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.
Phalodi, also known as the salt city, is located in the district of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is located 145 km away from Phalodi and Jaipur, its capital, is 402 km away. Some of its nearby cities include Sheopur, Sawai Madhopur, Lalsot and Lakheri. This city is surrounded by Bonli, Sheopur, Sawai Madhopur and Sapotra.
Places to Stay
There are good affordable hotels available in Phalodi. One such budget hotel is Sharma Vishram Lodge (Tariff – Rs.800).
The official languages spoken in Phalodi are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated in Phalodi are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Gangaur Festival in April, Ganesh Chaturthi in August, Navaratri in October, Dussehra and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are no interesting places in Phalodi. However, there are many tourist destinations around this city which include temples, lakes, and monuments. A few of these places are Pokaran Salt Lake 76 km away from Phalodi, Lordiyan (11 km), Beethri (13 km), Roopana Jaitana (30 km) and Moriya located 29 km away from this city.
How to Get There
Phalodi is located 408 km away from Sawai Mansingh International Airport.
Phalodi Railway Station is situated about 2 km away from the main city center.
There are regular state-run and private buses from neighbouring cities that connect Phalodi to other cities and towns. Private bus operators such as Kalpana Travels have daily trips from Jaipur and Ajmer to Phalodi by Volvo AC buses. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.