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has an immense hidden potential as a tourist destination:
. Pushkar is "THE PARAM TIRATHSTAN" ( Supreme Pilgrimage Centre ) no pilgrimage is complete without a bath in the Pushkar Lake.
. Pushkar is " THE GAYATRI DHAM". The source of the supremely spiritual "Gayatri Mantra"
. The Pushkar fair is amongst the largest cattle fairs in the world.
. Amongst the oldest cities in India, with references in mythology and the Mahabharat
. Site of the only temple in the world dedicated to Brahma - the creator.
. The site of the holiest lake in the country.
. 52 bathing ghats, which are linked to the lunar calendar, enclose the lake. Each ghat has its own miraculous qualities and powers of healing.
. This city of temples has over 500 temples built over different eras with varied architectural styles.
. The rose garden of Rajasthan - the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported the world over.
. The most varied terrain in Rajasthan with sand, rock, hills, vegetation and lakes is ideal for adventure activities.
. Proximity to a number of heritage properties in the area.
. A number of fairs and festivals in Pushkar, especially on the new and full moon days.
. The Dargah of Khwaja Moin-Uddin-Chishti amongst the most sacred Muslims shrines is located at near by Ajmer.
. An opportunity to visit local villages still free from commercialization. Other factors that make Pushkar an attractive tourist destination are:
. Proximity to Delhi.
. Located on the main tourist circuit of Rajasthan, Jaipur - Jodhpur and Jaipur - Udaipur.
. Connected by the NH 8 road linking Delhi and Bombay.
. Ideally connected by rail - The Shatabdi connects Delhi to Ajmer.
. An ideal extension to the Golden Triangle itinerary i.e. Delhi - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi or alternately Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Delhi.
. A convenient start, mid or end point in an itinerary of Rajasthan.