Trip 1: 2 day tour to Ajmer and Pushkar from Jaipur
On day 1, take a cab from Jaipur to reach Ajmer, which is 135 km away.
This is a 3-4 hour drive & 1st stop the shrine of Moinuddin Chisti, also known as the Dargah Sharif.
About Ajmer Dargah Sharif:
Ajmer Dargah Sharif, originally known as Khawaja Gharib Nawaz, is a shrine of a 13th century Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti.
Moinuddin Chishti was from Iran, & travelled to India and stayed most of his life in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
Today, people from Muslim & Hindu community visit this shrine, and offer prayers, gifts like chadar (cotton sheets)
The best time to visit Ajmer Dargah Sharif is during the annual festival of Urs in March.
This is a 6 day festival, full of sufi music & is celebrated on the death anniversary of Moinuddin Chishti.
Along with dargah, you can also visit other sites like:
- Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
- Buland Darwaja
- Ana Sagar Lake
- Nareli Jain Temple, &
- Akbari Fort & Museum.
And by night, plan your stay in Ajmer, for which I would suggest you to book a hotel in Ajmer.
Some hotel options that you can look are Chitvan Resort, Badnor House, Royal Melange Beacon Hotel, LN Courtyard, etc.
Day 2: Next day, checkout from your hotel, & leave for Pushkar, which is just 15 km & approx 1 hour drive from Ajmer.
Ghats of Pushkar
Pushkar is famous for its lake & temples, and the best site to visit here is the:
About Brahma Temple & Pushkar Lake:
The Brahma temple of Pushkar is one of very few historical temples devoted to Lord Brahma.
This is a 14th century temple which & is one of the must see temples in Pushkar, which has like more than 500 plus temples.
Just walking distance from the Brahma temple, is the Pushkar Lake, which has 52 ghats, and has a recorded history since 4th century.
Thousands of pilgrimages, visit Pushkar Lake for a holy dip during the festival of Kartik Purnima, held every year on the month of November.
In this same period, you can also attend the famous (annual) Pushkar Camel Fair.
Some other famous tourist sites in Pushkar are:
- Rangji Temple (Old & new)
- Gau Ghat, Brahma (few of many ghats at Pushkar lake)
- Savitri Mata hilltop temple
You can also go for a camel safari ride in Pushkar & by late evening, you should have done your Pushkar sightseeing.
Now either, leave for Jaipur by taxi, or go to Ajmer Junction to catch a train back for home.
Travel cost of Ajmer & Pushkar from Jaipur:
A two day trip to Ajmer/ Pushkar from Jaipur will cost you Rs 4500 taxi fare (sedan car) where maximum 4 people can travel in one car.
For more details on, view our Jaipur to Ajmer taxi page.
Nearest train station & Airport from Pushkar:
Nearest railway station: Ajmer Junction, 15 km/ 40 minute drive.
Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport, a 130-140 km or 3 hour drive.