Ajmer Pushkar Tour Guide is focused on giving you detailed information about traveling Rajasthan’s most beautiful holy cities, i.e., Ajmer and Pushkar. Often these cities are explored together on a day excursion from Jaipur or are more frequently a part of the Rajasthan Tour Package. This tour guide includes all important things that you need to know while planning a trip to Ajmer Pushkar like –
- About Ajmer Tourism
- About Pushkar Tourism
- Places to visit in Ajmer Pushkar Tour
- How many days will a trip to Ajmer and Pushkar require?
- Pushkar Camel Fair Tour Package
- Best time to visit
Let’s take a peek into the detailed information of the above-listed things of this tour guide.
About Ajmer Tourism –
Stunningly encircled by the ancient Aravalli Ranges in the state of Rajasthan, Ajmer is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in Rajasthan. The city was named after “Ajay Meru” which means the “Invincible Mountains’ ‘ referring to the Taragarh hill along the slope of which Ajmer resides. This heritage city receives aid from the Indian Government’s Yojana Scheme which lies to the west of Jaipur.
About Pushkar Tourism –
Pushkar is an important centre of pilgrimage for Hindu devotees who flock here all around the year. The city has a magnetic appeal with over 500 temples and a number of bathing ghats having immense importance among Hindu pilgrims. The town echoes the chanting of prayers and religious songs along with the drums and gongs during the evening aarti ceremony or on special days of Pushkar Mela.
Places to visit in Ajmer Pushkar Tour
When planning the Ajmer Pushkar Tour Package with near and dear ones, there are a few of the best places that you must not miss on a trip. These tourist attractions include –
Ajmer Sharif Dargah – The Sufi Shrine encloses the maqbara (grave) of Garib Nawaz, the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. It is the most popular among people of all faiths who flock here to offer prayers. Every year this place hosts the Urs Festival in Ajmer which commemorates the death anniversary of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti.
Adhai Din ka Jhonpra – Originally built to function as a Sanskrit college, Adhai Din ka Jhonpra was later converted into a mosque in 1198 AD by Sultan Ghori. Its impressive blend of Indo-Islamic architecture appeals to everyone by its brilliant style. Legend says that the mosque is known as Adhai Din ka Jhonpra because it was constructed in two and a half-days.
Anasagar Lake – A scenic artificial Anasagar Lake was commissioned and built by Arnoraj Chauhan, the son of Ajaypal Chauhan between 1135 and 1150 AD. Arnoraj was also known as Anaji which gives the lake its name as Anasagar Lake. Since then, Mughal Emperor Jahangir added his touch to the lake by laying out the Daulat Bagh Gardens near the lake.
Pushkar Brahma Temple – Snuggled in the picturesque Pushkar Valley beyond the Nangaparvat and Anasagar Lake, Brahma Temple in Pushkar beholds a special place in the hearts of Indians. It is the only religious temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple is built with marble and adorned with silver coins or a red spire which is its identification symbol. The Chaturmukhi idol of Lord Brahma is housed in the inner sanctum along with the marble statue of the god sun that stands sentinel at the temple.
Pushkar Lake – According to Hindu Scriptures, the sacred Pushkar Lake is described as “Tirtha Raj” – the King of all Pilgrimage sites in India. No Rajasthan Temple Tour Package is considered to be complete without a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake. Its semi-circular shape and about 8 to 10 meters deep is enclosed by 52 bathing ghats and over 400 ancient temples. It gives a magnificent sight to behold during the evening aarti at Pushkar Lake.
Gurudwara Singh Sabha Pushkar – According to the historic tales, the place was visited in the past by the two most famous Sikh Gurus, i.e Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Guru Nana Dev Ji during their travels to Rajasthan in 1706. They were served by the priest Chetan Das at that time. The place where Guru Gobind stayed was known as Gobind Ghat and later renamed Gandhi Ghat. The stone slab was inscribed as Gobind Ghat under a kiosk in four different Scripts, i.e. Gurumukhi, Devanagari, Persian, and Roman.
How many days will a trip to Ajmer and Pushkar require?
One day Ajmer Pushkar Tour is enough to explore the major tourist attractions as listed above. You can either plan a same-day tour from Jaipur or include these in your Rajasthan tour. Usually, most of the tours in Rajasthan include a visit to Ajmer and Pushkar from Jaipur and then cover other major cities of the state.
Pushkar Camel Fair – Pushkar Mela or Camel Fair is the most famous annual five-day livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar. It takes place in the desert area during the months of Kartik in October and November. It is one of the world’s largest cattle fairs that has become an important tourist attraction in Rajasthan. During the five-day carnival, many cultural competitions take place like the Matka phod, longest mustache, bridal competition, folk dance performances, turban tying competition, and many more to entertain the tourists and visitors. Pushkar Fair Tour is also a great way to become a part of this annual carnival and enjoy sightseeing in Ajmer and Pushkar.
Best time to visit in Ajmer Pushkar –
Winter Season is really great to plan a holiday trip to Ajmer and Pushkar when the city enjoys pleasant and cool weather. It is the best time to plan a mind-blowing day trip to these cities. Even during the Pushkar Camel Fair, you can enjoy most of your holiday excursions.
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