Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for its shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer was founded in the late 7th century A.D. by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan of Chauhan dynasty. Ajmer has evolved as a manufacturing and trade centre for cotton, woollen textiles, leather, shoes, hosiery, and pharmaceutical products. Poultry is a major source of livelihood for farmers here. The place is well known for its Mayo College that was founded by the British. Ajmer is well connected through rail and road.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ajmer. Some of them are Sagar Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900 onwards), Sahil Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Gulab Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), Ajmeru Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards).
The official language of Ajmer is Rajasthani. The other languages spoken here are Hindi and English.
The important event of Ajmer is Urs festival held in May.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ajmer. Some of the places include Anasagar Lake (4.3 km), Foy Sagar Lake (8.4 km), Pushkar Lake (14.7 km), and Kishangarh (34.6 km).
How to Get There
Jaipur International Airport is the closest to Ajmer and sits approximately 137 km away.
The nearest Railway Station is at Ajmer which is about 2 km away.
There are bus services to Ajmer from Jaipur, Delhi, Surat, Ahmedabad and other major cities. Rishabh Travels and Kalpana Travels offer good bus services. Get bus ticket online offer to your favourite destination through Ticketgoose
Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated 14 km northwest of Ajmer and is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout Hindus. It is often called "Tirth Raj" – the king of pilgrimage sites. Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. The date of its actual founding is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake.
Places to Stay
Some of the good budget hotels in Pushkar are Hotel Goyal Inn (Tariff - Rs.850), Hotel Hill View (Tariff - Rs.950), Hotel Oasis Pushkar Tariff - Rs.500), and Hotel New Park (Tariff - Rs.1250).
Hindi is the official language in Pushkar.
Pushkar, with more than 12 local fairs and festivals of 10–15 days duration is a year round destination. Some of the popular fairs are Pushkar Fair (November), Nagaur Fair (February) , Tejaji fair ( August), Pushkar Camel Fair ( November)
Places to Visit
Some of the prominent places to see Pushkar include The Pushkar Lake (1kms) , The Brahma temple ( 1 kms), Apteshwar Mahadev temple ( 500 meters) and Savitri temple ( 2kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Pushkar is Sanganer Airport at Jaipur (146 kms).
Pushkar has a railway station that started operations in January 2012 and connects to the nearest large railway station, Ajmer. Ajmer railway station is the nearest railhead to Pushkar.
Pushkar is 11 kms from main Ajmer bus stand. Rajasthan Roadways runs very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience to passengers traveling to Pushkar include Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC), Shri Rishabh Travels Delhi, Shrinath Travel Agency and Parshwanath Travels Ahmedabad and Kalpana Travels Pvt.Ltd. To make use of cheap bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com book your tickets in advance.