RAJASTHAN HERITAGE TOURS

Rajasthan is one of the 26 states that, along, with seven union territories forms the republic of India. Located in the north-west, it shares its borders with Punjab, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and and Gujarat and an international borders with Pakistan. 
RAJASTHAN TOURS
Complete Rajasthan Tours
Duration- 9N/10Days
Golden Triangle Tours
Duration- 2N/3Days
Golden Triangle Tours
Duration- 4N/5Days
Exotic Rajaputana Tours
Duration- 14N/15Days
Rajasthan Palaces Tours
Duration- 17N/18Days
The Sanctuary Experience
Duration- 4N/5Days
Pushkar Fair Tours
Duration- 2N/3Days
Nagaur & Desert Festival
Duration- 5N/6Days
The Royal Kitchen
Duration- 7N/8Days
Village Tourism & Heritage
Duration- 5N/6Days
Village Tourism in the Desert
Duration- 5N/6Days
Rural Paradise Tours
Duration- 22N/23Days
Elephant Safari Tours
Duration- 4N/5Days
Camel Safari Tours
Duration- 7N/8Days
Jeep Safari Tours
Duration- 4N/5Days
Palace on Wheels Tours
Duration- 7N/8Days
Religious Rajasthan Yatra
Duration- 12N/13Days
RAJASTHAN TOURISM
 Introduction
 Rajasthan Cites Tours
 Architectural Heritage
 Natural Heritage
 Fairs and Festivals
 Shopper's Paradise
 Rajasthani Cuisine
 Palace on Wheels
 Village Tours & Agriculture
 Camel Safari
 Elephant Safari
 Horse Safari
 Jeep Safari
 Yoga, Nature Cure and
 Meditation Centres
 Heritage Hotels
 Hotels in Rajasthan
 Religious & Pilgrimages
 Nature of Eco -Wildlife

PUSHKAR INFORMATION


One of the most sacred lakers in india is that of pushkar, which is only rivalled by the lake of Mansourwar, in Tibet. It is situated in a narrow valley surrounded by immense mounds of shifting sand; and a few isolated peaks stand out on its borders with great effect. Its form is nearly a perfect oval, and at its southern extremity it empties itself by a narrow canal into an immense marsh. The origin of this lake is attributed to Lord Brahma. 

 The story goes that the god, wishing to celebrate sacrifice of Yug, stopped for that purpose in the valley, having first placed genii at the entrance of all passes to keep off the evil spirits. Just as he was going to perform the cermony, he perceived that his wife Saraswati had not accompanied him; and, as the presence of a woman is necessary, he employed one of the Apsaras. Saraswati was so grieved at this infidelity that she hid herself in the mountains to weep, and was transformed into a fountain. Several centuries after, one of the Purihara Kings of Mundore lost his way while hunting, and, feeling healed of a disease previously incurable, and recognised the miraculous property of the spring. Shortly afterwards he returned, and had a basin dug out to receive the waters, which now from the lake of pushkar.

This lake soon become a favourite resort of pilgrims, and during the midlle Ags temples and cenotaphs. Gradually quite a town of relegious buildings sprang up, peopled by Brahmins. The wealthy pilgrims from all parts of India brought untold riches to Pushkar, and the princes spared no expense to enrich the holy inhabitations of the sacred town. Padma Purana, elaborately describes the origin and importance of this lake. It says that Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, was once contemplating to locate a suitable spot on earth to perform a 'Yajna' (sacrificial ritual), the lotus fell from his hand and rebounding, struck the earth at three places within a circuit of kms. Water issued forth, from all the three places and the Creator called all the three as Pushkar (lotus) distinguishing them as 'Jyeshtha' (elder), 'Madhya' (central) and 'Kanishtha' (younger).

The festivity advances to the open sandspreads of the Polo Grounds, followed by camel races, camel milking, fur cutting design, the best breed competition, camel acrobatics, camel bands and watching all this, are the gaping spectators. The camel display amazing foot-work, dancing gracefully to the slightest direction of their riders.

Colourful bridles, bejeweled necks, jingling anklets and long, lanky camel shadows on dusky sands, cast a magic spell. The jubilant, skirt-swirling Gair dancers, the awe inspiring Fire dance, and dazzling fire-works light up the fortified desert city of Bikaner.

According to mythology, he performed the 'Yajna' at Jyeshtha Pushkar from Kartik Shukla Ekadashi to Purnima. Lakhs of devotees assemble and bathe in the holy waters during this period of the year; but bathing on the last day which is the full moon (Purnima) day, confers special blessings. 

One of the major attractions in Pushkar is the Pushkar Fair the cattle fair is held here on this occasion, where other animals like camels and horses are also bought and sold. It is attended by people from far and wide.


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Introduction  -|- Rajasthan Cites Tours -|- Architectural Heritage  -|- Natural Heritage -|- Fairs and Festivals -|- Shopper's Paradise
 Rajasthani Cuisine  -|- Palace on Wheels -|-  Village Tours & Agriculture -|-  Camel Safari -|-  Elephant Safari -|-  Horse Safari
 Jeep Safari -|- Yoga, Nature Cure and -|-  Meditation Centres -|-  Heritage Hotels -|-  Hotels in Rajasthan -|-  Religious & Pilgrimages -|-  Nature of Eco -Wildlife