Pushkar has the distinction of having the only Brahma temple in the world. The picturesque Pushkarlake is a sacred spot for Hindus.

Pushkar has the distinction of having the only Brahma temple in the world. The picturesque Pushkarlake is a sacred spot for Hindus.

Pushkar has the distinction of having the only Brahma temple in the world. The picturesque Pushkarlake is a sacred spot for Hindus.

During the month of Kartik (Oct/ Nov), devotees throng in large numbers to take a dip in the sacred lake.

During the month of Kartik (Oct/ Nov), devotees throng in large numbers to take a dip in the sacred lake.

During the month of Kartik (Oct/ Nov), devotees throng in large numbers to take a dip in the sacred lake.

The Pushkar Cattle Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world.

The Pushkar Cattle Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world.

The Pushkar Cattle Fair is one of the largest in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world.

During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camel and cattle for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival.

During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camel and cattle for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival.

During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camel and cattle for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival.

This small town, becomes a cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, 'sadhus' and tourists reach here during Pushkar fair.

This small town, becomes a cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, 'sadhus' and tourists reach here during Pushkar fair.

This small town, becomes a cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, 'sadhus' and tourists reach here during Pushkar fair.

The camel and cattle trading is at its peak during the first half of festival period.

The camel and cattle trading is at its peak during the first half of festival period.

During the later half, religious activities dominate the scenario. Devotees take dips in the holy "Sarovar" lake, as the sacred water is known to bestow salvation.

During the later half, religious activities dominate the scenario. Devotees take dips in the holy "Sarovar" lake, as the sacred water is known to bestow salvation.

During the later half, religious activities dominate the scenario. Devotees take dips in the holy "Sarovar" lake, as the sacred water is known to bestow salvation.

This small town is transformed into a spectacular fair ground, as rows of make shift stalls display an entire range of objects of art to daily utility stuff. Decoration items for cattle, camel and women, everything is sold together. Small handicraft items are the best bargain for buying souvenirs.

This small town is transformed into a spectacular fair ground, as rows of make shift stalls display an entire range of objects of art to daily utility stuff. Decoration items for cattle, camel and women, everything is sold together. Small handicraft items are the best bargain for buying souvenirs.

This small town is transformed into a spectacular fair ground, as rows of make shift stalls display an entire range of objects of art to daily utility stuff. Decoration items for cattle, camel and women, everything is sold together. Small handicraft items are the best bargain for buying souvenirs.

The camel and horse races have crowds to cheer. Camel judging competitions are quite popular with animal lovers. Each evening brings different folk dances and music of Rajasthan, performers delivering live shows to the roaring and applauding crowds.

The camel and horse races have crowds to cheer. Camel judging competitions are quite popular with animal lovers. Each evening brings different folk dances and music of Rajasthan, performers delivering live shows to the roaring and applauding crowds.

The camel and horse races have crowds to cheer. Camel judging competitions are quite popular with animal lovers. Each evening brings different folk dances and music of Rajasthan, performers delivering live shows to the roaring and applauding crowds.

Pushkar fair has its own magic and it's a lifetime experience for travelers. It has featured in numbers of travel shows, films and magazines. According to the Lonely Planet, "It's truly a feast for the eyes. If you are anywhere within striking distance at the time, it's an event not to be missed."

Pushkar fair has its own magic and it's a lifetime experience for travelers. It has featured in numbers of travel shows, films and magazines. According to the Lonely Planet, "It's truly a feast for the eyes. If you are anywhere within striking distance at the time, it's an event not to be missed."

Pushkar fair has its own magic and it's a lifetime experience for travelers. It has featured in numbers of travel shows, films and magazines. According to the Lonely Planet, "It's truly a feast for the eyes. If you are anywhere within striking distance at the time, it's an event not to be missed."

A short distance away from Pushkar is Ajmer. It is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Muslims as well as Hindus. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint KhwajaMoinuddinChisti, which is equally revered both by the Hindus and the Muslims. Ajmer is a centre of culture and education.