Regenta Resort Pushkar Fort, Pushkar

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Things to doPushkar is one of the oldest towns of the country and holds a very sacred place in the Hindu religion. According to the mythology, the city near Ajmer was created when the lotus fell from the hands of Lord Brahma. The world famous Brahma Temple and the Pushkar Lake are the major landmarks of the city that are visited by thousands of devotees every year. The city is also known for the annual Pushkar Fair that’s held in October-November. Here are the key attractions of the city.

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake

The renowned lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats, and is one of the most important pilgrimage spots for the devotees to take a holy bath. It is considered sacred to bathe in the lake around Kartik Poornima (October-November) around the same time when the Pushkar Fair is organised. The lake has a distinction of being named as one of the 10 most religious places in the world.

Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple

The Brahma Temple is the only dedicated temple for Lord Brahma in the entire world. This makes the temple one of the most sought-after religious places in India. It is believed that the temple is around 2,000 years old and has been marked by a red spire. The 14th century temple is a one-of-a-kind structure and tourists from across the country visit the place to take blessings from the God.

Pushkar Local Markets

Pushkar Local Markets

Shopping at the local Pushkar market should be on the top of your itinerary. The world famous, authentic and locally made souvenirs, such as leather goods and handicraft, along with traditional Rajasthani items are sold in the market. Sadar Bazaar, Sarafa Bazaar, Baza Bazaar and Kedalganj Bazaar are some of the main shopping areas of Pushkar.

Varaha Temple

Varaha Temple

The Varaha Temple is devoted to the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the Hindu mythology. The temple houses a large idol of the lord and is also considered as one of the oldest temples of the city, built in the 12th century. Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had destroyed the temple, but it was rebuilt in 18th century and it remains an architectural beauty to behold.

Savitri Temple

Savitri Temple

This temple was built in 1687 on the Ratnagiri hill in Pushkar, dedicated to the wife of Lord Brahma, Savitri. The visitors, thousands in number, either trek or take a ride in the cable car to the temple to offer their prayers. The temple holds a special place in the Pushkar folklore and with devotees coming from all over India, it remains as one of the important tourist spots in the city.

Camel Ride & Safari

Camel Ride & Safari

Rajasthan and camel rides are synonymous to each other. Explore the wonders of the desert by being a part of a safari in the sand dunes and create a wonderful memory. Also, the desert becomes the perfect spot for clicking pictures during early mornings and late evenings. Make sure not to miss the timings.