The rose garden of Rajasthan
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Hindi, Rajasthani (five regional dialects), English
1 Days
November to March.
Jaipur International Airport
28℃ to 36℃

Pushkar Tourism

Situated at a distance of 150 oms from Jaipur, Pushkar is an ancient pilgrimage town in the district of Ajmer on Rajasthan. Located in the centre-east part of Rajasthan, to the west of beautiful Aravalli range of Mountains, with temples and Ghats built around 18th Century, Pushkar is a beautiful and serene pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sikhs. Located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, this sacred city is famous for Pushkar temples and significant for its Gurdwaras for Guru Nanak and Guru Gogind Singh.  The city of Pushkar is home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. Hindus consider the journey to Pushkar to be the ultimate pilgrimage that should be taken to attain salvation.

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The major tourist attractions of the city include the Brahma temple, Varaha temple, Savitri temple, Singh Sabha Gurudwara famous for their mythical history and architectural marvel. Situated at a height of 510m, surrounded by hillocks on all three sides, Pushkar is known as ‘the Rose garden of Rajasthan’ with the essence of Rose exported all over the world. The ancient city of Pushkar is known for its Camel Fair featuring a trading fete of cattle, horses and camels attracting millions of domestic and international tourists from all over the world.

How to reach

Pushkar is well connected to other parts of the country by road and rail.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport to Pushkar is in Jaipur, which is 140 kilometres away. The airport is well-connected to major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata.

How to Reach by Train

The Ajmer station nearby is closest and connected to all the major cities of Rajasthan. The Shatabdi and Pink City Express are best trains to travel in to and from Ajmer and Delhi.

How to Reach by Bus

Buses from Delhi to Ajmer and further to Pushkar are easily available. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs deluxe and semi-deluxe buses (both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned) connecting Ajmer to nearby cities. There are buses plying between Pushkar and Ajmer (30mins), Jaipur (3hours), Udaipur (6hours)

How to Reach by Road

Pushkar is well connected to the National highways of Rajasthan as well as the rest of India. You can drive by road from Ajmer to Pushkar - Approx. 15 Km (24 min via NH69). If you are in for much longer drives then, you can always drive from Jaipur to Pushkar - Approx. 143 Km (2h 12 min via NH8), Jodhpur to Pushkar- Approx. 186 Km (3h 12 min via NH 89 and RJ SH 21), Bikaner to Pushkar - Approx. 250 Km (4h 25 min via NH89) and Delhi to Pushkar - Approx. 400 Km (6h 18min via NH8).

How to travel within

Being a small town, Pushkar can be easily explored while walking. You can also lend bikes for Rs 200 - 300/ day to travel around in Pushkar.

Local Cuisine

Pushkar is famous for its delicious Rajasthani Cuisine. Once in Pushkar one can taste various varieties of vegetarian food. Being a famous Hindu pilgrimage destination, drinking alcohol and eating non-vegetarian food is strictly prohibited here. But you can devour all the mouth-watering delicacies, Rajput dishes and Rajasthani Thali.

Some of the Best restaurants in Pushkar are:

 

·        Ganga Laffa & Felafel Restaurant
·        Pawan Restaurant
·        Cafe Nature's Blessing
·        La Pizzeria
·        The Laughing Buddha Café
·        Honey & Spice
·        Nirvana cafe and pizzeria
·        Baba Restaurant
·        Sunset Café
·        The Funky Monkey Café
·        Om Shiva Garden Restaurant

Pushkar Itinerary

Day 1:

Start early morning from Ajmer or Jaipur and reach Pushkar. After settling in, you can head out to explore the Pushkar Lake and then proceed to see the  Ranga temple, Varaha temple and Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque and later visit the Brahma temple and spent the evening. Spent the night.

Day 2:

Early morning hike to the Savitri temple to enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise. if you are visiting at the time of Cattle fair you can spend the day roaming around the fairgrounds. or you could drive to the city of Merta and spent the day. Later on returning back to Ajmer or Jaipur.

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