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Ajmer , Rajasthan

Surrounded by the Aravalli range on all sides, Ajmer nestled in the middle of Rajasthan is a place always in demand. Famous for the Ajmer Sharif Darga, it is an epitome of secularism in a predominantly Hindu state. For that very reason, you find faith here. Ajmer, historically forever controversial, has many royal connection to boast about. But its fame is because of its sheer spiritualiam. You will never be able to exit Ajmer without bowing your head to the almighty. The place demands that. Apart from the Dargah, once in Ajmer you have to visit the Taragarh Fort. The giant fort stands guarding the city. It has six gates. The fort also has Miran Saheb ki Dargha who was the governor of the fort and laid down his life in an encounter. It gives a panoramic view of the city situated in Nagpahari of Aravalli ranges. A truly diverse city, the temples of Ajmer such as the Nasiyan temple which is richly adorned by glass mosaic, precious stones, gold and silver work is a breathtaking sight. A very important place to visit once here is the Government museum known as Magazine. This was Akbar’s fort in Ajmer and consists of artefacts which are precious in every way possible. Sculptures, Inscriptions, excavated materials and reserve collection adorn this museum and make it a true treat to all. Jaipur is the nearest airport and ajmer is very well connected by train to other parts of Rajasthan. The best plan is to stay in Pushkar nearby and visit Ajmer by the day. Yet visit you have to as Ajmer is one of those places which you will never be able to quite resist.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 49 mm 1564feet 485197.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Aug-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Akbar's Palace & Museum

    "Small but elegant citadel, built by Emperor Akbar, this palace lures the tourists with its invincible structure. Flanked by two parallel dense walls, this was the place where Jahangir met the British ambassador Sir Thomas Roe. Constructed in the year 1570, this palace is considered as one among the mightiest citadel in the southeast part of Rajasthan. \n\nThe fort walls include a double storied bastion enclosed by a chain of columns held jointly at the top by bends. A hefty foyer in the core of the turret leads into so many rooms, this palace was intended for the emperor and his troops whilst there stay in Ajmer. This magnificient palace serves as an ostentatious way to obtain quixotic and riotous history of Ajmer. \n\nThis impressive structure is transformed into a Museum in 1908, which functions all days of the week except on Fridays. The working hours is scheduled between 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During Mondays the museum witness large crowds, since there is no entry fee on that day. \n\nThe museum holds Hindu figurines that date back to 6th and 7th century, which are the classic reminiscent of Rajput and Mughal reigns. This museum also houses an imposing black marble effigy of Goddess Kali. The Museum exhibits medieval and ancient artillery and arsenals, fabulous paintings and sculptures on stones, which makes the visit very precious."

    Akbar's Palace & Museum

  • Ropangarh Fort

    "A 17th century monument, The Roopangarh Fort was constructed by Maharaja Roop Singh. It has now been successfully changed into a luxurious hotel. The royal ambience and elegance have been skillfully refurbished and it can be experienced from its aesthetically furnished interiors. \nAstonishingly outsized visitor's rooms, regal furniture, and open log fires in wintry weather offers much comfort. The Roopangarh Fort beguiles the viewer with its battlements, olden passageways, armories granaries, jails, and foundries. Pleasant atmosphere, splendid views from the massive terrace and miraculous evenings with intense desert music the excitements are countless. A curious blend of ethnicity and modern amenities provides a memorable holidaying."

    Ropangarh Fort

  • Taragarh Fort

    "Taragarh Fort or 'Star Fort' is the most impressive of structures of city of Bundi in Indian state of Rajasthan. A rather ramshackle fort, with its overgrown vegetation, is located around 39 km from Kota. It was constructed in AD 1354 upon a steep hillside. There are three gateways to the fort, well known as Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Most parts of these impressive gateways are now in ruins. During its heyday, Taragarh Fort was renowned for its tunnels crisscrossing the entire hillside. However, these tunnels are now inaccessible for want of proper maps. The largest of its battlements is the 16th century bastion known as the Bhim Burj, on which was once mounted a particularly large cannon called Garbh Gunjam, or 'Thunder from the Womb'.\nThis erstwhile Chauhan bastion has some huge water reservoirs. These reservoirs were built to store water and supply it to the residents during time of crisis. The reservoirs have been carved out of the rocky base of the fort. Rani Mahal is a small palace within the fort complex, built for the wives and concubines of rulers. The Mahal has, however lost most of its charm as the shine of its spectacular murals and stained glass windows have completely faded away. The fort also has Miran Saheb ki Dargah. He was the governor of the fort and laid down his life in an encounter.\nIt offers a panoramic view of the city of Bundi situated in Nagpahari of Aravalli ranges."

    Taragarh Fort

  • Ana Sagar

  • Durga Bag

  • Foy Sagar

    "Lake Foy Sagar is an artificial lake situated near Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is named after the engineer Mr. Foy, an Englishman, who created it under a famine relief project in 1892. He created it to tackle with harshest conditions of famine under a famine relief project. It appears flat, and offers views of the neighboring Aravalli mountains. The lake is among the tourist spots of the city.\nAt the time when the lake was constructed, the city of Ajmer was known as Ajmere, as can be noticed from the inscription installed at the lake. Its original capacity is 15 million cubic feet, and the water is spread over 14,000,000 square feet (1,300,000 m2)."

