1-kms from Ajmer (132 kms from Jaipur) on the edge of the desert
lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the
picturesque Pushkar Lake. This is an important pilgrimage spot for
the Hindus, which has the only temple of Lord Brahma in the country
and one of the few in the world. Lord Brahma is known as the creator
of the world as per the Hindu mythology. It's marked by red spire,
and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of
Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site.
The lake has a mythological significance associated with it.
According to myth, Lord Brahma was on his way to search for a
suitable place to perform a "Yagna' (a fire sacrifice) while
contemplating, a lotus fell from his hand on the warth and water
sprouted from that place. One of them was Pushkar where Lord brahma
Tourist Places in Pushkar :
A temple dedicated to the first wife of Lord Brahma the Savitri
temple is located on the hill behind the Brahma Temple which can be
reached by a flight of steps. The temple offers a panoramic view of
the lake and the surrounding desertscape.
On the banks if pushkar is the magnificent palace built by Raja Man
Singh 1 of Amer now converted into the RTDC Hotel sarovar it offers
a comfortable accommodation to the visitors.
The Brahma Temple
It is the only temple in India dedicated to Lord braham. The temple
is marked by a red spire and over the entrance gateway us a
beautiful statue carrier of Lord Brahma.
Information About Pushkar :
Air: Jaipur 146 km is the nearest airport Rail : Ajmer 11km
is the nearest railhead.
Road: Good road connections
Local Transport: Linked to Ajmer bu city bus service (Every
20 min. a bus is available)
Where to Stay: RTDC hotel sarvour peacock Holiday resort
(with a swimming pool) Tel: 72093, 72414,72516, Hotel pushkar place
(A heritage hotel)
Shopping: During Pushkar fair, shopping is real fun when a
bewildering variety of souvenirs stall like neads, nagles embroided
Shawls clothes cloth covers for camels amd embellished with mirors.
Colourful saddles and beautifully woven blankets and camel leather
Banks: State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Tel 2006, Punjab
National Bank Tel 2027
Hospital: General Hospital Tel : 2029
Reach Pushkar :
Air: The nearest airport is Sanganer Airport at Jaipur (at
the distance of 146 kms from Jaipur)
Road: Pushkar is well connected by road
Nearest Railway Station: Ajmer