Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake
Vital Information for Visitors

Pushkar Lake, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Inflow Source:

River Luni

Open & Close:

Open on all days

Timings :

08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Entry Fees:



1- 2 Hours


A dip into Pushkar Lake is recommended for the Hindus.

Eleven kilometer to the west of Ajmer and separated from it by the Naga Pahar lies the sacred lake of Pushkar. It is one of the most sacred places of the Hindus in India, and hence it is called the king of the sacred places. No pilgrimage of the Hindu places is considered complete till the pilgrim bathes in the sacred waters of Pushkar. It is believed that unless a pilgrim had a dip in Pushkar Lake, the full benefit of visiting the other four principal holy places (Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Puri in Odisha, Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu and Dwaraka in Gujarat) cannot be realized by him. It is one of the oldest places in India, It is difficult to say when it came into existence, but as the legend runs, ‘Brahma, the creator of the Universe, is said to have founded it. Brahma was in search of a suitable place to perform a ‘yajna’. As he reflected, the lotus fell from his hand, which fell on three spots, known as the Superior Pushkar, the Middle Pushkar and the Smaller Pushkar. Brahma chose the first one. He resolved to perform the sacrifice at the Superior Pushkar. Brahma called the place where it fell, Pushkar or Padmavati after the lotus. This is perhaps the only place in the whole country with a temple of Brahma.

The Ramayana mentions Pushkar, and says that Sage Vishvamitra performed ‘tapa’ (penance) here. It further says that the Apsara Menaka came to Pushkar to bathe in its sacred waters. The Mahabharata, while laying down a program of Maharaja Yudhishthara’s travel, says, Maharaja after entering the Jungles of Sind, and crossing the small rivers in the way, should bathe in Pushkar. Some punch-marked coins have also been discovered at this place. From the Vaaman Puran, it is known that Prahlad, on his pilgrimage to holy places, visited ‘Pushkarayana’ and took bath in Pushkar Lake. Thus, up to the Gupta period, the sanctity of Pushkar town and Pushkar Lake remained as great as it is today.

The oval shaped lake has 52 ghats. In the month of Kartik of Indian calendar (October-November) a great fair is held here. This fair is worldwide famous as Pushkar Fair. Apart from the shrine of Brahma, there are hundreds of other shrines around Pushkar. Parvati Temple on a close-by hillock is an excursion.

Pushkar Tour Packages

 Majestic Rajasthan Tour

Majestic Rajasthan Tour

9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Delhi- Agra- Fatehpur Sikri- Abhaneri -Jaipur-Pushkar-Jodhpur-Ranakpur- Kumbhalgarh-Udaipur

Udaipur with Golden Triangle Tour From Ahmedabad

Udaipur with Golden Triangle Tour From Ahmedabad

6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination : Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri- Agra - New Delhi

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

18 Nights / 19 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa

Pushkar Fair Tour

Pushkar Fair Tour

4 Nights / 5 Days
Destination : Delhi-Pushkar

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