    Foy Sagar

  • Tomb of Abdullah Khan

    "The tomb of Abdullah Khan is noteworthy for its simplicity and elegance. This tomb in glittering white marble stands as a magnificient memoir. Situated in a strategic location, this tomb is constructed by the Sayyid brothers as a memoir of their late father. This marvelous marble structure is erected on an elevated platform that can be ascended through four steps. A plain rectangular construction with four towers and burnished arches, its bends are ornamented the tomb has a stunning appearance. \nBuilt in the year 1710 AD, this tomb represents the architecture grandeur of the later mughal era. A plaque in the nearby shrine describes that one more mosque and a patch were put up alongside with this mosque, of which nothing remains. Another imposing structure that lies opposite to this tomb is the crypt of Abdullah Khan's wife, which, nevertheless diminutive, shows a graceful look."

    Tomb of Abdullah Khan

  • Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra

    "English: Adhai Din-ka-Jhonpra The A?h?? Din k? Jhonp??, a Jain temple constructed in 1153 and converted into a mosque by Qu?budd?n Aybak after 1193, is situated on the lower slope of the T?r?garh hill, additions were made to the mosque between 1220 and 1229 by Aikbak's successor, by Shams al-Din Iltutmish. It is also noted for its double-depth calligraphy inscriptions, in Naskh and Kufic scripts . With the exception of that part used as a mosque, called J?ma' Iltutmish (pronounced Altamish locally), nearly the whole of the ancient temple has fallen into ruins, but the relics are not excelled in beauty of architecture and sculpture by any remains of Hindu art. Forty columns support the roof, but no two are alike, and exceptional creativity is shown in the execution of the ornaments.[1]"


  • Anted-ki-Mata Temple

    "A lovely Jain temple which showcases the saints of Digamber sect, Anded ki Mata is renowned not only for its serenity but also as a place of festivity. The annual fair held on Rakshsbandhan day in the month of August, the temple premises turned to be a hub of activities. \nPlaced in a lovely tranquil atmosphere, this temple houses the beautiful Chabutras and Chhatris. The inscriptions on the chhatris are having great historical importance, which shows the rich culture and tradition of the Jain Religion. The usual calm and quite ambience of this pretty shrine would be flooded with colourful gathering on Rakshabandhan day"

    Anted-ki-Mata Temple

  • Nasiyan Jain Temple (Red Temple)

    "Ajmer Jain Temple, also known as Soniji Ki Nasiyan, is an architecturally rich Jain temple. It was built in the late nineteenth century. The main chamber, known as the Swarna Nagari \"City of Gold\", has several gold-plated wooden figures, depicting several figures in the Jain religion.\nKurt Titze, in his book, \"Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence\" (1998, p. 143), writes on Soniji Ki Nasiyan:[1]\n\"Ajmer's main attraction is - for the Jainas - the prominently situated Nasiayan Digambara Temple, or rather the two-storied Svarana Nagara Hall behind the temple, better known as the Museum. Both the temple and the museum were built and are still owned by the Sony family of Ajmer. The temple, dedicated to Rishabha or Adinatha in 1865, was constructed of red sandstone in a matter of a few years, but it took twenty-five years, from 1870 to 1895, to fashion - by artisans at Jaipur - the thousands of individual parts required to assemble a three dimensional replica of the story of Rishabha in accordance with an old manuscript by Acharya Jinasena.\nThe thought to have such a three dimensional model for eduational purposes occurred to Seth Moolchand Soni, who was born in 1830, only after the completion of the temple. His death in 1891 prevented him from seeing his ambitious work in its finished state.\nIn many Jaina temples one sees painted or figurative representations of the 'five auspicious events' (pancha-kalyanak) in the life of every Tirthankara: conception, birth, renunciation, enlightenment, and salvation (moksha or nirvana). The one at Ajmer, now over a hundred years old, is by far the largest and most artistic plastic representation of that much-loved mythological narrative. A specially designed hall of 24.3 m by 12.2 m had to be build to display it effectively. It is open to visitors of all religions every day all the year round for a very small entry fee.\""

    Nasiyan Jain Temple (Red Temple)

  • Dargah Sharif

    "Dargah Sharif or Ajmer Sharif is a sufi shrine of sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti located at Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.[1] The shrine has the grave (Maqbara) of the revered saint, Moinuddin Chisti.[2]The main gate to the shrine is the Nizam Gate, following which is Shahjahani Gate which was erected by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. It is followed by Buland Darwaza, upon which the Urs flag is hoisted,[3] marking the beginning.The main attraction of the Urs are the kalanders from Mehrauli, called the friends of Gharib Nawaz, walk to Ajmer all the way from Delhi every year. They offer colourful chadders with gold and silver threads."

    Dargah Sharif

  • Kishangarh

    "Kishangarh is a city and a municipality in Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies 18 miles north-west of Ajmer. It is well connected via Indian Railways and National Highway #8. It is the birthplace of the Kishangarh style of painting, which is known for the beautiful depiction of a courtesan known as Bani Thani. In recent years, Kishangarh has come to be known as the marble city of India. It is purported to be the only place in the world with a temple of nine planets."



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