Jaipur

Ajmer

 


Ajmer
Cradled between the barren hills, Ajmer is an oasis of green in a very interesting past. The city is named after its founder, Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan, who founded in the 7th century. Chauhans subsequently ruled Ajmer till Prithviraj Chauhan lost city of Mohammed Ghauri. Despite this, the culture and traditions of the city were strongly influenced by its rulers, and sees the second city of different cultures. Just like old times, Ajmer remained a popular pilgrimage center as well as Hindus and Muslims. Sharief Dargah, the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Sufi Saint, is equally respected in both communities and the Urs fair attracts thousands and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every year.


Location: Rajasthan, India
Significance: Famous for Dargah of Sufi Saint Chisti
STD Code: 0145
Best Season October To March
Language: Hindi, Urdu, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur 131 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 389 Km


CLIMATE

Ajmer has hot summers and cool winters. The maximum temperature in summer (from April to June) is around 45ÂșC. In winters (from November to February), days are sunny and pleasant but nights are bit cooler.

HOW TO REACH

By Air: The nearest airport to Ajmer is situated in Jaipur.

By Train: You can find a train to Ajmer from all the major cities of India. From Delhi, you can catch Shatabdi Express, The Pink City Express and Chetak Express.

By Road: Ajmer is well connected by the network of roads to Delhi, Agra and all the major cities of Rajasthan.

WHERE TO EAT

Ajmer has a range of multi-cuisine restaurants and hotels that offer an assorted mixture of traditional Indian and Mughlai food and fast food. There is no specific cuisine of Ajmer but Rajasthani delicacies with their spicy, tangy flavor can be found in abundance.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Urs Fair


urs_fair_Ajmer

Urs Fair takes place during the first six days of Rajab (seventh month of Islamic calendar) in the death of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chishti, whose remains are buried and are held in place in great reverence by devotees of all communities "Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. Khwaja came from Persia and established the Chishti order of fakirs in India.




Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair held in the month of Kartik, which usually falls in October or November, Pushkar, which is 11 km from Ajmer, Rajasthan. One of the most prestigious fair in Rajasthan, many tourists come on pilgrimage to Pushkar Fair and see the display of a mystifying array of topics. With the picturesque sand dunes in the background, the camel fair and camel races, horses and donkeys are also events of the fair. People indulge in body tattoo, the villagers of remote areas come here to exchange their goods.

SHOPPING ATTRACTIONS

In Ajmer, one can search for topics that have the fanaticism of Rajasthan, which echoes the old world ambience of the area. Silver jewelry with beautiful old traditional design is the biggest tourist craze. Other things to buy, antiques, curios, enchanting modern gold and silver jewelry, colorful saris and-tie-dye and fabrics, and embroidered jutis. There is also a beautiful display of colorful local handicrafts to annual meeting Urs fair.

WHAT TO WEAR

In summers, light cotton clothes are advisable while you will need light woolen clothes in winter.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Forts & Palaces


Taragarh Fort

 

Taragarh Fort Ajmer 


The fort is to see the big city. There are six entry points into the fortress. The strong home-Miran-Saheb ki Dargah, the governor of the fort who died fighting in a game. The fort offers a panoramic view of the city situated in the Aravalli hills Nagpahari ranges. This fort has immense historical and archaeological importance.

 

 


 


Monuments

Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra


adhai-din-ka-jhonpra-ajmer 


'Adhai' means two and a half days, and suggests the duration of this building was built. A marvel, a masterpiece of Indo - Islamic architecture, this building is an artifact of an ancient mosque and includes a display of a front wall of seven pointed arches. The pillars feature and a screen in a semi-ruined minarets make it a superb architectural masterpiece.



Dargah Sharif

ajmer_dargah 
Dargah Sharif or Holy Dargah is one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country. Revered by Hindus and Muslims, is the tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and dedicated his life to the service and the elevation of the poor and oppressed. The Dargah has a massive gate with silver doors built in several stages. Revered by the Mughal rulers, has touches of Humayun to Shah Jahan in its structural architecture. A ramp a large marble screen around the royal tomb of the saint, in marble with a golden dome.

Lakes

Ana Sagar Lake

Ana Sagar Lake 


Instead of picnic favorite city, Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after ANAJ Chauhan. The Baradari is surrounded by parks and pavilions built by Shah Jahan to help his long stays in Ajmer. Local people have helped build watershed.