Pushkar probably needs no special introduction in the book of a traveler! It is a notable pilgrimage spot attracting millions of visitors worldwide, for its rich history, culture and glory. One of the oldest cities of India, it is located in Ajmer the place is of great religious significance as it houses one of the rarest temples of Lord Brahma the Hindu God.
Pushkar also hosts the famous annual cattle fair, then again there is the major attraction of the Pushkar Lake, there is also something for adventure-loving souls with a handful of adventurous activities and needless to suggest and endless plethora of emotions to snatch with a camera!
So, Pushkar evidently has a lot to offer for the wanderlust traveler! Here’s a list of 5 major Pushkar attractions that you must see:
This place is famous for its scenic beauty that allures photographers, naturalists, romantics and pilgrims alike. For the spiritual travelers a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake is a wash of penance, the lake is revered as the King of the tirthas according to the Hindu mythology. The saying goes that a holy dip in this lake is equivalent to doing meditation for 100 years. The area is surrounded by 400 temples and 52 palaces all around. The lake in itself is a vision of beauty and calmness and a glimpse of the sunset and sunrise at the lake are breath-taking sights to behold for even the hardest souls.
According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma is believed to be the creator of everything. However, despite him being an important Hindu deity there are only three temples of Brahma all over the world and only one of them is here in India in Pushkar. The Brahma temple in Pushkar is built with marble and is a beautiful architectural marvel.
Sarafa Bazaar – Shopping In Pushkar
The moment you imagine Rajasthan, what appears in your mind is a burst of colours in the local markets. And the Pushkar markets, especially Sarafa Bazaar are the perfect ambassador of Rajasthani handicrafts, fabrics, textiles and more. Starting with trinkets and turbans to other amazing nick-knacks this market has fascinated tourists globally.
Merta is site more than 400 years old and has been famous for Meera bai the legendary devotee of Krishna. This place was previously called as Medantak and this city happens to be the birthplace of Meera bai, which has further kept Pushkar a popular tourist destination amongst pilgrims.
Other popular temples around the area are Charbhuja temple and Dadhimati temple. Moreover, Pushkar also witnessed a lot of historical battles and every nook and cranny of the place is stuffed with interesting tales, so explore and breathe in some rich history.
The hill that divides Pushkar from the rest of Ajmer is this majestic hill known as the Naga Pahar. However, unfortunately these hills seem to be disappearing with time even till this day and are known to be the residence of the famous Sage Agastya. There is also a lake amidst the hills called the Nag Kund and the hills are known offer spectacular views of the Pushkar city from atop and is a must visit site for those with a love for the lens or those that love to trek!