having a distinct touristy flavour these days, Pushkar is still
a bewitching little town. It is right on
the edge of the desert and is only 11 kms from Ajmer but separated
from it by Nag Pahar, the Snake mountain. This traveller-friendly
town clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its many
bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important
pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of sadhus.
is perhaps best known for its Camel Fair which takes place here
each October/November. This massive congregation of camels, cattle,
livestock traders, pilgrims, tourists and film-makers is one of
the planet's most incredible events. If you are anywhere within
striking distance at the time, it's an event not to be missed.
Being a holy place, alcohol, meat and even eggs are banned.
railway station is 11 kms far from Pushkar in Ajmer.
: State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur changes travellers cheques.
Currency can be changed at moneychangers scattered along Sadar