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Pushkar one of the oldest continuosly inhabited cities in India

Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern Indian state of Rajasthan. It’s set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe.


  1. Pushkar is mentioned in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas
  2. The town is mentioned in many texts dated to the 1st millennium
  3. The region finds mention in Mohammad Ghori 1192 CE conquest related records, in the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan
  4.  It was regained by Rajput Hindus under the Chauhan of Ranthambhor in 1287, but regained by Delhi Sultanate in 1301 and remained in Muslim control for many centuries
  5. In 1801, Pushkar came under the British rule and remained a part of the British Empire till 1947

Activities for tourists

  1. Visit Camel fair
  2. Visit Brahma temple
  3. Hike Savitri temple
  4. Ride through Thar desert
  5. Watch evening Aarti

How to reach there


The nearest airport to Pushkar is in Jaipur, which is 140 kilometres away. The airport is well-connected to major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, kolkata.


Ajmer railway station 30 mintes away is the nearest railway station.The Ajmer railway station is well-connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bhopal, and Bangalore.

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Jaipur (140 kms away)
  2. Ajmer (15 kms away)
  3. Jhodpur ( 184 kms awy)
  4. Merta ( 55kms away)
  5. Kishangarh ( 32 kms away)

Some hotels in Pushkar for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

The Paramount Resort, Pushkarhttps://www.theparamountresorts.com/index.php

Hotel Pushkar Heritagehttp://www.pushkarheritage.com/

Moustache Pushkarhttps://www.moustachehostel.com/

Zostel Pushkar https://www.zostel.com/zostel/Pushkar/

Hotel vamdev fort http://www.hotelvamdevfort.com/


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