Ayodhya Nagri Specimen at Ajmer nasiyon
camel in ajmer

Ajmer is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan. Surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains, Ajmer is famous as the dargah destination among tourists.

This beautiful city is around 14 Kilometres from Pushkar and 130 Kilometres from Jaipur. Ajmer is also a popular pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Muslims. Lake Ana Sagar surrounds Ajmer city and provides an amazing picturesque to see. There are several beautiful Jain temples in Ajmer. Ajmer is renowned for its historical and religious significance. The colorful fairs and festivals of Ajmer are also the reason why tourists mostly visit this place. Your vacation in Ajmer will be a wonderful experience for a lifetime. If you are on your itinerary to Rajasthan then don't forget to visit this pilgrimage land. We are providing you a detailed guide to reach Ajmer and a list of amazing places to visit in this land of Dargahs.

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Golden History of Ajmer

The city of Ajmer was established by Raja Ajaypal Chauhan, a ruler from the Chauhan dynasty. For a long time, the Chauhan dynasty ruled this city and also constructed some majestic monuments. One such example is the Taragarh Fort in Ajmer.  Taragarh Fort was the first hill fort in India. After Mohammed Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan, a number of dynasties ruled Ajmer. The most famous tourist attraction Ajmer Sharif Dargah was the reason Mughals were attracted towards Ajmer. During the British reign, the city of Ajmer was handed over to the British and it was the only state of Rajputs that was controlled by the British.

 

 

How to reach the city of Ajmer?

Ajmer is one of the most visited cities of Rajasthan and hence is provided with well-developed transportation services. The city of Ajmer is just 14 Kilometres from the beautiful city of Pushkar. Jaipur is around 130 Kilometres from Ajmer. This dargah destination is connected to all other major cities of Rajasthan. One can easily reach Ajmer and experience its never-ending beauty. Here is the list of ways by which you can reach Ajmer.

  • Reach Ajmer by Air – The nearest airport to Ajmer is in Jaipur. You can take a direct flight to Jaipur and then reach Ajmer by taxi or cab. One can explore the amazing sites while traveling from Jaipur to Ajmer.
  • Reach Ajmer by Train – Ajmer city has a railway station which is well-connected to all other major cities of India. You can easily find multiple trains to Ajmer. Traveling by train will give you an opportunity to witness the rich diversity of this place.
  • Reach Ajmer by Road – A road trip to Ajmer is time-consuming but will be worth your time. Ajmer is finely connected to all other major cities by roadways. You will find several private and public buses running between Ajmer and other major cities.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Ajmer

Ajmer is the land of Dargahs but there are also other places that attract tourists throughout the year. Ajmer is the love evidence of a rich history of many invasions and rulings. The city of Ajmer is popular for both Rajput and Mughal architectural attractions. Let’s take a look at the places which are must-see attractions in Ajmer.

Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra

This famous mosque is one of the historical architecture that tourists love to visit. Although it is a ruin now many people visit here to explore its unique architecture. This place has a history of both Hindu and Muslim and hence is a perfect blend of both architectural styles.

Soniji Ki Nasiyan

Soniji Ki Nasiyan is a famous Jain Temple in the city of Ajmer. This temple was built to dedicate the Lord Rishabh. This beautiful temple hosts Swarna Nagari which is filled with wooden artifacts plated with pure gold. The walls are also plated with pure gold. You can’t resist yourself to praise this architectural marvel at Ajmer.

Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif is the most recommended place in Ajmer. You must visit this holy place. Thousands of visitors reach this Dargah and make their Dargah Sharif was built by the emperor Shah Jahan. Dargah Sharif has three gates namely Nizam Gate, Buland Darwaza, and Shah Jahan Gate. All these gates are famous for their beautiful architecture.

Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort is one of the oldest and finest architectural masterpieces in Ajmer. This fort was built to protect the city of Ajmer. You must visit this majestic fort which was once utilized by both Mughals and Rajputs. Rani Mahal is a part of this fort which is mostly visited by tourists.

Other popular places –

  • Anasagar Lake
  • Sai Baba Temple
  • Lake Foy Sagar
  • Akbar’s Palace and Museum
  • Mayo College
  • Ajmer Shahid Smarak
  • Nareli Jain Temple
  • Victoria Clock Tower
  • Kishangarh Fort
  • Prithviraj Smarak
  • Pragya Shikhar Todgarh

Best things to do in Ajmer

The land of Ajmer is filled with architectural and historical attractions. Ajmer is also religiously significant to Hindu, Muslims and Jain. So, your vacation in Ajmer will be a combination of spiritual, adventurous and historic. With the beautiful temples and amazing places for sightseeing, one can find his paradise in Ajmer. Here are some fun and interesting activities that one must try when in Ajmer.

  • Don’t forget to seek blessings at Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  • Visit beautiful Jain Temples at Ajmer
  • Jump into the colorful bazaars of Ajmer
  • Explore the majestic Taragarh Fort
  • Visit the outstanding monument of Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpda
  • Taste some delicious local cuisines of Ajmer
  • Enjoy boating in Ana Sagar Lake
  • Enjoy sightseeing at Lake Foy Sagar
  • Attend the famous Urs Festival at Ajmer
  • Visit Mayo College

Guide to Shopping in Ajmer

The beauty of Ajmer is not lesser than any other town of Rajasthan. Shopping in Ajmer Bazaar is a wonderful experience. You will find several beautiful shops in Ajmer local markets filled with colorful Rajasthani products. Shopping becomes an important activity when you are in Rajasthan. Here is the list of some famous bazaars in Ajmer and the things you should buy here.

 

Things to buy at Ajmer Markets –

  • Beautifully embroidered apparels
  • The sweet delicacy of Sohan Halwa
  • Amazing leather articles and lac ornaments
  • Rajasthani paintings and phad painting
  • Brassware and benzoin resin

Popular Markets in Ajmer –

  • Dargah Market
  • Naya Market
  • Ajaymeru Udyog Craft Mela
  • Madar Gate Market

What is the best time to visit Ajmer?

 

 

The best time to visit Ajmer is between October and March. Tourists love to visit Ajmer during the winter season because of the pleasant climate. You can explore the whole city in the cool days of winter. The summer season is very hot and humid in Ajmer. If you want to attend the Urs Festival then you must visit during summer. But most of the tourists prefer not to go in Summer due to harsh weather.

You can choose whichever season you want but to leave this place is hard. The spiritual environment and architectural beauty of Ajmer is the reason people never get tired of this place and become a regular visitor.