Rajasthan has a character that most other Indian destinations can be envious of. The marvelous state has a fine blend of ethnic splendor and raw natural beauty. Be it the massive Thar desert or the humongous forts and palaces, Rajasthan has a lot to keep you in awe. Many destinations like Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are big cities and huge tourist attractions. However, there is a quaint town in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan which is one of the oldest places in the country and has emerged as a delightful choice for foreign backpackers in the past few decades. It is none other than the wonderful Pushkar! Located around the sacred Pushkar lake, the small town of Pushkar is particularly famous for its rare, 14th century Brahma temple. It is also the venue for the world-famous Pushkar Camel Fair which is held every year in late-October to early-November. It is a huge camel, horse and cattle fair that involves livestock trading and several cultural events. (ALSO SEE Jodhpur and Jaisalmer in 4 Days: Itinerary for a Whirlwind Adventure) Here are some beautiful Pushkar images that will tempt you to pay it a visit soon.

Hindu pilgrims bathing in sacred Lake Pushkar (Sarovar) – Countless people in colourful attire gather to take a dip in the Holy Lake and pray to deities

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Rajasthani folk dancers in colorful ethnic attire perform in Pushkar

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Silhouette of camels against the golden light of sunrise at Pushkar Camel Fair (Pushkar Mela)

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View of Pushkar lake – a well known pilgrimage center for Hindu pilgrims at Pushkar, Rajasthan

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Hindu devotees bathing in sacred Puskhar lake (Sagar) on the ghats of Pushkar

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Pushkar temple in Rajasthan with ancient Indian architecture

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Sri Raghunath Swamy temple in Pushkar

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Rajasthani girls in traditional outfits dancing at annual camel fair Pushkar Mela in Pushkar

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View of Pushkar lake with a cow

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Holy Pushkar Lake at sunset

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Camels at annual Pushkar Camel Fair

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Another view of the holy lake at Pushkar

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Three Indian camel riders with their camels in the dunes of Thar desert during sunset

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A group of Rajasthani Indian camel traders with their herd of camels at Pushkar Camel fair

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Scenic landscape of the holy city of Pushkar in Rajastan

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Camel race during Pushkar Camel Mela – the largest camel trading fair in the world

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View of the Holy city of Pushkar at night

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Aerial view of Pushkar Mela full of tourists and locals

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People, camels and hot air balloons at Pushkar Camel Mela (Pushkar Camel Fair) in Pushkar

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Panoramic image of camels at Pushkar Mela

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Such an intriguing, isn’t it? So, when are you visiting Pushkar?