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He is entitled as poors benefactors

He is entitled as poors benefactors  Video Review
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Dargah Of Khwaja Muin-Ud-Din Chishti

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Oct 16

Dargah Shareef is a walled Complex having 10 gates

Dargah Shareef is a walled Complex having 10 gates  Video Review
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The Dargah Complex

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Oct 16

It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan

It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan  Video Review
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Shah Jahan's Mosque

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Oct 16

These Pavilions were added in 1637 by Shahjahan

These Pavilions were added in 1637 by Shahjahan  Video Review
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Baradari

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Oct 16

A homge to the Khwaja Gharib Nawaz By Sultan Mahmood

A homge to the Khwaja Gharib Nawaz By Sultan Mahmood  Video Review
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Buland Darwaza

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Oct 16

This gate was erected by a devotee Sultan

This gate was erected by a devotee Sultan  Video Review
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Buland Darwaza

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Oct 16

Walled city's one of the popular gate as landmark

Walled city's one of the popular gate as landmark  Video Review
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Agra Gate

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Oct 16

It was built in 1892 by Ajmer Municipality

It was built in 1892 by Ajmer Municipality  Video Review
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Foy Sagar Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Oct 16

It was built by Emperor Akbar, one among the 5 gates

It was built by Emperor Akbar, one among the 5 gates  Video Review
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Delhi Gate

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Oct 16

It was built by Arno Raja or Ana in 1135-1150

It was built by Arno Raja or Ana in 1135-1150  Video Review
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Ana Sagar Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Oct 16

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Reasons to go to Ajmer

1Dargah Sharif, Ajmer
Dargah Sharif, Ajmer

Dargah Sharif, venerated by both Hindus and Muslims is the tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti. He was a Sufi saint who came from Persia and devoted his life to the service and welfare of the poor and downtrodden. This place is considered to be the holiest for Muslims. 

Khan Irfanullah stayed in Regency Hotel on his visit to Dargah Sharif. He shares, "Hotel was good near the station and also near dargah around one kilometer distance. Water facility was nice, any time we get cold and hot water in bathroom. Affordable price. You also get transport nearby for going anywhere you want to go."

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2Explore the Stone Sculptures of Ajmer
Explore the Stone Sculptures of Ajmer

HolidayIQ Reviewer Biswanath Bhattacharjee shares, “Ajmer Sharif dargah is an important and famous religious Islamic mosque. Puskar - an important Hindu religious destination having a unique and only Brahma temple in India. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “The holy Shrine of Moin Uddin Chishti; Ajmer Shrine has a special distinction on all other shrines in India, it is an international waqf and an Islamic Mortmain governed by Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act-1955, and a Committee is appointed by the Government of India. He interpreted religion in term of humanity to his disciple and taught them to develop river-like generosity, sun-like affection, and earth-like hospitality. The highest form of devotion, according to him, was to redress the misery and he was successful and Ajmer became a most important center of pilgrimage in India.”  

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3Spiritual Essence of India Begins Here
Spiritual Essence of India Begins Here

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “The holy Shrine of Moin Uddin Chishti. Ajmer Shrine have a special distinction on all other shrine in India, Ajmer, where he gain the respect of residents due to his teachings, practices, and spiritual ”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “This ancient fort has seen many historic battles and nerve-wrecking sieges and has changed hands with the Rajput, Muslim, Maratha and the British conquerors during its long and checkered history. Ajaymeru Doorg, as it was originally called, was built by Raja Ajai Raj Chauhan who was the king of Sapad Laksh territory having Shakambhari. Due to improper maintenance, many battles this renowned forte is just ruined. Though it was famous for its tunnels, Bhim Burj on which the large cannon Garbh Gunjam was mounted.”  

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4To the Dargha with devotion
To the Dargha with devotion

HolidayIQ Reviewer Trevor Saldanha adds, “A place with millions of Devotees from various parts of the world The Dargah Sharif houses the Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishty Shrine & is located in the old part of Ajmer. ... It is indeed amazing to see the faith that people have in this Dargah & the devotion with which they visit. The Dargah is world famous & devotees from several countries visit to seek blessings. It is indeed an experience to visit this Dargah, if you have not been there before.


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashok Wadhwa adds, “An experience of a lifetime India's most important pilgrimage for people from all faiths. The splendid tomb of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is next only to Mecca or Medina for muslims. Built in the 13th century, this mausoleum has a gigantic entrance gate. 2 massive cauldrons in the courtyard were donated by Akbar and Jahangir. On the right side of the courtyard is the Akbari Masjid built in white marble.

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5Ajmer Sharif, a Dargah for everyone
Ajmer Sharif, a Dargah for everyone

Religious | Shrine | Peace | Mosque
HolidayIQ Reviewer Hemant Prasad shares, “Divine destination & a holy place. We plan to visit Ajmer last year to visit the famous Dargah Sharif. Ajmer Dargah is the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and a holy place for Muslims. The travelers who like to visit religious places can come to visit Ajmer. Other than Dargah Sharif there are so many other places which you can visit in Ajmer like Taragarh Fort, Pushkar Lake, Ana Sagar Lake, Brahma Temple(Pushkar), Nasiyan Jain temple, Adhai Din Ka Jhopra and Akbar Museum etc. ”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Adesh Sidhu adds, “Ajmer Sharif - Dargah for everyone It is an old Dargah and people from different religions come to visit this holy place. The Dargah is located at the heart of the city and it is approachable by foot.” 

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Reviews (140)

Rohit chourasia

Rohit chourasia5.0/5

1 review

Ajmer

Weather was awesome and perfect, we went in December around 30th . . Food and Shopping: Yup, JmB is the best in Udaipur for start of a day (Breakfast - awesome samosas, kachori and dhokla with Jalebi). Highlight of the trip: Mount Abu

Jitender Singh

Jitender Singh4.0/5

1 review

Ajmer

Sightseeing was good and weather too. Food and Shopping: Shopping was average, but food was awesome. Highlight of the trip: New architecture and new places with art deco style

Recommended Duration in Ajmer

Number of days to spend in Ajmer as recommended by our travellers.

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Ajmer Overview

History of Ajmer

Ajmer, formerly known as Ajmere or Ajaymeru is the 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.

People and Culture of Ajmer

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 residences 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.

Things To Do in Ajmer

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.

Photos of Ajmer

Ajmer Government Museum, Ajmer

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Adhai din ka Johnpra, Ajmer

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Adhai din ka Johnpra, Ajmer
Nasiyan Temple, Ajmer

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Siddharth Ajmera

The art work inside the temple

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