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Pushkar

The Blessing of Brahma

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  • General Information

    District: Ajmer, State: Rajasthan, India
    Area: 5 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Rajasthani, Hindi, English
    Long Distance Code: +91-145
    Importance: World famous for the annual Camel fair and the only Lord Brahma temple.
    Best Time to Visit: July to March
  • Description

    Pushkar is all about a semicircular lake with 52 'ghats'. The maximum depth of the lake is 10mteres. It is a holy place and is known as king of all 'tiraths'. A holy dip in this lake on Karthik Purnima is said to wash all the sins and leads to salvation. It is said that the one who bathes in this holy water during the brighter fortnight of the Hindu calendar month Karthik and sees a Varah (an incarnation of Vishnu), will not take a rebirth on this planet again and can enjoy the heavenly bliss forever. The Karthik Purnima holy dip in this lake gives one a blessing equal to hundred penances. There are many yojana spots which can not be counted by the teacher of gods, Brihaspati.<br />How the name Pushkar came ahs a mythological story behind it. Once Lord Brahma was worried over the matter of not being prayed to on the earth like the other Gods. He had the desire to have a place on his name on the earth. So he threw a lotus flower which fell on three places and water sprang out from there miraculously. The first place where the flower fell is known as the Jyeshtha Pushkar, the second place is the Madhya Pushkar, and the third place is the Kanishtha Pushkar or Senior, Middle and the Junior respectively. Brahma threw the flower that is the 'Pushpa' with his own hands that is the 'Kar', therefore the name of this place became Pushkar.<br />There are 52 bathing ghats built around the lake. The water of each ghats is supposed to have special powers. Some of which are the Nag Kund for fertility, Roop tirath for beauty, Kapil vyapi Kund water helps cure leprosy and dip in the Mirakand Muni Kund grants the boon of wisdom. <br />Every year on the day of Karthik Purnima, that is the full moon day in the month of Karthik (somewhere in October - November), the famous Pushkar fair is held here. People from all over the country come to take the holy dip. The town comes alive with folk dancers and musicians who come from all the regions to show their talent. Joyful celebration, cultural variety and cattle market make Pushkar fair famous. This fair is one of the major cultural reflectors of the sate of Rajasthan. This is a five day affair when the small town comes alive with cultural activities and vibrant energy.<br />Apart from the religious rituals at the Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir, and other festivities, people participate in a number of sporting and cultural events. The great attraction of this fair other than the variety of folk dances and songs that fill the atmosphere is the camel race and the cattle fair. Cows, Buffaloes, Camels, Horses and even Donkeys are bargained for. This special fair attracts tourists from all over the world.<br />
  • Location

    11 Kilometers from Ajmer, on the edge of the desert, lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar, long the bank of a picturesque Pushkar lake. It is an important pilgrimage spot. The Nag pahar or the snake mountain forms a natural boundary between Ajmer and Pushkar.
Brahma TempleThe only Brahma temple in India where, according to Hindu mythology the creator of earth - Brahma is worshipped. Therefore it has become one of the most important pilgrimage centres for the Hindus. It is nestled in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nag parvat and the Ana Sagar Lake. This place is full of natural beauty. It is believed that Lord Brahma, along with other deities performed a Yagnya here. This only temple where Lord Brahma is worshiped is built with marble and decorated with silver coins and has a silver turtle on the floor of. It has a red spire and a goose, considered to be auspicious to Brahma.
Savitri TempleA temple dedicated to the first wife of Brahma, this Savitri temple is located on the hill behind the Brahma temple. It offers a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding deserts cape.
Man MahalOn the banks of Pushkar is the magnificent palace built by Raja Man Singh - I of Amer. Now it has been converted into an RTDC Hotel Sarovar and offers a comfortable accommodation to the tourists.
Royal Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan
(14 Days / 13 Nights)

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Royal Rajasthan / PC-642 (14 Days / 13 Nights)
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Rajasthan, the largest state In India areawise, was formed by merging 22 princely states and centrally administered areas of Ajmer and Mewar. Rarely would you find such diversity in people, customs , cultures, costumes, music, mannerism, dialect and cuisine as you travel through this colorful state. Geologists have traced the origin of this wonderland to the stone ages. Its ruins, relics and history speaks of the vicissitudes through which it has gone through over centuries filled with moments of glory and turbulent past. Rajasthan as a tourist destination offers a wide and varied spectrum of interesting locations, from the grandeur of its forts, palaces, Temples and havelis to the scenic beauty of lakes surrounded by the Aravali ranges to the awesome sand dunes of the vast Desert.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi-Mandawa
Day 4 : Mandawa-Bikaner
Day 5 : Bikaner-Jaisalmer
Day 6 : Jaisalmer
Day 7 : Jaisalmer-Jodhpur
Day 8 : Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur
Day 9 : Udaipur
Day 10 : Udaipur-Pushkar
Day 11 : Pushkar-Jaipur
Day 12 : Jaipur
Day 13 : Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra
Day 14 : Agra-Delhi
Pushkar Fair with Golden Triangle

Pushkar Fair with Golden Triangle
(8 Days / 7 Nights)

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Pushkar Fair with Golden Triangle / PI-071 (8 Days / 7 Nights)
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Rajasthan's most famous fair, Pushkar brings together camel traders, pilgrims, visitors and those who are here simply to participate in one of the season's most colorful social events. It is one of the largest and most colorful animal fairs in the world. Besides tented camps, there are hundreds of shops selling everything from handicrafts to spices, foodstuff and jewelery. For visitors, a number of activities are also arranged, but the best is to simply stay within the fair grounds to watch the fascinating Rajasthani village metamorphose before your eyes. Pushkar Fair is from 18th till 21st November'10.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Agra
Day 3 : Agra - Jaipur
Day 4 : Jaipur
Day 5 : Jaipur-Pushkar
Day 6 : Pushkar
Day 7 : Pushkar-Delhi
Day 8 : Delhi
Colourful India Tour

Colourful India Tour
(11 Days / 10 Nights)

On Request
Colourful India Tour / PC-572 (11 Days / 10 Nights)
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Discover the varied hues of Indian culture with this short trip to some of the most celebrated fair grounds of India. These grounds play host to thousands of worshippers every year and have an important role in the Indian mythology and legends.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi-Pushkar
Day 3 : Pushkar
Day 4 : Pushkar-Bikaner
Day 5 : Bikaner-Kolayat-Bikaner
Day 6 : Bikaner-Kolayat-Bikaner
Day 7 : Bikaner-Jaipur
Day 8 : Jaipur-Kota
Day 9 : Kota-Chandrabhaga-Kota
Day 10 : Kota-Chandrabhaga-Kota
Day 11 : Kota-Delhi
India Unplugged

India Unplugged
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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India Unplugged / PI-0342 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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Get a brief peek into the history and culture of ancient India as you stroll around some of the most famous ancient monuments and temples of India with this specially designed tour.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi - Lucknow
Day 4 : Lucknow
Day 5 : Lucknow - Varanasi
Day 6 : Varanasi
Day 7 : Varanasi - Khajuraho
Day 8 : Khajuraho-Orchha-Jhansi-Agra
Day 9 : Agra - Jaipur
Day 10 : Jaipur
Day 11 : Jaipur-Pushkar-Jodhpur
Day 12 : Jodhpur
Day 13 : Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur
Day 14 : Udaipur
Day 15 : Udaipur-Delhi

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AARAM BAAGH
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PUSHKAR FORT
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