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A Rendezvous With Pushkar ?
Ritco ToursOne of the most sacred places for Hindus, Pushkar, is located just 11 kms from Ajmer. It is considered as important as Benaras or Puri and Hindus believe that no pilgrimage is complete without a dip in the holy lake of Pushkar. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Lord Brahma is also found here. While Pushkar is a heaven for the religious & pious people, it is also the venue of one of the country's most colorful and captivating cattle fairs - the Pushkar Fair.

Things You Can Do in Pushkar ?
» Sightseeing : Pushkar houses some very exquisite temples of all sizes along with the one and only temple of Lord Brahma in the entire world. Another important temple is that of Savitri (wife of Lord Brahma) on a hilltop. It takes a one-hour trek to reach the temple, but it has a beautiful view of Pushkar Lake in the morning. Other important places to visit in Pushkar are numerous ghats that run down the lake. A visit to these temples and bathing ghats would be an exhilarating experience.

» Shopping : Pushkar main bazaar is a tangle of narrow lanes lined with an assortment of interesting small shops. From here you can get some good quality silver and beaded jewelry, embroidered fabrics, bed and cushion covers, etc.

» Eating Out : There are a number of reasonably priced eating-places in Pushkar. Vegetarianism is strictly followed here, even eggs are not allowed, resulting in a limited range of ingredients, but the cooks make up for this with imagination. You can even get an egg less omelet in some places!Buffet meals are popular, with many places offering all-you -can-eat-meals for Rs 25 to Rs 40. German Bakeries seem to be a rage here.

Sightseeing in Pushkar ?
» Temples : Pushkar is encircled by hills on three sides and owns a good number of temples. Brahma temple - the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the Creator of the Universe) in the country, is one of the most famous temples here.

» Ghats : The holy city of Pushkar has numerous ghats running down to the Pushkar lake which is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. The holy lake of Pushkar has 52 bathing ghats and pilgrims taking a ritual dip in the lake is a common sight.

» Pushkar Camel Fair : During the Kartik Purnima (the full moon night in the month of October-November) people from far of places throng Pushkar to take a holy dip in the holy water of the Pushkar Lake. A cattle fair is also held here on this occasion, where other animal like camels and horses are also bought and sold. It is attended by people from far and wide. This event is also marked with pilgrimage, horse dealing, camel racing and colorful festivities.

Excursions From Pushkar ?
Ritco ToursThe enthusiasm of Pushkar can also be sensed in the nearby areas, which are equally mesmerizing. These include, Kishangarh, a one-hour journey from Pushkar, founded by Kishan Singh in the 17th century, famous for its unique style of miniature paintings which was first produced in the 18th century. Kuchaman another well-known destination, is famous for its fort. Some of the exciting places in Kuchaman that you can visit are Meera Mahal and Lok Dev Temple. Another important point to visit is Ajmer, famous for its annual Urs Mela and a major city of Rajasthan.

Most Ideal Time to Visit Pushkar ?
The land of fairs and festivals - Pushkar, experiences extreme climate. The maximum temperature during the summers can shoot up to 40-45°C while in the winters it can go below 10°C. Monsoon season is short and has scanty rainfall. The best season to visit Pushkar is in the winters (October to March).

Getting There ?
» By Air : The nearest airport from Pushkar is Sanganer airport at Jaipur at a distance of 138 km. This airport is well-connected with daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore and Chennai. At the airport you will find taxis and buses to reach Pushkar. You can also board a train to Ajmer, from where you can take taxis or buses to Pushkar.

» By Rail : The nearest railway station for Pushkar is Ajmer, which is on the Broad Gauge and hence connected to all the metro cities of India. Ajmer is connected to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Abu Road and Jodhpur by regular trains. Two of the best trains of the Indian Railways, Pink City Express and Shatabdi Express connect Ajmer to Delhi and Jaipur. Ajmer is also connected to Mumbai by the Aravalli Express. From Ajmer taxis and buses to Pushkar can be taken.

» By Road : A dense network of bus service operates from Ajmer to key destinations around. Pushkar is 11 km from main Ajmer bus stand. Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur. There are buses from Jaipur to Ajmer every 15 minutes. Some road distances from Pushkar are - Jaipur (138 km), Delhi (392 km), Ahmedabad (526 km), Bikaner (233 km)- Jaisalmer (490 km).

» Private Vehicles : If you are looking for a private transportation, then contact as soon as possible to make a hassle free trip to Indian cities. We have an extensive number of cars and coaches for the tourists from all over. Our collection of cars and coaches include all luxury, deluxe and economy categories, just pick the one which is most suitable for you.

Anchoring in Pushkar ?
Ritco ToursPushkar, with festivities and celebrations all around is a delight to visit. The colour, excitement and enthusiasm of Pushkar, makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. Pushkar can be reached by a taxi, bus or a private vehicle from Ajmer and Jaipur, where the nearest rail head and airport is located, respectively.

As you reach Pushkar, you can see travelers with a red ribbon tied around their waist signifying their visit to the ghats in Pushkar. One can also perform a puja by the assistance of a priest. To make your trip memorable book with us and enjoy the trip to the fullest.

Accommodations ?
Since Pushkar has emerged as a major tourist destination in India, the accommodation options are decently increasing. One of the good places for a comfortable stay along with the experience of Rajasthani culture and tradition is the 'Tourist Village'. Most of the hotels in Pushkar extends quality services and are clean and freshly whitewashed. One can chose from a variety of options like budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodations according to the needs and preferences of an individual.

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