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From Jaipur: Private Ajmer and Pushkar Guided Tour

1. From Jaipur: Private Ajmer and Pushkar Guided Tour

Be greeted by your driver at your accommodation in Jaipur before heading on the 3-hour journey to the Hindu pilgrimage town of Pushkar. It surrounds the expansive lake of Ana Sagar and is itself enclosed by the rugged Aravalli Hills.  After a guided tour of Pushkar and its Brahma Temple, head to Ajmer, one of India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage centers. Explore the city and visit the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti with a local guide. Then, relax on your drive back to Jaipur.

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Private Day Trip to Pushkar From Jaipur

2. Private Day Trip to Pushkar From Jaipur

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you on the 2-hour drive in a private air conditioned vehicle to Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India. Located northwest of Ajmer city, the holy city of Pushkar is a favored destination for tourists and devotees. Pushkar is situated at the bank of a lake which, according to lore, was created after Lord Brahma (The Creator) dropped a lotus on the ground. Your first stop is the ancient Brahma Temple. It is the only temple across the world dedicated to Lord Brahma, so it is a very special place for Hindu devotees. Your guide will lead you towards a pious Brahma image, with four hands and four faces each oriented in a different direction. At noon you will have lunch at a local Indian restaurant. Next, you arrive at Pushkar Lake. Your guide tells you how it serves as a bathing spot during Karthik Poornima, where devotees dive in the lake during the full-moon to wash away their sins. In the evening you can see traditional Aarti, part of the ceremonies on the bank of Pushkar Lake. Your guide will explain how it has been performed and its religious significance. At the end of tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

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From Jodhpur: Self-Guided Private Day Trip to Pushkar

3. From Jodhpur: Self-Guided Private Day Trip to Pushkar

Experience Pushkar on a full-day trip from Jodhpur. Decide your own itinerary on this private tour to Pushkar. Take as much time as you like to explore the temples, monuments, and markets. The tour includes transportation by private vehicle with a driver, and is self-guided.   Depart from Jodhpur at 7:00 AM and drive to Pushkar. Visit some of the 400 temples and holy sites throughout the city and take part in a traditional pooja. The Brahma Temple, dedicated to the creator of the universe, is a highly recommended stop. Enjoy amazing views over the city from the Savitri Temple, dedicated to Brahma’s wife.   Make a stop at the sacred Pushkar Lake. Surrounded by 52 ghats, Hindu pilgrims often take part in rituals here. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, recommended by your driver. Then take an optional camel ride into the Thar Desert. After a day of exploring, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Jodhpur.

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