We provide history of Pushkar with complete information about its appearance. Pushkar history stands with it many spiritual details and facts that make it rather more attractive for travelers and tourists from all over the world. Pushkar located just 11 kilometers from Ajmer. Pushkar is one of the most visited Pilgrimage places in India. Though it is sheer in Indian mythological associations it is trip by International tourists too who realize the true spirit of Pushkar by its many fairs and festivals, camel safaris and colorful bazaars selling traditional Rajasthani clothes. According to mythology after you visit the Char dhamas in India you need to visit Pushkar to complete your escape. Therefore Pushkar forms and essential part of the Pilgrimage cycle.
An essential part of the history of Pushkar is connected to Brahma and the Brahma Temple located at the neighborhood of the lake. Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Temple is the only temple in India where Brahma is worshipped. Interestingly sufficient though Brahma is one of the holy trinity, he is not worshipped anywhere else in India or no temples are dedicated to him apart from in Pushkar. The mythological city of Pushkar Rajasthan used to be a favorite location for the Mughal rulers to Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Temple. According to history of Pushkar, Pushkar is the place where the Mughals and British met for the first time. The fantastic disguise of history and mythology make Pushkar one of the places that you would like to visit during your Rajasthan trip.
People consider the water of the Pushkar Lake to be very sacred and the ritual of taking dips in the holy water is believed to bestow salvation. The holy dip is most auspicious on Kartik Poornima. Even before sunrise, people descend the ghats, aided by the 'pandas' (Brahmin priests) to take the sacred bath. Offerings of coconut, flowers, and cash are made to the lake and the priests.
Destinations covered :- Pushkar, Jaipur, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu & Udaipur
Day 01: Ajmer- Pushkar
On arrival at Ajmer you will be received at railway Station. Later drive to Pushkar. On arrival check in the Hotel. Historically, Pushkar always had great strategic importance and was sacked by Mahumud of Ghazni on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the great Mughals. One of the first contacts between the Mughals and the British.
Brahma Temple in Pushkar when Sir Thomas Roe met with Jahangir here in 1616. The city was subsequently taken by the Scindias and, in 1818, it was handed over to the British, becoming one of the few places in Rajasthan controlled directly by British rather than being part of a princely state.On arrival check in the Hotel booked for you.
Day 02 : Pushkar – Jaipur
Early morning visit the Bramha temple, the Ghats & Lake(Many Ghats run down to the Holy Lake where pilgrims are constantly bathing in the holy waters. Joining people at the ghats has to be with some respect for their culture and privacy. And for this reason, removing shoes before approaching the ghats, no smoking and restraining from photographing bathing people is well avoided. The Pilgrims here are sensitive about comments by non-Hindus. The famed waters of the Pushkar lake wash away the sins of a lifetime.The mystical water is also believed to cure skin diseases, making Pushkar the Lourdes of the East). Later drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in the Hotel.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, better known as the land of kings. It is popularly described as the Pink City of India because mostly buildings are pink colored in its old city. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, a great ruler, astronomer, philosopher and soldier. Jaipur is globally acclaimed for its magnificent forts, elegant palaces, terrific temples, heritage monuments, museums, and more importantly charming look and exotic culture & tradition.Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar. Have dinner at Chokhi Dhani(an ethnic village).
Day 03 :Jaipur
After breakfast start your excursion to Amber Fort enjoy elephant ride to ascend to the fort. ,Nahargarh, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple and local market.
Day 04: Jaipur- Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa. The compact and busy little market town of Mandawa was settled and fortified in 18th century by the dominant merchant families of the region. The wealthy businessmen of the village constructed many havelis and baolis with colored painting adorning their walls. Later on, with the migration of these merchant families, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them.
Despite the time lapse and ignorance about these visual and architectural extravaganzas, their attraction did not fade and today they are some of the major attractions for the tourists visiting Rajasthan
Mandawa provides the visitors with a sense of discovery at every turn; battlements that offer spectacular views of the town below, a whimsical peacock weather van, and an arched window that overlooks the verdant garden visited by peacocks. Most importantly, the fact that no two rooms are alike in the palace here. In the zenana or women's quarters, one room offers antique murals, another has a marble fountain, and the turret room boasts of walls that are seven feet thick. Looking out from the window of the turret room, it is easy to imagine the marauding bandits that once roamed freely here. Little wonder then that the family crest contains the motto, 'Veer Bhogya Vasundhara', which translates into 'the brave shall inherit the earth'.
Founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. The Chokhani and Ladia havelis and the street with Saraf havelis are some of the splendid examples of this region's.
On arrival check in the hotel. Later visit the beautiful Havelis of Mandawa.
Day 05: Mandawa- Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner. Bikaner's history date backs to 1488A.D. when a Rathore Prince. Rao Bikaji- a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur(1459A.D.) Rao Jodhaji, established his kingdom here. Rao Jodhaji had five sons but Rao Jodhaji had five sons but rao Bikaji was the most enterprising of them. The well of Bikaner-an important source of water are another attraction of the city. These are built on high plinth with slender minareted towers on each of the Four Corners and can be noticed even from a distance.
