Wednesday, September 30, 2009

PUSHKAR (The Abode of Lord Brahma) Distt. Ajmer (Raj.)

Pushkar, the picturesque pilgrim city, nestles the majestic Aravali hills. It is just 11 km from Ajmer and a driven from Ajmer to Pushkar is quite

General information:

Famous as         :   The Abode of Lord Brahma, Main Pilgrimage
Location            :   Western part of Rajasthan, Ajmer District, 140 km
                                 from Jaipur.
Temperature    :  Summer -25.0°C – 45.0°C,
                                 Winter- 22.0°C – 8.0°,
                                 Rainy Season – Mid Sept (very Humid)
Clothing             :  Summer – Light cotton clothes,
                                 Winter – Light Woolens
Language          :   Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Best Season       :   September to March
to Visit

Travel :
By air                      :   Nearest Airport Jaipur.
By Train                :   Nearest Railway station is Ajmer                                       (connected to metro cities of India).
By road                  :   Nearest station Ajmer (11 Km from main                                       bus stand), Comfortable buses available                                       from Jaipur, well connected with main cities.
Local                      :   Car could be hired to reach Pushkar.
Transport             Bicycle is the best option to get around the place.

Places to see:
         Shri Brahma Temple, Warah Temple, Saraswati Temple
         Apteshwar Mahadeo Temple,Savitri Temple,
         Temple of Rangji, Man Mahal, Pushkar Palace
         Pushkar Lake ( Pushkar Ghat)
         Mandore Garden (former capital of Maharajas of Marwar)

Other nearest places are :      Merta (Meera Bai Temple)

      Kishangarh  - Famous for its miniature paintings (Bani Thani).
                                The place is well known for the rich store of marbles.

      Kuchaman      - Known for the Kuchaman Fort. A number of
                                 miniature paintings of Meera Bai could be seen in the
                                fort. Another attraction here is the Lok Dev Temple
                                      that comprises the wonderful paintings
                                     of Lok Devtas.

      Roopangarh Fort  – attractive fort with beautiful architecture,
                                      royal armories, battlements and many more.
                                     Partly converted into heritage hotel.

  Famous articles-
              -   Pottery, Glass lamps, Rajasthani Puppets, textiles,
              -   Embroided Fabrics, Jewellery, wall hangings,
              -   leather goods (shoulder bags), bangles,
              -   Rajasthani Turbans and many other.

  Shopping Place
                Shopping is a delightful experience during the Pushkar Fair,
Main shopping areas in the town are:-  Hope Circus, Baza Bazar, Sarafa
                Bazar, Malakhera Bazar, Keedalganj Bazar

Fairs and Festivals:
         PUSHKAR FAIR (Oct- Nov) :-
         This most important event of the region begins annually on the
         holy day of Kartik Poornima (full moon in Oct-Nov) and lasts
         for 12 days.Pushkar comes to life during the fair and the
         environment is truly electrifying .

Deluxe :
         Pushkar Resort,
         Pushkar Villas Resort

Heritage hotels and resorts :
         Hotel Pushkar Palace, Welcome Heritage
         Gulaab Niwaas Palace, Hotel Sarovar.

Three star Hotel :
         Hotel the park city,
         Hotel Jagat Singh Palace.

Budget :
         Hotel New Park,
         Prafful Palace.

Luxury tent :
         Rajasthan Royal Desert Camp,
         Royal Safari Camp,
         Royal Camp,

Other :
         Lake view, OM, Surya Shanti Resorts,
         RTDC, Pushkar Inn, Navratan Palace,
         Hotel Teerth Palace, Shyama Resort.

         Facilities of camping are made available by the RTDC/
         Private camping are also available.

Pushkar is famous for the cattle fair and the auspicious ‘Pushkar fair’. This is the only city in India where ‘Brahma’ temple could be found.