Ajmer is 5th largest city in Rajasthan, India. Aravalli Mountains covers this city. This is the holy place for both Hindus and Muslims. For Muslims, this place is famous for Dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chishti. For Hindus this place is well known for several ancient temples. Other attractions of this place are Palaces, Museums, Lakes and forts. This place was founded by Ajaipal Chauhan in 7th century. He belongs to Chauhan dynasty. Most famous for shopping at this place is Bandhani Sari. Major Shopping centres of this place are Dargarh bazaar, Kesarganj, Chudi Bazaar, Naya Bazaar, Mandar Gate.
What to see in Ajmer:
Dargarh Sharif: Tomb of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti is placed here. Silver doors welcome the visitors. It was constructed by Humayun with white marble. Tomb has inscriptions and 11 arches.
Taragarh: It is located on Nagarjuna hill of Ajmer. This is first hill fort of Asia. It is one of the oldest hill forts of the world. 3 gateways to the fort. Major attraction of this fort is Canons. Many reservoirs are placed in the fort.
Archaeological Museum: It is located in Dil-e-Aaram Gardens. Collection of sculptures is the major attractions of this museum.
Ana Sagar Lake: This is an artificial lake built by Anaji Chauhan dates back to 1135 – 1150 AD. Daulat Bagh Gardens located near this lake is so beautiful.
Foy Sagar Lake: It is another artificial lake constructed in 1891. This is the best place for the natural lovers.
Rani Mahal: It is located in Taragarh Fort. Typical Rajasthani Architecture style can be seen here.
Nasiyan Jain temple: This temple is popularly known as Red Temple which is decorated with Silver and gold plates. Rishabh, First Jain Tirthankar is worshipped here.
Akbar’s Palace and Museum: Akbar Palace converted into Museum. Major attractions of this museum are arms, stone sculptures and paintings of the medieval period.
Other attractions of Ajmer: Other attractions of Ajmer are Mayo College and Museum, Adhai-din-ka Jhopra, Ajmer government Museum, Bhagchand Ki Kothi, Anted Ki Mata Temple, Akbarki Masjid, Sola Khamba.
What to see around Ajmer:
Pushkar Lake: It is located in Pushkar which is located 14kms away from Ajmer. People believe that dip in this lake will wipe off all the sins and skin diseases.
Brahma Temple: It lies in Pushkar Valley which is located 14kms away from the city. Temple is decorated with silver coins. This was built of marble and stone stabs. Constructed in 14th century. Lord Brahma Worshiped here.
Kishangarh: This town is located 27kms away from the city. Miniature paintings are the major attractions of this place. Roopangarh fort is another attraction which was built by Maharaja Roop Singh in 1649. Fort consists of several palaces. It is known for its architectural style.
Other attractions near Ajmer: Other attractions near Ajmer are Savitri Temple near Brahma Temple, Mahadev Temple, Mangliyawas, Varah Temple.
Getting to Ajmer: Amer is well connected with road and railways. From the cities such as Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, jaipur etc buses come to this place. From Udaipur, Gwalior, Bhuj, Mumbai, Haridwar, Indore, Delhi, Ahmedabad etc trains come to this place. Nearest airport is located at Jaipur which is 137kms away from Ajmer. Airport is well connected with Nanded, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai etc.
Getting around Ajmer: Tempos are available to visit the city. Buses, Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Ajmer.
Best time to visit Ajmer: Best time to visit Ajmer is between October to March.
Where to stay in Ajmer: Plenty of accommodations available in Ajmer. Along with hotels tourists bungalows are also available to stay in Ajmer.
Where to eat in Ajmer: Plenty of restaurants are available to have food in Ajmer. Italian, Continental, Chinese, Mughalai cuisines are also available to have along with local cuisines.