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Ajmer - city of unity

Ajmer Travel Guide

About Ajmer

The city of Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains and is situated in the hearts of the state. The city is a famous centre of pilgrimage for the shrine of the notable Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

The city that saw the rise and fall of rulers from different dynasties beholds a rich historical legacy gifted from different reigns. Ajmer that became a part of India on 1 November 1956 was formed after coalition of Ajmer-Marwara in 1950. Visit more details of India tour packages

Tourist Attractions in Ajmer

Akbar's Palace & Museum

Akbar's Palace & Museum :

Small but elegant citadel, built by Emperor Akbar, this palace lures the tourists with its invincible structure. Flanked by two parallel dense walls, this was the place where Jahangir met the British ambassador Sir Thomas Roe.


Ropangarh Fort

Ropangarh Fort :

Built under the reign of Maharaja Roop Singh the Ropangarh Fort today stands as a luxurious hotel. This 17th century masterpiece boasts royal ambience, skillful architecture, elegance and furnished interiors.


Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort :

The Taragarh Fort was built in AD 1354, as a citadel by the Chauhan dynasty. The fort comprises massive construction comprising the six grand gates and a strong wall that fails every enemy from stepping inside its premises. The main entrance is adorned with sculptures of elephants that lead to the fort.


Ana Sagar

Ana Sagar :

The Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial situated in the city of Ajmer. This lake was built in 1135 -1150 AD and named after Prithvi Raj Chauhan’s grandfather Anaji Chauhan who initiated its construction. In the year 1637, Shahjahan built the Baradari or pavilions. Spread across an area of 13 Kilometers, the lake is a must see site in Ajmer.


Durga Bagh

Durga Bagh :

Durga Bag is a quaint garden built by Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 AD. The park is a famous spot to bask out the lovely environs of lush greenery, colorful plantations and tranquility.


Religious places in Ajmer

Abdullah Khan's Tomb

Abdullah Khan's Tomb :

The tomb of Abdullah Khan was constructed by his sons, the Sayyid Brother in his remembrance. Made using white marble, the tomb is one of the most illustrious places of religious interest in Ajmer and is visited by numerous tourists.



Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra :

The word “Adhai-din” means “two & a half days”, thus Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra refers to the mosque that was constructed in such a short span. During the reign of Muslim emperors, this shrine was constructed in the place of a Jain temple and thus depicts the religious vandalism of the then rulers.


Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif :

Dargah Sharif is one of the most revered place and pilgrim center as it is the burial ground of the Sufi saint “Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti”. This famous shrine is visited by millions of devotees who wish to pay their honor to the saint who was known as the "Benefactor of the Poor" and is thus also known as “Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz”.


Nasiyan Jain Temple

Nasiyan Jain Temple (Red Temple) :

Popularly known as the Red Temple, the temple was built in honor of Lord Adinath, the first Jain 'tirthankara'. This 1865 masterpiece holds vast religious significance in Ajmer.


Events & festivals in Ajmer :

Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti or Ajmer Sharif Festival (May).


How to Reach Ajmer
  • By air: The Sanganer Airport at Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ajmer.
  • By train: Ajmer junction railway station is the nearest station to reach Ajmer. It is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Allahabad and Lucknow.
  • By road: Numerous state run buses can be boarded from different cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bharatpur.

Best time to visit Ajmer

October to March is the best time to visit Ajmer


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