Set in the heart of Holy place Pushkar. The Pushkar Bagh offering a rare opportunity to enjoy rajasthans culture, custom & tradition. The resort lies in a large private site overlooking to the Fair (mela) ground and flanked by open fields and hills. A stay at the Pushkar bagh is the perfect way to appreciate and respect the desert environment. This is the place for anyone who loves nature. The Pushkar Bagh Provides every comfort the modern traveler could wish for; luxurious accommodation, mouth watering cuisine and an exclusive view of the mountain & desert. Throughout the resort atmosphere is relaxed and enchanting.
The pushkar bagh is an exceptional example of elegance and symmetry in Indian architecture of the last century. The entire bagh is carved out of the famous pink sandstone of Jodhpur it exquisitely captures the romance and grace of a bygone era. The Pushkar Bagh courtyards are peaceful havens where guests can unwind for the day and spend the afternoon leisurely reading or relaxing while capturing the panoramic view of mountains and desert. The resort has been beautifully built by its owners Kunwar Mahendra Singh Rathore, (The erstwhile Jhagirdar) and his wife kunwrani prerna. Each cottage & tent has been created and decorated with its own particular charm and the many courtyards, verandahs and gardens all offer a setting and ambiance set to capture your heart. The cottages & tents have been innovatively crafted using the traditional skills and crafts of Rajasthan.
. Each cottage & tent at the Pushkar Bagh consists of an outer verandah (5m x 3m) with deck chairs, table and electric lantern where one can relax sipping morning or evening tea. The bedroom (5m x 5m) has two single antique wooden beds or king size large antique wooden bed with two bedside tables N night reading lamps, a writing table N chair, two easy chair & a traditional bajot (small table), Antique wooden wardrobe, bags stand and a antique dressing table with mirror and 'durries' to cover the floor. Each cottage & tent has a large size (5m x3m) in suite bathroom with all modern amenities including herbal toiletries. The sleeping area can be curtained off with mosquito nets, if desired, and there are four windows with netting and blinds for ventilation. Each cottage & Tent has its personal breathtaking view of the desert and mountain. Architectural design gives a glimpse of royal bygone era of maharajas. Its unique location and personalized services will provide guests an unforgettable and everlasting moments in life. There is a large dining hall (Surya Mahal) serving the best of Rajasthani cuisine and a large open reception tent with seating areas. The Campfire is the focal point for the evening entertainment programme and rhythms of the Thar-music, dancing, magic shows, puppet shows, jugglers, flaming torches and camel parades
Mehfil (Theme Dinner)
The Pushkar Bagh offers Mehfil (Theme Dinner)- At the open courtyard with building illumination. Men are provided with colorful turbans & women with colorful ethnic dress. Guests are greeted with garlands and the tikka ceremony is performed. Afterwards relax to the music of the folklore while you sip a gin based welcome drink. Guests are then directed towards the venue, followed by classical / Rajasthani dances, drinks can be ordered & served while dance performance is on. Thali dinner is served on bajots (low tables) Elaborate dinner menu including specialty Indian and mughalai preparations served by traditionally attired staff.
Traditional Rajput wedding :
The guests are divided into two groups to form bride and grooms sides. A traditional ceremony is arranged one couple from the group is chosen as bride and groom. The men are dressed in white kurta pajama and colorful turban; ladies are dressed in colorful Rajasthani dress or Salwar Kameez with colored scarf. Building is beautifully illuminated, brat processing with groom on horseback is led by other men and decorated camels, and Horses band flaming torches and musicians. On arrival of Barat party at bagh they are received by ladies, welcome drinks are served groom is then led to marriage ceremony venue which is beautifully decorated with flowers & ferry light in the middle of the garden and bride follows later. All other group members are then seated on the mattress and bolsters all around the venue in the garden. A Hindu Pandit then performs the rituals and commemorates the marriage ceremony, while cocktails, drinks and snacks are served followed by gala dinner served on low tables. The dinner ends with fire works display Photographer / Video man can be arranged on request. The newly wed couple is then escorted to the suite decorated with flowers.
Typical village dhani dinner:
Authentic Rajasthani dinner is served in rural style with traditional ceremony arranged before the dinner followed by local entertainment and folk dances during the evening.
