The city of Ajmer gets its name from Ajay Meru. Roughly translated, it means ‘invincible hills.
Nestled in the Aravallis south west of Jaipur, Ajmer became home to several dynasties. The Mughals in particular, fancied it as their favourite destination due to the presence of the holy Ajmer Sharif Dargah.
Ajmer is home to the famous Dargah Sharif, which houses the Tomb of Garib Nawaz, also known as Moinuddin Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of Sufism. Ajmer is also a sacred city for Hindus and Muslims alike and is renowned for being a centre of history and culture and beauty.
ATTRACTIONS IN AJMER
The Ajmer Sharif Dargah
This is a Sufi shrine which encloses the "maqbara" of Garib Nawaz, the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Built in the 13th century, the shrine is popular among people of all faiths who flock here to have their prayers answered. The shrine has three gates; the main gate or the Nizam gate, the Shah Jahan gate erected by the Mughal Emperor and the Buland Darwaza. Another big draw at this holy shrine is the sacred and scrumptious food that is served to devotees. Cooked in giant cauldrons known as 'degs', devotees gather in throngs to be blessed by this prasad.
Anasagar Lake is a scenic artificial lake, commissioned and built by Arnoraj Chauhan, son of Ajaypal Chauhan, between 1135 and 1150 AD. Arnoraj was also known as Anaji, which gives the lake its name. Many years later, Mughal Emperor Jahangir added his touch to the lake by laying out the Daulat Bagh Gardens near the lake. Emperor Shah Jahan too, contributed to the expansion by building five pavilions, known as the Baradari, between the garden and the lake.
Mayo College is one of India's oldest independent boarding schools, founded in 1875 Mayo College was set up to provide the scions of India's princely states with an education similar to that provided by the Eton College in Britain. The college building is one of the finest extant examples of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.
The Nareli Jain Temple in Ajmer, also known as the Shri Gyandoaya Tirth Kshetra, is situated on the outskirts of Ajmer on the national highway to Jaipur. This modern edifice is celebrated for being a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary architectural styles. It consists of 24 miniature temples in its vicinity. Known as Jainalay, they represent the Jain Thirthankars. The Nareli Jain Temple is an important point of pilgrimage for Digambara Jains.
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Trip to Ajmer and Pushkar from Jaipur
Tour 1 Day
Day trip with private driver from Jaipur to visit the holy cities of Ajmer and Pushkar in Rajasthan.
Golden Triangle with Classic Rajasthan
Tour 20 Days / 19 Nights
With the Golden Triangle and Classic Rajasthan tour you will visit the main attractions of Rajashan and the Golden Triangle in India discover the forts and historic cities of India and include a Jeep Safari in Ranthambore Park and a camel trek throug
Golden Triangle tour with Udaipur
Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights
Golden Triangle tour with extension to Udaipur. With this trip you can visit Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Classic Rajasthan tour
Tour 14 Days / 13 Nights
Rajasthan Classic tour to discover the famous indian cities in Rajasthan as Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Mandawa.
Exotic Rajasthan Tour
Tour 13 Days / 12 Nights
Exotic Rajasthan tour with driver for discover the best of Rajasthan: Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Monte Abu, Jodhpur, Jaislamer, Bikaner and Mandawa
Tour 10 Days / 9 Nights
Rajasthan tour is a tour with driver for discover the main attractions of Rajasthan as Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Mount Abu and Jodhpur. This tour leaves and returns from Jaipur.
Other destinations in Rajasthan
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Often referred to as the Venice of the East, Udaipur is known as the centre for performing arts and crafts in Rajasthan
Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination is also known as Blue City because many houses in old city are colour blue.
Jaipur is Rajasthan’s biggest city also kwow as the Pink City due to the distinct color of its buildings,
Jaisalmer, the desert city, is also called the Golden city thanks to the color it gets from the yellow sandstone
Bikaner ancient caravan city of Rajasthan preserves unaltered the medieval atmosphere and is gathered around the high walls at the limits of the Thar desert.
Ranthambhore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most famous National Parks in India where you can see the tigers.
Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan is famous for its magnificent monuments royal chhatris and glorious palaces.
Ranakpur seen from a distance looks like a green spot with the hills woven one inside the other that preserve the beautifully carved temple of Chaturmukha Adinath Temple.
Capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.
Pushkar is different from any other city in Rajasthan is a magnetic spot and Hindu pilgrimage destination.
Mandawa is a small town located in the heart of the Shekhawati region, in Rajasthan, famous in India for the type of fort and haveli
Tour in Bharatpur Rajasthan with private driver. Tour Bharatpur in Rajasthan
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan located 475 km from Jaipur
Abhaneri is a recommended stop on the way from Agra to Jaipur, a small village famous for the Chand Baori, a spectacular stairwell.
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