Ajmer Tourism
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Ajmer Tourism

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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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Naim Vohra
  • Naim Vohra
  • Lives in Anand
  • 1 Review

"A religious place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
On 12-dec-2014 I went to Ajmer sharif from Anand via Bus. Bus ticket price Rs.500/seat and Rs.700/sleeper. Ajmer Sharif is best place for Indians. Peoples around the world came here to pray. Try to go to Ajmer sharif in winter because Bus ticket rate, hotel rate are low. Go to Taragarh Dargah, its near to Ajmer Dargah. Anasagar is also best place to visit.
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Rimpa Dutta
  • Rimpa Dutta
  • 14 Reviews

"A religious city"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ajmer is only a religious city & nothing else. It is very crowded & hot. Dargah is must visit here. We spent few hours in this city. The way to Dargah was crowded. At last nothing special, only holy place to pray.
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Imran Chowdhy
  • Imran Chowdhy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Good destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ajmer is very beautiful city in rajasthan. It has many religion place. January and February is right time to spend the time there. The food was very good and tasty. The place is good for shopping. Ajmer is a very good city for tourism because many historical places can be seen. Ajmer is famous for durgah or we call it as gharib sharif khwaja, people come to take the blessing and to pray. Ajmer is a romantic place. Some times it was drizzling. There is greenery everywhere.
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Pulkit Jain
  • Pulkit Jain
  • 1 Review

"Best journey of my life"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2014
Ajmer is a very good city for tourism. I am come here for education purpose in my collage life I enjoy many interesting thing in ajmer like Dargah Sharif, Aanasagar Lake, Bajaranggarh,UIT,AVVNL etc.so I am very happy to see Ajmer.Now my link are set with Ajmer officially as employee of Ajmer Discom.
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Sonthosh Marri
  • Sonthosh Marri
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice holy place - be aware of cheaters"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2014
Ajmer is famous for durgah (gharib sharif khaja) and one comes here only for his blessings. Belief on him and I strongly believe on gharib sharif. We planned a journey from Delhi to Ajmer. We booked train to reach there. Don't opt for private bus transport because their buses are very dirty and pathetic. Few Volvo Rajasthan RTC govt. buses are there, opt for them. We reached Ajmer by 6:30 pm and it was just walk able from railway station. Just cross the foot over bridge and reach the Durgah as it is just 5 min walk. Don't opt for auto or rickshaws as they'll cheat you by taking distance wrong route. Later we reached Durgah finally. Before entering Durgah you need to submit all your baggage and footwear near to Durgah in the cloak room. You can deposit there. Cameras /mobiles are allowed inside Durgah and no restrictions are there. If you want to offer flowers and Chaddar you can. Purchase those cost 150 Rs(100 Rs chaddr and 50 flower related boke). From here onwards be careful friends. Just to go to khaja durgah and pray and give your offerings ie chadhar and never give money to the persons. They simply do some prayers and cheat you. Then comeout side. You can find some music Gawali and purchase some sweets outside if you need then back. After that we had dinner over a hotel and left to Jaipur. Touring Ajmer from Delhi is a matter of one day plan.
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Neetu Vaishnav
  • Neetu Vaishnav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"The road side food factory"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2014
Aimer is a romantic place to visit. We had gone in August which is a month of sawan., the weather was cool and it was drizzling entire day and there was greenery everywhere. Besides the weather Ajmer is famous as the 'road side food factory'. Here you will have every type of food at its best rate. Prices are not very high as comparative to other cities for shopping, renting, eating and travelling.
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Badshah Khan
  • Badshah Khan
  • 1 Review

"Good experience being in ajmer, Rajasthan"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Jul 26, 2014
Some of the must visits places are Aanasagar, Taragarh, Prithvi Raj Smarak etc. Being in Ajmer was a good experience as it gives delight to be between mountains, thus it was good to be there. Also Aanasagar Lake was great for a boating experience and was extremely delightful being near the lake. For food items there is Chaupati beside the Aanasagar Lake, where u can enjoy food. The most famous and tasty thing there is the Malai Kulfi which was very tasty. It was a must eat if u are in Ajmer. My advice to the travellers would be that if u go to Ajmer for enjoying, do visit Aanasagar Lake.
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Karan Datwani
  • Karan Datwani
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"Ajmer needs to develop big time"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted Jul 7, 2014
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
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews

"Excellent city with great transport"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jun 13, 2014
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
  • Sayed
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Ajmer trip was fun!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jun 11, 2014
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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