Ajmer Tourism

Ajmer Tourism

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Ajmer Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 486 m
  • Pincode: 305001
  • District: Ajmer
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0145
  • Weather: Summer 26 to 41°C, Winter 3 to 32°C

History of Ajmer

Ajmer, formerly known as Ajmere or Ajaymeru is the city in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. The city was founded by the rulers of the Chauhan dynasty who ruled it for several decades, with Prithviraj Chauhan being one of its most illustrious rulers. At a distance of 135 km from the capital city of Jaipur, Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli range and is located at the slopes of the Taragarh hill. The city is guarded by the mammoth Taragarh Fort which is one of the country's oldest hill forts, and is at the summit of the Taragarh hill providing a breathtaking view of the city below.

People and Culture of Ajmer

Ajmer is famous for the Dargah Sharif of the great Sufi Saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti. Located at the foot of the Taragarh hill, the site is visited by thousands of devotees from all religions and sects who come here to offer their prayers. Especially during the festival of Urs, believers from all around the globe throng the holy site with the hope of getting their wishes fulfilled by offering prayers to the Saint. The Anasagar is a beautiful artificial lake located at the north of the city. The Bardani pavilions which surround the lake and the adjoining parks add to the beauty of the location and are popular for outings and picnics. The Ajmer Museum, which was once the residences of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, has a range of unique sculptures and armour of the Mughal and the Rajput dynasties preserved here for visitors to see.

Things To Do in Ajmer

The city has several other attractions like Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, which is the remains of an old mosque and is a unique example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Nasiyan (Red) Temple which is a well known Jain temple, the Nimbark Peeth, Nareli Jain temple, among many others. The city of Ajmer has been the hot seat for culture and education from ages. The British established the prestigious Mayo College, an institute set up exclusively for the erstwhile Indian nobility, which is now considered to be one of the best schools in the country. Ajmer is also the gateway to the holy city of Pushkar, which is just 11 km away from here. Pushkar is famous for the Lord Brahma temple and the sacred Pushkar Lake, and the town has become a favourite spot for domestic and international tourists.

The best time to visit Ajmer is during the winter season when the weather is pleasant and comfortable for exploring the city.

Ajmer is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Jaipur and Jodhpur.

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Dargah Of Khwaja Muin-Ud-Din Chishti, Ajmer

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The Dargah Complex, Ajmer

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Jay Singh

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  • 3 Reviews
  •  152 readers

"Holy place with calm environment"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 7, 2017
It was great experience in Ajmer I went there in April, temp was about 40^c that time, local people's there also good they helped me a lot even a auto driver gave his number and told if you need any help call me, and also good site views like ana sagar lake, eve view of puskar, these are some reasons force me to visit Ajmer again
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Tufail dalla

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  •  2 helpful votes
  •  183 readers

"Ajmer place of khwaja garib nawaz"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2017
ITS A PLACE of khawa garjb nawaz in Rajasthan I pleasantly visiting every year for garib nawaz even many visiting place like museum taragadh and anna sagar lake etc help Ajmer to visit the tourist almost daily 1 lakh people visiting Ajmer I am very happy with this city and all religious people are coming in Ajmer for his muraaad. Must visit once in life ..
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Syed Hasan

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"Peaceful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 4, 2017
First time ever in my life I visited the holy city Ajmer, and presenting a sher (IRADE ROZ BANTE HAIN, BANKE TOOT JATE HAIN, AJMER WAHI JATE HAIN, JINHE KHWAJA BULATE HAIN).

A very good experience, peaceful area, traditional Rajasthani culture and good place for leisure... I recommend everyone planning to go Rajasthan, first visit over here, after that move everywhere, wherever you want to go..
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"Good memory visiting the Dargah"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2016
Ajmer is a small town in Rajasthan... Around 2-3 hours drive from Jaipur.

To reach Ajmer from Jaipur is very convenient. By roadways, there are lots of buses running at regular intervals. Also there are numerous trains running between Jaipur and Ajmer.

I went there by train in the morning and returned to Jaipur by evening. The famous thing in Ajmer is the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Christi. Indeed it is a crowded place, with small roads. Beware of the beggars, as they will follow you from the entrance to the dargah until you give them some money; or you can just totally ignore them behaving as if they don't exist.

