Ajmer is a very beautiful city, surrounded by the spectacular Aravalli Mountains.Originally called Ajaimeur or the invincible hill, founded by Ajai Pal Chauhan in the 7th century, Ajmer was a centre of Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. Even during the Muslim conquests, Ajmer did not loose its charm and importance. It was only when Prithvi Raj Chauhan lost to Muhammed Gohri that Ajmer passed on to multiple hands of feudal lords, Marwar rulers and finally the Mughals. Eventually, Ajmer was conquered by the Marathas, who subsequently lost it to the British and it became one of the only parts of Rajasthan controlled directly by the East Indian Co.

Getting there

  • Location:

    South West of Jaipur (150 Kms)
  • Railways :

    Ajmer is connected by rail with Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
  • Roadways :

    RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) buses connects Ajmer to major cities like Jaipur,Delhi, Agra and within Rajasthan.

Travel Informations

  • Area :

    9.8 sq km
  • Best time to visit :

    October to March
  • Languages Spoken :

    Rajasthani. Hindi, English
  • Major attractions :

    Pushkar, Dargah, Jain Temples

Places to visit

Dargah Khwaja Sahib:

 

Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti - probably the most important Muslim shrine in the Indian sub-continent with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims flocking here especially during the Urs celebrations. During the celebrations, the devotees food is cooked in two enormous degs (cauldrons), one of them nearly 10 feet in diameter, and then follows the ritual of "looting the degs". After emptying them at lightning speed, attendants jump inside the steaming hot interiors to scrape out the dregs - all in just 3-4 minutes flat!

Taragarh Fort:

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Mayo College:

 

Pushkar

 

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