Rajasthan is a vibrant heaven for domestic as well as foreign tourists alike. Although, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur is pretty much on everyone’s wish list, Rajasthan does have many other beautiful destinations to offer. Pushkar, with its colorfulness and exuberance is one such place that is definitely worth a visit. Here are a few places (in pictures) for you to visit when travelling to Pushkar.
The Scenic Lake
The Holy Pushkar lake is the major attraction of the town for pilgrims and tourists alike. It gives some of the best views of the city.
The Man Mahal
The greatest Palace of Pushkar, the Man Mahal is a major tourist attraction. It was built by the ruler Man Singh to serve as a royal guest house and offers some great views of the temples in Pushkar.
Sri Raghunatha Swamy Temple
Open only to Hindu pilgrims, this temple is over a hundred years old and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Many idols of Lord Vishnu’s reincarnations are present in the temple.
Gurdwara Sikh Sahib
It is believed that this Gurudwara was visited by two of the most renowned Sikh Gurus- Guru Gobind Singh and Nanak Dev. The Gurudwara is over 200 years old, and attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year.
Hot Air Balloon festival
The International Balloon festival in Pushkar is a famous amongst tourists and locals alike. The festival usually takes place in the months of November and December during the Pushkar fair.
Savitri Mata temple
This temple located on a hilltop is famous for its scenic views and tough course. One can hike all the way up or take a cable car. The main idol of worship is the goddess Savitri, wife of Lord Brahma.
Pushkar Camel Fair
The annual Pushkar fair is famous all over and is attended by over 4,00,000 lakh people in a span of 14 days. The fair will commence this year from the 23rd of October and go on till the 4th of November.
The most vibrant marketplace in Pushkar, the Sarafa Bazaar is well known for its handicrafts, textiles and traditional jewelers. The market attracts foreigners, tourists and pilgrims alike.
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