Pushkar Lake is considered one of the holiest lakes in India according to the Hindus. There are approximately 500 temples, big and small, located in the vicinity of the lake; the main being the Brahma Temple. The lake is surrounded by as many as 52 ghats (stairs leading to the water) which are thronged by the devotees and pilgrims. As per the Hindu belief a dip in the lake is supposed to purge the soul from all evils. Pushkar town lies in the cradle of Aravali mountain range and thus the tall Aravalis provide a magnificient background to the lake. It is a perennial lake sourced from monsoon and the catchment of Aravalis; whith an average depth of 8 meters.
History of Pushkar Lake
The history of Pushkar Lake dates back to 4th Century BC. Though the creation of Pushkar Lake as an artificial lake started in 12th century when a dam was built over the Luni river. Guru Govind Singh is said to have given sacred speech of the Guru Granth Sahib at the Bank of the Lake. The Rajput rulers of Amber, Bundi, Bikaner and Jaisalmer made great efforts to restore the importance of the lake and its surrounding temples. After that many kings of the Different area built ghats over the lake.
How to Reach Pushkar Lake
By Road: Pushkar Lake is located at the centre of Pushkar city. One can easily reach here by hiring taxi or bus from Ajmer.
By Rail: Pushkar Lake is well connected through nearest Ajmer Railway station ( 15 km) to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Ajmer, Pali, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: Pushkar Lake can be reach through nearest Jaipur Airport (148 Km) which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai.