Ajmer - The Holy City

Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan of Chauhan dynasty found ‘Ajay Meru’, known as Ajmer in late seventh century AD. Surrounded by Aravallis from all sides, Ajmer was the epicenter of Chauhan dynasty until Mohammed Gauri won it in 1193 AD. For close to two centuries the city was under the control of Mughals till 1770, when Marathas took its control. Marathas in early 18th Century sold Ajmer to the East India Company.

World-famous Dargah of Sufi Saint, Moinuddin Chisti, stand out as most important historical site in Ajmer. Another important historical site, Pushkar is about 25 Km from Ajmer. Pushkar boasts Pushkar Lake and a 14th century Hindu Temple of Lord Brahma – only temple in the world dedicated to God Brahma.

Distances from Ajmer

City Distance
Delhi 400 km
Agra 380 km
Jaipur 150 km
Jodhpur 215 km
Bikaner 280 km
Udaipur 270 km
Mount Abu 375 km
Sawai Madhopur 280 km
Jaisalmer 500 km
Bharatpur 325 km

How to Reach Ajmer

Air: - Nearest Airport Jaipur is Jaipur (138 km). Apart from Jaipur airport, a newly constructed airport at Kishangarh is going to be operational by the end of 2018, which will serve as the domestic airport for Ajmer.

Train: - Ajmer is well connected by bus & train to various cities in Rajasthan & to major metros like Delhi & Mumbai.

Road: - Many private & state transport buses operate daily from nearby cities to Mount Abu.

What to see

Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a famous Sufi Shrine of saint Moinuddin Chisti located in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The Shrine is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrimage sights of Islam across the world. Visited by more than a million pilgrims every year, the shrine is located at the foot of Taragarh hill. Akbar and his Queen used to visit there every year by foot in observance of a vow when he prayed for a son.

Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort Ajmer

One of the most amazing forts in Rajasthan, Taragarh Fort, was constructed during Chauhan dynasty. Guarding Ajmer city, the fort gives glimpses of the Rajasthani style of architecture. Most part of the forts now in ruins, which is accessed through three different gateways, Lakshmi Pol, Gagudi Ki Phatak & Phuta Darwaza. From the Fort, one can witness a picturesque view of both Ajmer & Kota city.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda Ajmer

One of the oldest mosque in India, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, was built on the remains of a Sanskrit college by a Mughal Emperor. The monument is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture, as it was built in two and a half days. It attracts a number of tourists visiting Ajmer every year.

Anasagar Lake

Anasagar Lake Ajmer

Ana Sagar Lake is built in 12th Century by the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan and is named after Arnaroja (aka Ana). The Lake is spread across 13 Km & has an influence of Mughal architecture as Daulat Bagh & "Baradari", a pavilion was constructed by Emperor Jahangir & Shah Jahan respectively.



Pushkar is approximately 10 km from Ajmer & a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus & Sikhs. Apart from Many temples and ghats in Pushkar, it is famous for Lord Brahma temple & Pushkar Lake. Pushkar is one of the most important tourist places for tourist across India & Abroad, as Pushkar Camel Fair, during the month of October & November, attracts a huge number of tourists.

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