About Ajmer

Surrounded by Aravali ranges, the city of Ajmer is most famous for its Dargah Sharif of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti. Firmly bound by its traditions and culture, Ajmer has a unique charm which lies in the ethos and craftsmanship practised over centuries. Visit Ajmer to witness the exquisite Mughal architecture set in an aura of peace and spirituality. Located almost in the centre of Rajasthan, Ajmer is brimming with natural beauty and is a renowned religious spot for Hindus and Muslims alike and it receives thousands of visitors every year. During the festival of Urs, the festival commemorating the death anniversary of Saint Moinuddin Chishti, believers from across the globe throng the city. With many famous temples also present here, the city is a renowned religious spot for Hindus and Jains alike. A lot of travellers visiting Pushkar stop by Ajmer and make a day trip to Ajmer.

Place to must visit in Ajmer


Places to Visit in Ajmer

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Experience Time: 2-3 hrs

Distance: 1 kms

Ajmer Sharif

Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the Muslims but followers of every faith. Being the final resting place of the Gharib Nawaz Moin-ud-din Chishti, it has had an enormous contribution in spreading the ethical and spiritual values of Islam amongst masses. A peculiar kind of fascinating aroma prevails in the shrine throughout time, which inspires the visitors with a spontaneous and irresistible urge towards spirituality, giving the place the aura of the presence of some exalted soul or mighty spiritual king. Dargah Sharif is undoubtedly the most famous pilgrimage centre in Rajasthan. It is the resting place of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, who was a great Sufi Saint and dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. The shrine is visited by millions of people every year, as it is considered very sacred by people of all the religions. Ajmer Sharif was built by the Mughals, hence justifying the rich Mughal Architecture. The Dargah has various constituents like tombs, courtyards and Daalaans. The major among these structures are- Nizam Gate, Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Aulia Masjid, Dargah Shrine, Mehfilkhana and about a dozen of other prominent establishments. One can spot two huge cauldrons in the inner courtyard of the shrine. These containers have a capacity of 2240 kg and 4480 kg and are used during special occasions to cook sweet delicacies like Kheer. The material used in building the main tomb of Ajmer Sharif Dargah is mostly marble and gold plating, which is guarded by silver railings and a marble screen. Visitors are welcomed by a relaxing aura at the Dargah, which is brought in by the combined effect of flowers, incense sticks and the spiritual vibes.

Experience Time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: 2 kms

Adhai Din ka Jhopra

Adhai Din ka Jhopara is a Masjid built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, first Sultan of Delhi in AD 1199. Rumor has it that this Indo-Islamic architectural site was constructed in two and a half days and that's where it gets its name. Adhai Din ka Jhopra is a relic of an old mosque which was constructed with remains of Hindu and Jain temples. Though most of the ancient temple is in ruins today, the area of the mosque is still used as a place of worship. Complete with arched screens, ruined minarets and distinct beautiful pillars it is an amazing place to visit.

Experience Time: Around 1 to 2 hours

Distance: 6 kms

Nareli Jain Temple

Nareli Jain temple, located on the outskirts of Ajmer, about 7km away, is a beautiful marble temple with angular and strikingly appealing designs. This place is a favourite among people who like to spend some alone time in calm and peaceful atmosphere. his Temple is a striking edifice mixing traditional and contemporary architectural styles with 24 further miniature temples(Choubisi ) lined up on the hill above.

Experience Time: Around 1 hour

Distance: 1 kms

Akbar's Palace and Museum

Akbar's palace, constructed in 1500AD as the place where he and his troops stayed in at Ajmer, lies in the centre of the town and is a major tourist magnet. It is well known for the museum which portrays the age old military weapons and exquisite sculptures. The museum showcases various aspects of the Rajput and Mughal style of living and fighting. The large black marble statue of Goddess Kali situated in the palace is quite famous.

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 3 kms

Ana Sagar Lake

The breathtaking and gorgeous Ana Sagar Lake is a magnificent artificial lake that is located in the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan, India. This lake, which dries up every year in the summer season, is best visited during the sunsets when the views are extraordinarily marvellous to look at. The sight of the lake from the nearby temple is also particularly enchanting. Do not forget to take a camera to capture the fantastic and heavenly views that you behold here. All in all, a visit to the Ana Sagar Lake is a must when you are in Ajmer, for the beauty of this lake can be enjoyed and cherished with friends and family alike. Today, the Ana Sagar Lake is one of Ajmer's most popular lakes and is also one of the largest lakes that India is home to. The construction of this critical site took place under the purview and instructions of Anaji Tomar, who was the grandfather of the grand and majestic king Prithvi Raj Chauhan. In fact, the lake is named after the king Anaji himself. The lake was founded during the 12th century after a dam was built across the Luni River, as a means to promote a better lifestyle amongst the people. Today, the Ana Sagar Lake is one of Ajmer's most popular lakes and is also one of the largest lakes that India is home to. The Ana Sagar Lake is surrounded by Daulat Bagh Gardens, which is a splendid garden full of vast open spaces and lush greenery, and the Khobra Behroon temple- two popular attractions of Ajmer that tourists prefer to visit along with a day trip to the beautiful lake. The lake is only 13 kilometres away from the main city of Ajmer. An island can be spotted in the centre of the lake. Tourists love to indulge in boating or water scooter rides here. The lake is about 4.4 metres deep and spreads over an area of 12 kilometres.

