Every November the sleepy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colours and a frenzied burst of activity. Very few, if at all any fairs in the world can match the liveliness of Pushkar. Most people associate the Pushkar Fair with the world's largest camel fair. But it is much more than that. It is an occasion for villagers from far and near to gather together and enjoy a welcome break from their harsh life in a desert in dazzling style and colours. It is an occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake and pay obeisance as the only temple in the world of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the Universe.
How to Reach
By Air: Jaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of 145 km. There are regular flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, and Aurangabad from this airport.
By Bus: Pushkar is connected to Ajmer by road, which is around 11 km away. Buses in most cases leave Ajmer in the morning from Daulatabad Bus Stand. Jeeps and taxis are also available but on a fairly higher cost. Distances from Pushkar to the major cities in Rajasthan and India are Delhi 403 km, Jaipur 145 km, Udaipur 289 km, Mumbai 285, Agra 377, Jodhpur 214, and Chennai 1992.
By Train: Nearest railway station is Ajmer with direct trains for Jaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and other major destinations in the region. There are faster trains like Shatabdi Express who connect the Ajmer with Delhi.