Grand Royal welcome
Grand Royal Procession Welcome This theme recreates the ambience of the welcome accorded to a victorious Rajput warrior. The entire driveway to the resort is lined with caparisoned Elephants, horses and Camels. Elephants with trunks raised in salute, accompany guests who are taken in royal carriages or on Elephant back to the resort. A band of musicians and horseman precede the procession amidst a shower of rose petals. Valets drape each lady with a duppatta (shawl) and the gentlemen are dressed up is safas (Rajasthani turbans. Guests are greeted with garlands and the tikka ceremony is performed. Afterwards relax to the music of the shehnai while you sip a gin based welcome drink. This popular theme is a combination of the Royal Welcome and Rajasthani folk dances. An elaborate bar-be-cue set up on the lawns of the hotel, accompanies the celebrations and a grand fire works display
AN EVENING AT VILLAGE
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life enter into a village created at the old house of Rajasthani traditional family. At the entrance Ladies dressed in Rajasthani costumes with arti, tikka, and garlands welcome the guests. Folk dance by local artists welcomes you further for this royal night. visit the bazaar, Banglesmaker, potter, blacksmith, sword maker, puppeteer, painter displaying and selling their products. The snake charmer, astrologer & palmist are also there to draw attention. Then step into the dining area where original Rajasthani village delicacies are served while the folk dancers entertain & enjoy and celebrate at the up as one of streets. Guests sit down for dinner on mattresses, with royal food served by service staff dressed in traditional attire on bajots(low tables), in thalis. The street side dishes being cooked right in front of you. Relish the tawa (griddle) and kadaidelicacies, snacks, and puffed bread or savor the daal, subzi & pudi-pulses, vegetables and puffed bread. Gulp it with drinks from the local liquor shop, For desserts, Indian sweets being made at the mithaiwala(sweet seller) or have some fresh fruits from the fruit vendor. Finish it all with some paan (sweet betel leaf preparation) from the paanwala To entertain through the dinner in a novel way, you have the Hindi film music being played at the Paan shop, as it happens in the streets. At the end of evening the guests are accorded a royal see off.
Kuchaman, Kishangarh, Sambher salt lake and Roopangarh are some of the better-known excursions from Pushkar. Ajmer is one of the major cities of Rajasthan and famous for annual urs celebrated here.
Famous for its fort, a visit to Kuchaman takes you to the magic of a bygone era. You can view the life of Meera Bai in miniature paintings in the Meera Mahal. In the Lok Dev Temple appreciate the beautiful paintings of Lok Devatas such as Sant Tejaji, Sant Gogaji, Sant Pabu Rathore, Baba Ram Dev, Sant Kesaria Kanwarji, Sant Jamboji, Sant Ravi Das, Sant Kabir, Guru Nanak and Khawaja Moinu-din-chisti. The temple was built by Ranjit Singh to honor the sacrifices of the masses. Other attractions in Kuchaman include the Meena Bazaar (a bustling bazaar where merchants, tradesmen and craftsmen used to put up their wares for sale to the royalty) and the China Pole (with its exceptional intricately painted interiors made by a Chinese traveler narrating his experiences during his travels in India).
Kishangarh was a princely state ruled by the Rathores and located on National Highway 8. Apart from its fort, the Kishangarh is known for the miniature paintings style known as Kishangarh Art. Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), now converted into a hotel is the main attraction inside the fort. Kishangarh is also known its rich storehouse of marbles.
Roopangarh was built by King Roop Singh of Kishangarh in 1648. Originally a nine-turreted fort, new additions were continuously made to in the coming years. Difference in the architectural styles can be easily observed in the fort.
Ajmer is a major city in the North Rajasthan and located just 14 km from Pushkar. The most popular attraction in the city is the Dargah or tomb of the 13th century Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Other attractions are the Anna Sagar Lake, the Nasiyan Temple, and the Arhai Din ka Jhonpra.
Sambhar Lake is a declared wetland of international importance and a wonderful place for excursion. It is a place where horizons stretch to infinity and water and sky merge in a shimmer of gauzy blue. The lake is considered as the bird watchers paradise and home to around 140 species of avifauna.
Pushkar Bagh Safaris
Pushkar bagh safaris offer great outdoor adventure and a taste of the thar desert. Visitors can choose mountain hike and bike, camel and camel cart ride and jeep safaris to the local trible villages. elaborate customized safari itineraries, with over night camping can be made to suit individual requirements. Visitors can visit tribal village, see the great thar desert, wild life with local craftsman at work and enjoy the beautiful village life.