Founded in 1100 AD by Aijpal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from `Ajaya Meru' the invincible hill, at the foot of which the present city stands. Ajmer owes its composite culture to the reign of many dynasties that came, ruled and left, leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions. Ajmer is situated in a valley surrounded by the Aravali hills, 131kms west of Jaipur.
Places to see
Garib Nawaj Khwaja Mauinuddin Chisti Mosque or The Dargah ::
Situated in the old town area, It is the most important Muslim Pilgrimages site
in India. The Dargah is the tomb of a Sufi saint, Khuaja Muin-ud-din Chisti,
who came to Ajmer from Perisa in 1192 and lived here until 1233. This Mosque
was constructed by Humayun, Akbar used to make pilgrimage to to the Dargah from
Agra every year.
Ana Sagar Lake :: The beautiful artificial lake was created
in 12th century by damming the River Luni.
Akbar's Palace :: The palace was built in 1570 by Akbar, now
it is converted into a museum & houses a collection of miniature paintings,
weapons & stone sculptures.
Foy Sagar Lake :: The biggest lake plays a important part in
the water supply of Ajmer.
Daulat Bagh :: Lush green garden containg a series of Marble
pavilions erected in 1637 by Shah Jahan. It the best place in Ajmer to witness
Mayo Collage :: The famous collage for the Maharajas & rich
Nasiyan Temple :: This beautiful red Jain temple is really
worth to visit, this double storey hall contains an amazing golden tableau depicting
the Jain concept of the ancient world.
Taragarh Fort :: The massive huge has a historical importance,
It was the meeting point of the King Prithvi Raj Chauhan & It has six gates
& a dargah. The fort has a wonderful view of the city.
Places Around Ajmer
Pushkar - Pushkar is just 11 kms from Ajmer is a must visit place, It also has a big importance in the Hinduism.
Pushkar Fair :: November 2005
Urs :: Organised twice a year in the memory of the honored
Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, thousands of believers gather at the shrine
and offer their prayers.
How to reach Ajmer
Ajmer is well connected by buses & trains. There are regular deluxe & express
buses from Jaipur(131 kms - 21/2 hours) in every 30 minutes, & also from New
Delhi (392 kms - 9 hours). There are many express trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani,
Delhi - Ahmedabd Mail, & the Khandwar express to Ajmer from Delhi
The nearest airport :: Jaipur Airport i.e. 145 Kms
Distance from major cities
•Ajmer - New Delhi 392 Kms
•Ajmer - Mumbai 1071 Kms
•Ajmer - Jaipur 131 Kms
•Ajmer - Udaipur 274 Kms
•Ajmer - Jodhpur 205 Kms
•Ajmer - Jaisalmer 490 Kms