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.
Kankroli is located in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan. It is a place of immense attraction for tourists because of the remarkable Lake Rajsamand built by Maharaja Rajsingh and the temple of Dwarikadheesh. Kankroli is the main city of Rajsamand and is 2 km away from Rajnagar. It is connected to the NH 8 Udaipur-Ajmer highway.
Places to Stay
Comfortable accommodation facilities can be availed at hotels like Darbar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Somco Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Mewari is mostly spoken but people also communicate in Hindi.
Janmashtami is a festival celebrated with much enthusiasm. Another major attraction is Gawri, a group dance that goes on throughout the year.
Places of Interest
Kankroli is a good place for a picnic. Dwarkadhish Temple and Rajsamand Lake are a major attraction for all.
How to Get There
If one wants to reach Kankroli by air it can be easily reached as the Maharana Pratap Airport is located at a distance of 60 km away in Udaipur. It connects to all major cities.
Kankroli has a railway station of its own.
Kankroli is well-connected with nearby cities and is easily reachable with an average fare of Rs. 200. Daily buses to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jalor, Bhachau, Rurkee and others are available. There are various operators like RSRTC (Rajasthan Sate Road Transport Corporation), Rishabh Travellers and Srinath Travelers. Most of the travellers these days opt for online bus ticket reservation.