Ajmer is beautiful and historical town situated in the Rajasthan state of India. It is 135 km from Jaipur surrounded by the Aravalli range and is located at the slopes of the Taragarh hill. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar which is dedicated to Lord Brahma. Pushkar is located about 11 km. from Ajmer to its west and famous for ancient Brahma Temple and a picturesque lake.
The city was founded by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan in the late 7th century A.D., one of the ruler of the Chauhan dynasty. Ajayraj Singh Chauhan constructed a fort on hilltop and named the place Ajayameru. Later the city ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan.
Ajmer is famous for the Dargah Sharif of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, also called the Ajmer Sharif and visited by thousand of tourists throughout the year both Hindu and Muslims.
Taragarh Fort is one of the oldest forts built by king Ajaypal Chauhan. It is the first hill fort of Asia and provides a view of the entire city of Ajmer. The Kishangarh Fort is another fort which must see in Ajmer tour, situated 27 kilometers away from Ajmer City, It was constructed by the Rathore King, Maharaja Roop Singh in 1653 A.D. this Fort.
Adhai Din Ka Jhopra is said to have been built in a period of just two and half days. This beautiful structure had been a Hindu Vaishnava temple till 1153, but has been turned into a mosque in 1193 by Qutbuddin Aybak.
The Nasiyan (Red) temple is a Jain Temple, built in 1865 in red color. Nimbark Peeth and Nareli Jain temple are the other temple to see in Ajmer.
Ana Sagar Lake is a artificial lake located at the north of the city. The Bardani pavilions surround the lake and makes the lake even more beautiful. Foy Sagar Lake is also a artificial lake and provides beautiful and serene views of the Aravalli hills and birds flying overhead.
The Ajmer Museum was the Royal palace of Akbar in red sandstone and converted into a Government Museum. Today it houses a rich collection of Mughal and Rajput armory and many Hindu Idols of 6th and 7th century.
The Mayo College is the largest college museum in the world, It houses rich and valuable collection of old paintings, sculptures, photographs, coins, stuffed birds and butterflies.
Circuit House, Daulat Khana, Daulat Bagh are the other tourist attraction in Ajmer which must see in Ajmer Travel.
Where to stay in Ajmer
Budget and mid-range hotels are easily available. Most of the hotels are located near the railway station. Luxary options are limited. Tourist bungalows run by RTDC are also available in Ajmer that provides budget accommodation.
Best time to visit Ajmer
The best time to visit Ajmer is during the month October to March.
How to reach Ajmer
Ajmer by Air
Jaipur airport is the nearest airport approximately 130 km away from Ajmer. Ajmer can be reached from Delhi and Mumbai by taking flights from to Jaipur and then travel to Ajmer by road.
Ajmer by railways
Ajmer railway station is directly connected via rail to all major stations of India. Travelers can reach easily Ajmer by Train.
Ajmer by road
Ajmer is connected with all major cities of Rajasthan by well maintained network of roads and hence, Bus and taxis are available from major cities of rajasthan to visit Ajmer such as Jaipur (134 Km), Udaipur (163 Km), Jodhpur (205 Km), Bikaner (233 Km) and Delhi (391 Km).