Pushkar is a sacred town
for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to the
North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy,
lakeside settlement so captivated the great
Indian poet, Kalidas,that it found a place in
his classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great
Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana make
references to this religious place regarded to
be Adi Tiratha. Evidence points to its having
existed during the fourth century B.C. lake in
the inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no
less than a miracle.
The well-known and marked with largest
participation of all the festivals of Rajasthan,
Pushkar is an important pilgrimage as
well as the venue of a mammoth cattle fair.
Bazaars, auctions, music and sports are
highlight of this event. Recommended.