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.
Himmatnagar is a town in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. It lies on the bank of the Hathmati river and is 68 km from Barmer and 487 km from Jaipur. It was named after the king, Himmat Singh. The local cuisine is said to be delicious and includes Daal Baati and Gujarati Thali. The economy of this place largely deals with the manufacturing of ceramic tiles and dairy products.
Places to Stay
Economical hotels to stay in are Hotel Payal (tariff Rs. 500), Ekta Hotel (tariff Rs. 600 onwards), Hotel Landmark (tariff Rs. 1,200) and Hotel Sunrise Grand (tariff Rs. 1,500.)
The languages spoken in Himmatnagar are Rajasthani, Hindi and English.
Festivals celebrated in Himmatnagar are Makar Sankranti, Holi, Diwali and Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi and Eid-ul-fitr.
Places of Interest
Himmatnagar has numerous temples and a very famous fort known as the Maharaja Himmat Singh Fort. The temples include the Jain Temple and the Bholeshwar Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur airport which is 154 km away.
Himmatnagar has no railway station. The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur railway station which is 152 km away.The Udaipur-Ahmedabad Express (19943), the Ajmer Express (12989) and the Mewar Express (12963) are some trains that go to and from cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi and other nearby towns.
There are private bus services provided by operators such as Shree Parshavanath Travels and Shrinath Travels to travel to Ahmedabad, Ankleshwar and Aurangabad. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.