I had been bugging Nitin for over 10 days now. I had been complaining how it has been so long since we took a trip somewhere. So on a Thursday morning, while having breakfast, Nitin asks me
“Let’s go somewhere this weekend. Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know. Where do you want to take me( 😛 )?”
*after a 5 minute long discussion*
We decided to go to Ajmer and Puskar over the weekend. Because it was still chilly in Delhi, so Rajasthan was the perfect choice.And since I was chatting with my Friend,Aakanksha, I asked her to come along. She told me she’ll talk to her husband, Vipul and let me know in a few hours. And they decided to come along. We decided to drive since it is not that far from Delhi and Nitin can drive for hours at a stretch! 😛
It took us about 5 hours from Gurgaon to Ajmer and because the check-in was not before 10 A.M. we were driving around in Ajmer, doing touristy things. We went to Ana Sagar lake, which looks so much prettier in pictures than in reality.
We spent some time here, looking at the fishes and then we checked in our hotel. We stayed at the Paradizzo Resort. After resting for a while and getting some sleep, we were ready to explore Ajmer and to try the Delicious and Famous Rajasthani food. We took a cab from the hotel to the main market. We didn’t want to take our own car to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot.
The streets around the Ajmer Sharif Dargah are so colorful and crowded that you will find it difficult to walk on these streets and yet you will enjoy the experience. There are a lot of things you can buy from here. Ajmer is famous for Sohan Halwa, colorful ‘chaadars’. The visit to Ajmer Sharif was a blissful experience and we felt a positive energy there.
Here are some other pics from Ajmer Dargah Sharif/Market:
After the Dargah visit, we all were hungry and wanted to have some delicious Rajasthani food. We were trying to find a good restaurant and so we were asking sweet shop owners for the best Vegetarian food around. They directed us towards this small restaurant( I am unable to recall the name). We ate so much food and everything was delicious.
We thanked the owner for such an amazing meal and asked him for places we can go to for the rest of the evening. He suggested his brother’s Sheesha cafe Romy’s: The sports cafe, which is located opposite to Suchna Kendra. It had amazing ambience, delicious mocktails and kick-ass sheeshas. We spent the rest of the evening there, chilling.
Next day we checkout of out hotel and went to pushkar. the highway between Ajmer and Pushkar is super nice and the views are amazing. It is just a 30 minute drive from Ajmer to Pushkar.
Okay so the best thing about Pushkar is the food. Rajasthani food here is bomb. Although we had decided that we will eat small proportions throughout the day, so that we could try different dishes, but as soon as we reached Pushkar, all four of us sat down for a hearty meal. LOl!
We then went through the market streets towards the famous Brahma Temple, which is one of the few temple’s dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple is absolutely beautiful. After coming back from the temple we strolled around discovering the street markets pf Pushkar, did a little bit of shopping and then left pushkar for our journey back to home.
I wish we had more days(damn the corporate life 😛 ). I wanted to go to Jodhpur, Udaipur and Mountabu as well. But we left that for our next trip. 🙂
Here are some pics from Pushkar: