Ajmer Tour

Ajmer Tour

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Ajmer, Rajasthan

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Location : Rajasthan

Tourist Attractions : Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara.

Festive Attractions : Urs Fair, Pushkar Fair

Best Time To Visit : October To March

Situated in the heart of the desert of Rajasthan, Ajmer is a blend of Sufi culture and Hindu religion. Ajmer has always been a coveted and strategic place for the Rajputs, the Mughals and the Marathas. Ajmer was the seat of administration for the Chauhans till Prithviraj was defeated in 1193 AD by Mohammad Ghauri. It then became a part of the Delhi Sultanate.

Prime Attraction : Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara, Nasiyan (Jain Temple), Govt. Museum, Ana Sagar Lake, Taragarh Fort etc.
Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Ajmer
At the foot of a barren hill, is situated India’s most importan tpilgrimage center for people from all faiths. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khawaja Moinudd in Chisti more popularly known as Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif. The shrine is next only to Mecca or Median for the Muslims of South Asia. Emperor Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to this Dargah from Agra once a year.
Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara, Ajmer
One of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture, this mosque was a Sanskrit college in the 12th century. In 1193 AD Mohammad Ghori destroyed the college and a mosque was built in its place. The mosque is built on pillars and surprisingly no two pillars are a like. The archways are finelyengraved with Kufi and Jughra inscriptions from the Holy Quran (also speltas Koran).
Nasiyan (Jain Temple), Ajmer
This red coloured Jain temple was built in the late 19th century. The wooden gilt in the double storeyed hall depicts scenes from the Jain my thology. The beauty of this temple is widely acclaimed.
Govt. Museum, Ajmer
The Royal palace of Akbar was converted into a museum and today it houses a rich collection of Mughal and Rajput armoury. Some of the fine and delicates culptures of the region have been displayed here. The building itself has been constructed of red sand stone, which have been laid down in a square pattern giving it a fabulous look.
Ana Sagar Lake, Ajmer
This lake was built by Anaji during 1135-1150 AD. Later the Mughal Emperors made additional constructions to beautify the lake. The 'Baradari', a marble pavilion was built by Shah Jahan and the Daulat Bagh Gardens were laid by Jehangir. This lake is located towards the north of Ajmer city.
Taragarh Fort, Ajmer
Taragarh Fort Ajmer
Built in the 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan, the fort gives a bird's eye view of the city. Taragarh Fort or the 'Star fort' is situated on a hill and to reach there, one has to take winding bridle path.
 
 
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