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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Hari Gupta
  • Hari Gupta
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Just some discomforts in the bus"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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....... More
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Prakhar Gupta
  • Prakhar Gupta
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"Pushkar Via Ajmer <3"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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,....... More
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Mohd  gazi shekh
  • Mohd gazi shekh
  • 6 Reviews

"Lot of savings and fun all the way!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
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....... More
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Yeshwanth Tl
  • Yeshwanth Tl
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews

"Our Heritage"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
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....... More
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  • Simran
  • 2 Reviews

"Not very expensive"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
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....... More
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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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