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COVID-19 : PUSHKAR is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 04 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to PUSHKAR?

Entry is open from all domestic states.

  • Wearing of masks in mandatory when out in public.
  • Thermal screening is mandatory for all passengers upon arrival
  • No e-pass required for inter-district or intra-district travel.
  • COVID-19 tests to be conducted for symptomatic travellers
  • Travellers are required to download the Aarogya Setu App on their phones.
  • A self-healthcare declaration is required to enter Pushkar.
  • COVID-19 related night curfew has been lifted in Pushkar
  • No minimum number of passengers required in any vehicle.
  • Malls, markets, shops, parks and attractions are open to public
  • 14 days of voluntary home quarantine for all travellers visiting Pushkar.
  • In case a passenger is showcasing COVID-19 symptoms, they shall be isolated and admitted to the nearest health facility.
  • Travellers who are going to Pushkar for less than 7 days are exempted from home or institutional quarantine if they have a negative RT-PCR test certificate.
Flights

Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport to Pushkar. Flights to this airport is functional from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and most domestic cities.

Trains

The Ajmer Junction is the nearest Railway Station to Pushkar. Special train is running from Delhi to Ajmer Junction.

Buses

Buses are available from Delhi, Jaipur and other neighboring cities to Pushkar.

Local Transport

Buses, Taxis, cab aggregators and autos are allowed in Pushkar.

The state government of Rajasthan has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 for tourists to visit Pushkar. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Night Curfews, Weekend Lockdowns Lifted in Pushkar Updated: 04 Sep 2020

According the MHA guidelines for Unlock 3.0, the state government of Rajasthan has lifted all night curfews and weekend lockdowns in Pushkar and neighbouring districts.Read more.

Hotels and Resorts in Pushkar are Functioning Now Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Several resorts and hotels in Pushkar have begun operations with strict safety measures as per the Unlock 3.0 guidelines from the MHA.Read more.

No e-pass required to visit Pushkar for intra-state and inter-state travellers Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Visitors from districts in Rajasthan as well as other states do not need an e-pass to travel to Pushkar anymore.Read more.

Places to See in Pushkar

Pushkar Lake, Brahma's Temple, Varah Temple, Savitri Temple, Pushkar Camel Fair, Man Mahal, Rangji Temple, Desert Camp, Mahadeva Temple, Pushkar Bazaar, Merta City, Rose Garden, Kishangarh, Apteshwar Temple, Man Mahal, Visit Pushkar Bazaar, Adventure Desert Camp, Merta City and Others. 

Pushkar is not an unknown name, from the religious sights to the quirky cafes; there is an abundance of tourist places in Pushkar with hopeful surprises in every corner. The small shops lined up in the colorful streets are full of joy, vibrancy, culture, and warmth. Puskar is that corner of India where people get stunned by everything they see. 

Puskar border the Thar Desert and hence desert safaris are the most common adventure activity that excites the visitors. Pushkar Lake has 52 Ghats and where one can bathe. Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is the only temple dedicated to the Lord of creation (Brahma). The place is definitely not a big town but a rustic village that has gone hippie in the last couple of years. 

There are tons of items that you can take back home from the pretty markets of Pushkar like stunning silver jewelry, palazzos, bangles, bandhani sarees, artifacts made of mud and lovely dupattas. People mostly combine Ajmer and Pushkar in one trip due to the proximity they share, however, it is not a bad idea. Take a traditional homestay for your sojourn in Pushkar and you will undoubtedly fall in love with Pushkar, the village that gives an unforgettable experience.
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Famous Places to Visit in Pushkar

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Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake
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Surrounded by more than fifty bathing ghats, this lake is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Legend has it that Lord Brahma was looking for a place to conduct a religious ceremony. He dropped a lotus to guide him. The lotus fell on the site which is now the Pushkar Lake.

