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Pushkar Brahma Temple
About Pushkar Attractions
Pushkar is considered to be one of the oldest cities in India. Located at the northwest to Ajmer, the city of Pushkar is a favorite destination for tourists and devotees who come flocking to Rajasthan. Located at a height of 510 meters, Pushkar has hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, meaning Snake Mountain creates a natural border between the cities of Ajmer and Pushkar. Accompanied with an interesting mythological history, the legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes the Pushkar city tour a must have during your vacation.
History of Pushkar
The Old Town of Pushkar is dotted with historic temples and a planned city comprise of elegant shopping centers, gardens, and parks. It is a perfect place to have a Pushkar one day tour. Also known as the Town Of Fairs And Festivities, according to legends, the great Lord Brahma, who is believed to be the creator of the entire Universe had dropped a lotus on the ground which had lead to an immediate creation of a lake. Then he decided to name that place after that particular flower, and hence the city got its name, Pushkar. The city is home to the only temple that is dedicated to the great Lord Brahma in the whole world. Several Hindus consider their visit to Pushkar as the ultimate pilgrimage which must be undertaken to achieve salvation.
Places to visit in Pushkar
The city of Pushkar is filled with temples and lakes to visit. Some of the most frequently visited places during a Pushkar tour are as follows :
According to the Hindu scriptures, the Pushkar Lake is described as a ‘Tirtha Raj’, translated as the king of all pilgrimage sites. No Pushkar tour is considered to be completed without having a dip into the holy Pushkar Lake. The lake is semicircular in shape and it is about 8-10 metres deep. It is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and more than 400 temples, a magnificent sight to behold.
Nestled in the Pushkar valley beyond the Nanga Parbat and the Anasagar Lake, Brahma temple has a special place for the Indians. It is considered to be the only temple of the world that is dedicated to Lord Brahma. It is built with marble and then decorated with silver coins. The temple can be identified from its red spire and an image of a swan (considered to be sacred to Lord Brahma). A chaturmukhi (four faced) idol of the great Lord Brahma is housed at the inner sanctum of the temple.
Gurudwara Singh Sabha
The temple of Gurudwara Singh Sabha, is situated at the eastern part of Pushkar. It was built in the early 19th century to commemorate the visit of the first and the tenth gurus namely Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singhji.
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The city Pushkar by air you must check the Pushkar nearest airport. In the Rajasthan, the nearest airport to the Pushkar is in Jaipur. This is 140 km away from the city Pushkar and can make the connection between the metropolitan cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Hence if you are planning a trip for Pushkar, you can check Jaipur airport, and from the airport, you can book local cabs. This journey might take nearly 3 hours from Jaipur to Pushkar. From Delhi, there are three common airlines which are setting off for Jaipur, and among them, the Spicejet and Indigo are the fastest. Spicejet takes only 55 minutes from Delhi to arrive Jaipur whereas in the Air India generally takes more than 1hour to arrive in the Jaipur airport. The price rates of that airline are ranges from Rs/- 3000 to 18000 hence if you are willing to reach the city as fast as possible.
The nearest railway station to Pushkar is located in Ajmer. It is 30 minutes away from the Pushkar and connected with the megacities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhopal and Bangalore. From the Ajmer station, there are many of the local cabs and buses which can take you to the pilgrimage city - Pushkar. In the train, the travelling fares are also less than the flights. Again in the train journey, the tourists can also see beautiful sight scenes during the entire journey. Hence if any travelers have the rush to reach Pushkar, then they can choose the railway to travel.
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What are the famous outdoor activities in a Pushkar city tour?
The famous outdoor activities in a Pushkar city tour are camping, surfing, trekking, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
Which are the best temples to visit in pushkar?
The best temples to visit in Pushkar are as follows :
- Amareshwar Temple
- Sri Panchkund Shiva Temple
- Pap Mochini Temple
- Rangji Temple
- Savitri Temple
- Varaha Temple
- Gurudwara Singh Sabha
- Brahma Temple
When is the best time to explore Pushkar?
The best time to visit Pushkar is from October till March when the weather is said to be cool and pleasant. With the help of a Pushkar tour guide one can enjoy sightseeing and taking a dip in the sacred rivers.
How to reach Pushkar for a Pushkar one day tour ?
Pushkar is well connected with transport of air, rail and roadways. One can opt for the medium that is convenient and economical for them.
Which are the famous street food items in pushkar?
Food lovers can dig their teeth into delicious food in pushkar. Some of the popular street food items are as follows :
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