Bikaji chose a barren wilderness called "jangladesh" and transformed it to an impressive city, called Bikaji after the Founder's Name. The strategic location of Bikaner on the ancient caravan routes that came from west/Central Asia, made it a Prime trade center in the times of the year. Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces created with d elicacy in reddish-pink, sandstone, bear testimony to its historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner an interesting experience.
On arrival check in the hotel. Later visit the Junagarh fort, Lalgarh Palace & the most Important Deshnok temple(It is a pilgrim centre of Karni Mata. Karni Mata, considered as an incarnation of Goddess Durga lived here in the fourteenth century and performed many miracles. Originally the village was called 'dus- nok' meaning ten corners as it was formed by taking ten corners of ten villages.
Before the temple is a beautiful marble facade, which has solid silver doors built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. Across the doorway are more silver doors with panels depicting the various legends of the Goddess. The image of the Goddess is enshrined in the inner sanctum).
Day 06: Bikaner-Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is amongst the last of the former princely kingdoms of Rajputana before the border between India and Pakistan. The people of Jaisalmer believe Lord Krishna prophecied to Arjuna that one of his descendants would establish a kingdom on Trikuta Hill. The Lord's prophecy was fulfilled in 1196 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput who traced his lineage to Krisnna's Yadava clan, shifted his capital from Lodurva (16 km away) to Trikuta Hill. Jaisalmer earned great wealth and glory in its heyday, because it was strategically located on the most lucrative of trade routes between Central Asian kingdoms and the Far East. Merchants were valued citizens and their houses or havelis are legendary with ornate, intricately carved façades of sandstone. The Bhatti Rajputs of Jaisalmer grew rich living off the rich caravans that crossed their territory till their days of glory slowly came to an end with the burgeoning of the shipping trade through the port at Mumbai.
Jaisalmer's past glories can be seen in its impressive golden fort on Trikuta Hill that dominates the horizon. The fort houses a township with markets, palaces, temples and exquisite carved sandstone havelis. Today, these homes are national treasures and art museums that are still inhabited. This last outpost of the Indian Republic is valued for its heritage as much as for its brave citizens, its people and culture, colorful festivals and crafts have placed Jaisalmer on the world tourist map.
On arrival check in the hotel. Later visit the Sonargarh Fort,Gadisar Lake & have a walk in the market.
Day 07: Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit Salim Singh Ki haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki haveli,Patwon ji ki haveli.Afternoon check out from the hotel & drive to Sam Dunes visiting Ludharva,Kuldhara,Ruined Paliwal Village & Khabba Fort.On arrival at Sam Dunes(at the time of Sunset) take a Camel ride to the sand dunes & capture the sunset in your camera.Later enjoy Cultural programme (Rajasthani dance & Folk Music) at your camp & enjoy Rajasthani Dinner.
Day 08: Jaisalmer- Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Jodpur-Situated at the edge of the Thar Desert on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, Jodhpur is like an oasis in the vast desert. One of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan ,Jodhpur is encompassed by a 10 km long and high wall with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the valiant Rathore clan, in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur is famous for its amazing architectural splendors like the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, beautiful palaces and temples. Jodhpur is also known for its unique art and culture .Later visit the Meharangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. The Fort houses a number of beautiful palaces in its complex including Moti Mahal, Janaki Mahal,Chandan Mahal, Royal Durbar Takht, Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Umaid
Vilas and Maan Vilas, all showcasing royal grandeur of the bygone era. In evening visit the Clock Tower & the old market of Jodhpur.
Day 09: Jodhpur- Mount Abu
After breakfast visit the beautiful Umaid Bhawan. Later drive to Mount Abu. On arrival check in the Hotel. . Later proceed for the sight seeing tour of Mount Abu visiting Dilwara Temple,guru skikhar,sunset point and Nakki Lake(in night).
Day 10: Mount Abu – Udaipur
Morning have a walk at Nakki Lake, have breakfast at Hotel, later visit Toad Rock & Achalgarh. Later drive to Udaipur. On arrival at Udaipur check in the hotel & relax or you can have a walk in the narrow lanes of the old market. Udaipur, is a royal city that had been the capital of Mewar rulers for centuries. The romantic city of Udaipur has a legend behind its origin and it goes like this. Once, Maharana Udai Singh happened to meet a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills. The Sage counseled the King to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Subsequently, Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone of Udaipur in 1557 A.D.
Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, Vennace of East has been declared as the number one tourist destination of the World.
Day 11: Udaipur - Delhi
Morning after breakfast start your Udaipur city tours by visiting the magnificent City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments. Visit the terrific Jagdish Temple. Later visit the famous Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Later afternoon enjoy boat ride on picturesque lake – Pichola Lake,also visit the Sajjangarh Fort(also known as the Mansoon Palace). Later board evening Train to Delhi.
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