Known for the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
‘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.
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.
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.
Kishangarh Airport (KQH) is the nearest airport from Ajmer; it’s situated at 27km from the main city. This airport has limited domestic flight availability. However, there is another nearest option Sanganer Airport at Jaipur, which is Approximately a hundred thirty-five kilometres from Ajmer city.
Jaipur airport (JAI) is also well-connected to important Indian metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai and with a few international destinations too. Once you attain at the airport, you can employ a cab to reach Ajmer.
Located within the city, Ajmer Railway Station is a major station of Indian railways lies on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad – Jaipur – Delhi line. Ajmer Shatabdi and Ajmer Rajdhani are a few of the famous trains that run on this route everyday.
The RSRTC runs deluxe and semi-deluxe buses (both AC and Non-AC) connecting Ajmer to close by cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. There are also a few non-public tour operators who run both ordinary and Volvo buses on this route.
Ajmer is excellently linked to all essential cities by highways and well-maintained roads. While driving from New Delhi to Ajmer, take the NH-8 from Dhaula Kuan. Follow the motorway via Gurgaon to Jaipur road. If you don’t want to go through Jaipur city, there is additionally a bypass which you can follow. It takes 2-3 hours to reach Ajmer from Jaipur and 7-8 hours from Delhi.