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Why Travel Ajmer?

Founded by Raja Ajaypal Chauhan in the 7th century AD. A popular pilgrimage destination of Rajasthan, Ajmer is known for the shrine of the great Sufi Sain Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Today the dargah is called as the holy Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The Dargah Sharif has a domed tome of the saint and consists of many white buildings. Akbari Mosque and the huge gate are amongst the most prominent structures inside it. The gate was donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad, whereas the Akbari Mosque was built by the famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. After the divine visit in the shrine, prepare for a beautiful time around Foy Sagar Lake or Ana Sagar Lake.

Ajmer is well connected by road from Delhi and all parts of Rajasthan. It is located on the Delhi-Jaipur-Marwar-Ahmedabad-Mumbai railway line and is well connected by trains. There is a daily train service between Delhi and Ajmer. Rajasthan roadways buses ply to Ajmer from all major cities of the state. Jaipur Airport is closest to Ajmer around 138 kilometres away.

Connectivity :

By Train : Ajmer Junction Railway Station, located on the Delhi-Mumbai railway line, is well-connected to Delhi.

By Air : Sanganer Airport located at Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ajmer. It is located around 132 kilometers from Ajmer. From there, you’ll have to take a Taxi to Ajmer City.

By Road : Ajmer is well-connected to Delhi via road. Both state government transport buses and tourist Volvo bus services are available from Delhi.
Ajmer's cuisine derives much of its spice, excitement and colour from the street food here. The must haves here are the Chaat, Samosa, Kachori and Kadi-Bhujje. These are popular and widespread in Ajmer's street and can be the most enjoyable. Other than these, Ajmer has a number of restaurants which offer various vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

An Ideal Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Ajmer by morning. Freshen up and relax for a while. Later, you can head towards the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Remember to take a scarf or a dupatta to cover your head. After visiting the Dargah, you can head towards the Adhai Din ka Jhopra mosque. The marvellous ruins boast of an exquisite architectural delight, with pillars, domes and platforms. Take a break for lunch; Ajmer is famous for its traditional Rajasthani cuisine. You can also try street snacks or mouth-watering sweetmeats. Head towards the Akbari Fort and museum to feast your eyes at the Mughal architecture and Rajput sculptures. The museum was once the resident of Prince Salim, Akbar's son. Later, wind up your day at the banks of the famous Ana Sagar Lake.
Day 2: After breakfast, you can visit Soniji ki Nasiyan. The Jain Temple is famous for its chamber, the 'Swarna Nagri' or the 'City of Gold' (Ayodhya), depicting the various aspects of Jain ideology. You can later visit the ruins of Taragarh to have a magnificent bird's eye view of the city. Post this, head towards Nareli Jain Temple of lake Foy Sagar. Alternately, you can shop at the local market to your heart's content.
Day 3 You can now head out to Pushkar for a day or two if you still have time or you can go back and visit Pushkar later.

Few Places of Interest

Ajmer Sharif Dargah
Ajmer Sharif is a shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti consisting of white marble building surrounded by two courtyards. It has a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It has been estimated that around 125,000 pilgrims visit the shrine every day.

Taragarh Fort
Taragarh Fort is known as one of the oldest forts in India originally believed to be built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Built on a hilltop, Taragarh Fort offers magnificent views of Ajmer city from above. The walls of the fort are 03 km in circumference and it can be approached by a very steep slope.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda
Built in 1193 by Qutubddin Aibak, the mosque is situated on the lower slope of Taragarh hill. It is noted for its double-depth calligraphy inscriptions in the Naskh and Kufic scripts.

Akbari Fort & Museum
The city's museum, was once the residence of Prince Salim, the son of the Emperor Akbar, and presently houses a collection of Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture. It is a fine piece of Mughal architecture.

Mayo College
Mayo College was founded in 1875 by Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India. It is considered as one of the premier institutes of India and a great center for learning.

Anasagar Lake
This is a historic man-made lake built by Maharaja Anaji around 1135 AD. By the lake is the Daulat Bagh, a garden laid out by Emperor Jahangir. Emperor Shah Jahan later added five pavilions, known as the Baradari, between the garden and the lake.

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