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Ajmer Tours

Ajmer is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is most famous for its pilgrimage of shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and also the base for visiting Pushkar an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city which is famous for the Brahma temple. Ajmer was founded in 7th century by Dushyant Chauhan who ruled Ajmer in spite of repeated invasions. Ajmer was conquered by Muhammad of Ghor, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, in 1193. However, the Chauhan rulers were allowed autonomy upon the payment of a heavy tribute to the conquerors. Ajmer remained subject to Delhi until 1365 when it was captured by the ruler of Mewar. Ajmer became part of Rajasthan state on 1 November 1956. The Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Mu inuddin Chishti is situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

 

Major tourist attractions of Ajmer, Rajasthan

 

Dargah Ajmer Sharif:

This is one of the major tourist attractions in Ajmer. The Dargah Sharif the domed tomb of the saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of Ajmer. The Dargah lies at the foot of the northern extremity of Taragarh hill.The dargah has large pillars, consisting of several white marble buildings. The Dargarh has two mighty Buland Darwaza, which were built by Sultan Ghyasuddin Khilji.The other Buland Darwaza in the north, which is now the main entrance of the Dargah, was built by Nisam Usman Ali Khan of Hyderabad Deccan in 1915 A.D.The main attraction of The Dargah has tombs, courtyards and Daalaans, some of which are exquisite specimens of the Moghul architecture and were erected during the Moghul period. Akbar was the first Moghul Emperor to visit the Dargah. He built the Akbari Masjid in the Dargah in 1571 A.d.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra:

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is located on the lower slopes of Taragarh Hill. It was originally Hindu temple, which was built in 1153 and then converted into mosque by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak in 1193. The first Sultan of Delhi, in AD 1199 contemporary to the other one built at Qutub-Minar complex of Delhi.

Taragarh Fort:

The Taragarh Fort in was built by King Ajaypal Chauhan in 1345 and was the center of a kingdom in Rajasthan. Within the fort there are large reservoirs where water was stored in case of a siege, when all the towns folk took shelter within the walls of the fort. It's the fort guarding Ajmer as one of the oldest fort in India and was the seat of Chauhan rulers. The battlements run along the top of the hill. An excellent bird's view of the town from the fort is another attraction among tourists.


Anasagar Lake:

Anasagar Lake is a man-made lake which was built between 1135-1150 AD, by the King Anaji, grandfather of Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan. Surrounding the tranquil lake is the beautiful Daulat Bagh, a typical Mughal garden built by Emperor Jahangir.

Lake Foy Sagar:

Lake Foy Sagar is another tourist attraction in the city of Ajmer. This artificial lake is a masterpiece by an Englishmen known as Mr Foy. Who created it under a famine relief project in 1892. The lake is surrounded by the enchanting Aravalli hills and breathtaking flora and fauna. The lake is among the tourist spots of the city.

 

How to Reach Ajmer :

By Flight :

KISHANGARH has been proposed airport in Ajmer by the Government of Rajasthan. At present the nearest airport to Ajmer is the Jaipur International Airpor, about 135 km away, There are many airlines that operate flights to the major cities in India.

By Train :

Ajmer has strong railway network with most of the Indian cities and towns. Ajmer Junction Railway Station is well connected with Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ujjain, Howrah, Bhopal, Mumbai, Jammu, Indore and all other major cities.There is a major technical and repair railway workshop in the city.

By Road :

Ajmer has an excellent road network with major cities in India like Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chenna.The most important bus stand is the Inter State Bus Terminal. The Ajmer - Jaipur expressway is a 6 lane highway. There are numerous state owned and private buses that ply to and from Ajmer regularly.

Climate of Ajmer :

Summer season : Average maximum and minimum temperatures of Ajmer is 45 C and 25 C.

Winter season : Average maximum and minimum temperature of Ajmer is 30 C and 03 C.

Monsoon season : Average rainfall of Ajmer is about 56 cm.

Best season to visit Ajmer : Between September to March.