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Ajmer - city of unity

DISTANCE - 389 KM From Delhi
 
CONNECTION
By Air : Ajmer is connected to Jaipur through air.The distance between the two is 146 km and it is the nearest airport.

By Rail : Ajmer 11km is the nearest railhead. Ajmer is also accessible by train, as it is located on the main Delhi-Jaipur-Ahmedabad-Mumbai line. There are different means of transport available to the traveler to move around in Ajmer.

By Road : Good road connections Linked to Ajmer bus city bus service (Every 20 min. a bus is available) . Ajmer is accessible by road from both Jaipur and Delhi. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too.
 
ABOUT AJMER
Ajmer was recognized as a seat of Chauhan power by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th century A.D. Historic Ajmer draws tourists and pilgrims from all over India, as it is an significant center of Hindu and Muslim pilgrimage.

situated on the banks of the Ana Sagar Lake, Ajmer is a desert oasis masked in soothing greens. Known for the Dargah of Garib Nawaz, Ajmer is a well-liked tour destination that showcases the splendid Rajasthan culture.

Ajmer is a assortment of delightful cultures imbibed from the Chauhans, Mughals and the Scindhia rulers.

Ajmer popularly known as Ajayameru or Merwara in the ancient times it reflects all that is religious and sensational about Rajasthan, India. Ajmer has an important place in the history of Rajasthan as it was measured to be a strategically and politically important state in the ancient times.
 
PLACES OF INTERESTS IN AJMER
Mayo College : One of Indian's best public schools situated in the south east of the city. It was founded in 1875 A.D. only for the princes. Each prince along with his entire attendants and an English tutor had his own house in the spacious college grounds covering 81 hectares. Now it is a public school open to all.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra : It is an implausible structure that reflects a blend of Indian and Mughal architectural styles. This is located just behind the dargah of Moinuddin Chisti. It was named thus because it too exactly two and a half days to built it.

Aragarh Fort : It is one of the first fort hills in Rajasthan. It was built by Ajay Pal Chauhan in 1100 AD. It was the site of the military action during Mughal period and later used as a sanatorium by the British. Within it one would come across the palace built by Akbar as his royal residence.

Akbar`s Palace : Built in 1570, Akbar`s Palace now houses the Government Museum that exhibits a rich repository of the Mughal and Rajput armoury, coins, miniature paintings and some exquisite sculptures. This is one of the best places to know more about history of the Ajmer.

Ana Sagar : The Lake was created in the 12th century. The city of Ajmer was a favorite haunt of Mughal Emperor Jahangir who had built a series of white marble pavilions by the Ana Sagar Lake in 17th century. Later he also added a garden to the buildings, Daulat Bagh. The tourists can enjoy a boat ride on this lake.
Foy Sagar : This is another lake that is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the Ana Sagar. Foy Sagar is another artificial lake. It was constructed by Foy the executive engineer in charge of a famine relief project. The lake was thus named after him.
 
RELIGIOUS PLACES IN AJMER
Nasiyan Jain Temple : The temple was built in between 1864 to1865 A.D. It is usually referred to as the Lal Mandir because it was built in red stone. Behind the hall the travelers will come across a Swarna Nagari Hall. Here one will come across gilt-edged wooden representations from Jain mythology. These were created in Jaipur.

Dargah Sharif : This, perhaps, is the most popular tourist destination in Ajmer. It is because of this holy mosque that Ajmer is also called the Mecca of India. It is the final resting place of the Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. It is a sacred place for both Muslims and Hindus.

Shahjahan's Mosque:In the corner of the inner court of the Dargah, is a magnificent building in white marble with a long (30.5) and narrow court having low arcade and delicate carvings with trellis work. It is the most marvellous all the sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.

The Dargah : At the foot of a barren hill, is situated India's most important Piligrimage centre for people from all faith. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, more popularly known as Khwaja Sharif.
 
WHEN TO GO AJMER
The best time to visit Ajmer is in winters (November-February). It can also be visited in the seventh month of the lunar calendar every year when the annual festivals are held to commemorate the death of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
 
WEATHER FORECAST
The sacred town of Ajmer in Rajasthan has a desert weather. Summers are extremely hot and winters are chilly. Summers begin in April and lasts till June with the average temperature hovering around 45'C. Winters set in November and lasts through February. With the monsoon season, the medieval town gets a facelift. The entire area sports a greenish look and the nature looks heavenly.
 
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN AJMER
Ajmer celebrate the festivals with gaiety, joy and traditional rituals. By virtue of being a Muslim majority area, Id and Urs are celebrated with great festive enthusiasm. Hindu festivals such as Teej, Holi and Diwali are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. Explore a world of lavish religious customs and traditional rituals that entice you with their mystic appeal. Festival celebrations in Ajmer and Rajasthan as a whole play a very significant role in brightening up the cultural mosaic of the land of 'martial warriors'. Arid Ajmer springs to life with bright colored 'chadars' that are brought by devoted Muslims from all over India and abroad during the Urs celebrations. These chadars are offered at the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti on the occasion of his death anniversary.
 
FOOD AND RESTURANTS IN AJMER
Tourists can enjoy the flavors of the traditional Rajasthani cuisines in the several restaurants in Ajmer. These restaurants serve not only the traditional Rajasthani cuisine, but also a great variety of other cuisines. Tourists can enjoy the continental fare as well at the many restaurants here. A highlight feature of the Urs fair is the food served during the fair. Tourists can enjoy the most delicious fare at this fair. Huge pots, considered as gifts given by Emperor Akbar are used to cook food during the Urs fair. During this fair, there are multiple eating options in the narrow lanes of Dargah. Colored and palatable Biryanis are the specialties served here. The Halwai-ki-Gali here is famous for its sweets and snacks. Snacks like Kachori (a fried bread with sweet and sour stuffings) and Samosa(a triangular bread with spicy stuffings) are the tasty items served in these Sweets shops. Kerala Restaurant & Southern Stores,  Kajari Restaurant, Hukka Pani, Saheli Restaurant, Madhuwan Restaurant, Pushkar Restaurant etc are some of the famous restaurants serving Indian varieties of cuisine at this religious and marvelous place.

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