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Pushkar

Pushkar

Weather

The climate of the city of Pushkar is hot and sultry for most of the year. Summers, extending from March to July, are extremely hot and the temperature ranges from a minimum of 25°C to a maximum of 40°C. The weather is very dry during summer. The season of monsoon begins in the month of August and continues till September. The city receives average rainfall and the climate remains humid. The pattern of rainfall is irregular in the city and there may be no rain for several days. Winters last from October to February and are characterized by pleasant weather conditions. The temperature ranges between a minimum of 8°C during nights and a maximum of 22°C. The best time to visit Pushkar is from the month of October to March. Travellers should avoid both summers and winters for desert safari.

How To Reach

By Road:

The main bus stand of Ajmer is located at a distance of only 11 km from Pushkar. Several public transport buses pass through the city. Ajmer is well connected to several important cities in the adjoining regions. Volvo, deluxe and super deluxe buses offer services from Jaisalmer, Delhi and Jaipur to Ajmer. Taxi cabs are available from Ajmer to Pushkar.


By Air:

The airport nearest to Pushkar is the Sanganer Airport at Jaipur, situated at a distance of almost 130 km from the heart of Pushkar. The airport connects Pushkar to the metropolitan cities of Delhi and Mumbai. International flights are available from Delhi International Airport, almost 400 km away from the city. Taxi cabs are available from Delhi and Jaipur to Pushkar.



By Rail:

The railway station closest to the city of Pushkar is Ajmer which is just 11 kms from the city. The Ajmer railhead is located on the Broad Gauge line and is connected to most of the important cities in India via trains. 


Overview

The city of Pushkar is situated in the state of Rajasthan, at a distance of 10 km from Ajmer. The city is bounded by hills on three sides and a vast golden desert on the fourth side. Pushkar is an ancient pilgrimage site that finds an honorary mention in the epics of the Mahabharata as well as the Ramayana. The legend behind the origin of this place is fascinating, being rooted in Hindu myths.

 

Because of this same reason, a holy bath in the Pushkar Lake followed by worship at the temple of Brahma is held in high regard by the Hindus. Pushkar is considered to be one of the five sacred dhams and is dotted with many temples, which trace their origin to the ancient period. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had tried his best to wipe out the existence of all these temples, but they were rebuilt later. According to legend, the shores of the lake at Pushkar were host to 52 palaces and 500 temples.

 

Pushkar provides many opportunities to tourists to get soaked in a spiritual aura, majesty as well in shopping. The markets in the city of Pushkar are some of the best in the state of Rajasthan. The stores in the city sell lots of classy souvenirs.

 

The rich culture of the state is reflected in the artwork and handicrafts of Pushkar. Various items like leather goods, pottery, embroidered clothes and textiles are popular among tourists. The Pushkar fair is a great place to find attractive and unusual items. Mementos and ethnic jewellery are in great demand in the city.

 

Desert exploration and camel safari are the two unique things travelers can try out at Pushkar. Explore the Rajasthan deserts and villages on a camel ride and nowhere else in India it can be enjoyed. Guides may assist you in discovering the land and safari can be anywhere between 2 days to 30 days with desert camps at tents.

 

The cuisine of Pushkar includes many unique dishes. Vegetarian dishes are served in the city, even though few non-vegetarian dishes are available. Daal Batti is one of the most popular dishes in the city. There are many eateries spread across the city which serve Missi Roti, Churma, Khasta Puri along with vegetarian dishes like Rajasthani Bhindi, Papad Sabzi, Aloo Bharta, Pakori Kadhi and non-vegetarian dishes such as Kesar Murgh, Lal Maas. The favourite sweet dish of Pushkar is the renowned Malpua dessert.