It is a sacred water body for Hindus and is where the Pushkar Fair is held. Thousands of pilgrims visit here to take a holy dip during the fair which is said to cleanse sins. The lake is generally full through the year and has different varieties of fish. The surrounding regions are home to exotic flora and fauna. Numerous migratory birds visit the water body during certain seasons. Surrounded by good hotels and resorts, you are never short of accommodation facilities when here.

Set amidst beautiful hills, the lake is one of the main tourist attractions of Rajasthan. These hills are where the Saint Agasthya's cave is, which is amongst the intriguing places to see in Pushkar. It is believed that in these adjoining hills, this great saint meditated for good part of his life.

Location: 
Pushkar, Rajasthan

Timings:
No restrictions on timings

Entry fee: 
Free entry

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Brahma's Temple

Brahma's Temple
Image Credit : Rajasthan Tourism

Also called the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, this temple is located near to the Pushkar Lake. It is one of the few Brahma temples remaining in the country and is amongst the rare places to visit in Pushkar. The place of worship was built in the fourteenth century. Constructed of marble and stone, it has a unique architecture along with the majestic red pinnacle. The bird motif of the sacred structure gives it a distinctive identity. Inside the place of worship, images of Brahma adorn the sanctum sanctorum. Married men are not allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum as this place is reserved only for ascetics or sanyasis.

There are many fascinating architectural aspects of this temple. The pillared outdoor hall is one such structure that will leave you spellbound. The insides are built with stone slabs and molted lead has been used to combine them  on a high plinth, numerous marble steps lead to the temple. The scared place is visited by devotees throughout the year. Many come here only after taking a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake. Dedicated to Lord Brahma, the most important festival is held here during the months of October and November.

Location: 
Brahma Temple Rd, Ganahera, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022

Timings: 
5:30am–10pm

Entry fee:
Free entry

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Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair

The Pushkar Camel Fair, also known as Kartik Mela, is one of the most beautiful camel festivals in the country. The festival is an 8-day long vibrant and colourful affair held in the month of November every year. This fair is organized every year to promote the local camel and cattle traders to do business during holy Kartik Purnima.

Multiple shops across the fairground are set up which feature Rajasthani handicrafts, art and culture. Also, the best part about this fair is that each day of the fair has a unique set of activities including magic shows, snake charmers, puppet show, camel parade, gipsy dance and ghoomar.

Location: Most of the activities take place at the place which is located to the west of town near the intersection of Brahma Temple Road and National Highway 89.

Timings: It is advisable to reach early to enjoy the fair to the most.

Entry fee: The entry to the Camel Fair is free. However, you do have to pay nominal charges for the activities and rides you wish to partake in.

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Varaha Temple

Varaha Temple

One of the most famous of all Pushkar tourist places, Varaha Temple is located in the heart of the city. With Pushkar being the land of glorious dynasties and religious temples, this beautiful temple does complete justice to its name. The Varaha Temple is dedicated to the chief Hindu God, Lord Vishnu’s avatar Varaha, who was incarnated in the form of a boar.

The temple is built superbly with a remarkable architecture consisting of a dome, white walls and pillars. Due to its religious sanctity, it attracts a lot of Hindu devotees from across the country.

Location:
Main Market, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Timings:
Sunrise to Sunset.

Entry fee:
Free entry 

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Savitri Temple

Savitri Temple

The Savitri Temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage places to visit in Pushkar. As the name indicates, this temple is dedicated to Gayatri, the distressed wife of Lord Brahma. One needs to reach the Ratnagiri hilltop to by climbing approximately 200 stairs to reach this temple.

However, one can also take the help of the ropeway to reach the temple. The story behind this temple is that Goddess Gayatri rested here on her visit to Pushkar. This temple is also known for its architectural and scenic beauty.

Location:
Kharekhari Road, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Timings:
9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Entry fee:
No entry fees.

