Visit the twin cities of Ajmer and Pushkar located 8 miles apart and south-west of Jaipur. Within India, Ajmer is considered one of the holiest sites of the Muslim faith and Hindus embrace Pushkar as a place of enormous importance to Hinduism. Ajmer is the home of the holy Ajmer Sharif Dargah, one of the most important Islamic shrines in the world. Just a short drive away, with more than 500 temples, Pushkar is an interesting Hindu town to visit. Puskar’s focus is its placid lake and the ghats (stepped terraces), havelis (private mansions), crumbling buildings and temples, all whitewashed splendidly at the edge the lake. Parts of the town have the vibe of a Rajasthani Varanasi, India’s holy city at the river Ganges.