Jaipur to Pushkar Road Trip – Distance, Time, and Useful Travel Information

Pushkar, a small town in Rajasthan, is renowned for its sacred Pushkar Lake and the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. The town comes alive during the Pushkar Camel Fair, a vibrant spectacle of trade and festivities. For a road trip from Jaipur to Pushkar, hiring a taxi from Savaari brings convenience and comfort. Savaari offers reliable services, knowledgeable drivers, and the flexibility to explore not just Pushkar but also the surrounding attractions like the Brahma Temple, Savitri Mata Temple, and the serene desert landscapes. With Savaari, travellers can relax and immerse themselves fully in the charm and tranquillity of Pushkar without worrying about navigation or logistics.

Table of Contents

  1. Why travel from Jaipur to Pushkar?
  2. Traveling from Jaipur to Pushkar by Car
  3. Best time to take a road trip from Jaipur to Pushkar by car
  4. Popular routes to travel from Jaipur to Pushkar by road
  5. Other means of traveling
  6. Explore Pushkar Like a Local: A Handy Guide
  7. Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Pushkar
  8. Hotels and Resorts – Accommodation in Pushkar
  9. Nearby road trips from Pushkar

Why travel from Jaipur to Pushkar?

The journey from Jaipur to Pushkar is like stepping into a colourful storybook of Rajasthan. Pushkar holds a special place with its sacred lake and temples, like the rare Brahma Temple. It’s not just a place for pilgrims; it’s a vibrant hub for culture and adventure. The town bustles with the famous Camel Fair, painting a lively scene with traders and festivities. Choosing to visit Pushkar from Jaipur means immersing in this rich tapestry of spirituality and tradition, embracing the beauty of Rajasthan’s landscapes and history. Before starting the road trip, opting for a car rental in Jaipur allows you to explore Jaipur and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city.

Jaipur to Pushkar by road

Travelling from Jaipur to Pushkar by car

Going from Jaipur to Pushkar by booking a cab is a comfortable and flexible way to explore this magical route. Opting for Savaari’s services adds a touch of ease and reliability to the journey. Savaari offers trustworthy drivers who know the roads well, ensuring a smooth ride. With Savaari, you have the freedom to stop by attractions along the way, like the ancient temples or the scenic vistas of the Aravalli hills. It’s not just a drive; it’s an experience made convenient and enjoyable with Savaari’s excellent service.

Jaipur to Pushkar

Important Highway information about Jaipur to Pushkar

Highway Name Jaipur to Jodhpur National Highway
Alternate Name National Highway 48
Highway Number NH 48
Distance 142 km
Starting Point Jaipur
Ending Point Pushkar
Highway Quality Good
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Best time to visit

Pushkar’s weather tends to be dry, with cool nights and notably hotter days, occasionally marked by intermittent rainfall due to its desert locale. Each season offers a distinct glimpse of the city. Summers and Monsoons can be scorching and quite challenging, making Winter (November – February) the ideal time to explore this captivating destination. During this period, the weather is pleasant, allowing visitors to fully relish Pushkar’s charm without the discomfort of extreme heat or heavy rains.

  • Peak: November to February
  • Optimal: August to September
  • Avoid: March to July

Popular routes from Jaipur to Pushkar

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Jaipur to Pushkar via NH 48

This is the shortest and the best route to travel between Jaipur and Pushkar. The distance between Jaipur and Pushkar on this route is around 142 KM and takes about 3-4 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Jaipur to Pushkar road conditions.

Here’s the basic route map from Jaipur to Pushkar via this route: (Link to get this route on Google Maps)

Jaipur → Mokhampura → Bandar Seendri → Kishangarh → Gagwana → Pushkar

Driver-suggested sights/monuments/offbeat places along this route

If you’re driving along this route, there are plenty of sights and offbeat places that you can explore. Here are a few driver-suggested options:

  • Rajasthan Ka Switzerland (Dumping Snow Yard), Kishangarh – The Marble Dust Dumping Yard in Kishangarh earned the nickname “Snow dumping yard” owing to its snowy appearance caused by the accumulated marble waste. Surprisingly, despite being a repository for discarded marble slurry, the dumping yard has emerged as a prominent tourist attraction in India. Its popularity among fashion shoots, videographers, photography aficionados, and even low-budget filmmakers has transformed it into a sought-after destination.
  • Sawarda Fort – This fort stands as a testament to the region’s historical legacy. While not as extensively explored or restored as some other forts in the region, Sawarda Fort exudes a rustic charm. Its weathered walls and remnants echo tales of valour and dynastic struggles from centuries past. Visitors to Sawarda Fort can admire its architectural remnants, envisioning the grandeur it once held, and immerse themselves in the enigmatic aura of Rajasthan’s history.
  • Kishangarh Fort – Perched atop a hill, this majestic fort overlooks the town of Kishangarh, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Constructed in the 17th century, the fort exhibits Rajputana architectural styles, characterised by intricately designed gates, ornate pillars, and beautifully crafted walls. Inside, it houses various structures, including palaces, temples, and courtyards, each reflecting the opulence and grandeur of its bygone era.

