Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. Ajmer is located south of captial of rajasthan - jaipur. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major centre of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. When Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties.
Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims. Famous great mughal emperror Akbar used to visit this holy dargarh every year and that too in feet from Agra to ajmer. It is a centre of culture and education, the British chose Ajmer for its prestigious Mayo College a school exclusively for Indian nobility
Ajmer is merely 11 kms far away from pushkar. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake. The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.), devotes throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake.
is also famous for its annually camel fair festivals
Main Tourist Attractions In Ajmer : -
Dargah Sharif meaning 'Holy Dargah', is the tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, who migrated to India from Persia and devoted his life to the help and upliftment of the poor. It is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines in India and is venerated by both Hindus & Muslims. Its massive gate has silver doors. Many Moghuls ranging from Humayun to Shah Jahan contributed to build this mosque. The actual tomb of the saint is built in marble with a gold-plated dome and is surrounded by a marble screen with a silver railing.
Din Ka Jhopra
A much antiquated version of the modern mosques, this Indo-Islamic masterpiece was built in 'Adhai Din'
meaning 'two and a half days'. It has a front screen wall with seven pointed arches and distinctive pillars and arched screen with ruined minarets.
Ana Sagar Lake
The artificial lake named after Anaji Chauhan is a popular picnic spot for the people of Ajmer. It has a 'Baradari' surrounded by beautiful parks and elegant pavilions. It was built by Shah Jahan to pass time during his long stays in Ajmer. The catchments have strong Rajasthani influence to their constructions as the locals built them.
The gigantic fort overlooking the city and having six entrance points houses Miran-Saheb-ki-Dargah. It is the tomb of the governor of the fort who died fighting valiantly. The fort offers excellent views of the city along with the bordering Nagpahari hills of Aravalli ranges. It has a rich history and significant archaeological importance.