Ajmer Tourism
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Ajmer Tourism

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  • 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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Rakesh Vankayala

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  • Lives in Vizianagaram
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"Pleasant experience" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its good. But the trip was a bit costlier due to transportation. But there is no other choice. There are many forts in and around to see. Jaipur is nearby so one can plan to visit Jaipur along with this. Pushkar is also a worth visiting palace for Lord Brahma Temple. You can get good rajasthani cuisines and culture over there with handicrafts. You can plan for a camel ride or desert safari as well.
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Siddharth Ajmera

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  • Lives in Ujjain
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  • 50 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"A crowdy and busy place" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The city is very crowded and busy. Everyone quotes a higher price for every commodity or service. So bargain quite a lot with the vendors and autowallahs unless you want to get thugged every time you buy something or take a ride.

Dargah Sharif, Adhai Din ka Jhonpra, Ana Sagar Lake and Soni Ji Ki Nasiya are the most famous places here in Ajmer. Dargah Sharif is very crowded. Dhai Din ka Jhonpra is peaceful in comparison. Ana Sagar lake is also very calm and serene where you can feed the fishes. Soni Ji ki Nasiya is famous for it's golden artwork and a model of the whole universe according to the Jain Mythology. Each and every section of it is very beautiful, interesting and appealing.

A few kilometers away from here is Pushkar, which is also very famous for the Brahma Temple. You can get a bus to Pushkar from Ajmer Bus Stand which is about 1.5 km from the Ajmer Junction.

The local market here in Ajmer is also very famous but you'll have to negotiate quite a lot.
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Narandra

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"Peace of mind you get is beyond description"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ajmer and Ujjain tour was very exciting. People of Madhya Pradesh were very friendly. Dargah Sharif of ajmer is a must see. When you enter the Dargah you the peace of mind you get is beyond description. The serenity of Dargah you must experience. Hotel Embassy where we stayed is very good. Service of the hotel is very good.
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Vishal Kumar

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  • Lives in Noida
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"A holy place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited Ajmer in the month of April 2015, I visited this place earlier also. This is a very holy place with the presence of Dargah Sharif, Akbar ka kila, Golden temple, jain temple etc. Its recommended to visit this place in winters and monsoon as its very hot in summer.
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Bharat Badaria

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"Overall, a good experience"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was first time I am visiting Ajmer with my family. It is awesome and peaceful place. It has famous place especially temples like Nasiyan Jain Temple, Ana Sagar Lake, Akbar's Palace & Museum and etc. I got lot of fun at Akbar's Palace and Museum. I saw the painting of Akbar in Akbar's palace. Ana Sagar Lake is also awesome and beautiful. But I was ill at ajmer which was negative point for me. But the whole experience was good.
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Mayank Agarwal

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  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Lives in Ajmer
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"A city full of old monuments"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The Ajmer city is full of old monuments like mayo college, The dargah sarif, The prithviraj chauhan-the last Hindu kings palace and the anasagar lake. It is also near the old Pushkar city which is a religious place and the marble city Kishangarh. These are also good places to visit.
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Shival Singh

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  • Lives in Karnal
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"The best place to pray and have lot of fun"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I have visited this destination with my family. It's a very nice place to visit and to pray devotions and we had a lot of fun there. We stayed here in a hotel and that we booked from holidayiq. Com thus we got the keys of our room instantly which impressed us a lot.
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Rohan Da punk

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"My favourite place in Rajasthan!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ajmer is a very beautiful city. The main sightseeing points are the Chudi Bazaar, Dargah, Pushkar, Annasagar lake and Foy Sagar.

Its a quiet city which has a lot to offer. The scenic view from Pushkar(which is on top of a hill) is fabulous and should not be missed! The Chudi bazaar is also one of a kind as its a market which offers a variety of bangles as you would like to suit yourself.

As the city is soon to be a supercity, cabs such as Ola and Taxi for sure have also begun their services which make travelling hassle free. All in all, its a must visit city if you're in Rajasthan!
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Saddam Khan

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"Famous for the historic places"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Rajasthan is is the one of the most beautiful state in India. Many famous cities like Pushkar, Amer, Pink City, Sarwar and many places are there. I loved my journey of Rajasthani and I really enjoyed my rides and Ajmer is heaven in not only in Rajasthan but also in India because here mazaar of Khwaja Garib Nawaz.
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Deepak Makker

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"Religious place covered with hills"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Reached Aajmer from Jaipur, it took around 2 and half hour by bus to reach there, first went to the hotel on naseerabad road, after taking rest we decided to visit the place, first of all went to the most heard famous place i. E DARGAH, ajmer is famous for this in all of the world. I found that place very peaceful, but when you cross the dargah road there you have to face many beggars and fakers kind of, they are kind off making you scared by selling there products. \

It was not cool at all but when you enter in dargah believe me you will get a extra ordinary peace in your mind. Later on we went to aanasagar, in the evening nothing can be best in Ajmer, you can have boating experience too and can taste junk food over there.
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