The actual shrine is in a small hall and you hardly get few seconds to say your prayers. Otherwise you can just roam around the place and listen to the live kawali performances. It is must to cover your head to enter the shrine, so don't forget to bring something to cover your head or you can just buy it from the shops.
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Hargopal sharma

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"Only visit if you believe in suffi saints and are ready to ignore the loot in the name of Him"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2016
Historical, devotional place where everyone is blessed, totally mismanaged, taken care by or taken over by people whose motive is just to extract money from pilgrimage on one pretext or other.
Conclusion: don't fall prey to khadims or any other person, go and offer your prayers, He Himself will take care of you
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A Trip to Ajmer"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2016
I had been to Ajmer by train in the month of November 2016. Ajmer is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Rajasthan. The must-visit attractions around Ajmer include the Dargah Sharif, Pushkar Lake and the Savitri Temple. The Dargah Shariff is a Sufi shrine of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti. It houses the grave of the revered saint. The iconic Dargah Shariff encompasses a lovely sight of the devotional prayers, the background covered with greenery and the non-stop sight of ardent devotees visiting the sacred shine from all across the world throughout the day. The Pushkar Lake was created by the petals falling from the Brahma's Lotus. Here, Lord Brahma destroyed the demon Vajra Nabha. It is a sacred belief here that pilgrims can was away their sins by just taking a dip in this natural wonder. On the southwest corner of the Pushkar Hills is the Savitri Temple. As per tradition, Savitri is worshipped first and then comes Gayatri. Both the revered idols are now installed in the Savitri Temple.
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Amit bhati

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  • 2 Reviews
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"Good street food"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2016
All relegion compatibility seen was an good experience. That made me feel proud. Felt comfortable as all local public facilities and transport were good and up to the mark no misguidence. For any cab taxi and even public also helping nature so no hassle in any way.
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Nitish Varshney

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"Ancient city with modern touch"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2016
Visiting Ajmer was my last moment decision with 2 of my colleagues. ****, I am proud of that decision.
This whole city is a treat to eyes. Lakes, monuments, temples, dargah, hills this city has all. We started our journey by visiting the world famous Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah. It is old saying that people who visit Ajmer Sharif and pray with pure heart and loyalty at this Dargah will free their soul. And we felt the same once we came out of the Dargah afyer spending almost 1 hour there. This place has some great mysterious spiritual power that will leave you spell bounding.
We then moved on to the main city area that includes some time honored temples and monuments. Sona Temple is one of them. This temple and each of its element is made up of GOLD thus has yellow color all over. An eye soothing view you will experience inside the temple.
Other major tourist attraction of Ajmer are Ana Sagar, Adjacent Hanuman Temple, DharmDwar, Taragarh, Dhai din't ka jhonpra, Nareli Jain temple, Mayo College Museum, Rangji Temple and list never ends.
You can enjoy boating and resting in garden situated at the center of Ana Sagar Lake.
Taragarh Fort is phenomenal. Visit spectacular Rani Mahala inside the Fort. Enjoy city's view feom top of the fort.
If you are planning to visit Ajmer, plan it from November to February. Though temperature doen not go beyong 43 deg still it is recommended to avoid summer season for visiting Ajmer.
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Asraf munera

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  • Asraf munera
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"Excellent experience"Alla Hazarat Garib Navaj"Ajmer"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2016
Ajmer trip :Nice Experience with my all family members and" great jiyarat of Alla Hazarat Garib Navaj"
Make my trip very good for advanced booking and journey planner with rating and reviews of all others tourists of Ajmer,
My trip very successful with all family members and thanks again to make my trip team members,
My family members very happy and feel Excellent experience"Alla Hazarat Garib Navaj" and "Taragadh dargah Sharif"
Good experience and all the best to all tourists,
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Asraf munera

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"Excellent experience"Alla Hazarat Garib Navaj"Ajmer Sharif"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2016
Ajmer trip :Nice Experience with my all family members and" great jiyarat of Alla Hazarat Garib Navaj"
Make my trip very good for advanced booking and journey planner with rating and reviews of all others tourists of Ajmer,
My trip very successful with all family members and thanks again to make my trip team members,
My family members very happy and feel Excellent experience"Alla Hazarat Garib Navaj" and "Taragadh dargah Sharif"
Good experience and all the best to all tourists,
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