Pushkar Lake is located in the town of Pushkar in Ajmer District of the Rajasthan state of western India. The beautiful Pushkar Lake is a sanctified spot, and considered as old as the creation, and has been a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus since time immemorial. It is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats, where devotees throng in large numbers to take a dip during the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.).
According to Padam Puran, the Hindu religious text, Lord Brahma was in search of suitable place for a Vedic yagna. While contemplating, a lotus fell down from his hand on the earth and water spurted from three places one of them was Pushkar and Brahma decided to perform his yagna over here. It is believed that this is also the site where the Sage Vishwamitra meditated for thousands of years.
Pushkar has with stood the test of time, and has been a mute witness to the procession of history from the time of Rama, the hero of the earliest Hindu Epic Ramayana, to Fa-Hien's accounts of Pushkar in 4th century AD., and to the time of Muslim invasion
The charming Pushkar Lake is a very beautiful tourist spot in Pushkar Rajasthan. Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan is a natural water body surrounded by hills and sand dunes and presents a perfect site for the annual religious celebrations. The famous cattle fair held in the month of October-November is held by the Pushkar Lake. Every year thousands of devotees throng the lake on the full moon day in the month of Kartik to take a holy dip in the lake. Pushkar fair held along the banks of Lake Pushkar, is well-known for its Camel trading and other attractive activities. Pushkar Lake is the eminent water body which has been successful in attracting tourists since long. Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan is also famous for its contribution in the local fairs and festivals. During the big local festivals the banks of the lake in Pushkar is adorned with earthen lamps, electric bulbs and so on. Pushkar Lake presents beautiful scenic view which matches the effervescence, vigor and brightness of traditional fairs and festivity.