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Pushkar India

Pushkar is a small city located in the Ajmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is known for its picturesque lake, colorful bazaars, and the annual Pushkar Camel Fair.

The Pushkar Lake is considered to be one of the most sacred lakes in India and is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. Pilgrims come from all over the country to take a dip in the lake, which is said to wash away their sins. The lake is surrounded by 52 ghats (flight of steps leading to the water) where people take a dip and perform their religious rituals.

Pushkar is also famous for its vibrant bazaars where one can find a wide variety of handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry. The most famous market is the Pushkar Bazaar, which is held every year during the Pushkar Camel Fair. Visitors can also find a good selection of traditional Rajasthani clothing and souvenirs.

The Pushkar Camel Fair is held annually in the month of November and is one of the largest fairs of its kind in the world. It is a five-day event that attracts more than 50,000 camels, horses, and cattle. Visitors can witness the trading of camels, horse and cattle, camel races, and a variety of cultural programs.

Pushkar is also known for its many temples, including the Brahma Temple, which is one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world. The Savitri Temple and the Rangji Temple are also popular tourist attractions.

Pushkar can be reached by road, rail, and air. The nearest airport is located in Jaipur, about 145 km away. The city also has a good network of buses and trains that connect it to other major cities in Rajasthan.

In conclusion, Pushkar is a must-visit destination for tourists interested in culture, tradition, and history. The beautiful lake, colorful bazaars, and annual Camel Fair make it a unique and fascinating place to explore.

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