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Climate : Summer: 45°C (Max) - 25°C (Min) Winter: 22°C (Max) - 8°C (Min)
Rainy Season : From July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)
Best time to visit : Oct to Dec
STD/ISD Code : STD code is 0145
Languages : Hindi, English and Rajasthani

Pushkar,a holy city devoted to Hindu God Brahma. is a small tourist town surrounding a small lake which the Hindus consider Holy and come to bathe in. Pushkar is only a short bus ride from the city Ajmer, but seems a world away with only small roads with limited traffic and surrounded by desert. It is a great place to walk around watching the street vendors selling trinkets, langur monkeys running from roof to roof, and cows peacefully eating trash along the side of the road.

Pushkar Camel Fair
Pushkar is also popular for hosting one of the most colorful fairs of Rajasthan - the Pushkar Camel Fair. It coincides with the bright half of the moon during the months of October-November. From time immemorial, people have been gathering here annually during the month of Kartik to pray to Lord Brahma. The Pushkar fair is known for its hospitable people with colorful veils turbaned heads and colorfully dyed skirts. The cold nights are warmed with the sounds of ektara and the soulful tunes of the Rajasthani folk songs.

Temples in Pushkar

Brahma Temple
This is the most revered shrine in Pushkar, which happens t be the only temple devoted to The Lord Brahma, worshipped as the Creator of the Universe in the known Hindu Trinity. According to legend, Brahma performed a Yagya here.

Varah Temple
The Varah Temple is devoted to the Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. The temple is houses an image of Vishnu in his fifth incarnation of wild boar and was built by the King Anaji Chauhan (1123-1150) and is equal in importance to the more well known, Brahma Temple. As per the legend, the Lord Vishnu came to earth to kill the demon Hirnayaksh who had stolen the Vedas and then took the shape of Varah (wild boar) and killed the demon thereby liberating the world from his atrocities.

Savitri Temple
This temple is devoted to the Godess Savitri, one of Brahma's wives, and is located on the highest hill above the Pushkar town. One can climb a long series of steps to reach the shrine which offers a panoramic view of the Pushkar Lake and surrounding sand dunes.

Shopping in Pushkar
Pushkar occupies an important place in Rajasthan as a source of souvenirs and visitors who visit this holy town definitely go the bazaars to purchase textiles, clothes with elaborate embroidery, ethnic jewellery which is a speciality of Rajasthan, alluring miniature paintings, leather goods, lovely brass utensils, mesmerising puppets and pottery. Pushkar is considered to be one of the most interesting places in Rajasthan to buy costume jewellery and embroidered clothes.

How to Reach

By Air
The nearest airport is Jaipur (145 km), from where one can take flights for Delhi and Mumbai.

By Rail

Ajmer is the nearest railway station from where one can take trains for the major destinations in Rajasthan and other parts of India.

By Road

Pushkar is connected to Ajmer by road. Buses, jeeps and taxis are also available.

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