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The city of Ajmer is famous as a India pilgrimage tourism site. It is home to the Dargah or tomb of the Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti in India. Millions of pilgrim tourists from all over the world flock to India to seek blessings of the great saint in Ajmer. Ajmer tourism also facilitates travel to number of other monuments belonging to the Mughal era in Rajasthan, India.

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Ajmer Tourism

Nestling in the foothills of `Ajaya Meru', Ajmer was founded by Aijpal Chauhan in the year 1100 AD, dominated and ruled by Chauhan dynasty till 1193 AD.
Ajmer is a world renowned pilgrimage center for both Hindus as well as Muslims. It is a celestial home to most holy Dragon Sharif a tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally worshiped by all religions specially the Hindus and Muslims.

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Location :
North India in the state of Rajasthan
Famous for :
The Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti
Fairs and Festivals :
Pushkar Fair
Ideal Time to Visit :
September to April

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¤ Main Attractions in Ajmer


Dargah Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti
The shrine is in honor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti - a Sufi saint who came to India from Persia in 1192 with Mohammad Ghori's invading army. He died here in 1236. For the Muslims of India, the shrine's importance is only second to the sacred shrine at Mecca. The construction of the Dargah was started by Altamash, the Sultan of Delhi, and completed by the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was the venue of an annual pilgrimage for Akbar the Great.

Mayo College
Founded by the British Viceroy Lord Mayo - it is one of the finest schools in India. Mayo College is famous not just for the quality of education it imparts, but for its architecture as well. Designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, the state engineer of Jaipur, Mayo College is built of white marble. Founded in 1875, as a school for Indian princes, its first pupil was the Maharaja of Alwar.

Ajmer Fort, ajmer Adhai-din ka Jhonpra
Located on the outskirts of the town, this remarkable structure is an exquisite example of early Indo-Islamic architecture. Designed by Abu Bakr of Herat, the mosque is believed to have been built in two and a half days, and is thus named Adhai-din. According to another story the name is derived from a two and a half day fair held here every year.

Ana Sagar
Named after the ruler Anaji Chauhana, the artificial lake was built in the 12th century by constructing a dam across the river Luni. Ana Sagar also has a series of impressive white marble pavilions (Baradaris), built by Shah Jahan in 1637.

Pushkar
Located 11km from Ajmer, according to Hindu mythology the town is the creation of Lord Brahma - the Creator of the Universe. A temple dedicated to Brahma has been built here.
Pushkar also hosts one of the most colorful cattle fairs in the country. Lakhs of visitors throng the Pushkar Fair - a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will not want to miss.

Kishangarh
This sleepy little hamlet located 27km from Ajmer, was once the capital of a princely state ruled by the Rathores. It nurtured one of the finest schools of miniature paintings in the 18th century. The Bani Thani style of miniature painting in Kishangarh evolved under Nihal Chand - the court painter of Raja Sawant Singh.



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¤ Excursions


Pushkar
Pushkar is another pilgrimage destination which is located 11 kms from Ajmer. Pushkar is considered to be an abode which belongs to Lord Brahma. The city is quite famous for Pushkar lake. Pushkar comes to life during the famous cattle fair in the city.

Kishangarh
Just 27 kms from Ajmer, Kishangarh is a princely states which was ruled by the Rathores. This destination falls in National Highway 8. It has attained an acclaim for a miniature paintings in the 18 th century.

Foy Sagar
Just five kms from Ajmer, you would found Foy Sagar, engineered by an Englishman, Mr Foy. The lake was constructed as an artificial lake which was constructed as a famine relief project.


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¤ Getting There

Fly Away: The nearest airport is in Jaipur, Sanganer airport. It is 13 kms from Jaipur.
On Tracks: Ajmer is a well connected city and is linked with all the major cities. Shatabdi Express daily runs from Delhi to Ajmer.
On Wheels: It is a well linked city as it is connected by the major stations. Rajasthan State Transportation Corporation (RSTC) have regular bus service from Ajmer to many places of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bundi.


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¤ Shoppers' Paradise

Ajmer is not meant for shoppers but you can easily fetch some good silver jewellery from here. For those who love artifacts can purchase Jootis, trinkets, beads and tie n dye product.

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¤ A Stay to Remember

Ajmer is dotted with number of hotels. There are various categories of hotels in Jaipur - deluxe, budget and luxury. Choose any hotel from array of hotels in the list. You would definitely love staying in this hotel. We would love to book a hotel for you which would be in accordance with your budget and need and would completely gel with your tour itinerary.


Major Tour Packages To Rajasthan


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