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Rangji Temple

Rangji Temple

The Rangji Temple is known for its South Indian architecture such as the high gopuram. Among the newer temples of the region, it was constructed under the aegis of Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal in 1823. The grace and poise of this place of worship is unmistakable. It is one of the popular shrines in the region and experiences a steady influx of visitors every year.

Dedicated to Lord Rangii, the temple is one among the few ones in Pushkar that incorporate South Indian architecture. The sacred structure also incorporates architectural styles of Rajput and Mughal designs making it unique. Being a Vishnu temple, you can see a large gathering of Vishnu devotees on important occasions.

Given its distinct disposition, this revered shrine is amongst the top places to visit in Pushkar. In the vicinity are several sightseeing attractions. You can witness the local culture of this place on bicycling trips. Being a holy town with numerous temples, there is a palpable synergy of piety in every aspect of daily life here.

Location:
 Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022

Timings:
No restrictions on timings

Entry fee:
No entry fee

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Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar

Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar

This beautiful Gurudwara is located in the heart of the town and is one of the most popular places to visit in Pushkar for Sikhs. It is believed that two of the Sikh gurus named Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh rested at this place on their visit to Pushkar.

Also, there is the Gandhi Ghat here, which was earlier known as Gobind Ghat. It is the place where the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh stayed for a long time. There is a stone slab inscribed as Gobind Ghat present here under a kiosk, with four different scripts, including Devanagari, Gurumukhi, Persian as well as Roman. Moreover, the main priest here also has a handwritten copy of the Guru Granth Sahib, which is the most important religious scripture of Sikhism.

Location: Opposite Indian Overseas Bank, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

Entry fee: Free entry. 

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Gayatri Mata Temple

Gayatri Mata Temple

Known for its string mythological connections, the historic and beautiful Gayatri Mata Temple is one of the most popular places to visit in Pushkar. It is said that Lord Brahma was cursed by his wife Gayatri when he married to an untouchable girl named Savitri to complete the yajna ceremony during her absence.

As Goddess Gayatri was unaware of this marriage, she cursed Lord Brahma that he would not be worshipped anywhere else except Pushkar. Since then, Lord Brahma and Goddess Gayatri are worshipped at this temple together. The architectural beauty of this temple attracts most of the tourists.

Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Timings: Open 24 hours (except during noon, and early afternoon).

Entry fee: Free entry.

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Varaha Ghat

Varaha Ghat

Among the huge ghats that one can find in Pushkar, the Varah Ghat is a beautiful place known for its evening glory and scintillating views of the lake. Famous for the great Aarti ceremony conducted here every night, visitors can experience the warmth and serenity in the vibrant colours of the sky and lake along with the chanting of hymns and prayers.

One can also find many food stalls and local vendors sell artistic handicrafts and Rajasthani artefacts along the ghat. It is a must visit place if you wish to see the actual vibe of Pushkar after sunset.

Location: Varah Ghat Chowk, Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Timings: Open throughout the day.

Entry fee: No entry fees. 

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Gau Ghat

Gau Ghat

Pushkar is known as a land of ghats. Of the 52 ghats it has, the Gau Ghat is frequented the most. It is a huge ghat surrounded by the Raj Babra temple which sets its ambience. This ghat is popularly visited by people to perform the religious rituals precisely the pind daan ceremony for the ones who are dead.

Furthermore, the Gau Ghat is popular because the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, and Lal Bahadur Shastri were scattered into the lake here. The lanes near the Gau Ghat are flooded with tiny street shops which offer leather products, jewellery, pieces artwork, and handicrafts.

Location:
Main Market Road, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Timings:
Open throughout the day.

Entry fee:
No entry fees. However, charges are applicable if one wishes to perform any ritual.

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Man Mahal

Man Mahal

The largest royal place of residence in Pushkar, Man Mahal is one of the places to visit in Pushkar. Located beside the Sarovar Lake, the view from here is engaging. You can see the entire expanse of the Sarovar Lake and the surrounding regions. It was built for Raja Man Singh-I, who visited this place as a retreat center. Now the erstwhile royal guest house is public guest house. It is open for visitors who can stay here and enjoy the many facets of Pushkar.

