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Ajmer City

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Facts at a Glance

Country: India
State: Rajasthan
Location: Western India
Altitude: 486 m
Population: 542,585
Language: Hindi, English
Known for: Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
Nearby Cities: Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur

Located in the central part of Rajasthan around the Aravalli Range, Ajmer is 5th largest city of Rajasthan. It is popular for its shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and one of the most popular pilgrimage centres in the state. Furthermore, it is also the centre from where people visit Pushkar.

Founded in the late 7th century A.D. by Ajayraj singh Chauhan, the city had been ruled by various kingdoms. Finally, the city came under direct administration of British and after independence; Ajmer-Merwara became a province of India and then Ajmer State in the year 1950. However, in the year 1956, it became one of the cities of Rajasthan.

With having hot semi-arid climate, it is armoured to come in direct exposure of Thar Desert by massive rocks of Nagpathar Hill. There is also an artificial lake namely Anasagar.

Ajmer Tourism

Located at the foot of the Taragarh Hill, Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Mu'inuddin Chishti is the most popular pilgrimage centre in the city and one of the most popular pilgrimage centres in Rajasthan. Dargah is constructed of white marble, dedicated to the Nizam of Hyderabad, there is a huge gate. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan also built Akbari Mosque here. In addition, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, located on the lower slope of Taragarh Hill was a Vaishnava Hindu temple, which was constructed in the year 1153; however, after 40 years, it was converted into a mosque by Qutbuddin Aybak.

Other Attractions of Ajmer

• Mayo College: Constructed of white marble in royal Rajasthani architecture style during the year 1875, it is one of the best classical examples of education centre in Rajasthan. The school is constructed by Lord Mayo (one of the Viceroys of India).

• Soniji Ki Nasiyan: built during the 19th century, it is a popular Digambara Jain Temple. Surprisingly, the main chamber of shrine has various gold-plated wooden figures, illustrating the Jain religion.

• Nareli Jain Temple: Located nearby Ajmer, it is a Jain temple.

• Lake Foy Sagar: Located nearby Ajmer, it is an artificial lake with scenic landscapes.

• Pushkar: Located at the distance of about 11 kms from Ajmer, it is pretty important tourists’ spot in Rajasthan. Major attractions are Pushkar fair, Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake.

How to Reach Ajmer?

• By Road: Located at the distance of about 135 km from Jaipur and about 400 kms from the national capital New Delhi, Ajmer is well linked with NH 8, a 6 lane highway. Interestingly, frequency of buses is pretty high and you can get anytime from Delhi as well as Jaipur.

• By Rail: Since Ajmer is itself a major railway station that connects with the various major cities of India, hence you can visit the city by rail as well.

• By Air: If you want to visit the city by air, in such condition, you can take the flight of Jaipur and from Jaipur you need to take bus or hire private car, SUV etc to reach Ajmer city.

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