Pushkar a small hamlet in Rajasthan is a vibrant part of the state which is famous for the annual event called Pushkar Mela. The town gets its name from the Sanskrit word for the blue lotus flower. Pushkar is situated around 18 Kilometres from Ajmer and is a place that attracts both domestic and foreign tourists. The Pushkar Mela attracts the largest gathering of tourists in Rajasthan. The small town is synonymous with the cattle and camel fair and is a unique experience indeed. The cool winds of the approaching winter, the golden sand dunes that reflect the various colours of the Sun in its various phases and the vibrantly dressed shopkeepers make the Pushkar an experience that one cannot easily forget.
The rural charm that is exuded by the locals in Pushkar is infectious. The Pushkar fair is a celebration of the local way of life. People from the area are as much a part of the tourist attraction as the place itself. The fair is an opportunity for people to forget their miseries and make merry. They break into songs and dances and also enjoy the cattle and camel races. Pushkar is also a town that is famous for its temples and sacred places. Pushkar is the only town in India that has a temple that is dedicated to Lord Bramha, the creator of the three worlds. Pushkar is one of the five sacred Dhams or religious centres and the Bramha temple is a famous attraction here.
Pushkar is also famous for the Pushkar Lake, and around 400 temples that are there in the area. The Pushkar Lake itself is considered to be very holy and has 52 bathing ghats around it. Of all the temples in Pushkar, the Bramha temple is the most important because it is the only temple in India where Lord Bramha is worshipped. The Rangaji temple in Pushkar is distinct because the temple has been constructed in the South Indian architectural style with 360 carved images. There are several other important temples in Pushkar like the Savithri Temple, Varaha Temple, Mahadeva Temple, Chamunda Temple, PanchKund Shiva Temple, Pap Mochini Temple and the Badri Narayan Temple.
We have designed a Pushkar Tourist package for you that will enable you to see the best that Pushkar and Ajmer has to offer. On the tour of Pushkar you will be seeing the Bramha Temple, the Pushkar Lake Palace as well as the attractions in Ajmer like the Dargah Sharif, a Sufi shrine dedicated to the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. So come with us on our Pushkar Ajmer tour Package and imbibe the divine nature of these two cities, Pushkar and Ajmer.
After your arrival at Jaipur Airport you will meet our Focuz Tours representative who will help you travel to Pushkar. Pushkar is located at a distance of 140 Kilometres from Jaipur and the journey will take you 3 hours. You will check into the hotel at Pushkar. Even though Ajmer falls enroute Pushkar has been chosen as a place to stay because of the better ambience that it provides. Pushkar is a very famous holy place in India and has several hundred temples; the most famous of them being the Bramha temple which is the only one in India. Since you will have the rest of the evening at your disposal you can leisurely visit the tourist attractions in Pushkar. You can visit the temples and even take a dip in the holy lake, a practice that is believed to wash away one’s sins. It is believed that the lake was formed when Lord Bramha dropped a lotus flower from his hands. Other attractions in Pushkar are the Pushkar Mela and the various temples in the temple town. You will be having dinner at the hotel where you will also be spending your night.
After an early breakfast you will be proceeding to Ajmer where you will be visiting the famous Dargah Sharif. It is situated at a distance of 15 Kilometres and will take you 30 minutes. Dargah Sharif is dedicated to the famous Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. The Dargah is considered to be a very holy place by people belonging to all religions who hold the Sufi saint in great reverence. The Khwaja Sahib is a living spirit who has enjoyed universal respect and devotion. The Dargah has a place in the history of Ajmer. There were several Mughal rulers who visited this Dargah and gave offerings to the saint. There is even record of the fact that Mohammad Bin Tughluq has visited the shrine in 1332. It is this tradition that makes the shrine one of the most important ones in the country. After your visit to the Dargah you can return to Pushkar. After your lunch you can explore the temple town of Pushkar even further and try to visit as many temples as the numerous temples. You will be having dinner at the hotel and also spending the night there.
After having a leisurely breakfast, you can explore Pushkar further. You could either visit more temples or just leisurely walk around the lake that the locals believe has been present since the time of the planet’s origin. If your visit is during the camel fair, you can see the amazing sight of thousands of camels. Pushkar is a lovely place to just stroll around and just take in the sights and smells. You could also do your shopping and buy clothes and souvenirs that will remind you of your time spent in Pushkar. Hikes up the Ratnagiri Hills could also be planned but it would be better if you do it on your second day. You could even take a camel ride around Pushkar. There are several activities and you only have to choose from them. Alas it is time to say goodbye to Pushkar and make your way back home. You will be taken to Jaipur, situated at a distance of 140 Kilometres and will take you 3 hours.