One of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar is also known as the “The Lotus Flower”. Visited from people from around the world, especially Hindu devotees, Pushkar is known for its mystical charm and vintage glory. Here are some lesser known facts about Pushkar that will fascinate you and make you want to travel to the town again.
First and oldest city of the Thar – The city Pushkar is believed to be over 2000 years old, making it the first desert city of Thar. Thar Desert is the 18th largest desert region in the world.
Oldest Brahma Temple in India – Around 2000 years old, it is believed that Lord Brahma dropped a lotus flower and the Pushkar Lake was formed.
The Biggest Camel Fair in the world – A cattle trade fair is held every year in Pushkar during the time of Kartik Poornima, it is one of the biggest in the world.
The famous rose Scent of Pushkar – Products made of roses like, gulkand, rose water, incense, scent oil are famous take aways from Pushkar. The foreigners who visit the city mainly look forward to the same.
500 Temples and called Town of Temples – An epitome of divinity, spirituality and nature’s diversity, Pushkar is a holy city that hosts around 500 temples, making it an important Hindu pilgrimage centre.
Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 Ghats – No pilgrimage of Hindu pilgrim is complete till a Holy Dip in Pushkar Lake. Around 200,000 global travelers visit every year.
There’s a lot more to this oasis town for tourists to explore like its bazaars, small cafes that offer a a variety of cuisines, cheerful people dressed in vibrant dresses, musicians playing Ravanhatha, Kalbelia ladies and much more.
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