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Surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains, Ajmer, also known as Ajaymeru, was the city once ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan and lies on the lower slopes of Taragarh Hill. Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D.


Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre especially famous for the Dargah Sharif-Tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims. Ajmer is a centre of culture and education. The British chose Ajmer for its prestigious Mayo College, a school exclusively for Indian nobility. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km.), the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake. Also in Ajmer lies the palace of Akbar which has now been converted to a museum.


How to Reach Ajmer?

By Air
The nearest airport is Jaipur, which is 135 kms away.


By Rail
Ajmer is located on the main Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai line. Most of the trains on this route stop at Ajmer. There is a daily Shatabdi Express from Delhi to Ajmer.

By Road
Ajmer can be easily reached by road from both Jaipur and Delhi. It is a nine-hour road-trip from Delhi to Ajmer.

Distances from Ajmer

Ajmer to Ahmedabad - 521 km               Ajmer to Pushkar - 27 km 

Ajmer to Chittorgarh - 186 km               Ajmer to New Delhi - 394 km

Ajmer to Aligarh - 446 km                     Ajmer to Bikaner - 233 km

Ajmer to Jodhpur - 200 km                    Ajmer to Kota - 201 km

Ajmer to Udaipur - 274 km                    Ajmer to Mandawa - 265 km


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Must See sightseeing in and around Ajmer


Ajmer Dargah Sharif - The Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad, a mosque donated by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the Akbari Mosque, and the domed tomb of the saint.

Taragah Fort - The fort of Ajmer, seat of the Chauhan rulers, is claimed to be the first hill fort of Asia and also one of the oldest hill forts of the world.  It was built by King Ajaypal Chauhan on the summit of Taragarh Hill, overlooking Ajmer. The walls of fort are 3 km in circumference, and the fort can only be approached by steep and very roughly paved slopes. When it came into the hands of the British Raj, the fort was dismantled by order of Lord William Bentinck, and was converted into a sanatorium for the troops stationed at the British cantonment town of Nasirabad.

City Museum -  Museum, was once the residence of Prince Salim, son of the Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of the Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture. This residence of Salim is of historical importance because Salim as Emperor Jahangir read out the firman for trade to India to the British East India Company from here, thus starting the chain of events that lead to India's colonisation by the British. The museum is at times is also called as Bharatpur Museum is home to a rich collection of archaeological artifacts from the nearby old Bharatpur state.

Mayo College - Mayo college was established in 1875 by Lord Mayo, then Viceroy of India. The architecture of the school buildings evoke the grandeur of erstwhile princely Rajasthan. The main building of the school, in white marble, is a classic example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

The Anasagar Lake - This historic man-made lake Ana Sagar lake was constructed by Maharaja Anaji, the grandfather of Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan. By the lake is the Daulat Bagh, a garden laid out by Emperor Jahangir. Emperor Shah Jahan later added five pavilions, known as the Baradari, between the garden and the lake.

Lake Foy sagar -  Situated in the suburb of the city, Lake Foy Sagar is a picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer Mr Foy, an Englishman, who created it under a famine relief project. This artificial lake was constructed in the year 1892. It  offers the panoramic view of the neighboring Aravalli mountains.

Pushkar -  Pushkar is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India near Ajmer, about 23 Kilometers away, and is an important tourist destination. Pushkar is famous for the Pushkar Lake and the 14th century Brahma temple dedicated to Brahma, the godhead of the Hindu pantheon supposed to be the creator of the universe. This is the most celebrated site for the worship of Brahma. Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair.

Kishangarh - It is one of the largest markets for marble and marble products.



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