11 km from Ajmer, Pushkar is one of
the most important Hindu pilgim place. It is believed to be the abode of
Lord Brahma (the Creator of the World). It also has the only temple of
Lord Brahma. The picturesque sacred Pushkar Lake is said to have been
originated by the falling of lotus from the hand of Brahma. It is
believed that on Kartik Poornima (in October or November), one dip in
the holy waters of lake is equivalent to performing yagnas for several
27 km from Ajmer, a Rathore prince
called Kishan Singh founded Kishangarh. It gained acclaim for its
miniature paintings in the 18th century, which though short-lived was
very refined and reached its height under the patronage of Savant Singh,
who later became a hermit. While Savant Singh modeled as Krishna, his
mistress popularly known as Bani Thani modeled for Radha. Paintings of
Bani Thani are still famous. Today, the city is also known for its
marble and textiles.
There are many excursion points around Ajmer. Read further to know more about Ajmer Rajasthan excursions.