11-kms from Ajmer (132 kms from Jaipur) on the edge of the desert lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake. This is an important pilgrimage.
About 400 temples and shrines are located at Pushkar around its holy lake, which finds a mention in the Padma Purana. Legend has it that Lord Brahma in search for a spot to hold his 'yagna'.
pushkar camel fair
Excitement, gaiety and a keen sense of competition fill the air as the long journey to Pushkar begins. The only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator) is located at Pushkar.
Rajasthan invites you to feel the adventure of a Camel Safari, which takes you through the golden sands of the vast. Thar desert. Like horse safaris, camel safaris are also popular in Rajasthan.
shopping in pushkar
During the Pushkar Fair the numerous make shift stalls offer a variety of items for the cattle and humans. For cattle there are items ranging from saddles, saddle-straps and beads to strings of cowries.
The holy city of Pushkar is also called the city of temples. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but the main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma.
folk dance in pushkar
In the realm of the folkways dance and music rule supreme and one cannot think of Rajasthan without this important element of its folk life. A large variety of musical instruments.
Yoga in Pushkar
Yoga or union of the self with the cosmic soul is believed to revitalize an individual, the release of hidden energies by freeing the mind. It is said that a true yogi (practitioner of yoga).
Local bazaars in pushkar
Shopping is a delightful experience in Pushkar fair, wide range of Handicraft items are displayed on road side stalls. A bewildering variety of Souvenirs, curios, and trinkets are up for sale.
This is when all the activities with camels and other cattle will take place - the cattle trading, camel races, as well as various shows and competitions etc.
Living in Pushkar is a kind of lifestyle that people of small town follow as Pushkar is a small town in Rajasthan. Travel to Pushkar and you will be amazed to watch the tremendous potential this small town holds.