Land of Composite Culture
Ajmer situated in the green oasis wrapped in the barren hills has been a
witness to an interesting past. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal
Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major center of the
Chauhan power till 1193 A.D,. when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed
Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties, which came and left
leaving behind incredible marks of their culture and traditions on the citys
history, converting it to an melting point of various cultures and blend of
Hinduism and Islam. Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the
Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of
the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti,which is equally revered by the
Hindus and Muslims.
At the foot of a barren hill, is situated Indias most important
pilgrimage center for people from all faiths. It is the splendid tomb of the
Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin 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.
In the corner of the inner court of the Dargah, is a magnificent building
in white marble with a long (30.5m) and narrow court having low arcade and
delicate carvings with trellis-work.It is the most marvelous of all the
sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.
Once the royal residence of Emperor Akbar ,the museum houses a rich
repository of the Mughal and Rajput armour and exquisite sculptures.
A remarkable structure, this is a masterpiece of Indo-Islamic architecture
located on the outskirts, of the city, just beyond the Dargah. As the legend
goes, its construction took two and a half days (Adhai-Din) to complete. It
was originally a Sanskrit college, built within a temple. In 1193 A.D.
Mohhamed Ghauri conquered Ajmer and converted the building into a mosque by
adding a sevenarched wall in front of the pillared hall in just two-and-half
days(adhai-din) and hence the name.
Is 11 km from Ajmer. The lake is situated on the edge of the desert and
surrounded by hills on three sides, is separated from Ajmer by Nag
Pahar-the snake mountain. It is believed that, this lake was created
by Brahma, one of the three Trinities of Hindu religion.
It is one of the most colorful fairs of India. Millions of pilgrims gather
at the lake during the annual cattle fair. Besides trading of horses,
camels, cows and bulls, there are exciting camel-cart races and cultural
events. Cloths, household items and leather goods are for sale during the
fair. On the full moon of Kartik(Nov.) pilgrims take a holy dip in the lake.
By the banks of the Pushkar Lake is the former residence of Raja Man Singh
of Amer, Man Mahal. Presently it is converted to RTDC Sarover Tourist
Bungalow ensuring convenient accommodation to travellers.Pushakar palace (
Kishangarh House) adjoining it is a heritage hotel.
A picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer for who created it
under a famine relief project.
In the north Indian state of Rajasthan.
Rajasthani, Hindi, Urdu, English, Sindhi.
Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's Dargah
By Air : Jaipur
is the nearest airport.
By Rail :
Regular train services link Ajmer with
important cities.Some important train connections are: Gujrat Mail
(Mumbai-Ajmer-Delhi Sarai Rohilla); Jodhpur Mail (Marwar-Ajmer-Jaipur) :
Express(Ahmedabad-Ajmer-Jaipur);Shatabadi Express(New Delhi-Ajmer-New
By Road :
A good network of bus services operate from
Ajmer to key destinations around.
Check In the Accommodations at Ajmer
There are numerous hotels in Ajmer to make your stay in Ajmer a comfortable
and satisfying. Select from the wide range of luxury, deluxe and budgets
Excursion : Delhi
Akshardham Temple -
Memorial To Peace
- By Eric Chord
Rajasthan- The Royal State
- By Shahnawaj Ahmed Ansari
Sambhar Lake - An Abode Of
- By Abhishek Choudhuri
- By Vikas
09 Days / 08 Nights
Delhi - Ajmer - Jaipur...