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.
Bhim is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The village sits on the northern edge of the only semi-mountainous region of the state which also has the famous hill-station of Mount Abu in its midst. The nearest urban agglomeration is the city of Bhilwara at a distance of 99 km.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels one can look forward to in Bhilwara are Amit Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Bhagyodaya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Harsh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Shahpura Bagh (Tariff – Rs. 900) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places worth visiting in and around Bhilwara city are Kyara ke Balaji (a spontaneously appeared image of lord Hanuman on a rock), Harni Mahadev (consisting of a Shiva Lingam under a mountain) and Badnore Fort. However, Ajmer (106 km away)as a city has plenty of options, among which are the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti – a great Sufi saint, the Taragarh Fort, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Nareli Jain Temple and Lake Foysagar.
How to Get There
The Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 142 km.
Bhilwara Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 99 km.
Various state transport buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.