The town of Pushkar clings to the side of the beautiful Pushkar Lake, considered by Hindus to be extremely holy. Hundreds of small temples are built on the periphery of the lake with wide stone steps or `ghats’ leading down to the lake.

A magical quality of light hovers over the lake, bouncing off the surrounding white-washed temples and bathing ghats. At sunset Pushkar turns into one of the most exotic places on earth.

What to see

  1. Pushkar Lake

  2. The Pushkar fair is held evey autumn (October / November) when thousands of pilgrims congregate here for a holy dip in the lake.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur 138 Km, connected by Indian Airlines and private airlines with important cities and towns In India.

Rail: The nearest railhead is in Ajmer which is connected by train service with major cities and towns.

Road: Pushkar is connected to the rest of the country via Ajmer like Ahmedabad 581 Km, Agra 371 Km, Bharatpur 323 Km, Bikaner 245 km, Bundi 153 Km, Chittaurgarh 201 Km, Delhi 406 Km, Jaipur 143 Km, Jaisalmer 469 Km, Jodhpur 216 Km, Mount Abu 388 Km and Udaipur 280 Km.

General information

Excursions

  1. Foy Sagar (12 km): It is a Picturesque artificial lake.

  2. Kishangarh (27 km): This erstwhile princely state is where the world renowned Kishangarh school of painting flourished. The town is also famous for it’s Gundelao Lake, Phool Mahal Palace and temple of Shri Kalyan Raiji.

  3. Roopangarh (52 km):The magnificent palace here, has been converted into the Roopangarh Fort Heritage Hotel.

  4. Beawar (54 km): The venue for the Badshahi procession festival held a day after Holi.