Pushkar

Pushkar is one of the most important and oldest pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sikhs. It lies on the western side of the Aravalli mountains. A well constructed road connects Pushkar to Ajmer which is 10 kms away. Old bazaars, narrow roads and the continuous hum of hymns punctuated by an occasional bell chime give this town a mystical aura.

Waters of the sacred Pushkar Lake are believed to cleanse a person of their bad deeds. The Brahma Temple is located close to the Pushkar Sarovar. It is one of the very few temples in India dedicated to Brahma. It is made of stone with a floor of marble. The red shikara crowning the temple is its most defining feature. These holy places are thronged by Hindu devotees from around the world especially during the Pushkar mela. This annual event also has a the famous Pushkar camel fair. Many interesting competitions also take place during this time such as camel races, longest moustache competition, songs and dances.

Pataleshwar Temple, Raghunath Mandir, Varaha temple and Savitri temple are other notable places of worship in the city. Each temple is known for its distinct architecture and stone work. Camel or Jeep safaris let one explore the surrounding rural areas. Other activities to do here are ziplining, paintball, hot air ballooning and desert camping.