Pushkar is only 11 kilometers away from Ajmer. It is bordered by the Snake Mountain and Nag Pahar and is situated at the rim of the Thar Desert. Pushkar is one of the five Dhams, which are meant to be sacred.
According to the Hindu Mythology, Lord Brahma performed a Vedic yagna in Pushkar while looking for a place on the earth. It is the only place that has a Brahma temple. It is sometimes called the Gayatri Dham as it is said to be the source of the Gayatri Mantra.
The major attraction of Pushkar is the Pushkar camel fair that is celebrated on every full moon day of Karthik. The people from the village and the neighboring places gather and get almost 50,000 herds with them. This fair goes on for seven days.
Some of the activities that take place are the camel safari, and the various races along with the main festival. People along with their herds gather around the lake to take a dip in the holy waters.
In the late hours of the day, the ritual called as Deepdaan creates a mesmerizing effect. Following this, folk programs and dramas along with traditional folk music performances and dances are organized in the night.
The fair attracts tourists from all around the world. Some of the activities in which the tourists can take part are the camel safaris and the various traditional shows. The fair ground is full of stalls that display an array of beautifully decorated items.