Ajmer is situated in Rajasthan, it is a famous city of North-West India.
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Ajmer is a famous pilgrimage site and well known for Dargah (tomb) of the popular 13th century, Sufi saint Hazrat khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti, who founded the Chishtiya Sufi order. There are number of historic monuments dated back to the Mughal Era. The city is situated 132 km from Jaipur. Every year, Urs Mela is held in this city and dates are fixed according to the lunar calendar.
Ajmer, the sacred secular town was founded in the 7 century by Raja Ajaipal Chauhan and became the famous bastion of the Chauhan Rajputs. The Chauhans dominated the region until 1193 when the city fell into the hand of Muhammad Ghauri. Subsequently, the town witnessed many upheaval until Akbar annexed it to the Mughal empire in 1556. Akbar visited the Dargah every year and his successor Jahangir used the city as a base many times. In fact, Jahangir agreed to see England’s ambassador Sir Thomas Roe and allow English merchants to trade. Ajmer is associated with many important historical events of national importance.
Ajmer is a home of composite culture and traditions. Ajmer had witnessed several kingdoms which left behind their marks on its culture and traditions. Revered by both Hindu and Muslim, the dargah of khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti is visited by Hindu and Muslim both which shows a rare blend of different religions as a symbol of peace and harmony in Ajmer.
Rajasthan is known for its rich culture and traditions. Ajmer which serves to be the fifth largest city of the state is no exception to it. Moreover, Ajmer happens to be the cultural center of Rajasthan which is known for its colorful fairs and festivals. Culture of Ajmer is mainly reflected in its arts, crafts, dance, music, etc. The people of Ajmer and Rajasthan state as a whole are most hospitable and are known for their traditional colorful attires. They are also known for their beautiful folk dance and songs which they mostly perform on the occasion of several festivals and cultural events.
Fairs and festivals of Ajmer draws tourists in high numbers every year. Among the major religious events organized in the city, the Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is the most significant one. Ajmer also host many other religious and cultural events which provide us glimpses of its rich culture and tradition.
Dargah khwaja Sahib: This 13th century Dargah is one of the holiest Muslim Shrines in the country. It is the final resting place of the great Sufi saint – khwaja Moinuddin chishti, the ‘bestower of boons ‘popularly known as ‘Garib Nawaz’ or the ‘protector of the poor’. Millions of pilgrims from all over the world throng into this place to seek the blessings and pay homage to the khwaja, by offering chadars at the grave of the holy soul.
Adhai-Din-ka-jhonpra or “Two and a half day shed”:The relics of an old mosque lies to the west of dargah. It was originally a Sanskrit college with a temple enclosure. It was destroyed by Muhammad Ghauri in 1193.
Magazine: The inner most portion of the fort constructed by Akbar is the most important relic of Mughal history in the city. the main entrance to the building faces naya bazar and is provided with balconies on both the sides.
Rajputana museum: It was set up by the Govt.of India for preservation and study of unique and rare relics collected from the various states of Rajputana.
Circuit house: It overlooks the Ana sagar lake and was formerly the British residency. There is a shrine of swami Dayanand Saraswati the founder of Arya samaj movement who breathed his last at Ajmer.
Prithviraj Chauhan smarak: The memorial on the way to Taragarh fort commemorates Prithviraj Chauhan, the last Hindu emperor of India. A life- size statue of the king is erected amidst well laid -out gardens.
Taragarh Fort Or the start fort : The 7th century fort built by Ajaipal chauhan and It was earlier known as Ajaya- Meru-Drug. It is nearly 2-3 km in circumference and has 9 impregnable gate.
Ajmer is well known for traditional handicrafts industry.
Nearest Airport: Jaipur(131km)
Rail: Ajmer is well connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Allahabad and Lucknow. Railway station in center of the town.
Road:Ajmer Bus Stop is located on the Jaipur Road which is 2 km away from the main town. You can hire a tempo or auto-rickshaw or cycle-rickshaw which connects to the Bus stop.
Tractors, cycle-rickshaws, camel carts, bullock carts and auto-rickshaws are the mode of transportation and characters of every Indian city.
The climate of Ajmer is hot and temperature rises up to 45 degree Celsius in summers. Temperature varies between day and night. The winters are cold and temperature goes down to 10 degree Celsius. It does not rain much even during monsoons.