The Land of Gods (Dev Bhumi) !!!
Pushkar, the soil of religious sentiments for Hindus, nestling in the Aravalli Range of central Rajasthan, at the foot of Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain), that form a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. The Sufi City nearly falls at a distance of 11 km and hardly takes 15 to 20 minutes drive. The echo’s of Pushkar is popular across the world for offering religious prayers and adventurous trails. Millions of pilgrims make pilgrimage just to witness the town of Brahma, which is located in the heart of valley.
According to legends, Lord Brahma was once on his way to search the place on earth to perform Holy Sacrifice. While discovering a place, a lotus petal fell from his hand on the earth and suddenly water start floating from three places, one of them is Pushkar. It is the place of great divine, as Lord Brahma performed his Yagna in the valley of Pushkar. Since than the Pushkar lake is an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindu’s across the world.
The Hills of Great Divine !!!
Every year millions of devotees throng during Kartik Purnima (Full Moon), that happens to be in the month of October- November. It is considered to be the best day to seek the special blessings of Lord Brahma, millions of pilgrims bathe in the holy water of Pushkar Lake. This shimmering Pushkar Lake is blessed with 52 Ghats and numerous temples including the smalls and big ones. Amongst all, the renowned one is Savitri and Gayatri temples.
According to myth, at the time, when Lord Brahma had to perform sacrificial fire, his wife Savitri did not attend the prayer, Lord Brahma than impatiently married the other women Gayatri, when Savitri come to know, she felt terribly betrayed and cursed her husband (Lord Brahma) that he will not be worshiped else where in the world accept in the soil of Pushkar. While saying this, Savitri left for the Ratnagiri hills and immolated herself there. Since then the Savitri Temple is located on the top of hills.
Number of bustling shops are lined, selling wonderful embroidered fabric and beautiful wall hangings. here you can look for cloth cover of camel, beautifully embroidered and embellished with mirrors work. Even the Pushkar Bazaar is one of the biggest bazaar for selling Camels, Horses, Bulls and Cows. Number of camels and horses are sold here for low prices. Most of the visitors spend more than two days for shopping. It is one of the biggest camel bonanza in the world.
Getting There !!!
Air : Jaipur “Sanganer Airport” is the nearest airport to Pushkar, lying 149 km, Indian Airlines and other domestic flights connects Jaipur to cities like Jodpur, Udaipur, Agra, Ahmadabad and Mumbai. It nearly takes 4 hours to reach Pushkar from Jaipur by road.
Railway : Pushkar does not have a Railhead of its own. The tourist can take trains to Ajmer, which nearly falls at a distance of 11 km from Pushkar, from where it hardly takes 15 minutes to converge on Pushkar by road. Ajmer is well connected to cities like Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Mount Abu, Jodhpur and Delhi and to Bombay Via Ahmedabad.
Road : Several buses connect Ajmer to Pushkar in a regular interval of time, which nearly takes 15 minutes. Tourist from Marwar Bus Stand and Ajmer Bus Stand regularly converge on Pushkar. Some important distance are Jaipur is 149 km, Chittaurgarh is 202 km, Bikaner is 245 km, Agra is 381 km, Bharatpur is 323 km, Delhi is 455 km and Jaisalmer is 469 km.
Local Transport : Repeated number of unmertered taxis, auto rickshaws, tongas, cycle rickshaws and bicycles are easily available throughout the Pushkar town.