Ajmer Tourism

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I belong to the state of Kerala in South India. It was my wish to visit the Holy Ajmer Dargah near Jaipur in the State of Rajasthan in North India again. So I started with my brother by Indigo Airlines on 12th July 2010 from Kochi to Jaipur. There the Co-ordinator of the Hotel Shikha arranged airport pick up and stayed at the hotel overnight. The next morning we started to Ajmer in the hotel's car which is about 135 kms away from Jaipur.

Ajmer Dargah

Holy Ajmer Dargah is one of the holiest places of worship in India. The tomb of the Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthy is at Ajmer Dargah Sharif. The history says, apart from the common people, even the mighty kings of India, both Hindu and Muslim, have paid submissive homage to the great saint and have sought his mairaculous aid to solve their problems. I got a very best feeling in Ajmer Dargah which is unexplainable.

It was very crowdy in Ajmer with pilgrims.

You can reach Jaipur by air. From there you can proceed to Ajmer by train/car/bus which will take around 3 hours. In my experience I can say that the best hotel to stay in Jaipur is Hotel Shikha facing the Deer Park and behind the Secratariat as the staff are service oriented. At Ajmer, reasonably priced good hotels are available close to the Dargah. Please avoid mediators like autorickshaw drivers, rickshaw pullers etc- to find any hotel there.

On return from Ajmer in the same car , we checked out from the hotel at Jaipur and returned to Kerala on 14th July 2010. As a whole I can say confidently that this was a very nice and comfortable trip, which gave us a mental peace after visiting Ajmer Dargah.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Reasonably good north Indian dishes were available. As a pilgrim centre, for shopping, most of the items available near the Dargah were pilgrim related items such as lockets, stones etc-. Actually good stones (gems) are available in Rajasthan to fix in rings, lockets etc-.

Activities & things to do: Main activity in Ajmer was worship as a pilgrim. On return we visited Jaipur known as the Pink City which is very beautiful. A lot to see and shop in Jaipur but I couldn't, due to lack of time.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Don't rely on the autorickshaw drivers, rickshaw pullers who will forcibly make arrangements for accommodation at Ajmer. You can approach directly to a lot of choices of hotels without a mediator to avoid cheating.
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Karan Datwani
  • Karan Datwani
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"Ajmer needs to develop big time" new review

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I went to Ajmer to meet my relatives and had fun with them. This was the first time I visited Ajmer. We all went to hangout to Chopati, a garden, a mall and some other places. Chopati was nice place in morning but again we all went at night. I did't like it then. The city is not that clean or developed like it should be.
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Anil bhardwaj
  • Anil bhardwaj
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews

"Excellent city with great transport"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
My overall experience to visit the Ajmer was excellent. My purpose to visit was religious and personal. It was very good to reminiscence the sweet memories of Ajmer. Shrine of Khawaja Sahib. The city is well connected with buses and train.
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  • Sayed
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Ajmer trip was fun!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was very good to reminiscence the sweet memories of Ajmer. Shrine of Khwaja Sahib, Ana sagar, Taragarh fort and shrines are the best of all. The city is well connected with buses, cabs and trains. As far as I know, the nearest airport is in Jaipur, the pink city of India.
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Devika Dwivedi
  • Devika Dwivedi
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 19 Reviews

"It was a great experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I was at Ajmer recently with my mother in law just to visit as a tourist. We went around to see the Ana Sagar Lake. The lake is dirty and is in shambles. It is responsibility of not only the administration and civic bodies but also the citizens to keep it clean. The dargah of Mouiddin Chishti was surely worth visiting. I had heard about con men, pretending to be members of the Moulai Committee, hounding you first and demand exorbitant sum for their services. But we were pleasantly surprised to see Azhar a young boy who helped us through with the visit to the shrine and refused to take any money in return. But everyone may not be as lucky. Photography is not allowed in the premises, post a blast in 2013. The place is palpable with men and women praying, but you will still find a place to relax and meditate in peace.
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Hari Gupta
  • Hari Gupta
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 3 Reviews

