Top Things To Do In Pushkar And Ajmer
Although added under the same topic, Pushkar and Ajmer are two different destinations with unique features and attractions. When a tourist chooses Rajasthan, he will always rely on Jaipur, Udaipur and other iconic attractions and leave out of the cultural beauties like Ajmer and Pushkar.
Are you planning a trip to Rajasthan? Here are a few things that you can enjoy if you do not skip Pushkar and Ajmer.
Top Things to do in Pushkar
1. Ghats of Pushkar
The Pushkar Lake is a religious water body of the locals. Tourists usually give importance to this lake during the camel fair alone. However, it is a beauty by itself. There are around 52 ghats around the lake and more than 400 temples around it. It is said that a dip in this lake will purify your soul and provide salvation. If you visit in the evening, you can spot all the ghats, illuminated with lights. Top ghats to visit in this lake are Badri Ghat, Gau Ghat, Pachdevri Ghat, Saptrishi Ghat, Varaha Ghat, Yajna Ghat and others.
Suggested Tour : 9 Days – Golden Triangle with Pushkar Tour
2. Cattle Trading Of Pushkar
You need not wait until the Camel Fair of Pushkar to enjoy the culture of the land. Walk through the region and enjoy the villagers performing their daily routine. You can find shops, traditional markets and if lucky, you can spot a cattle trading process.
3. Unique Brahma Temple Of Pushkar
According to Mythology, Brahma was cursed not to have any temple on the Earth. However, Pushkar holds one unique temple for Lord Brahma. This is a definite unique element of this region. This temple is called as Jagatpita Brahma Mandir and it is closer Pushkar Lake.
Also Read : Top 10 Temples in Rajasthan you Must Visit
Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Golden Triangle with Pushkar Tour
4. Visit The Pushkar Yoga Garden
This is a small but serene ashram famous for meditation and peace. There is an ancient yoga center in this garden, which is open for tourists. You can spend as much time as you desire in this garden to rejuvenate yourself.
Also Read : Best Destinations for Meditation Break In India
5. Adventure Activities Of Pushkar
Pushkar might be a cultural adobe of beauty and peace. This does not mean that this is not the place for adventure lover. Top adventure activities to enjoy in Pushkar are camel safari, horse riding, trekking, camping and others.
6. Visit During Balloon Festival
If you are visiting during the balloon festival, you would be able to enjoy Pushkar from a height. This festival takes place in November or October. Since 2010, the hot air balloon ride above the village of Pushkar is an important tourist attraction.
7. Shopping in Pushkar
If you are visiting Pushkar, do not leave the village without enjoy shopping. Even if you do not like shopping, visit the region to enjoy the culture of the land and for photography. Top things to buy here are leather articles, camel skin articles, sweets, camel milk delicacies, textiles, handicrafts and much more.
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8. Enjoy Boating In Ana Sagar Lake
This is an important tourist attraction in Ajmer. This artificial lake is the most romantic spot in this region. To enjoy the best boating experience, visit during sunset.
9. Visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah
This is an important pilgrimage site for Sufism. Tourists of all religions are allowed to enter this structure. If you visit during a religious day, you would be served Phoolon ki chaadar inside the temple.
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Top Things to do in AJMER
You can find numerous attractions and architectural beauties around the city to enjoy. Top sites to visit in Ajmer are Adhai din kajhonpra, Akbar palace and its museum, Jain temples and much more.
1. Daulat Bagh Picnic
Visit the most serene garden, Daulat Bagh. Enjoy a stroll through the garden and have a picnic snack on the lawn. Make sure not to litter the place. If you are travelling with children, this is an important site to visit.
2. Royal Stay At Jagat Palace
If you are looking for some luxury during your Ajmer stay, stay in the Jagat Palace, overlooking the sand dunes. This is a cliché star hotel styled accommodation, but you would get to live like the royal heirs during your vacation.
3. Sunset from Lake Foy Sagar
There are numerous places to enjoy sunset from, in Ajmer. However, the best of all spots is the Lake Foy Sagar.
4. Enjoy The Cuisine Of Ajmer And Pushkar
Although located close to each other, the cuisine and list of delicacies varies between the two regions. Try to taste the local cuisine at least once during your stay. You ought to try the milk delicacies and savory meat dishes of these regions.
Top dishes of Ajmer are dal baati churma, ghewar, jalebi, pilaf, ladoo, sohan ka halwa, gatte ki sabji and others. Top dishes of Pushkar are Malpua, kachori, samosa, poha, paratha and others.
Also Read : What to Eat in Ajmer
5. Shopping at Ajmer
When it comes to shopping, Ajmer and Pushkar have the same style of souvenirs. Top things to buy in Ajmer are embroidered textiles, leather articles, stone sculptures and handicraft items.
Also Read : Things to Shop in Ajmer
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With these attractions and activities, these two sites are very important tourist attractions. Do not leave out these beauties because of sheer commercialization of iconic cities of Rajasthan.