Nestled among the renowned Aravalli ranges, Ajmer is a religious place
which is known for being the site of Dargah Ajmer Sharif. It is a memorial
to the great Sufi Saint Khwaha Moinuddin Chishti who came from Persia and
devoted his entire life in improving the quality of life of the poor and the
downtrodden communities. Most of the tourists to the place are Muslim
pilgrims though Hindus also visit this Dargah to pay obeisance to the Saint.
The grand annual Urs at the dargah attracts the devotees from all over the
world. The city was founded by Ajaipal Chauhan in the 7th century and was
named as Ajaimeru the invincible hill, which later came to be known
» Dargah Sharif :
Ajmer is famous among the tourists mainly for its
Dargah Sharif, which is the tomb of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. It
is among the most revered Muslim shrines of India. The tomb is made of
marble and its periphery is made of silver railing and a marble screen.
» Nasiyan (Red) Temple :
It is a Jain temple
revered by Digambar Jains. There are a number of gold plated wooden figures
exhibited in the temple which portray the Jain mythology legends. Other
exhibits that may attract your attention are glass mosaic, precious stones
and gold and silver work.
» Adhai Din Ka Jhopra :
A combination of Indian and
Islamic style of architecture, it is an old mosque which is believed to have
been built in just two and half days. There are seven pointed arches in the
front screen wall of the mosque.
» Ana Sagar Lake :
It is an artificial lake named
after Anaji Chauhan who was the grandfather of the legendary Prithviraj
Chauhan. Located in the north of Ajmer, this lake is surrounded by marble
pavilion built by the Mughal ruler Shahjahan.
Staying in Ajmer
The city of Ajmer is fully equipped to manage the huge tourist inflow into
the city. The city provides you with a wide variety of hotels to choose from
which includes Heritage, Luxury, 3 star, 2 star and budget hotels. Some of
the important hotels of the city are Roopnagar Fort, Bijayniwas Palace
Resort, Man Singh Palace Hotel, Hotel Regency and Hotel Ambassador.
Shopping in Ajmer
interested in shopping in Ajmer will come across a variety of items which
represents Rajasthani Culture. The Ittar of Ajmer is specially
famous among the tourists. During the annual Urs, many artisans and
craftsmen come forward to display their talent and offer handicrafts at
competitive prices. Other items that you can shop for are the beads,
bangles, embroidered shoes, clothes and brass utensils among other things.
Sanganer Airport at Jaipur is the nearest airport from Ajmer which is 135
km away. As far as railway network is concerned, Ajmer is located on the
popular Delhi Jaipur Ahmedabad Mumbai line and is
therefore easily accessible by train. Ajmer is well connected by road
network as well since the place is easily accessible from both Jaipur and