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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.

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