Pushkar is a town which is situated in the Ajmer district and is located at a distance of about 11kms from the Ajmer. It is one of the five major sacred pilgrimages dham for Hindus. One of the most popular events in Pushkar is the Pushkar Fair that is held in the Kartik months of October/November. There are a lot of activities including camel trades in the fair during which camels are decorated and there are competitions held.
Exploring the Vicinity Of Pushkar
Now that you are here at Pushkar to enjoy the festival, it will be great to visit the region of the city as well. There is a lot to do and see around.
- Ajmer: How can it be that you come to Pushkar and not visit Ajmer? The Dargah Sharif place is the most desired place to be at. The Dargah of MoinuddinChishti is an international waif. The Dargahis 2 km away from the Ajmer Railway station, but the architecture is phenomenal. It consists of marble buildings, and massive gate impresses its visitors to take a stroll around.
- Anasagar Lake: To enjoy some mystic time at the lake, the boat ride is a must. Alongside is the DaulatBagh, founded by Emperor Jahangir, which is spellbound. Sunset at Anasagar Lake is picture perfect for capturing.
- Jaipur: The pink city has much to showcase. Be it the bountiful gardens or the marvelous caved monuments, Jaipur is famous for its art crafts too. It is a photographers' paradise to be at HawaMahal and City Palace. The JantarMantar and Rambagh Palace is a sure shot visit to be at. You cannot go without carrying a souvenir for you and your beloved ones. Visit the Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar and Johari Bazaar to shop for some gems, handicrafts and herbs.
- Khimsar: When you visit Khimsar, the Nagaur Fort is a must visit. It is said that this fort is about 450 years old. The fort is now regarded as a heritage hotel, but the ambience will keep you in total awe.
- Savitri Temple: This solace place is not only beautiful but also adventurous. Situated at the top of the Ratnagiri hills, one can either trek the path or experience the ropeway ride. It is magical indeed to see from the top the beauty of this place.
- Taragarh Fort: Built by the Chauhan rulers is the Taragarah fort, known as one of the oldest hill forts around the world. It has impressive Mughal designs. The Lake Foy Sagar, Mayo College, Adhai Din KaJhonpda, Nareli Jain Temple and Soniji Ki Nasiyan are some of the adjoining areas to pay a visit at when you are at Taragarh Fort.
Let us segregate in 3 modes of transport for obvious reasons-
- Airways- TheSanganer airport in Jaipur is closest to Pushkar. It is about 146 km from where you can take a private vehicle to reach your destination.
- Railways- Earlier Pushkar Terminus Railway station hadn't started until 2012. It has become easy for the commuters to get connected via Ajmer railway station to reach Pushkar.
- Roadways- There are regular buses at intervals which take you to Pushkar and its adjoining areas.
A trip to Pushkar is a must. If you haven't planned yet, it is the perfect time to go. Bag packs and you are ready!