Travelling to Pushkar is much more than just a pilgrimage. It’s one of the oldest and most simple cities of Rajasthan. There are many historic things to see here and experience here like the Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar Lake, Naga Pahar and the Rose Garden among others. But primarily, it’s a town of temples and you must explore as many as you can on your visit here.
The most popular attraction in Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake; a semi-circular lake that is considered to be very sacred. Thats because it’s believed that if you takes a holy dip on Kartik Purnima in this lake, you will be absolved of all your sins. It is also said that if people suffering from a skin disease take a dip in this lake then they will be cured completely.
Visit the Brahma Temple here – the only Hindu temple in the world dedicated to god Brahma. This temple is a place of deep spirituality and thousands of Hindu devotees come here every year to pray. Pushkar has more than 500 temples, but this one’s the most important. The structure of Brahma Temple dates back to the 14th-century and is estimated to be around 2,000 years old.
An interesting place to visit would be the Naga Pahar or ‘Snake Mountain’ that divides Pushkar and Ajmer in Rajasthan. It is believed that initially this mountain had a great height but with the passing of time, its height has been decreasing and that one day, the mountain will totally disappear. A visit to this mountain is also said to ward off evil.
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.
Then the luxurious heritage hotel Man Mahal is this magnificent palace that was built by Raja Man Singh-I of Amber on the sacred Pushkar Lake. You will get a clear view of the river bank and the holy temples around it; it’s a real treat for a traveller to stay here.
Spend some peaceful time in the Rose Garden at Pushkar. 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 here.
The best time to visit Pushkar is during the Pushkar Camel Fair which happens in the month of October or November. A lot of people flock for it every year and it is touted to be Rajasthan’s most famous festival; because it is really not so much about the camels, but it’s a place for everyone to just have fun.