On that Saturday, we drove more than 800 kilometres in less than 15 hours, stopping only for four hours in between. For the first time of a lifetime of road trips, not one bone of our bodies pleaded rest. In the hot month of June, coming back home, the only thing that we revelled in was ‘faith’.
Driving is the best way to reach Ajmer. The road is in perfect condition and is a smooth drive but the experience is one you will cherish always. The fields, shepherds in their colourful turbans and dhabas dotting almost the entire stretch guarantee not a single dull moment. If you leave before sunrise (which is actually the best time to leave the city), you can watch the spectacular sunrise while driving into daylight.
Dhabas! Try authentic food, especially the paranthas, lassi, and tea.
For The Eyes
On a day trip to Ajmer, visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Spend some time roaming the streets and market and enjoy a good meal (small roadside is the best) before heading back.
You can also plan a longer stay and visit Pushkar. Pushkar is a beautiful city only 15 kilometres from Ajmer and houses the famous Pushkar Lake, many temples and ghats. Do not forget to stop by at the only Brahma temple in the world.
There is a lot to see in Ajmer too. Spend an evening by the Ana Sagar Lake. Ajmer is an ancient town and the ruins are worth every traveller’s list. Interesting places worth going to include Akbar’s Palace, Adhai Din Ka Jhopda Mosque, and Clock Tower. Shopping is a blissful experience here and so is the food.