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.
Famous for Dargah of Sufi Saint Chisti
October To March
Hindi, Urdu, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur
Distance From New Delhi:
Ajmer has hot summers and cool winters. The maximum temperature in summer (from
April to June) is around 45ºC. 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
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 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 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.
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.
Forts & Palaces
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
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 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.
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