Features & Amenities
- Double AC Bed
- Attached Bathroom
- Satellite Television
- Hot & Cold Water
- Head Shower
- Private Sitting Area
- Modern Toiletries
- 2 Bottles of Mineral Water
Pushkar is one of the five sacred pilgrimage sites of Hindu devotees and remains active with some amazing wonders which will make your hair stand on end. Pushkar is a 2000 year old city and is world famous for “The Pushkar Camel Fair” which is held annually in November and “The Brahma temple” which is dedicated to Lord Brahma (Creator of the universe). In the month of November the population of the city rises from 15,000 to 500,000 all thanks to the Pushkar Camel Fair and thus November is the perfect month to visit Pushkar. Below I have shared some facts which will reveal how Pushkar is a unique destination in comparison to other cities in the world.
The Biggest Camel Fair in the world Globalization came to India in 1991 but the globe reached Pushkar as early as 1909 (Source - The Imperial Gazetteer of India). Pushkar Camel Fair has the presence of 50,000 camels with thousands of camel farmers, gypsies and musicians from deeper regions of Rajasthan and more than 200,000 global travellers. The Pushkar Camel Fair starts with buying and selling of camels & horses and by day 5 the mood starts to change towards celebration. Though the last day of the carnival is religious as it is the day of kartik purnima (Full Moon), day 5, 6, 7 & 8 are really interesting. In these 4 days one can enjoy the Camel Race, tribal dance to gypsy music, mustache competition and my favourite, the tug of war competition. The last day of the fair is pretty calm as all the local farmers and performers gather on the Pushkar Lake for a holy bath which is an ancient ritual which has been continued for around 2000 years. Every local and many travellers take the blessing of Brahma in the famous Brahma temple before heading back to their homes.
2000 year old Temple of Brahma There is a story behind the name of Pushkar. It is believed that Brahma dropped a lotus flower in a lake (Pushkar Lake) and the city of Pushkar came to existence. Since then Pushkar has become one of many homes of Brahma. As compared to other Hindu Gods Brahma has only 5 historic temples in the world and the most important one is in Pushkar. Though there isn’t any written history on Brahma temple it is considered to be 2000 years old and was even destroyed in 14th century by the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb as he wanted to turn whole India into an Islamic state. Though soon after Aurangzeb's death the local rulers and their disciples rebuilt the temple and brought it back to its glory.
Avtar Resort Pushkar is well connected by Rail, Road and Air.
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Features & Amenities