Popular places to eat along this route where our customers usually stop

From Jaipur to Pushkar, several dining spots beckon you. These culinary havens offer delectable local cuisine and comfortable stopovers, allowing you to savour authentic Rajasthani flavours. From quaint roadside eateries serving traditional dishes to charming restaurants showcasing regional specialties, these dining stops enhance the journey, tantalising taste buds with the essence of Rajasthan’s culinary heritage. Here are some recommendations:

  • RJ 19 Hotel and Restaurant, Bagru – This is a multicuisine restaurant with a fireplace, a kid’s menu, and has indoor, outdoor, and rooftop sitting. It serves alcohol and has a salad bar with numerous options. Some recommended dishes are World’s Largest Paratha, Dal Makhani, and Lassi.
  • Kumawat Restaurant, Dudu – This restaurant presents a delightful rendezvous with Rajasthani cuisine. Known for its authentic flavours and warm hospitality, this eatery captures the essence of local gastronomy. The restaurant boasts a diverse menu featuring traditional Rajasthani dishes, including delectable dal bati churma, spicy ker sangri, and flavourful thalis brimming with regional specialties.
  • Makrana – Raj Restaurant, Ajmer – This is a culinary gem showcasing the vibrant flavours of Rajasthan. Renowned for its diverse vegetarian menu, this eatery offers an extensive array of Rajasthani delicacies that tantalise the taste buds. Some recommended dishes are Rajasthani Thali, Sev Tamatar, and Pav Bhaji.

Jaipur to Pushkar road condition via NH 48

The road from Jaipur to Pushkar via NH 48 generally offers a decent driving experience. It’s a well-maintained highway, providing a smooth and mostly straight route. However, road conditions can vary at times, especially during monsoons or after heavy rainfall, when some sections may encounter minor potholes or surface issues. Overall, it’s a comfortably navigable road, especially for regular vehicles. It’s advisable to check for any recent updates or road conditions before embarking on the trip for a smoother travel experience.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Jaipur to Pushkar via NH 48 and MDR 85

This is a slightly longer route to travel from Jaipur to Pushkar than the previous one. The distance between Jaipur and Pushkar on this route is around 166 KM and takes about 4 hours. To avoid road closures, always check for the latest updates and follow a live map when travelling to get the best idea of Jaipur to Pushkar road conditions.

Here’s the basic route map from Jaipur to Pushkar via this route: (Link to get this route on Google Maps)

Jaipur → Sawarda → Naraina → Roopangarh → Kishangarh → Gagwana → Pushkar

Driver-suggested sights/monuments/offbeat places along this route

Here are some of the must-visit places on a Jaipur to Pushkar road trip along this route:

Gurudwara Shri Sawarda Sahib
Gurudwara Shri Sawarda Sahib
  • Gurudwara Shri Sawarda Sahib – Dasvi Padshahi, Sawarda – It commemorates the visit of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, to Sawarda during his travels. This gurudwara stands as a testament to his teachings and blessings bestowed upon the region. Devotees visit this revered site to pay homage and seek spiritual solace, immersed in the serene atmosphere and the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
  • Marwa Fort – Though less explored compared to some of Rajasthan’s more renowned forts, Marwa Fort boasts a captivating charm. Its weathered walls and remnants echo stories of valour and the region’s past struggles. Visitors to Marwa Fort can appreciate its architectural remnants, imagining the grandeur it once held, and immerse themselves in the enigmatic aura of Rajasthan’s lesser-known historical sites.
  • Mahesh Vihar, Kishangarh – This picturesque location often attracts visitors seeking a peaceful escape amidst natural surroundings. It’s a place where one can unwind, surrounded by lush greenery and serene landscapes. Mahesh Vihar offers a serene environment for relaxation, making it a favoured spot for locals and tourists alike to rejuvenate and enjoy moments of tranquillity amidst nature’s beauty.

Popular places to eat along this route where our customers usually stop

Here are some of the best stops for food and drinks on your Jaipur to Pushkar road trip on this route:

  • Hotel Gujarat, Mokhampura – This is one of the most popular restaurants along this route allowing people to take a welcome break on their journey. This is a pure vegetarian restaurant offering affordable and delicious Indian dishes. Some recommended dishes are Kathyawadi Chai, Punjabi Thali, and Paneer Angara.
  • Bhanu Bhai Sweet and Family Restaurant, Sursura – This is the perfect spot for all kinds of Marwadi namkeens and sweets. It has spacious seating arrangements and adequate parking space. Some recommended dishes are Kalakand, Garlic Namkeen, and Pyaj Kachori.
  • Manuhar Restaurant, Kishangarh – This is a multi-cuisine restaurant in Kishangarh offering Indian, Chinese, and Italian cuisines. It is known for courteous service and excellent location along with delicious food. Some recommended dishes are Special Thali, Paneer Tikka, and Fried Momos.

