Ajmer Tourism
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Ajmer Tourism

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  • 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
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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Tarunjeswani

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  • Tarunjeswani
  • 1 Review
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"A great place of worship"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ajmer dargah is biggest in India all people are going there they complete their wishes from dargah. Ajmer is famous for dargah. Many people from India come here. Near dargah many shops for shopping. Dargah is religious. If you visit dargah then you should also go to Anasagar Lake. It is also famous in Ajmer.
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Manisha singh

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  • Manisha singh
  • 3 Reviews
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"Awesome ..."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its was a pleasant day to visit Ajmer. The hotel provided as us a Vip entry in the dargah which made the visit smooth. The then visited diiferent places near by Ajmer which were amazing, then we went to Pushkar, for the camel ride which was the best part of travel
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Crisent White

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  • Crisent White
  • 2 Reviews
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"Visited Ajmer and Pushkar twise"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I use ally visits Ajmer shrine and Pushkar almost in every two years.
First of all I want to give some suggestion to tourist who want to visit dargah and Pushkar tample in a day.
I usually take ashram express from Ahmedabad which arrived 2:am in Ajmer. As per I travel solo or with friends usually I cross the road at Ajmer juction go by walk to shrine bazar area and got some basic rooms at 300 rs around by strong bargains. You can get rooms at near 700 to 800 which available at OYO or mtm at 1200. And if you book through OYO and mtm check out and in time will be 12 pm same hotel will provide 24 hours checkout by visiting personally. So I don't book rooms online cause I have to pay extra bugs and 2 days rent in advance.
You can book online rooms if you are travelling with family and alone Male in group. If there are more then one Male one person can go to search hotels while family can wait in station with another Male. Definitely through this you will get great deal by this then after book you can go to station for pick your family to hotel. Remember:- as dargah bazar is congested area please take hotel card and phone number cause every streat in dargah area looks same if you have card you csn find hotel easily by the help of recshaw wala and other locals. While booking if you go to hotel with recshaw wala or locals their comition automatically added in your charge but if its your first time then OK still great deal. If you travelling by train and have confirmed or rac tickets you can also book railway retiring rooms in advance through
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Ajmer station retiring rooms doesn't have single rooms double room without AC cost you 300rs for 12 hours 600 rs for 24 hours you can book for maximum 48 hours and I am muslim but usually I prefer to stay at Pushkar. Because staying in Pushkar is awesone experience its looks like mini Jaisalmer. This city is only 20 km from Ajmer has great there are plenty of foreighnears there. If you want to stay at Pushkar you can keep your luggage at railway station or in dargah there are many shops if you buy flowers and chaddars they will keep your shoes and lugguage with them and after dargah visit you can go to pushker bu govt or private bus or cars plenty of ways availabel. As this review is not completer I will write another review.
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Santosh Kumawat

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  • Santosh Kumawat
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2187 readers

"Bed"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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Adesh Sidhu

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  • Adesh Sidhu
  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"Amazing place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ajmer is a beautiful city. One the one hand you could see that it is keeping pace with advancements as roads and new establishments are coming up. On the other hand, this city is still steeped in traditions. Horse carts are in abundance and it is fun to ride to those horse carts. The amalgamation between past and present is a chaotic but beautiful site. You could feel a spirit of a small town in its neighbourhoods and you can feel the energy of a bustling city on its roads.

It has many historical sites Nasiyan Ji Kee Havelli, Dargah, Fort which has been enthralling tourists for many decades. The lakes and greenery around these lakes are the lungs of this city. They bring an energy which is not present in many cities.
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Kapil Raj

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  • Kapil Raj
  • Lives in Bikaner
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"Average destination place to see"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I visited Ajmer with my friend. We reserved seats in Jaipur Roadways in AC bus. Bus is good looking and having comfortable seats. But great rush in Jaipur city. After 2. 30 hrs, we reached Ajmer bus stand.

Here we took a taxi from bus stand to Dargah bazaar. Because taxi is not going near to Dargah. After drop from taxi we were going to Dargah. Big rush there. We went inside dargah. We prayed to the great Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. This place comes after Makka-Madina. Second Place in world.

We feel very energetic or cool place for mind and heart. We sat there for a long time.

We visited dargah and came to know about its history and different part of it. After visit, we took prasad from Khwaja Sahab.

Prayed to Khwaja Sahab to give again change to visit there.

After that we visited the bazaar and took new things to eat which is known as "Shoan Halwa". It's very different and tasty to eat.

After this we went to "Dhai din ka Jhonpra".

It was very easy to reach there. Can take taxi from bus stand or railway station. And also can going to railway station. From railway station distance is near to 1 km by walk.

But problem is also there equal to all India as the same. There were more beggars. And place of market is very congested. Animals were also there. Outside dargah, some places are very dirty.

But overall, this is the best place in the world which represents India in one place. All cast people live there. It's a heart of not only Rajasthan, not only India, it's the heart of whole world.
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Mayank srivastava

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  • Mayank srivastava
  • 2 Reviews
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"An heritage city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 12, 2016
Ajmer is a heritage city. Definitely it's main attractions are Ajmer Sharif Dargah and Ana Sagar Lake. But if you are looking beyond this, go to the Pushkar which is just 15 km away from the Ajmer on the other side of the Aravali mountains. Go to the Pushkar lake and hang around there for sometime. There are a lot of local attractions also in Pushkar.
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Abhishek Dhirahi

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  • Abhishek Dhirahi
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"Divine atmosphere"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 7, 2016
Beautiful place surrounded by Aravali. Ana sagar is breathtaking and refreshing. The dargah has divine feeling. Come here at the time of ramzan, you will see thousands of devotees praying together and eating together at the evening. Visit and feel blessed.
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Tejwinder Singh

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  • Tejwinder Singh
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"Awesome place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2016
Awesome place to visit. U can chill out at Anasagar lake and barahdari. You can go to pushkar also just 15 km away. Best street food is kachori from khandelwal kesarganj. You can hang out at three malls vega mall, cinemall and CSM. Overall, a good place to visit.
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Manish Malhotra

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  • Manish Malhotra
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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"City of faith"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 4, 2016
Ajmer is the city where the pious Dargah of Khwaja Garib Nawaz is located. I found peace of soul there by faith in them. A religious sentiments flow over this place where people from all religions took part. Just 7 hrs. Journey from India capital, is worth to see.
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