Rose Garden of Rajasthan. The rose farmers here grow various varieties of roses, and these roses are exported all over the world. There is plenty of acres of farm land dedicated to the rose farming of the state. In the Rose Garden, various hues of flowers spread their aromatic fragrance all over the land; it is an enchanting place to visit where you can sit down and just spend some time smelling the roses.

Eat, travel, and pray in Pushkar

Traveling to Pushkar is much more than a pilgrimage. There are so many historic things to see here and experience like the Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar Lake, Nag Pahar and the Rose Garden. The annual camel fair attracts thousands of visitors here every year and is very popular among foreign tourists, so timing your visit to fit in with that would be well worthwhile. Enjoy your cultural adventures through this beautiful Indian gem.

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