Pushkar Sightseeing Tour
The peaceful city of Pushkar Sightseeing Tour located about 10 kilometers (approx.) northwest of Ajmer, Rajasthan has grown to be a popular travel destination for many travelers across the globe. Pushkar has no airport of its own, so the best option to reach Pushkar from Delhi is either by bus or train. New Delhi to Pushkar distance is about 415 km but with good road connectivity tourists can opt for the same-day tour to this enchanting destination by road trip via self-drive car or taxis, and the entire distance from Delhi to Pushkar by road can be covered in less than 8 hours creating sweetest memories on way. There are two routes to reach Pushkar one is via Mahatma Gandhi Road (Alwar Bhiwandi Route) and the other is via Rohtak Road (NH48) which is the fastest of both. The prime draws of this location that is covered in the Jaipur Pushkar tour package are Pushkar Lake, the Brahma Temple and the infamous Pushkar Fair.
For anyone who is visiting Delhi and Rajasthan for the first time, the Golden Triangle Tour is the best package one can take. This tour will cover three of the main cities Delhi-Agra-Jaipur including Pushkar, and the main highlight of the entire tour is certainly will be the mesmerizing Pushkar which you will cheer lifelong and the entire city and its important spots can be covered on the same tour from in case you have taken the Jaipur Pushkar tour package. Pushkar is believed to be one of the ancient and holiest cities in India holding various mythological significance. And the name Pushkar translates to “blue lotus blossom" in Sanskrit and according to Hindu belief, Pushkar lake was created when lotus petals were dropped on earth by Lord Brahma to kill a demon and thus Pushkar was named after the flower. Mentions of this place have been found in many Indian sculptures as well as ancient Hindu scripts such as ‘TirthaRaj’. Pushkar is also famous for being the home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma-the Hindu God of Creation.
On Kartik Purnima, it is commonly believed that Lord Brahma performed rituals (yajna) at Pushkar Lake, where he also chose to build his temple. In the 8th century, Adi Shankara a Hindu Philosopher dedicated himself to temple renovation, however, Maharaja of Ratlam Jawat Raj is credited for the temple’s current structure as he took part in various modifications and repairing and conservation of this sacred temple. In honour of Lord Brahma on the auspicious Kartik Poornima, the entire town of Pushkar turns festive and the Pushkar fair is organised. Devotees from all over the country come and visit the shrine once they take bath and purify themselves in the Lake.
Pushkar is considered to be one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus and the Brahma Temple is an important and sacred monument. Pushkar Lake is the holiest lake in the country, it has prime significance to both Hindus and Sikhs for its rich religious and cultural history. The beautiful semi-circular-shaped lake located at 500ft above sea level is flanked by hills on three sides and a wide desert surrounds it on the fourth. The presence of more
than 500 Hindu temples encircling the lovely lake adds to its magnificence. There are 52 Ghats (steps) of different religious significance surrounding the lake where worshippers take holy baths. Known for its unique tradition and divine power of the lake, every year hundreds of pilgrims visit Pushkar to bathe in it for washing away their transgressions, cleansing their souls and curing skin-related diseases.
November marks the famous ‘Pushkar Mela’ a five-day-long livestock fair organized annually (from Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Purnima as per the Hindu calendar). It is the biggest and most unmissable celebration of this location where tourists flock to this old and sacred site not just for pilgrimage, and sightseeing, but also to enjoy the Rajasthani culture and to experience the vibrancy of the trading and biggest cattle fair in India. One can even opt for the same- day Jaipur-Ajmer Pushkar tour or New Delhi to Pushkar tour to be a part of the vibrant festival. However, Pushkar belongs to an arid desert state, Pushkar experiences extremely sultry summers, moderate monsoonal rain and pleasant winters. Thus, the ideal time to visit Pushkar is between October and March when the city turns into a traveller’s paradise for exploring and touring this picturesque city with bright days with temperatures ranging from 8-25°C.
Simplicity and spirituality can lure anyone to fall in love with this holistic city right away. However, Pushkar also offers some of the many interesting recreational opportunities such as camel safari, boat rides, cable car rides, along with hiking and camping making it a well-liked option as a weekend getaway destination mainly among youths of neighboring cities such as Ajmer, Jaipur, Delhi, etc. To make your weekend worthwhile, one can take a same-day tour to Pushkar even from Delhi by car and cover all the key attractions in Pushkar, including the Brahma temple, lake and Ghats.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.Why is Pushkar famous?
Pushkar has a timeless architectural heritage and mythological history, but the main attraction of this site is its Pushkar Camel Fair held annually in October or November.
2.How to reach Pushkar?
- By Air: Sanganer Airport of Jaipur is the nearest Airport (140km). From there tourists can take buses, and cabs to reach the destination.
- By Rail: Closest railhead to Pushkar is Ajmer Junction (11km) connecting different parts of the country.
- By Road: Pushkar has good accessibilities with its well-constructed highways connecting some of the nearby cities of Rajasthan and the rest of the country. Roadways and private buses, taxis and cars will help you to reach via the National highway.
3.What is the exact distance from Delhi to Pushkar by road?
The road distance from Delhi to Pushkar is around 420 Km.
4.What is the Golden triangle tour?
It is a popular tourist circuit connecting New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur forming a triangular shape on the Indian map.
5.How much is Jaipur to Pushkar taxi fare?
For a one-way trip from Jaipur to Pushkar taxi fare starts from INR 2200, however, the fare may vary depending upon the time, date, type of car and the service provider.
6.What is the best route to reach Pushkar via car?
- Route 1 (415 Kms): Delhi - Rohtak Road - Delhi Ajmer Expressway (NH 48) - Paota - Pushkar Bypass - Badi Basti - Pushkar
- Route 2 (450 km): Delhi - Dr NS Hardikar Road (NH 9)- Mahatma Gandhi Road (NH 48)- Alwar Bhiwadi Road - NH 248A - Pushkar Bypass - NH 58 - Pushkar For faster travel, Route 1 is recommended as it will take around 7 hours while Route 2 will take about 9 hours from Delhi to reach Pushkar.Route 2 (450 km): Delhi - Dr NS Hardikar Road (NH 9)- Mahatma Gandhi Road (NH 48)- Alwar Bhiwadi Road - NH 248A - Pushkar Bypass - NH 58 - Pushkar For faster travel, Route 1 is recommended as it will take around 7 hours while Route 2 will take about 9 hours from Delhi to reach Pushkar.
7.Best time to travel to Pushkar?
The Winter months between October-February are considered when the weather is cold and dry to be the best time to visit Pushkar.
8.Is one day enough to visit Pushkar?
Same day Pushkar tour from Jaipur is sufficient to cover all the famous points of the site. However, it is recommended to tourists opting for the Delhi-Pushkar tour to invest 2 days at least to enjoy this majestic place to its fullest.
9.What is the cost of the Delhi to Pushkar tour package?
Starting price of the Delhi-Ajmer-Pushkar-Delhi tour is as low as INR 9000 per person.