Man Mahal has a commanding architecture that incorporates traditional Rajasthani architectural elements. There is a touch of Mughal influence in the design of the building. The palace is also called the Sarovar Hotel given that it is a world class stay offering an international ambience to suit all types of visitors.

The interiors of the structure are a visual treat for visitors. Located on the banks of the lake, you can go for boating expeditions on these serene waters. The hotel administration also arranges for tour guides to help you make an informed trip into the heart of the city. Providing a unique experience, if you have ever fancied living in a palace, this is your opportunity.

Location: 
Near, lake Bridge, Acmer, Parikarma Marg, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022

Timings: 
9 AM to 5 PM

Entry fee: 
No entry fee

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Pushkar Bazaar

Pushkar Bazaar

The Pushkar Bazaar is amongst the top tourist destinations in Pushkar and the most popular amongst places to visit in Pushkar. The assortment of items sold in this marketplace provides you an insight of the culture here.This market is famous for rose pulp. You can also purchase syrup and gulkhand which are popular items sold in the shops here. Even though it is a bustling market, it is a beautiful place. All handicraft items and miscellaneous items sold here are reasonably priced.

You can shop for Rajasthani costumes here. Be it the embroidered fabrics, utensils made of brass, glass ware, leather bags made of camel skin, and belts; there’s much to choose. There are a number of items only sold in this bazaar and have a high demand with international visitors. Given that Pushkar is a holy town many items sold here are of religious interest. There is a profound undercurrent of Hindu mythology in this bazaar given that even the handicraft items incorporate elements of piety.

Location: 
Pushkar, Rajasthan

Timings:
No restrictions on timings

Entry fee:
Depends on what you buy from the market

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Merta City

Merta City

Merta City is known as the birthplace of Meera Bai. She was a poet and princess who wrote many acclaimed essays and poetry articles. Her devotional songs are etched forever in the minds of people. She wrote these songs for her favorite god Lord Krishna. Krishna devotees also worship her because of her undying faith in Lord Krishna. There is also a temple dedicated to her as she also considered a saint.

Visiting Merta City is an exotic and intriguing experience and is definitely amongst the top things to do in Pushkar. The place is full of meandering roads that crisscross each other. A popular place to visit here is the Meera Smarak. You can visit the museum inside to gain more insight on Meera, her life and times.

There are numerous cloth paintings depicting her in various poses displayed in the museum.  Merta also has many temples and palaces. It is a beautiful city full of these impressive structures to keep you busy for several weeks together. The city was used as a trading port in the desert during the medieval period. One splendid structure you have to visit is the Aurangzeb Mosque.  

Location: NH 89, Merta, Rajasthan 341510

Timings: No restriction on timings

Entry fee: No entry fee

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Mahadeva Temple

Mahadeva Temple

Built as early as the early 19th century, Mahadeva Temple is one of the most visited Pushkar tourist places, having great religious value. It is one of the finest temples in this town and is known for its unique architectural style. As the name indicates, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Mahadeva).

The best part about this temple is that the idol kept inside has five faces which is made of white marble and is decorated with beautiful ornaments. The interiors have multiple sculptures and carvings of numerous Hindu deities. The courtyard of this temple is also decorated with pink colored pillars which adds to its beauty.

Location: Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Entry fee: No entry fees. 

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The Laughing Buddha Cafe Pushkar

The Laughing Buddha Cafe Pushkar

One of the most elite restaurants, and among the top places to visit in Pushkar, the Laughing Buddha Café Pushkar is a travellers’ favourite. This is an elite eatery, which is suitable for every type of eater, from a lactose intolerant foodie to a health freak. Known to be one of the only places in Pushkar that serves vegan as well as gluten free food to its guests, this café is also fully vegetarian.

