The lake surrounded by many temples, most of them white washed, is one of the most sacred sites for Hindus. Pilgrims come from everywhere during the full moon phase of Nov month with the belief that their impurities shall be washed away.
Pushkar is also famous for its annual camel fair, which occurs during the auspicious month of Nov. Camel races happen,aggressively supported by gamblers.
The priests here are aggressive to perform rituals, sometimes asking too much money. Be on guard for this.
During British rule crocodiles used to be found in the lake. The British shifted them to a nearby reservoir though not many are found there.
Camel fair time can be overwhelming as it attracts a huge number of tourists. Eventhough Pushkar has gone commercial, still the spontaniety of meeting the locals can be very fulfilling.
There are more than five hundred temples in Pushkar but the pride of the town is its Brahma's temple. Brahma has only one temple in the whole world dedicated to him and it is at Pushkar.
For the uninitiated, Brahma is the part of the Hindu trinity of Gods: Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer), Shiva (the