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The city of Ajmer, south west of Jaipur, is situated in the heart of Rajasthan. It is a green oasis wrapped in the barren hills has been a witness to an interesting past. South west of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major centre of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties and thereafter it became a part of the sultanate of Delhi. Ajmer was also favourite residence for the great Mughals. Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims. This city is an amalgam of various cultures and a blend of Hinduism & Islam. Especially famous for the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally venerated by the Hindus and Muslims.

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The city of Ajmer is on the edge of Ana Sagar Lake in the state of AjmerRajasthan in the northwestern part of India. It is also edged by barren hills of the Aravali range. The historic city of Ajmer is situated at the distance of 130 km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India. The town of Ajmer is surrounded by Jaipur (the capital of Rajasthan, India) and Tonk districts in the east, Nagaur district in the north, Pali in the west, and Bhilwara district is in the south.

Places to Visit : Ajmer travel guide

Ajmer travel guide : The Dargah:
At the foot of a barren hill, is situated India's most important Piligrimage centre for people from all faith. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, more popularly known as Khwaja Sharif.

Ajmer travel guide : Mayo College:
One of Indian's best public schools located in the south east of the city. It was founded in 1875 A.D. only for the princes. Each prince along with his entire retinue and an English tutor had his own house in the spacious college grounds covering 81 hectares. Now it is a public school open to all.

Ajmer travel guide : Shahjahan's Mosque:
In the corner of the inner court of the Dargah, is a magnificent building in white marble with a long (30.5) and narrow court having low arcade and delicate carvings with trellis work. It is the most marvellous all the sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.

Ajmer travel guide : Adhai din Ka Jhopra, Ajmer Tourism Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra:
A remarkable structure, this is a masterpiece of Indo Islamic architecture located on the outskirts of the city. Just beyond the Dargah. As the legend goes, its construction took two and a half days. (Adhai-Din) to complete. It was originally a Sanskrit college, built within a temple. In 1193 A.D. Mohammad Ghauri conquered Ajmer and converted the building into a mosque by adding a seven arched wall in front of the pillared hall in just two-and-a-half days (adhai-din) and hence the name. The district pillars and arched "screen with its ruined minarets make it a splendid architectural masterpiece.

Ajmer travel guide : Taragarh Fort:
A steep one and half hour climb beyond the Adhai-Din-ka-Jhonpra leads to the ruins of the Taragarh Fort, perched on a hill. One can have an excellent view of the city from here. The fort was the site of the military activity during the Mughal period later used as a sanatorium by the British.

Ajmer travel guide : The Museum:
Once the royal residence of Emperor Akbar, the museum houses a rich repository of the Mughal and Rajput armor and exquisite sculptures.

Ajmer travel guide : The Circuit House:
The former British Residency, overlooking the artificial lake, Ana sagar, has now been converted to the circuit House. The lake and the cenotaph and the shrine of the Hindu reformer Swami Dayanand, founder of the Arya Samaj movement in India,can be viewed from here.

Excursions :

Ajmer travel guide : lake, Pushkar ToursPushkar Lake(11km.) :
The lake, situated on the edge of desert and surrounded by hills on the three sides is separated from Ajmer by Nag Pahar-the snake mountain. On this mountain the Panchkund and the cave of saint Agastya are located. It is believed that Kalidasa the 4th century Sanskrit poet and playwright, choose the setting for its masterpiece "Abhigyana Shakuntalam" in this forest heritage. According to legend, the origin of Pushkar dates back to the time when Lord Brahma was on his way in search of a tranquil land to perform a "Yagna", A lotus fell from the hand of the Lord into this valley. A lake spring upon this spot and was dedicate to him. A Brahma temple located here is a popular place of pilgrimage.

Ajmer travel guide : Puskhar Fair :
It is one of the most colourful fairs of India. Lakhs of pilgrims throng the lake during the annual cattle fair. Beside trading of horse camels, cows and bulls, there are exciting camel-cart races and culturalecents, clothes household items and leather goods are for sale during the fair on the full moon of Kartik (Nov.), pilgrims take a holy dip in the lake.

Ajmer travel guide : Man Mahal :
Along the banks of the Pushkar Lake is the former residence of Raja Man Singh of Ajmer, Man Mahal. Presently it is covered to RTDC sarvour Tourist Bunglow ensuring convenient accommodation to travelers. Pushkar palace (Kishagarh House) adjoining it is a heritage hotel.

Ajmer travel guide : Foy Sagar :
A picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer foy who created it under a famine relief project.

Ajmer travel guide : Ajmer Attractions
The holy city of Ajmer is predominantly famous for its Dargah or Tomb of Great Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. While you will in Ajmer you will also see Ana Sagar Lake and Daulat Bagh. You will also see an imposing fort which was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar – the great. You will also see government museum. Nasiyan Red Jain Temple (built in 19th century); Mayo College, Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra, Shahjahan’s Mosque, and Taragarh Fort are also worth paying a visit.

How to Reach Ajmer :

By Air: The nearest airport to Ajmer is in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.

By Rail: Ajmer is well-linked by train from all the major cities of India. The best options from Delhi are Shatabdi Express, The Pink City Express and Chetak Express.

By Road: Ajmer is well-connected by a good network of roads from Delhi, Agra and all the major cities of Rajasthan, India. Tour D rajasthan offers tours to ajmer travel guide, tours to ajmer,
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