Ajmer

Located in the heart of the desert of Rajasthan, Ajmer offers a spellbinding fusion of the Sufi culture and Hindu religion.

Ajmer

Located in the heart of the desert of Rajasthan, Ajmer offers a spellbinding fusion of the Sufi culture and Hindu religion. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century AD and continued to be a major center of the Chauhan power till 1193 AD when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri.

Places of Interest in Ajmer

The Dargah of Khwaja, Ajmer
He Dargah is revered among the people from all faiths. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti and is next only to Mecca or Medina for the Muslims of the subcontinent.

Adhai Din Ka Jhopda, Ajmer
It presents a breathtaking example of the excellence of Indo-Islamic architectural styles. It was originally a Sanskrit college, built within a temple. In 1193 AD. Mohammed 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-half days (adhai-din) and hence the name.

Taragarh Fort in Ajmer
Taragarh Fort, perched on a hill, is another major tourist attraction among the tourists. It offers an excellent view of the city. One can

Pushkar Camel Fair, Ajmer
have an excellent view of the city. The fort was the site of the military activity during the Mughal period, later used as a sanatorium by the British.

Excursions near Ajmer

Pushkar Fair
Pushkar Lake
Kishangarh
Foy Sagar

How to reach Ajmer

Jaipur's Sanganer Airport is the nearest one, connected to all the major Indian airports. RSTC and private buses, connect the city with various places in the state as well as Delhi and Agra. Regular trains are also available from all the major Indian cities.

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