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Pushkar Lake

This is the holiest part of the Pushkar town in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan. This lake is surrounded by 52 ghats and over 500 beautiful temples and this proves how suitably it is known as the king of all pilgrimages. The history of the lake dates back to the 4th century but according to legendary tales it talks about a king of the 9th Century. The name of this Rajasthani King was Nahar Rao Parikar and he was out on a hunting safari and was thus chasing a boar to kill it when he came across this lake. As soon as he dipped his hands into it, he was astonished to find out that the marks of leukoderma on his hands had vanished. He thus, decided to restpre the lake and make it more glorious. It is also known that the 10th Sikh Guru, Govind Singh Ji read out the Guru Granth Sahib on the banks of this lake.
Jaiveer Yadav
Pushkar Lake is the holy pilgrimage spot of Pushkar and situated almost in the middle of the town. It has 52 ghats and 1001 small and big temples around it. Devotees pay homage to the lake and take a dip in it to purify themselves; some devotees even bathe a bit.Alert:-The lake has aggressive tout action. They attempt to sell tourists flowers or prayers. When you don’t give into their sway, they can curse you. They will tempt you by saying that you can donate according to your will, but once the prayer will be over, they will ask you for huge donations. My advice, do not fall prey to them. Not even if they offer free service.2. Gurudwara Singh Sabha Pushkar was visited by Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh. The shrine commemorating the former Guru's visit was formerly called Guru Nanak Dharmasala but is now known as Gurdwara Singh Sabha and functions as a branch of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Ajmer. The tourists must visit this place as it offers a calm holy ambience.3. Brahma Temple
This was the second day of my Ajmer-Pushkar trip that I went with my family. The Ajmer sight seeing was almost completed and we were tired.. The climate was wonderful because it was month of July. We enquired for the best mode of commute from Ajmer to Pushkar and a local fellow told us to opt for an auto. And ultimately it was the best choice. When you come from the internal chaos of the Ajmer city, the holiness and divinity fulfils the air. Although the roads were not smooth and there were kind of inclinations as well but the ride was worth taking.It was almost late evening when we reached Pushkar. Our stay was pre-booked so we just had our dinner and went straight to bed. The next morning, we got ready to explore Pushkar. However there are not many places of view but the ones that exist are fare enough to delve into the serenity of the holy place.Brahma Temple – Pushkar is famous specifically for world’s one and only Brahma temple. It was just a few meter walk from our stay to the temple. On the way to place of worship you will see a lot of handicraft, jewelry, footwear and daily utility shops. Before entering the mandir, you can take some prasaad offerings along with you. There is no photography allowed inside the premises and be ware there are langoors to snatch the prasaad from your hands.From the way back from temple, we stopped at a local food stall selling, kadhi kachori, samosa and jalebi. The breakwast was delicious. There are other options like poha and veg pakoda that you can opt for.Savitri temple – it was again a walking distance from the Brahma Temple to the Savitri temple. You can either reach the temple located at a distant height via rope way (affordable) or via trekking. The whole sight of Pushkar from the rope way cabin is breathtaking. The temple is not so well developed but worth visiting.Pushkar lake and other ghats – the sun was about to set when we returned back from the Savitri temple. It was aarti time at the pushkar lake. You can spend some time there and also visit the ghats for doing the auspicious ceremonies.The day went well and we enjoyed a lot. Infact there are many other places in Pushkar like Naga Pahar, Merta, Rose garden, Sarafa bazaar, Man Mahal and Kishangarh. You can pay a visit there if there are no time constraints unlike us.Suggestions for travelers – • The best time to visit Pushkar is after the month of June• There is not much cold in winter season too• Opt for the kadhi kachori and mix pakora, also you can try a variety of sweet lassi flavors
Shayaan Ahmad Noori
Pushkar was one place, that I had never been before and desperately wish to go since ages. Parking is a great issue here, somehow managed to park inside, thanks to a street hawker.
The spiritual Pushkar city tour is incomplete without the Pushkar lake and ghat that welcomes thousands of devotees.
@diti $rivastava
We didn't stay there because we have to go pushkar and Distance between ajmer shariff to Pushkar is only 14KM So you can enjoy till eve in the ajmer and after that you can go to the Pushkar and enjoy lake side view in late evening.PUSHKAR LAKE (history attached with this Lake)