Experience Time: 2-3 hours

Distance: 2 kms

Durga bagh gardens

Daulat Bagh is a charming garden on the banks of the majestic Ana Sagar Lake, The garden has a delightful background entitled Shimla, which was erected by Maharaja Mangal Singh. The Marble pavilions built in the premises of the Daulat Bagh is a main attraction of the garden besides the beautifully bloomed flowers and tall trees which make the breeze calm and cool. This is an ideal spot for picnic and to relax.

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Distance: 1 kms

Clock Tower

Clock Tower, situated at Church Road, Alwar, is a royal facade of the ancient Rajput reign which gives commanding view of the near by locality.

Experience Time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: 2 kms

Soniji Ki Nasiyan

Soniji Ki Nasiyan, so called the Red Temple, is a Jain temple dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara. Main attraction of the temple is the main chamber, known as the Swarna Nagari "City of Gold", which has several gold-plated wooden figures, depicting several figures in the Jain religion. The temple draws a lot of crowd, especially because of its beautiful architecture and an amazing sculpture of the Universe.

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Distance: 27 kms

Kishangarh City

Called as the marble city of India, Kishangarh city is a tourist spot in itself as the city is famous for it's art and culture, Bani Thani style of painting and the Kishangarh Fort. It is the only place in the world with a temple of nine planets. Khoda Ganesh Ji temple, Kishangarh fort, Phool Mahal Palace, and Gondulav Lake are some of the major attractions of the city.

Experience Time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: 6 kms

Abdulla Khan's Tomb

This splendid memoir was constructed by the two sons of Abdullah Khan and this simple yet elegant tomb is one of the major attractions of Ajmer due to it's historic importance. Designed with four ornamental towers and bended arches the tomb is rectangular in shape built with white marble. Opposite to this is the tomb of Abdullah Khan's wife.

Experience Time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: 2 kms

Taragarh Fort, Bundi

A rather ramshackle fort, with its overgrown vegetation, Taragarh Fort is one of the most famous places in Bundi, Rajasthan. Believed to be the first hill fort of Asia, Taragarh Fort is located on top of the Nagpahri Hill. The typical Rajasthani fort provides a wonderful aerial view of the entire Ajmer city - after a 3 km, 1.5 hours climb. The Miran Saheb ka Dargah was made inside the fort after Miran Saheb sacrificed his life protecting the fort. The highlight of this fort is Bhim Burj - the massive stone towers which house Garbha Gunjan, the huge cannon. Near the site are the large water reservoirs that were used in times of water scarcity.

Experience Time: Around 1 hour

Distance: 43 kms

Roopangarh Fort

A palace and former fortress in the town of Roopangarh, Roopangarh fort has imperial monument with grand exterior and vivacious interiors. The nineteen large rooms of this beautifully renovated and restored fort have been exquisitely decorated to create the royal ambience for the visitors. You may just go and explore the beauty of this war-fort while the fort is open for you to enjoy a royal stay at the heritage turned hotel in the land of kings.

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Distance: 3 kms

City Shopping

The Mahila Mandi, as the name suggests, is meant for the women and is famous for traditional odnis, saris and fancy lehengas. For men who are compulsively dragged along may take a look at the hand tie-dyed turbans (safas) which are widely sold all across Ajmer. Silverware shopping is quite famous as well.

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Distance: 7.5 kms

Prithviraj Smarak

Located on the Taragarh Road in Ajmer, Prithviraj Smarak is a memorial dedicated to the fearless Rajput King- Prithviraj Chauhan. A small area with a massive statue of Prithviraj mounted on a black horse has been marked to pay homage to the great warrior. Besides, the Smarak is perched atop a hill and it offers panoramic views of the valley below.

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Distance: 2.1 kms

Akbari Masjid

Akbari Mosque is situated between Shahjahani Gate and Buland Darwaza on the Ander Kote Road, Ajmer. Made in red sandstones, the shrine is decorated with white and green marbles. Four tall minarets flank the entrance and accentuate the beauty of the mosque. As of now, the mosque also houses a Quranic Educational Institution to provide Islamic education to the kids.

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Mayo College Museum

Housed in Jhalwar House, Mayo College Museum was ideated by Mr. T. N. Vyas and is considered the largest school museum in the world. Spread over 18 rooms in the campus, the entities of the repository have all been donated by old students, teachers, parents or the well-wishers.

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Foy Sagar Lake

Built in 1982 as part of a famine relief project by the English architect Mr. Foy, Lake Foy Sagar is an artificial lake situated on the Foy Sagar Garden Road in Ajmer. One of the popular tourist spots of the city, the lake resonates with peace and serenity and offers a 360 angle view of the neighbouring Aravalli peaks.

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Distance: 1.9 kms

Government Museum

Housed in the premises of the ancient 16th century Akbarês Fort in Ajmer, Government Museum, also known as •Magazineê, boasts of a vast collection of historical artefacts, exhibits, sculptures, miniature paintings and the like. The museum has been divided into several sections- art, archaeology, armoury, crafts, history, miscellaneous etc.

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Distance: 1.9 kms

Sai Baba Temple

Spread over 5 beeghas, Sai Baba Temple is a beautiful temple constructed by Mr. Suresh K. Lal. Situated in Ajay Nagar, the temple was inaugurated in 1999.

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