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Pushkar is a sacred little town in Rajasthan and it is located just 11 km from Ajmer. This place is very much famous for its scenic beauty and also for temples as it has more than 400 temples. Pushkar is associated with numbers of tourist destinations like Pushkar lake, Brahma temple etc. Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Fair which held every year in Oct-Nov. There are many attractive destinations which include:
Pushkar Lake: it is the most famous tourist attraction in the Pushkar which is a holy town for Hindus. It has 52 lovely ghats which looks very beautiful as the shape of this lake is semi circular. Usually devotees take a dip in this lake especially on the occasion of Karthik Poornima.
Brahma Temple: this is the only temple which is dedicated to Lord Brahma. It is the belief of the people that Lord Brahma was the creator of the Universe. So people have great faith in this temple. Here you will see the four-headed idol of Brahma which is made from the beautiful marble and also decorated with silver coins.
Varaha Temple: this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it is one of the most sacred temples in Pushkar. Here you will see the image of Lord Vishnu in the form of wild boar.
Apteshwar Temple: this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a very old temple which was built in 12th century.
Savitri Temple: this temple is dedicated to goddess Savitri who was the first wife of the Lord Brahma. This temple is the second most important temple in Pushkar. It is located on the hill top, just behind the Brahma temple and also provide the beautiful view of the Pushkar lake and the near by sand dunes.
Reaching Pushkar is not at all a problem. You can find here the nearest airport at Sanganer which is about 130 kms from the city of the Pushkar. You can also take the help of Jaipur airport which is connected to the metro cities like Mumbai and Delhi. You can reach Pushkar by train also as the nearest railway station is at Ajmer and it is just 11 kms from Pushkar. Even for bus also you have to come to Ajmer. You can also take the help of taxis.
Best time to visit Pushkar is from October to March as the summers are very hot here.