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PushkarPushkar Fair is famous for a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator, here, every year, on the full moon of November, thousands of pilgrims gather to bathe in the sacred lake. This Occasion is also well - known for one of the largest cattle fair in Rajasthan - a riot of color, tradition, dance and costumes unparallel any where in India. People all over Rajasthan camp here with their cattle, mostly camels, horses for selling purpose, thus adding beauty to the fair, in addition to the many cultural shows and games held.

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Pushkar Tourist Attractions
Pushkar Fair
The famous Pushkar Fair is a great tourist attraction. People from around the globe come to the ancient religious town of Pushkar which is transformed into a spectacular fair ground in the month of Kartik. People bathe, worship and delight in the dazzling wares of roadside stalls. Camels are bought, sold, beautified, raced and parade.
Pushkar Lake
The pious Pushkar Lake, believed to have been created by the falling of lotus from the hand of Lord Brahma. It is considered to be as old as the creation. The lake is considered as one of the most sacred spots, and believed that one dip in the waters of lake on Kartika Poornima is equivalent to performing yagnas for several hundred years.
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Weekend Getaways Around Pushkar
Ajmer is 14 kms away from Pushkar. The city of Ajmer is famous as a pilgrim place. It houses the Dargah or tomb of the popular 13th century, Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Millions of pilgrims from all over the world throng Ajmer to attend the death anniversary of the great saint every year.
Jaipur is 131 kms from Pushkar. Brave-hearted Rajput Rulers ruled over the Golden Desert Land for years and they left their marks in the form of spectacular architectural buildings, which today narrates the stories of that Great Golden era of Rajput rule.
Kishangarh is 27 kms north east of Pushkar and was founded by Kishan Singh a Rathore Prince. In the 18th century it acclaimed fame as one of the finest schools of miniatures paintings. Though a smaller school with a much shorter duration it had a more refined style.
Tilonia is a small town 25 kms from Pushkar near Ajmer. Barefoot college inspires this town, which began in 1972 with the conviction that solutions to rural problems lie within the community.
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