Located at a distance of 20 min drive from Ajmer, Pushkar is known for a number of surprises. The beautiful Pushkar Lake has an enchanted aura that makes every travellers fall in love with the town. The Holy Brahma Temple offers peace to the devotees who visit here for the blessings of the creator of the universe. The Gayatri and Savitri temples here are a beautiful example of architecture in ancient India.
With so much to experience, Pushkar attracts a number of travellers from the backpacking community to explore this wonderful town. Small and beautiful guest houses, cafes offering international snacks and cheap meals and street shops make Pushkar a place worth spending some days.
The thriving street culture is perfect for photographers to test their camera and how good they are with it. A photographer can spend hours exploring narrow winding lanes filled with blue-tinged whitewashed houses and street filled with small shops of vibrant jholas, kurtas, and bangles.
One of the gems from the streets of Pushkar is Kikkaso Museum. Kikkaso the artist is a well-known personality of Pushkar town and is famous for the artworks that he puts on exhibition.
Kikkaso is a turban-clad Sikh whose distinct looks are easily identifiable. He has been painting since 1970, before which he had a job in Army where he served between the year 1972-1978. Kikkaso museum was started in the year 2000 with the aim of bringing his passion right in the front of the world.
Kikkaso Museum is nothing but a small establishment on the corner of a street where the artworks are put on display. According to his past interview, Kikkaso never took a formal training for art and whatever he has learned is a product of meditation and personal expertise.
The photographers and the culture seekers, who visit Pushkar, usually keep themselves limited to the street side shops, local sadhus and the annual camel fair which is considered the biggest in India. Kikkaso Museum is one of the unique and offbeat places in Pushkar that one needs to keep in their travel itinerary.
Apart from Kikkaso Museum, Pushkar has a lot of extravagant spots perfect for photography enthusiasts. Some of these places are –
Kikkaso Museum is one of the highlights of Pushkar’s famous street culture. Kikkaso Museum Pushkar is unique and one of its kind. By visiting here, you’ll be supporting a local artist and encouraging them to work more.
Timing – 8 AM to 5 PM (Depends on the season)
Location – Pushkar Market
Distance – 200 meter from Brahma Temple
Commute – Walking
Tickets – None
Thomas Cook’s luxury Pushkar packages take you across some of the prime destinations of the town including Kikkaso Museum, Varaha Temple, Brahma Temple, Savitri Temple, Man Mahal, Desert and Pushkar Lake. With a holistic approach providing you a taste of Rajasthani hospitality, Thomas Cook ensures that your trip is a refreshing experience.