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Rajasthan, the beautiful desert state of India, is perhaps the most fascinating and colorful state of the country.
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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 Moghula. One of the first contacts between the Moghula and the British occurred 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.
 

Hot Attraction

Pushkar Fair: The well-known and marked with largest participation of all the festivals of Rajasthan, Pushkar is an important pilgrimage as well as the venue of mammoth cattle fair. Bazaars, auctions, music and sports are highlight of this event. Recommended.
 
 

PLACES TO SEE

Pushkar Lake
Pushkar lies on the Shore of Pushkar Lake. It has five principle temples, many smaller temples and 52 ghats where pilgrims decend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. One of the primary temples is the 14th century temple dedicated to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world,[1] so Lord Brahma's temple in Pushkar is quite rare.
 
Pushkar Camel Fair
The well-known and marked with largest participation of all the festivals of Rajasthan, Pushkar is an important pilgrimage as well as the venue of a mammoth cattle fair. Bazaars, auctions, music and sports are highlight of this event.
 
Old & New Pushkar
Please note that Pushkar, the pilgrim centre, should not be confused with Budha Pushkar (Old Pushkar), a town nearby. Budha Pushkar is famous for its rose farming.
 
Weather Rainy Season Rainfall Best time to come
In Summer: 45° C (Max) - 25° C (Min)
In Winter: 22° C (Max) - 8° C (Min)
July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)   Sept to Dec
 

HOW TO REACH PUSHKAR

By Air
The nearest airport from Pushkar is Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected to all the major cities which include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Udaipur. Recently, flights to Dubai have also started from Pushkar by Indian Airlines.

By Road
Pushkar is 11 km from main Ajmer bus stand. Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur. There are buses from Jaipur to Ajmer every 15 minutes, some nonstop. The roads are very good, and it takes around 3 hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by hire private cars.

By Train
The nearest railway station for Pushkar is Ajmer, which is on the Broad Gauge and hence connected to all the metro cities of India. There are daily trains from Delhi in morning (Shatabdhi Exp).

Getting around
Cycle - rickshaw and tongas are available.
 
 
Ranakpur is named after Rana Kumbha whom Dharna Sah, a Jain businessman, approached when he had the vision of his great temple to ask for the land for its construction. Renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in amber stone, Ranakpur is amongst the five holiest places of the Jain community and exceptional in beauty. These temples were constructed in the AD 1439. It is located in the mountain ranges of Pali district, 39 kms. away from the Phalna railway station. Ranakpur is reached after passing lush green valleys and streams and the heart capturing views drive away any fatigue of the journey. The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kgs. whose sound echoes in the entire complex.
 

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The Ranakpur Jain Temple: The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century
 
 
Weather Rainy Season   Best time to come
In Summer: 42° C (Max) - 22° C (Min)
In Winter: 20° C (Max) - 11° C (Min)
July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%) 55 cms Sept. to March.
 

HOW TO REACH RANAKPUR

By Air
Nearest airport is Udaipur

By Road
Ranakpur is easily accessible by buses. Distance from Udaipur (98 km)

By Train
Ajmer to Mt. Abu route, 39 kms. from Phalna.
From Udaipur it takes 5 hours by bus.

Getting around
To move within, there are un-metered auto - rickshaws and cycles - rickshaws
 
 
A small village near the township of Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore Park is set between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. It has a chequered history and was the stronghold of the Yadavas in the 8th century. It came under Chauhans, and was ruled by them 10th century onwards.

The park is famous for tigers and due to conservation efforts, the tiger population has stabilized if not increased here. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, at their normal pursuits-- hunting and taking care of their young ones.
 

Hot Attraction

Jungle Safari: There are about 42 tigers in Sawai Madhopur National Park. A good network of gravel tracks crisscross the park and safaris are undertaken in open-sided jeeps driven by ranger.
 
 

PLACES TO SEE

Ranthambor Fort
The history of Sawai Madhopur revolves around the Ramthambhor fort. Surrounded by Vindhyas and Aravalis, amidst vast and arid denuded tracts of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of biomass in an ecological desert, the Great Ranthambhor . No one knows when this fort was built.

The strength and inaccessibility of the fort was a challenge to the ambitions of the rulers of the ancient and medieval India, particularly those of Delhi and Agra. The eminent ruler of the fort was Rao Hamir who ruled around 1296 AD. History relates that none of the rulers had a peaceful spell in spite of its strong geographical strength. Remnants of marvelous architectural monuments, ponds and lakes enlighten avid lover of the subject. The soul of this great fort inspires patriotism, valour and love. Every part reflects the ancient character of Indian culture and philosophy. There are various places of historical interest inside the fort namely Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri, Sameton Ki Haveli, 32 pillared Chhatri, Mosque and the Ganesh Temple.
 
Ranthambhor Ganesh Temple
Ganesha Temple is major attraction of the Sawai Madhopur, thousands of people come from every corner of the country come over here, and seek blessings from the Lord for happiness and prosperity. One interesting aspect is the mail that is sent to Lord Ganesha consisting mainly of wedding invitations. A fair is held on Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi over here.
 
Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple
On the way to Ranthambhor National Park, nestled amidst the high hills is the sacred Amareshwar Mahadeo temple. This is a famous picnic spot in Sawai Madhopur
 
Chamatkar Temple
The ChamatkarJi Temple Situated on the main road railway station to Sawai Madhopur city. This temple is famous for many miracles. The name ChamatkarJi means the deity who performs miracles. A fair is held here on 'Sarad Poornima' every year.
 
Shiwad Temple
Shiwad Temple is known for the Ghushmeshwar Mahadeo temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thousands of people come here to seek blessings of Lord Shiva for prosperity. An imposing fort perched on a small hill is an added attraction of the place.
 
Weather Rainy Season Rainfall Best time to come
In Summer: 38.3° C (Max) - 28.8° C (Min)
In Winter: 28.3° C (Max) - 8° C (Min)
July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)   Sept. to March.
 

HOW TO REACH RANTHAMBOR

By Air
The nearest airport is at Jaipur which connected to all the major cities which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Jodhpur.

By Road
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur. The roads are very good, and it takes around 4-5 hrs from Jaipur. You can also come by taxi.

By Train
The nearest railhead is at Sawai Madhopur is connected to many major cities of India. There are daily trains from Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.

Getting around
Siwad, Rameshwaram, Amareshwar Mahadeo, Khandar Fort, Chauth Mata temple, Kakod and Hathi Bhata, Karauli, Kaila devi, Shri Mahaveerji temple, Sapt-Kund, Bhagwatgarh
 
 
   
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