With a fabulous, soothing ambience and hygienic food, it stands among the prime restaurants and cafes in the region. The lasagne, burritos and falafel served here are some of the favourite dishes.

Location:
Gau Ghat, Main Market Road, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Timings:
Open all through the day.

Entry fee:
INR 500 to INR 800 (for two)

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    Budha Pushkar Lake

    Budha Pushkar Lake

    Among all the Pushkar Sightseeing places, the Budha Pushkar Lake is one of the most important historic lakes you can find here. Having a strong connection to Hindu mythology, this is the lake where Lord Ram is known to have performed the last rites of King Dashratha, his father.

    The lake was previously under desertification, which made it endangered. However, the government has made successful efforts in the preservation of the lake. And it is because of this, that the lake is now a beautiful spectacle for its visitors. It is also one of the most visited lakes of India.

    Location: Budha Pushkar Region, Nedaliya, Pushkar, Rajasthan

    Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Entry fee: No entry fees.

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    Aloo Baba Temple

    Aloo Baba Temple

    Ranked among the top fascinating tourist places to visit in Pushkar, the Aloo Baba Temple is named after a guru who used to meditate in the area. Known for his simplicity, control and healthy living, this 70-year old man is known to eat just potatoes and nothing else, thereby giving the temple this name.

    According to him, potatoes can be cooked easily, and are also readily available. This fascinating temple is regularly visited by tourists on their trip to Pushkar. At times, one can even see him sitting on the 18-year old temple steps. 

    Location: Faysager To Ajaysar, Ajaysar, Rajasthan.

    Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Entry fee: Free entry.

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      Shiv Shakti Art and Handicraft

      Shiv Shakti Art and Handicraft

      Rajasthan is known all over the world for its beautiful and intricate art and handicraft. And Shiv Shakti Art & Handicraft is one of the best stores where you can find some of the most beautiful handiwork. Boasting of an exquisite and exclusive collection of traditional Rajasthani art and handicrafts, they offer everything from home décor, paintings and more.

      You can visit their store to take a look at or buy their premium collection. However, most of the art pieces found there are listed online. 

      Location:
      Below Alka Guest House, Bharma Chowk Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan .

      Timings:
      9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

      Entry fee:
      A purchase could range anywhere between INR 10 to INR 1000, or more. 

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      Doctor Café

      Doctor Café

      One of the most visited cafes in Pushkar, the Doctor Café offers its guests a wide variety of delicious dishes. As most of the tourist crowd in Pushkar consists of foreigners, the café caters accordingly by serving several different cuisines, such as Italian, Chinese and Israeli, among others.

      It also serves all three meals viz., breakfast, lunch and dinner at the designated time slots. The main thing that attracts most of the tourists to this café is its hygiene. The food is served in a tempting and appetizing manner to attract tourists all throughout the day.

      Location: Brahma Temple Road, near Brahma Temple, Badi Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

      Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

      Entry fee: Approx. INR 1,000 (for two).

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      Rose Garden

      Rose Garden
      Pushkar is also famous as the Rose Garden of Rajasthan and the rose farmers here grow an amazing variety of roses. The Rose Garden is one of the most enchanting places to visit in Pushkar for the sheer variety of hues and fragrance that this place has.

      These mesmerizing rose gardens are ideal for a relaxing late afternoon walk or just to sit and enjoy the view. The essence of the roses from Pushkar is famous worldwide and is exported to several places abroad. The rose gardens in Pushkar is said to be the largest in the country and its beautiful roses find its way to temples, dargahs, cosmetics factories and many other places.

      Location: Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan.

      Timing: 9 AM to 7 PM.
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      1. Which are the best places to visit in Pushkar with friends?

        1. Pushkar Bazaar: If you have a gang of shopaholic pals, consider heading to the famous Pushkar Bazaar to shop for amazing local handicrafts, Rajasthani attires, leather products, gulkand, and rose pulp.

