In and Around Pushkar
Although Pushkar is a small city in Rajasthan, but has a good potential to attract the travelers round the year (not only during its famous Pushkar Cattle Fair). Tourist could actually enjoy this small city and its surrounding exploring the local villages, markets and places of interest. Also the people out here in entire Rajasthan are so courteous and friendly which is an added advantage. Come Explore Pushkar and its surrounding with us !
Tourist Attraction with in Pushkar :
Savitri Temple : This temple that is located at the top of the Ratnagiri Hill is dedicated to Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma. The temple houses a statue of Goddess Savitri.
Pushkar Lake : The prime attraction of Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake which is considered sacred like the Mansarovar Lake in Tibet. Pushkar has become a place of Hindu pilgrimage because of this holy lake. Legend has it that this lake was consecrated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe when a lotus dropped from his hand into the vale and a lake emerged in that place.
Old Pushkar : Old Pushkar lake is rebuilt and is located around 5 km from Pushkar lake. According to the ancient texts, Old Pushkar has equal cultural and religious significance for the pilgrims.
Brahma Temple : The most important temple in Pushkar is the Temple of Lord Brahma, one of the holy trinity of Hinduism. In fact it is the only Hindu shrine in the world where Lord Brahma is worshipped. The temple enshrines a life-size idol of Lord Brahma.
Rangji temple : This is a Vishnu temple built in south Indian style.
Chamunda temple : This is one of the 51 Shakti peeths. It is also known as Manibandh.
Panchkund Shiva temple : It is around 2-3 kms from the pushkar lake. The shiva temple is said to have been built by Pancha pandavas.
Other destinations of Interest Around Pushkar :
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