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.
Nagaur is a historical city in the State of Rajasthan. It lies between popular tourist destinations Jodhpur and Bikaner. The city forms the headquarters of Nagaur District. It is home to many ancient forts, places and shrines. It is famous for its colourful cattle fair. The best time to visit Nagaur is in January and February. The city is accessible by bus, trains and flights.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Nagaur. Some of them include Hotel Bhasar (Tariff – Rs. 545), Hotel Sujan (Tariff – Rs. 215), Mahaveer International and The Pride Hotel.
The official language here is Hindi. The local language is Marwadi.
Nagaur Cattle Fair is the 2nd biggest animal fair in India held between January-February every year.
Places of Interest
There are many places to visit near Nagaur. Some of them are Khinvsar Fort (42 km from Nagaur), Khimsar (46 km), Dhahdariya Khurd, Jayal- Dadhimati Mata Temple (40 km), Mundiyad (25 km), Tarkeen Dargah, Glass Jain Temple, Kharnal (15 km) and Panchla Sidha (60 km)
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is the nearest to Nagaur and located at 139 km.
Nagaur Rail Way Station (1 km) is the nearest railway station to Nagaur. Bikaner Junction Railway Station is 109 km from the town.
Many private and government buses regularly ply connecting Nagaur to major cities and towns such as Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Delhi. Some of the best private travel services include Rishabh Travels, Chandra Travels and Kalpana Travels. Get a cheap bus ticket by logging on to several bus booking portals.