Pushkar and Ajmer: A Full Day Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Pushkar

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On this 6-hour private tour, you will visit the city of Pushkar and Ajmer, both considered sacred by two different sects of religious thought, that is, the Hindus and the Muslims, respectively. While Pushkar offers a magnificent Brahma Temple, Ajmer is home to the famous dargah of Saint Moinuddin Chisti. You will be accompanied by a private English speaking guide in a fully air-conditioned vehicle.
This full-day tour offers an interesting glimpse into two completely different cultures. While the city of Pushkar is sacred for the Hindus, Ajmer is a pilgrimage spot for the Muslims. Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. It is a lake-side town with many temples and bathing ghats where throughout the year, devotees from across the city to take a ritualistic dip in the holy Pushkar Lake. In fact, some scholars suggest that the ritualistic cleansing in Pushkar lake predates to the ancient Indian era. Besides the lake, Pushkar offers a colossal Bhrama temple, only one of the three in the entire world. 15 km from Pushkar is the holy town of Ajmer. Owing to the Dargah of a Sufi Persian Saint called Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti(also known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah) who once lived and preached in Ajmer, the city is now a sacred pilgrimage spot for the Muslim community. After Chisti's death, a mausoleum was built on his grave and the Mazar (mausoleum) eventually went on to become the Mughal Emperor Akbar's favourite sanctuary. Chronicles frequently record his visits to the Ajmer Dargah, a place where the Emperor believed as peaceful and conducive to prayer.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees