GULAAB NIWAAS PALACE

ABOUT PUSHKAR

Pushkar has a magnetism all of its own – it’s quite unlike anywhere else in Rajasthan. It’s a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town and devout Hindus should visit at least once in their lifetime. The town curls around a holy lake, said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. It also has one of the world’s few Brahma temples. With 52 bathing ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town often hums with puja (prayers) generating an episodic soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional songs. The result is a muddle of religious and tourist scenes. The main street is one long bazaar, selling anything to tickle a traveller’s fancy. It attracts thousands of tourists each year at the time of the Pushkar Fair which is one of the largest cattle fairs in the world. Pushkar is only 11km from Ajmer but separated from it by Nag Pahar (Snake Mountain).

HOW TO GET THERE:

The nearest airport is Sanganer Airport at Jaipur and that is at distance of 146 km from Pushkar. Pushkar is well connected by road. The nearest railway station is Ajmer.

PLACES TO SEE:

Pushkar Lake, Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir, Warah temple, Apteshwar Mahadev Temple, Savitri Temple, Temple of Rangji or Shri Vaikunthnathji, Man Mahal, Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh fort.
Fairs - Pushkar Fair, Nagaur Fair, Tejaji fair.