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Ajmer was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan and it is situated in the green oasis wrapped in the barren hills.Ajmer used to be a major center of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. when the Ruler Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. After Prithwiraj Chauhan Ajmer witnessed dynasties, which came and left leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions on the city’s history, converting it to an amalgam of various cultures and blend of Hinduism and Islam.

Today, Ajmer is one of the most significant pilgrimate destination equally important for Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

Ajmer is very close to Pushkar (11 kms) which is significant for the famous fair held normally in the month of October/November. Pushkar, the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake. The Pushkar lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.) ,devotes throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake

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Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti :
Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Ajmer, RajasthanTour the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti with Indian Horizons and discover a pious mausoleum where you find peace and happiness. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was born and brought up in Persia. He lost his parents at the age of 16 and inherited an orchard and other family businesses that he renounced after he met a pir baba who stopped by on his orchard one day. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was a great Sufi saint who was the harbinger of Islam in India. He served and blessed the poor. It is believed that those who come and pray with unadulterated faith and devotion at his Dargah or mausoleum are blessed out of their miseries.

The holy Dargah Sharief in Ajmer is the second most important pilgrimage after Mecca and Medina for the Muslims all over the world. The magnificent gateway that leads to the Dargah was constructed by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Invoke the blessings of almighty Allah at the two mosques located within the Dargah Sharief in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.

Arhai-din-ka-Jhonpra :
This masterpiece of Indo- Islamic Architecture was created in two and a half days. It was largely built from pieces of Jain and Hindu temples. Although this mosque needs to restoration, it's still a masterpiece of architecture.

Taragarh Fort :
Taragarh-fort Ajmer, RajasthanOne of the smallest of Rajasthan forts, the Tara Garh fort was built by Ajaypal Chauhan in the year 1100 AD. A winding uphill road leads to the fort situated on top of a hill. Tara Garh is a rectangular fort whose walls are almost four-and-a-half metre thick. It is worth mentionable that Tara Garh is the first Indian fort to have been built on top of a hill. A splendid bird's eye view of entire Ajmer is available from the fort top. It is unfortunate to note that most parts of the fort could not stand the tests of time and is in ruins now.
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Nasiyan Jain Temple :
Nasiyan Jain Temple Ajmer, RajasthanDedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara Rishabdebji, this temple is greatly revered by the Jain community. The construction of this temple was completed in the year 1895. The first floor of the temple named Swarna Nagari has gold plated replicas of every Jain Temple in India. Over 1,000 kilogram of gold has been used for the purpose. Depictions of scenes from Jain mythology also adorn the walls of Swarna Nagari.

Ana Sagar Lake :
Ana Sagar Lake Ajmer, RajasthanThe lovely Ana Sagar lake was constructed by King Anaji, grandfather of the great warrior Prithvi Raj Chauhan in the 12th century. The scenic beauty of the place where the lake is located attracts tourists in large numbers. A marble pavilion built by Emperor Shahjahan also stands near the lake. Beautiful gardens on the sides further adds colour to the place.
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Shopping in Ajmer

Shopping in Ajmer is a pleasant and enjoyable activity that leaves you with memorable holiday impressions.

Walk along the bazaar streets of Ajmer and be enchanted with the riot of colors and glitter that shows you the brighter side of rustic Ajmer, famous for the Dargah Sharief. The best time to enjoy shopping in Ajmer is during the 6-day Urs festival that infuses a new life into the sleepy Ajmer soul.

Tour the shops and stalls of Ajmer brimming with arts and handicrafts. Shop for souvenirs, bangles, leather belts and bags, brass utensils, embroidered shoes, woodcrafts, home décor items and a lot more on your shopping tours to Ajmer in Rajasthan, India.
The annual Ajaymeru Udyog Crafts Mela is a must visit. One particular bazaar street in Ajmer is famous for its silver items. In fact you'll get nothing but silver items while shopping on this street.

Leather goods and furniture from the Tilonia village entice you into shopping for exquisite furniture and delicately embroidered handicraft items. Buy local costumes and other interesting items that are created by the skilful local artisans.


How to Getting Ajmer

How to Reach Ajmer by Air : Nearest Airport Jaipur is Jaipur (138 kms).

How to Reach Ajmer by Rail : Ajmer is connected by rail to Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mount Abu and to Bombay Via Ahmedabad.

How to Reach Ajmer by Road : Ajmer is easily accessable by bus from places like Bikaner, Jaipur, Aligarh, Chittorgarh, Bharatpur, Jodhpur, Haridwar and Agra.
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