Jaipur Ajmer Pushkar Day Trip
Full Day trip to Ajmer - Pushkar by car with private chaufeur. Independent safe and secure car tours of Ajmer and Pushkar, 3 hrs drive from Jaipur.
After breakfast at hotel depart by car for a day trip to Ajmer - Pushkar (Old Historical and Religious Towns nestled in the Aravalis) and evening back to Jaipur.
Visiting Dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti:
Dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti
This is the tomb of a Sufi saint Khwaja Muin ud din Chishti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192 and died here in 1236. The tomb gained its significance during the time of Mughals. You have to cover your head in certain parts of the shrine,so remember to take a scarf or cap. Pilgrims and sufis come from all over the world on the anniversary of the saint’s death.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra - An exquisite piece of marvelous architecture high domes, pillars and beautiful arched screen which are mainly built from pieces of Jain and Hindu temples. Unlike the shrine of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti it is situated at the outskirts of the city. It is considered that it was constructed in year 1153 and it took two and a half day to complete. There is another fact which says that it was named after a festival that last for two and a half day. Earlier it was built as a Sanskrit college and later in 1198 Mohammed Gauri captured Ajmer and converted the building into a mosque. He covered it with seven arched walls and added Islamic calligraphy in the building. These ancient remains thus became famous as Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra. Visitors and specifically history and heritage lovers come to the place.
Ana Sagar– This large lake, created in the 12 th century by damming the river Luni, is set against the blue grey hills that are reflected on its surface. On its bank are two green parks the Subhash Bagh and the Dault Bagh, containing a series of marble pavilions errected in 1637 by Shah Jahan.
Moving to PUshkar.
Pushkar is near Ajmer only at a distance of 30 minutes drive from the city. Pushkar is a famous pilgrimage for Hindus. The holy lake in Pushkar known as Pushkar Lake is considered the most spiritual lake after the Ganges River. The place boasts hundreds of temples and some are very ancient.
Tourist Attractions in Pushkar
Brahma Temple This is probably the only important Brahma Temple in the country where the Creator of Universe is worshipped with immense faith. Located on the Brahma Ghat of Pushkar Lake, the temple has a four faced idol of Brahma installed in 1809.
Savitri Temple This temple is built atop Ratnagiri hill and pays respect to Brahmas wife, Goddess Savitri. A one hour trek takes tourists up the temple from where a splendid view of the surroundings - Pushkar Lake and sand dunes of nearby villages- can be enjoyed. The temple was built in 1687.
Raghunath Temples Two Raghunath temples adorn the city of Puskar. The old one has the deities of Narsimha, Laxmi and Venugopal in it and was built in 1823. The newer temple has deities of Vaikunthanath and Laksmi.
Pushkar Lake This lake is believed to have appeared all by itself when the lotus flower fell off from the hands of Brahma. The lake is surrounded by 52 ghats and 400 temples. A holy dip in the water of the lake, especially during Kartik Purnima, is considered extremely auspicious to purify human soul. Today, after a bad monsoon the water of the lakes dries up which takes away half the attraction of Pushkar city.
Man Mahal Built by Raja Man Singh of Amer, stands on the banks of Pushkar and is now a tourist bungalow known as RTDC Hotel Sariver. It is the convenient place for visitors to stay.
Another point of attraction of Pushkar is Pushkar fair which is organized in the month of October or November, according to the Hindu calendar. In fair thousands of people gather at the bank of holy Pushkar Lake with their livestock for buying and selling. Hundreds of stalls are established to grab attention of women. In the fair many tourists visit Pushkar from all the corners of the world.
On visit to Pushkar other than the festival time you could also enjoy the sun set from this place.