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Pushkar, Its temples and the famous Pushkar Fair

by on February 10, 2011

PushkarPushkar, an oasis in a widespread desert land is a magical place that has something really unique about it. Settled around a small lake, this sleepy town is holy to Hindu pilgrims.

The amazing desert backdrop, small streets and shops, the old-styled restaurants and the beautiful lake makes Pushkar one of the best backpacking destinations in India and for many, an ideal honeymoon retreat. Life is really slow here and people here some of the friendliest in whole of India.

Temples of Pushkar

The land of Pushkar is all blessed with temples including one main one which is especially dedicated to Lord Brahma and the only one of its kind. All the temples are definitely worth the visit and some of the popular ones are:

Savitri Temple

Simply breathtaking in view, this Savitri Temple is nearly 45 minute walk up an awful lot of steps. Best time is to go at sunrise or sunset for a real great view.

Mahadeva Temple

The beautiful Mahadeva Temple was built in the beginning of the 19th Century. The temple portrays simply magnificent structure and design of which Pushkar holds immense pride.

Ramavaikunth Temple

This one is town’s largest and most intricate Temple and simply awe-inspiring. The temple was built by a team of skilled masons who were brought from South India. if you get chance, do have a look here.

Pushkar Fair

Most of us have heard of this popular Pushkar Camel Fair. But, actually this Camel Fair is a one small part of this much bigger event that transfers this serene and sleepy town of Pushkar into a frenzy of utmost excitement, joy, noise and activity colours.

The first five days are mainly all about the trading. Camels, horses, goats, cows, and sheep are all that are commodities of trade…simply fascinating viewing!

Rest of the festival you’ll get a chance to see some amazing events like hilarious camel racing. The fair leaves an indelible mark on the soul of visitors. Truly, unparalleled and lifetime that will surely captivate and mesmerize you!

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  1. Venkat permalink

    I like it

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