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
Tourist Attractions in Ajmer
Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti :
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.
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
Taragarh Fort :
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.
Nasiyan Jain Temple :
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 :
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
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.