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The Eternal Romance Tour 2 Nights / 3 Days
The Glimpse of Rajasthan Tour 2 Nights / 3 Days
The Royal Tiger Trail 2 Nights / 3 Days
The Golden Triangle Tour 3 Nights / 4 Days
The Pink City - Jaipur Tour 4 Nights / 5 Days
The Camel Safari 4 Nights / 5 Days
The Rajasthan Excursion 4 Nights / 5 Days
The Venice of the East Tour 4 Nights / 5 Days
The Colourful Rajasthan Tour 6 Nights / 7 Days
The Rajput Magic Tour 6 Nights / 7 Days
The Frescoland Shekhawati Tour 7 Nights / 8 Days
The Golden Triangle Tour 7 Nights / 8 Days
The Desert Circuit Tour 10 Nights / 11 Days
The Rajasthan Special Tour 10 Nights / 11 Days
The Rajasthan Nature Tour 12 Nights / 13 Days
The Desert Trail 13 Nights / 14 Days
The Rajasthan Experience 16 Nights / 17 Days
The Grand Rajasthan Tour 21 Nights / 22 Days
The Maharaja Tour 23 Nights / 24 Days
 

 
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Ajmer and Pushkar
 
Ajmer
 
Raja Ajai Pal Chauchan founded Ajmer in the 7th century AD. This former princely state was ruled by the Chauhan dynasty till 1193 AD. Prithviraj Chauhan, the last Hindu ruler of Delhi, lost Ajmer to Muhammed Ghori. After defeating Prithviraj Chauhan, Muhammad of Gauri went on to established an empire, with its capital at Delhi. He controlled much of Northern and central India. Muhammad further expressed his intentions of promoting Islam to convert "the land of the idols". Muhammad's Islamic ambitions have made Ajmer truly a unique town; here Hinduism and Islam coexist peacefully today, with temples and mosques within a short distance of each other.

After the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan in 1193 A.D. Ajmer became a part of the Delhi Sultanate. However, Rana Kumbha of Mewar and Raja Maldeo of Marwar later reestablished Rajput rule over Ajmer. From then onwards Ajmer was coveted by Rajputs, Mughals and Marathas and witnessed many battles.

Today, the town is a melange of the two religions, with the holy Pushkar temples on one hand and the Dargah (tomb-shrine) of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti on the other. Ajmer is now world famous for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Even the all-powerful Mughal emperors came here to pay their homage. The Dargah is a hive of activity all through the year as people of all religions come here. Within the shrine complex are two massive cauldrons, for donations. Qawwali, the famous Sufi singing, is a regular feature within the shrine.

Darga of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Ajmer Rajasthan India
Ajmer has an interesting building known as Adhai Din ka Jhopra, which said to have been built in just 2 ½ days (Adhai din). It was actually a Sanskrit college, which Mohammad Ghori plundered and later rebuilt into a mosque.
 
Nasiyan :
Nasiyan, The Jain Temple at Ajmer Rajasthan
In the center of the town is a beautiful red Jain temple (Digambar), known as Nasiyan. The main double storeyed hall is exceptionally beautiful with gold and silver decorations. Within the temple there is a splendid display of wooden gilt representations, glass engravings and paintings describing the Jain faith about the creation of the world. Akbar's palace at Ajmer has been converted into a museum that houses a rare collection of Mughal and Rajput armory. Built with red sandstone, the building has wonderful interiors and exteriors.
Till 1947 Ajmer, not being part of any principality, was the administrative hub of the British Administration. Hence Ajmer was able to grow into great center of education and culture. Mayo College, amongst others were patronized by the royalty from the princely states of Rajasthan.
 
Pushkar
 
Having spent the major part of my youth in Rajasthan I still cannot find words to describe this town. You have to come here and experience it. Just 11 Km from Ajmer and surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other, an oasis in inhospitable surrounding is an absolute must-see in Rajasthan. Pushkar, is a Hindu pilgrim town and has one of the five dhams or pilgrimages that are held in high esteem by Hindus. The others are Badrinath, Puri, Rameswaram, and Dwarka. Emperor Aurangzeb destroyed many of the temples here during his progroms on the Hindus.

THE PUSHKAR LAKE: (Tirtharaj, which means the Royal Pilgrimage)
It is revered as one the most sacred lakes among the Hindus. The belief is that; a dip in this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month), and worship at the Brahma temple cleanses the soul and ensures salvation. The famed waters of the Pushkar Lake are said to wash away the sins of a lifetime. The mystical water is also believed to cure skin diseases. There are many temples located around the lake that add to the charm and mystique of this sacred town.

 
JAGATPITA SHRI BRAHMA MANDIR: (Lord of the Universe)
This is the only Temple dedicated to Lord Bhrama in World. The temple stands on a high plinth with a striking red sandstone spire (shiker), marble steps leading up to it the temple. Just above the main gateway there is an image of a goose, the symbol of Brahma. Within the temple is a silver turtle set on the floor facing the Sanctum Sanctorum or Girbha-griha. All around this turtle on the Marble floor there are inset hundreds of silver coins. Coins engraved with donor's names are also embedded into the walls. Peacocks adorn most of walls of the temple; Hindus believed it to be the vehicle of lord Brahma's consort Saraswati (the goddess of learning).
Jagatpita Shri Brahma Mandir - Temple, The Lord of the Universe, Pushkar, Rajasthan - India
Savitri Mandir - Temples of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

SAVITRI TEMPLE:
This very colourful temple is located behind the Brahma Temple on a hilltop. The temple is dedicated to the first consort of lord Brahma; it offers breathtaking views of the Pushkar Lake in the morning and is well worth the uphill trek.

VARAH TEMPLE:
The huge idol here of Varah, the god with the body of a man and the head of the boar is of immense curiosity to the non-Hindu. The deity of this temple offended Emperor Aurangzeb (a pious Muslim) who and had it destroyed. Raja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur reconstructed it in 1727. The temple has an interesting and richly ornamented image house.

MAHADEVA TEMPLE:
This beautiful temple built in the 19th century has a remarkable feature; a white marble idol of Lord Mahadeva with five faces. The temple itself has elegant ornamentation that is by far the best seen in Pushkar.

RAMAVAIKUNTH TEMPLE:
Pushkar's more modern and largest with more intricate ornamentation, the Ramavaikunth Temple was built in the 1920's and has beautifully sculpted images of no less than 361 different deities. The ornate outer gopuram over the entrance is said to have been built by a team of masons specially brought here from south India.

THE PUSHKAR FAIR:
Held in the month of Kartik each year 'The Pushkar Mela' (fair) is the best time to visit. The Mela is a staggering sight, camels, horses, cows, goats, and sheep from all over the desert state are transported here to be traded during this week-long fair. Suddenly the barren plains around Pushkar are awash with a flood of animals and their masters; the desert explodes into a riot of colour. The men in their brightly coloured turbans and the heavily bejeweled women with their vividly hued ghagaras (ankle-length skirts) add to the spectacle.

 
 

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