Pushkar is an important centre of pilgrimage for Hindus. The place has a magnetic appeal with 400 temples that are blue white and a number of bathing ghats. The town resounds with chanting of prayers and religious songs, along with drums and gongs. Pushkar is a happy tourist attraction and the main marketing spot sells didgeridoos(Australian wind music instrument), scarves in tie and dye, to the mix of eager tourists flocking from the world over. There is a dash of commercialism but the town retains a mystique. The Nag Pahar is a small hill which separates Pushkar from Ajmer a mere 11 km apart.
Pushkar is a favourite travel destination in Rajasthan, as it happens to be a temple town. The town of Pushkar has grown curling around the Pushkar Lake which is a holy site said to have legendarily appeared when a lotus was dropped by Lord Brahma upon the site . It is an old city considered to be a chosen place where Brahma is worshipped. Pushkar lies on the shore of Lake Pushkar and the deities Savitri and Gayatri are popularly worshipped here as they were Lord Brahma’s wives. A holiday guide to Pushkar provides you with an insight from your tour. Since it is a temple town you would be visiting the most important temples of Lord Brahma, Savitri and Gayatri Devi. Other major tourist attractions in Pushkar would be the camel fair held in November. There are a number of hotels overlooking the Pushkar Lake with rooftop restaurants for a serene view as you dine. The town has a no alcohol and only vegetarian restriction.
Among the sightseeing places in Pushkar it would be great to watch the lake illuminated by the evening aarti lamps. The Brahma Temple is enchanting with its evening puja chantings bells and lamplight aradhana. However shoes, bags and cameras are forbidden inside the complex. The Savitri temple is the next in importance to the Brahma temple. The Pap Mochini is 30 minutes away, and a temple dedicated to Gayatri, Brahma’s second consort. Tourism in Pushkar has gained importance because there are spiritual tours conducted on foot which is rejuvenating, besides there is scope for shopping memorabilia; enjoying coffee at little cafes; shopping for Rajasthani handicraft and taking camel safari to the sunset point. Visiting simple temple towns like Pushkar are a relief from the humdrum of complex city life where you can breathe at ease and give yourself a much needed break.