Jaipur to Pushkar road condition via NH 48 and MDR 85

The National Highway 48 (NH 48) is a major route that connects Jaipur and Pushkar, providing a well-maintained and smooth driving experience. MDR 85, or Mahadev Danda Road, is a state highway with good driving conditions too. Generally, state highways in Rajasthan are decent, but it’s advisable to check for any recent updates or road conditions, especially during or after monsoon seasons, as weather conditions and maintenance can impact road quality.

Most preferred route from Jaipur to Pushkar by Savaari customers

Both the above routes are good for travelling from Jaipur to Pushkar. However, the route via NH 48 is the best route for a Jaipur to Pushkar road trip and can get you there within 3-4 hours. However, if you have already travelled this route and want an alternative, then you can opt for the route via NH 48 and MDR 85.

Other means of travelling from Jaipur to Pushkar

How to reach by train?

There is no train from Jaipur to Pushkar. However, you can take a train from Jaipur to Ajmer Junction and then hire a cab to Pushkar. Here are the details of the available trains:

Train Number Train Name Departure Days Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
Trains from Jaipur to Ajmer
12958 Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express All days of the week 11.55 pm 1.35 am (next day) Around 1 hour and 35 minutes
20978 Ajmer Vande Bharat Express All days of the week except Wednesdays 10.10 pm 11.55 pm Around 1 hour and 45 minutes
12916 Ashram Express All days of the week 8.25 pm 10.20 pm Around 1 hour and 55 minutes
12992 Udaipur City Intercity Express All days of the week 2.10 pm 4.05 pm Around 1 hour and 55 minutes
09721 Udaipur City Special Fare SF Special All days of the week 6.15 am 8.10 am Around 1 hour and 55 minutes

Once you reach Ajmer, you can book a cab from Ajmer railway station to your destination in Pushkar. The travel time is approximately 40-50 minutes, around 14 km.

Pushkar offers numerous experiences to travellers with different preferences. Once you reach, you can book a Savaari local cab in Pushkar to explore the town and its surroundings. Our experienced drivers can help you discover places that need local expertise too.

How to reach by flight?

There is no airport in Pushkar. While there is an airport at Kishangarh at a distance of around 40 km from Pushkar, there are no direct flights from Jaipur to Kishangarh. Hence, you will have to take a connecting flight to Kishangarh with the flight duration ranging between 10 and 24+ hours. Jaipur is the other airport closest to Pushkar. You can book a cab from Jaipur airport to Pushkar for a comfortable journey.

However, if you choose to arrive at the Kishangarh airport, then you can opt for a Savaari taxi from the airport to your hotel in Pushkar.

How to reach by road?

There are two ways to travel from Jaipur to Pushkar by road – a bus or a taxi.

With Savaari, you can be assured of a memorable road trip from Jaipur to Pushkar. Taking the route via NH 48, the journey covers about 142 kilometres and typically lasts around 3-4 hours, subject to traffic and other conditions. Priced affordably at Rs. 2,246, you can relax and soak in the scenic drive, guided by our expert drivers for a safe and pleasant journey, ensuring your adventure is memorable and trouble-free.

There are many buses from Jaipur to Pushkar. The minimum travel time by bus is around 2 hours and 10 minutes and the maximum time is around 4 hours and 10 minutes. The buses leave throughout the day allowing you to choose the travel time as per your convenience. The ticket cost varies from Rs. 167 to Rs.1,400. You can visit any travel portal to get a deal on the tickets.

Price comparison for choosing different travel means 

Means of transportation Travel time via each of these means Price
Jaipur to Pushkar by trainJaipur to Ajmer by trainAjmer to Pushkar by cab Train: Around 1.5 to 2 hoursCab: Around 40-50 minutes Train: Rs. 300-500 (AC Chair Car)Cab: Rs. 1,200
Jaipur to Pushkar by bus Around 2-4 hours Around Rs. 167 – Rs. 1,400
Jaipur to Pushkar by flight
Jaipur to Pushkar by cab Around 3-4 hours Rs. 2,246

Cabs from Savaari offer a unique experience and add an element of convenience to your trip from Jaipur to Pushkar. Although buses are preferred by many travellers as they are cheaper, the frequent stops and the lack of door-to-door facility can impact the overall experience of the journey. With Jaipur to Pushkar Savaari cabs, you can halt at any interesting place along the way and turn your trip into an adventurous exploration. Before leaving on the road trip, you can hire a taxi service in Jaipur from Savaari to explore the Pink City thoroughly and make the most out of your travel plan.