        2. Merta: 
        Merta is a historic place to visit with friends and discover interesting facts about Meera Bai and the iconic battles fought here. 

        3. Naga Pahar: 
        Naga Pahar is a nice place to visit for a small trekking experience with friends. This place also offers mesmerizing sights of the entire city of Pushkar. 

        4. The Laughing Buddha Cafe: 
        The Laughing Buddha Cafe is one of the best destinations to hang out and chill with friends in Pushkar. This cozy cafe is known popularly for its salubrious vegan preparations.  

        5. Varaha Temple: 
        Pay a visit to the oldest and biggest temple of Pushkar, Varaha Temple with your friends to seek blessings for the well-being of your friendship.
      2. Which are the best places to visit in Pushkar at night?

        1. Pushkar Lake: This beautiful Lake comes alive with the evening aarti and devotees throng its banks to participate in the aarti. There are food stalls along the Lake that offer some of the most intriguing and mouth watering fares perfect for an evening snack or early dinner.

        2. Market Square: If street food is your thing then the Market Square is the best place to tantalize your taste buds with mouth watering delicacies. A brilliant selection of Rajasthani kachoris, poha, jalebis, gulab jamuns and so much more.

        3. Brahma Temple: This 2000-year-old temple is a perfect place to visit at night in Pushkar. The Temple has amazing artworks and architecture which is best viewed at night when there is less crowd and the colours come out more brilliant.

        4. Temple Road: Enjoy a camel safari or a late-night traditional Rajasthani meal at Temple Road. This is one of the best ways to explore the mystical deserts of Rajasthan and rural life in Pushkar.
      3. Which are the best places to see in Pushkar with family?

        1. Mahadev Temple: Pushkar is famous for its beautiful and timeless temples and the Mahadev Temple is one of the most visited temples here. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva with the major highlights being the beautiful wall paintings, its architecture and a magnificent white statue of Shiva.

        2. Pushkar Lake: This is one of the most peaceful places in Pushkar and ideal for a visit with your family. Visit during the aarti when it is at its most beautiful and perfect for clicking some beautiful photographs.

        3. Man Mahal: This spectacular palace is built in traditional Rajasthani style and is located near the Pushkar Sarovar. The palace has a temple inside as well as a tourist bungalow and guests can enjoy camping, sunset views or camel rides.

        4. Rangji Temple: This is one of the newest temples in town and constructed by blending different styles of architecture. You can see a gopuram in typical South Indian style and touches of Mughal and Rajput architecture as well.
      4. Which are the romantic places to visit in Pushkar?

        1. Merta: This is a 400-year-old structure and famous for its Meera Temple. This place is the birthplace of Meera Bai - a Krishna devotee. Merta has many beautiful temples and palaces and one of the most intriguing places to visit in Pushkar.

        2. Naga Pahar: This hill divides Pushkar from Ajmer and presents excellent trekking opportunities for visitors. The view of Pushkar city from the top is truly breathtaking and ideal for couples to visit.

        3. Rose Gardens: Nothing spells romance better than roses and Pushkar has acres and acres of rose gardens in magnificent hues that turn the landscape into a wonderful painting.

        4. Gayatri Mata Temple: In this temple, Lord Brahma and Gayatri Mata are worshipped as a couple. The temple is constructed in traditional Rajasthani style and is set on top of a hill with a holy pond on the side.

        5. Varaha Ghat: This is a great place to enjoy some quiet time in the afternoon with your loved one and then participate in the amazing evening aarti.
      5. What is the best time to visit Pushkar?

        The best time to visit Pushkar is between November to March. Pushkar is a desert area and the weather can be dry with hot days and cool nights. During winters the weather is pleasant enough to explore the beautiful attractions as well as go on desert safaris. November is also the time for the famous Pushkar camel fair.
      6. Which are the famous ghats in Pushkar?

