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Ajmer Travel Guide


Ajmer Travel Guide

The blend of two traditions always generates a unique identity for any particular place. The Sufi and Hindu traditions gives a pleasing look to the city of Ajmer. Founded by Raja Ajaypal Chauhan in the early 7th century AD, Ajmer located in the state of Rajasthan is at a distance of 135km from Jaipur. It is predominantly a pilgrimage center for both the Hindus and the Muslims.  The place boasts of a host of architectural specimens and monuments craved ingeniously and behind every architectural monument there lies either the tales of the valiant or the romantics.


Ajmer is an oasis enclosed by green hills on all sides. The place is distinguished all over the world for its magnificent architecture, the beauty of which is augmented by the naturally endowed pictorial landscape on all sides.


Ajmer is blessed with plethora of tourist attractions. Most prominent among them are the Dargah Sharif, Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Nasiyan Temple, The Taragarh Fort, Ana Sagar Lake, palace of Akbar, Kishangarh Fort, Solahkhamba and many others.


The Dargah Sharif is the burial place of the Khawaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. It is adorned with a beautiful marble dome, a courtyard that is enclosed with silver platform. The dome is believed to full fill the wishes of those who pray with all their heart. The place welcomes people from all religious groups and sanctity. It celebrates the famous “Urs” festival every year and this draws a large number of tourists from all over.


A small mosque at the fringes of the city Ajmer, the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra is distinguished for the Indo-Islamic architecture, standing today to exemplify the Muslim architecture in all its affluence. The mosque is built by Alauddin Khilji, who was the ruler of the Khilji Dynasty.


Nasiyan Temple is a Jain Temple built in red colour in the year 1865. The temple demonstrates and informs people of the Jain mythology and the Jain concepts. The hall of the temple is jewelled with precious stones, gold and silver work.


The Taragarh Fort is one a famous fort built in the year 1345. The fort has six gates and houses massive reservoirs of solid rocks. One can also get an excellent view of the city from this fort nestled on a hill. The Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake built in between 1135-1150 AD. It is enclosed on all sides by hills and also possesses a beautiful park – the Dault Bagh.


Other places of interest that cannot be missed are the Palace of Akbar, the Kishangarh Fort, the Solahkhamba, the Baradari, the tomb of Abdullah Khan, the Badnor Fort, the Mayo college, the Sawai Bhoj Temple, the Mahadev Temple, Mosque of Emperor Shah Jahan etc. 



Last Updated: 04/09/2012

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