India Explored: Destination Of The Month: Pushkar: Posted By Arunchs

 

   

Password
I want to go to  
Home IndiaTravel Blogs

India Explored


Arunchs | Views: 1223520

Comments: 0 | View/Add Comments

Posted on: Thursday , Oct 22, 2009 At 13:35 PM

Destination Of The Month: Pushkar

The 'India Explored' destination of the month for October is Pushkar. The village of Pushkar in Rajasthan is known for its annual fair, which attracts large crowds of tourists and photographers. The Pushkar fair this year is scheduled from 30th October to 2nd November.

Visiting Pushkar

With the transition to winter from summer, Pushkar will have the best possible weather during the fair. The summer heat will be gone but it won't be so cold that you shiver through the night. Mornings will be at their beautiful best as the sun lights up the desert in a golden glow, and a gentle mist brings out a mystic feeling in the air.

Pushkar Fair

The Pushkar fair is an annual gathering of locals for buying and selling camels. The large open ground in the desert at the edge of Pushkar town will be full of local men and their camel during the four days of the festival. The dust kicked up by the camel fill the air. The fair is a good time to be in Pushkar to see a sea of camel waiting to change hands, turbanated men looking out for selling or buying camel or Rajasthani women dressed in bright red saris. There will also be some entertainment like camel and horse races.

Things to do and places to see

Pushkar is known for its holy lake, on the bank of which Brahma is said to have meditated. Also well known is the Brahma temple next to the lake. Today, with a large number of regular inflow of tourists, Pushkar has also become a place to shop for traditional Rajasthani arts and craft material. Read more.

See more information on Pushkar fair.

While you are there, you can also visit the well know Darga of sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in nearby Ajmer.

Places to stay

Some popular places for staying in Pushkar are listed below.
Most hotels tend to get full much in advance during the fair. Make sure you book before you go. Prices also shoot up considerably during the days of the fair.

Images of Pushkar



See more pictures of Pushkar.

More information

Report Abuse





Comments for Blog Post: Destination Of The Month: Pushkar

Add Comments

No comments found



 Post your Comments
Your Comment    
You have  characters to work with
   
Other members have tagged this Travel Blog as: Tag it
(click a tag to add to your list) (Add your tags here)
puma shoes air max Snow Himalayas Snow games India jaipur.cc jaipur tours jaipur information Holiday Package babymooning Rural tourism Home stays leh golf course sikkim gangtok casino seven wonders of India airpares Gahirmatha Olive Ridleys Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctury Dandeli.blogspot.com adventure travel white water rafting Panaji varanasi Hampi Utsava photography tamilnadu railways bangalore September Festivals Tajmahal Agra Gokarna Auto Forums Lepakshi Incredible India Wildlife Tourism autorikshaw Melukote Yoganarasimha temple Kalyani Cheluvarayaswami Temple Raya Gopura Akka Thangi Kola Thondanur Kere. August Festivals Gaga Aarti Haridwar Varanasi Rishikes Good Job Rafting Kali River Barpole River Sitanadi River Bike Travel Forums India Map Google Map monsoon travel Chikmaglur monsoon holidays travel books Travel Books Books airlines music festival pilgrimage india travel summer getaways in north India monsoons monsoons India monsoon destinations uttarakhand air travel north east arunachal rajasthan news kerala festivals India hill stations earth day conservation Ranthambhore National Park Rastraphti Bhavan delhi kashmir leh ladakh Corbett National Park Coorg goa beaches leisure Ladakh Leh by road summer getaways in south India south india hill getways summer destinations guide Leh misc
karnataka himachal books ladakh monsoon himalayas hills environment India hill stations kashmir wildlife india travel
 
 P
 O
 P
 U
 L
 A
 R



About Me

arunchs arunchs lives in Bangalore(Karnataka) and is interested in travel, photography, reading, movies, music,...

+ See Profile
+ Leave a Message
+ Add as a Friend

Previous Posts

2010 (1)

2009 (166)

Dec (14)

Nov (16)

Oct (16)

Sep (14)

Aug (14)

Jul (14)

Jun (14)

May (6)

Apr (14)

Mar (14)

Feb (14)

Jan (16)

2008 (128)

Dec (16)

Nov (16)

Oct (16)

Sep (16)

Aug (7)

Jul (6)

Jun (17)

May (18)

Apr (15)

Mar (1)

Hotel Reviews | Destination Guides | Travel Directions | Holiday Ideas | Travelogues | Travel Q & A | Photo Gallery | Plan a Trip | Travel Blogs

Holiday Ideas Maps and Routes India Hotels Top India Destinations India Photos Theme Pictures
Summer Camps for Kids
Shopping in India
Top Weekend Getaways
Spiritual Holidays in India
Heritage of India
Routes From Delhi
Routes from Chennai
Routes from Bangalore
Routes from Hyderabad
Routes from Mumbai
Delhi Hotels
Mumbai Hotels
Bangalore Hotels
Jaipur Hotels
Agra Hotels
Dalhousie Travel Guide
Udaipur Travel Guide
Khajuraho Travel Guide
Harihareshwar Travel Guide
Goa Tourism
Delhi Photos
Mumbai Photos
Bangalore Photos
Chennai Photos
Kolkata Photos
Nature & Landscape
Wildlife Sancturies
People & Portraits
Night Time Photos
Black and White

Travel Forum

Oktatabyebye.com is India's leading community of travellers and provides a place for travel enthusiasts to find and share travel experiences, recommendations and honest advice on travel in India...read more about us

© 2013 www.oktatabyebye.com . All rights reserved.
Oktatabyebye.com is not a travel agent & does not charge service fees to its users.
* All reviews, ranks, ratings & votes on Oktatbyebye are solely the views & opinions of the users. Oktatabyebye is not responsible for content on external web sites.