Ajmer


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‘Invincible Hill’(Ajaimeru), Ajmer, is one of the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Steeped in history, this city attracts Hindu and Muslim pilgrims and lovers of art.

Historical significance

The founding Chauhan dynasty staved off several invasions by the Turkic Muslim armies before it was finally captured by Muhammad Ghori; it maintained autonomy on payment of tributes. It subsequently came under Mewar, Marwar, Mughal, Maratha, and finally, British rule. It became part of Rajasthan in 1956.

Ajmer :A popular honeymoon destination, and famous religious and spiritual centre also known for its Art and Culture

An oasis wrapped in green hills, Ajmer’s scenic beauty entices honeymooners looking for some exotic scenery.

Ajmer’s architecture incorporates a little of Mughal, Rajput and Maratha styles, making for an interesting cityscape. The Mayo College established by the British, Rajput Forts and palaces, temples, and Muslim dargahs and mosques are examples.

The city is probably best known for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the tomb of the KhwajaMoinuddinChishti, visited by people of all faiths. The Pushkarlake and the Brahma temple attract Hindu pilgrims in the thousands. The lake has several bathing ghats and a dip in the holy lake is much sought after. There are also a couple of museums that showcase the history of the Ajmer district.

Culture

The people are fond of music and good food. Festivals like Teej and Id, and the fairs of Pushkar and the Khwaja’sUrs arepopular. The vibrant curios sold on the roads are delightful. Women wear brightly coloured sarees and men wear white kurta-pajamas with colourful turbans. While walking inalleyways is delightful, visitors would are advised to be careful with valuables.

Climate and best time to visit:

Summers are harsh; best time to visit is October-February.

  • Ajmer-e-Sharif
  • Nasiyan Jain Temple
  • Ana Sagar Lake
  • Taragarh Fort
  • Kasturi silk palace
  • Government Museum