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.
A coastal town in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district, Devgad is also home to the biggest and oldest co-operative group of the mango farmers. Fishing is also practiced on a large scale basis here. The nearest major urban agglomeration close by is the city of Kolhapur at a distance of 138 km. Devgad is a must-visit place for beach-lovers.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Devgad. Among the finest being Parulekar’s Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 1,200). Some of the budget options you can try out in the neighbouring Tarkali (54 km north)are Siddhivinayak Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 500), Soham Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 900), Tarkarli Niwas (Tariff - Rs. 500), Visava (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of Devgad is Marathi. The other language widely spoken here is Hindi.
The important festivals of the region are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Devgad. Some of the places include Devgad Fort (16 km), the Sindhudurg, and Vijay durg forts. The beaches here have snorkelling, beach camps, and boat cruises as some major attractions.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Devgad is the Goa International Airport in Dabolim (178 km away).
The Nandgaon Road Railway Station is the closest to Devgad at a distance of 44 km.
There are daily bus services to Devgad from nearby major cities such as Kolhapur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Shree Kalbhairav Travels amongst many others. Get your tickets from online bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com and travel tension free.