Location: Situated in Eastern Rajasthan. ( 155 kms from Jaipur)
Area: 9.8 sq. Km.
Altitude: 413 mts.
Languages: Rajasthani , Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit: October to March
STD Code: 0145
Summer: 45 0C (max) 25 0C (min)
Winter: 25 0C (max) 08 0C (min)
Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas,that it found a place in his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to its having existed during the fourth century B.C. lake in the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle.
Pushkar is a city of 400 temples and 52 bathing ghats. Pushkar prides itself on being the site of the only temple of the Hindu God of Creation, Brahma.
Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors & a frenzied burst of activity. The Occasion: PUSHKAR FAIR. Very few, if at all any, fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar. Most people associatethe Pushkar Fair withworld''''s largest camel fair.