Area   22 Sq km.
Altitude   510 Meters
Best season   July – March
Languages   English, Hindi, Rajasthani
Climate Max Min
Summer 43.7°c 37.7°c
Winter 23.3°c 15.5°c
Clothing Summer Winter
Light tropical Woollen

PushkarThe pleasant township and the holy lake of Pushkar lie 11 km from Ajmer. Pushkar is isolated from Ajmer by the Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain). This wonderful lake encompassed by bathing Ghats has its religious noteworthiness established in myth. As per the Padam Puran, Lord Brahma – Lord of creation, was looking for a suitable spot for a Vedic yagna (Sacrifice). While pondering, a lotus tumbled from his hand on the earth and water grew from three spots. One of them was Pushkar, and Brahma chose to perform his yagna here.

An energetic and monstrous fair is held here consistently on Kartik purnima. Around 1,00,000 travelers, devotees and ascetics from far and close assemble here to take a dunk in the heavenly lake.

The fair is also the largest camel market in the world. Other than camels, horses and bullocks are also sold and purchased here. The local people in their vivid clothing types and colorful attire enhance the cheerfulness of the fair. Pushkar possesses large amounts of temples; it furthermore has the temple of Lord Brahma. This is the only temple devoted to Brahma.

To some degree, it resonates this sleepy town  with hectic activity amid the celebrations. To adapt to the huge scale participation, extensive arrangements are made; immaculately and efficiently. An aura of gaiety and excitement marks the fair. Joyously costumed fans rubbing shoulders in the human sea, hunting around for shopping deals, occupied with conferences for striking deals in the camel market, appreciating unending mouth-watering delicacies, enjoying the local folk art, enhance the color of the festivities. A long record of culture in Rajasthan yearns for you at the fair. A large group of social projects is organized to captivate the crowd; these exhibitions go a long way in acquainting the members with the Rajasthani lifestyle, and all the while makes a zesty and fresh environment.

The greatest draws of the occasion are the dairy cattle auction, bartering of animals and the camel race. It is stunning to witness several sports, involving camel – a companion of desert folk of Rajasthan. Puppet shows are equally charming and enjoying.



PushkarThe temple is devoted to Savitri, the first wife of Lord Brahma and situated on the highest point of the Ratnagiri Hill. As indicated by the legends when Lord Brahma performed a Yagna (heavenly fire committed to divine beings) alongside Gayatri, a neighborhood milkmaid, incensed Savitri reviled her spouse that he could never be prayed anyplace aside from Pushkar and that too just once a year. Savitri left for the Ratnagiri Hill in the wake of reviling her spouse and immolated herself there. There is a delightful statue of Goddess Savitri inside the sanctuary.


A standout amongst the holiest locales for Hindus, Pushkar Lake, is the most popular vacation spot in the sacred town of Pushkar. It’s a beautiful semi-circular lake with 52 exquisite Ghats encompassing it.

As stated by convictions, a plunge in the Pushkar Lake on the propitious event of Kartik Purnima conveys salvation to devotees.


A standout amongst the most consecrated temples in Pushkar, Varah Temple, is committed to Lord Vishnu. It has a picture of Vishnu in the incarnation of wild boar. As per the legend, Lord Vishnu visited the earth in the incarnation of a Varah (Wild boar) to kill a monstrous evil demon Hirnayaksh.


Brahma temple holds an important place in sacred destinations for Hindus because of Brahma being a prominent sacred figure in Hindu mythology. It is located past Anasagar and Nagaparvat lake in the Pushkar valley. Along with its extraordinary beautiful infrastructure, it has folklore associated with it. Legends believe that a lotus once fell from lord Brahma’s hand and fell into this valley which let to miraculous emergence of Lake Sarovar and at the temple’s spot a grand yagya was performed by him along with each God and Goddess. Hundreds of devotees visit the temple to witness the picture of Lord Brahma.


Raghunath temple is designed in the south Indian architect style with silver turtle on the floor and walls made from marbles making it look divine and glorious. The temple is filled with pictures showing sacred figures. In one of such pictures, there is Lord Vishnu along with his palace’s portals and the iconic bird Garuda. Ragthunath temple is not the only grand temple in Pushkar city as it has around four hundred temples devoted to different sacred figures in Hindu mythology. One of such other religious places in the city is Godamba temple, devoted to Goddess Mahalakshmi (Goddess of wealth). Along with temples, the city is also home to many sanctuaries of Lord Vishnu, Lord Atmeshvara, Goddess Gayatri and Goddess Savitri. For the convenience of tourists and devotees, Ranagnath Tourism Development Corporation provides temporary tented town accommodation facilities during the famous Pushkar fair.


By Air – Jaipur 146 km is the nearest airport.

By Rail – Ajmer 11 km is the convenient railhead.

By Road – Pushkar is connected by road with the major cities of India. Some important distances are

408 km
146 km
16 km
221 km
290 Km