Taragarh Fort, Ajmer

Taragarh Fort

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25 Ratings & 14 Reviews

About Taragarh Fort

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM

Taragarh Fort is located atop the Nagpahari Hill in Ajmer. Often considered as the first hill fort of Asia, it is also known as the 'Fort of Ajmer'.   It was constructed at a time when the Aravalli mountain ranges were above the snowlines.

Built by King Ajaypal Chauhan on the pinnacle of Taragarh Hill, overlooking Ajmer, it has the reputation of being one of the oldest hill forts of the world.    It is often called as the 'Star Fort', dating back from the 12th century.

Situated 3 km and a steep 1.5 hours climb beyond the Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque, the fort offers an aerial view of the entire city. Built in the year 1100 A.D by Ajaypal Chauhan, the town's founder, the fort was the site of military activities during Mughal times.  

Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak are the three gateways of the fort. Bhim Burj that acts as a crenellation and support for the canons is amongst the highlights of the fort. The fort also contains many reservoirs,   carved out of the solid rock.  

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  • Very Good 4
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  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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14 traveller reviews for Taragarh Fort

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Rishi Narayanan

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  • Rishi Narayanan
  • Lives in Perinthalmanna
  • 170 photos
  • 33 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
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"A good religious point for Muslims"

  • 1.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Situated on a mountain with steep terrain. Taxis which you are hiring for one day sightseeing in Ajmer, will charge extra to go to Taragarh. The winding roads are thrilling, but there is absolutely nothing inside other than a dargah. There I saw another set of greedy people (first set in main dargah) who shout on us if we put the money that they expected (their range is min 500). Unlike as a spiritual tour, it's absolutely nothing there. But this Dargah is believed to be very powerful.

On the way, there is a memorial park. It's a small park with walkways cut zig zag inside and a statue of King Prithviraj Chauhan and his horse Chetak. Nothing much special inside.
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Ajay saroj

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  • Ajay saroj
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Taragarh fort"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2016
People should avoid to visit this place. There is absolutely no historical fort remains, only a Dargah you can visit. It is really not worth to visit this place and waste your time. Only thing you can see the cityscape from top of the mountain. I don't want to say anything more.
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Majid Khan

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  • Majid Khan
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1570 readers

"An amazing and very religious place with an amazing history"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 28, 2016
Taragarh Pahar is an amazing place with religious importance. On the top of this hill you can find many things like hotels, restaurants etc. You can see sightseeing there and go to religious places also. There is a place on top where you can always hear a sound of a Horse when you take your ear near a wall and reason behind this is an amazing history.

If you want to know how was my experience on Taragarh I just want to say I want to go there 100 times more.
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Al mamoon Mohit

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  • Al mamoon Mohit
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 9 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  4043 readers

"No proper guide facilities"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2015
The sight is walled and hence fort. Reach it from shuttle cab services from most parts of Ajmer. Costs less than seventy rupees. But hardly the remains have been preserved.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
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"The First Fort On Steep Hill"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2015
The first fort built on a Steep hill in India was the fortress of Taragarh or Star Forte at Ajmer. Its unique defence and strength lie in the impenetrable toughness and acclivity of the mountain upon which it is built. This ancient fort has seen many historic battles and nerve-wrecking sieges and has changed hands with the Rajput, Muslim, Maratha and the British conquerors during its long and checkered history.

Ajaymeru Doorg, as it was originally called, was built by Raja Ajai Raj Chauhan who was the king of Sapad Laksh territory having Shakambhari. Due to improper maintenance, many battles this renowned forte is just ruined. Though it was famous for its tunnels, Bhim Burj on which the large cannon Garbh Gunjam was mounted.

On the highest point of Taragarh fort stands the Dargah of Hazrat Miran Syed Hussain Asghar Khangsar who was the governor of Ajmer after its conquest by Sultan Shahabuddin Ghori. On the death of Qutubuddin Aibak in 1210 A. D. , the Rathor and Chauhan Rajputs joined in a night attack on the Taragarh, and massacred Miran Saheb and his garrison.

From the top of the hill you find a beautiful and heart touching view of whole city Ajmer. And now maximum tourists are coming to the holy Shrine Of Miran Saheb, at Star Fort.
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  • Khan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1699 readers

"Nice place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2015
This place is nearby to Dargah and we have to climb the mountain. We have two choice either by walking or using vehicle to climb it. Overall experience is good.
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Animesh Verma

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  • Animesh Verma
  • Lives in Greater Noida
  • 1 Review
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"Amazing hill view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 4, 2015
This fort situated at the highest point in Ajmer is a beautiful place to enjoy the sightseeing of the whole city. The best time to visit the fort is during the time of sunset. You can enjoy a view of the whole city from this point. The landscape in the background will give you some wonderful pictures to remember.
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Taj soheil Siddique

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  • 6 Reviews
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"Eco friendly all around"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 13, 2015
This is best one for tourist visit!!! Mostly people ignore such places but they should enjoy this place, rather than ignoring! I had visited this place with my friends and had enjoyed a lot with all my guys!!
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Parviz Bora

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  • 11 Reviews
  •  125 helpful votes
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"The place of martyrs"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2015
Taragarh which is located in Ajmer, Rajasthan is situated at 7 km above the hill from the foothill. The journey from the foothill to the above is very beautiful as the road is very curvy and scenery is so beautiful. From Taragarh, the whole Ajmer city is seen from above which is so beautiful that it makes our mind fresh. It is a place where the graves of martyrs are there.
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  • 15 votes

Neetu Vaishnav

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  • Neetu Vaishnav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
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"Historical place worth visiting"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2014
It is basically a monument of Prithviraj, known as 'Prithviraj Smarak'. It is located on the top of the hill. Worth visiting place if you are keen to know about the history. Fee is only Rs.10.
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  • 18 votes

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