Best Tourist Season (July – March)
Airport: Nearest Airport is Jaipur 146 km.
Railway: Ajmer, just 11 km, is the closest railhead linked with Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Dehradun, Jaipur, Kanpur, Patna, Mumbai, and Udaipur.
Road: Ajmer 11 km, Bikaner 275 km, Bundi 176 km, Chittaurgarh 199 km, Deogarh 156 km, Delhi 413 km, Jaipur 145, Jodhpur 235 km, Khimsar 190 km, Nagaur 150 km, Ranthambhore 275 km,
Pushkar – a picturesque township in the Rajasthan. Pushkar means borne due to a flower. Also known as “Tirth Raj” – the king of pilgrimage sites and a popular tourist destination.
The sacred Pushkar Lake surrounded by bothing ghats has its religious significance rooted in a myth. According to Padma Purana, Lord Brahma was in search of a suitable place for Vedic Yagna (sacrifice). While contemplating, a lotus fell from his hand on the earth and water sprouted from three places. One of the them was Pushkar, and Brahma decided to perform his Yagna here.
A lively and gigantic cattle fair is held every year on Kartik Poornima (full moon in Oct – Nov).
This cattle fare is also biggest camel market. Besides camel, horses and bullocks are also sold here. The biggest draws of the events are the cattle auction and the camel race. Puppet shows are equally attractive and enjoyable. This fare is famous among foreign tourists as Pushkar Camel Fare.
Pushkar located at 26.5° N 74.55° E
Average elevation 510 mtrs (1673 feet).
Pushkar is 5 sq. km
Summer maximum of 38°C and minimum 23°C
Winters maximum 16°C and minimum 3°C.
Population 14,789 (as of 2001 India census)
Pushkar has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%.
Male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 60%.
In Pushkar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sightseeing in Pushkar
Holy Pushkar Lake
Temple of Lord Brahma (Jagat Pita)
Apteshwar Mahadev Temple
Temple of Rangji OR Sri Vaikunthnathji
Ranthambhore (210 km)