Pushkar is known as the sleepy hamlet in Rajasthan.Also a common tourist destination in India which is considered as one of the five dhams for the Hindus. It lies in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan state in India. It enables the tourist to capture the marvellous and picturesque beauty of the city and is the sacred town which has been mentioned in Kalidas’s Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The winter season starts in September and continues till December. September to December is said to be the best duration for visiting Pushkar. It is one of the oldest cities existing in India and does lies on the shore of Lake of Pushkar. The date for its actual origin is not known, but there are legends that have associated Brahma with its creations.
How to reach Pushkar?
Pushkar is well connected with an excellent network with respect to roads across the major cities of the country. There are regular buses which do ply from Ajmer and Marwar bus stands to the cities. It is easily accessible through every means of modes of transport.
- Via Air
Sanganer Airport which is in Jaipur, is the nearest location which is connecting Pushkar with the rest of the states and abroad. It is located at a distance of 146Km from Pushkar, and is well connected with the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Udaipur and Jodhpur.
- Via Train
Ajmer is one of the closest stations from Pushkar at the distance of just 11Km. It is conveniently connected with major cities of India and Rajasthan. Shatabdi and Pink city express are the best suitable trains to opt for if you are planning to travel to Ajmer from Jaipur and Delhi.
- Via Road /Car
It is also easily connected with the roadways and the NH of Rajasthan and India. The Marwar bus stand is situated in the North of the Pushkar and also to the long distance locations like Delhi, Bikaner and Jodhpur. There are regular buses running from Jaipur and Ajmer.
Top 10 places to visit in Pushkar
- Man Mahal
- Baba the cosmic Barber
- Varaha Temple
- Brahma Temple
- Savitri Temple
- Pap Mochini Temple
- Pushkar Lake
- Holy dip in Pushkar
- Mahadev Temple
- Gayatri Temple.
Where to Eat and Stay?
It is any budget and vegetarian traveller’s paradise for food. As the whole town is temple town so any kind of meat or alcohol are strictly prohibited. The location doesn’t require any kind of mention as it is quite famous for its tourist facilities for the foreigners visiting their location. Some of the restaurants which serve the vegetarian food are- A blue Star, Everest Cafe, Out of the Blue, Wild Roses restaurants, Om shiva Buffet, Funky Monkey cafe, Aroma royal Pushkar etc.
There are lots of hotels and restaurants which are having rooftops which provide you with lake views due to which people prefer to stay over there. Some of the budgeted location for stay are- Akash, Aroma, Honeydew, Moonlight, Rising Star, Third Eye, Prem Villas etc. Two of the renowned restaurants are-sewara Pushkar resort and Pushkar Royal Safari camp.