Located to the northwest of Ajmer, Pushkar is situated at a height of 510 meters and is surrounded by hill-locks on three sides. Large scale cultivation of roses and export of its essence across the world has put this city of Rajasthan on the global map! Once you’re in this city, do drop by these best five places to visit in Pushkar to explore rich cultural heritage of the city :
- Often called as “Tirtha Raj” in Hindu scriptures, sacred Pushkar Lake is one of the holiest river in India.
It is surrounded by over 400 temples and 52 bathing ghats.
- Quite a spectacle on a high scale, Pushkar Camel Fair is organised at the banks of Pushkar Lake each November on the Kartik Poornima Full Moon.
- Animal trading, horse and camel races, cultural performances, processions, camel safaris, hot air ballooning are some of the major attractions during the Pushkar Fair.
- This temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world which is why it holds a special significance in the hearts of Indians.
- Several other temples that are worth giving a visit include Savitri Temple, Old Rangji Temple, Apteshwar Temple, Paap Mochini Temple, Raghunath Temple, Atmeshwar Temple, Mahadeva Temple.
- Separating Pushkar from Ajmer, this mountain stands between the two cities.
- If locals are to be believed, this mountain, which was once of a colossal height is decreasing with the time.
- Once a home to Sage Agastya, the Naga Pahar also houses a small lake called Naag Kund.
- It boasts of a splendid view of Pushkar city from the top and is amongst the favorite destinations of photographers.
- Built by Amber’s Raja Man Singh, Man Mahal is located close to Pushkar Sarovar.
- Showcasing the intricate Rajasthani architecture, this Mahal houses a temple inside it.
- The guests can also make requests for camel riding and camping arrangements at this place.
- Built in the 20th century, Ramavaikunth Temple is set atop a hill thereby offering an incredible view of the Pushkar city from it.
- The temple houses more than 300 intricately sculpted idols of Hindu Gods thus making it a perfect destination for spiritual travelers.
Further, you can also drop by at the Rose gardens in Pushkar to just sit back and relax amidst the mesmerizing fragrance of Pushkar roses. Apart from the above best five places to visit in Pushkar, there are some more interesting places to visit here which we shall cover in the next article.
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