If you are planning to return to Jaipur, either on the same day or after a few days, you can consider our roundtrip cab services for convenience. Once you avail of these services, you will have a cab with you at all times. Hence, you will be able to explore the area at your own pace without having to stick to the timetable of public transport systems.

Attractions in Pushkar for sightseeing

Steeped in cultural richness and spiritual serenity, Pushkar offers a range of attractions that attract travellers from around the world. Whether exploring ancient architectural marvels, immersing in the sacred aura of revered sites, or simply wandering through the bustling markets, Pushkar promises a sightseeing experience that transcends the ordinary, offering a glimpse into the timeless charm of this cultural gem. Here are some places to explore when in Pushkar:

Pushkar Lake

A sacred water reservoir surrounded by 52 ghats and numerous temples, Pushkar Lake is believed to have been formed by petals falling from Lord Brahma’s lotus. Pilgrims come to take a holy dip, and the lake is particularly magical during the evening aarti.

Brahma Temple

Standing as one of the rare temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator in Hinduism, this ancient structure is known for its red spire and unique architecture.

Savitri Mata Temple

Perched atop the Ratnagiri Hill, this temple dedicated to Goddess Savitri offers breathtaking panoramic views of Pushkar and the surrounding desert landscape.

Pushkar Bazaar

A bustling market that adds vibrant hues to Pushkar’s charm. It offers an array of goods, including traditional Rajasthani jewellery, textiles, handicrafts, and spices. Exploring the bazaar provides an authentic cultural experience.

Varaha Temple

Situated near the Pushkar Lake, this temple is dedicated to Lord Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It features intricate carvings and is a tranquil spot for reflection amidst the bustling town.

Rangji Temple

Known for its distinctive architectural blend of South Indian and Rajasthani styles, the temple is dedicated to Lord Rangji, another form of Lord Vishnu. The temple’s artistic marvels and spiritual aura make it a must-visit.

Man Mahal

A magnificent palace constructed by Raja Man Singh I of Amber, Man Mahal is now a heritage hotel. Situated on the banks of Pushkar Lake, it offers a glimpse into Rajasthan’s regal past and provides a luxurious retreat.

Pushkar Camel Fair Ground

In November, the desert town comes alive with the Pushkar Camel Fair. This vibrant event attracts visitors with its spectacle of thousands of camels, cultural performances, and a lively carnival atmosphere.

Once you are in Pushkar, you can hire a local cab for sightseeing and exploring the nearby places.

Savaari’s customer recommends – popular places to eat in Pushkar

From quaint cafes exuding a bohemian charm to traditional eateries resonating with the flavours of Rajasthan, the town’s culinary landscape is as diverse as its cultural tapestry. Indulge in aromatic Rajasthani delicacies, savour international cuisines, or unwind with a cup of chai at a cosy tea stall. Pushkar’s dining scene caters to every palate, ensuring a gastronomic adventure that complements the town’s spiritual and cultural allure. Here are some popular places to eat in Pushkar:

  • Amigo Mango Garden Restaurant – A multi-cuisine family restaurant near the lake
  • Desert Rose Cafe – A cosy café with good music and overlooking a pool
  • Shalom Falafel – A must-visit place for authentic Lebanese and Israeli food
  • Honey & Spice – A family-run café with healthy and delicious food options
  • The Laughing Buddha Vegan Café – Another family-run café that offers vegan food and great street views

Hotels and resorts in Pushkar

Hotel Name Address
Nature Village Resort Address: Khasra No. 25, Village – Sawaipura, Tehsil – Peesangan, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305005
Phone: +91 96102 33355
The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa Address: Khasra No. 1242 1243, 1196/1726, Village Surajkund, Motisar Road, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022
Phone: +91 145 2774400
Ananta Spa & Resort Address: Village-Leela Sevri, Ajmer, Pushkar Rd, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022
Phone: +91 141 3540500
The Country Side Resort Address: Lake High Bridge, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022
Phone: +91 88750 20681
Pratap Mahal – IHCL SeleQtions Address: Pushkar Bypass Rd, Road, Honkra, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: +91 0145 6620000

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Nearby road trips from Pushkar

The area surrounding Pushkar is a haven for road-trippers, offering diverse routes that wind through arid deserts, rural hamlets, and historical landscapes. Every route unveils its own tale, inviting travellers to discover the lesser-explored facets of this culturally rich and historically significant land, just a drive away from the spiritual allure of Pushkar. Here are some recommendations:

Route  Distance The best time to visit
Pushkar to Ajmer 16 km October to March
Pushkar to Jodhpur 180 km October to February
Pushkar to Udaipur 300 km September to March
Pushkar to Bikaner 255 km October to March
Pushkar to Ranthambore National Park 275 km October to March

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