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Geographical facts about pushkar city

Pushkar City has developed around Lake Pushkar and falls in Ajmer District of Rajasthan. Aravalli Ranges, the oldest mountain ranges of India surrounds it from all sides. The Nag Parbat or Nag Ranges of Aravalli Hills separate Pushkar Lake from Ajmer City. The Pushkar City is situated 650–856 metres (2,133–2,808 ft) AMSL. Pushkar Valley is formed between ranges of Aravalli Hills. Pushkar City has famous Pushkar Lake in its middle which is an artificial lake. Pushkar City is situated about 14 kms from Ajmer. Deserts are landmark of whole Rajasthan as well as of Pushkar City. Camels, Caravan and sand dunes are usual things to anyone who stays in Pushkar. The soil and topography in the catchment are predominantly sandy with very low water retention capacity. The land use pattern in the Pushkar valley that drains into the lake comprises 30% of the area under shifting sand dunes, 30% under hills (degraded and barren) and streams and 40% of the area is agricultural. City is agriculturally unfit and main livelihood source is tourism, tourists and tourist activities.

Climate :
The region experiences semi-arid climatic conditions with dry and hot summers and cool winters. Extreme temperatures are daily events for any desert. The summer months of May and June are the hottest, with a maximum temperature of around 46 °C (115 °F). During the winter months, the maximum mean temperature range is 25–10 °C (77–50 °F). Region gets rainfalls from South-East Monsoons. Rain mainly falls during a short spell of two months of July and August. The recorded average rainfall is 400–600 millimetres (16–24 in). Rainfall is also recorded some times during winter months of January and February. Strong winds helps in formation and shifting of sand dunes which makes landscape beautiful though climatically harsh. Barchans, crescent shaped sand dunes are also common in the region.

Water Resources :
Though deficit in rain water city has a well-developed lake, which isa good example of rain-water harvesting system. The Pushkar Lake drains an area of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq. mi). The lake has a water surface area of 22 hectares (54 acres). It is a perennial lake sourced by the monsoon rainfall. The depth of water in the lake varies from season to season. Generally it is 8–10 metres (26–33 ft.). The total storage capacity of the lake is 0.79 million cubic metres (1.03 million cu.yd.). As the lake periphery is encircled by 52 ghats of various sizes, the surface water flow from the catchment into the lake is channelled through a series of arches under a foot bridge, which is 110 metres (360 ft.) long at the southern end. River Luni is another is another source of water which is a seasonal river and dries up in summers.

Natural Vegetation and wildlife :
Like all other deserts Pushkar city also has desert animals and desert vegetation. Cacti, tamarind, acacia are commonly found plants besides some wild and seasonal vegetation. Some flowers and plants grow when it rains and dries up soon after. Animals are almost nocturnal except some big animals like camels and cattle. Poisonous snakes and rats are common to be seen. Mongoose and other reptiles are seen now and then. Pushkar Lake has some varieties of fish which die when water dips into the lake due to lack of oxygen.

Demography of Pushkar :
The Pushkar city is divided into 20 wards. The Pushkar Municipality has population of 21,626 of which 11,335 are males while 10,291 are females as per report released by Census of India 2011.

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