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.
Beawar is a city in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan. It comes under Beawar Taluk and is Taluk headquarters as well. The cities nearest Beawar are Jaitaran (44 km), Nasirabad (50 km) and Ajmer (57 km). Beawar has a number of schools and colleges in the area so the population is fairly literate. Beawar also has a lot of places of tourist interest for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Beawar has a few good budget hotel options with all the facilities given at an affordable price. These include Hotel Jyoti Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Beawar B&B and Inns (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Beawar is Rajasthani. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
The important festivals of Beawar are the Hindu festivals of Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, Sri Rama Navami and others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Beawar. Pushkar is only 55 km away from Beawar by bus. Ajmer (58 km) is a famous religious site for devotees all over the country. Kishangarh is about 85 km away and easily accessible by bus.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Beawar is Jodhpur airport. The airport is located about 143 km away from the city.
Beawar Railway Station (1 km) connects the city to the rest of Rajasthan and beyond. It is a major destination where trains to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat and other places halt.
There are daily bus services to Bhilwara, Delhi and other places. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Laxmi Traveller, Shrinath Travels and others. Avail of bus ticket booking coupons through Ticketgoose.com and save your money when you travel.