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Places to Visit in Pushkar

Pushkar is considered to be a sacred town for Hindus. Situated about 11 km northwest of Ajmer, this town has its name even in the epics and Kalidasa's Sakuntalam. Being a pilgrimage for the Hindus, the major tourist attractions in Pushkar are the Pushkar Lake and the 400 blue-coloured temples scattered along the banks of Pushkar Lake.

The most famous temple of Pushkar is the Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Mandir. It is the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. It is believed that a dip in the Pushkar Lake on the full moon in the month of Kartik can take away all your sins. There are 52 ghats on the Pushkar Lake and all of them are supposed to be bestowed with healing powers. Pushkar tourist attractions therefore centre mainly around the religious preoccupations of India.

Places to See in Pushkar



Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple is one of the main sites to visit especially for pilgrims visiting Pushkar. The legends associated with the temple of Lord Brahma, its uniqueness, its significance as a holy place, add to the beautiful settings of the temple. It is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in India. Read More.....

Varah Temple

Varah Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples that form a significant part of Pushkar Pilgrimage. The temple is dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Varah. Lord Vishnu is the preserver according to the Hindu mythology. The pilgrims flocking to Pushkar hold the Varah Temple in reverence. The idol of Lord Vishnu in the Varah incarnation inside the temple commands respect from all. The Varah Ghat, on Pushkar Lake, near the temple is also quite popular among the pilgrims. Read More.....

Savitri Temple

Savitri Temple, located at Pushkar, enshrines the deity Savitri. Goddess Savitri is wife of Lord Brahma. The temple of Goddess Savitri in Pushkar is built on the top of a hill. A flight of stairs brings one to the door-steps of the temple. From this point, the tourists get to see the beautiful scenery of the surrounding lake and the landscape. The sand dunes that are found around the temple also attract the attention of the tourists. Read More.....

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan and features on the itinerary of each and every visitor. Legend has it that the creation of the lake was the result of a lotus falling off from Lord Brahma's hand who was desperately seeking a place to carry out a religious ceremony and a fire sacrifice popularly known as a Yagna. Water immediately gushed forth from the spot and in this way, the lake came into being. Read More.....

Holy Dip in Pushkar

Holy Dip in Pushkar Lake is considered by the Hindus to bring them good luck and ward of all sins and evils. Pilgrims turn out in hordes every year at Pushkar to take a dip in the pure waters of the lake which is believed to contain medicinal and curative powers. One such occasion when there is a major rush is that of Karthik Poornima. It falls in the month of Karthik which is roughly around October and November. This period is considered to be particularly auspicious for a dip in the lake waters. Read More.....

Gayatri Temple (Paap Mochani Temple)

Gayatri Temple is another important temple among the host of 400 temples in the land of Pushkar. Gayatri was another wife of Lord Brahma.

Mahadeva Temple

Mahadeva Temple in Pushkar is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. The god is one of the Hindu Trinity that represents Creation, Sustenance and Destruction. According to the Hindu Puranas, Lord Mahadeva is the god of destruction.

Saraswati Temple

Saraswati temple is another important tourist attraction out of 400 odd temples in Pushkar. Saraswati is another wife of Lord Brahma. Literally 'Saraswati' means the flowing one. There are abundant references to Saraswati in the ancient Hindu scriptures and mythology.

Man Mahal

The Man Mahal is one of the finest specimens of the grand Rajasthani architectural style belonging to the royal period. It served as Raja Man Singh I's guest house and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the town today.

Apteshwar Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Apteshwar Temple was built in the early 12th century. Thousands visit this temple especially during festivals such as Mahashivratri to pay their respect. The temple has Hemadpanti style of architecture and its delicate designs will leave you in awe.

Old Rangji Temple

Old Rangji temple is dedicated to God Rangji, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It was commissioned in 1823 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal of Hyderabad. The most noticeable feature of this 150-year old Hindu temple is its architecture which is a unique fusion of Rajput, Mughal as well as South Indian architectural style. The temple structure includes a high gopuram, which is a common feature in South Indian temples.

Last Updated on : October 27, 2016