Starting with a one-day trip- Jaipur Pushkar is appropriate 133km and a journey of 3 hours by road
Pushkar is famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) featuring a trading fete of cattle, horses, and camels. It is held over seven days in autumn marking Kartika Purnima according to the Hindu calendar (Kartik (month), October, or November). It attracts nearly 200,000 people.
Pushkar is very famous for handicraft items made from wood, stone, enamel, ivory, and others. You can also find many pottery items, paintings, and others. There are also handicraft-based fashion items like bags, accessories, and others.
In the present day and age, it has become a popular weekend getaway for people, especially the youth living in nearby cities like -Jaipur, Ajmer, Delhi, etc. for its many offerings of recreational activities like – boating on the lake, camel safaris, camping and hikes, cable-car rides, shopping for local handicrafts, among more. Along with the alluring points of interest like – the Rose Garden, Mertha, Pushkar Bazaar, Varaha Ghat, etc. that are worth exploring during a short rendezvous. Moreover, It has primarily been famed for its annual ‘Pushkar Mela’ which is a Cattle Fair organized during the month of ‘Karthik’ (October/November) for five days. It is the biggest and grandest celebration in the town where thousands of locals and tourists gather to savor rides, folk performances, shows, and the most important event of all – the trading of numerous cattle, horses, and camels from distinct parts of the country. The two prominent Hindu festivals – Holi and Diwali are also celebrated with much penchant and glee, making it one of the unmissable sightings. The city also attracts tourists for the Brahma Temple Darshan which is another must-visit beautiful place for tourists.
The tourism in Pushkar is thriving, which has led to the residents, along with many high-end brands and industries developing a commercial aspect. Because of this, one can find an array of hotels and resorts, quaint cafes and eateries serving international cuisines, and other modern facilities. All ranging from modestly priced for the budgeted guests to the 5-star luxurious ones for the big spenders. Thus, Pushkar is that one city that welcomes one and all with open arms and offers an experience unlike any other. And although the city brims with trotters all year long, it is the time from October till March that fits best for one to plan a short excursion to fully take in the beauty, merrymaking, and ambient surroundings.