An attraction amidst the Aravali ranges, Ajmer is a pious city best known for its Dargah Sharif of Saint Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer has emerged as on the holiest sites of Islamic pilgrimage and Mughal architecture of the city brings in an aura of peace and spirituality. The best way to experience this city along with Pushkar is with our 1 Day Ajmer & Pushkar local sightseeing tour by private car.
The festival of Urs commemorates the death anniversary of Saint Moinuddin Chishti, and his devotees visit his tomb from all across the world. With many important temples spread all around city, Ajmer is also a renowned religious spot for Hindus and Jains devotees.
Tourists who visit Pushkar make it a point to visit Ajmer as well and vice versa. Pushkar has been known as a town of culture and intellect. It is one of the oldest cities in India and one of the five sacred dhams for Hindus.
The biggest attractions of Pushkar include a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma and its annual Pushkar Camel Fair, held in the month of November. This holy city attracts tourists from far and wide for its many temples and quiet atmosphere.
The best time to visit Pushkar and Ajmer is from October to March when the temperature gets quite cold. Remember to pack your winter clothes as the temperature often dips below 10 degree Celsius.
Ajmer and Pushkar local sightseeing tour by a private car will take you to see Dargah Sharif, Adhai Din Ka Jhopra, Nasiyan Temple and Ana Sagar Lake in Ajmer and Pushkar Lake, Man Mahal, Brahma Temple in Pushkar. The trip will conclude with shopping for some souvenirs.
We offer complete ease, comfort efficiency and value for price to all our customers.The distance between Ajmer and Pushkar is 17 KM and it is covered in 40 minutes. Our cars are safe, GPS enabled, spacious and devoid of any overtime fines and other hidden expenses.
In our one day Ajmer and Pushkar sightseeing tour, you’ll be visiting the following places of interest :
Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is ranked among one of the holiest places of worship in India, especially for Muslims. As it is the final resting place of the Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti, this dargah has been a pioneer in spreading the ethical and spiritual values of Islam amongst the masses.
Ajmer Sharif was built by the Mughals and stands as a testimony of the rich Mughal style of architecture. The Dargah comprises of tombs, courtyards and daalaans, and the major establishments constructed in this complex are Nizam Gate, Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Aulia Masjid, Dargah Shrine and Mehfil Khana.
The Dargah has been mostly made out of marble and gold plating, which is guarded by silver railings and a marble screen. Every year Urs is held for six days in the Dargah during the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The front door of the Dargah Sharif which is always closed at night is kept open all day during all the six days of Urs.
The shrine is especially crowded on these six days.
- Must see \ Things to do: The two cauldrons in the inner courtyard of the shrine. These containers have a capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 kg and are used during special occasions to cook sweetmeats which are distributed among the devotees.
The next stop in our one day trip Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is a mosque built by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi in 1199. This 12th-century Indo-Islamic architectural site is believed to have been constructed in two and a half days and it is from there that the monument gets its name.
Complete with arched screens, ruined minarets and beautiful pillars, it is a truly important place to visit in this one day tour by private car.
- Must see \ Things to do: It is a brilliant spot for photographers as the play of light and shadow, along with the gorgeous architecture makes it an interesting visual treat.
Dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Soniji Ki Nasiyan or Nasiyan Temple is a Jain temple which is also an important destination of pilgrimage. The Swarna Nagari or “City of Gold” has a number of gold-plated wooden figures depicting important figures of the Jain religion and is the main attraction of the temple. The magnificent architecture of the temple draws thousands of religious devotees and tourists alike.
Ana Sagar Lake is a glorious artificial lake that is thronged by visitors in the evenings to catch a glimpse of the sunset. This artificial lake was a brainchild of Anaji Tomar, who was the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan. In fact, the lake is named after the king Anaji himself.
The lake was founded during the 12th century after a dam was built across the nearby located river of Luni. The beautiful lake is surrounded by Daulat Bagh Gardens and the Khobra Behroon temple which we will also be taking you to, as part of the private tour by car.
The lake is only 13 kilometres away from Pushkar town There is also an island in the centre of the lake which is about 4.4 metres deep and spread over an area of 12 kilometres.
- Must see \ Things to do: Visit the lake during the golden hour before the sunset to watch the sunlight reflect on the water.
4. Pushkar Lake
The next place to visit in this 1 day trip is Pushkar Lake, which is a natural marvel located amidst the Aravalli ranges and is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and over 500 temples. Locals believe that the water of these ghats have medicinal values and can cure a number of ailments.
Most of these ghats have been named after the kings who built them with an exception of Brahma Ghat, which is named after Brahma, who is believed to have bathed here.
The Gau Ghat was renamed as Gandhi Ghat after Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed here. Pushkar lake is visited by hundreds of devotees every day to take a dip in its holy waters and is a must visit for all devotees, thus making it the most important spot in our 1 day Ajmer and Pushkar local sightseeing tour.
Located in the oldest part of the city, the lake is believed to date back to 2nd century BC and it is a little difficult to reach if you don’t have. The lake is most frequented on the day of Kartik Poornima wherein it is believed that taking a dip on this day gives you eternal salvation.
- Must see \ Things to do: Take a dip in the tranquil waters or soak your feet inside, for it is a transformative experience.
5. Man Mahal
Man Mahal was originally built as a guest house for Raja Man Singh I for whenever he would visit the holy city of Pushkar. This palace offers a regal view of all the temples in Pushkar and their breathtaking reflections in the Pushkar Lake is truly picturesque. The palace that once served as a royal guest house has now been converted into a luxurious palace hotel that sees visitors from all over the world.
- Must see \ Things to do: For the photographers, it is a brilliant opportunity to click pictures of the temples and their mirror images in the water.
One of the last places in the same day Ajmer and Pushkar Tour, Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is the only temple in India that is dedicated specifically to Lord Brahma. Believed to be built in the 14th century, the Brahma Temple is contemplated to be 2000 years old.
Initially constructed by sage Vishwamitra, the temple went through several renovations under Adi Shankara.The temple has been constructed with marble and enormous stone slabs and is dedicated to Lord Brahma and his two wives, Gayatri and Savitri. The holy Pushkar Lake flowing right in front of the temple adds to the temple’s beauty.
- Must see \ Things to do: Offer your prayers, observe the devotees performing the rituals and soak in the spiritual vibe.
Popular places to go shopping in Ajmer are Naya Bazaar, Dargah Bazaar, Mahila Mandi and Churi Bazaar. These bazaars display a vast array of local handicraft works, costume jewellery and small souvenirs.
Embroidered clothes, silver jewellery, leather goods or decorative pieces like miniature paintings, colourful puppets and wall hangings are commonly available in Pushkar. Take a quick tour of Sadar Bazaar, Sarafa Bazaar, Baza Bazaar and Kedalganj Bazaar in your private cab to shop for souvenirs.
One day local sightseeing tours to Ajmer and Pushkar over the weekend can prove to be a quick spiritual fix to re-energize you for the week ahead!