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Ajmer / Pushkar - Quick Facts

Area: 9.8 sq. km.
Location: Situated in Eastern Rajasthan
Population: Ajmer: 542,580, Pushkar: 14,789
Altitude: 413 meters
Clothing: Summer- Light tropical, Winter- Light woolen
Language: Hindi, Rajasthani, English & Gujrati

The important Hindu pilgrim center is located 11kms From Ajmer. The flourishing temple town built around the sacred Pushkar Lake is full of religious myths and faith. The holy lake has 52 ghats (bathing places), where pilgrims lake ritual dip in the lake. The annual Pushkar fair held here on Kartik Poornima (full moon in (Oct-Nov) is one of the largest cattle fair in the country. Pilgrims and tradesman come here in thousands from far and near. The fair today has become one of the major tourist attractions Of the state Camel-cart races and various culture events are organized during the fair. The holy lake of Pushkar is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. It is as important as Banaras or Puri. Devout Hindus believe that it is essential to visit Pushkar at least once in their lifetime. No pilgrimage is considered complete without a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Brahma is to be found here. While pushkar is a heaven for the religiously inclined, it is also the venue of one of the country most country cattle fair Ride camels, shop at the colourful market, watch the sunset over the sand dunes, admire the beautiful clothes of the pilgrims Pushkar fair is a once-in-a lifetime experience that you will want to repeat.

By Air
The nearest Airport is Jaipur 135 km.

By Rail
The nearest railhead is Ajmer 11 km.

By Road
Good road connection by all the major cities of Rajasthan

•        Jaipur - 138 km.
•        Delhi - 392 km.
•        Ahmedabad - 526 km.
•        Jaisalmer - 490 km.
•        Bikaner - 233 km.
•        Bharatpur - 305 km.
•        Jodhpur - 210 km.
•        Udaipur - 303 km.
•        Kota - 200 km.

Savitri Temple
A temple dedicated to first wife of Lord Brahma-the Savitri temple is located on the hill behind the Brahma temple which can be reached by a flight of steps. The temple offers a panoramic view of the Lake and the surrounding deserts cape.

Man Mahal
On the bank of Pushkar Lake is the magnificent palace built by Raja Man Singh I of Amber. Now converted into the RTDC Hotel Sarovar it offers a comfortable accommodation to the visitor.

The Brahma Temple
It is the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple is marked by a red spire and over the entrance gateway is the beautiful statue of a Hans or goose-the celestial carrier of Lard Brahma.

Pushkar Fair
Pushkar Fair (November) 11 km from Ajmer. It is Rajasthan's most famous fair; it brings together camel traders, pilgrims, visitors, and those who're here simply to participate in one of the seasons most colorful social events. Besides tented camps, there are hundreds of shops selling everything from handicrafts to spices, foodstuff and jewellery. For visitors, a number of activities are also arranged. But most simply wish to stay within the fair grounds to watch the fascinating Rajasthani village metamorphose before the eyes.

Pushkar Fair Dates

•        2010 – Nov 13-21
•        2011 – Nov 02-10
•        2012 – Nov 20-28
•        2013 – Nov 09 -17
•        2014 – Oct 30 – 06 Nov
•        2015 – Nov 18 -25

Pushkar excursion tour is incomplete without a visit to the holy city of Ajmer. Situated just 14 km from the city of Pushkar, Ajmer houses the Dargah (tomb) of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. It is a placed revered by both Hindus as well as Muslims. Apart from that, Ajmer is known for its Ana Sagar Lake, Nasiyan Temple, and the Adhai Din ka Jhonpra.

One of the well-known Pushkar excursions is Kuchaman. Kuchaman is mainly known for the magnificent Kuchaman fort. Built by the Gujjar Pratihara dynasty, the fort houses the Meera Mahal where you can get a peek into the life of Meera Bai through the miniature paintings. There is also a Lok Dev Temple, comprising some fascinating paintings of Lok Devtas such as Sant Tejaji, Sant Gogaji, Baba Ram Dev, Sant Kesaria Kanwarji, Sant Ravi Das, Sant Kabir, Guru Nanak, Khawaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, etc.

Ruled by Rathores, the city of Kishangarh is mainly known for its miniature paintings. Kishangarh got renowned as one of the finest schools of miniatures paintings in the 18th century. Under the patronage of Savant Singh, this particular art form reached its heights. It is said that Savant Singh portrayed as Krishna, with Bani Thani (his mistress) modeling as Radha, for the purpose of the paintings. Apart from the paintings, Kishangarh is also regarded as a rich store of marbles.

Roopangarh Fort
Constructed by Maharaja Roop Singh of Kishangarh in 1648, Roopangarh fort has now been partly converted into a heritage hotel. Beautiful architecture and age-old traditions surround the Roopangarh fort. Its medieval stone granaries, royal armories, jails and formidable battlements leave you yearning for more.

An array of stalls all along the main Bazaar are renowned for embroidered fabrics and shoes, colorful beads and bangles, brass utensils, belts studded with brass, cloth covers for camels with mirror-work, colorful sanddles and leather goods, beautiful wall hangings and shoulder bags.

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