        There are many places to visit in Pushkar, in addition to the numerous Pushkar sightseeing places. But, the most important of these places include the 52 ghats that surround the Pushkar Lake and are known for their religious importance. You can also take a bath and offer your prayers in these ghats. Some of the most famous ghats in Pushkar are:

        1. Brahma Ghat
        2. Varaha Ghat
        3. Dadhich Ghat
        4. Gwalior Ghat
        5. Saptarishi Ghat
        6. Kota Ghat
        7. Gau Ghat
        8. Yag Ghat
        9. Jaipur Ghat
        10. Karni Ghat
        11. Gangaur Ghat
        12. Holkar Ghat
        13. Badri Ghat
        14. 108 Mahadev Ghat
        15. Swarup Ghat
        16. Kalyan Ghat

      7. What are the highlights of Pushkar Fair?

        The Pushkar Fair, also commonly known as the Pushkar Camel Fair, is one of the best places to visit in Pushkar. Held in the town of Pushkar every year in the month of November during Kartik Purnima, the fair is a must visit event, especially if you are travelling in the region at this time.

        Pushkar Fair is a traditional carnival that brings thousands of camels, cattle and horses together. This colourful 8-day long affair attracts a large number of tourists and photographers from all over the world. Some of the major highlights of the Pushkar Fair are:

        1. Camel and Horse Races
        2. Cultural Performances
        3. Art and Craft Exhibitions
        4. Magic Shows
        5. Ghoomar Dances
        6. Bridal Competitions
        7. Hot Air Balloon
        8. Camel Safari
        9. Horse Safari

      8. What is Pushkar famous for?

        Located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, Pushkar is most famous around the country for the annual Pushkar Camel Fair held over 8 days in the month of November marking the Kartika Purnima month. It also attracts a staggering figure of almost 200,000 people.

        Other than that, this place is famous for its religious sights, the many ghats and temples present here, as well as the quirky restaurants and cafes one can find in this little town.  Everything about Pushkar tends to fill its visitors with surprise, from the small shops and shacks lining the lanes to the colourful, vibrant streets which show off the culture of Rajasthan, in addition to its warmth. 

      9. What should I buy in Pushkar?

        1. Rose products: Pushkar is famous for its roses and rose products and shopping here is incomplete without a bagful of rose products such as rose water, gulkand, rose oil, rose perfumes and lots more.

        2. Fabrics and textiles: Pushkar is also famous for readymade garments, colourful fabrics, textiles, home furnishings, etc. Unique blends of hippie and ethnic style garments are some of the specialities that you can find here.

        3. Silver jewellery: Beautifully made silver ornaments are another speciality of Pushkar. They are beautifully made and you can also get them customized.

        4. Leather goods: Genuine leather products such as belts, purses, bags, etc are great buys from Pushkar but it is important to know how to distinguish between real leather products and fake ones.

        5. Handicraft items: Pottery items, paintings, wood, stone and enamel artworks, handmade paper, incense sticks and fragrance oils are some of the best handicraft items you can buy from Pushkar.
      10. Can you drink alcohol in Pushkar?

        Pushkar is considered to be a holy town. And it is because of this, that drinking alcohol is not allowed in this town. However, there are certain restaurants, cafes and shops, which offer cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. But most of these are located on the outskirts of Pushkar, in the Ajmer region. 

      11. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Pushkar?

        There is no scarcity of Pushkar tourist places that will impress you with their charm when you are on a tour here. An ideal duration for a holiday in Pushkar is between 2 to 4 days. For a two-day trip to Pushkar, you can cover the following places on

        Day 1:

        1. Pushkar Lake
        2. Brahma Temple
        3. Savitri Temple
        4. Man Mahal
        5. Merta City
        6. Pushkar Bazaar

        On day two, you can start with:

        1. Adventure activities
        2. Visit the different Ghats
        3. Rose Garden
        4. Sarafa Bazaar
        5. Camel Safari
        6. Dinner at The Laughing Buddha Café Pushkar

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