Ajmer was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan and it is situated in the
green oasis wrapped in
the barren hills.Ajmer used to be a major center of the Chauhan power
till 1193 A.D. when the Ruler Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed
Ghauri. After Prithwiraj Chauhan Ajmer witnessed dynasties, which came
and left leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and
traditions on the citys history, converting it to an amalgam of
various cultures and blend of Hinduism and Islam.
Today, Ajmer is one of the most significant pilgrimate destination
equally important for Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is
the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Ajmer is very close to Pushkar (11 kms) which is significant for the
famous fair held normally in the month of October/November. Pushkar,
the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a
picturesque lake. The Pushkar lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During
the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.) ,devotes throng in large numbers here
to take a dip in the sacred lake
- Air : Nearest Airport Jaipur is Jaipur (138 kms).
- Rail: Ajmer is connected by rail to Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad,
Barmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mount Abu and to
Bombay Via Ahmedabad.
- Road: Ajmer is well connected by road with Agra (370 km),
Bharatpur (312 km), Bikaner (234 km), Bundi (139 km), Chittaurgarh
(182 km), Delhi (444 km), Jaipur (138 km), Jaisalmer (458 km),
Jodhpur (205 km), Kota (178 km), Mount Abu (371 km) and Udaipur (269
- Bus : Rajasthan State Trans. Corpn. Buses connect Ajmer
with the above places.
What to see
Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra, Ana Sagar Lake, Circuit House, Dargah of Khwaja
Moinuddin Chishti, Soniji ka Nasiyan, Mayo College, Swami Dayanand
Saraswati Smarak, Taragarh Fort and the Museum. Pushkar 11 kms, Foy
Sagar Lake 12 kms and Kishangarh 27 kms.
Bhand Sagar Temple 5 km, Camel Breeding Farm 10 km, Devi Kund 8 km,
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary 32 kms, Deshnok's Karniji Temple 33 kms.
Altitude: 486 mtrs.
Best Season: July - March
Mean Max. 38.1 'C
Mean Min. 28.8 'C
Winter Mean Max. 23.3 'C
Mean Min. 5.3 'C
Clothing: Summer light tropical or light Winter Woolen.
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