Historically also, Pushkar is very important. It has its share of being the 'one of the cities of great strategic importance’ and was won by Mehmud Ghajnavi on one of his periodic incursions from Afghanistan. Later, Pushkar was captured by the Moguls. It is said that it was here the British established contacts with the Moguls for the first time. In 1616, Pushkar attended the meeting of Sir Thomas Roe with Mughal ruler Jehangir. Pushkar finally fell into the bosom of Scindias until he arrived in the hands of British in 1818. The British preferred to keep Pushkar directly under their control rather than let it remain within the framework of a princely state.
Pushkar owes much of its beauty to the beautiful hills that surround it and 'Nag Pahar' which forms a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. According to Hindu mythology, all gods visit Pushkar for five days in a year to bless devotees and absolve them of their sins. There are many legends associated with the origin of Pushkar and the Pushkar fair, but they have one thing in common. They are all associated with Brahma. A visit to the Pushkar Fair is an experience of a lifetime.
Pushkar famous for its religious rites and rustic landscape attracts a swathe of travelers. Temple of Lord Brahma, Pushkar Lake and once in year Pushkar Fair are the must see things during Pushkar tour. Every Pushkar tour comprises a visit to Pushkar Lake. The Holy Lake of Pushkar is an attraction in itself in Pushkar and is of immense importance for the followers of Hinduism. The lake is surrounded by 52 ghats, teeming with tourists and consecrates. Most of the ghats are 300 years old and have countless little temples. Pushkar is called the city of temples. The small town of Pushkar houses more than 500 temples. The temple of Brahma attracts attention because of its unique presence. Not only the Hindus, but also the Sikh & Jain communities also come here to perform puja. Do watch during Pushkar tour people performing religious rituals. Pushkar today is almost synonymous with Pushkar Fair (Mela). The Pushkar Fair, held annually in Pushkar around October -November (Kartik month of the Hindus).