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.
Kelwa, a coastal village in Maharashtra’s Thane district is a great weekend getaway for travellers both near and far, especially for people from Mumbai. There are a number of shacks offering mouth watering food along the beach. The famous Shitla Devi Temple and three forts located beside the beach are some of the major attractions drawing a steady crowd of visitors.
Places to Stay
There are comfortable budget hotels for the travellers visiting Kelwa. The hotels found here are Usha Resort (Tariff – Rs.701), Green Paradise Resort (Tariff – Rs.438) and Sea Shell Resort (Tariff – Rs. 907).
The languages spoken in Kelwa are Marathi, Hindi and Sindhi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Kewla are Maha Shivratri in February, Jiviti Puja in July-August, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kelwa is a famous tourist destination with numerous sightseeing areas. Some of these places are Kelwa Beach (800 m), Mahim Beach (6 km), Vandri Lake (34 km), Manor Dam (32 km) and Palghar, 11 km away from Kelwa.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, which is situated 96 km away from Kelwa.
Kelwa railway station is located just 7 km away from the village and connects Kelwa to nearby cities and states.
Kelwa has a number of state-run and private buses that run frequently from nearby cities such as Saphale and Palghar. Private bus operators provide tours to Kelwa beach region. Booking a bus ticket online is easy and convenient through Ticketgoose.com.