Encircled by the Aravalli Mountains, Ajmer, also known as Ajaymeru, was the city once
ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan. It is an oasis enfolded in the green hills. Ajmer was founded
by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th century AD and continued to be a significant centre
of the Chauhan power till 1193 AD, when he lost it to Mohammad Ghauri. Since then,
Ajmer has been home to several dynasties. At present Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage
centre for the Hindus and Muslims. This city is very famous for the Dargah Sharif-'Tomb
of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti', which is uniformly revered by the Hindus as
well as Muslims. If you want to visit this city, then explore the Ajmer holiday packages
offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get the best offer for trip.
Best Sightseeing Places in Ajmer
Before going for your Ajmer vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during the
The most popular tourist attraction as well as pilgrimage present in Ajmer is the Dargah
Sharif (Holy Dargah). The Dargah entombs the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti,
who came from Persia and committed his whole life towards the betterment of the
destitute and oppressed. It is amongst the most revered Muslim shrines in the country.
So, don't miss a visit to this Dargah during your Ajmer travel.
Nasiyan (Red) Temple:
Also known as Red Temple, the Nasiyan temple is a Digambar Jain temple in Ajmer.
It is a double story hall of the temple, which exhibits a number of gold plated wooden
figures. The figures portray the Jain mythology legends. The hall is adorned with glass
mosaic, gold and silver work, precious stones, etc.
Ana Sagar Lake:
Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after 'Anaji Chauhan' (grandfather of
Prithviraj Chauhan). This scenic lake is located to the north of Ajmer. The lake is
surrounded by Bardari (marble pavilion), which was built by Emperor Shahjahan.
You can visit the Daulat Bagh Gardens situated next to the lake, set up by Emperor
One of the popular forts of Rajasthan, Taragarh Fort was built in the year 1345. This
fort has six gates and houses huge reservoirs of solid rock, and amongst the largest
battlefields, Bhim Burj.
Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra:
A beautiful epitome of Indo - Islamic architecture, it is an old mosque. It is known
that the mosque was built in two and a-half days (Adhai-Din), which led to its name
as 'Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra'.
Best Time for Holidaying in Ajmer
Ajmer enjoys typical desert type weather with very hot summer and cool winters.
The monsoon season covers the city in green. However, the best time of visiting and
exploring the beauty of Ajmer is during the period of "October to March". So, you should
plan your Ajmer trip during this time of the year and enjoy the best of this city.
Must Buy Things from Ajmer
Similar to any other city in Rajasthan, the city of Ajmer is also a shopper's paradise.
There are a number of items in Ajmer, which you will find worth buying. The most
popular items that you must buy from here are genuine antiques, exquisite ornaments,
silver & gold jewelry in authentic as well as contemporary designs, Bandhini (colorful
tie-and-dye Saris) and Ittar (a special form of local perfume). Apart from the normal
shopping markets, you can buy real stuff from the famous annual Urs Fair. In this fair,
you will get to buy some colorful and traditional designs of Ajmer folk artisans like
clothes and other items from Tilonia village. You can also buy Kishangarh miniature
paintings along with wide range of wood crafted products. So, don't forget to buy any or
all of the souvenir items from your Ajmer tour.
Explore Options to Reach Ajmer
Before booking your Ajmer holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach
this city. To know more, read on:
The closest airport to Ajmer is Jaipur Airport, which is around 135 KM away.
Ajmer is situated on the Delhi-Jaipur-Marwar-Ahmedabad-Mumbai line of the Indian
Railways and most trains have stoppage at Ajmer.
The city of Ajmer is very well connected by bus to various cities such as Jaipur, Delhi,
Aligarh, Agra, Bikaner, Chittorgarh Haridwar, Nagaur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.