Places to visit in Pushkar

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Located just 11 km from Ajmer, Pushkar is a sacred little town in Rajasthan. Pushkar is famous for its scenic beauty and more than 400 temples. Pushkar has a number of exciting tourists attractions including the famous Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple. The annual Pushkar Fair held every year in Oct-Nov is another major attraction for tourists.

Following are some of the places to visit in Pushkar

Pushkar Lake: One of the most sacred sites for Hindus, Pushkar Lake is the most famous tourist attraction in the holy town of Pushkar. It's a beautiful semi-circular lake with 52 lovely ghats surrounding it. According to beliefs, a dip in the Pushkar Lake on the auspicious occasion of Karthik Poornima brings salvation to devotees.

Brahma Temple: It's the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology, in all over India. The beautiful marble temple is famous for its four-headed idol of lord Brahma. It's decorated with silver coins and a silver turtle on its black and white chequered floor.

Savitri Temple: Dedicated to goddess Savitri, the first wife of Lord Brahma, it's the second most important temple in Pushkar. Located just behind the Brahma Temple on a hilltop, it provides a panoramic view of the scenic Pushkar Lake and exotic sand dunes nearby

Rangji or Rangnath Temple: Rangji Temple is known for its gracious south Indian style of architecture. The temple houses a huge image of Lord Vishnu. It has a high rising 'Gopuram' (large gate) and Garuda pillars studded with a mythical bird styled in gold.

Varah Temple: One of the most sacred temples in Pushkar, Varah Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It has an image of Vishnu in the incarnation of wild boar. According to a legend, Lord Vishnu visited the earth in the incarnation of a Varah (Wild boar) to kill an atrocious demon Hirnayaksh.

Apteshwar Temple: Another important temple in Pushkar, this 12th century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Things to Do in Pushkar

Pushkar offers an exciting range of activities to its visitors. You can enjoy excursions to Kuchaman famous for its fort and palaces, Kisangarh famous for Kisangarh Art, Ajmer famous for Dargah of Sufi saint Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya, and Sambhar Lake. You can simply sit on the bank of the Pushkar Lake and enjoy the beautiful vistas. Don't forget to take stroll down the Pushkar Lake in the evening. As the sun sets, the lake changes color and offers a wonderful sight. On tours to Pushkar, you can also shop for exquisite souvenirs, ethnic jewelry, brassware, embroidered textiles, miniature paintings, leather goods, mesmerizing puppets and pottery. During Pushkar Fair, you can shop for unique items like beads, lovely colorful bangles, leather goods, camel cover, and much more. Visit Pushkar during the festival to experience the original charm of the town. An exciting camel safari is another exciting activity that you can enjoy on your Pushkar tour.

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