"Just some discomforts in the bus"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2014
Other than a few discomforts in bus, the place, hotel to stay, hospitality, food, and everything was good, and recommend anybody to make a trip like this, but if possible, with train and then rest is very good. As it was a religious and relaxation trip. I would like to say that the overall experience was good.
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Prakhar Gupta
  • Prakhar Gupta
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"Pushkar Via Ajmer <3"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Mar 19, 2014
Well, Ajmer is one of the most important Muslim sites in India; it houses the tomb of the great Sufi saint Hazrat Mu'in ud-Din Chistti (1138-1236), also known as "Gharib navaz" (Protector of the poor). Pushkar, one of the holy towns of Hindus, is also located in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan. It is a vibrant and colorful place and one should add this to the list of places to visit.

Ajmer is most famous for the tomb of the grat sufi saint Hazrat Mu'in ud-Din Chistti. The tomb is a must visit place for everyone. The other attractions within Ajmer include Ana Sagar and Foe Sagar, Ajmer Fort . One should also go to Pushkar, for Pushkar has the only Brahma Ji Temple in the world alongside a beautiful and colorful market consisting of every typical Rajasthani article and handicraft.
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Mohd  gazi shekh
  • Mohd gazi shekh
  • 6 Reviews

"Lot of savings and fun all the way!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2013
I visited Ajmer Dargah, then we went to Taragarh. Both are meant to be religiously aesthetic and praiseworthy. I suggest it to everyone who even thinks of this place in a though.
The stay was nice and comfy and cool in the night. The local shops serve U with their local speciality and of course state-wise menu also available.
The handicrafts and clothes are good for a good price, affordable.
Please take a note, Khadim's of the Dargahs, they will cheat you if u dont know things very well
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Yeshwanth Tl
  • Yeshwanth Tl
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews

"Our Heritage"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2013
I had great experience in Ajmer city visited Dargah and Pushkar the only Bramha temple and so many things which you will see in the city. This was an good opportunity to visit Ajmer, a former capital of Rajasthan. Buy flight from Bangalore to Jaipur, from Jaipur by bus we have many buses to Ajmer
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  • Simran
  • 4 Reviews

"Not very expensive"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2013
I had a great experience in Holy Ajmer City
Dargah and Near Pushkar City and so many things which you will see in the city.
Most important city is not very expensive. Public transportation is also very good and so many hotels for stay in this city. I will want to travel in this city the next time.
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Vivek Sharma
  • Vivek Sharma
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"One day trip to Ajmer"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2013
I went to Ajmer to attend the marriage of my friend's sister. This was a good opportunity to visit Ajmer, a former capital of Rajasthan. We arrived in Ajmer in the morning and had a full day to roam as the marriage rituals were going to take the whole day, and we were not interested in that. First of all we left for Ajmer Dargah Shariff. A good place to visit but when to go inside to see Maza there is a huge rush in a small room with no ventilation and the priests inside exceeds all the limits. They hold your hand, do some ritual and ask for money. If you refuse to pay they will behave like anything. The thing you will like is the premises. Later we went to Taragarh Fort. It is one of the oldest forts of not only India but of the world. Worth a visit. Later we visited Foy Sagar lake and Ana Sagar Lake. The must visit place in Ajmer can be listed as:
- Dargah Shariff
- Taragarh fort
- Foy sagar lake
- Ana Sagar lake

Advise : Be careful with your belonging at any religious place which is crowded. I saw many suffered peoples over there.
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Ajmer Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 486 m
  • Pincode: 305001
  • District: Ajmer
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0145
  • Weather: Summer 26 to 41°C, Winter 3 to 32°C
Ajmer, formerly known as Ajmere or Ajaymeru is a 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.

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 residence 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.

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.

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