Pushkar – A hidden city in the Arravalis
The city situated behind the Arravali range is being quite popular for its untouched culture and beauty.
The city got its name from a sanskrit word “Pushkarni” which means lake, the lake situated in the middle of the city takes the beauty of the city to another level it is surrounded by 52 ghats and is considered as holy and one of the most important spots visited by tourists. It is also said that it also attributes “Pushp” and “Kar” which refers to lotus flower it is said that the lake was created when Lord Brahma accidentally dropped a few rose petals in Pushkar, from roaming into the alleyways to spotting camels roaming freely you sure can spot some good frames. It is calming and colorful as it sounds. The Pushkar Camel Fair held from Karthik Ekadashi to Karthik Purnima is also timed to coincide with the Kartik Purnima (full moon) it takes place in the month of October or November. At this time, Hindu pilgrims flock to Pushkar to take a dip in the sacred lake, which they believe will cleanse them of their sins and it is also estimated that almost 6000 visitors visit this town everyday.
Famous for its camel fair, Pushkar is said to be the destination for biggest animal trading fair in India it is said that 50000 camels are traded in this fair. It is like one of the many camel fairs in Rajasthan camel and other animal traders from all over Rajasthan visit this fair. Tourist attractions of the fair include Ferris wheels, cotton candy, animal displays, animal race and other competitions. With only Lord Brahma Temple in India and from a handful in world, it is one of the oldest and holiest places in India.
What all can you look up in Pushkar Fair:
- Photography Contest ( Last Date to register 03rd November ).
- Free Gigs, Veteran Rockers like Indian Ocean and Fusion rock band like Kabir cafe.
- Festival Tune, listen up to the debut of “Pushkar Ki Pukaar”.
- And the camel dance which you can not miss.